Advisory Board

Riley Arnemann, RMFTI

Riley Arnemann, RMFTI
Joined board March 2023


Riley Arnemann is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in the state of Florida. He has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Masters Level Certificate in Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!!). He has been practicing therapy since 2019. 

Riley is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). He has completed EFT Externship, EFT Core Skills 1-5, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Levels 1 & 2, and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy for Trauma. He regularly attends EFT supervision and consultation groups. Riley is also on the board for EFT of Tampa Bay.

Riley works full-time for the VA where he only sees couples and families. Most of the issues that he treats in relationships are affairs, communication, conflict resolution, feelings of disconnection, co-parenting and parenting disagreements, and conflictual relationships between parents and children. In addition to the VA, he also has his own part-time virtual private practice where he sees individuals, couples, and families.

Areas of specialty:

  • Relationship issues (couples and families)
  • trauma
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • veteran families

Monica Burton

Monica Burton, LMFT
Joined board March 2019

Founder and Director of Monica Burton, LMFT


Monica has been a relationship therapist for over 15 years and in private practice since 2007. She has extensive training in systemic couples and family therapy. She is  also Level 3 Gottman Couples Therapy Method Trained. Monica received her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She is the past president of the Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and has been a speaker at several state conferences on couples therapy and affair recovery. She has also created couples retreats and seminars for the Tampa Bay area. She hosts a YouTube Channel on Relationships and Mental Health and co-hosts a podcast called ShrinksChat on Mental Health issues.


Topics for discussion:

  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Affair Recovery
  • Starting a private practice
  • Self-care

J Osgood

Jan Osgood, MA
Joined board March 2023

School Counselor, Hillsborough County Public Schools


Jan Osgood, MA earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal, Public and Cultural Communications in 2002 and completed her Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from the University of South Florida in 2011. She has worked as a School Counselor in the Hillsborough County School District for over 12 years providing academic, career, and mental health services to high school students. Through her work in the school system, she has seen the need for mental health services and ongoing attention to contextual and systemic factors while supporting youth. She has continually collaborated with community providers and student families to facilitate connections to necessary supports and promote increased access to mental health services. Jan has served as the 504 chairperson for over 10 years and has extensive experience working with students who have disabilities and understands the need for collaboration among providers, school personnel, and caregivers.

Jan decided to pursue her license as a mental health counselor and is currently a registered mental health counselor intern with the state. She sees clients in her virtual private practice and specializes in providing services to youth 13+ and young adults as they are taking steps toward independence and navigating new life circumstances.  Jan is skilled in providing career counseling and advisement within her role as a school counselor, as well as in her private practice. She is passionate about supporting youth in transitioning out of high school to create a path to post-secondary options that align with the student’s values and larger goals.

Topics for discussion:

  • Florida’s public school system
  • School Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Student Services 

Jeanne Peterson, Psy.D., LP

Jeanne Peterson, Psy.D., LP
Joined board March 2019

Tampa Bay Center for Relational Psychology



Dr. Peterson holds a license as a psychologist in the state of Florida and is also a Clinical Fellow and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is an EFT Certified Therapist. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 1992 from the Florida Institute of Technology, completing her internship at the USF Counseling Center. She previously earned a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University (1984) and completed a clinical externship in structural-strategic family therapy through the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago (1987).  She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the American Psychological Association. She is a former state Board Member for the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT).

Her previous clinical experience spans 30+ years and has been in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment facilities, University counseling centers, inpatient treatment facilities, and private practice. She has been a faculty member at the University of Connecticut in their COAMFTE-accredited marriage and family therapy doctoral program, at North Carolina State University in their APA-accredited School Psychology program, and at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP). She also previously served as Dean for the FSPP School of Psychology and was the Program Chair for their APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program. She formerly served as a site visitor for COAMFTE.

 Areas of specialty:

  • Individual Therapy for Adults
  • Couples Therapy
  • Infertility Support
  • Consultation with Parents
  • Working with Substance Abuse for Client or Family Members
  • Providing Supervision for Therapists

Jacqueline Phillips, LMHC, NCC

Jacqueline Phillips, LMHC, NCC

Counseling & Internship Supervisor
Metropolitan Ministries: Counseling & Resiliency Center


Jacqueline (Jackie) Phillips, LMHC, NCC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from the University of the Cumberlands. Jackie hails from the twin-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago and has been living, studying, and working in the Tampa Bay area for over 10 years. She has worked in community mental health serving the homeless population through Metropolitan Ministries since 2016. Her primary concentration during her career has been in providing mental health treatment through individual, family, and group counseling for persons who have experienced trauma. 
Jackie has worked with survivors and families that have experienced domestic violence, grief and loss, PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and other learning and cognitive issues. She has extensive experience in trauma-informed care and provides training and counseling services that promote this modality. Jackie has a passion for training, mentoring, and supervising counselors in training. Jackie is a Person-Centered Counselor, and she utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Gestalt and is fully trained and certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy.


Topics for Discussion:
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Community Mental Health
  • Marginalized or Underserved Populations
  • Supervision & Clinical Training
    Intimate Partner Violence

Sandra Wilkerson, PhD

Sandra Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Joined Board February 2021

Clinical Coordinator, Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc


Dr. Wilkerson graduated from a COAMFTE and CACREP accredited program and has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 15 years. Dr. Wilkerson also became a Certified Addictions Professional in 2004 and is currently a Master Certified Addictions Professional. Dr. Wilkerson received her doctorate degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology after earning an Master of Business Administration and working with Fortune 50 Managed Care Companies as a Utilization Manager. She is a qualified supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy Interns and Mental Health Counseling Interns. Throughout her 20 years in the behavioral health field, Dr. Wilkerson has worked with children, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings. Dr. Wilkerson is Licensed to practice Marriage and Family Therapy in Florida, Kansas and Texas. She is a Clinical Fellow Member of AAMFT and holds a professional membership in NAADAC. She currently serves in a leadership role at the Adult Addictions Receiving Facility through the Agency of Community Treatment Services. This role provides her the opportunity to continue working with individuals and couples as they embark on their journey through early recovery.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Career Exploration
  • Personal Development within Career
    Work-life Balance
  • Couples Therapy
  • Coping
  • Supervision and Training
  • Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Parenting

Allison Zangari, LMHC, LMFT

Allison Zangari, LMHC, LMFT
Joined board March 2019

Tampa Bay DBT Counseling Center


Allison (Allie) Zangari is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples that were impacted by eating disorders and/or substance use disorders. She also has experience working with families and couples impacted by BPD. She works with the entire couple or family system so that healing and growth can occur.

In addition to couples and families, Allie works with adolescents and adults individually who are struggling with anxiety, depression, social difficulties, grief and loss, self-worth, and struggles coping with everyday life or in the midst of life transition. Allison utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy, attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, and experiential therapy techniques such as psychodrama.

In a non-blaming way, Allie assists partners and family members to interact differently with one another and to re-build trust and positive connection and communication. She specializes in couples with infidelity, addiction, eating disorders – she specializes in families where there are behavioral issues in the children or difficulties with managing parenting, consequences, and communication. She addresses the entire family or couple as the “client” and therefore the relationship(s) is the primary area of focus, not just one person. You will look at new ways to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts, as well as heal from past injuries. Often therapy focuses on building or re-establishing satisfying connections between members. 

Allie works with children ages 12 and up, or in the case of family therapy, children ages 7 and up, as well as adults, couples, and families with adult children.

Allie has attended the following trainings:

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Training

Psychodrama 4 day Summer Camp Training

Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy: CORE Skills

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training

Motivational Interviewing and Eating Disorders                                  

EFT and Trauma: Facing the Dragon Together                                

Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy: 4 Day Externship        

Gottman Couples and Addiction Recovery           

Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Training                         

Broken Bonds and Betrayals: Healing Attachment Injuries in Couples


Topics for discussion:

  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy
  • Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Teenager Population
  • Post-graduation, registered internship, and overall future progression of becoming an MFT