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The Counseling & Family Wellness Center
Individual, Couple & Family Counseling

Individual, Couple & Family Counseling Services at  North Orlando Area

Our Professionals

SANTIAGO FALLON, PhD., LMHC, NCC


Santiago Fallon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Central Florida. He received his PhD. at Barry University, with a specialization in Marital, Couple, Family Counseling and Therapy.  He holds a National Certification in Counseling (NCC) as well as certification in Hypnotherapy and Gerontology. He works with families, couples, children, adolescents, and individual clients. He is very interested in collaborative approaches for divorcing families, including family mediation and parent coordination.   He continues his development of post-modern approaches to psychotherapy, with a mind, body and spirit approach. For more information, click here.


Contact information:  407-462-6133

English, Spanish, and French

ADRIANA RUEDA BARRERA, MS, , LMHC, NCC


Adriana Rueda-Barrera is a License Mental Health Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology at the Javeriana University in Bogota (Colombia), and her Master’s at Stetson University (Florida). She holds a National Certified Counselor certification (NCC). She has more than twenty years of experience working with adults in the field of wellness and treatment protocol particularly in anxiety, depression, trauma and substance abuse.  Her practice focuses on promoting developing and personal growth seeking to encourage integral wellness. For more information, click here.


Contact information: adrirueda@cfl.rr.com ~ 407-620-0598

English and Spanish
SONI McCARTY, MA, LMHC

Soni McCarty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has more than fourteen years’ experience in working as a Child Therapist, Play Therapist, Adolescent and Family Counselor. Ms. McCarty has extensive training and experience in treating divorce issues, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, grief issues, unmanageable behavior problems, life transitions, family relationship issues, mood disorders, co-parenting issues, school problems, healing from abuse, separation issues, attachment issues, medical illness issues, sexual acting-out problems, aggression, and other emotional and behavior difficulties (see her website for more information).


Contact Information: soni.mccarty@gmail.com ~ www.sonimccarty.com ~ 407-461-1978                             

KATHARINE (Kitty) W. MENDOZA, MSW, LCSW


Katharine (Kitty) W. Mendoza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience as a Bereavement Counselor. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and seniors to manage the grief resulting from loss. Her training enables her to address issues such as PTSD, trauma, anxiety and depression.

Mrs. Mendoza teaches a variety of techniques and attitudes for effective stress management in a class called "Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners." She also facilitates an ongoing Meditation Group. For more information click here.


Contact information: kwhite1055@gmail.com ~ 407-247-5972

 

LORI LAURIDSEN, MA, LMHC, CAP, SAP


Lori Lauridsen is Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Ms. Lauridsen received her Master in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and her certification in Hypnotherapy in 2005. She works with individuals, couples, children, and families on a variety of concerns including but not limited to anxiety and stress management, depression, grief, mood disturbances, adjustment disorders, life transitions with a special emphasis on addiction, co-occurring disorders and couples’ issues. 

 


Contact information: lori.lauridsen@gmail.com ~  407-435-5013

EVELYNN RIVADENEIRA, MS, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern 


Evelynn is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and is currently a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in the state of Florida.   She has been helping couples with relationship issues since 2008 through church based marriage ministry groups.  Mrs. Rivadeneira, understands that awareness of spirituality is a very important aspect in the healing process of clients.  As a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, she applies her abilities, skills, training and knowledge to help individuals, couples and families move toward wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.  


Contact Information: EvelynnMFT@gmail.com ~ 407-756-4178 

English & Spanish