About Us

Dr. Carlos Garcia

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am a Licensed Psychologist who provides therapy and coaching to individuals looking to transform their lives. I completed my residency at Rutgers University and later received a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. My area of expertise includes working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I help my clients get unchained from their past in order to find the inner confidence to start living a more fulfilling and empowered life. My passion lays in helping others grow, heal, and create meaningful change in a space that feels warm and compassionate.

When not working with clients, I enjoy speaking and educating others on the importance of mental health and the benefits of overall well-being. I have a passion for public speaking and am often asked to speak to companies and organizations on topics such as stress management, how to increase motivation, and ways to become better leaders. I am passionate about helping others see and understand the powerful effects oh knowing oneself. I believes that individuals are capable of amazing things when they are given the rights tools and opportunities. Self-awareness and encouragement can be great catalysts for change and I understand the factors that motivate individuals to seek happiness and thrive. It is my personal mission to help people everywhere utilize their natural talents to build a happier and more successful life.


Dr. Aixa E. Fretts Mulero

Dr. Aixa E. Fretts Mulero has a Psy.D. in psychological counseling and is a provisional psychologist in Florida. She also has a permanent license as a psychologist from Puerto Rico.

Dr. Fretts has excelled in the area of psychology by participating in radio, television and writing newspaper articles. She also worked over 5 years on the Puerto Rico Board of Psychologist Examiners.

Dr. Fretts is the founder of Bilingual Counseling of Florida. She is committed to providing quality services to children, adolescents, and adults in both Spanish and English. She also conducts psychological assessments as well as assessments for immigration. Dr. Fretts specializes in helping individuals, couples, and families. Some areas of specialty include: ADHD/ADD, PTSD, anger management, behavioral issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, and marital and family issues.

La Dra. Aixa E. Fretts Mulero tiene un Psy.D. En consejería psicológica graduada por una Universidad acreditada por la Asociación Americana de Psicología (APA). La Dr. Fretts es psicóloga provisional del Estado de la Florida. Además cuenta con licencia permanente como psicóloga de Puerto Rico. La Dra. Fretts se ha destacado en el área de la psicología participando en programas de radio, televisión y redactando artículos para periódicos. Además laborò por 5 años en la Junta Examinadora de Psicólogos de Puerto Rico.

La Dra. Fretts es la fundadora de Bilingual Counseling of Florida, LLC. Está comprometida a brindar un servicio humano y de calidad en salud mental a niños, adolescentes y adultos, evaluación psicológica y evaluación psicológica para inmigración. La Dr. Fretts se especializa 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, straightforward, 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). I am also a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern working towards state requirements for licensure under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Garcia.

Erica Sánchez, MS

Erica Sánchez, has an M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling and is an MFT Registered Intern Counselor in the state of Florida. Erica has gained her unique experience in MFT counseling through her work in non-profit and private practice counseling centers in the Tampa Bay area. She is strongly committed to her clients’ well-being and personal growth and has served individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents and adults in English and Spanish.

Erica’s passion is walking alongside individuals as they process difficult areas of their life to create and sustain positive change. Erica works with children and adults experiencing issues including, but not limited to: stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, family conflict, relationship/marriage difficulties, grief & loss, eating disorders and adjustment difficulties. Some of her trainings include: TBRI (Trust-based Relational Intervention) for children and Gottman Level 1 certified for couples therapy.

20747 Sterlington Drive
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

2002 North Lois Ave, Suite 255
Tampa, FL 33607

(813) 644-1791
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