Our Team of Counselors & Therapists | Orlando | Maitland | Winter Park

Meet Orlando’s Best Team of Therapists!

We are a full service counseling center with Orlando counselors who are passionate in treating a variety of life’s challenges. We provide a wide range of services to individuals, children, adolescents, couples and families. Our therapists are compassionate, relational and dedicated in providing effective therapeutic techniques in the Central Florida in Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland and soon to be locations of Longwood & Lake Mary.

Our Orlando counselors are active in the community by regularly contributing to the local news and radio outlets including FOX 35 Orlando, Central Florida News 13, WESH 2 News and National syndicated talk shows to name a few. Life Counseling Solutions also offer workshops and complimentary seminars to the Central Florida community including a monthly 8 Hour Anger Management Workshop

Janie Lacy (Co-Founder)
Janie Lacy (Co-Founder)Licensed Mental Health
Counselor
Janie’s mission is to use her talents and abilities to help people of all ages, stages, backgrounds, and economic levels achieve their maximum potential through fully developing their minds and their talents. Janie’s belief in a relational approach is implemented through her therapeutic treatments addressing the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual. See Janie’s full bio.

Scott Thigpen
Scott ThigpenLicensed Mental Health
Counselor
Scott has worked with troubled youth to overcome challenges of drugs, cutting, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and behavioral challenges at home and at school. He provides counseling and support to men who are facing obstacles brought upon by addictions such as pornography and sex addiction, anger management, and substance abuse. See Scott’s full bio.

Michael Martinez
Michael MartinezRegistered Mental Health
Counselor Intern
Michael has experience working with substance abuse issues, adolescents, Veterans, the elderly, and college students in individual and group settings. Michael’s goal is to assist clients in reaching their full potential by helping them explore within themselves to find their strengths. He pays special attention to building a therapeutic relationship in order to create a safe place for change and growth. Michael provides counseling services to people of many different backgrounds but specializes in helping first-time parents transition. See Michael’s full bio.

Lauren Tolley
Lauren TolleyLicensed Mental Health
Counselor
Lauren’s mission is to help individuals, couples, and children become the most genuine, happy, and fulfilled versions of themselves.  She also specializes in counseling children experiencing loss, divorce, blending of families, and low self-esteem. As a step mom and wife, Lauren finds that from her own experiences she has grown to understand the challenges associated with changing families and wants to assist other families, couples, and children. See Lauren’s full bio.

Colleen Andre
Colleen AndreLicensed Mental Health
Counselor
Having been to counseling herself and familiar with the place of vulnerability, Colleen values the importance of a comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere. At the heart of her work, she seeks to create a safe environment in which clients can feel at ease while working through life’s difficulties. Her specialty is working with women and adolescents struggling with anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. She also enjoys assisting those facing multicultural or race-related issues.  Ultimately, her goal is to help clients uncover the source of their distress so that they can begin to heal. See Colleen’s full bio.

Jenna Brody-McLeod
Jenna Brody-McLeodCertified Addiction Professional
Jenna has been counseling for the last 8 years with a focus on providing a compassionate, loving and caring approach to helping clients see their true potential. Through her own recovery she has seen how much trauma can affect a person’s life, and desires to help her clients head down a different path. See Jenna’s full bio.

Amanda Wiegert
Amanda WiegertLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Amanda is passionate about helping people navigate all stages of life. She believes great healing can emerge from trauma and challenges if we allow ourselves to be open to learning and exploring new ways of dealing with difficult life experiences. She believes that therapy should be a collaborative approach between the client and the therapist to facilitate dialogue that leads to growth and positive change. See Amanda’s full bio.

 
Allison Petro
Allison PetroLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Allison is passionate about encouraging and assisting her clients to live life to their fullest potential. She believes that humans are resilient and can overcome the obstacles before them with the proper tools, support and mindset. In addition talk therapy, Allison uses creative arts therapies (art, music, play therapy, etc.), TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) with children or adolescents and EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) to help her clients explore their feelings, behaviors and inner dialogue. Her goal for each client is to help him/her develop coping skills and a plan to move through pain and experience healing. See Allison’s full bio.

Brian Kurz
Brian Kurz
Brian has been counseling for the last 17 years working with various types of people from veterans to those struggling with substance abuse. He strongly believes that people can get  better and achieve their full potential if provided with the right therapy and guidance. See Brian’s full bio.