Skye Downey, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Skye Downey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Ms. Downey specializes in working with teenagers and young adults dealing with a wide range of diagnoses such as struggles with life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, as well as grief and loss. Ms. Downey believes therapy is not a one size fits all model, so she aims to meet each client where they are to help them create goals for their specific needs. Ms. Downey predominantly utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and person centered therapy approaches.
Ms. Downey graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During this time, she was a 4 year Division 1 student-athlete on the women’s swim team for the University of North Florida. She then went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. During her time in the Master’s program, Ms. Downey was President of the Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter Honors Society and obtained a certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy.
Ms. Downey’s post-graduate career began at Jacksonville University, counseling various populations with a wide variety of diagnoses, with a specific passion and expertise in student-athletics. Since she was a student-athlete herself, a special enthusiasm lies with helping athletes not only perform to their best ability, but also transition from student-athlete to finding their identity outside of their sport. During her career at Jacksonville University, she assisted in teaching a Freshman level leadership class, as well as assisted in creating and hosting therapy groups for student-athletes that were injured. Ms. Downey believes this type of training and knowledge can be applied to various transitions in life and looks forward to helping her clients work through their mental health concerns to live a happier and healthier life.