About Our Clinicians
Dr. Gina Pazzaglia, PhD, LCSW, LADC
Dr. Gina Pazzaglia, (PhD, LCSW, and LADC) is the owner of Restorative Alternative Wellness, a private counseling and overall wellness practice. She has been treating persons suffering from emotional, physical, and spiritual injuries for over 20 years. She was the Founder and Director of a not-for-profit agency from 1998-2008.
Dr. Gina received her Bachelors in Social Work from Oral Roberts University, Masters in Social Work from University of Oklahoma, and PhD in the Psychology of Health and Behavioral Medicine from Graduate Theological Foundation. She holds the professional credentials of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Board Certified Supervisor for social workers and alcohol and drug counselors, Certified Family and Divorce Mediator, Certified domestic violence counselor, and Ordained since 1999. LCSW #2189 (Oklahoma) LADC #82 (Oklahoma)
Elizabeth K. Brakefield, LPC
Libby Brakefield is a licensed therapist with over 10 yrs experience in treating the complex conditions of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and grief. Mrs. Brakefield’s belief is that therapy should be approached from a holistic perspective to allow for healing of the whole individual…body, mind, spirit, and emotions. Libby utilizes a variety of treatment approaches that focus on the mind and body while providing education on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote wellness. This may include mindfulness/meditation, yoga, exercise, guided imagery, journaling, diet/nutrition, and psychotherapy.
Libby received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and her Master’s in School Counseling from East Central University. She holds the professional credentials of Licensed Professional Counselor. (LPC) Libby also has certifications in School Counseling, Psychology/Sociology, and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2017.
Cindy Torres, LPC
Cindy Torres is an established board licensed professional counselor with 5 plus years in the mental health arena. Cindy has a passion for working with individuals who are struggle with behavioral health issues. Cindy’s experience includes working in crisis situations, group settings, and in day treatments. She is committed to working with individuals from all walks of life and places high focus on autonomy by (putting “you” in the forefront) of treatment which create opportunities for growth in individuals.
Cindy’s work experience has included working with variety of ages from children ranging to adults including the senior population. Cindy loves to learn new ways to treatment individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and anger issues. She recently provided an educational presentation on Communication, to group struggling with physical impairment.
Mrs. Torres received her Master’s in human Relations, CMHC track, from the University of Oklahoma. While at the University, she was issued a Helping Skills certificate, started graduate teaching in HR, and became an Adjunct teacher for OU. She received her Bachelor’s of Science, minor in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. While at this university, she was able to study in the field of Forensic Science and grief in psychology as well as gained an understands Addiction science and Victimology.
About Our Support Team
Corey D. Taylor, MSEL
Corey D. Taylor is co-founder of Yuck-Yay Inc. with Dr. Gina, and is the co-host of many of our workshop. Corey is a consultant as well as a life coach. Taylor is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and has been referenced in three American Who’s Who publications: Who’s Who Among College Students, Who’s Who Among American Educators, and Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals. In November of 2012, Taylor launched the Corey D. Taylor Resiliency Tour, speaking and honoring nominated youth who have overcome great personal and/or academic hardship with his Corey D. Taylor Rising Star Award. Taylor has been a TV talk show host and radio show host. Taylor has also been an adjunct professor at multiple higher education institutions and has published two books to date.
Tiffany Brooks, Office Manager
Tiffany comes to Restorative Alternative Wellness with years of experience and a background of running small businesses. Tiffany specializes in billing and intakes. She has a humorist personality with a kind heart for helping others.
April Woods, Administrative Office Assistant
April has years of management experience and she specializes in education. April has a gentle soul and loves to do what Is best for individuals we serve. April definitely has a good understanding of customer service.
Our lovely rescue greyhound Flora is our supermodel, but she's also the most relaxed and gentle dog you'll ever meet. Always chilled out and affectionate, she does have her own case of PTSD from being a former racing dog. Now she has all the love and attention in the world! (Even if she is still scared of thunderstorms.) She's our fast and furious couch potato, she'll laze around all day but can still hit top speed when she goes outside for a sprint.
Beau is our little fancy boy, he's a Phalene Papillon (a breed variant with floppy ears) who was also a rescue from an OKC-area animal rescue. He'll always be the one to bark out a greeting, but he's very friendly... he just has to announce your entrance! He's a little skittish at first since he's also a rescue, but he loves to come cuddle on the therapy couch when he's allowed to. He's the fluffiest and a little androgynous,
Miss Bossy Cat
Bossy, Boss Baby, Boss Lady, our little feline resident goes by a lot of names, all of which feature her most notable trait: she gets what she wants! She's only been a member of the pack since late July 2018 when she was 8 weeks old, so she's the our youngest resident. She is very social for a cat though, often coming to greet patients (especially cat-lovers). She loves being the center of attention and is even sometimes okay with belly rubs!