About Us

Dr. Carlos Garcia

I am the owner and primary therapist at Tampa Counseling and Wellness. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, coach, and speaker. I provide counseling and coaching to those looking to make a major life transformation. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and those who struggle with motivation and self-esteem. I also specialize in working with entrepreneurs, executives, and business leaders. I help my clients get unchained from the past, overcome mental blocks, and find the confidence they need to start living a more fulfilling and empowered life.

I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed my residency at Rutgers University. I also served in the armed forces as a United States Marine and as a firefighter and paramedic prior to receiving my doctorate degree. I am not about a “quick fix,” but instead focus on helping you uncover the unconscious drives and motivation that have been holding you back. My goal is not just to alleviate symptoms, but to guide you toward deep personal growth. I believe there is no greater motivation than becoming the person you have always wanted to be.

 


Dr. Aixa E. Fretts Mulero

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am always committed to providing compassionate services to children, adolescents, and adults in both Spanish and English. I conduct various psychological assessments, as well as evaluations for individuals with immigration issues. I also specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families. Some areas of specialty include: ADHD/ADD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anger management, behavioral issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, and marital and family issues.

Gracias por su interés en conocerme. Estoy comprometida a brindar un servicio humano y de calidad en salud mental a niños, adolescentes y adultos, evaluación psicológica y evaluación psicológica para inmigración. Mi especializa es en ayudar a individuos, parejas y familias. Algunas áreas de especialidad incluyen: ADHD / ADD, PTSD, manejo de la ira, problemas de comportamiento, ansiedad, depresión, problemas conyugales y familiares entre otros.

 


Elise Gaudette, MS

My goal is for you to leave the office knowing that you benefited from our session. I am here to listen and support you through your journey of growth. Building an authentic and genuine relationship will give us the opportunity to make real progress in your life. I am passionate about you feeling accepted as you are, and maintaining a judgement free environment. I am genuinely invested in your life and I prioritize making the session personalized to your needs.

Just a little background on myself, I have an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I am an MHC registered intern with the state of Florida. Becoming a therapist was an obvious choice for me and it continues to be my passion. I am incredibly honored that my clients let me be a part of their lives.

I enjoy working with all individuals and couples. My areas of expertise are those who struggle with coping, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, sexual issues, self-esteem and relationship issues. Together, we can process issues that have been hindering your personal or professional growth and inspire positive change.

 


Ivis Carrera Valdes, MA

Considering counseling is a courageous act because it can sometimes expose our most-hidden vulnerabilities. Whether you are returning to counseling or this is your first time reaching out, my goal is to provide you with a safe space to rediscover and express yourself in a meaningful way, and to help you achieve long-lasting change. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, I strive to help you from an empathetic perspective and in a warm setting. I am committed to walking beside you on you path to healing.

I started my journey to become a counselor in Cuba, at the University of Havana, and I completed my training in the United States, where I received my master’s degree in counseling from the University of West Florida. My style integrates the Interpersonal Process and Multicultural therapeutic approaches. I also use Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic interventions. My experience includes helping clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal problems, grief and loss, and identity issues. I incorporate body awareness, meditation, and biofeedback techniques to help my clients improve their coping skills. I provide mental-health services in both English and Spanish.

 


Isle Cordes

Life coaching is my passion and the greatest gift I can give others. I’ve always had an innate ability to hold a safe and compassionate space for others to grow. As a Certified Life Coach, I help my clients overcome mental blocks, self-doubt, and build self-confidence. My proven method of thought-provoking questions will empower you to get excited about your next steps in life. Unlike other coaches, I utilize the fundamental principles of psychology and human behavior to help guide you on your journey.

I graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in Communication Arts and have over a decade of experience working with executives and business professionals. In addition to my role as a Certified Life Coach, I function as the Manager of this incredible practice. My goal for you, as our client, is to help you create a long-lasting relationship with one of our skilled therapists or coaches. We want you to always feel safe and comfortable coming to our practice as if this were your second home. Our goal is that you become the best version of yourself with the work you will do here at Tampa Counseling and Wellness.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and always feel free to contact me directly for questions about scheduling your appointment.

Email: tampacounselingandwellness@gmail.com
Phone: 813-520-2807



2814 W. MLK Blvd, Suite 201
Tampa, FL 33607

livewell@tampacw.com
(813) 520-2807
Se Habla Español

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