Counseling Group Miami


The Counseling Group is comprised of some of the most experienced, diverse practitioners in our industry. Each has a unique, extensive background within their area of expertise and was carefully selected because of their shared belief in the power of individualized, compassionate care.

Take a look, and meet the team!

Click below to check out each of our practitioners.

Alma Lovaton Quagliato, LMFT

Chief Clinical Officer

DBT Clinician


Silvia Almeida Vaquero, LMFT

Chief Operating Officer

Kristin Jones, DHSc, LMHC

Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT Clinician


Robert Blackgrove, Psy.D.

Director of Psychological Assessments

Cristina Oliver_LMFT

Cristina Oliver, LMFT

DBT Clinician


Nicole Blank Koles, Psy.D.

DBT Clinician


Eddie Cruz, LCSW, SEP

DBT Clinician

Mina Tarquinio, LMHC

DBT Clinician

Leslie Gil_LMHC

Leslie Gil, LMHC

DBT Clinician

DBT Program Coordinator

Lena Sheffield | Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Lena Sheffield, LMHC, CEDS, MAC

Joy McKenzie | LMFT

Joy McKenzie, LMFT

Dalit Szkolnik, MA, RD, LD, CEDRD


Katherine S. Wald, LCSW, Certified EMDR Therapist

Ellen Samimy, LMHC, Certified Clinical Supervisor