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. Ashton Peltz

Therapy is a journey of healing that we will walk side by side. I approach therapy from a compassionate lens in which I prioritize creating a safe and warm environment. Within this safe space I work to build authentic, honest relationships with my clients.

Once we have developed a trusting relationship, I help my clients develop insight into painful patterns of living. In sessions, we will work closely together to explore how entanglement with experiences from your past may be keeping you stuck in the present. This allows clients to gain freedom from these patterns in order to cultivate a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and I am currently a post-doctoral resident. I enjoy working with teens and adults and value building an authentic relationship as the foundation for our work together. My areas of expertise are those who struggle with depression, emotion regulation, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma histories. I also specialize in psycho-educational testing for students and kids struggling academically or those who believe they may have ADHD. This can also aid in identifying the cause of some emotional or behavioral difficulties you or your loved ones may be facing. When working together I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and I am here to listen, help foster personal growth, and alleviate suffering.


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, ADHD, self-esteem and relationship issues. Together, we can process issues that have been hindering your personal or professional growth and inspire positive change.


Casmin Wilson, MS

I’m Casmin, a registered mental health counseling intern in the state of Florida. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University.

I love working with individuals to remove blocks that are keeping them from living the life they imagined. I’m well-versed in various mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, trauma, etc., and enjoy using a holistic approach focusing on self-care. I’m also a certified yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor.

There is no one size fits all approach to therapy. Your story and collection of struggles are unique to you. You don’t have to go through life’s challenges alone or carry the burden to figure it all out on your own. I’ll be here for you when you’re ready.


Dallas Trese

My work with clients is grounded in my belief that all facets of wellbeing are essential for promoting personal success and leading a meaningful life. Using an integrative approach, I work with clients to optimize their unique strengths and empower them to work through life’s challenges to find healing and joy. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages who are dealing with relationship challenges, PTSD, stress, identity development, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.

I graduated from Lee University with a B.A. in English and will receive my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling this upcoming fall. I am a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and the American Counseling Association. I am trained in Brainspotting (phase 1), EMDR (parts 1 & 2), and Yoga.

My goal is to help my clients to create meaningful change in their lives, and to allow clients to share and process their experiences in an environment where they feel safe, secure, and truly known. So, let me pour you a cup of coffee (or tea), and let’s talk.


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
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