Providing the Central Florida community with mental health counseling services through creativity and compassion.  

My mission is to empower clients, while providing a safe-space for overcoming life's obstacles.  By encouraging and integrating creative expression with traditional "talk therapy", solutions to your stuck points are infinitely possible. I'm passionate about the power of thinking outside the box when life throws us curveballs.  

As a psychotherapist that specializes in Grief/Loss, I believe that no loss is too great or small.  Grief/Loss comes in many ways, shapes and forms.  Because of this, I help to personalize a client's process through creative expression.  Just like each of us are unique, so is the grieving process.

I specialize in Pet Loss as I understand both personally and professionally the power, impact and love our pets can play in our lives.  They can affect our well-being and can play a huge life role when they pass.  When it comes to our furry, feathered or finned friends, you will find a friendly, caring and empathetic space to process your loss.

If you feel stuck with your situation, are looking to find solutions to your concerns or simply want to talk about what's going on, I can help you reach your goals.  I can help you find ways of discovering self-advocacy, empowerment and getting through your stuck points.

Plain and simple, I believe in my clients.

I am committed to the belief that solutions exist. As a counselor/client team, I will help you find those solutions that help to find the confidence you desire, establishing a healthy sense of self and succeeding with the goals you hope to achieve. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me to see how we can best work together.  I look forward to hearing from you and wish you a wonderful day!

English and Spanish sessions available

Koi Counseling

Mental Health Counseling

  • Pet Loss

  • Grief/Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ​General Mental Health Concerns
verified by Psychology Today

Psycho​therapist and Founder; 

Sh​arife Gacel, MS, NCC, RMHCI (IMH #11564)