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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Christian Counseling Associates

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                                          Christian Counseling Associates (CCA)
                                                       SE HABLA ESPAÑOL          
              Every single one of us goes through periods in our life where we know



                                                                                           we need change.

                                        And sometimes, despite our best efforts, we can't figure out how to get there.

                                                            Whether you are experiencing overwhelming emotions,

                                                                                an ongoing pattern of relationship problems,

or you just keep running into obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals,

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Our purpose is to provide clinically competent and truth-based counseling to restore and enhance the emotional, psychological, and spiritual health of individuals, marriages, and families.


About Christian Counseling Associates: 


Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) strives to provide professional, quality counseling within a Christian perspective. We seek to incorporate Biblical values into our own lives and into our work with clients. We do not require that our clients believe or practice the Christian faith, but it is important that our clients realize that our staff does so. 

As a group practice, our staff are trained and competent professional therapists. Within the group is a variety of experience, skills, and professional identifications. We support one another and stay familiar with important new information in the Mental Health field.

The Partners-In-Counseling Program
As a non-profit organization, the fees we charge largely go to the therapists to pay for their time and expertise, with a  small portion being used for  day-to-day operating expenses.
We see Christian Counseling Associates not only as a therapy practice, but also as an avenue for ministry. We desire to help everyone who comes in our door. The only way this works is through monthly support from our community.
A fund called "Partners-In-Counseling" was created so that we might be able to help those who are unable to afford counseling. Donations sent by local churches, businesses, or individuals are used when individuals or families are in crisis, and also need financial assistance.
If you or your church would like to become a one-time or regular, monthly contributor to the Partners-In-Counseling Program, please contact our office at 622-6292.


   Our Services:

     Individual Counseling:
Grief~Mood Disorders~Stress~Trauma
Life Transitions~Divorce Recovery   
Adjustment and Coping Problems
       Psychological Problems relating to Illness      
Addictions~Eating Disorders
     Couples and Family Counseling:
     Premarital Counseling~Conflict Resolution
     Communication Skills~Intimacy Issues~Parenting
     Adoption~Domestic Violence
    Special Needs Support
    Teen Counseling:
    Physical, Emotional, Sexual Abuse
   Anger Issues~Eating Disorders~Body Issues
  School Problems~Behavioral Problems
Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling

     Mental Disorder Counseling:
      Bipolar~PTSD~Personality Disorders
       WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUPS to begin soon!!
Call for more information


Our Counselors:






Dr. Tony Salmerón, MA, IMH5209, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern;                                       Acting Executive Director, Christian Counseling Associates
Dr. Tony Salmerón is a Professional Mental Health Counselor. He has a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He also holds a Doctor of Sacred Theology. 
His experience includes more than 30 years of pastoral counseling, having served as a Pastor for 33 years. He is currently finishing licensing requirements for Clinical Counseling for the State of Florida. 
Dr. Salmerón works with individuals and couples, counseling adolescents and adults. His areas of expertise include parent and family issues, individual issues such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder; also marriage counseling, including marital conflict and couples communication. He is a member of Prepare/Enrich Life Innovations and is committed to the building of stronger marriages. This includes Pre-Marital counseling.
He practices cognitive-behavioral therapy, but is also open to other approaches in order to help a client find the needed solution.
"Dr. Tony" takes client appointments Monday, Tuesday, and most Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm. On Wednesday, his appointment times are 12pm to 2:30pm.
 Lisa Jacques-Quintana, MA, LMHC;
Fitness Practitioner & Wellness Coaching

Lisa Quintana is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Using a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach, Lisa practices Faith-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Biblical world-view. She emphasizes prevention and intervention techniques for families, adolescents and individuals across the developmental life span to help them achieve optimum peace of mind, body and spirit. 

Lisa has worked in the Mental Health field since 2003, primarily with women, children and adolescents, in private practice, community and residential treatment. She currently is the Program Director of a Women's Trauma Unit and is a therapist at a local psychiatric facility.

Lisa's work with youth treats a variety of emotional and behavioral diagnoses including ADHD, anxiety and depression, victims of abuse, and grief; also treating conduct, psychotic and eating disorders. Currently, Lisa is developing an area of expertise in trauma resolution and eating disorders, addressing prevalent co-occurring diagnoses among adolescents and adults. 

Her work with women deals with multiple life stressors or uncontrollable circumstances across a woman's life span including family/career balance, stress reduction, depression, anxiety, sexual issues, anger management, divorce, aging, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief/bereavement, caregiver burnout, parenting, and interpersonal conflict.

She also works with educating parents on understanding and managing behaviors of children/adolescents who have emotional or behavioral issues.

Lisa also combines her love for fitness with her passion for counseling. As an endurance athlete and a nationally certified fitness instructor since 1994, Lisa firmly believes that physical health is a strong component of emotional and mental health. She includes exercise intervention as a prescription for prevention, recovery, and management of emotional wellness and as a reduction of lifestyle risk factors. She believes the ultimate goal is motivating her clients to reclaim their health and be enabled to donate to others through worthwhile charitable events that raise awareness for a worthy cause.

Lisa can also provide Life and Wellness coaching services to help people reach their full potential. By offering therapeutic guidance on a professional, personal or emotional level, she strives to empower the person towards satisfying life decisions.

Lisa takes client appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Other days/times available by request.



Steve Archbold, MS, LMHC, CAP
Steve Archbold is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Addictions Professional. He is also an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He obtained his Masters in Science from the University of Wisconsin.
His professional experience includes work in psychiatric hospital settings, residential and outpatient programs for substance abuse patients, group and individual treatment for sex offenders, providing counseling for children with special needs through the school system, private practice therapy, and as Clinical Director in a psychiatric/substance abuse hospital.
Steve sees individuals and couples, men and women, adults and adolescents.  He has expertise in a wide range of issues including addictions, substance abuse, marriage counseling, mental disorders, anxiety and depression, adolescent behavior issues, and anger management.
Steve is a ValueOptions provider and an out-of network provider for FloridaBlue (BCBS FL)
He is available for appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings; 6, 7, and 8pm.
Sara Beth Eller, MS, LMHC
Sara Beth Eller is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. 
Beth provides counseling to individuals, adolescents and families in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. Her goal is to help her clients live a healthy, fulfilling life and overcome problem situations by using a variety of psychological theories and techniques that will best meet the client's needs. She has expertise in fostering and adoption issues, and children with special needs.

Beth currently works as a therapist for abandoned, neglected and abused children in the foster care system.

Beth can see clients on Monday - Thursday (or Fridays, if needed); morning through evening hours, except 1:30 to 3pm.


Our Fees:
We charge a fee for our professional services. That fee is designed to be reasonable in comparison with fees of other Mental Health professionals. These fees are passed on to the counselors as compensation for their time with a small portion kept by CCA for operating expenses.
Initial Assessment  $125.00
50-55 minute session  $95.00
75-80 minute session  $140.00

 Reduced rate sessions available for members of MBA churches.

If you would like further information about our counseling services, or wish to make an appointment, please call the CCA Business Office.  Counseling sessions are by appointment only and can be scheduled for either daytime or some evenings. Call Debbie, Office Manager, to schedule an appointment at 352-622-6292. If she is not available, leave a message on the machine. She will call you back in a timely manner.

In order to keep operating expenses down, the Business Office is only open during scheduled appointment hours. CCA is closed on Fridays, weekends, and major holidays.

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