David Sherwood, Ph.D. received his A.B. in psychology from Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio) in 1964, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in 1969. After working in community mental health for 11 years with children, adolescents, and adults, he operated his own private practice for over 30 years in Poughkeepsie, NY. His clinical interests have focused on anxiety and depression, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and managing the normal stresses of everyday life. He uses a mind-body approach, and brings a whole person, spiritual and integrative focus to his work
Tracey RzepkaTracey Rzepka, MS, ARNP, PMHNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner who is Board Certified in Psychiatry and was formerly certified in Adult Health. She has been a Registered Nurse since the age of 18 and has worked in various areas of hospital and outpatient medicine including medical/surgical, orthopedic, women’s health, oncology, Hospice and HIV medicine. She then specialized in the area of Psychiatry in 2001 after realizing that many preventable illnesses were not being prevented because of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. Tracey has a private practice in Sarasota where she helps her clients attain wellness holistically incorporating diet, exercise and spirituality along with medications and psychotherapy. She has served on the mission field in Africa helping communities to learn about HIV – how to prevent it as well as how to counsel and help those who are affected by HIV Disease. She is very happy to assist the women in the Learn to Fish Recovery Program who are struggling to overcome addictions.
John and Karen Wilson
We took a tour of Learn to Fish in 2013. Before our visit, we had very little knowledge about addiction, abuse and recovery. Since that first visit, we have become donors, volunteers, and ministry partners, and continue to look for ways to increase our involvement at Learn to Fish.
We are blessed to be a part of the Learn to Fish family. At LTF, lives are changed on a daily basis. Many times that life change leads to generational change as clients have new hope in their relationships with parents, families and their children. In some cases, lives are literally saved as a result of the programs and counseling provided at LTF. As Learn to Fish partners, we have a front row seat to see God’s miracles.
Karen Tidwell, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Sexual abuse, domestic violence, and trauma are Karen’s specialties. Karen earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a member of the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) and believes that God is the ultimate healer.