FLORIDA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION
A branch of the American Counseling Association
Florida Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (FASERVIC)
The mission of the Florida Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (FASERVIC) is to create an environment that empowers and enables the expression, exploration, development, and research of evolving value issues as they relate to the person, to society, and to the profession of counseling. FASERVIC recognizes the uniqueness that each individual brings to our human race. It is this diversity that enriches us all.
FASERVIC 2020-2021 LEADERSHIP
Ben Harel, President
Ben Harel is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with the state of Florida. He currently works as a Senior Youth Counselor in New Horizons, a school-based substance abuse and mental health prevention program. He has previously worked in adult outpatient, intensive outpatient, and drug court programs and has since shifted his focus to working with adolescents and young adults. His counseling and research interests include wellness, adolescent and family counseling, and interest, attention, and engagement in counseling and education. Ben enjoys reading, exercising, and getting attacked by his cat in his free time.
Heather Geils, President-Elect
Heather Geils is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a nationally certified counselor, and a current doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of Central Florida. Heather’s current research interests include severe and persistent mental illness from a family systems perspective and suicide training guidelines and practices for counselors and educators. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, carpentry, and pretty much anything related to animals.
Joey Jachec, Secretary
Joey Jachec is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with the state of Florida. She currently counsels children and teens at the Children's Advocacy Center of Brevard in Rockledge, Florida. Joey is also a counseling team member of INUA: Partners in Hope, a faith based organization working in Naivasha, Kenya helping at-risk youth. Additionally, she serves as secretary on the board of Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association. Joey is passionate about enhancing access to ethical and equitable counseling for marginalized communities. Topics of interest include trauma-related anxiety and depression, impact of family spiritual/religious beliefs on client wellness and LGBTQ+ issues, suicide prevention, and non-suicidal self-injury. She enjoys traveling, as well as snorkeling, boating, camping, reading...but most of all she loves spending time with family and friends.
Lisa Rickman, Treasurer
Lisa Rickman is a school counselor at University High in Orange City and therapist at Casa Feliz Counseling in Deland specializing in perinatal mental health. Lisa’s research interests include postpartum recovery, expressive arts and trauma work with children & adolescents, and spirituality in counseling. She was a committee leader in her chapter’s Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society and a research assistant for Stetson’s Counselor Education Research Club (CERC). Lisa is the PSI (Postpartum Support International) Support Coordinator for Volusia County. She loves family time, photography, and appreciating life's most beautiful moments.
Crystal Glover, Graduate Student Representative
Crystal Glover is a graduate student at Stetson University earning a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (I&II), Prepare/Enrich, and Trauma-Focused CBT. Crystal is currently an intern at Front Porch Counseling, a private practice in Daytona Beach. She is also a Wellness Advocate for Foundry, a program that helps those transitioning out of foster care. Crystal has a passion for working with young adults dealing with trauma, addiction, co-dependency, and unhealthy relationships. In her free time Crystal enjoys time at the beach, singing karaoke and finding fun DIY projects.