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About Our Therapists


Meet our therapists at Pathways Counseling Center. Find the right partner for your mental health services. We are currently working with patients in-person and via teletherapy from our Spring Hill, Florida offices. 

Meet Our Therapists

Welcome to the Pathways Family

Pathways Counseling Center’s therapy staff is comprised of interesting and diverse people from a variety of backgrounds with a range of experience. We offer counseling services in Spanish and English. Take a moment to meet our staff of therapists introduced below. 

Please Note: All clinicians are licensed in the state of Florida and are independent contractors (for, with or at) Pathways Counseling Center. 

Susanne Hampton Armstrong

Susanne Hampton Armstrong

M. Ed., Ed. S., LMHC

Susanne was born and raised in Florida, attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, and loves her “Gators”! Susanne has been working in the mental health field since obtaining her graduate degree in 1995, and she has been in private practice at Pathways since 2006. She loves children and has dedicated her life to helping children and families be happy, healthy, and successful in today’s challenging society.

Susanne and her husband have a daughter that is the center of their world and keeps them very busy. Susanne believes that families today have a much more difficult time being resilient, but feels that through counseling, they can begin to establish skills and attributes necessary for their lifelong success.

Mymaria Shields

Mymaria Shields


Myamaria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s degree in social work. Since graduating in 2008, Myamaria has been helping people work through challenges and empowering them to live emotionally healthy lives.

Myamaria has experience working with a variety of ages and people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Myamaria enjoys working with children and their families as well as adults. She combines interventions from multiple modalities to help meet clients where they are and really help them grow. She strives to help people be equipped with the tools for healthy relationships and experience the best versions of themselves. Myamaria
would be honored to partner with you on your journey towards wellness.

Natalie Tarr

Natalie Tarr


Natalie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Masters of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. Natalie has been working with children and families since 1999.  She has provided therapeutic interventions and services to children ages 5-18. Natalie utilizes her skills in reality therapy and behavior modification principles in the therapeutic setting.

Natalie is originally from Rhode Island. She moved to Hernando County 20+ years ago. In her spare time Natalie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She travels and enjoys relaxing at the beach whenever possible.

Zoe Lorca

Zoe Lorca


Zoe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Western Michigan University in 1995, Zoe spent
many years working in different areas of the public sector. In 2013, she made a career change and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida in 2015. She has been practicing for eight years in community mental health and received her License in 2013. Zoe enjoys working with clients ranging in age from 14 to 114.

If you are struggling with issues such as substance use, narcissistic abuse, anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm, disordered eating, trauma, grief, or depression, having the self-compassion to seek help is a powerful first step. During your therapy journey, tools from treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing will be used to help you build on your inner strengths and heal old wounds.

Zoe collaborates with you to develop treatment goals and tools that are based on your strengths, situation, and abilities. Zoe believes in a holistic approach to healing, including assessing physical and environmental stressors, as these can have a significant impact on your emotional life.

Shelley Driskell

Shelley Driskell

ma, LMHC

Shelley is originally from Marietta, GA and moved to Florida with her family in 1977. She was a member of the fifth graduating class of F.W. Springstead High School in 1983.

Shelley received her Associate in Arts Degree from P.H.C.C. in 1995. However, she had long felt a calling to help others in a deep and meaningful way and returned to college in 2006 to pursue this dream. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Leo University with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2008 before earning her Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2012.

During her internship and after graduating Shelley worked from 2011-2014 at a psychiatric hospital’s inpatient and outpatient partial hospitalization programs, helping a diverse client population with a wide range of emotional, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Shelley then spent 4 ½ years working at a community mental health agency where she worked primarily with clients engaged in the Hernando County Drug and Mental Health Court programs.

Shelley joined Pathways Counseling Center as an independent contractor in 2018 and enjoys working with adolescents and adults, 13 years and older. She utilizes a variety of treatment approaches tailored to each client and their individual needs. “We all have the resources within us to heal ourselves. Sometimes we just need assistance identifying them and a safe place to find the courage to utilize them.”

A couple of Shelley’s favorite quotes are:

“Mind is everything. What we think, we become.” the Buddha.

“Feelings are messages from our soul – negative ones are a sign that something needs addressing. Not out there – but inside of us.” Unknown.

Sandra Serrano

Sandra Serrano


Sandra Serrano is an (NCC) nationally board-certified (LPC/LPCMH) licensed practicing counselor of mental health specializing in providing therapy for individual adolescents and adults. Sandra is licensed to see clients located in the States of Florida, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Through empathy and understanding, Sandra integrates relational and behavioral models unique to client needs. Her Person-Centered approach with clients allows her to integrate DBT (Dialectical
Behavior Therapy) skills, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, and
Solution-focused therapy to develop their specific therapeutic goals. She has extensive experience working with a diverse population through community mental health, training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavior activation, and Trained in Trauma-Focus Treatment.

Known for her authenticity and curiosity, Sandra creates a caring, safe, and comfortable therapeutic
environment for her clients to freely explore difficult emotions, gently challenge thoughts, experiences, and situations, share their concerns, and believe in the client and therapist’s journey to develop a true
and honest self. These fundamentals create a space for clients where growth, change, and acceptance are achieved.

Anah Emerson-Taylor

Anah Emerson-Taylor


Anah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, seniors, and families. She treats symptoms of anxiety, depression, loss, grief, and relationship problems. She has 10+ years’ experience as a psychotherapist and 20+ years working with clients in directly related mental health services including psychiatric hospitals and outpatient programs. 

Anah utilizes the Solution Focused and Brief Therapy methods. She is a Level 1 practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute. She especially enjoys teaching clients with anxiety and depression the CBT skills which effectively reduces anxiety and depression. Anah believes CBT is a powerful tool clients can easily learn and use to change thinking and behavior. 

She is also a Level 2 Gottman Couples Counselor and also utilizes Willard Harley material with couples when assigning homework between sessions. The grief counseling she provides is informed and based on the work and seminars by Alan Wolfelt. She employs the Family Systems approach when counseling families.

Clients learn early on in the therapeutic process that Anah believes strongly in clients’ resilience and capacity to learn and change. She will partner with them to identify achievable goals and she typically assigns relevant homework between sessions that help clients work towards those goals. This practice in situ is instrumental in developing the clients’ efficacy and ability to tolerate and reduce distress long after therapy sessions have ended.

Anah has been educated and employed in three countries and she says these experiences have shaped her appreciation for different cultures and religions. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology (BA) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a Masters (MA) in Sociology and PhD in Psychology/Sociology from Manchester University in Manchester, England. And a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Indiana University School of Social work. 

Anah has an enduring passion for children’s issues especially reducing gun violence against them and reducing child hunger. She is devoted to women’s issues especially greater representation in the political realm. She values most the people in her family; husband, children, and grandchildren. She loves to travel, read, ride her bike, golf, and garden, and watch her grandchildren perform in their sports and activities.

Marie Sherman

Marie Sherman


Marie was born and raised in New England and lived there until 2022, at which time she relocated to sunny Spring Hill, Florida.
After raising her family, she obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from Salem State College, in 2002.

Her specialty has consistently been “older adults” with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Within this focus, she has also treated clients with various diagnoses including, depression and anxiety. These diagnoses can be accompanied by chronic pain, chronic illnesses, and grief and loss. Aging can be a complicated process!
While supporting a client, she encourages including their support system. This might be the client’s family, friends, or both. When treating a client, Marie believe in treating all aspects of their lives.

Denzie Taylor

Denzie Taylor


Denzie Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with culturally diverse groups, individuals, and families.

Denzie has provided clinical services, including individual and group therapy, to children and adults in an inpatient and outpatient setting and with courts and justice systems. He has a proven record of successful work with adults who are dually diagnosed (substance abuse and mental illness) and is skilled with adolescents who are in residential care.

He is a Qualified Supervisor for social workers pursuing licensure. He currently enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples and use elements of several theoretical modalities.

Originally from St Catherine, Jamaica he moved to Manchester, England at age 15. There, he met his wife in England and moved to the United States in 1996, and became an American citizen five years later. His work with young people in England led him to obtain a post-secondary qualification in Education thinking that he would become a teacher. While he did become a teacher, in math and science for a short while. He eventually went into management of a health project for ethnic minorities. Later, working with people in the court system, and at a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC).  He realized he could be in a better position of helping them if he were able to provide more intensive therapy. Thus, in 2006 he earned an MSW at Indiana University and subsequently worked at a psychiatric hospital and also at a program to stop childhood abuse and neglect and at a CMHC.

In 2013, he moved to Florida and became the Clinical Social Director of staffing at a psychiatric hospital. He is licensed in Florida and joined Pathways Counseling Center as an independent contractor in 2016.

Born a Jamaican and then becoming a Brit, naturally, he is an avid cricket fan (and ex-player) and a Manchester United football fan. He enjoys fishing, golf, and travel.