Anubis Gacel

Born in Tampa, Florida and adopted at 6 weeks old from a greyhound adoption group, Anubis was born into his role as a therapy dog, giver of "happies," and morale booster.  Graduated with honors from puppy class, agility class, obedience training, and therapy dog training. He is 4 years young, enjoys long visits to the park, playing with tennis balls, and cuddling on the couch.  

After an initial meeting and approval from you, Anubis can be present during sessions if it helps our work together.  

Sharife Gacel, MS, LMHC (#MH 15258)

"My counseling services include an interactive, person centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy approach. What that means is that I see you as the expert of your life, and aim to provide support through tangible solutions.  I see us as a team and through feedback we can effectively address your concerns. Because of my veterinary medicine/molecular biology and artist backgrounds, it's possible to integrate a wholistic counseling experience." 

Specializing in individual mental health counseling, with an emphasis in anxiety and depression, life transitions, multicultural issues, and general mental health concerns. Miami, Florida native, practicing in Winter Park and the Central Florida area. 


  • *Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling-Graduated with Honors from Stetson University 
  • *Studied Veterinary Medicine-St. Matthew's University, Grand Cayman
  • *Bachelor of Science in Psychology-Graduated with Honors from University of Central Florida
  • *Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology & Microbiology-Graduated with Honors from University of Central Florida

Additional Training 

  • *20+ year involvement with adopting retired racing greyhounds
  • *Founded a successful visual arts business with a selected piece's exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art
  • *LEAD Scholar's program-University of Central Florida
  • ​*Studied animal behavior and separation anxiety in small animals while in veterinary school

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • *Member of American Counseling Association
  • *Member of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
  • *Member of Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida
  • ​*Member of Central Florida Astronomical Society 
  • *Member of Military and Government Counseling Association

​Presentations/Groups Led

  • *Central Florida Grief Support Group
  • ​*Pet Loss/The Human-Animal Bond-Florida Mental Health Counselor's Association Conference
  • *Pet Loss/The Human-Animal Bond-Greyhounds Reach the Beach Annual Convention
  • *Emotional Support Animals-Greyhounds Reach the Beach Annual Convention