Jessica Sagastume, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor
Florida Certified Family Court Mediator
From a young age, I always knew that helping people was a passion of mine. I graduated with my B.S. degree in legal studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012 and moved onto pursuing a law degree at Barry Law in Orlando, FL. My goal was to specialize in family law and assist families in finding resolution during a difficult period of time. Sitting in my classroom, I came to the realization that my desire to serve others was not in a courtroom, but to lead individuals on a voyage to self-discovery in an effort to overcome any difficulties, achieve personal goals, and manage a productive life. After much soul searching, I entered into the University of Central Florida's Mental Health Counseling, M.A. Program, where I received intensive professional training. I graduated with my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2014. I relocated to SWFL where I have been practicing locally for 3 years. My clinical experience includes counseling at University of Central Florida's Community Counseling Clinic, UCF's Marriage & Family Research Institute, Florida Hospital's Center for Family Care Counseling Department, and Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
As a bilingual counselor, I provide both English and Spanish counseling services. From the moment individuals enter my office, I encourage them to “trust the process” as they embark upon their therapeutic journey of healing and self-discovery. I integrate various treatment interventions to develop the most appropriate holistic treatment plan to meet each of my clients’ needs. Most importantly, my hope is to create a safe space where clients can explore distressing issues, and begin the healing process. I challenge my clients to view this journey with excitement and remind them through every step that there is still hope! Si todavia hay esperanza!