Nancy Gordon, LCSW
Founder

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Nancy Gordon

  • Florida Licensed Social Worker SW 7952
  • Qualified Supervisor for Florida Registered Interns and MSW students.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 1980
  • Masters in Social Work   (MSW)
  • Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, Mass.  1984

 

Nancy Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor who has 29 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families in hospital, residential and Community Mental Health Center outpatient settings. She received her MSW training in Boston, lived and worked in Vermont for 30 years and was recruited to the Tampa Bay Area in 2005.  For the majority of the last 21 years, Nancy served as Clinical Director to several programs in Vermont and Florida. She has been supervising and training staff and students for 25 years. Nancy is an accomplished speaker, presenter and trainer locally and nationally on a wide range of clinical topics.

Nancy completed the Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in 1998 and has implemented DBT programs in several settings. She is nationally known for her work in adapting DBT to adolescents and contributed to the book Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents by Alec Miller and Jill Rathus. She is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who has specialized in treating the most seriously disturbed adolescents and their families on issues including suicidal and self harming behaviors, anger and behavioral problems, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and social problems, mood disorders, divorce/separation and grief/loss issues, school problems, ADHD, parent training and she provides an array of therapy.

In February, 2010 Nancy founded Tampa Bay Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TBCforCBT) which is a private practice providing outpatient CBT and DBT therapy for adults and adolescents, clinical supervision for registered interns and MSW students, and agency or community consultations and trainings.  Her mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families by providing access to effective, evidence-based behavioral health treatment.  Her vision is to provide exceptional training, consultation and therapy to clients, therapists and agencies. TBCforCBT offers one of the only fully adherent DBT programs in tri-county Tampa Bay area.


Jennifer Keovongsa, LMHC
Therapist

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Jennifer Keovongsa

Jennifer received her B.A. in Social Work and Spanish from Greenville College in Illinois in 1995.  She achieved her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2010 and was a Registered Intern supervising under Nancy Gordon until receiving her license in 2014.  Jennifer worked for the Alternative Family Program at Gulfcoast Community Care, where she evaluated clients and opened cases for the Neighborly senior center, and was a youth director at a local church for 2 years.  She did her internship at, and then worked for PEMHS (Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services, in Largo) for approximately 3 years in their adult inpatient unit and also in the Family Emergency Treatment Center, an outpatient adult program.  She has been involved in training at TBCforCBT to provide DBT and other evidence-based treatments and continues to attend other, more intensive and advanced trainings.


Sarah Coker, LCSW
Therapist

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Sarah Coker

Sarah received her License as a Clinical Social Worker in 2014 and has been a part of the TBCforCBT team since 2012. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in December 2008.  After that, she pursued and received her Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University in Louisiana. Sarah has worked with clients suffering with severe and persistent mental illness in their homes and on inpatient units.  She has done extensive training at TBCforCBT and other intensive trainings to provide DBT and evidence-based treatments to teens and adults in an outpatient setting.


Valerie Siegman, Registered Intern MHC, MFT
Therapist

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Valerie Siegman

Valerie received her BS in Occupational Therapy in 1986 from the Univ. of Buffalo, NY. She worked for 8  years providing rehabilitation services to clients suffering from neurological injuries at places like the Rusk Rehabilitation Center and NY Hospital.  She received her MA in Mental Health Counseling with a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida in May 2016. During her graduate studies, she did her practicum and internship at TBC for CBT and is now a Registered Intern under the supervision of Nancy and Jeanne Peterson, Psy.D.  She has been involved in many professional trainings including: Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and the Gottman  Couples Therapy Trainings , Levels 1 and 2.  She has been trained in DBT and other evidenced-based treatments at TBC for CBT and is an active member of Practice Ground DBT learning community.  Valerie is the proud mother of Three young adults. She enjoys traveling on hiking trips with her husband of Twenty Five Years.


Leah Smart, RCSWI, MSW
Therapist

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Leah Smart

Leah Smart, MSW, RCSWI joined our team after graduating from Florida State University in August of 2013.  She has experience with social work in hospital settings here and abroad as she did her MSW internship in Dublin, Ireland.  She has worked with younger children and co-leads the DBT group and Family Education and Support Group  while she works towards her license as a Clinical Social Worker.


Savannah Sterns, 
Graduate Student

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Savannah Sterns

Savannah joined us at TBC for CBT in August, 2016 for per practicum and internship as she works towards her degree in Mental Health Counseling with a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida.  She has an extensive 4 year of experience working as a direct care staff member in an adolescent psychiatric hospital unit and is very invested in learning DBT and other evidence-based treatments.