Our helpful, friendly, and experienced staff will help guide you in choosing the correct therapist for your needs. After a brief assessment over the phone, we can match you with one of our therapists that best fit your needs. Give us a call today! (305-915-5748)
  • Denisse Berrios
    Practice Director

    (English / Español)

    Denisse Berrios joined Lotus Counseling Center in 2011 and was Office Manager through 2018. She rejoined the practice as Practice Manager in 2020 overseeing management, HR, client care, social media, web, marketing, and public relations. She is an administrative professional graduated from Florida International University with over 15 years of office management experience.  Denisse also has a demonstrated history of working in nonprofit organizations, international/political affairs, event planning, HR, conflict resolution, customer service, accounting, and project management. 

    Her multidisciplinary approach helps her understand the many layers of leading a thriving practice with a humanistic perspective. She is a patient and caring listener who is always prepared to creatively problem solve. Denisse believes the best way to build strong communities is to help empower and heal it's citizens at the individual level for long-lasting, generational success.

  • Jasmyn Elliott
    Assistant Office Manager

    Jasmyn Elliott is the Assistant Office Manager at Lotus Counseling. She obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2019 and enjoys helping people by being resourceful, creative, and empathetic. When she is not supporting the staff, she can be found spending time with her family, whipping up a yummy pound cake, or watching the newest documentary on Netflix.

  • Gina Valentin-Torres
    Insurance Billing and Credentialing Specialist

    (English / Español) 

    Gina Valentin-Torres is a thriving leader in the healthcare industry with over 20 years of profitable success in managing private practices. She is experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related functions. She is an energetic and self-motivated individual who is  competent at maintaining a flourishing organization that is patient driven and ethically appealing to all. Gina is flexible and enjoys the challenges of supporting an office full of diversity. In this manner, she not only promotes and instills confidence in her team, she also provides for a healthy and well minded environment.

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  • Adamarie Mendez
    Billing and Collections Specialist


    Adamarie Mendez is a Billing and Collection Specialist at Lotus Counseling Center. She is our lead coordinator for  insurance collections, billing verification, billing coding and financial reconciliations.

    Adamarie is an FSU (Florida State University) grad with a MA in Dance with a major in Studio and related studies and graduated from MDC (Miami Dade College) with an AS in Medical/Clinical Assistant among other distinctions in the medical field. 

    Adamarie loves to dance, travel, and spend time with family and friends on her time off.

  • Gabriela Petasne
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Gabriela 'Gabri' Petasne is a patient coordinator at Lotus Counseling. She has recently graduated Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science. Her goal is to conduct research to better understand and help people who are struggling with eating disorders. Gabri is here to help with any questions you may have.  

  • Chris Rivera-Jinez
    Lead Coordinator

    Chris Rivera-Jínez (They/Them) is the lead coordinator at Lotus Counseling Center, while also getting their doctorate in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Chris has worked many years in the mental health field, both from the clinical and administrative sides. Ranging from being a registered behavior technician to being the lead therapist-patient liaison. Chris is extremely passionate about improving the accessibility of mental health services for patients, but also ensuring that therapists are trained to provide the most competent care possible. Chris has experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues, LGBTQ+ individuals, issues regarding culture and immigration, and issues relating to identity. They are currently doing their practicum working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events in their life. 

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