Meet our Therapists
Hello! I am so glad that you are checking out this page and meeting us! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida, license MT3283. I've been in Jacksonville, Florida for 14 years. While it took me awhile to get used to the Florida heat, now I wouldn't think of moving away from the beach. My husband of 20 years and I are raising our two sons in this amazing, family-oriented city. We spend our weekends at various sporting events and enjoying the city with family and friends.
Prior to my voyage into marriage and family therapy, I spent 15 years in church ministry with children, adolescents and their families. It is my love of all different types of families that led me to pursue my masters degree to be able to help families in various ways. A wise teacher once told me that the couple is the root unit of our society. For this reason, I have a keen interest in the health of the couple. This drives my work in marriage preparation, couples in crisis, and couples in transition.
I also love working with children and adolescents as they navigate the unique cultural landscape of our modern world, as well as their own families and communities.
With individuals, it brings me great joy to walk with a person through transition, emotional pain, and growth. I believe that we have been given a great potential for growth. And often we need a coach to walk alongside of us and encourage us around, over and through the roadblocks to change.
My Christian faith is very important to me. I believe that Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father, a task that we cannot do for ourselves. At the willingness of my clients, I love to share the Lord's Word for us. For many of my clients, it provides great strength, direction and peace.
I welcome feedback and direction as we begin your journey. It is important to me that you find a good fit in therapy. And if I am not that correct fit, I am happy to help you connect to other excellent professionals in our community. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have regarding my services or the process of counseling in general.
Hope to see you soon!
Hi! My name is Sara Allen and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida, license 19266. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida and worked in early education for nearly 15 years. A strong desire to further support children and families with social, behavioral and emotional challenges further led me to seek and obtain my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in 2019.
I understand that life can be challenging and believe that one of the greatest gifts therapy can provide is renewed hope. My desire is to offer a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore, grow and learn, as they move towards greater clarity and connection in their lives and relationships. I have been trained in various therapeutic interventions and my approach to counseling is client- centered, utilizing informed research-based methods that are developmentally appropriate for the individual and their desired outcomes.
My Christian faith provides for me a great source of guidance, peace and personal understanding. I would love to integrate a Biblical worldview along with evidence research-based interventions at the client’s request during treatment. If you have any questions regarding my services or scheduling I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello and welcome! I am so excited that you are here. My name is Garlyn Lawrence and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida, license IMH 20240. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Liberty University and my master’s degree in professional Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University.
Prior to my experience as a counselor, I have worked with children with disabilities in the school setting and had the opportunity to volunteer in the juvenile jail center. I have learned that everyone you meet has a unique story that matters. My passion as a counselor is to hear your story, walk with you through your pain, and to help bring about hope, healing, and personal growth. Some of the techniques that I often utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Talk-Therapy.
As I love working with individuals, I also have a heart for couples and pre-marital counseling with a deep desire to help find the strengths in your relationship and learn how to use them in a way that brings healing and a deeper understanding of one another.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the ultimate counselor and comforter. So, with the permission of the client, I enjoy incorporating the truth of His word, and encouraging you through His unconditional love for you. If you have any further questions regarding my services, I would love to answer those for you. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Thank you for stopping by and hope to hear from you soon!