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Our Clinical Staff

Meet Cordova Counseling Center's clinical staff:

Brett W. Turner, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist in Florida.
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Dr. Turner's areas of specialty include Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. He works with individuals, couples and families, and provides counseling and psychotherapy for a number of concerns including: depression and anxiety disorders, chronic pain management, spiritual and religious concerns, marital and relationship problems, parenting issues, conflict resolution, intensive psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders and medication compliance, and substance abuse disorders. He also offers evaluation services for brain injuries and dementia, psychological diagnosis and treatment planning, learning disability and ADD evaluations for adults and children, gifted evaluations for academic planning, and developmental disorders. Dr. Turner also performs evaluations for criminal and civil matters including competency, insanity, personal injury and disability cases, and he is certified to perform DOT substance abuse evaluations as a Substance Abuse Professional Evaluator. Dr. Turner is also an adjunct professor in Psychology and in Criminal Justice at the University of West Florida. Dr. Turner is also Certified by the International Hypnosis Federation as a Smoking Cessation Specialist. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Florida Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Prescribing Psychologists' Register, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He also utilizes internet and web-based psychological services and therapies.

John E. Bingham, Ed.D., Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida.
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Dr. Bingham specializes in work with individuals, couples and families and has expertise in a number of clinical and forensic areas including: depression and anxiety disorders, marital and relationship problems, conflict resolution, intensive psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders and medication compliance, and substance abuse disorders. He also offers mental health evaluations, juvenile offender and juvenile mental health evaluations and substance abuse evaluations. Dr. Bingham also performs evaluations for criminal and civil matters including competency, insanity, personal injury and disability cases, and he is certified to perform DOT evaluations as a Substance Abuse Professional Evaluator. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Board of Certified Counselors, the International Board of Behavioral Medicine and Psychotherapy, the American Association of Medical Psychotherapists, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

Samuel Taylor M.S., CSAT Licensed Mental Health Couselor in Florida, Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist

Ms Taylor specializes in working with individuals, couples, families, and children, and she is one of only a few Certified Sexual Addictions Therapists (CSAT) in the Southeast, and the only CSAT in Pensacola, Florida. She has expertise in a number of clinical areas including depression and anxiety disorders, marital and relationship problems including infidelity and trust issues, sexual abuse (adult survivors), sexual addiction and co-addiction. As part of her rigorous training in Sexual Addictions she has worked with many prominent researchers and trainers, and she received direct supervision and training from Dr. Patrick Carnes. Ms. Taylor is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She also holds certification as a Master's Addictions Counselor by the NBCC. Other certifications include Board Certified Professional Counselor by the American Psychotherapy Association and most recently she achieved Diplomate status. She is also certified in the State of Florida as a group facilitator for Domestic Violence. Ms. Taylor is a facilitator for the Divorce Recovery Group at Olive Baptist Church, and for Solutions Bible Study on Woundedness, a Division of Abundant Life Ministries. Ms. Taylor maintains a faith-based approach model with an emphasis on Christian Counseling and Spirituality, yet maintains respect for various faith traditions which may be represented.



Melissa Silhan M.S., Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida
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Ms. Silhan is a licensed mental health counselor and certified addiction professional with more than 30 years of experience in substance abuse treatment within a community mental health center setting. Her areas of practice include substance abuse, general mental health, and a variety of training and consulting services in mental health. Clincally she works with individuals, couples and families. Trained in counseling psychology, Ms. Silhan began specializing in addiction treatment in 1974 at Lakeview Center, Inc. She held various counseling and supervisory positions at Lakeview until promoted to the position as Vice President of Drug and Alcohol Services in 1988. In this capacity she assumed responsibility for a comprehensive continuum of care and several new services came on line through the submission and award of proposals submitted by her at the district, state, and federal level.
In 2004 Ms. Silhan transitioned into the newly created position of Vice President of Practice Improvement and Resource Development. Her role in this capacity was to elevate the role of quality improvement, clinical training and the deployment of evidence based practices throughout the organization as well as to identify and seek resources to fill gaps in the existing continuum of care.
In 2006 Ms. Silhan established her own consulting business and is currently providing services to organizations dedicated to the mission of addiction prevention and treatment. She has been active in statewide organizations whose missions include advocacy, public policy, communications and training for the field of addictions. She is a past president of the Florida School of Addiction Studies (Board Member, 1986-1994) and past president of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (Board Member, 1986-2006). She was honored for her contributions to the field in 1998 when she was awarded The Administrator of the Year Award by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Michael Cadwell, M.S., Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida

Mr. Cadwell is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over ten years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. He has considerable experience working with individuals, families, couples and children with a wide range of chronic and acute emotional problems as well as well as years of experience helping others in personal counseling for general life problems. His area of expertise include depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychotic disorders with an emphasis on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, problem solving and development of coping skills. He has also specialized in working with mental health issues in the medical setting and through emergency setting and crisis intervention.