Staff Directory

Keith Sims

Keith L. Sims, MA, LMHC, Director

Keith joined Stetson University's Student Counseling Services as a counselor in March 2015 and became Director in August 2021. A Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Keith has extensive experience working with a vast array of performers, including athletes, actors, vocalists and musicians, experiencing mental performance barriers. Keith also has extensive experience working with specific organizations and athletic teams to optimize interpersonal dynamics and universal performance. Additional areas of focus include medical illness/injury and physical disability. As with all Student Counseling Services therapists, Keith is trained to assist individuals experiencing most mental health conditions including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression and trauma response.

The cornerstone of Keith's practice is an individualized acceptance process that leads to an uncovering of one's true self. In his own words, "Backwards is often the way forward."

Contact Keith at [email protected]

Education

  • MA, Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • BS, Physical Education, University of Central Florida

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH12684
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, BAP 85
  • Qualified Supervisor, MHC, MFT
  • Global Citizenship Training at Stetson
  • Safe Zone training at Stetson

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy

Interest Areas

  • Performance Issues
  • Medical Illness/Injury
  • Physical Disability
  • Athletic Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment and Life Transitions
Natasha Ramnauth

Natasha Ramnauth, MA, LMHC, LMFT, Outreach Coordinator and Counselor

Natasha joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in January 2016 and took on the role of Outreach Coordinator in May 2017. Her past work experiences include inpatient mental health programs, community agencies and school-based prevention programs. Natasha has experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families from diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds dealing with various issues including self-esteem, equity issues, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, guilt and shame, stress, relationships and life transitions. As a first-generation college student of immigrant parents, Natasha understands both the importance and pressure of seeking a degree that will lead to a significant career. Her passion lies in helping others to identify their strengths and building the skills to lead a healthy and happy life. One of her favorite quotes is "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

In her role as Outreach Coordinator, Natasha is responsible for coordinating all marketing, events, support and presentations provided to the campus by Student Counseling Services.

Contact Natasha at [email protected]

Education

  • MA, Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • BA, English, Rollins College; Minor: Communications 

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH11475
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Florida, MT2847
  • Qualified Supervisor, MHC, MFT
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • The Body Project Facilitator
  • Gottman Seven Principles Educator
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1
  • Global Citizenship Training at Stetson
  • Safe Zone training at Stetson
  • Adult and Child CPR/First Aid/AED Certified

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Psychoanalytic (Jungian) Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling, The Gottman Method
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Reality Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Interest Areas

  • Family, Couples and Relationship Counseling
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Self-esteem and Body image
  • Strengths & Resilience
  • First-generation college students
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment and Life Transitions
Erika Lohmus

Erika Lohmus, MA, LMHC, Training Coordinator and Counselor

Erika joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in August 2016 and moved into the Training Coordinator role in June 2021. She has worked in a variety of settings including community agencies, schools, inpatient behavioral health programs and a rehabilitative juvenile justice facility for males. For almost 20 years, Erika has assisted individuals and families affected by mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, behavior disorders, substance use, grief/loss, trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Outside of work she is passionate about sports, music, cycling, the outdoors, and social justice. "Even through its difficulties, college was the best four years of my life. I hope to support students through their own developmental journey of self-awareness, resiliency and success."

In her role as Training Coordinator, Erika is responsible for facilitating the training of the Student Counseling Services Graduate Counseling Interns.

Contact Erika at [email protected]

Education

  • MA, Counseling, Webster University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Central Florida; Minor: Sociology 

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH13934
  • Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy, University of Central Florida
  • Qualified Supervisor, MHC
  • Global Citizenship Training at Stetson
  • Safe Zone Trainer
  • Adult and Child CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
  • Mental Health First Aid Trained

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Expressive Therapies

Interest Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Wellness
  • LGBTQIA++
  • Substance Use
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Athletics
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
Tiffany Toussaint

Tiffany Toussaint, MSW, LCSW, Multicultural Mental Health Counselor

Tiffany joined Stetson University Student Counseling Services in August 2021. She hails from the beautiful island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands where she was born and raised. In 2005, she relocated to Daytona Beach, Florida where she attended Bethune-Cookman University and later graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Tiffany's heart for helping others grow into their full potential holistically continued to blossom into a passion for social work. This led to her attain a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida in 2012. Over the years, Tiffany has worked with a number of local agencies to affect change in the lives of many.

Tiffany's passion is working with individuals who have experienced trauma. The goal is to help individuals identify areas of trauma in their lives and empower them to find tools to cope and ultimately heal from the experience. Tiffany is also skilled in working with individuals who experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.

The collegiate experience is a journey that is filled with many challenges; however, this experience has the potential to literally change your life in so many wonderful ways. One of Tiffany's greatest joys is to empower individuals to navigate life's ebbs and flows while attaining and maintaining wellness.

One of her favorite quotes is "When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." Audre Lorde

Contact Tiffany at [email protected]

Education

  • MSW, Social Work, University of Central Florida
  • BS, Criminal Justice, Bethune-Cookman University

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida, SW17240
  • Qualified Supervisor, MSW
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified Trainer
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained Therapist
  • QPR Trainer

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Interest Areas

  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family, Couples and Relationship Counseling
  • Adjustment and Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
Dulce Barrera

Dulce Barrera, MA, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern, Counselor

Dulce joined Stetson University Counseling Services in August of 2020 as a Graduate Counseling Intern. Upon graduation, she transitioned into a staff role as the Part-time Multicultural Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern. In November 2021, She joined our staff as a full-time Counselor. Dulce is of Mexican descent and is fluent in Spanish. She has spent the last eight years both volunteering and working in the non-profit sector empowering immigrants, first-generation students, and working-class families across Central Florida. Her lived experiences as a first-generation student, social worker, social justice advocate and now counselor has inspired her to highlight the dire mental health need within diverse communities of color. Outside of therapy, Dulce enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching scary movies, and exploring the outdoors. She believes there is good in everyone and empowers each student as they take a lead in creating and navigating a life unique for them.

Contact Dulce at [email protected]

Education

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College
  • BA, Social Work, University of Central Florida

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern IMH21384
  • Current Clinical Supervisor:
    Keith Sims, MA,
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Florida, MH12684
  • EMDR Trained Therapist
  • Psychological First Aid Online Training Certificate
  • CALM - Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
  • Baker Act and Suicide Prevention Training Certificate
  • QPR Trainer

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy

Interest Areas

  • First-Generation College Students
  • Undocumented and DACA Students
  • LGBTQIA++
  • Adjustment and Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
Nicole Currie

Nicole Currie, Administrative Specialist III

Nicole joined Stetson University in October 2011 as a part-time office assistant with Stetson Health Services, working with immunizations records for all incoming students. Nicole then joined us as our administrative specialist, providing a professional and welcoming environment as the first contact within Student Counseling Services, maintaining and protecting confidential records, facilitating communication, maintaining budget and supplies and working alongside our professional staff. She is also the Administrative Assistant for Wellness and Recreation, monitoring and maintaining the daily office budgets for all areas within Wellness and Recreation since February 2012.

Nicole enjoys student contact and helping direct them to the proper resources to better assist them. She is also the Founder of the Hatters Helping Hatters Food Pantry, which is located in our office at Griffith Hall and serves on the Poverty and Homelessness Committee at Stetson.

Contact Nicole at [email protected]

Education

  • AS, Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Licensure/Training and Certification(s)

  • Global Citizenship Training at Stetson
  • Safe Zone training at Stetson
  • Adult and Child CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
  • Mental Health First Aid Trained