Journeys Counseling Center Orlando

Our Counselors

We want to come alongside you on YOUR JOURNEY and laugh, cry, hope, dream with you.  

Debbie Mauger, MA, LMHC #8763

I truly believe that life experience is the very best teacher. 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 privlidge to sit with. Holding 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, are my priority. 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 16 years with the opportunity to hear the stories and to experience the hearts of so many people as they engaged their journey of wholeness and healing. My professional training has been primarily focused on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy based out of Attachment Theory and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, most effective for those who suffer with intense emotional dysregulation. As a result of my personal experience with ruptures and repairs in marriage, raising 4 children, being the primary caregiver for family members through the dying processes of Alzheimers 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 . Continuing Education: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT / Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EFT / Completed 4 Day EFT Externship


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Olivia Litwiller, MA, LMHC

Bio coming soon. 


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Michele Bachman, MA, LMHC

In 2013, Michele Bachman earned her Masters of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando. She began work at Journeys Counseling in July of 2013. She is trained in EMDR and a relational model of counseling that integrates various counseling theories. Her areas of focus include trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, spirituality, sexual abuse, self-injury, body image, attachment and relational discord issues. 


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Josh & Mindy Bales, MA, LMHC

Bio coming soon. 


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Ryan Cassada, MA, LMHC

Ryan is a North Carolina native who found her way to the Sunshine State in 2011. Ryan believes as humans, we are designed to be relational and interdependent. At the root of most psychological struggle is broken connection with significant others. While relational woundings cause us to engage ourselves and others in unhealthy ways, there is also incredible power for healing and change through corrective connection, which is what Ryan strives to offer her clients in therapy. Through collaborative, kind and honest interactions, her hope is for clients to feel understood and empowered as they journey down the road of self-discovery, healing and growth.


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Mark Nicks, MA, LMHC

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.


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Brandy Nicks, MA, LMHC

As a counselor, it is a deep honor to be able to walk with teens, men, women, couples, and families through their journey — from sorrow to joy and everything in between. Instead of fancy techniques and jargon, Brandy takes a very relational approach to counseling. She also integrates unique tools such as art and writing to help her clients. She is passionate about helping people in the areas of self image, depression, anxiety, sexuality, abuse, shame, spirituality, and relationships. Brandy received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando in 2014.


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Cathy Buckland, MA, LMHC

Bio coming soon.