Referral List

Select Service Category for Referrals

Suicide and Crisis Phone Numbers

Lifeline of Central Florida
24 hours Hotline 407-425-2624
Teen Hotline 407-841-7413

Domestic Violence Crisis (24 hours)
Harbor House (Orange) 407-886-2856
Safe House (Seminole) 407-330-3011 ext. 5
HelpNow (Osceola) 407-847-8562

Sexual Assault Services (8-7 M-F)
Arnold Palmer Hospital
For Women and Children 407-246-8007

10-4 M-F

AIDS/HIV Hotline: 407-298-2056
Center for Drug Free Living (detox): 407-245-0016
Child Abuse Registry (all counties): 800-962-2873
Help Now – Kissimmee (abuse): 407-847-8562
Lakeside (crisis stabilization unit): 407-875-3700
Lifeline of Central Florida Hotline: 407-425-2624
Lifeline of Central Florida Hotline (Teen): 407-841-7413
Orlando Regional Medical Center ER: 407-841-5210
Osceola Mental Health (crisis unit) Kissimmee: 407-933-0077
Seminole Mental Health (crisis unit) Altamonte: 407-831-2411
Sanford: 407-321-4357
Seminole County Safe House: 407-330-3933
Sexual Assault Resource – Osceola: 407 846 7244
Harbor House (spouse/child abuse) – Orlando: 407-886-2856
We Care Orlando: 407-425-2624

Mental Health Counselors

Patricia Carreno
UCF Restores
UCF Department of Psychology
4111 Pictor Lane, Orlando FL 32816 Phone: (407) 823.3910
Areas of Specialty: Anxiety-based disorders (general, social, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, combat-related PTSD)
Will accept both UCF and non UCF clients

Elizabeth Hollingsworth
M.A., LMHC, RPT (Registered Play Therapist)
Area of town (if known) Orlando/Maitland area
Area(s) of specialty: Play therapy, Canine Assisted Therapy, Children/Adolescents

Linda Piantieri
M.A., NCC (Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern)
Winter Park, FL
Area(s) of specialty: Play therapy (sand tray) Children/Adolescents and Families

Burt Bertram, Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT
525 Sheridan Blvd Orlando, FL 32804
Tel: 407-426-8088
Cell: 407-399-2344
Fax: 407-426-0552
Mostly couples (infidelity and defusing other marital crisis) and mid-life adult issues
Fee-for-service only

Mandy Albaugh, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
License # MH9112
Tuskawilla Office Park
2006 Town Plaza Court
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Phone: 407-547-5802
Fax: 407-696-7008
Areas of Specialty: Addiction, Couple Counseling, Pre-marital counseling, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders. No Religious affiliation.

Jessica A. Carlson, MA, NCC, LMHC
2006 Town Plaza Court
Winter Springs , FL 32708
Areas of Specialty: trauma recovery; anxiety and mood disorders; grief recovery; career counseling. Work with adults, children, and families. Accepts many health insurance plans and has affordable self-pay rates.

Cindy S. Fabico, M.A., LMHC, NCC
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
St. Luke's Community Counseling Center
4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando , FL 32819
Free Consultation by phone or email at 407-832-1422 or . To schedule appointments call 407-876-4991 ext.250. Areas of Specialty: grief; depression; personal growth; interpersonal relationships.

Tim Fitsimones, LMHC, CAP
2260 Glenwood Drive
Winter Park FL 32792
Phone: 407-629-7114
Fax: 407-629-7463
Areas of Specialty: addictions, relationships, family issues, depression, life transitions.
Sliding scale fees available.

Keri Nola, MA, CCR, LMHC
Tuskawilla Office Park
2006 Town Plaza Court
Winter Springs, FL 32708
(407) 242-9400
Areas of Specialty: Trauma Recovery, Grief/Loss Issues, Women's Issues, Relationship Issues including Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns. Trained in EMDR, hypnotherapy and sex therapy.

Joyce Pastorek, M.A., LMHC
550 N. Bumby Ave Suite 105
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 491-1288
Areas of Specialty: individuals and couples; gay, lesbian, bisexual issues; victims of domestic violence, abuse, or rape; anxiety disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorders; phobias; depression; perpetrators of violence
Sliding scale fees in special circumstances. Some evening hours available

Jim Rahill, M.A., LMHC
(407) 324-3036
Areas of Specialty: play therapy, adult survivors of sexual abuse, couples, families, mood disorders, anxiety disorders.

Amanda Smith, LMHC
Children and adolescents.
No Contact info Available

Debra Terry, M.A., LHMC
(407) 647-4224
Areas of Specialty: Adult survivors of sexual abuse/sexual assault, dissociation, women's issues.

Kathie Thaw, R.N., M.A., P.A.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
The Center for Counseling and Consulting
661 Seminola Boulevard
Casselberry, FL 32707
(386) 956-0359
Areas of Specialty: individual and couples counseling, pre-marital and marital issues, pet bereavement, life adjustment, transitions; anxiety, depression.

Julie Shepardson, LMHC
Areas of specialty include: Mood Disorders: sadness, grief, depression, Anxiety Disorders:fears, panic, stress, life transitions or adjustments, Eating Disorders: binge eating, compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia and emotional eating, Relationship issues: couples counseling, infidelity, separation/divorce, premarital counseling. To learn more about Julie and the services she provides, visit her website at:

Kimberly Rios, M.A.
The Mending Group
Individuals, couples, groups
Free phone intake
(407) 770-1205

Marriage and Family Therapists

UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute
UCF Main Campus, Building 28
Orlando, Florida 32826
(407) 823-1748
Area of Specialty: The MFRI provides relationship education workshops at no charge, with an emphasis on communication, problems solving skills, and strategies to cope with stressful situations. Unemployed/underemployed couples can benefit from a 1-day job training, including assistance with resume writing and interview through Project TOGETHER. In addition, free counseling sessions are available for individuals and couples —provided by supervised graduate student interns, mental health and marriage and family therapy interns registered with the state of Florida and licensed counselors. All services are provided in English and Spanish.

Richard Vantrease L. L. C.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Pastoral Counselor
800 Celebration Avenue Room 302
Celebration, Florida 34747
(407) 566-1815

Johanna Jordan, M.A., LMFT
2221 Lee Rd, Suite 23
Winter Park , FL 32789
(407) 628-8494
Areas of Specialty: adults with history of sexual or physical abuse, couples, trauma, EMDR. Sliding scale fees ($50-$75). Evening and Saturday morning appointments available.


Louise Buhrman, MD
1485 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 6-1454
Winter Park, FL 32796
(407) 671-2258
Specializes in eating disorders.

Carol Bloomquist-Mikulka, MD
1155 Louisiana Ave., Suite 207
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 645-3777

Patricia Sarkar, MD
The Group for Psychiatry, Psychology and Wellness
1555 Howell Branch Road B-4
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 644-2121(o)
(407) 644-2974 (f)
Areas of Specialty: Psychiatric services for clients age 18 and older.

Psychiatric Services of Winter Park
Jose Quinones, MD
Malcolm Roberts, MD
Ricardo Bernal, MD
2248 Winter Woods Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 681-6003
Areas of Specialty: children/adolescents, young adults, ADD, depression, anxiety, OCD, other psychiatric disorder

Social Workers

Ernie Reilly, LCSW
Areas of Specialty: children and adolescents; play therapy; family therapy; ADHD; depression; anxiety; child abuse; eating disorders; chronic medical issues; oppositional defiant disorder (behavior problems); relationship issues


Alcoholics Anonymous
(407) 521-0012

Al-Anon/Alateen (Family support group):
(407) 291-1900 /407 896 4929

Narcotics Anonymous
(407) 425-5157

Center for Drug Free Living
Phone: (407) 245-0012

Tim Fitsimones, LMHC, CAP
409 St. Andrews Blvd
Winter Park, 32792
(407) 262-3728 (o)
(407) 629-7463 (f)
Areas of Specialty: addictions, relationships, family issues, depression, life transitions.
Sliding scale fees available.

Addiction Center (online resource)
(877) 655-5116

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Orlando, FL
(844) 528-2440
Rx Dangers

Addiction Resource

Community Agencies

Devereaux (Orlando area)
407 273 7117

Intervention Services (Osceola, Maitland, Brevard, Orange)
(407) 931-2911
Broad range of counseling services, including med management, family therapy, in-home and at school behavioral modification/therapy.

Oviedo Counseling Clinic
1231 Reformation Dr (on campus of Reformed Theological Seminary) Oviedo, FL 32765
(321) 244-3576
Monday - Thursday 4 to 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact person: Sarah Baker, Assessment and Scheduling Coordinator. Students may contact Sarah directly to schedule an initial assessment.

Barry University Family Enrichment Center
2000 N. Alafaya Trail, Suite 600
Orlando , FL 32826
(321) 235-8413
Areas of Specialty: children, adolescents, couples, family, and individual;
all issues, except no high risk of suicide. Sliding scale fees. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3:00-9:00. All counselors are graduate students in masters or doctoral program and receive supervision.

Catholic Counseling Center (A program of Catholic Charities)
1771 North Semoran Blvd.
Orlando , FL 32807-3598
(407) 658-1818
Provide individual, couples, marital, and family counseling. Mostly short-term (12-15 sessions) therapy. Will not see clients who are court ordered, have active psychosis, or eating disorders. Will see clients with active suicidality
or substance problems only if they are in appropriate collateral treatment. Catholic Charities also offers services related to adoption, pregnancy, financial assistance, and immigration/refugee issues.

The Center for Drug Free Living
Non-Residential Services
100 West Columbia Street
Orlando , FL 32806
(407) 245-0012 (Inpatient Treatment)
407-245-0016 (Detoxification)
407-245-0014 (Outpatient services)
Areas of Specialty: substance use disorders; inpatient and outpatient services Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8-5pm. Sliding scale fees.

Center for Growth and Development at Jewish Family Services
2100 Lee Road
Winter Park , FL 32789
(407) 644-7593 Ext. 231
The Center is a United Way Agency. The Center provides non-denominational counseling for individuals, couples, families, and children. They work with all issues. The counselors have Master's degrees in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Sliding scale fees.

Church Street Counseling Center
First Presbyterian Church
106 E Church Street
Orlando , FL 32801
(407) 423-2388
Staff consists of mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and interns. Some staff are bilingual. They provide individual, couples, and family counseling with most issues. They also have anger management groups and occasionally other groups such as a women's depression group. Sliding scale fees. Affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Website: www. Click on Church Street Counseling Center.

Green House Family Counseling Center
3535 Lawton Rd. #260
Orlando , FL 32803-3743
(407) 895-5800
The Green House Family Counseling Center is a program within Children's Home Society.
Staff consists of licensed and unlicensed counselors and interns, including bilingual staff (2 full time staff, 1 part-time staff, 3 interns). Services include outpatient counseling in home and in office, individuals, couples, and families. Areas of Specialty: sexual abuse; play therapy; depression; anger management; referrals from CFS. Sliding scale fees. No insurance accepted.

The Grove Counseling Center
Altamonte Outpatient Services: 1088 East Altamonte Springs Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Sanford Outpatient Services: 1550 South French Ave., Sanford, FL 32773
(407) 327-1765 or (800) 919-1765 /
Outpatient services for adults include individual, groups, and family counseling. The Center is primarily focused on treating alcohol and other drug abuse issues. Sliding scale fees.

The Healing Tree
Sexual Trauma Recovery Center
601 W. Michigan Street
Orlando , FL 32805
(407) 317-7430
Areas of Specialty: sexual assault, incest, sexual abuse, rape, parents/caregivers/spouses/significant others of survivors. Services include individual, couples, families, and groups. Almost all counseling services are free (grant funded).
*Services for clients who are 17 years old and under only. *

Lutheran Counseling Services
1600 South Orlando Ave
Winter Park , FL 32789
(407) 644-4692
Areas of Specialty: children, marriage and family issues, relationships, women's issues, adjustment issues, mood disorders, trauma, EMDR, spiritual/theological issues.
Sliding scale fees. Provide faith based counseling, but see individuals from all denominations.
See website for more information.

On-TRAC College Coaching Centers
1806 Town Plaza Ct.
Winter Springs , FL 32708
(407) 695-3664
Services: tutoring, remediation, assessment, coaching

Lakeside Alternatives
(407) 875-3700

Seminole Community Mental Health
(407) 831-2411

Domestic Violence Services/ Batterers Intervention/Anger Management

A Turning Point Counseling
Anger Management
(407) 895-5996

Anger Management
(407) 277-1942

Church Street Counseling Center
Anger Management
(407) 423-2388

Community Service Center
Anger Management
(407) 851-5920

Episcopal Counseling Center of Central Florida
Anger Management
(407) 423-3327

Frontline Outreach
Anger Management
(407) 293-3000

Yellow Umbrella
Anger Management
(407) 422-0531

National Safety Council, Central Florida Chapter
(407) 897-4400

No Abuse, Inc.
(407) 999-9703

Harbor House
Support group
(407) 886-2856

HELP NOW of Osceola
Support group
(407) 847-3260

Safehouse of Seminole County Support group
(407) 330-3011 x5

Women's Residential and Counseling Center Support group
(407) 425-2502

Eating Disorders

Dr. Nunez

Louise Buhrman
(407) 671 2258

Rebecca Carol

Eating disorders referral website
Information on eating disorders and practioners

Vicki O'Grady, MA, LMHC, NCC
(407) 539-2299
Private practice/individual counseling, family therapy, couples counseling, and body-image workshops (since 1977). Treatment Model: Non-diet approach Payment options: cash/check, insurance, sliding scale

Grief Counseling

Florida Hospital's Pastoral Care has excellent referrals (copy in our manila file), worksheets, and groups for grief counseling.
Go to links at

Josh Grover MA, LMHC, CCTP
Abundant Life Counseling - Owner/Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
511 N Maitland Ave, Maitland FL 32751
(352) (352) 630-7088
Area(s) of specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Christian Counseling
  • Grief/Loss/Divorce
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Relationship issues

Language and Speech

Communicative Disorders Clinic
(407) 249-4770
Auditory Processing Evaluations $125
Speech and Lang Evaluations $125
If therapy is recommended, they have on a semester basis $400/semester twice a week for 40 or 50 min. Full time Audiologist can test for hearing aides for all ages.

Parent Education/ Skills Classes

Altamonte Psychological Associates
(407) 830-7602

(407) 277-1942

Boys Town of Central Florida
(407) 366-3667

Common Sense Parenting
(407) 366-1853

Family Source of Florida
(407) 999-5527

(407) 317-3660

Frontline Outreach
(407) 293-3000

Parenting without Pressure
(407) 767-2524

Yellow Umbrella
(407) 422-0531

Sexual Addiction

Paul Pushkarna, M.S.
815 Orienta Avenue Suite 101
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
(407) 830-6033
Specialist in working with sexual offenders/addiction, anger management, and substance abuse.


The Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000
Children (girls and boys) and parents can call with any problem at any time -children who are suffering physical or sexual abuse, depressed, thinking about suicide, on the run, taking drugs, hooked on alcohol, threatened by gangs, or just fighting with their parents; or parents frustrated by an out-of-control child, scared of any abusive, alcoholic spouse, dependent on drugs or alcohol, or seeking shelter for their homeless family.

Jeremiah Project 51
(866) 721-7385 (toll free). This allows your child to call if he or she is being bullied or if he or she witnessed someone at school being bullied. Jeremiah 51 gets the name and number of the school and asks them to investigate the complaint; the school has 24 hours to do the investigation. We also notify you, the parent, and call or visit the school to ensure the investigation has been done. After one week, we contact your child and make sure that the complaint has been handled.

211 Service
Dial 211 for medical, support, and mental health services in the Central FL area.

Community Service Center

Legal Aid or local bar association pro bono program

Still Waters Healing Center
407-485-4823 / 407-772-9243
For Holistic health options (pain control, stress management, chronic disease management, depression, anxiety, etc.)