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Dr. Ernie Reilly, LCSW, Parent Coordinator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

Executive Director

Dr. Reilly is a Licensed Therapist, Child Therapist, Play Therapist, Adolescent Counselor, Adult Counselor, Family Counselor, Co-parent Counselor, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Parent Coordinator, Life Coach, and Marriage & Couple's Counselor.  He has over twenty years professional experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

"Dr. Ernie" and his office has a warm, relaxed, family friendly feel. He has a wonderful ability to connect with children, teenagers, college students, adults, couples, and families. He has extensive training and experience in treating childhood issues, relationship issues, marriage issues, co-parenting issues, divorce issues, high conflict divorce issues, forgiveness issues, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, grief issues, unmanageable behavior problems, ADHD, school problems, eating disorders, attachment issues, concentration and focus difficulties, separation issues, medical illness issues, sexual acting-out problems, aggression, and other childhood, teenage, and adult emotional, relational, psychological, and behavioral difficulties.

Dr. Reilly has won the Central Florida Victim Services Award for mental health treatment. He presents both locally and nationally on mental health treatment. He also regularly provides trainings for the local colleges, universities, seminaries, athletic organizations, hospitals and treatment facilities. He is one of the founders of the Central Florida Chapter of CHADD - the local ADHD support organization.  He is also one of the pioneers of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. 

Many family situations can be extremely complex and sensitive in nature, especially if legal factors may be involved. In those situations, a less trained therapist can often create additional confusion and unnecessary tension. For this reason, Dr. Reilly is not only a highly trained therapist, he is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, a qualified Parent Coordinator, an expert in high conflict divorces, and is also trained in the Interdisciplinary Model of Collaborative Family Law and can function as a neutral mental health professional in legal cases when needed. This additional education and training can often help greatly reduce tension, confusion, family turmoil, expense, and can be a blessing for all family members.

On the other hand, sometimes life's issues are less complex, do not need as much intense psychological assistance, and simply need a bit of good coaching, expert advice, and guidance. When this is the case Dr. Reilly often serves as a life coach. "Coach Reilly's" ability to connect with people of all ages, his insights, his training, and his twenty years experience can be very helpful as people work on life choices, goal attainment, problem solving, finding effective strategies, maximizing strengths, and improving their quality of life. This can also frequently result in early intervention and resolution of underlying issues before more complex issues develop down the road. In addition to providing family therapy as an option, "Coach Reilly" also offers "parent coaching" or parent training for parents who are struggling with parenting, co-parenting, or parent/child issues. He also offers coaching for marriages and relationships as a marriage coach. Dr. Reilly also specializes in sports psychology and helping young athletes reach their full potential.

Dr. Reilly has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida teaching graduate students how to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  In addition, Dr. Reilly is approved by the State of Florida to supervise mental health counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists as they meet their licensing requirements. He also supervises child therapists and play therapists as they develop the necessary training and expertise to treat complex childhood issues and meet their certification requirements.

Dr. Reilly received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and graduate degrees from Florida State University and Asbury Theological Seminary. His doctoral dissertation focused on working with divorce, co-parenting, and ways to develop healthy family relationships, cooperative co-parenting, ways to help and families children in high conflict situations, forgiveness and healing. He completed his post graduate training at Orlando Regional Healthcare System and Arnold Palmer Hosptial for Children and Women.  In addition to his private practice, Dr. Reilly has served as a supervisor and more recently as a paid consultant for mental health programs at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women and the Howard Phillips Center. 

Click here for his Curriculum Vitae.

Michael Bombka, LMHC
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Family, and Couples Therapist

Orlando and Lake Mary Offices, Child and Adult Counseling Services

Michael Bombka, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over fifteen years experience specializing in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Michael's relaxed, calm, easy-going approach helps children, teenagers, and adults easily feel relaxed, at ease, and accepted.

Michael has advanced training and experience treating a vast array of child and adult issues including anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, anger issues, behavior struggles, work issues, school issues, marriage issues, divorce issues, grief issues, abuse issues as well as most other childhood and adult mental health and relational struggles. As an athlete Michael often assists other athletes with sports performance and motivation issues. Michael can also serve as a life coach for many important life issues and transitions that children, teenagers, college students, adults, parents and families frequently go through.

Michael has advanced training in treating children or adolescents who act out towards others (verbally, physically, sexually) or towards themselves (self-destructive, self-injurious behavior) as well as individuals who have been victims of trauma, abuse, or neglect. Michael also treats children, teenagers, and adults who are having life transition issues, school problems, work related challenges. Michael can also help prevent issues from developing and frequently works with children, teenagers and adults who are at risk or having difficulties with alcohol or drug abuse issues.

Michael also has advanced training and extensive experience in working with families and couples with a wide array of relationship and interpersonal challenges.

In addition, Michael has completed Level's I and II training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) adding to his expertise in treating trauma. Michael has extensive expertise in treating PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He is also certified in Hypnotherapy allowing him to assist with a variety of issues including anxiety, phobias, stress, as well as other related issues.

After receiving his graduate degree from the University of Central Florida, Michael completed his post-graduate training and acquired extensive work experience while working for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women.  He has served as child therapist, adolescent therapist, and adult therapist and as a supervisor while at Arnold Palmer Hospital. 

Michael has also worked for the Healing Tree/Sexual Trauma Recovery Center, The HUG Me Program/Pediatric HIV Program, The Center for Counseling and Consulting, Kid's House of Seminole, Inc. and has served as a director helping to run federal and state grant funded programs. Michael is on most insurance panels and is available for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.

Dr. Lara Herman, Psy.D.
Young Adult, Adult, Family, Marriage and Couple's Therapist

Orlando Office, Adult Counseling Services

Dr. Lara Herman is a Psychology Resident with many years experience in Clinical Psychology. As a psychologist Dr. Herman works extensively with older teenagers, young adults, adults, families, and couples with a vast array of mental health, interpersonal, and relationship issues. She has advanced expertise and specializes in working with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, identity development, and overcoming life challenges.

Dr. Herman has such a warm, approachable, compassionate way about her as she genuinely cares about the whole person when engaging in therapy. She aims to hear the person through the distress they may be experiencing. She believes that therapy is not one-size-fits all and aims to tailor interventions to meet your specific needs.

Dr. Herman uses an interpersonal approach while integrating principles from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice, acceptance and commitment therapy, existential therapy, and dynamic therapy. Dr. Herman maintains a focus on diversity and how addressing intersectionality of a person's identities are important to achieving an authentic life.

Additionally, Dr. Herman is skilled at delivering brief solution based and targeted treatments in a limited time frame which is useful for alleviating stressors and may help to foster any deeper work that may need attention. When needed, Dr Herman can provide guidance and counsel for many important life issues and transitions that older teenagers, college students, adults, and families frequently go through in life.

Dr. Lara Herman graduated Nova Southeastern University with her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She attended the University of Central Florida where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her clinical experience ranges the adult lifespan and has specialized training with young adults due to multiple years in university counseling centers. She uses evidence based therapy methods including Gottman Therapy to help couples foster more rewarding and meaningful relationships. Having a musical background, She incorporates creativity in sessions as needed as she has researched and witnessed the power that fine arts can have for some individuals. Dr. Herman is available for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.

George Allmaras, LMHC
Adult and Couple's Therapist

Orlando Office, Director of Adult Counseling Services

George Allmaras, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years in the field working with adults and couples. George specializes in couples counseling, marriage counseling, and individual therapy with adults. As sexual issues are frequently a problem in relationships, George also holds an advanced certification in Sex Therapy allowing him to address deep-rooted sexual issues or sexual dysfunction with individuals or couples. In addition, George has extensive training and experience treating depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, childhood abuse issues, relationship issues, anger issues, grief issues, self-esteem issues and issues related to chronic or serious medical conditions. 

Throughout his twenty years in the field, George has also worked for Orlando Regional Health Care System, The Family Research and Guidance Center, and The Center for Counseling and Consulting.  George has worked as Director of the Sexual Trauma Recovery Center and Director of the Child Protection Team at Arnold Palmer Hospital. 

George completed his undergraduate psychology training at the University of Florida, he received an MBA from the University of Miami, and completed his graduate training in Mental Health Counseling from The University of Central Florida.  George is on most insurance panels and is available for daytime and evening appointments.

Janet Harwood
Office Manager

Janet Harwood has extensive experience in the fields of office management, customer service, and human resources. Janet also has advanced training in medical and health care billing.

Audryn Andreoli, BS
Assistant Office Manager

Audryn completed her Psychology Degree from the University of Central Florida. She is also a future PsyD student at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) She also has advance training in medical and health care management and billing.

Willandria Dixon
Office Staff

Amanda is received her bachelor degree in psychology in 2016 from the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing plans to attend graduate school in Mental Health Counseling or Pshchology. Willandria has training in the retail and service industries, as well as experience from UCF.

Vanessa Garcia
Office Staff

Vanessa is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology Degree from the University of Central Florida. She has hopes of attending a graduate program in Psychology or Mental Health Counseling in the near future. Vanessa has training in the retail and service industries and from the University of Central Florida. Vanessa is bilingual and has training in the retail and service industries, as well as experience from the University of Central Florida.

Marta Franco, BS
Office Staff

Marta completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2016. She currently works as a ABA Therapist at a local autism center as well as her work for the Counseling Corner. Marta plans on pursuing graduate work in Mental Health Counseling or specializing in BCBA work. She is bilingual and has training in the retail and service industries, as well as experience from the University of Central Florida.

Allison Long
Office Staff

Allison is graduating this Spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She intends to complete her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Currently Allison is working as a Chemical Dependency Technician at a local agency along with her work at the Counseling Corner. She has training in the retail and service industries, as well as experience from the University of Central Florida.

Heather D'Archangel
Office Staff

Heather is completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology Degree from the University of Central Florida. She has plans to is pursue her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has training in the retail and service industries and from the University of Central Florida.

Haley Felder
Office Staff

Haley is currently completing her Psychology Degree from the University of Central Florida receiving her Bachelors of Science degree. She hopes to pursue her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. She has training in the retail and service industries and from the University of Central Florida.

Jacque Dauk
Office Staff

Jacque is currently completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a certificate in Behavioral Forensics from the University of Central Florida. In addition to her work for the Counseling Corner Jacque also works in Behavioral Health Services for a local Behavioral Hospital. She hopes to attend Medical School in order to become a Psychiatrist. She has training in the retail and service industries and from the University of Central Florida.

Deprise Depass
Office Staff

Deprise is currently completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology Degree from the University of Central Florida. She is working on her Honor's thesis related to Emotional Intelligence and communication. She hopes to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has training in the retail and service industries and from the University of Central Florida.

Scott Hunckler
Office Staff

Scott is currently completing his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. He hopes to attend graduate school for Clinical Psychology or Mental Health Counseling. He has training in the retail and food service industries and from the University of Central Florida.


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