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Ronald C. Yarbrough, Ph.D., P.A.

Mark D. Moreland, Psy.D.

Sarah E. McDonald, LMHC

Susan Weeks Farnan, Ph.D.

Rebecca Kennedy, Ph.D.

Ross W. Ginkel, Ph.D.

Jennifer Brooks, Ph.D.

Michelle D. Harrison, M.S., LMHC

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Ronald C. Yarbrough, Ph. D., P.A.
& Assocaiates

1576 Airport Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504

Phone: 850-478-3888

Fax: 850-478-0914

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

After hours appointments available.


Meet Our Team

We understand that not every situation is ideal and not everyone has the necessary support to get through the tough times of life. We are there for you. We never want you to feel that you can’t count on us to give you that much needed encouragement when times get rough. We provide an outside perspective on a situation that may be close to your heart.

Ronald C. Yarbrough, Ph.D., P.A.

Ronald C. Yarbrough, Ph.D., P.A.Dr. Yarbrough received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. He completed an internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He was an outpatient Psychologist at what is now Lakeview Center, Inc. There, he developed a multi-modal drug abuse program and was director for several years. Dr. Yarbrough entered private practice in 1974 and has been providing continuous service to the Pensacola Community since 1970. He has served on numerous boards and has been president of the City-County Drug Abuse Commission for four years and president of the Northwest Florida Artificial Kidney Center, Inc. for five years. He has provided consultation to various agencies throughout the Southeast.

Dr. Yarbrough provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults in either individual or family sessions, as well as group therapy. He also provides marital/relationship therapy. Experience and a broad range of services make this a smart choice if you are considering seeing a Psychologist. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and The Florida Psychological Association.

Age 3 & Up Adolescent Issues
School Problems Marital/Relationship Therapy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Past Sexual Abuse
Depression Consultation with Organizations
Anxiety Grief
Psychological Issues with Chronic Medical Problems    

Mark D. Moreland, Psy.D.

Mark D. Moreland, Psy.D.Dr. Moreland has been assisting people in improving their lives in behavioral, emotional and spiritual matters for over 20 years. He returned to school to earn an M.S. and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Moreland is licensed as a psychologist in Indiana and Florida and is in private practice in Pensacola.

Dr. Moreland began working in the field of addiction in 1981. He has worked with addicted individuals and family members in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has worked extensively with long-term recovery issues and co-morbid illnesses, such as anxiety and depression. He has worked in many other areas in addition to addiction, including depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Furthermore, he has worked with trauma issues in individual and in intensive group settings, including adults who have been sexually abused.

Dr Moreland has clinical experience in several areas, including

Age 17+ Addiction
Anxiety Depression
Marital issues Past sexual abuse
Psychological evaluations with children and adults Trauma

Sarah McDonald, Ed.S., L.M.H.C.

Sarah McDonald, Ed.S.Ms. McDonald received an M.Ed. and an Ed.S. in counseling from the University of Virginia. She Holds Clinical Membership In Amhca. Ms. McDonald has provided assertive training and conflict resolution groups to hospital staff. She has been a therapist for intensive outpatient programs for addiction, as well as a program coordinator for a family education program for an adult addiction program. Ms. McDonald provides cognitive based therapy for families who are experiencing depression. She has worked as a therapist for almost 20 years and had a private practice in Virginia as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for several years. She is in private practice in Pensacola as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

In her practice, Sarah works with individuals, couples and families with preventing problems of:

Age 18+
Adolescent substance abuse
Depression Adult substance abuse
Marital problems Anxiety and stress
Sexual abuse (adults abused as children)    

Susan Weeks Farnan, Ph.D.

Susan Weeks Farnan, Ph. D.Dr. Weeks is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she received her Masters degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In practice for the past 18 years and providing service in the local community for over a decade. Dr. Weeks is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and has consulted with a variety of local agencies including the Department of Children and Families' Child Protection Team, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Weeks is experienced working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and she provides psychological evaluations and therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Weeks' therapy focuses on the impact that both thoughts and behaviors have on an individual's sense of well-being and the ability to cope effectively with life stresses.

Dr. Weeks has expertise in a variety of issues, including:

Age 12+
Eating disorders Anxiety/Panic attacks
Stress management Grief
Divorce Women's issues
Behavioral health issues    

Joel K. Fairbanks, Ph.D.

Joel K. Fairbanks, Ph.D.Dr. Fairbanks received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the United States International University - San Diego with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology. He completed an internship at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Fairbanks has served as the director of Youth Residential Services at the Lakeview Center, director of the Samaritan Counseling Center at Baptist Hospital, director of Health Psychology Services for Baptist Hospital and he currently is contracted to provide neuropsychological services tor Baptist Hospital Trauma Services along with psychological assessments for Baptist Hospital's Bariatric Center of Excellence. Dr. Fairbanks has provided consultation services for the state of Florida Department of Health and the Department of Children and Families. He has also taught for several years at Troy State University and the University of West Florida.

Dr. Fairbanks has extensive experience conducting individual, family and group psychotherapy. He has been licensed by the state of Florida since 1991 and specializes in the treatment of children, adults and families with a focus of cognitive-behavioral therapy and reality therapy techniques.

Dr. Fairbanks is well known for his assessment and treatment of

Age 8+
Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder
Adolescent issues
Psychological effects of chronic medical conditions and disabilities

Rebecca E. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Rebecca E. Kennedy, Ph.D.Dr. Kennedy received a B.S. in psychology from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a licensed Psychologist and has worked in a variety or settings with children, adults and families.

Dr. Kennedy moved to Pensacola in 1999 to work at the University of West Florida. There, she has provided outpatient treatment to individuals, couples and groups, crisis intervention assessments, substance abuse assessments and consultation to parents, staff and faculty. Additionally she has presented over 200 educational workshops, taught psychology classes at the graduate and undergraduate level and been extensively involved in the training of new counseling professionals. In 2006, Dr. Kennedy was promoted to her full-time position as Director of Health and Counseling. In this role she is the administrative director of the Student Health Center and Counseling and Wellness Services.

Dr. Kennedy enjoys being a therapist and helping individuals and couples make sense out of what is going on for them. She works with her clients to find ways to either cope with or eradicate the problems or concerns they are struggling with. Her goal is to help individuals and couples avoid when possible, getting into the same painful situations in the future or to simply survive what has happened to them and find ways to move forward and pursue one's passions. In general, her goal is to help people live life well and enjoy it.

Dr. Kennedy has extensive experience in the treatment of

Age 17+
Bulimia and other eating concerns
Family conflicts
Relationship concerns
Sexual abuse
Sexual and gender identity concerns
Sexual assault

Ross W. Ginkel, Ph.D.

GinkelTherapy can be viewed as a way to find more effective ways of dealing with life’s inevitable challenges. Dr. Ginkel’s approach to therapy is to work collaboratively with each of his client’s, taking into account the unique needs of each individual or couple. He is passionate about helping his clients increase self-awareness, enrich their relationships, achieve deeper emotional engagement, and find healthier, more flexible ways of being. Dr. Ginkel works with people from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as people of all abilities, genders, and sexual orientations.

Dr. Ginkel received his B.A. in psychology from Boise State University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University in Portland, OR. He completed his pre-doctoral training at the University of Idaho. Dr. Ginkel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida.

Dr. Ginkel has clinical specialization working in the following areas:

Adolescents 16+
Identity Development
Adults Stress/Anxiety
Couples Death and Loss
Depression   Relationship Issues
Trauma and Abuse    

Theresa Crooke, MA Psychology
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Behavior Analyst

Michelle D. Harrison, M.S., LMHCTheresa received a Bachelor of Arts and MA in Psychology from the University of West Florida. After completing her internship at Lakeview Center school age unit working with families where there were children with varying disabilities, she became and employee of the center, continuing to work with children and families.

Other areas of work included Adjunct Instructor at the Pensacola Junior College, Behavioral Science Department; teaching Family Life Services on divorce recovery, led parenting groups; group facilitator for displaced home makers program; was Social Services Manager and staff supervisor for Catholic Social Services center during the Welfare to Work as part of the Families in Transition program.

For many years Theresa has had a private practice using a Cognitive and Behavioral approach to help individuals and families in relationship building, depression and anxiety problems, personal growth, fears, phobias, and behavioral management issues.

With broad experience in the field of mental health and personal growth, Theresa welcomes anyone looking to make positive life changes.

To schedule an appointment, send us an email or call our office today. We can help and we want to help.