Ronnie Evans began his career in the United States Military, serving as a Lieutenant in the Army. He resigned his commission after completing college. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from East Tennessee State University and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his internship at Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center and working with Veterans with PTSD.
Mr. Evans' clinical training includes Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Apalachee Center for Human Services, Mario-Citrus Mental Health Center, The Harbor, Greenbrier/Springbrook Hospital, and Clinical Private Practice. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and Nationally Certified Counselor.
Ronnie Evans, along with Dr Gerald Todoroff began Behavioral Health Associates in 2002 in Hernando County. They have enjoyed the practice and have been in the same area since.
Mr. Evans treat clients from aged 18 and up. He has specialties in Counseling Psychology including mood disorders, relationships, career coaching, EAP (Employment Assistant Program), Veterans issues, qualified Supervisor for MHC interns.
Dawn Wever, M.A., LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and earned her master’s degree in
Counseling Psychology from St. Leo University. She has worked with adults, children, families, therapists
and law enforcement for 10+ years statewide. Ms. Wever is passionate about teaching mental health
awareness and effective treatments, communication skills and de-escalation techniques. In her private
practice she specializes in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and relational problems. She combines
cognitive behavioral skills, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and communication
skills to help clients create and utilize effective interventions that work in their individual settings.
Ms. Wever has been the primary instructor and coordinator for the Crisis Intervention Team training for
law enforcement in Hernando county since 2014 and Citrus county since 2016. She designed and
implemented an effective coping skills training program for Hernando County schools, which has been
successfully facilitated in the school setting for the past 5 years. She presented Dialectical Behavior
Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents at the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association’s
Adolescent conferences in 2010 and 2011, Mental Health 101 for the Hernando County Medical
Association in 2014, Mental Health First Aid for the Department of Health in several counties in Florida
from 2014 – 2017, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Therapists for Big Bear Behavioral Health in
2017, and Mental Health for Law Enforcement and Critical Incident Response Training for the Florida
Police Accreditation Coalition conferences in 2018. Ms. Wever also served as the NAMI Hernando
Executive Board Vice President in 2013 and President in 2014.
Anna Buck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She holds a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Auburn University and a
Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt
University. Anna’s clinical training includes: West Florida Community
Care Center, KIPP Academy, Willow Brook Hospice, CDAC
Behavioral Healthcare, and Magellan Health.
She began her career working as a counselor with children and
adolescents in a school setting. She also has experience working in
community mental health agencies as well as with older adults and
military members and their families.
Anna treats clients ages ten and up who present with a variety of
mental health issues. She utilizes Client-Centered Therapy along with
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She
specializes in mood disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss,
W James Striegel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Since 1998, his work experience has included family therapist, a crisis care counselor, mental health and substance abuse counselor and has experienced training and supervising counselors. Mr Striegel has experience counseling adults and children who present with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, anger management, parent skills, weight loss, bipolar disorder, trauma, sexual abuse, alcohol and drug problems, marriage and life problems.
When it comes to marriage counseling, Mr Striegel believes that most marriages can be preserved. He has completed the Gottman Institute Level I training.
Mr Striegel has been trained in traditional psychotherapy and is Certified Practitioner in Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Trauma Resolution.
Mr Striegel is a dedicated professional and is committed to the people he serves.