Meet Our Family Psychiatric Group in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Retreat at Ponte Vedra Beach was established by a family psychiatric group that understands the importance of healthy relationships, as well as the role they play in our individual qualities of life. Our vision is to establish a primary prevention model for mental health and wellness that delivers child-centered, family-informed care for residents of Northeast Florida.

Dr. Burton

Theresa Randazzo-Burton, MD

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Dr. Burton is a Board-Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy. She is also an expert in combination mental health treatment when medication and psychotherapy is used simultaneously to treat your or your child’s diagnosis. Dr. Burton attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston before entering a residency and fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The last ten years have been spent treating children in a hospital setting including Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC and most recently Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Though Dr. Burton has a passion for emergency and acute psychiatric care, she felt led to bring services to her community focusing on prevention and wellness.

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  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Conversion Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Inattention and Impulse Control Disorder
  • Low Self – Esteem
  • Parent Child Relational Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia Underperformance Issues
  • Somatization Disorders
  • Underperformance

Dr. Winings

Elizabeth Winings, DNP

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Dr. Elizabeth Winings is ANCC Board Certified as a Family Mental Health-Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate and graduate education in Nursing at the University of Florida. She is also certified in Plant-Based nutrition through Cornell University and completed her doctoral internship in nutrition and lifestyle medicine at the True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Winings practices psychotherapy in conjunction with psychopharmacology and wellness focused interventions. She has advanced training in plant-based nutrition and wellness promotion and specializes in the relationship between diet, lifestyle, and mental health.

Her time working as a surgical nurse and an emergency department nurse inspired her pursuit of advanced training in mental health and plant based nutrition. Working with children and families, Dr. Winings practices with the understanding that achieving optimal health is multi-factorial, composed of physical, mental, and emotional experiences.

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  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Weight Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Inattention and Impulse Control Disorder
  • Low Self – Esteem
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Modification for Prediabetes, Obesity, and Inactivity

Hutton Ivy

Hutton Ivey

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Hutton Ivey is delighted to be joining the Retreat at Ponte Vedra as an Office Administrator and Educator. She is an AP-certified Middle and High School HistoryTeacher who completed her undergraduate degree in History and Secondary Education at Wake Forest University in Spring of 2014. Hutton has been teaching at the secondary level for four years, and throughout her time in the classroom, has written 15 curricula, taught four AP classes and 11 Honors level classes, and has worked with a variety of grade levels. Her passion for educating the whole student has led to a drive to improve the education system by renewing strong standards for each individual learner. While teaching, Hutton has also had the joy of coaching cross-country and soccer. As an avid runner, Hutton loved being able to share her passion with high school students and help runners of all levels fall in love with the sport. She is excited to be able to continue her running passion at RPVB. Hutton and her husband, “Pud”, moved to Jacksonville in June of 2017 following his match at the Mayo Clinic for Urology. They have fallen in love with the area and look forward to their years here. They will welcome their first child in October of 2018.

Amy-Katherine Ahrberg

Amy-Katherine Ahrberg, BSN, RN

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Amy-Katherine Ahrberg is a board-certified Registered Nurse and fitness instructor. She completed her undergraduate education at Samford University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. After being impacted by many nurses and medical professionals, Amy-Katherine felt called to the nursing profession and continued her education at The University of Florida, where she earned her second bachelor’s degree in Nursing through the Accelerated Nursing Program.

Amy-Katherine’s passion for health and exercise led her to pursue her dream of teaching and encouraging others to live an active lifestyle through many different fitness platforms. She holds exercise and information sessions for new and future mothers, promoting health and wellness during this crucial stage in life.

Amy-Katherine is passionate about finding and incorporating new exercises that keep her and her clients fighting to achieve goals they once considered unachievable. She and her husband Barrett welcomed their first daughter in April.

JoEllen Suslak, BSEd, Ed Kinesiology

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JoEllen Suslak is an accomplished Educator, Consultant, Developer and Presenter of current Brain Research, Brain Based Curriculum and Program for children in kindergarten through adults. Her 28 years of experience brings depth of knowledge in education, business, and community relationships to her role of Director of Education and Development at The Retreat at Ponte Vedra Beach.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Florida State University. JoEllen’s passion for teaching and respect for the unique individuality of every child, led her to continue her education in Neurological, Biological, and Psychological studies. She went on to complete graduate studies through Southern California University and certifications in Educational Kinesiology, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Pedagogy through classes and seminars in Boston and Salt Lake City.

In addition to her educational experiences she is a successful Licensed Realtor through the University of Miami and spent a portion of her career investing in and developing a real estate business alongside her husband and family. She brings with her experience in management, sales, and public relations.

JoEllen’s education and engagement in the mental, physical, emotional and social well-being of children and adults influenced her to develop Academic Wellness centers for schools and communities. She became a Co-Founder, director, and instructor of academic, nutrition, dance and exercise businesses for children ages 10 through geriatric. She offered individualized, small and large group classes to help each participant reach their goals. Her focus on collaborative learning that engages students, staff, families, and the community contributed to her successful endeavor to develop her own businesses.

As the The Retreat PVB Educational Developer and Director, she brings with her a teaching philosophy centered on Educational Neuroscience, along with interactions between biological processes and teaching. She is dedicated to bridging the achievement gap which will allow children to reach their full potential with confidence and a healthy self-esteem.

JoEllen is a gifted educator, business women, and leader in our community. She has conducted interactive Seminars and Workshops for schools, parents, home schools, and corporate team building. Her presentations are on “The Total Child,” with transferring of information to application. The list of requested topics are extensive. See the list of requested topics below.

In her free time you can find JoEllen and her husband enjoying time with their family grilling out together or going to the beach. She is also an active tennis player and cyclist.

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  • Educational Kinesiology
  • Differentiated Learning Styles & Strategies
  • Nutrition, Exercise and the Brain
  • Learning and Stress
  • Memory & Recall
  • Timetables & Rhythm in Learning
  • Emotions in Learning
  • Organizational skills
  • Time Management
  • Study Habits
  • Test Taking Methods

Madison Tormey

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Madison Tormey is certified instructor of Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga. She also has her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification, which allows her to teach both individual and group functional fitness classes. Madison studied at Stetson University in Deland, Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health Sciences. Madison played 4 years of Division I Beach Volleyball at nationally ranked, Stetson University.

Today, she attends University of North Florida, pursuing a second Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Soon she will complete clinical training to receive her license as a Registered Dietitian. Her passion is preventative medicine, through the integration of contemporary and alternative techniques. Madison’s strong background in fitness and wellness has inspired her to lead others to optimal health and functioning through everyday choices like exercise and nutrition.

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Olivia Beech

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Olivia Beech is thrilled to be joining The Retreat at Ponte Vedra Beach as an office administrator. Olivia was born and raised in Ponte Vedra Beach, where she attended and graduated from Ponte Vedra High School in 2014. She is currently attending Jacksonville University, where she will graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in the Spring of 2019. During her time at JU, Olivia’s favorite clinical experiences have been in her pediatric and psychiatric clinical rotations. This is where she discovered her passion for working with children in the clinical setting. Olivia is excited to be apart of the team and hopes to make a positive impact on the community through the RPVB.

Contact our family psychiatric group to learn more about our staff and find out how they can help you achieve your goals. We serve families throughout Ponte Vedra Beach, as well as those in Northeast Florida.