Our Counselors

Debbie Mauger, MA, LMHC #8763
Debbie Mauger, MA, LMHC #8763

I truly believe that life experience can be one of our very best teachers. I believe that insight and wisdom are born out of personal experience and the intentional, contemplative process of self-discovery in the context of relationship. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I desire to create a holding space for the individuals, the couples and the families that I have the privilege to sit with. It is important to me to hold our time together and the space to be curious about the who, the what, the why, and the how of my client’s experience, the impact of the experience, and what conclusions and vows he/she may have made as a result. To be fully known by another, with unconditional positive regard is the beginning of the healing process.

I have been incredibly blessed over the past 18+ years with the opportunity to hear the stories and to experience the hearts of so many people as they engage their journey of wholeness and healing. My professional training has been primarily focused on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy based on Attachment Theory and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, most effective for those who suffer from intense emotional dysregulation. As a result of my personal experience with ruptures and repairs in 40+ years of marriage, raising 4 children, and being the primary caregiver for family members through the dying processes of Alzheimer’s and cancer, I not only bring my professional training and experience but everything that I have learned from life’s teacher.

Education & Certification: Reformed Theological Seminary 2003 Masters in Counseling / Licensed Mental Health Counselor 2005 / Created Journeys Counseling Center 2005 / Clinical Supervisor 2005 to present.

Continuing Education: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT / Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EFT / Completed 4 Day EFT Externship

Please contact Debbie directly at 407-951-8829 ext 700 or debbie@journeyscounselingorlando.com

Michele Bachman, MA, LMHC #13788
Michele Bachman, MA, LMHC #13788

It takes courage to address the loneliness, heartache and confusion that we inevitably face as humans. My hope as a counselor is to offer a place where a person can untangle the hurt, confusion and address their messy emotions as we face together the story of their life. I believe our stories matter. All our life experiences shape us. No one escapes suffering. Life is hard. Everyone experiences shattered dreams. Experiences of rejection, betrayal, abuse and trauma contort the soul. Our soul responds to self, God and others with these contorted relational patterns that connect or sabotage relationships. These contortions of the soul are what I hope to address with each person in the counseling room offering compassion and respect as they journey towards restoration.

Years ago while I was working on staff at a local church it was brought to my attention how deeply my heart is drawn to hurting people. This led me to pursue my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I am trained in a relational model of counseling that integrates various counseling theories. I enjoy working with a variety of clients from all stages of life. My work as a therapist includes counseling adult couples, self-injury, body image, trauma, attachment, and relational discord issues.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Human Sciences at Florida State University in 1980. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. I interned at the Oviedo Counseling Clinic for one year and now work with Journeys Counseling Center in Maitland. In addition to being a counselor, I have been married for 43 years. My husband and I enjoy raising our son and daughter who are now adults. I love oil painting, paddle boarding, cooking with friends, and I find great delight in a variety of pets. I have lived in the Orlando area for over 20 years.

Please contact Michele directly at 407-951-8829 ext 704 or michele@journeyscounselingorlando.com

Mark Nicks, M. Div, MA, LMHC #15951
Mark Nicks, M. Div, MA, LMHC #15951

Mark was born and raised in Nashville, TN. In 2002, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where he received a B.S. in Psychology. In 2008, he married Brandy, and a few years later they moved to Orlando. Mark received a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. As a private practice counselor, Mark works with adolescents, as well as couples and adults. Mark believes that we were created for relationship and for glory—not suffering. So, when we experience the pain of loss, confusion, and heartache, none of us know exactly what to do with it. That is why we all need help from others from time to time. Mark would be honored to walk alongside you as you navigate through this life.

Please contact Mark directly at 407-951-8829 ext 706 or mark.k.nicks@gmail.com

John Bachman, JD, MS, MA, LMHC #18415
John Bachman, JD, MS, MA, LMHC #18415

“Growth is painful.  Change is painful.  But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” — Mandy Hale

I consider mental health counseling a profession in which my clients come to me because they feel stuck and want to change. Further, I believe that many people believe that change is too difficult, too painful, or simply not possible. In other words, stuck!   My role as a counselor is to clarify the issues that create the muck that holds my clients back from healing, growth, and thriving.  I help them discover that their lives will not get better by chance, but by change.  I believe that the road to healing involves pursuing change.

I’ve always been drawn to helping professions.  Mental health counseling is a helping profession where I can employ the skills, knowledge, and empathy I have gained to directly help those who feel that their lives or their relationships are stuck or in chaos.   I have helped people for 30 years as an attorney but found that all too often, the help I could provide was only temporary and surface level.  As a counselor, I hope to guide my clients to lasting change that is deeply rooted in their souls.

 I’ve been married for over 40 years.  I have two children who are starting families and careers of their own.  As a family, we have faced many difficult and painful changes and we have experienced growth with each one. I have been trained in a relational style of counseling, borrowing from Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Trauma Theory, and others.  Through story, my clients and I discover where they are getting stuck and why.  More importantly, through the process of counseling, the hope of lasting change is possible.  Remember, the first step towards change is to decide not to stay where you are.

Please contact John directly at 407-951-8829 ext 713 or Johnbachmancounselor@gmail.com

Cathy Buckland, MA, LMHC #8696
Cathy Buckland, MA, LMHC #8696

Cathy Buckland is passionate about walking alongside her clients to help them achieve deep healing, and emotional wholeness with God, self, and others.  She has over 15 years of experience, specializing in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma (past and present), grief, and relational issues.  Cathy utilizes an eclectic approach to counseling which can include narrative therapy, internal family systems, and relational therapy. When she is not in the counseling room, Cathy enjoys raising her 4 boys, yoga, creating art, and doing almost anything outside in the sunshine.

Please contact Cathy directly at 407-925-6891 or cathybuckland1@yahoo.com

Jennie Campa, MA, IMH #21356
Jennie Campa, MA, IMH #21356

Originally from Miami, Jennie holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, Religious Studies, and Film from Florida International University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. Prior to working at Journeys Counseling Center, Jennie worked at RTS and Pathway Learning ministries as a media content creator while pursuing her seminary studies and fighting a debilitating chronic illness.

During her time in seminary, Jennie had the opportunity to speak and teach at different churches, conferences, and retreats, sharing from her experiences with suffering, and has taught on gender and sexuality. She is passionate about working with individuals who have suffered long-term complex relational trauma, minority stress, and those burdened by gender distress and sexual brokenness.

Her Cuban background and time growing up in Miami have shaped her to have a multicultural perspective when it comes to counseling, along with her experience working with clients from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Jennie has experience working with a variety of struggles including:

  • Anger, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts or feelings

  • Feelings of shame and self-contempt

  • Recovery from complex trauma and relational abuse

  • Sexuality identity, orientation, and gender-related distress

  • Unwanted sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

  • Chronic illness or diagnosis stress

  • Minority stress and racial trauma

  • Spiritual confusion, doubt, or abuse

  • Vocational and ministry burnout or stuckness

Please contact Jennie directly at 407-951-8829 ext 705  or jennie.journeyscounseling@gmail.com

Gayle Gallo, MA, LMHC #19199
Gayle Gallo, MA, LMHC #19199

Gayle moved from New York in 2001 to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at The University of Central Florida. In the years following, she and her family lived overseas for four years investing in college ministry as well as church planting. After returning to the states she completed her Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. Gayle believes that the counseling relationship provides an opportunity to experience a safe environment where healing can begin to take root. Through numerous therapeutic approaches, Gayle enjoys working with each individual to customize a counseling plan unique to their flourishing. She has experience working with anxiety and depression healing, couples counseling, cross-cultural transitions, trauma, infant loss, and infertility.

Please contact Gayle directly at 407-951-8829 ext 708 or gayle@journeyscounselingorlando.com

Jessica Mauger, LCSW
Jessica Mauger, LCSW

Bio coming soon!

Contact Jessica at 407-739-1794 or jessica@journeyscounselingorlando.com

Emma Killian, MA, LMHC #21134
Emma Killian, MA, LMHC #21134

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” –Brené Brown

My heart has always opened up to people who need care, love, advocacy, and acceptance to embrace who they really are. Each of us has our own unique story, and it’s my goal to help you explore your experiences and relationships you’ve encountered in life.

Through an integrative, attachment-oriented approach to counseling, I promise to walk alongside you on your path to healing. My hope is that my office can be a place where you can speak what feels unspeakable, and come to a place where you are seen, heard, and valued.  I strive to create a safe and caring space for all of my clients to discover the impact that different experiences and relationships have on us emotionally and neurologically.

We all encounter pain in our own ways, but I believe at the bottom of our individual struggles lies the common ground of shame; disguising itself around thoughts of not being good enough, smart enough, capable enough, or just plain unlovable. However, beyond this shame, we have a sense of worthiness to uncover. In the process of naming our wounds and owning our stories, we can start to believe in our sense of belonging and self-worth that we are all born with.

My background and education have prepared me to work with a wide range of clients. I graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  Prior to this, I also received my master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education from Florida State University.  Aided by the experience of teaching special education for several years, and the knowledge gained in both of these degrees, I believe I can connect on a deeper level with those I help.  I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, parenting, grief, disability, burnout, and body image issues.

We are all imperfect people. I know this from firsthand experience as I continue my own journey through personal counseling as well.  I can promise you that it is worth it.  So choose joy. Choose love. Choose yourself.

Please contact Emma directly at 407-951-8829 ext 701 or Emmakillian.counseling@gmail.com

Stephanie Davis Hopkins, M.Div, MA, IMH #19721
Stephanie Davis Hopkins, M.Div, MA, IMH #19721

I believe that good mental health begins with a safe place to talk honestly about life’s difficulties. Ineffective coping strategies often arise when we don’t feel the freedom to be vulnerable, but can be healed in the spaces where our hearts can be seen without judgment. I desire to offer that space to each client because I myself have experienced the growth and healing that counseling can bring.
I received a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary before moving to Orlando to earn a Masters in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary. I worked in ministry for 8 years before starting my counseling career, and find it an honor to walk with people in ministry who are experiencing burnout or have been hurt in their work. I also have experience working with people from varying religious backgrounds and have worked with grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, marriage issues, teenage issues, and those who have a family member with mental illness. I am also certified in premarital counseling.
In my free time, I enjoy peaceful mornings on the beach, board games, and walks with my husband.

Please contact Stephanie directly at 407-951-8829 ext 709 or stephaniehopkinscounseling@gmail.com

Karrah Rinehart, MA, IMH #19899
Karrah Rinehart, MA, IMH #19899

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou

I believe that healing begins when we choose to show up honestly before the face of another. It is only through courageously exploring our experiences of pain that we are able to break free from old patterns and start on a new path towards wholeness. My desire in the counseling room is to create a safe space for clients to show up with their stories, no matter how scary or painful. Through kind and curious engagement, clients can begin to make sense of their story and its impact not only on the past but also on the present. Healing begins when we allow someone else inside to bear witness to and respond with care to our untold stories. The importance of engaging my own story began in 2013 when I started on my personal counseling journey. I also spent several years working in the college ministry context and there discovered my passion for walking through life’s ups and downs with young adults. After moving back to my hometown of Orlando, I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary. My counseling approach pulls from relational, narrative, and attachment models.

Please contact Karrah directly at 407-951-8829 ext 702 or KarrahRinehart.counseling@gmail.com

Emily Doane, MA, LMHC #19342
Emily Doane, MA, LMHC #19342

Emily is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida, she went on to serve the Florida community in HIV prevention and patient care through a variety of public health settings. Impacted by her own personal counseling and those she met in the field, Emily decided to pursue a Master’s in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in order to be able to walk with others through their stories of pain and wounding in the hope of finding freedom. Emily considers it a privilege to walk alongside clients as they explore their stories, and believes that change happens in the context of safe, trusting relationships. Tailoring each session to the needs of the client by implementing a variety of therapeutic modalities such as talk therapy, expressive arts, and sand tray therapy, Emily enjoys working with women, men, and adolescents struggling with anger, issues related to sexuality, trauma, and relationship. Outside of the counseling room, she enjoys spending time with close friends, visiting local coffee shops, and cooking new recipes

Please contact Emily directly at 407-951-8829 ext 711 or emilydoanecounseling@gmail.com

Jenny Hackney, IMH #22775
Jenny Hackney, IMH #22775

As a recent graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Jenny is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern. She has had the privilege of working with clients of varying ages and cultural backgrounds struggling with issues such as anxiety and depression, childhood trauma, and spiritual abuse. Recognizing humans are complex beings, she takes a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach in therapy helping the client develop skills of self-holistic care. Jenny works with clients ages 14 and up, using an emotionally-focused approach to therapy with a focus on relational attachment and personal story work.

Jenny has been married to Steve for 27 years and they have five amazing children together ages 17-23. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends. Her hobbies include reading and studying good books, drinking coffee, and taking walks at night.

Jenny has a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

Please contact Jenny directly at jennyhackneycounseling@gmail.com