St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional

9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991

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Counseling Center

 

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Agreement for Counseling – Adult | Agreement for Counseling – Child

The Community Counseling Center at St. Luke’s is a nonprofit group providing counseling services to people of all ages by Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our supportive center is open to anyone in the community seeking comfort, wholeness and nonjudgmental support. Our counseling services are based on the universal values of healing, caring and confidentiality. Counseling can enable you to gain clarity in your life, while counselors support you through that process, no matter where you are in your journey. Our counselors are both approved providers for many insurance companies and offer a sliding fee scale in addition to the standard fee. Everyone in the community is welcome. 

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Counseling Center Staff

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Joanne MacPherson, PsyD, Director of the Center

Dr. Joanne MacPherson is the founder and Director of the Community Counseling Center at St. Luke’s. She brings to the Center over twenty years of counseling experience in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-esteem. Joanne’s certifications are in sex therapy, addiction and domestic violence treatment. Her counseling experience encompasses a private practice and treatment center work with both adults and adolescents.

She works with a variety of individuals – adolescents, couples, parents and families. By utilizing a variety of approaches, including cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dr. MacPherson finds the technique that best fits each individual. She brings warmth and insight to therapy, welcoming each person where they are on the journey to wholeness. As a counselor, she sees her role as helping people to resolve issues, discover themselves and move toward their goals.

To make an appointment for counseling with Dr. MacPherson, call the Community Counseling Center at 407-876-8237.

Debbie Ainsworth, MA, LMHC, LMFT

Debbie Ainsworth, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works with adolescents, adults, seniors, professionals, couples, and families. She uses a strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy approach coupled with a warm and empathic style to help individuals and couples achieve their goals. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, grief, wellness, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem and stress management. Debbie has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Central Florida and completed her internship at the UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute. She is willing to work with clients on a sliding scale if there is a documented financial need.

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Lisa Beilman, MA, LMHC, NCC

Lisa Beilman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has worked in the Counseling Center at St. Luke’s since 2004. Lisa works with couples and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, coping skills, relationship issues, self-esteem and every day struggles using a person-centered approach. She has worked extensively with couples, adults and stress related illnesses. Lisa offers clients a safe environment to explore, express and make positive changes in their lives.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Rollins College in Winter Park. To make an appointment for counseling with Lisa Beilman contact the Community Counseling Center at St. Luke’s at 407-876-8237.

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Carla Bresnahan, MA, LMHC

Carla Bresnahan is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist ( License #MH2326) with over twenty years of experience. Carla is also a board member for National Alliance Of Mental Illness . She works twice a month with the Department of Defense speaking to soldiers regarding their war experiences. Carla works with couples enhancing their communication skills, with individuals regarding relationships, career issues and self confidence. Carla also has extensive experience working with children and adults dealing with anxiety disorders.

Carla believes that each client deserves non-judgemental, supportative counseling and brings this to the sessions enabling the client to discover their own intregrity and how this very intregrity can assist in solving personal challenges.

Please call the office to meet Carla and make an appt.

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Joel Christie, MA, LMHC

Joel Christie completed his internship for Asbury Seminary at St. Luke’s Community Counseling Center. After he graduated with his Masters in Counseling he joined the Counseling Center staff. Joel works with individuals as well as couples and adolescents. By partnering with his clients, Joel seeks to facilitate self exploration to work through issues such as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.

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Lisa Quinn, MA, LMHC, NCC

Lisa Quinn,MA,NBCC,LMHC has 20 years experience as a counselor. She holds a National Board Certification in Counseling. Lisa’s areas of specialization include relationships. Life coaching, parenting, stress management, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She then completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Lisa provides a safe, confidential & compassionate environment, which promotes hope, health and healing. She assists you in self-discovery, to make positive change and achieve your goals. This process may include identifying self-defeating behavior patterns, learning successful ways to solve problems, improving communication skills, developing new coping strategies and learning new ways to resolve conflict.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Couples Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Parenting Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Career & Work Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Stress Management
  • Divorce / Co-Parenting
  • Coaching
  • Anger Management

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Toni Deputy, Office Manager

Ms. Deputy has over twenty-five years experience in corporate business offices. She has served as the administrative assistant for the Community Counseling Center since 2003. She is responsible for managing the office, scheduling appointments for clients with counselors, processing billing, client’s insurance and registering participants for support groups and workshops provided by the Counseling Center.. She works with each client to be able to refer him/her to the appropriate counselor based on their need. Ms. Deputy believes one of her most important roles is to extend a warm welcome to clients, to create an atmosphere of helpfulness and maintain confidentiality. To speak with Ms. Deputy about an appointment with a counselor call 407-876-8237.

 

Counselors offer help in many areas, including: couple and single parenting, self-esteem, couples counseling, relationships, stress management, clinical hypnosis, addictions, depression, anger, domestic violence, eating disorders, grief bereavement, illness adaptation, terminal illness, crisis intervention, children and adolescent concerns, skill assessment, conflict resolution, career, and pre-marital counseling. Counselors are approved Providers for many insurance companies.

Locations & Appointments

The Community Counseling Center is located at 4851 S Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819, Suite A111, in Building A, with a private entrance.

Licensed counselors are available for individual or group counseling from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Counseling appointments are also offered on Thursdays at First United Methodist Church Winter Park.

To learn more about the services offered by the Community Counseling Center, or to arrange for an appointment, call the Center at 407.876.8237 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ongoing Groups, Workshops and Classes

Before You Wed

This course meets the Florida State requirement for the four-hour Marriage Preparation Course, and qualifies couples from Florida for a discount on the cost of the marriage license. Led by licensed mental health counselors, Lisa Beilman and Debbie Ainsworth. All courses are Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

St. Luke’s UMC – Tuesdays

Courses at St. Luke’s UMC are held in the Special Events Dining Room on the first floor of Building C.

February 7 and 14
March 7 and 14
May 2 and 9
July 11 and 18
September 5 and 12
October 3 and 10
November 7 and 14
December 5 and 12

First UMC of Winter Park -Tuesdays

January 10 and 17
April 4 and 11
June 6 and 13
August 1 and 8

Cost: $175

You must pre-register for all locations. Contact Toni Deputy at 407.876.8237 to make your class reservation.

Click here to download a brochure for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous

A free drop-in group to offer guidance and support to anyone facing the problems associated with overeating. Offered Weekly Every Friday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Building C, Office Conference Room by the Front Receptionist Desk.

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