About Us

Dr. Carlos Garcia

Are you ready to transform your life and start feeling inspired again? Are you ready to heal from past hurts that seem to weigh you down? Congratulations; you’ve just taken the first and most courageous step. You’ve decided to take back control of your life. You are ready to start living your best life and I am committed to helping you grow in a space that feels warm, compassionate and empowering. 

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and I provide counseling and coaching to individuals who are looking to make a major transformation in their lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and those who struggle with motivation and self-esteem. I help my clients get unchained from their past in order to find the confidence they need to start living a more fulfilling and empowered life. My goal is to walk alongside you in this transformative journey of self-discovery and deep personal growth. 


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.


Alisa Houseknecht, PhD, NCC, CRC

I believe that meaningful and lasting change can only occur in the context of a safe therapeutic environment. I use a compassionate and collaborative approach to help my clients discover their potential and empower them to create meaning and purpose in their lives. In counseling, I work with my clients to identify self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep them from living the life they want. For some, this means gaining insight into what’s holding them back, and for others, it means learning new skills and strategies to help them turn insight into meaningful change.

My approach to counseling integrates Person-Centered Therapy with evidence-based interventions from Cognitive Behavior and Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy. My integration of these theories allows me to meet the needs of diverse clients with a wide range of problems and life circumstances. My primary areas of expertise include life transitions, anxiety, depression, stress and coping, health-related concerns, and relationship issues.

I have a doctorate degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of Florida and have been a counselor for 7 years. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).


Erica Sánchez, MS

I want to congratulate you on taking this next step in your journey toward healing. As a Registered Marriage and Family Intern, I want to walk alongside you to help you find hope, then motivation, then a plan. My goal is to create a safe space where you feel heard and understood. Together, we will work to identify what is limiting you and help you create and sustain positive change. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fl. I have gained my unique experience through my work in non-profit and private practice counseling centers in the Tampa Bay area. Some of my trainings include: TBRI (Trust-based Relational Intervention) for children and Gottman Level 1 training for adults.

My approach is Person-Centered and individually tailored to each person’s unique needs. I also use Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness interventions. I work with children and adults experiencing issues including, but not limited to: stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, family conflict, multicultural issues, relationship/marriage difficulties, grief & loss, eating disorders and adjustment difficulties. I offer counseling in both English and Spanish.


Erica Anderson, MS

Making the decision to pursue counseling is one of the more courageous, empowering decisions you can make. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, I have worked with a wide range of clients from teenagers to young adults who are experiencing difficulties related to addressing negative thought patterns, stress management, mood instability, anger, interpersonal concerns and more. I am committed to developing a supportive, therapeutic environment that encourages collaboration, creativity, and resiliency. 

My approach to therapy is to offer a variety of tools that can support my clients on their journey to personal growth. I recognize and respect the unique experiences of every individual and I utilize that perspective as a way to draw on the strengths of each client to deliver culturally competent care. There are many paths to healing and overall well-being. I look forward to walking alongside you on this personal journey.  


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

I am proud to say I am the Office Manager of this incredible practice. We work cohesively as a group to bring the best care to our clients while constantly upholding ourselves and practice to the highest level of ethics. I hold a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts from Florida International University and have over a decade of experience in administrative support roles. However, my true passion lies in helping people. My goals for you, as our client, is to help you create a long-lasting relationship with one of our skilled therapists. We want you to always feel safe and comfortable coming to our practice as if this were a second home. Our ultimate 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

(813) 520-2807
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