About Us

Located in the Heart of Downtown Clermont.

Offering a Variety of Services to Help You Feel Your Best.

Our private practice has been serving the greater Central Florida area for over 20 years. With a staff of fully trained professionals all with degrees within the field of psychology, you will be greeted by a knowledgable staff member ready to answer any questions you may have. 

Visit our services page to learn more about what services we offer and how they may be right for you. On the symptoms page you will find information about specific symptoms and how we treat them.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

Meet Our Team

Meet the staff of fully competent and knowledge providers who make up CFPC.

Find Out What Services May Be Right For You.

Our Services

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W. Steven Saunders, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist

Dr. W. Steven Saunders, a Florida Licensed Psychologist, is the Executive Director of Central Florida Psychological Consultants and is currently practicing psychology in Clermont, Florida. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Saunders provides Pre-Employment Screenings for Law Enforcement. Dr. Saunders provides fitness for duty evaluations for public trust positions including law enforcement. In addition Dr. Saunders provides Family and Divorce Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations in a variety of Forensic and Medical contexts. Dr. Saunders has provided expert testimony in hundreds of criminal, civil, and family law cases.

Dr. Saunders credentials include: Licensed Psychologist, Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Recognized by the National Register of Health Care Providers, Associate Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Central Florida, Member of the American Psychological Association, the Florida
Psychological Association and the American College of Professional Neuropsychologists, Internship with Florida State University, Residency with the U.S. Government, Department of Justice, Psychologist with Local Hospital Privileges

Areas of specialty includes: Family court and divorce mediation, parenting coordination, evaluations, testing, therapy, counseling, consultation, law enforcement pre-employement, screenings & fit-for-duty evaluations, forensic, psychology, research design, training & supervision

In his free time, Dr. Saunders enjoys playing the ukulele.

Linda Brant, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist​

Linda Brant holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art and Design.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX, and her post-doctoral hours at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando FL.  She has worked as a psychologist at the Healing Tree (Orlando, FL), the Developmental Center for Infants and Children (Orlando, FL), and Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (Sarasota, FL). 

Dr. Brant specializes in the use of visual art interventions in psychotherapy.  Drawings, paintings, collage, sculpture, photography and other forms of visual communication offer valuable opportunities for clients to gain insight and explore patterns and dynamics in their life stories.  Her approach integrates the theoretical tenets of Jungian, Object Relations, Narrative, and Existential theories.  She is interested in how people construct and reconstruct the narratives that influence their lives, and how these stories parallel timeless themes represented in the mythologies of various cultures.  

Dr. Brant has taught courses in Psychology and related fields at Winthrop University, the University of Central Florida, Eckerd College, Ringling College of Art and Design, and most recently, Saybrook University. At Saybrook University, Dr. Brant teaches graduate courses in Assessment and Diagnosis, Personality Theory and Research, Systems of Psychotherapy, History of Psychology, and Applied Positive Psychology. 

In her free time Dr. Brant enjoys working on art projects and spending time with her two dogs, Casper and Lola.  

Jamie M. Gonsalves, Psy.D., Resident Psychologist

Dr. Jamie Marie Gonsalves graduated from Albizu University (Miami Campus) with a doctorate in clinical psychology, specializing in neuropsychology.  She received over two-years of clinical training and practice in administration, scoring, and interpretation of comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami, Florida.  

Dr. Gonsalves was provided exposure to a variety of complex medical conditions, and received excellent training in how emotional factors influence neuropsychological test performance.  

Dr. Gonsalves completed an APA-accredited internship at the Goodman Psychological Services Center.  There, she was granted the opportunity for training in psychotherapy.  She gained practice with brief, empirically-supported, and culturally-sensitive treatment modalities. She also had an opportunity to conduct psychoeducational evaluations for Miami-Dade County Public School systems (children and adolescents, ages: five to sixteen).

Overall, Dr. Gonsalves has experience and comprehensive training in evaluating individuals with histories of head injury/TBI, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy bodies, PSP, seizure disorders, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, frontotemporal dementia, hydrocephalus, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, substance abuse/dependence, learning disabilities, and adjustment disorders.  

She is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and has volunteered with DeafOUT to provide basic ASL classes for LGBTQ community members for the past several years.  Dr. Gonsalves is also a member of the Association for Psychological Science and British Psychological Society, and has clinical research interests in nonverbal communication, aggression, seizure disorders, and cultural-diversity as it affects social behaviors and conversation. 

New to the Central Florida area, Dr. Gonsalves enjoys gardening, cooking, and animals.  

Amy L. Eicher, B.S., M.S.W. Intern
Clinical Intern & Business Manager

Amy Eicher is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  She will be graduating this December with her Master of Social Work degree from UCF. She has worked with Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc. (CFPC), for seven years and within the field of Psychology for ten years.

Amy provides clinical services in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient locations. She provides comprehensive testing by administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments and conducting psychosocial interviews.

Amy has experience in individual case-management services, forensic interviews, bariatric screenings, pain-management assessments, parental evaluations, and Community Based Care/DCF services. She provides individual psychotherapy to both adolescents and adults.

She specializes in the following areas: behavioral/mood changes, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment/transitions to/from college, relationship strain/issues, eating concerns/self-esteem/body image, and a host of other mental health services.

Amy has completed the Florida Forensic Examiner training offered at the University of South Florida.  She also has specialized training in Cognitive Rehabilitation through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, U.S. Courts Pretrial and Probation Training, Intensive Mindfulness Training, and HIPAA Compliance and Patient Privacy for Mental Health Providers.  Additionally, Amy also works as the Business Manager where she acts as the representative of the practice to other professionals, clients, and agencies.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs visiting new sights/cities in Florida.

Chelsea Suriel, B.S., M.S.W. Intern
Clinical Intern & Office Manager

Chelsea Suriel is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She is a current (UCF) graduate student and will obtain her Master of Social Work degree in December of this year (2019). 

Chelsea is bilingual and can provide competent and comprehensive clinical services in both English and Spanish.

She has been working within the field of Psychology for eight years and with CFPC for six years.

Chelsea has experience in administering psychological assessments, conducting psychosocial interviews and provides individual psychotherapy in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. 

Chelsea also oversees the day to day operations of the practice where she operates as the Office Manager & Billing Specialist. 

In her free time, Chelsea is an avid traveler and enjoys exploring new places.

Page Harper, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Page Harper is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has been practicing with Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc. and serving the Central Florida area for over 10 years, specializing in faith-based counseling focusing on a three-point view of mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.Page graduated from Liberty University with her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling and completed her undergraduate at Park University obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology.

Page works with adult and children clients as individuals, couples, and families. Page also does group work including Women’s Empowerment and Grief Groups. Page has expertise in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, past trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, substance abuse (12-step work), spiritual issues, past offender clients transitioning back into society, aging, dealing with chronic pain, pre-marital and marriage counseling. Page utilizes CBT and solution-focused therapy in most cases.

Page’s work experience includes private practice, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes and residential substance abuse treatment.  Page served her country from 1996-2004 as a member of the United States Air Force and welcomes all Veterans.

Page is a Florida native, raised in Clermont, FL since age 10 and still resides there today. She is married and with her husband they have a blended family of 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Page loves spending time with her family and friends especially doing anything on the water; taking a boat ride on the lake, fishing in the Gulf, riding the waves at the beach or tubing in the Springs, she is a Florida girl at heart.

Rachel Young-Holmes, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist

Rachel received her education at the University of Central Florida obtaining a Bachelor’s in Psychology and furthering her education with a Masters in Social Work. During Rachel’s graduate program she placed an emphasis on the geriatric population and was a recipient of the Fellows in Aging Hartford Grant. After graduating with her Master’s, Rachel continued her career by becoming licensed in the State of Florida and is now a practicing psychotherapist. 
 
Rachel has been serving the Central Florida Community for over ten years. Rachel has background experience in Community Base Care, Case Management, Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals, Hospitals, Bariatric, and Inpatient Psychiatry. Rachel is also an approved guardianship committee provider with the Fifth Circuit Court. 
 
Rachel recognizes the uniqueness of every individual which is why she incorporates different modalities to help facilitate the healing process. Rachel’s passion is to help people realize their strengths so they can lead whole, complete and fulfilling lives. Rachel works with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She works with a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, life transitions, and an emphasis in trauma. Rachel is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
 
In Rachel’s spare time she is a devoted fan of the Performing Arts and Disney
 
Rachel is presently on leave and is not taking on any new patients at this time

Beth Knight, MAPC
Spiritual Director/Pastoral Counselor

Beth Knight holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a Commissioned Ecumenical Minister through Federation of Christian Ministries and a seasoned Spiritual Director of 15+ years. Beth received her Spiritual Director’s Certificate at Holy Spirit Center of Anchorage, AK and a Certificate in Supervision of Spiritual Directors through Audire’ School of Spiritual Direction in Orlando, FL. She also is a trained Chaplain via several units of CPE with both VITAS Hospice and Florida AdventHealth. Most recently, Beth became certified as a Conscious Aging ® facilitator through Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

Beth is passionate about spiritual life and well-being for all ages. She uses the affirming and transformational art of spiritual direction and/or eclectic pastoral counseling to encourage and support the positive health and identity of a person’s spirituality. Beth serves clients through the healing art of contemplative deep listening, discernment and reflective conversation. Focusing on Person-centered, Existential and Australian Narrative approaches, Beth provides individual or married couple sessions, grief counseling, and/or small group support experiences. She also offers 12 Step Recovery Listening for Steps Four + Five.

Beth is affiliated with the following professional organizations: Spiritual Directors International (SDI); Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE); Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM); Shade and Fresh Water Ministry UMC FL; Exploring the Grace of Now (Adjunct Program of Audire’ Orlando); and Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

Having lived in Anchorage, Alaska for 19 years, Beth now makes her home in Clermont, FL. She  is married (35+ years), has one daughter (married), two grand-children whom she adores and one grand-dog. She loves spending time with family, outdoor walks, the smell of pine trees, butterflies, prayer labyrinths and charcoal mocha lattes!

Ashley Ellis, B.S.
Patient Care Coordinator

Ashley Ellis is a graduate of Lee University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She has eight years of experience in the field of psychology. 

Ashley also has a strong background in law, where she previously worked as a Paralegal. She focused on family law, criminal law, and family services including parenting plans and family coordination.

Ashley facilitates supervised visitation with children and their families in Central Florida under court ordered visitation. 

As the Patient Care Coordinator at CFPC, Ashley’s main roles are interacting with patients in a scheduling capacity, records review, referral source contact, and ensuring patients are receiving the best care. 

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs. She also enjoys creating custom signs.