Koi Counseling

Our Practice


Welcome to Koi Counseling in Lake Mary, Florida.

If you're between a rock and a hard place in life, looking for a way to stop feeling stuck, and get actual solutions, my counseling services are here for you. Having always pursued a life that allows me to make an impact on the lives of other's, your concerns hold great value to me. Using a person centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy approach, I see you as the expert of your life, and aim to provide support through tangible solutions. As a team, we can effectively address your concerns and end the stuck points, reduce anxiety, and search for ways to achieve the peace you're looking for.


Sharife Gacel, MS, LMHC, NCC

License Number and State: MH15258, Florida

Hailing from Miami, Florida, Sharife has the belief that we are all capable of achieving greatness. Sometimes life places obstacles in our way & achieving our potential can be that much harder. The good news is, discovering a new perspective from a professional can be the trick to unleashing that potential. If you're ready for the journey to self-improvement, Sharife looks forward to meeting.

Graduated with honors from Stetson University with a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. BS in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. BS in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

Sharife is an avid space nerd, and animal lover. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her adopted greyhound Anubis.