Sandra B. Moenssens 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. In addition, she had the honor of being a field-trial contributor to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM- 5 Revised.)
Sandra is the owner/main therapist of Counseling for Your Success and she is currently celebrating her 10th year in Private Practice. She feels honored to serve you, your family and the community.
Michelle Asencio is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She obtained her BA in Telecommunications at Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico and her MS in Counseling and Psychology at Troy University in Orlando Fl.
Michelle have provided counseling service/therapy to adolescents and adults for almost a decade. She has developed an expertise in adolescents and couples issues and is passionate about obtaining the best results possible with each of her clients as they obtain their goals.
During her years in practice, Michelle has found it most helpful to meet her clients where they are and use whatever theory or therapy tools that’s most appropriate based on the individual’s or couples’ situations. Michell’s favorite techniques are usually pulled from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality and Solutions Focus theories. For Couples Therapy, Michelle uses John Gottman tools and techniques to help couples achieve success in their relationship.
Michelle is Bilingual and is culturally competent. Michelle resides in Clermont Florida together with her beautiful school aged children. To find out more and to schedule an appointment with Michelle please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can get you on her schedule. Michelle’s schedule fills up fast because she has made herself available to those people who have a difficult time scheduling their counseling appointments during the day. Michelle is available for after hours counseling sessions as well as some Saturdays.
Owaissa Vanderberg is a recent graduate from Rollins College, Master of Arts program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida. In addition, Owaissa received a Relationship and Family certificate that meets the requirement for becoming a dually Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. She believes that a client’s presenting issues can be supported through the therapeutic use of humanistic and psychoanalytic techniques, such as Bibliotherapy, Narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and group work. These psychological tools are used with the intention of guiding the individual, couple, or family to discover the meaningful themes and strengths in their own life-story. Clients are encouraged to explore their habitual responses along with finding alternatives for more resilient and supportive life-choices. Throughout her work, Owaissa presumes an attitude of unconditional regard and applied empathy toward each client’s subjective experience, particularly when clients experience grief, life-phase transitions, and personal loss. These experiences are often accompanied by anxiety and depression, along with feelings of stress and despair. Her goal with clients is to provide a safe environment where individuals can express a wide range of emotions while locating the source of their psychological discomfort. She believes in creating a place where clients can embrace a more authentic self while discovering new avenues for hopefulness and freedom as they practice specific tools meant to develop their own helpful responses to the unique challenges of their experiences.