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Sandra Moenssens Lynch
Sandra is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Florida. She is also certified in EMDR therapy used to help those overcome past traumatic experiences. Sandra is a Gottman Level I and II trained therapist as well as a Gottman 7 Principles Trained Educator used for couples therapy and groups.
Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University and received her Master’s degree in counseling from Barry University in Orlando, Florida. As a former case manager, child specialist, an intern as a school counselor, and currently as a therapist in private practice, she has been active in the mental health field for nearly two decades.
Sandra wrote a book on test anxiety titled: Testing Success: Learning to Control Your Anxiety. She enjoys conducting workshops to reduce anxiety, and coaching individuals to overcome their fears and anxieties so they will and can succeed in achieving their goals.
She is a member of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, the Association for Play Therapy, and she is the past President for the Central Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CFAMT). In addition, she had the honor of being a field-trial contributor to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM- 5 Revised). She is thrilled be recognized by CFAMFT from her peers by having received the Distinguished Service Award of 2018.
Sandra is the owner/main therapist of Counseling for Your Success and she is currently celebrating her 12th year in Private Practice. She feels honored to serve you, your family and the community.
Owaissa Carter Vanderberg
Owaissa is dual licensed by the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is also a certified Thanatologist (CT) through the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Thanatology is the science and study of death, dying, and bereavement (grief and mourning) from multiple perspectives—systemic, physical, psychological, spiritual, ethical, and emotional. Owaissa holds a variety of distinctions and additional trainings within the fields of crisis care, trauma, and suicidology with a professional focus on end-of-life education, supporting death-event transitions, anticipatory grief, loss, and bereavement counseling.
Owaissa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature with an emphasis on writing from Rollins College and received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from CACREP accredited Rollins College. As an avid student of the human experience, she uses Bibliotherapy, Narrative therapy, gestalt, and motivational interviewing, along with an active use of client supplied metaphors, to guide insight for individuals as they do the important work of finding purpose and meaning in their lives. Individuals and families are encouraged to explore their own life-story to discover the themes and strengths that allow them to find their own solutions toward healthy changes and positive growth.
Therapeutically, Owaissa’s focus is on grief, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She creates an environment in which clients feel safe enough to express a wide range of emotions, to learn to embrace a more authentic self, and to discover new avenues for hopefulness and emotional freedom. She relies heavily on the theorists Carl Jung and Alfred Adler along with using techniques and interventions from Carl Rogers, Virginia Satir, Gottman, and Imago therapy to actively promote a positive mourning awareness through a variety of grief supports in a culturally competent manner.
Owaissa has over 6 years’ experience and holds a variety of memberships in the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), International Association of Marriage & Family Counselors (IAMFC), Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), National Alliance of Grieving Children (NAGC), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and Central Florida Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (CFAMFT).