Meet Our Team

The Body Image Counseling Center is a therapy practice located in Jacksonville, FL. Specializing in eating disorder prevention and recovery, The Body Image Counseling Center has helped hundreds of adults, teens and children successfully heal from eating disorders through counseling and nutrition services. Other counseling specialties include couples counseling, grief counseling, family counseling, anxiety and stress-related counseling. Lori, Liz, Caitlin and Eleni have educated the public through articles, books, workshop and television appearances and have been featured in national magazines and print news.  

Lori Osachy, Clinical Director

Lori Osachy, Clinical DirectorLori Osachy, MSS, LCSW wants to live in a world free from eating disorders and body hatred. A nationally recognized authority in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues, Lori has successfully counseled adults, children and families for over twenty years. She regularly lectures, teaches and is the author of numerous articles promoting eating disorders education among health care professionals and the lay population. She has been featured in several national magazines and is a regular mental health consultant for print news and television.   She received her BA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and her MSS from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research  in Bryn Mawr, PA. 

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Elizabeth Lagasse, RD/N, Certified Intuitive Eating PRO

Elizabeth Lagasse, RD/NI discovered Intuitive Eating when I began training to become a counselor for eating disorder patients. It was love at first sight. Throughout my education and up to that point in my professional career I had a hard time reconciling rigid nutrition doctrine with real-living. Intuitive Eating and the concept of Gentle Nutrition made it all snap into focus for me. I was even more hooked after also discovering Health at Every Size and the concept that weight and health are not as intertwined as is popularly portrayed and that diets are much more harmful than good!

I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor with a BS and MS degree in Nutrition. I have been a practicing Nutritionist for over 16 years, with over 10 years specializing in disordered eating concerns and Intuitive Eating. I was introduced to the field of eating disorders and Intuitive Eating as a member of the University of Florida Eating Disorder treatment team. Other areas of specialization include pediatric nutrition and "picky eaters"/ Division of Responsibility and Medical Nutrition Therapy. I am a HAES friendly and weight neutral dietitian.


Caitlin Wohlscheid, BCBA

Caitlin Wohlscheid, BCBA

Caitlin is a board-certified behavior analyst and her passion is helping parents and kids get along better to create a peaceful environment at home. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a science that uses principles of learning to quickly reduce problem behaviors and increase healthy behaviors that are important in everyday life. 

Caitlin can work with you, your adult child, and/or your minor age children on the following behaviors that may be hurting the quality of family life:

  • Non-compliance
  • Aggression towards others
  • Verbal aggression (screaming, profanities, etc.)
  • Self-injury
  • Eating disorder behaviors (purging, over-exercising, not completing meals, problem behaviors during meals, etc.
  • Communicating wants/needs
  • Engaging in coping skills
  • Completing non-preferred tasks (chores, homework, bedtime routine, etc.)
  • Food acceptance
  • Sleep Training
  • Play/social skills
  • Adaptive skills (hygiene, dressing, eating, cooking, etc.)
  • Accepting “no”
  • Waiting appropriately
  • Transitioning between activities
  • Complying with demands
  • Finishing meals
  • Engaging in healthy exercise

Melissa La Manna, LMHC

Melissa La Manna, LMHCMelissa La Manna is passionate about helping young people overcome anxiety and stress, especially related to school. Her former teaching career makes her uniquely qualified to coach students to face their fears and create balance to overcome anxiety and eating disorders. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Florida and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Melissa has prior experience in elementary school teaching and working with students that have special needs. She currently is program director of the UNF Eating Disorders Treatment team. 

Ashley Kiser, BCBA

Ashley Kiser, BCBAAshley is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, specializing in parent training, behavior management, and skill acquisition. By using individualized plans to accommodate each client’s needs, Ashley utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to facilitate growth in a variety of skill areas.

Ashley’s passion includes giving parents the tools necessary to empower them and facilitate behavior change, as well as guiding individuals through behavioral and emotional challenges to drastically improve quality of life. Ashley believes that children are not a distraction from the most important work; they ARE the most important work.

Some common maladaptive behaviors and areas targeted with ABA therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-compliance with demands/tasks
  • Aggression towards others
  • Self-injurious behavior or self-harm
  • Tantrum behaviors
  • Non-compliance with taking medication(s)
  • Language acquisition
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Coping skills
  • Parent training
  • Social skills
  • Emotional regulation
  • Mealtime behaviors


Amanda Mineo, LMHCAmanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, as well as mood disorders. With over 4 years of experience working with adolescents and adults, Amanda has a passion for assisting individuals in overcoming their struggle with an eating disorder, while utilizing a Health at Every Size approach. She received her Bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University, and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree from Carlos Albizu University. 

Her clinical training has remained focused on providing treatment for eating disorders, including having held positions in multiple eating disorder treatment centers. Other areas of specialty include assessments, diagnostics, and advocacy. Amanda is currently a member of the National Eating Disorders Association as well as the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Isbell Oliva-Garcia


My name is Isbell Oliva-Garcia and I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician. I am fluent in English and Spanish language. I received both my master's degrees from Nova SE University in mental health counseling and developmental disabilities. I am also a PHD candidate. I have been in the field of mental health for 10 years helping adults and children with mental health issues and disorders to include depression, anxiety and issues during difficult life transitions. I counsel individuals through grief due to a loss, clients experiencing divorce, empty nest, and loss of jobs and/or change of careers. Transitions can be difficult and when we get stuck, I can help with psychological therapies using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. My treatment approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavior Change Therapies
  • Solution Based Therapy
  • Mindfulness Training

Lea Daniel, Office Manager

Lea Daniel, Office Manager

Lea has worked as an assistant to various professionals for over 8 years. She greatly enjoys helping make a business better and helping it to grow so that it can truly fulfill its purpose and potential. Lea is passionate about the work she does and wants to help in any way she can. She enjoys working directly with clients to ensure each person's needs are met, getting them seamlessly set up with our team, while keeping the utmost confidentiality.

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