Stoked on Life was created in Palm Beach Florida, by Allison Bishop Berner LCSW, a clinician in recovery, and her son, a surfer who struggled with depression and anxiety for many of his teenage years. SOL utilizes the healing powers of the Ocean and Blue Mind Theory as well as mindfulness techniques, accessing the “flow” state, and community while providing a safe space for healing. Our goal is to provide ocean & surf therapy to all individuals in need who are struggling with mental health and substance use issues.
Meet Our Team
Allison Bishop Berner
FOUNDER & CEO - LEAD THERAPIST
Allison holds an advanced master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and has extensive experience assisting individuals and families facing substance use disorders and mental health issues. She has worked with patients in both inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities and substance treatment centers, providing individual, family, and group therapy. Allison has worked with a wide range of clients, from those struggling to meet their basic needs to CEOs, celebrities, and professional athletes. She is trained in EMDR, CBT, and Bowen Family Systems theory. Allison employs a strength-based approach to empower individuals to become the best version of themselves. She uses experiential therapy in her work, including equine therapy to help others heal.
Allison believes in the power of experiential therapy to heal the whole person and is currently studying and participating in new research for surf therapy, which she believes is a much-needed new intervention. She is passionate about advocating for addiction and mental health issues on both a local and national level.
My name is Courtney Carlson, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Jupiter, Florida. I have a passion for psychology, mental health, emotional healing, and overall well being. I believe in the benefits of psychotherapy, experiential techniques and somatic healing. I utilize different theories and practices, applying what is needed for each unique client. I specialize in relationship issues, codependency, anxiety, depression, women’s health, chronic pain issues, and always view individuals through a holistic and trauma informed lens. I’m excited to be joining the Stoked on Life PB team! For more information, please visit my website CounselingwithCourtney.com
I’m a Palm Beach County native who has worked in the addiction field for over 7 years. I have personal experience with recovery. I specialize in addiction, trauma, C-PTSD, mood disorders, personality disorders, codependency, and adult children. I am also certified in EMDR
I’m currently offering virtual sessions. Contact me via email or phone below:
I own and operate Jupiter Island Surf. I have been an avid waterman my whole life with over 28 years of experience surfing both recreational and competitively. In addition to my love of the ocean and surf coaching, I work in physical therapy. With over 11 years in sports medicine and physical therapy, I am highly trained in my profession. I take a detailed oriented physiological and biomechanical approach to optimizing the surf experience for my clients. Jupiter Island Surf offers intimate and customizable surf experiences. We work with all skill levels ranging from first timers to competitive-level surfers. Services include but are not limited to; private/semi-private lessons, group settings, parties, and in-person or virtual surf coaching. Contact us today to schedule your Surf Experience!
Jr. Water Associate
Jr. Water Associate
My name is Merina Ingram, and I am a Florida Native. I hold a B.S. degree in environmental management from the University of Florida. I have 2 years of experience in developing resilient food systems as Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Strong Roots Movement, where I planted, maintained, and harvested edible garden beds while teaching science-based activities and lesson plans to children aged four to eighteen at five different community centers. One year of experience as Project Director of Nurturing Nutrition in Nairobi, where I collaborated with a team of permaculturists to teach Kenyan students to design and successfully maintain a vegetable farm, and one year of experience as Food Systems and government Liaison at Kai-Kai Farm. Working in underserved communities in collaboration with community members, NGOs, and farmer coalitions to reduce food insecurity has given me invaluable perspective. I am passionate about protecting our ecosystems while also enjoying and sharing their limitless benefits with my community. I’ve been surfing for 15 years and am currently the Senior Associate at Jupiter Island Surf, with 1 year of coaching experience. I focus on surfing etiquette, technique, and awareness. Surfing has played an important role in my life, giving me the strength to be resilient, open-minded, and grateful.