Our mission is to significantly reduce mental health decompensations in the first responder industries. We believe educating these industries on mental health, especially as it pertains to their careers, will create a clear understanding of mental health as a biological system in their bodies and will reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues. Providing clinicians who understand these careers through firsthand experience or through appropriate trainings, will close the gap tragically evident in employee assistance programs or community clinicians. Supporting our American heroes and becoming another first responder’s tool in their toolbox will dramatically reduce the current injustices of depression, addiction, psychological ailments, and suicide plaguing these industries.
We honor their trust and confidence in us as we attend to their needs in an environment of mutual trust and confidentiality.
Command Counseling Center (CCC) was developed due to our exposure in the first responder industry and the obvious gap in psychological support and services provided to our first responders in this country. Morally, we could not sit around and wait for the psychological industry to catch up to the needs of our everyday heroes.
We promise to give you the clinical excellence you deserve. To be present and available to your department or institution around the clock. We promise to absorb and alleviate your psychological concerns and bring happier and healthier staff.
Trauma, PTSD, Substance Abuse
Recovery for sober addicts and families
Trauma, EMDR, First Responder Spouse
School Psychologist, Testing, Children, Adolescents
Trauma, Mindfulness, Depression, Anxiety
Marie G. Gumá was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her family moved to Miami, Florida when she was 3 years old. From a very early age Marie knew she wanted to study psychology and work in the helping profession. She attended Barry University where she majored in psychology. Marie obtained her Master of Science and Doctoral coursework in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University graduating Cum Laude and a member of the Honor Society (PSI CHI).
Marie is a well-known and experienced professional in the substance abuse industry in the United States. She began her career providing psychological therapy to the underprivileged youth in Miami-Dade County. In 2010, she transitioned her career when she became the department head of a detox unit at Mercy Hospital in Miami, Florida. She has spent years building relationships nationally as an executive in the substance abuse field, specifically supporting first responder departments. Since 2013, Marie has been an advocate, educator, resource and clinical consultant for many National Fire Rescue Departments. Key Biscayne’s Fire Chief, Eric Lang, and Marie began to host community educational events on substance abuse in 2015. She has been a trusted resource for clinical support for Davie Fire Rescue, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue, Huntington Beach Fire Rescue, amongst others. She has served as the volunteer Clinical Director for Miramar Fire Rescue since 2016. Marie was a Clinical Response Team member at Coral Springs Parkland Fire Rescue from 2017-2020 and provided support post Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Marie served on the Clinical Management Team for the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative from 2017-2020. Marie was exposed to the obvious gap in psychological support and services provided to our first responders in this country.
“Morally, I could not sit around and wait for the psychological industry to catch up to the needs of our everyday heroes.”
2018 (Nov) Broward Recovery Month - Advocate of the Year 2018
2019 (March) Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department – Team Citation: Clinical Response Team
05-2018 Key Biscayne Fire Rescue- “Mental Health in the Fire Industry”
06-2018 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue- Professional Development – “Enabling in the Fire Industry”
06-2018 Southeast Region Safety Stand down – “Who Are Clinicians and How Do We Complete the Fire Industry?”
07-2018 Miramar Fire Rescue – “Mental Health in the Fire Industry”
07-2018 Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative – “The Fire Industry and Addiction”
08-2018 Florida State Fire College – Mental Health Symposium
09-2018 Orange County Fire Authority Behavioral Health Conference - “Past, Present and Future for mental health in the Fire Industry: How Clinicians were utilized post Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting”
Mental Health Education
Mental Health for First Responders (2018)
Key Biscayne Fire Rescue
Miramar Fire Rescue
Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue
Officer Development/ Don’t Enable your first responders (2018)
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Mental Health for First Responders (2019)
Davie Fire Rescue
Greenacres Fire Rescue
Mental Health for First Responders: Part Two (2019)
Key Biscayne Fire Rescue
Florida State’s 4-Hour Mental Health Minimum Standards: For Recruits and Probation Firefighter/Paramedics (2019)
Miramar Fire Rescue
Coral Springs Fire Rescue Training Academy
Florida State’s 4-Hour Mental Health Minimum Standards: For Recruits and Probation Firefighter/Paramedics (2020)
Boynton Beach Fire Rescue
Mental Health for First Responders (2020)
Riviera Beach Fire Rescue
IAFF Peer Support – 2019
Fema ics - 2020
Brian Murphy is excited to be a part of Command Counseling Center. He is originally from Ohio where he started his career serving the community in a non-profit organization as a group home
manager. After completing his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at The Ohio State University, he relocated to Florida in 2003. He served in Palm Beach County as a Child Safety supervisor while pursuing his dream to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He obtained a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling with an additional
specialty in Marriage and Family Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Brian continued to serve in Palm Beach County by working in local non-profit organizations providing individual and family counseling while he completed his Florida licensure in Mental Health Counseling. He then moved into substance abuse treatment where he treated clients in
detox, residential and outpatient care and was also the Clinical Director of one of Palm Beach County’s largest intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs before moving into full time private practice with his wife, Mariselle in Wellington, Florida at Door of Hope Counseling.
Brian enjoys using his therapeutic skills and unique career and life experiences to help his clients reach their goals and go beyond. His areas of focus include anger management, anxiety, coping skills, depression, family conflict, men’s issues, mood disorders, relationship issues, self-
esteem, stress management, substance abuse, trauma and PTSD. His treatment preferences include Attachment-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion and Experiential focused therapies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family/Premarital/Marital therapies, Group therapy and Strength-based approaches. Brian is also trained in the integration of Biblical spirituality and clinical psychology upon client request.
Elizabeth is a licensed mental health counselor practicing for over 12 years. She works with adults and children 10 years and up on various issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Elizabeth has extensive experience working both with the addicted person and their families. She specializes in acclimating the sober individual through the their recovery process. Elizabeth works with individuals to recognize how patterns from the past are impacting the present and to learn healthy coping skills for managing the difficulties each person is experiencing. She has a warm, empathetic approach to counseling seeking to help each person to feel accepted and understood as they process what currently has them stuck and to work on a path for moving forward.
Danielle Roginski, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from Adelphi University. Her post-graduate training has included Specialized Bereavement Training and Advanced Training in Marriage and Family Therapy/Brief Systemic Therapy.
She has a private practice in Wellington, FL helping adults and couples navigate through significant life transitions, stressors, and traumatic events. She is experienced working with First Responders-firefighters, paramedics, police, 911 dispatchers, nurses, emergency room staff-and their spouses, and has been trained in the Firefighter Culture Clinician Awareness Program. She is a Certified EMDR therapist, a therapeutic method which is highly effective in processing through traumatic events and childhood trauma. She is a vetted clinician with various fire departments and offered EMDR to first responders involved in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Jessica Harrison is a member of the Academy of Clinical Social Workers and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and her Master of Social Work degree from Florida International University.She has worked with individuals in crisis struggling with severe depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, PTSD, suicidality and self-injurious behaviors.
She offers a compassionate, passionate, and integrated approach to psychotherapy. Her style is authentic, nonjudgmental and supportive. She works with individuals in various kinds of distress to both relieve suffering and address the issues causing pain. She works collaboratively with patients to improve self-awareness, develop insight and learn new ways of coping with life stressors to facilitate healing and growth. Jessica works with first responders and is certified through the Clinicians Awareness Safety Program.
Hannah was born and raised in Wellington, Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. After completing her degree, she interned for a local foster home working with many abused and underprivileged children. Her love for children and strong desire to help children led her to further her education. She obtained a Master’s and Specialist degree in School Psychology from Barry University, located in Miami. Then, she interned within various schools as a school psychologist for the School District of Palm Beach County. Upon completion of internship, she became a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a full-time employee for the School District. She loves working with children and helping them in any way she can. More specifically, her treatment with children focus on but are not limited to, anxiety, coping skills, anger management, and behavior management. She also has experience with children living with disabilities, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectually Disabled, Learning Disabled, and Emotionally/Behaviorally Disabled.
Additionally, Hannah comes from a family of active and retired first reposnders. She fully understands the culture of the fire departments and has a strong desire to help first reposnders and their families with their mental health needs.
Margarita is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida with over 10 years of experience in the Counseling and Social Services fields. Margarita specializes in treating adults 18 – 60 yrs. who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma including Loss / Grief. Margarita' s approach is based in the Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy models with integrated Mindfulness. Margarita has also expanded her training in trauma by obtaining her certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional. Margarita’s commitment is to her client's well-being and the their ability to lead a fulfilling and fruitful life.