Laurie Wren, LCSW, Founder & Director
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Your story matters! I have been helping hurting people find hope and change since 1998. Having experienced pain in my own life, I know the urgent need for the hope that either “things can be different,” or, if not, at least I can feel differently. At times all of our lives seem like messy rooms, and we need someone to help us find our sense of clarity.
I see individuals, couples, families and groups regarding various life issues. My approach is forthright, moving at your pace, involving your input. I work with couples, individuals and groups. Some of the topics I see the most include anxiety, relationship conflict, difficulty communicating, depression, trauma, life transition, stress and emotional fitness.
I graduated from Florida State University with a MSW degree in Clinical Social Work. My Bachelor of Science degree is from Southwest Missouri State University. My counseling style has been influenced by leaders in the field, professors from my graduate school, as well as my own interpretation of my client’s best interests. I view counseling as a passion and a profession. When you come here, your story and your privacy will be respected.
Trudy Shuck, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH14385
Life circumstances can cause a jolt to even the most balanced person. Perhaps you are looking for a way for things to be different. Do you long to develop relational intimacy and deeper connections in your life or restore what has been broken? Are some things still upsetting or hard to work through ? You are not alone and there is hope.
Once you take that first courageous step, you are already making a decision to be in a better place. My goal is to work with you for a better outcome, outlook, and healing. Counseling is much different than friendly advice. Therapeutic counseling can help increase self-awareness and work to bring about change. I see individuals, couples, parents, singles and teens. My approach is to work at your pace helping you to achieve your goals. Some of the topics I see most include, relationship issues, parenting, past childhood wounds, self-esteem, shame, depression, stress and learning new coping skills.
I graduated from Rollins College in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and in 2010 from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. I have been married to my best friend for six years and we have two amazing sons who bring outrageous joy in the most unexpected ways.
Christina Milazzo, M.A., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH16616
I offer professional counseling, coaching, and mentoring for families, couples, adults, and teens. It’s my hope that every individual I counsel feels heard, understood, and leaves with a greater sense of clarity, hope, and healing. Some common issues I treat are: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, body-image issues, cutting/self-injury, codependency, and marital and premarital counseling . I have a heart for counseling women, especially teen girls and young women. It brings such joy to see young women find their self-worth, learn and begin to implement healthy ways to cope, identify what a healthy dating relationship and a healthy friendship look like, and build stronger relationships with their families and their peers.
While I am not in the counseling room, you can find me planning my next international adventure (I love all things travel, and if I wasn't a counselor I would probably be a travel agent), exploring new restaurants around Central Florida with my husband, or spending time with my large Italian family.
Melanie Mason, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MT3456
that we all want to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and yet we often get
stuck. We repeat old patterns that may
have worked in the past, but now limit our ability to reach our full potential,
both personally and in our relationships with others. With a little help, we often become more
aware of what is holding us back, and begin to remove or work around these
My approach is collaborative and strength-based. I will help you find solutions that empower you to create the life you want and deserve, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I see individuals (adults, adolescents, and children), couples, families, and groups. Some of my specialties include recovering from infidelity, health-related issues (weight, smoking, disease), single parenting, divorce recovery, and blended families.
I am trained in EMDR therapy for mild to severe emotional disturbances.
I graduated with honors from Capella University with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2015. I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi, and can also provide health or life coaching. I recently re-married and have four children and two step-children. In my free time I love being outdoors either playing with our dog, salt water fishing, or gardening.
Cara Griffin-Locker, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH15906
This is your life, your journey. I have been helping people accept their journey in life as well as embracing who they are for over 7 years. Whether you have yet to heal from your past, or you are struggling with current life stressors, I would like to come alongside you as explore your path to healing.
My approach to therapy is eclectic and client driven. I love to incorporate, art, music, and animals into the therapeutic practice. I often use cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy and solution focused therapy. My goal is to allow each one of my clients think beyond themselves. I work with Individuals, couples, and teens, and specialize in several areas.
I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. I am equine therapy certified, a trained Crisis Responder, as well as founded and built a Child Advocacy Center. I am also a former animal trainer who worked with Atlantic Bottle Nose dolphins for over 8 years. When I am not counseling, I am with my husband and two daughters enjoying the outdoors, swimming, playing, or partaking in sports.