Our Staff

Life Coaching and Counseling Centers
 

Here at Life Coaching and Counseling Centers you will find a diverse group of highly trained counselors and therapists. Each member of our staff brings a unique range of skills that help us serve our clients to the best of our ability. Scheduling and availability varies with each counselor. 

 

Below you will find a photo, brief introduction, and contact information of each counselor. Continue to their personal information page to learn more about them and the areas they specialize in.

 

All of our counselors hold a Master's Degree or Doctorate in mental health or Christian counseling and are licensed by the state or are being supervised by a licensed counselor.

 

James Fry, MA, LMHC

Email: jamesfry@lifecoachingandcounseling.net

Phone: 941-916-2222

Deb Leahy, R.N., MA

"My goal is to assist Southwest Florida churches as well as individual Christians or Christian families to live healthy lives.  My desire is for children, adolescents and adults to reach their fullest potential by living lives that are relationally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually healthy." 

"So often I see people in the intensive care unit who are suffering physically and emotionally from long term disease processes, addictions, or attempted suicide.  So often I wish these people were aware of how passionately and unconditionally God loves them.  I welcome the opportunity to share that hope with people and trust that the Holy Spirit can work in their lives to produce the abundant life that Jesus promised.”

Namhee Shepelew, MS, Ed. SC

"Whether you need to resolve emotional, mental, or spiritual wounds, to search for a new path for your future, or to find meaning for your life, my goal is to empower individuals, couples, children and adolescents, by exploring unused potentials to self-discovery, freedom, and healing."

Christina Lerch, MA, NCC, LMHC

"My goal as a Counselor who is a Christian is to assist others to live

emotionally, psychologically, relationally, and spiritually healthy lives.

It is never too late to change, and with God, all things are possible."

Adell Claypool, MMusEd, MSPR

Brenda Gonzalez, LCSW

"Although most of my professional experience has been in the teaching field, music was only a tool to reach students’ inner self and help them discern their own infinite possibilities, inspiring hope, trust, and appreciation for God’s leading in their lives.  It is my effort in counseling to continue this goal, bringing each counselee to the point where he/she recognizes God’s desire for their lives as well.”

"My goal as a counselor is to help individuals and families to

reach their potential and satisfaction in life and also learn ways

to cope with daily stressors and unexpected circumstances in life

through professional counseling and therapy skills. I would like the

opportunity to help you work through the issues that are causing

pain. I believe that it is possible to find solutions to your problems

and move on in life." 

Melinda Means, BA, CPLC

"Maybe you're restless or feel stagnant, but don't know how to move forward. You have goals and dreams, but you don't know how to achieve them. Challenging life circumstances, lack of focus or direction and/or internal or spiritual barriers are holding you back. My heart and desire is to come alongside you and help you discover how to move past obstacles and walk fully in your unique God-given purpose and potential."

Heather Proctor, LMHC

"I have an extensive personal library and have read many religious books over the years.  I enjoy integrating principles from the Bible and Christian books into counseling sessions.  I have an appreciation for Gary Chapman books on the Five Love Languages and The Other Side of Love: Handling Anger in a Godly Way, Kevin Leman's books on the effects of Birth Order on personality and relationships, and James Dobson's books such as Love Must Be Tough for those facing rejection in relationships.  I desire to help persons understand the core reason for their distress and feel that they can navigate life's challenges and have hope for a happier future."

Kim Senger, MSW, AACC, ISW

“I have extensive training and experience in providing counseling and life coaching to couples, adults, and youth.  My areas of expertise include treating those struggling with addictions, working with male clients who may not have had experience working with a male counselor before, and couples’ counseling incorporating, as needed, powerful Christian resources. I also have extensive Christian Coaching experience working with church leaders to successfully navigate the stressors and challenges inherent in ministry and work/life balance.”

Adriana Franceschini, MA

"My goal is to bring a genuine, caring and comfortable approach to counseling.  I truly understand the importance of empowering individuals and families to overcome personal obstacles caused by unexpected life events. It is an honor and a privilege to work in a profession that I truly love and feel passionate about. Each of my clients allows me to walk with them in their journey of positive change, healing and self-empowerment."

Rusty Smith, MBA

"I have been in sales, leadership and consulting positions for companies ranging from those with revenue of $10M to start-up companies.  I can provide you, the business owner, an executive, and your entire staff with Life Coaching to set a path for success.  

I also provide Business Consulting for companies during the early phases of startup to established businesses that need to review, evaluate, and modify their current business practices or explore opportunities to expand the scope of their business and increase their profitability.

 
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3400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 204

Port Charlotte, FL 33952

 

Main: 941-916-2222

 

Email: 

jamesfry@lifecoachingandcounseling.net

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"That all may have life, life in all its fullness." - John 10:10