COUNSELORS

Brenton Shephard is the Bay Life Care and Counseling Pastor and is the director of Bay Life's Pastoral Family Counseling Center. 

Ilene Stubbs specializes in counseling for addictions, marriage, family, and the unique needs of women. She has an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of Net Institute of Addiction. Ilene spent 30 years as an army wife, endured three years of separations due to military conflicts, and practically raised two girls of her own. As a result, she has a wealth of experiences and perspectives that have proven invaluable as a counselor to those with a wide range of needs. 

Genevieve LoCicero is the Breakthrough Groups Coordinator and works with adults with mood disorders, grief issues, PTSD and trauma, marital issues, and other mental health concerns. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and graduated from USF with a BA in psychology, with an MA in professional counseling from Liberty University. She is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a form of psychotherapy that can aid clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, and many other mental and physical conditions. She also uses Gottman Method couples therapy in her work.

Jennifer Hydock is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) specializing in family, teens, and children (individual and group counseling). She graduated from Florida State University with a dual Bachelor's of Science (Psychology and Criminology), and holds an Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. 

John Powell specializes in marriage, family, mental disorders, and addictions counseling. He has an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Oregon, and two master’s degrees in Adult Education from Kansas State University and Professional Mental Health Counseling from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. John is a retired Army officer with 30 years service and over 20 years experience as a lay minister and counselor.