Reveal the Full Life You Deserve
Evidence-based therapy for children, teens and young adults in Florida with OCD, Anxiety, Tics/Tourette's, and related challenges
In-person and Telehealth Services
"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung
You've spent way too long dealing with unwanted thoughts, compulsions, and discomfort. You feel stuck in a cycle of fear, avoidance, and mistrust of yourself and the world around you. You are ready to let someone in and not feel so alone.
You put everyone else first. You've done everything "right" but it doesn't feel like enough. You don't recognize who you are anymore and you're eager to find yourself again.
You're a badass. You've survived things others haven't. You were strong when you had to be, but it's time for life to finally feel easier.
Whether you're struggling to be the parent you always dreamed you'd be, want to leave distressing memories and feelings behind, or realize your patterns no longer serve you and something HAS to change - we welcome you on your path toward healing and self-discovery.
Together we will re-discover the compassionate, grounded, and whole you that feels buried under worry, stress, fear, and anger. We are ready to help you grow so you can leave your past behind.
Our main goal is meeting you where you are at with the skillset that best aligns with your goals. You're not a one-size-fits all person and neither are we! Let's work together to see who would be the right fit for you Learn more about Katie and Kristy below.
Owner and Licensed Therapist
Katie Buntin, LCSW-QS
I am proud to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor. I have over 8 years of experience working with adults, children, teens, and families. I am formally trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) which is an evidence-based intervention for OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. I am also trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) which is an effective and evidence-based treatment for tic disorders including Tourette Syndrome. I describe my therapy style as compassionately direct with a warm, casual approach. I take a holistic, non-pathological stance toward the human experience. I offer meditation, breathwork, symbolic dream interpretation, shadow work, tarot, and other adjunct exercises to promote introspection, self-awareness, and mind-body-soul connectedness in conjunction with effective, evidence-based modalities like CBT. Authenticity is a value I hold of highest importance. Through authenticity and radical self-compassion, we find purpose and meaning in life. I am unapologetically myself, just as I help my clients explore their true selves based on their own values and purpose. I incorporate mindful self-compassion as a foundational skill as you work to love and accept ALL parts of you as pure, whole, and good. *Katie accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, Oscar, Optum, and UMR. Private pay: $150 per session*
Kristy Conley-Dilworth, LCSW
I’m Kristy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a certified PCIT International Therapist, and Licensed Exceptional Student Educator with the state of Florida. I have 16 years of experience in the school system working with a variety of ages, and 7 years of experience as a mental health therapist, now doing Supervisory work. I have worked with childhood behavioral issues, Autism, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, and Addiction. My therapy approach is “coming home to yourself.” That means being authentic to your true self, valuing your own ideas, and developing trust to allow yourself to love yourself. I believe in compassion, but with boundaries. I believe in focusing on attachment styles and how our past shapes our present selves. I also believe that all are capable of redemption. If your child has behavioral issues, I can help utilizing PCIT therapy. If you are suffering and need to talk to someone, I utilize a variety of therapy modalities. I offer appointments on Saturdays both online and in-person, and support all ages 6+ With me, there's no judgement, just compassion. Because you have held the power all along!
Madison Bessette, MS
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Greetings, I'm Madison. I'm here to tell you that I see you, in all of your wholeness, and it is my joy to walk with you on your journey to discovering your most authentic self. My clients would describe my therapy style as authentic, eclectic, humourous, and friendly, yet direct. I breathe radical acceptance and mindful self-compassion into my work as foundational skills. It is my mission that you walk away loving every part of yourself. I am formally trained in ERP, CBT, DBT and ACT, and I use my skills in an integrative and holistic approach. I also specialize in treating depression, emotional regulation concerns, and relationships with an emphasis on meeting you where you are at. I have extensive clinical knowledge, skills, and experience serving the neurodivergent and LGBTQA+ community. You deserve a safe, nonjudgmental, brave space which I co-create with you as we work to build a strong therapeutic alliance. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy ongoing professional development to stay relevant with current evidence-based practices. Thank you for being here and showing up for yourself. It is my greatest pleasure to see my clients come home to themselves again.
Fringe Counseling Collective serves to assist individuals and families in Florida achieve growth, healing, and wellness. Our therapists are professionally trained in a variety of evidence-based treatments.
OCD & Anxiety
If you are living with OCD, you are familiar with the vicious cycle of intrusive thoughts, distress, and patterns of fear, avoidance and compulsions. OCD is often misdiagnosed or confused with GAD. In Generalized Anxiety Disorder, the constant worry and feeling on edge make life feel exhausting and out-of-control. You may find your relationships starting to suffer and even hobbies feel overwhelming.
Therapists at Fringe are knowledgeable and well-trained in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy (ERP) to expertly guide you toward long-term recovery with skills for life.
Stress, Trauma & PTSD
Sometimes, memories are too painful to face because of trauma or chronic stress. The brain represses, or hides, them away in an attempt to escape discomfort. Eventually this pain starts showing up in the body in the form of anxiety, depression, fear, avoidance, or anger. Trauma therapy aims to confront and heal the parts of you that hide those feelings and memories away, so they no longer feel painful or make the world seem like a terrible place.
Therapists at Fringe are trained in TF-CBT, Written Exposure Treatment, Mindfulness based Interventions, and Somatic Therapy to help you move through toxic stress and trauma.
Families & Parenting
Every family is unique. Whether you're a single parent, have a loving partner, or your family is non-traditional, children do not come with instructions. Parenting is especially difficult when children or teens struggle with behavior or big feelings. You might feel hurt, confused, or disconnected from your family - especially when your own childhood wounds resurface as a parent. Therapy can help the whole family heal with better communication, understanding, and acceptance. Therapists at Fringe are trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, and Supportive Parenting Interventions to help bring peace and healing to your family.
Celebrating Unique Differences
At Fringe, our therapists are neurodivergent-affirming and/or identifying. We do not view neurodivergency as a flaw or illness that needs to be fixed. Instead, we work with you to develop functional skills, reduce shame, guilt, and embarrassment, and learn to live an authentic life mask-free.
Building a Brave Space
We intimately understand the unique stressors facing the beloved LGBTQIA+ community, including increased violence, stigma, and discrimination. At Fringe, we validate all clients' experiences and advocate for a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment, while walking the path with you as allies and members of the queer community.
Grounded, Holistic Balance
Each provider at Fringe has a unique story of their own healing journey toward the integration of the body, mind, and spirit. You may have unique gifts and abilities you are coming into and need help understanding this on a deeper level. Or perhaps you are faced with existential confusion or fear of death and dying. We support those from any walk of faith or spiritual practice reconnect to their highest self.
Research shows that men are significantly less likely to seek treatment for depression, trauma, and anger than women. After all, society sends a strong message about male gender roles that leave little space for men to safely express their true needs and sensitivities. We understand that men's needs are different, but equal, to women's. We skillfully help men come into their own natural power in a value-driven way.
Areas of Passion and Focus
Send Us a Message:
We are located on the first floor in the Semoran Square office building, centrally located in Seminole County near Red Bug Lake Rd and Semoran Blvd. We are about 20-30 minutes from downtown Orlando and the UCF area.
853 State Road 436
Casselberry, FL 32707
Book a Discovery Session
You deserve to feel heard and understood. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation today. This is a great time to ask questions, learn more about what the therapeutic process is like, and gather as much information as you need to decide if we will be a good fit for your unique journey.