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Winter Garden Mental Health Counselors

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Cynthia Benedict, LMHC, NCC
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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I know numerous people that have been to her as a therapist and she is really liked a lot. I have seen Cynthia advocating for her clients. She daily posts wonderful literature for people to read and be inspired with the beautifully posted captions. Cynthia Benedict is truly a dedicated leader in the mental health field.

  • 13 years in business
Aleyiah K.
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Schellie Fanfan is an amazing woman who is truly a cut above the rest and an inspiration to many. It is not only her expertise in the mental health and behavioral services field that sets her apart, it is her passion and commitment to helping others grow through their "go-through" that makes her stand out as well. At the most difficult times of our lives, when we want to just give up, Schellie Fanfan brings hope, a renewed spirit, and a new direction. Her services are rendered effortlessly and even cross state lines to meet the needs of every population, regardless of age, race or gender. Going above and beyond is just a very minor detail of Schellie Fanfan's work ethics. Ms. Fanfan is extremely dedicated to fulfilling her purpose of transforming lives and does so with a heart of love and deep concern for the betterment of every client she comes in contact with. As my therapist, Ms. Fanfan counseled with no judgement, a keen ear and a goal to tear down walls that I thought were indestructable. This was a new experience for me and although we shared a mutual friend, it was clear that Ms. Fanfan was very knowledgeable of boundaries, which made it that much easier to communicate openly. Ms. Fanfan made herself available around the clock, whether there was a crisis, life transition, or even a general concern. I knew that I could always count on another voice being on the opposite end of the receiver even if just to say, "is everything ok?...I'll call you back as soon as I can". I learned a lot about myself through Schellie and to this very day, i find myself getting through a number of situations via the life tools instilled in me through Schellie whether by writing, recalling assigments, or reflecting on our coversations that would propel me to where I needed to be at that time. Without a doubt, Schellie Fanfan is an esteemed motivator and great mentor whose life is the epitome of PHENOMENAL. I am truly honored to write a review for one of the women who has definitely contributed to the me God created me to be. i am here because of those who thought it not robbery to sacrifice their time and energy to give unselfishly to another. To know to know that you are blessed beyond measure!

Maddi L.
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Dee was so genuine and down-to-earth. Initially, going to counselling made me nervous and even ashamed. But after I met Dee, going to counselling was something I looked forward to every week! She is someone I trust with anything and everything. She truly changed my life for the better! I If anyone needed a recommendation for a counselor, I would definitely recommend Dee, hands down.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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I was looking for some help to get my life in order and Min really helped me. She helped me prioritize my needs and issues. She also helped me be more confident in myself.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Glendon B.
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Monica is excellent in her field. Her approach, coaching and techniques saved my marriage.

  • 5 years in business
Teresa P.
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I have been with Naomi a couple of years now working on my many issues. she is always forthright, honest, and goes above and beyond to help her clients. She explains things I don't understand, and helps keep me grounded which is no small task. I heartily recommend Naomi if you are considering mental health counseling.

Dean M.
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Alex is one of the wisest men I have met in this field. He listens, guides and is able to give real world practical direction to those who need help and guidance. In addition, he is kind, and my life would be worse of had I not met and known Alex Mescavage.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I provide mental health counseling services to children, adults, and couples. I have experience with behavioral issues for children, depression, anger management, relationship issues, military family issues, and more. Services are provided in office. Private insurances and self-pay clients are accepted.


Like many of my clients I have experienced life changing events. Finding positive, creative and most importantly individually sensitive treatment solutions will help people become their true selves. Neuroscience advances say that there is a direct connection between thoughts and good health, mentally and physically. My father was a psychiatrist and I worked in his practice before entering the media profession for twenty years. I am in mid-life and ready to return the lessons I've learned. I'm off the road and in an office and love helping others. My return to traditional counseling was through becoming credentialed to do media psychology and coaching for stage fright, image consulting, songwriting and copywriting. These skills remain a part of my practice and are valuable to help anyone become their authentic best.


I am an Orlando based therapist who is working with individuals, couples and families who need someone to walk alongside them during difficult times. Typically, I see clients dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders, stress, wellness issues, relationship issues, divorce, grief, adult survivors of abuse and many other issues. It makes a difference to have someone there to know that you are not alone in what you are dealing with.


I am a licensed mental health counselor and have been seeing clients in the Orlando area since 2004. My major area of expertise is in trauma. This means that I am skilled in assisting people who face issues such as the following: * sexual, emotional, or physical abuse * rape * major depression * affairs * divorce * marital distress * addiction * spiritual issues and more It would be my pleasure to be of assistance to you in whatever capacity is needed. For a free 30-minute consultation, contact me on my main phone number!


I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families to improve their relationships and get the most out of life. Often, we encounter difficulties that seem overwhelming but which can be overcome with the support and help of a caring professional.


I work on mental health counseling, life coaching, and yoga therapy. I provide individual, couple, group and family therapy.

  • 11 years in business

I specialize in couples, as well as children (all ages) and counseling families. If you are struggling in your relationships, or having issues with your children, I urge you to visit our website for a description of our services.

  • 35 years in business

We are here to satisfy the needs of our customer no matter the business is. We aim to please no matter how hard the job. We have been family built since the year 1983. We are a loyal and humble family that promises to get the job done, with money back guarantee. Whatever the job is, we hold the crown in mental recovery and physical as well. We provide physical training, health advice, alternative remedies and more.


Adult Counseling & Psychotherapy exclusively serves adults, specializing in the treatment of adults typically in need or looking for behavioral health services. Our participants may choose from any combination of individual therapy, couples therapy or group therapy. Confidentiality and privacy are strictly observed at all times. The needs and well-being of those we serve is our prime directive. Adult Counseling & Psychotherapy meets all requirements by court programs, employee assistance programs and DUI organizations for accepted participation and completion. Adult Counseling & Psychotherapy accepts most major insurances.

  • 5 years in business

I provide mental health counseling services to the community with areas of focus including: Grief/Loss, Pet Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Life Transition issues, and general mental health concerns. An environment of safety where the counselor and client work as a team to help the client reach their goals is provided. I offer a space for clients that enables obstacles and adversity to blossom into resilience, hope and great success. Also, specialize in working with the Gifted Adult population and incorporate creative expression with clients when appropriate. Overcoming obstacles through creativity and compassion.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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