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Our Staff

 

Roger Shepherd, LMHC,MA,MA (Director)

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Roger has been working with people for over 45 years.  He spent the first 20 years discipling and mentoring while serving on staff with the Navigators and Discipleship Ministries.  At age 39 he went back to school and earned his second Masters degree. In December 1989, Roger founded Florida Counseling Foundation.

Since 1995, he has been supervising counseling students part time at Reformed Theological Seminary and Registered Interns who are working toward licensure.  He loves working with couples and families.  He has been married to Carol for 45 years and they have five children and six grandchildren.


Dan Miller

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Dan Miller is a native Floridian from the west coast of Florida and has lived in the Orlando area for 14 years.  He was a classroom teacher for eight years.   Three of those eight years he taught in Mexico City, Mexico.  He loves spending time with his family and friends, and being in the outdoors.  Dan holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Dan works with individuals, couples, and groups on the issues of relational struggles, fear, repressed anger, depression, addiction, shame, grief, divorce, and abuse recovery, and helps his clients discover how these issues relate to one’s growth into mature men and women.  Dan’s passion is walking alongside others to find hope and change.


Susan Londres

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Susan Londres has had the privilege of serving in full-time ministry for over 25 years. During that time, she received her Masters of Art in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. Susan enjoyed being married for 23 years until the untimely death of her husband. She is blessed to be the mother of three wonderful children ages 15 to 23.

Susan has experienced difficulties in her life that help qualify her to work with those who are dealing with grief, loss through suicide, being a single parent, and caring for aging parents.

Susan has experience working with individuals and couples dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, sexual abuse, co-dependency, communication issues, and marital issues. She also works with those in ministry to overcome specific challenges they face. As part of her counseling she does crisis intervention, weekend intensives, and specialized groups.

Her heart is to allow the Lord to use her story to give hope to others as they walk difficult journeys toward healing and restoration.


Melissa Clark

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Melissa Clark earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Liberty University located in Lynchburg Virginia. She is a Licensed Clinical Christian Therapist with the state of Florida. She is a member of The Florida Association of Christian Counselors and Therapists, Inc.  She is an ordained minister and a certified Prepare Enrich Counselor, for pre-marriage  counseling. She and her husband Mark are trained facilitators for the Kendall Life Language, an excellent communication enhancer.

In 1991 she started a group called Singles Offering Life to Others, during this time she spoke, taught small groups and counseled single adults.  She helped start Greensboro Springs Calvary Church, where she wore many hats: leadership, administrative, teaching and counseling. Her focus was on marriage counseling and women’s issues. In 2006 Melissa pioneered a Ministry at East Coast Believers Church in Casselberry, Fl. called Heart 2 Heart. Through this group she has counseled women for depression, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse, marriage problems, anxiety, codependency, overwhelmed single parents, grief and loss issues, self esteem problems, coping with divorce, parenting issues, spiritual, sexual identity issues and emotional problems. To make an appointment with her go to www.floridacounselingfoundation.com , find her on Facebook under Melissa Lee Clark, or call her cell 321 277 1058. 

Melissa’s mission is to facilitate healing to the weary and broken hearted, ignite hope, encourage them to never give up, inspire their faith to envision possibilities for themselves and set them on a path of freedom so they can experience a joyful abundant life. She does this through individual & marriage counseling, leading small groups and speaking.

Melissa is happily married to Mark for 25 years and they have two teenagers.  Melissa loves boating, water and snow skiing, and Disney Cruises. Each morning Melissa thanks God for using her to counsel others so they can receive, “ Beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning and peace for despair.”


Chris Kavenagh

Screenshot 2016-07-14 14.01.05Chris is a longtime Central Florida resident. She has been married for almost three decades and is the proud mother of two beautiful children and two very silly Shetland Sheepdogs. Chris has been interested in studying mental health since she was a child. Chris received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and then attended Reformed Theological Seminary to obtain her Master in Counseling Degree. She chose RTS because of the excellent training program that integrates psychology and theology, instilling in her the value that we are all Image Bearers of God and because of this we all have dignity and worth.  Chris has a heart for those who are hurting and believes that everyone has the capacity for happiness and joy in their lives, no matter their circumstances. Discovering the wounds of the past and learning how they are affect present life can change how one chooses to live in the future.

Chris specializes in working with women who have undergone suffering, either recent or in the distant past. Chris has particular experience with clients who have suffered from sexual abuse, anxiety and depression.  Chris also enjoys working with couples who are choosing to fight for their marriages, families and groups that are in need of a safe space to learn to properly understand and communicate with each other, and young men and women facing the many challenges of navigating emerging adulthood.

Chris has also received specific training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy and uses this in conjunction with other traditional methods of psychotherapy.  EMDR is a therapeutic technique that helps people to heal from the present emotions and symptoms of disturbing life events and trauma. EMDR can be used to treat PTSD, feeling powerless, disturbing memories, phobias and stress reduction.

Please contact Chris by email at Christina.Kavenagh@gmail.com or by phone at 407-796-8034 for a private consultation.


Marylon Larkins

marylonMarylon is a wife of 47 years, mother of one daughter, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six little ones who currently own her heart. She moved to Florida five years ago after retiring from more than twenty five years of oncology nursing. Her nursing tenure at Seidman Cancer Institute in Cleveland, Ohio involved caring for patients who were in their final stage of cancer and were on clinical trials treatments that included various combinations of chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants and radiation. She is a graduate of Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Marylon completed her Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in order to fulfill her calling to continue the ministry of caring for hurting people.  She has a longstanding passion and history of supporting people through their experiences of losses and grief. She also has a deep passion and longing to support women through their struggles of life.

Marylon can be reached for consult and support with all Women issues and Grief by email at marylonmacl3@gmail.com or 440-317-2007.


Kristina Curry

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Kristina Curry grew up in Alabama and first moved to Orlando to pursue a career in counseling by attending Reformed Theological Seminary. After receiving her degree, Kristina moved back to Alabama to work at Grace Counseling Center. It was there in Mobile, Alabama where she met her future husband. After being married for three months, Kristina and her husband moved back to Orlando so that he could pursue his passion for counseling as well!

Kristina’s passion for counseling comes from her journey of walking through her own shattered dreams, disappointments, and sufferings. Kristina has a deep desire to walk alongside people as they navigate the disappointments and struggles in life and as they look for hope in a world that often can seem dark. Kristina has experience counseling in the areas of trauma/PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, spiritual concerns, couples, and family of origin issues. Kristina also has experience working with youth from counseling adolescents, being an Assistant Youth Director, and working as a Motivational Coach in a nearby middle school.

Please contact Kristina by email at kristinacurry16@gmail.com or by phone at 205-999-8481 for a private consultation.