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 support 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. We are pleased to offer teletherapy sessions. Everyone in the community is welcome.
Counseling Center Staff
Carla Bresnahan, MA, LMHC
Carla believes that each client deserves non-judgemental, supportive counseling and brings this to the sessions enabling the client to discover their own integrity and how this very integrity can assist in solving personal challenges.
Please call the office to meet Carla and make an appt.
Joanne MacPherson, PsyD, Licensed Therapist
Dr. Joanne MacPherson founded the Community Counseling Center at St. Luke’s in 2000 because she believes that counseling should be easily accessible to the St. Luke’s congregation and the surrounding community. Even though Dr. MacPherson retired from the Director position in 2018, she continues to bring her passion and expertise to the Community Counseling Center as one of our counselors. She works with clients with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self-esteem issues. Her certifications are in the areas of addiction, domestic violence, and hypnosis. Working with a variety of people – individuals, couples, parents, and families – Dr. MacPherson utilizes a range of approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness. Dr. Joanne MacPherson, a licensed therapist since 1992, has experience in a residential treatment center and in private practice as well as the Community Counseling Center.
Joanne brings warmth and insight to her therapy, allowing each person to be who they are and assisting them to realize their personal goals. She describes her counseling as working with normal people to assist them to transition through the normal problems of life. She believes that life is a constant process of self-awareness and people need tools to continue growing and creating their personal happiness. Dr. MacPherson welcomes each person where they are on their life journey to wholeness and supports them in achieving their goals.
To make an appointment for counseling with Dr. MacPherson, call the Community Counseling Center at 407-876-8237.
Cathy Mathwig, M.A., LMHC, NCC
Lisa Quinn, MA, LMHC, NCC
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, making positive changes, 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
- Parenting Skills
- Self Esteem
- Career & Work Issues
- Family Conflict
- Stress Management
- Divorce / Co-Parenting
- Anger Management
Renee Bronson, MA, LMHC
Renee is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Major in Psychology and Rollins College with a Master’s degree in counseling and human development. She received a post-master’s certification as a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology in 2010.
Katherine Bresnahan, Registered Counseling Intern
Katherine is now accepting new clients (individuals, families, and children) on a sliding scale. To learn more and arrange for an appointment, call 407.876.8237 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Toni Deputy, Office Manager
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, 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. Teletherapy sessions are available.
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.
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