Katherine A. Lowry, M.S.Ed., LMHC, NCC

Katherine A. Lowry graduated from Clemson University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. She later graduated from the University of Miami in 2005 with a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling. She also graduated from the English Nanny and Governess School and is a Certified Professional Governess. She currently works as a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License number MH 9570), an Ohio Professional Clinical Counselor (License number E.1100007),  and a Certified Polygraph examiner in private practice. Katherine has experience with the court system, having worked directly with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Corrections in the past. She was a Guardian Ad Litem for four years and has done group therapy with parenting, substance abuse, anger management, theft, domestic violence and sexual offenders. 

Currently, Katherine sees children (ages 10 and up), adolescents and adults in individual, couples and family therapy. She works primarily with depression, anxiety, communication skill building, anger management, parenting, sexual and substance abuse addictions, sexual trauma, school and behavioral issues, and gender issues. In 2013 she became a Florida board approved Certified Transgender Care Therapist and helps the Transgender population with their gender identity issues. Recently, Katherine completed her first set of training for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is currently performing this at her practice.

Katherine has memberships with the American Counseling Assoc. (ACA), National Certified Counselors (NCC), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Assoc. for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (LGBTIC), International Assoc. of Addiction and Offender Counseling (IAAPC), and the Assoc. for Adult Development and Aging (AADA).

Please see her add in the Yellow Book and Embarq Book under Counseling - Personal and Family



 Kira Capano Hickman, LMHC 

Kira Capano Hickman graduated from Catawba College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. She then went on to graduate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology.
Kira provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with behavioral, emotional, and developmental issues including ADHD, anxiety and depression, abuse and trauma, stress, adoption and foster care, parenting issues, marital conflict, parental separation and divorce.
Kira has been trained in a number of different treatment modalities, which allow her to cater to the individual needs of her clients. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Method, Theraplay, play therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in building the skills needed to overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma.  She believes in taking the whole person approach to treatment.




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Julie Corbin, M.S., LMFT

Julie Corbin, is a native of North Fort Myers,  spent years leading troubled and urban teens on wilderness trips, facilitating awe-inspiring personal change along the way, before becoming a counselor.  After tiring of living in a tent, she obtained a Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling from Stetson University.  Before joining I-BOS Counseling, Julie worked in community mental health settings helping children, teens and families in crisis and in a school setting promoting optimal adjustment and academic success as well as a play-oriented private practice.

Julie continues to seek change and growth by working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are facing their own difficult transitions. Julie takes a holistic and hands-on approach to helping her clients tap their strengths and identity their on solutions. Julie can work with children as young as 2 together with their families, is conversant in Spanish and specializes in ADHD, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, family conflict, parenting strategies and trauma treatment.  Julie works collaboratively with other treatment providers, both conventional and alternative and other professionals involved in the family system. 




Dr. Gary M. Freudenthal, BA, MA, PsyD, Lic. Hyp. was raised and educated in the Midwest. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in1981, his Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in 1984 and in 1992 was awarded his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at The University of Chicago.  He served his Doctoral Residency at Elmcrest Psychiatric Institute in Hartford, Connecticut and then rounded out his education by serving his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale University Medical School. He fell in love with the East Coast and planted his roots in Connecticut to pursue his career goals and raise his family. 

He became a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in 1995 and served as the Clinical Director of Psychiatric Services at East Haven Counseling Center & Clinical Director of the St. Raphael's Hospital's Institute for Better Health, Eating Disorders Program. Following that he served as Clinical Director of Adolescent Services at Stonington Institute. He moved back to Ohio and held the position of Medical Department Chair at Southern Ohio University for 4 years. Upon his return to CT he became Clinical Director for the New London Community Mental Health Center and served as Director of Geriatric & Dementia Education for Harvest Healthcare. He moved to Florida in 2011.              

Excluding his brief 4 year tenure in Ohio, he owned and operated Private Practices on the beautiful Connecticut Shoreline from 1984 to 2011. Over the years he has consulted for several Geriatric Consultation groups where he has led seminars to educate staff, family and residents on Alzheimers Disease and Dementia. In addition he has helped over a dozen Nursing Homes and their staff transition to Memory Care Centers. He has lectured and led seminars on Psychological Issues and Topics in Treatment, Research and Application in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and Florida. Over the course of his career he has thoroughly enjoyed helping patients across the life cycle ranging from Age Three Years Old to One Hundred and Nine Years Young. 

Since moving to the beautiful and spectacular gulf shores of Ft. Myers, Dr. Freudenthal has had the honor of teaching great, young minds as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Edison State College/Florida Southwestern College. He has taught courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Advanced Psychology, Interpersonal & Social Adjustment and Human Growth & Development at both the Lee and Charlotte Campuses. He has been practicing Psychology and sharing an office with Dr. Stephen F. Scholle, MD, PhD at his Fort Myers Beach Medical Practice at his office Beach Mental Health Services. He is now excited to be joining Katherine A. Lowry, M.S., Ed., NCC along with 6 other Psychotherapists at I-BOS (Inner Belief Outer Strength) Counseling. It will be his honor to be available to assist IBOS in keeping the fine residents of Cape Coral and Ft. Myers and all who reach out for help within Lee, Charlotte and Collier Counties. You will not regret retaining him to help guide you in your Psychological Growth, Enhancement and Evolution. We all can use a little help now and then.          



Bryn Marcus

Bryn Marcus,
studied psychology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania prior to relocating to Florida in 1999, earning a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Sarasota (Argosy University).  He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2006, and in that time he has worked with a wide range of patients (from adolescents to seniors) in both outpatient and inpatient settings, including those suffering from depression and anxiety, anger management, personality disorders, grief and loss and social discomfort. 

"I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on your needs. My office is a quiet, safe place to express your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.”



Anamaria Ryan, LMHC, CAP


Anamaria Ryan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor by the Department of Health in the state of Florida and a Certified Addictions Professional by the Florida Certification Board. She has experience treating mood disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, addiction, co-occurring disorders, family, adjustment, and couples issues. After completing her EMDR training, she is pursuing her certification, and she is also an active member of the EMDRIA association.
Anamaria has passion for helping people achieving their potential and finding solutions to every day challenges. Her training, experience, and eclectic nature allow her to offer you personalized treatment with empathy and compassion.
Anamaria Ryan es una terapeuta de salud mental licenciada por el Departamento de salud del estado de la Florida. Tambien es una profesional en el tratamiento de adicciones acreditada por el consejo de certificacion del estado de la Florida. Ella tiene experiencia tratando transtornos emocionales, de personalidad, de ajuste, de adiccion y co-ocurrentes. Despues de completer su entrenamiento en EMDR, está en el proceso de adquirir su certificacion. Actualmente, ella es miembro activo de la asociacion EMDRIA.
Anamaria siente pasión por ayudar a las personas a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Del mismo modo, ella disfruta colaborandoles con encontrar soluciones a sus retos diarios. Su entrenamiento, experiencia y naturaleza eclectica le permiten ofrecerte tratamiento personalizado basado en empatía y comprensión. 


Donna San Salvador, MA, NCC


Donna San Salvador, MA, NCC is a 1995 graduate from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.  In 2012, she completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University-Sarasota.  Donna also garnered the credential of a National Certified Counselor in 2012.  She is now a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in private practice. 

Donna has been a member of the ACA since 2009 and is a member of the counseling honor society of Chi Sigma Iota. 

Donna has experience working with various agencies including the Salvation Army, Hope Hospice, and Guardian ad Litem.  She has counseled children and adolescents, couples and individuals, as well as families.  Donna works with issues surrounding grief, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, communication skills, anger, and general life adjustments.  She does not take insurance but instead works with clients on a flexible fee basis so that anyone can get the assistance they desire. 

Donna believes that everyone can discover how to be happy and can learn to have enjoyable relationships. She is eager to help others in these pursuits.


Jeanie K. Simpson, M.S., LMHC, NCC, CAP

Jeanie K. Simpson, is a Clinical Supervisor of Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns approved by Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counselors. 

Jeanie graduated from State University of New York, College at Buffalo with a major in Humanities and a minor in Speech Communications.  Following a career in Educational Administration, she returned to study Mental Health Counseling at Barry University in Miami, Florida, graduating with a Masters of Science.  She was first licensed to practice in New Mexico in 1995, and first certified as an addiction professional in 1994.

Her past clinical experiences include being primary therapist for Lee County’s Juvenile Drug Court, employment with the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Lee County Jail, as well as work with child and adult victims of family violence and sexual abuse, and sexual offenders.  Jeanie is experienced with both voluntary and mandated clients, has extensive experience with adolescents, couples, and individuals.  She taught courses for the Florida Keys Community College and for the Florida Addictions Institute.  She has presented at workshops, conferences, has provided in-service training for facility line staff and acted as a Consultant/Trainer to the Navajo Nation.  

Currently, Jeanie is licensed and certified in Florida (MH6192 & CAP1630) and works in private practice.   She provides treatment to individuals (adults and teens 15 +), couples, and families.  Jeanie’s informal style and soothing office environment encourages clients to feel safe and accepted.  She combines a cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approach to help clients improve communication skills, anger management, and to reduce severity of symptoms related to PTSD, stress, anxiety and depression through a highly individualized treatment approach.  She utilizes diverse techniques, including expressive approaches, to help clients access, process, and express thoughts and feelings; and to address inner beliefs about themselves which contribute to their distress.

She also works extensively with clients with addiction issues, both from process disorders (gambling, food, shopping, internet gaming, etc.) and substances (alcohol and other drugs), and collaborates with other treatment professionals to ensure optimal outcomes. 


Eva Smidova, LMFT



Glenna Tibbs, M.Ed., M.Div.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Ordained Minister

Although we are happy for Glenna, it saddens us to report that she will be retiring this year in 2016. She is no longer taking new clients, but if you have seen her in the past, please feel free to contact her.

Glenna Tibbs is an experienced counselor who has been serving communities since 1986.  She completed her B.A. from the University of Kentucky, her Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary, and a Masters in Education with specialties in counseling and education from Lynchburg College. 

Beyond these three degrees, Glenna is also certified as a Gestalt Therapist, Grief Counselor, Communications Consultant, and Spiritual Mentor.  She holds a Florida Mental Health Counselor license.

Her varied background has provided her with diverse skills in assessment and diagnostic techniques, as well as proficiency in various therapeutic modalities such as Rogerian, Gestalt, Behavioral, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality.

In her professional career, Glenna has served as a congregational pastor, hospital chaplain, communications consultant, pastoral counselor, licensed mental health counselor, and college instructor.  She has provided individual, marital and partner counsel, family healing, and group therapy.

Glenna sees each person or couple as unique. She selects from a variety of therapeutic modalities to address specific needs and to enable the healing process within a safe environment and in a timely fashion.