Liz A. Buford LCSW
Chief Executive Officer & Clinical Director

Liz Buford, LCSW, has over ten years of experience in the mental health field. She began her career in Pennsylvania working as a mental health technician and live-in care provider for children with dual diagnoses. Upon her “big move” to Florida in 2010, Liz began working as a therapist in the juvenile justice system, where she remained for over nine years. She gained tremendous experience working with children with behavioral problems, sexual concerns, learning disabilities, severe trauma, and an array of other mental health issues. Promoted several times after her supervisors saw she also excelled at social work’s administrative and leadership side. This lead to her earning the title of Clinical Director at a large residential facility in Orlando.

 

In 2019, she believed it was time to find new ways to serve. She became the Director of Behavioral Health at a local federally qualified health center, where she helped develop the newly added department and provided therapy services to children and adults. With the arrival of Covid-19, Liz dedicated her time on the front lines to supporting clients through unprecedented mental stressors.

 

In 2021, she and her husband decided it was time to branch out as entrepreneurs. Liz is excited to continue serving her community and other clinicians through the innovative combination of services that We Matter offers!

clinical Specialties

  • ADHD 
  • Anger Managment 
  • Anxiety 
  • Behavioral Issues and Oppositional defiance 
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict, Marital and Pre Marital Therapy and divorce 
  • mood disorders 
  • men and women’s issues 
  • trauma and ptsd
We Matter Mental Health Therapist

Karon Montgomery LMHC, CJSOTS
Therapist

Karon Montgomery is a native of Orlando, Florida. Karon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Specialist Counselor. Karon has over 17 years of experience working in the mental health field, and 12 of those years have been working for the Department of Juvenile Justice with at-risk youth with co-occurring diagnoses. Karon has experience treating various mental and behavioral health illnesses. 

 

Karon’s specialty areas are adolescents, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Deviant Behaviors, Substance Abuse, and Family and Couples Therapy. Karon’s treatment modality is CBT, Solution Focus Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. Karon’s approach to therapy comes from a diverse perspective, pulling from multiple treatment disciplines to assist his clients. Karon believes that an individual is not their diagnosis. However, their diagnosis is just a component of who they are, and with that understanding, navigating life can become more manageable.

clinical Specialties

  • Adolescents
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Sexual Deviant Behaviors
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Conflict, Marital and Pre Marital Therapy and divorce 
  • Trauma and PTSD

Keniesha Francis LMHC, QS
Therapist

Ms. Keniesha Francis LMHC is a skillful and passionate clinical leader with a long history of directing teams in providing compassionate trauma-informed care to individuals, groups, and families. Keniesha is proven to identify initiatives and facilitate and implement action-driven plans that help support clients. Keniesha graduated from UF with a Bachelor in Health Science and received her Master of Arts, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from USF. Keniesha has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field, both in the public and private sectors. Her experience treating various cognitive and behavioral health ailments is exemplary.

 

Keniesha’s approach to treatment comes from a unique perspective and her experience within her field. She uses a treatment modality that focuses on Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Existential Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Solution Focus Therapy. Her specialty areas are mood disorder, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, couples therapy, and family therapy.

clinical Specialties

  • ADHD 
  • Anger Management 
  • Anxiety 
  • Behavioral Issues and Oppositional defiance 
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Co-Parenting Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict, Marital and Pre Marital Therapy and divorce 
  • mood disorders 
  • men and women’s issues 
  • trauma and ptsd