Meet our Clinicians
Dr. Marissa Petralia, PhD
Eating Disorder Specialist
Dr. Petralia is the owner of Premier Psychology, PLLC, a comprehensive psychology practice serving the Naples and Southwest Florida areas. She is skilled in training and supervising doctoral level and masters level clinicians.
She was awarded her doctoral degree in psychology from The Florida State University.
Dr. Petralia has received specialized training from the nationally-renowned Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt and at The Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center.
In addition to providing outpatient eating disorder treatment, Dr. Petralia’s clinical focus includes treating anxiety, body image, depression, grief, OCD, perfectionism, and postpartum concerns.
Dr. Petralia is committed to helping individuals recognize, develop, and diversify their personal strengths to bring about meaningful change and achieve long-term recovery and health.
She personalizes her treatment approach and combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) dependent upon the needs of the patient.
Dr. Petralia is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Alliance for Eating Disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and the Florida Psychological Association.
Julie L. Carley, LMHC, LDN
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Julie L. Carley, LMHC, LDN has over 20 years of experience in counseling and educating patients as a Clinical Dietitian, and has worked in private practice for 5 years in order to help patients on a more holistic level.
As a licensed mental health counselor, Julie offers individual therapy for adolescents and adults. She specializes in treating individuals with eating disorders, women’s health issues, and body image concerns. In addition, she leads group therapy for adults with eating disorders.
Her clinical focus also includes working with patients experiencing anxiety, attention deficit issues, chronic illness, depression, grief, life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder, and perfectionism.
Julie’s passion is assisting patients to identify and utilize their full potential, to find inspiration, meet their goals, and ultimately grow toward lasting change.
She is known for providing a compassionate therapeutic approach utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT). Julie holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, a B.A. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
As a clinical dietitian, Julie provides nutritional counseling to individuals with eating disorders as well as those looking to develop a healthier relationship with food. Julie’s professional background includes two decades of experience in clinical dietetics with the Collier County Health Department. She has also worked in long term care, assisted living, hospital settings, as well as in private practice.
Daniella V. Winge, MA
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Daniella V. Winge, MA provides individual therapy to children and adults ages 11 and older. She works with individuals struggling with anxiety, body image, bullying, depression, grief, self-esteem, and trauma. Additionally, she facilitates group therapy for teens and adults.
She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Daniella has previously worked in the Collier County Public Schools, non-profit organizations, and private practice.
Her treatment approach is integrative and combines Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also has a special interest in conducting therapeutic play techniques when working with children to better assist them express thoughts and emotions.
Daniella strives to help patients overcome daily obstacles, increase resiliency, and effectively manage life stressors while creating a safe therapeutic environment.
She is an active member of the America Counseling Association and the Association for Play Therapy. In addition, she is certified in mental health first aid.
Daniella is a registered mental health counselor intern who is supervised by Dr. Marissa Petralia while completing clinical hours in order to obtain licensure as a mental health counselor. She offers evening hours to accommodate the schedules of students and working professionals.
Octavia Deuschle, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Octavia Deuschle, PMHNP-BC is board certified in general psychiatry and has been practicing in the mental health field for over two decades. At Premier Psychology, Octavia provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management services to children and adults ages 11 and older.
She holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health from Vanderbilt University. Octavia has extensive knowledge in the treatment of anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar, depression, eating disorders, OCD, and trauma. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, community mental health, and pharmaceutical research trials.
Octavia’s goal is to help her patients grow from struggles, heal from emotional pain, and move closer to their desired quality of life.
Octavia works part-time at Premier Psychology offering both in-person and telehealth appointments. She is licensed to treat patients in the states of Florida, Kansas, and New York. Octavia is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Collier County Nurse Practitioner Council.