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Meet the Counseling Staff

Counseling Services

Jithin George, LMHC, NCC - Director of Clinical Services

Jithin George grew up in Chicago and worked there as a Counselor for 2 years before moving to Florida. He currently lives in Lake Worth with his wife and 2 beautiful children. Apart from his work as a counselor at Catholic Charities, he is also very involved with a Catholic Youth movement called ‘Jesus Youth’ and its various ministries. He enjoys his work as a counselor and is grateful to the Lord for giving him the opportunity to work with Catholic Charities where he can live out his Catholic calling to the fullest.  Jithin has worked with Catholic Charities since 2018. "I work with children, adults, couples, and families who may be struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, marriage or relationship issues, adjustment issues, and grief."

  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Adult & Youth)
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Bilingual: Malayalam

Wilhelmina (Ineke) Bosman, LCSW - Counselor (Stuart)

Wilhelmina (Ineke) Bosman is originally from the Netherlands. She moved to Florida 27 years ago and loves living in Florida and the work that she does. Ineke has many years of experience as a counselor in both the Netherlands and the United States. She has worked with Catholic Charities since 2005 counseling people of all ages; the youngest being 3 and the oldest being 93. She feels privileged that she can assist people in improving their life and feeling better about themselves while finding their way in this often complex world. She believes that breaking the stigma of Mental Health Issues is important.

  • EMDR Therapist
  • Trilingual: Dutch and German

 

Susana Fernandez, LMHC - Counselor (Riviera Beach)

Susana Fernandez was born in Colombia and grew up in Florida from a young age. She graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling from Barry University. Susana has been working as a counselor for 5 years and joined Catholic Charities in February 2021. Her experience includes working with individuals of all ages who struggled with grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, marriage or relationship issues, family relationships, and adjustment issues. She feels privileged to be working with Catholic Charites to help individuals gain the strength to break through their struggles and move forward in their personal journeys. 

 Bilingual: Spanish 

Roxana Lillian Jafari, Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern (Boca Raton)

Roxana Lillian Jafari was born in Annapolis, Maryland and was raised between New York City and Boca Raton, Florida. Roxana attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminology. Roxana then went on to complete her Master of Arts with Honors in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University in 2020. Roxana has had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples from across the lifespan including, young children, pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, adults, and mature adults; and recognizes the unique challenges each of these life stages poses. Roxana’s experiences include working with blended families, single-parent families, and foster families on issues such as: grief and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, substance misuse, family conflict, parenting disagreements, infidelity, divorce, marital, and pre-marital therapy. Roxana’s therapeutic style is collaborative in nature, offering clients’ a safe, non-judgmental space to work together to get through life’s challenges. Roxana lives in Lantana with her teenage son and is available for both in-person and telehealth therapy at the Boca Raton office.

Manuela Marin, LMHC (Riviera Beach/St. Francis Center)

Manuela is a Florida licensed mental health counselor with several years of experience in the mental health field. She graduated in 2015 from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Throughout the years, she has enjoyed helping clients overcome struggles connected to relationship issues, family conflicts, wounds from childhood, communication problems and other areas of emotional pain. She has also worked with individuals and families receiving services in substance abuse treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and community counseling in homes and schools. She is originally from Venezuela and moved to Florida at a young age. She loves to take weekend trips and create fun memories with family and friends. 

Manuela knows that reaching out for help takes so much courage and vulnerability. She is passionate about helping her clients unpack and work through some of the things that keep them stuck in negative cycles.  She believes in the importance of creating a sense of safety and trust so that you feel comfortable opening up in the therapeutic relationship. She will be there to support and empower you every step of the way. 

Catherine O'Neill - Program Support

Cathy O’Neill has recently joined Catholic Charities counseling support team. She is a bilingual native Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. Prior to starting her career with Catholic Charities, she was a flight attendant for 15 years and a Realtor for 7 years with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service that has been described as “second-to-none” by others. She has followed her passion to protect all stages of life and currently participates in various pro-life organizations. 

Key

  • LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • NCC: Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Registered Intern: Completing state requirements for full independent licensure.
  • *EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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