The Counseling, Growth and Development Program provides individual, couples, family and group mental health counseling in a trusting, reassuring and healing atmosphere. Licensed clinical therapists help clients cope with major life problems in a timely and effective manner and guide people through major life transitions. JFS is one of the few remaining agencies in Central Florida that operates on a sliding fee scale. JFS accepts most insurance. Call us at 407-644-7593 for more information.

Please print and fill out appropriate forms below and bring with you:

Client Intake Packet

Child Intake Packet

JFS Orlando Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)

Support Groups:

Life Transitions Support Group

Parenting Support Group

MEET OUR COUNSELORS

Douglass-Barnes, AshlynAshlyn Douglass-Barnes, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and qualified clinical supervisor. Ashlyn has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient community based mental health, inpatient/admission psychiatric hospital, substance abuse/DUI, dialysis/medical, and in home/office outpatient therapy. 

Ashlyn specializes in adults and couples, with a range of concerns from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, chronic illness, and relationship issues with a focus on improving communication, self-esteem, and self-confidence. She is certified by Postpartum International for specialized care of perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression). Ashlyn is also certified to complete pre-surgical mental health clearance for bariatric surgery, as well as counseling before and after bariatric surgery for individuals and couples. 

Ashlyn’s therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioral, collaborative, client- centered and self-empowering. Ashlyn’s strengths lie in her unique ability to connect with people by the use of empathy, acceptance, and understanding, through active listening and genuine care for her clients. 

 

Carla

Carla Fischer, MA, LMHC, LMT  has been a Mental Health Counselor for over 15 years. She received her training for Mental Health Counseling at Webster University in Central Florida. 

Carla has traveled extensively; through that experience she developed an understanding of culture and discovered that background shapes who we are and how we experience the world. Carla is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish she also has a good control of the German Language. 

Carla approaches Mental Health Counseling therapy with an open heart and mind.  She is aware that the willingness to start opening up and dealing with emotions is the first step in finding solutions to whatever concerns the client. The use of body centering or emotional centered therapy has been an integral part of helping her clients find balance in their lives and work through some of the difficulties that they might face.

DFisherDaniel M. Fisher, Ed.S., LMHC attended the University of Florida’s Counselor Education Master’s Program where he received his Education Specialist Degree in addition to his Master’s in Education in Mental Health Counseling. Daniel is Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Daniel believes therapy is something from which everyone can benefit. Through the lens of Choice Theory and using a Reality Therapy approach to counseling, Daniel helps clients identify issues in their lives, the decisions they make that affect their lives and ultimately helps develop a better, more well rounded approach to decision making and helping clients improve their lives. He has experience helping Clients suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, and substance abuse. He specializes in helping young adults through change of life issues which include college entrance, career guidance, and identity issues associated with becoming an adult. Daniel works with individuals and groups aged 14 to 64 to identify issues and develop then implement solutions to improve clients’ lives.

 

Stacey GreenbergStacey Greenberg, MSW, LCSW is a warm and compassionate counselor. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida and has a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Central Florida.

Stacey specializes in clinical issues relating to adoption, foster care, attachment, children and young adults, depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, and adjustment to family changes. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy modalities, as well as other evidence-based practices. Her adoption experience includes multiple years working with adoptive children and families in the public and private sectors, as well as extensive professional training in the field. She is understanding and knowledgeable of the unique challenges that accompany adoption, as well as other complex family structures.