“Within you lies the capacity to heal, become healthy and whole emotionally, spiritually, and socially.”

Palm Coast Counseling

Cynthia Hairston, LMHC

I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 23 years professional experience. I am currently serving Palm Coast and surrounding areas specializing with clients who have histories of PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting skills, and adjustment disorders. Do you desire to be happy, healthy, whole, content with who you are and your place in the world? Do you want to become all you are capable of being? Then I look forward to working with you toward your goals for happy, healthy, and peaceful living. As always, your therapy is tailored to your specific wants and needs

Nancy Russo, PhD, LMHC

I have over 20 years experience in the mental health profession and is currently providing Batterer Intervention Program group sessions. Palm Coast Counseling’s Batterer Intervention Program is a psycho-educational group based upon the Deluth Model, that incorporates power and control dynamics in the curriculum. The program is 26 sessions in length and includes 24 hours of treatment.

Brenda, LMHC, CBIS

I have been devoted to the mental health profession for over 8 years. I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). I specialize in helping adolescents and adults with an assortment of maladaptive behaviors, thoughts and emotions including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, mood swings, anger, irritability, and self-esteem struggles. Correspondingly, I have all-encompassing experience with diagnosis such as Bipolar Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have worked in various mental health settings including Crisis Stabilization and residential facilities applying intensivetherapeutic interventions. My objective is to help my clients redirect and manage their negative and irrational thought patterns, emotions and behaviors utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. I also apply motivational therapy practices to encourage the development of short term and long term measurable and obtainable goals to maximize and achieve positive life fulfillment.

Myra, LMHC

I have experience across a variety of treatment settings including: private practice, outpatient substance abuse and community-based services. Myra enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups in the following areas:

  • Addictive Behaviors and Substance Use Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Crisis & trauma
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Teen Issues; Peer Pressure, Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parent/Child or Partner Relationships

I am eclectic and use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education to individuals age eight and up. A holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. My theory is “I believe that everyone is an expert of their own life. We each have our own strengths and values. Together, we can change our negative thought patterns into a more positive thought pattern. Let us take this journey together to the great possibilities that lie ahead of you.” I also serve as a facilitator for the SMART RECOVERY addictions group.

Treatment Orientation


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. Read More


Strength-based therapy focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures.Read More


Batterer intervention programs are part of a coordinated community response and serve only as an additional tool that the community can use to hold batterers accountable. Read More


Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. Read More 


Trauma-Informed Care is an overall approach, a philosophy of providing care. Some of the key principles of TIC include: Read More


Christian counseling focuses on the care of the whole person, body, soul and spirit. It maintains the values taught in the Bible. Read More


Solution focused, brief therapy is a practical, goal-driven model. SFBT emphasizes clear, concise, realistic goal negotiations. Read More


Marriage counseling, also called couples counseling, is a type of psychotherapy which focuses on issues existing Read More

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Co-owners Ronald and Cynthia Hairston