Sandee S. Nebel, MS LMHC, CEDS-S, E-RYT 200
Sandee Nebel is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, a certified eating disorder specialist and approved supervisor (iaedp), a certified and registered yoga teacher and educator, and the founder of the White Picket Fence Counseling Center, LLC.
Along with her private practice at White Picket Fence Counseling Center, Sandee is welcoming new clients in her Clearwater office, where her Better Body Esteem®, provides yoga-based psychotherapy specializing in body image and self-esteem. Contact her today to get started.
Sandee received her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and is a practicum supervisor for students in that program. She devotes much of her time to educate and supervise registered interns working toward state licensure, as well as licensed therapists seeking certification as specialists in treatment of eating disorders.
She is a past-president of The Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida, where she was active on the board of directors since its inception, continuing on as a board member and member of the newly formed central Florida iaedp chapter.
She is a frequent guest lecturer at high schools, universities and colleges and at professional conferences, and she co-facilitated the initial national training webinar for NEDA’s proud2Bme campaign.
Sandee is the past Executive Director of Sunspire Health Hyde Park (formerly called Hyde Park Counseling Center) in Tampa, which at the time treated eating disorders and substance use disorders in women.
Prior to her work at Hyde Park, she was the Clinical Supervisor and Consultant to the Eating Disorders Program and created the Yoga Therapy Program at The Recovery Village. She provided staff trainings in the treatment of co-occurring disorders (eating disorders and substance use disorders) on site and in the professional community.
Sandee draws on her vast experience to provide individual and group training and supervision, consulting, and Better Body Esteem™ workshops for treatment centers, private practice therapists, and yoga teachers.
In Sandee’s own words: “Creating and building White Picket Fence Counseling Center has been most rewarding. Clients have the opportunity to work with me and my well-trained staff of mental health clinicians, along with the dietitians and other therapists who have their private practices here. I am proud of how our clients benefit from the integrative and individualized treatment setting I created.”
Jessica Fortunato, MA
Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
Jessica Fortunato is a registered marriage and family therapy intern working towards licensure. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Houghton College in upstate New York. While there, she minored in family studies, already aware of both the positive and negative impacts families have on individual mental health.
Continuing her education, Jessica completed her graduate program at the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters of Arts in marriage, couple, and family therapy. After completing her practicum at UCF’s Community Counseling and Research Center, she dedicated her graduate internship to working at Total Health Guidance, a private practice that takes a holistic approach to mental health.
Over these hours Jessica has worked with clients to address concerns such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, anger management, identity exploration, conflict resolution, effective communication, and boundary setting within relationships. Jessica currently co-facilitates a therapy group at White Picket Fence Counseling Center for recovery from binge eating disorder.
In Jessica’s own words: “You are not who you’ve become. There is still hope – you can still reclaim your life. I’m here to tell you that a connected life – fully lived – is available for you. It’s yours if you want it. And we can get there together.
Counseling is about a lot of things, but most importantly it’s about finding a safe place to become the best version of yourself, one step at a time. You don’t need to rush the process; you just need to start it. And when you’re ready to take that first step I’m here.”
Georgeanne Little, MS,RD,LD/N
Georgeanne is a licensed and Registered Dietitian. After earning a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition from Florida State University, Georgeanne went on to earn a master’s degree in nutrition from Appalachian State University where she also completed her dietetic internship.
She focused part of her dietetic internship on the treatment of eating disorders by interning at the Renfrew Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is here where she found her true passion in eating disorder dietetics.
Since completing her supervised practice Georgeanne worked as the dietitian with eating disorders, where her role included individual and group therapy for clients struggling with eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. She developed individual nutrition therapy plans for each patient. She also helped patients understand how food works within their bodies and coached them through grocery store and restaurant outings.
She has also served as a clinical dietitian in the outpatient setting at Joyful Nutrition in Winter Park, Florida for over two years, in addition to facilitating groups and client care for clients struggling with eating disorders.
In addition, Georgeanne is a registered dietitian at the Center for Discovery in Orlando Adolescent residential program. Here she works with adolescents from 10-18 years old. She conducts several exposure groups such as kitchen skills and restaurant and meets with clients and families on a weekly basis.
Georgeanne has also served on the Orlando Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics board for the last two years.
Georgeanne uses a non-diet approach to counsel individuals to challenge distorted food beliefs, learn to trust their body with food, eliminate “good” food/”bad” food thinking, and learn how ALL foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle.
Georgeanne loves her work, getting to know her clients, listening to their stories and, most of all, witnessing their progress.
Jillian Sinnamon, BA
UCF Graduate Intern and Community Outreach
Jillian’s passion for eating disorders, body image issues, and mental health brought her to the White Picket Fence Counseling Center team. Jillian has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s and gender studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Central Florida seeking a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with a certificate in marriage and family therapy.
Jillian is currently seeing individual clients and families as well as facilitating groups at White Picket Fence Counseling Center during her graduate-level internship. Jillian has extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with their relationship to their bodies, food and mental health. In addition to working with our team at White Picket Fence Counseling Center for over 2 years in a support role, Jillian also serves as a counselor at Center for Discovery’s residential program in Orlando working with adolescents with eating disorders, offering therapeutic meal support and crisis intervention.
A message from Jillian: “Have you been bouncing from diet to diet looking for answers and results that you just can’t find? Do you feel like it’s impossible to be happy in your own skin? You must be exhausted and ready for a change of pace. I get it. Diet culture and body dissatisfaction surround us but therapy and connection can help you find a way out. I can help you to see that there’s more to life than body and food obsession. I am passionate about helping individuals to recover from eating disorders and body image issues, while helping them to discover freedom with food, body appreciation and self-compassion.”