ABOUT

Beyond Barriers, Inc. has been working in your local communities  for over 20 years. We understand the challenges that clients may face and we work with them to overcome their obstacles.  We are certified through the Nurturing Parenting Program, National Anger Management Association, and Florida Certification Board. Our Therapists are licensed through the State of Florida.


Chief Executive Officer, Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Charity Williams

Charity Williams is a licensed registered clinical social work intern (ISW 15947). She has a Masters degree in Social Work from Capella University as well as a Masters in Science from Florida State University. She is a certified Nurturing Parenting Facilitator, a Certified Anger Management Specialist, a Certified Batterers Intervention Specialist, a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and also a EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. She is also in the process of pursuing her play therapy certification, trained in TF_CBT, Seeking Safety, and the Duluth Model. She takes a trauma informed approach to her counseling style. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Anger Management Association, the Association of Play Therapy, the Hendry Glades Opioid Consortium, and the Hendry Glades Sexual Abuse Response Team. She has spent the past twenty years working with families in our local communities to help them through their crisis's. She works with ages 5 to 100 in both Fort Myers and Labelle. She takes a multi-methodology approach to counseling with using multiple interventions that suit the clients individual needs. She works to help her clients overcome the barriers that are standing in the way of their journey.

OFFICE LOCATION: Fort Myers and LaBelle

Charlene Gardener
LCSW-QS

Charlene Gardner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2004 and her Master's Degree in Social Work in 2008. She is Child and Adult Trauma trained as well as EMDR Trained. She specializes in the areas of Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorders, and focuses on the use of Mindfulness, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Charlene is also a nationally recognized Nurturing Parenting Trainer/Consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Programs. 

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Denise Reimer
LMHC, M.Ed

Denise Reimer, M.Ed, LMHC, obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and her graduate degree in Education and Counseling from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and did Post-graduate Doctoral work at the University Of Sarasota. She has enjoyed the privilege of helping people problem solve, grow, and heal for over 30 years as a Psychotherapist, Clinical Program Developer, Administrator and Parent Educator.  Denise has extensive experience in treating substance and process addictions, as well as Relapse Prevention. Denise has specialized in working with sexual abuse and trauma victims as a clinician and supervisor.  Over the years she has become proficient at treating Adult and childhood ADHD as well as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and other life problems. Denise has focused on Holistic treatment combining traditional psychotherapy and evidence-based treatment methods with the latest neuroscience information and treatment. Her use of adjunctive treatments such as aromatherapy, chromotherapy, diet change, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques, when appropriate to each person's problem solutions and growth allows her to meet a person’s individualized needs.  Denise will soon have completed her certification in treating the Autism Spectrum Disorders and will be a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. 

OFFICE LOCATION: Fort Myers

Rebecca Sinclair
Ed.D. LMHC -QS

Rebecca Sinclair is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.  She received her Master of Science in Counseling in 1997 from the University of Dayton and her Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in 2016.  She has worked with adults, children, and adolescents in various treatment settings and modalities over the past 25 years. She is invested in keeping current with the most current research in the counseling field. She specializes in the areas of substance abuse treatment and intimate partner violence.  She has worked with intimate partner violence survivors for over ten years and in the substance abuse field for over five years.  Her counseling style is grounded on evidenced based Cognitive Behavior Therapy however it is tailored to include Humanistic Therapy as well.  Rebecca believes that your unique set of beliefs and/or spirituality, and strengths can be put into action for creating solutions and paths to achieve the goals that you have identified for yourself. She is a member of the Association of Family Law Professionals. 

CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Brad Vattilana
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Brad is a Registered Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern with the state of Florida. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. He received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University in 2019. Brad has worked with Adults, Adolescents, children, and couples within various settings. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT); but also incorporates solutions-focused and mindfulness to his counseling style. Brad focuses on being able to find the positivity in situations, and utilizes that to help clients be empowered.

OFFICE LOCATION: Fort Myers

Emerald Williams
Office Manager

Emerald is our office manager. She is currently attending Capella University to receive her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology in 2018 from Nova Southeastern University. She became a certified Moral Reconation Therapy Facilitator in 2020. She, also, became certified in the Duluth Model in 2020. Additionally, she became certified as a Nurturing Parenting Facilitator in 2018. Emerald primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Emerald is a big believer that an individual's thoughts and beliefs are the drivers of a person's emotions and actions. She works with clients to develop an individualized plan to help them reach their desired goals. 

OFFICE LOCATION: Fort Myers