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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  • Dr. Victoria Raymond, PhD, LMFT


    Dr. Victoria Raymond, PhD, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Sexologist. She works with couples and individuals who are seeking to develop happy and healthy relationships. Dr. Raymond has been successful at counseling her clients to bring about real and lasting changes in their personal lives. She specializes in interpersonal relationships, communication troubles, intimacy and sexuality, relational conflict, trust and infidelity, and adjustment to life changes. She also works with clients to address stress management, anxiety, and addictions.
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  • Dr. Richard Taborga, PsyD, LMHC
    Post-Doctoral Fellow


    (English / Spanish)
    Dr. Mauricio Richard Taborga, PsyD, LMHC, NCC, is a bilingual licensed psychotherapist, with 9 years of experience who specializes in the treatment of individuals across the life span, couples, and families experiencing a wide-range of difficulties. His warm, passionate, friendly and patient approach is aimed at developing a therapeutic relationship with his clients that will inspire hope, help them recognize their strengths and to develop the insight and skills to navigate life's challenges.
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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 / Spanish)
    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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  • Olga Capriata, LCSW


    (English / Spanish)
    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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  • Anna Halliday, LMHC


    Anna Halliday is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the states of Florida and New York. Anna attended the University of Miami for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. She later earned a Master of Education and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Anna’s competence includes extensive experience in the assessment and strategic treatment of mood disorders and trauma as both a clinician and researcher. Her post-graduate experience includes evaluating, planning courses of treatment, conducting biofeedback, and providing counseling for patients living with chronic pain and recovering from traumatic injuries.
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  • Leslee Gillette, LMHC


    Leslee Gillette, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 7 years of working with and helping couples, individuals, and adolescents. She has a borad scope of clinical expertise encompassing adolescent behavioral problems, divorce, all kinds of relationship problems, and any relational challenges. She also has extensive experience in dealing with parents, PTSD, self-injuring behavior, and communication skills building.
    Leslee has specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), couples and marital therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for adolescent, couples, and adults.
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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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  • Sharon Matson, MFT-I


    (English / Spanish)
    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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  • Daisy González-Cordon
    Office Manager


    (English / Spanish)
    Daisy Gonzalez-Cordon has been leading the team at Lotus Counseling Center for over two years. She started with Lotus as our Patient Care Coordinator and was promoted to Office Manager last year. She is located in our Brickell office and skillfully manages administrative duties in addition to patient care for all our locations: Brickell, Aventura and Boca Raton, FL. Daisy’s enthusiasm, intelligence, warmth, and her take-charge attitude ensures the smooth operation of Lotus Counseling. She excels at attending to all our patients needs as well as our eleven therapists! 

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  • Stephanie Romero
    Patient Care Coordinator


    (English / Spanish)
    For over a year, Stephanie Romero has been a part of our administrative team as the Patient Care Coordinator. She has a passion for helping prospective patients by providing superior client service. With a warm and welcoming attitude, she ensures a gratifying experience for all of our patients. During her time at Lotus Counseling Center, she has learned about the importance of quality service, as well as the intricate needs of our office.
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