DOCTORS & THERAPISTS

  • Alessana Fordin, LMHC
    Founder and Director


    Alessana Fordin, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in treating individuals, couples and groups. She maintains a group practice, LOTUS COUNSELING CENTER in Miami, as well as, Aventura and Boca Raton in Florida.

    Alessana works either in a more traditional 'psychodynamic' and/or 'self-psychology' orientation (helping clients to link the unconscious to the conscious and identify those behaviors that are not working for them) or in a more 'solution-focused' perspective--getting results and moving sessions along quickly. No matter which orientation--'I give feedback and am warm, clear and supportive.'
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  • Olga Capriata, LCSW
    Clinical Advisor

    Qualified Supervisor

    (English / Español)

    Olga Capriata, LCSW, is a dynamic, results-oriented, bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in treating children, adolescents, adults and couples. Olga has dedicated herself to assisting individuals, couples and families to achieve their greatest emotional well-being by using their inner strengths and capabilities. Her approach is collaborative and goal-oriented utilizing strategies from family systems, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and play therapy.

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  • Tara Kellogg, LMFT
    Director of Clinical Supervision


    Tara Kellogg, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Tara received her bachelor’s degree from Castleton University in 1994 and her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. She specializes in individual and family counseling and has dedicated her career to family preservation and trauma-related stressors disorders. Tara is a nationally certified therapist for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), as well as a Qualified Florida State Supervisor.

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  • Dr. Jasmine Davis, PhD
    Post-Doctoral Fellow


    Dr. Jasmine Melody Davis, PhD Life can bring a number of challenges that can cause us to feel out of balance. Through therapy, you can begin to make positive and lasting changes, leading you to a greater sense of fulfillment. My job is to help you find that balance and  fulfillment.
    My doctoral degree is in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. I have six years of therapy and assessment experience. More importantly, every year, I become more certain that I could not have chosen a more suitable path. It is my mission in life to help others fulfill their life’s purpose.
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  • Dr. Rafael Botta, PsyD

    (English / Español)
    Dr. Rafael Botta has over 20 years of work experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University, his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University. He has completed 2 internships: one at the Domestic Intervention Program in Miami and the other at the Miami Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Adolescent Unit. He also taught part-time at Miami-Dade College North Campus classes for divorcing parents and their children. Dr. Botta has a strong belief that one must maintain a healthy balance in life and in addition to his passion in his work, he loves music, theatre, fitness, dining and travel. Dr. Botta is also a member of the American Psychological Association.
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  • Dr. Monica Wickham, PsyD, LMHC, MFT

    Qualified Supervisor

    (English/Español) 

    Dr. Monica Wickham PsyD, LMHC, MFT is a bilingual psychotherapist with over fourteen (14) years of experience who turned her passion into a thriving career.  She specializes in the treatment of young adults, adults, couples and families with a wide range of difficulties, including but not limited to couples’ conflict resolution, marriage difficulties, divorce, premarital counseling, family’s difficulties, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, divorce, parenting, grief, life coaching, and relationship issues among many other diagnoses and conflicts.  

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  • Bronwyn Heiss, LMHC, LMFT


    Bronwyn Heiss, LMHC, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in treating couples, individuals, and groups. She graduated from Tufts University with a double major in English and Women’s Studies. Bronwyn then obtained a Master of Science from Barry University, in their dual specialization program of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy.

    Bronwyn enjoys helping individuals and couples to have happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationships with lives filled with purpose and meaning.  A goal of therapy is for her clients to thrive within their own personal experience.
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  • Andrea Fishberger, LCSW


    I am a Psychotherapist specializing in individual and couples therapy. I received my BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and my Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in New York. In addition to my education, training, and professional background, I bring a substantial breadth of life experience to my practice. This has enhanced my ability to help others address a wide range of issues.

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  • Jonathan Closner, LMHC

    Qualified Supervisor

    Jonathan Closner is a clinical and therapeutic mental health counselor who has been serving his community for over 15 years.  As a therapist, he uses clinical interventions and techniques that are personalized for each individual client.  He has extensive training and experience in evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  He is also skilled in the use of Brief Therapy techniques such as Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy.  In addition to individual therapy techniques, Jonathan is also trained in Clinical Systems Counseling; approaches he uses with couples and families.

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  • Dr.
    Beda Bjorn, MS, LMHC

    (English/Spanish)

    Dr. Beda Bjorn, MS, LMHC, has been in practice for six years in the clinical field. She has received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. Dr. Bjorn specializes in treating trauma-PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders by integrating trauma-focused treatment, cognitive-behavioral models,  dialectical behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, and client-centered humanistic approaches to therapy. 

    There are times when we may feel 'stuck,' which can be a struggling experience. Her passion is to support clients to develop healthier and satisfying lifestyles by using strategies that help them get 'unstuck.'  

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  • Cristina Behrens-Soulavy, RMHC-I

    (English/Español)

    Cristina Behrens-Soulavy, RMHC-I is a Licensed Psychologist in her country of origin, Venezuela, and is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida. Having lived in Paris (France), Munich (Germany), Buenos Aires (Argentina), as well as now residing in Miami for 10 years, she brings an international and unique multicultural sensitivity to understanding the clinical and developmental needs of people across the world, as well as their migratory experiences. The life experience that Cristina brings into her sessions, incorporates much of what she has learned in terms of adapting to a different culture, as well as the resiliency that it takes to make a new life in a brand new country. 

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  • Sharon Matson, MFT-I


    (English / Español)
    Sharon Matson is a bilingual registered MFT-I. Sharon believes that creating a trusting therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to a positive treatment outcome. Using a collaborative approach, she takes the time to get to know her clients, and appreciates each client for their individuality. Although she tailors therapy to the individuality of each client, her preferred approaches to therapy are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Person-Centered Therapy.
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  • Tammy Vazquez, MHCI

    (English / Español)

    Tammy Vazquez, MHCI is a bilingual registered clinician. Tammy believes there are partners out there for everyone who desires relationships whether it’s life long, romantic, temporary, etc, and the best ones can appear in your life when you least expect it.  “In relationships, it’s important to accept that as much as someone may love and accept you, they are allowed to have negative thoughts and emotions towards you, too!” Tammy is getting advanced training specifically for couples and enjoys guiding couples to better communication skills, reaching couple’s dream goals, enhancing intimacy and connection, establishing boundaries, learning to forgive, and exploring new couples’ ideas. Tammy’s preferred approaches with couples therapy is emotionally focused and imago relationship therapy because the combination of these two help couples build a bridge towards each other to fall in love with their flaws.

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  • Cassie Mor, MFT-I

    (English / Português / Español)

    Cassie Mor is a trilingual Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFT-I). She has a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

    Cassie specializes in working with couples and individuals on relationship issues, trauma recovery, life transitions, mindfulness, meaning and purpose. She utilizes strategies from family systems, collaborative language systems, The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She takes a curious, client-centered, whole-person approach, with the goal of co-creating lasting positive change. 

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