Celine Passeri, Psy.D. CEDS-S is a licensed psychologist who graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Dr. Passeri is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and CEDS Supervisor. She specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders and co-occurring mental health illnesses.
She is currently in private practice in Orlando and the Clinical Advisor at Center for Discovery’s Orlando Residential Eating Disorder Program. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings throughout her career, including the Renfrew Center (Residential Eating Disorder treatment center), the Center for Group Counseling, and Florida Hospital for Children (Child and Family Wellness Center). The Child and Family Wellness Center at Florida Hospital for Children was created with the collaboration and expertise of Dr. Passeri to help address the current pediatric obesity crisis in Central Florida. She created its first psychological department to better address and primarily not overlook the presence of eating disorders and body image issues in children and adolescents facing weight struggles.
Dr. Passeri strongly believes in the importance of raising eating disorders awareness and providing specialized treatment. She is one of the leading members of EDNCF (Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida) and, in February 2011, organized the first NEDA walk in Orlando. She and her team will celebrate their 9th Annual Eating Disorders Awareness Walk on October 27th, 2019. She is also one of the founders of the yearly EDNCF scholarship program, which provides eating disorders treatment funds to families and individuals in need. She is a chair member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) for their Central Florida chapter, and currently serves as the Education Chair. In 2020, Dr. Celine Passeri joined the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness team and is currently supporting their vision of hope by taking on the Orlando affiliate co-chair position.
Originally from Saint Martin in the Caribbean, Dr. Passeri is bilingual and provides therapy in both English and French.
Rebecca Dornan is a registered mental health counseling intern in the state of Florida. Rebecca specializes in treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders. She began her journey into psychology at High Point University with a bachelors in psychology with a business administration minor. During her time at High Point University, Rebecca was an undergraduate research assistant to Dr. Li-Barber studying helicopter parenting. Rebecca also gained valuable counseling skills with an internship at United Health High Point and Oak Ridge Military academy. At those two agencies, Rebecca was able to lead and facilitate mentorship programs and group counseling with clients. Rebecca is also a member of the psychology fraternity at High Point University, Psi Chi. Following her undergraduate career, Rebecca, obtained her master in mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy from Rollins College. While at Rollins College, Rebecca was able to work with the Lucy Cross Center for Women & Their Allies. At Lucy Cross Rebecca was able to create and lead the “Me Too” event, which gave the community a chance to discuss what the “Me Too” movement is and how we can help survivors of sexual violence.
During her final year in her Masters program at Rollins College, Rebecca interned at the House Next Door in Deltona, Florida. While at the House Next Door, Rebecca was able to gain experience working with a wide array of disorders, as well as getting trained to work with sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors. Following graduation from Rollins College, Rebecca began working in private practice with Dr. Passeri & Associates. Rebecca currently specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and is working towards her certification to become a certified eating disorder specialist. Rebecca is a member of the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, as well as The Alliance for Eating Disorders. When working with her clients, Rebecca utilizes different techniques and modalities such as her training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral family, family systems, and parts work. Rebecca believes that every client is unique and that therapy should be uniquely tailored to the client and their goals. Rebecca is very passionate about raising awareness in the community about mental health and eating disorders, and continues to be a part of local and international mental health organizations.
Christina Senesi is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and a National Certified Counselor. Christina specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring mental health illnesses, including anxiety, life transitions, depression, and trauma related disorders. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Christina has extensive experience working with children and adults suffering from eating disorders and body image fears.
Christina attended the University of Central Florida where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Throughout her time at UCF, Christina spent time interning at inpatient psychiatric hospitals, working with survivors of intimate partner violence, and facilitating weekly courses to high school students on dating abuse prevention and awareness. Christina went on to receive her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College with an additional certification in College and University Counseling, where she specialized in working with college aged students and the LGBTQIA community. Throughout her time at Rollins, Christina gained experience working in a variety of settings including substance abuse agencies, providing HIV testing to the community, and working in academic advising with undergraduate students on academic probation. She completed her internship at the University of Central Florida's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offering both individual and group psychotherapy to college students of all gender identities. She facilitated diverse groups, including a Body Wellness group as well as organized events and presentations for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA).
Christina has dedicated her work to helping clients presenting with eating disorders and body image issues. Christina has specialized experience working with children, young adults, and adults. She has provided both individual and group psychotherapy. In addition, she ran weekly individual therapeutic meal support sessions with both children and adults suffering from eating disorders. Her ability to build genuine rapport and provide a compassionate clinical environment has helped her clients feel more at ease and able to overcome triggers associated with eating meals. Christina's passion for working with eating disorders stems from her innate belief that her clients are resilient and capable of recovery and she feels honored to provide support through all stages of their recovery process. Christina views herself as a partner walking alongside clients on their journey towards rediscovering themselves outside of their eating disorder and overcoming barriers preventing them from living the life they hope to lead. In her spare time, Christina enjoys exploring nature, trying new local restaurants, and spending time with her dog.
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