About Us

Emili-Erin Puente, Owner of St. Augustine Behavioral Health

Emili-Erin (Emili) Puente, LMHC, Certified Life Coach Practitioner

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Life Coach Practitioner, Certified Coaches Federation
Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate
License No.: MH11772

Emili-Erin Puente was born and raised in beautiful St. Augustine, FL. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida (UNF.

For the past 10 years, Emili-Erin has worked within the mental health community developing acute inpatient and residential treatment programs in her various roles. She enjoys working with a vast array of ages, and has worked with previous clients as young as 20 months of age and as old as 102 years of age.

Emili-Erin utilizes an Integrative Psychotherapy approach, which is based on each client’s individual needs, all-the-while taking into account the many views of human functioning. Currently, she specializes in working with individuals who are experiencing anger, anxiety, behavior issues, depression, family dynamics issues, relationship issues, substance abuse, an a combination of any of the above.



  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
Mental Health
Client Focus
Treatment Approach
David Lee

David Lee

Mr. David Lee has over 25 years experience in behavior analysis. His specialties include the following:

  • Parenting
  • Individual therapy
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Abuse/Neglect/Trauma
  • Mental Health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Grief
  • Mid-life
  • End-of-life (spiritual, adjustment)
  • Treatment Orientation
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Connie Worthy

Connie Worthy, LMHC

Connie Worthy is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, holds a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from Rollins College, and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida.

Connie believes in a holistic, integrative approach and that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive life changes to achieve wellness. There are many factors that may interrupt our ability to live life fully, and Connie’s goal is to help each client identify, understand, and resolve his or her own unique life stressors.

As counseling is a very personal experience, so should your treatment planning be, and Connie will work with you to achieve your individual goals and a sense of peace and well-being. She may employ a variety of cognitive behavioral, art, poetry, mindfulness, and bibliotherapy techniques based upon your presenting concerns and own personal interests; and with your permission, Connie will work collaboratively with you, your healthcare providers, and any additional support systems to ensure that you receive benefit in all facets of your life.

Christy Paul

Christy Paul

Hello, my name is Christy! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working in the field for over 16 years. I enjoy helping adolescents through individual therapy, or with their families. I also have a background working with youth in the schools, court system, as well as developed and facilitated adolescent support, anger management, and substance abuse groups. I received my masters degree at the University of North Florida. In my experience when youth are given the right tools or skills it empowers them to cope with any life situation. I believe therapy is the means in which one develops these skills. That is why I use both a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach as well as Person-Centered. I look forward to working with your youth and guiding them through life's journey towards a more fulfilled life.