Mental Health Counseling

Thank you for visiting our Mental Health Counseling site. We offer an LGBT+ sensitive environment, and we are eager to support you with any problem or simply listen to you through the counseling process.

Our Counseling Program

Members of our community can have up to four free sessions, where counselors will assess what type of further services you need (if any) and give you LGBT+ competent referrals in the community. Types of referrals include LGBT+ counselors, doctors, psychiatrists, and hormone replacement therapy.
Schedule your first session today!
If you’d like to get started with one of our mental health counselors, visit our client portal to book your first appointment. Once accepted, you will receive instructions, paperwork, and information for your first session.

Meet The


Get to know our counselors, passionate and qualified mental health professionals who will help you and any members of the LGBT+ community.
Community Psychology

Josh Allton


Amber Bachura



Please take a look at the following answers in order to clarify the most common doubts and inquiries about our counseling procedures:
  • Click the “Book A Counseling Session” button above to be directed to our Simple Practice site.
    Click the "I'M A NEW CLIENT" link to search for an available appointment with the counselor of your choosing.
  • Once you have clicked on an open appointment time, it will ask who this appointment is for and click the one that applies.
  • Then you will need to fill out your contact information to submit the request. 
  • Once the request is approved, you will receive digital paperwork that you will need to fill out through the portal (demographics, informed consent etc.). 
  • Make sure to check your junk or spam email.
  • If your appointment is in less than 24 hours, please email, subject line “Canceling Mental Health Counseling Appointment” with your name, the date, the time and the counselor you were scheduled to meet with.
  • If you are canceling more than 24 hours ahead of your appointment, you can cancel by logging into your client portal or responding to text/voice reminders.
You can schedule another session by logging into your client portal and requesting an appointment.
Click the “Book A Counseling Session” button, clicking the “I’M AN EXISTING CLIENT” and enter the email you used to create your account. You will receive an email to immediately log in without the need of a password.
While requesting an appointment, choose either “Video Office” for telehealth appointments or “LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc.” for in person appointments.
You can ask for direct contact with your counselor during your first session.
  • Once your appointment request is accepted, you will receive digital paperwork to fill out and sign through your client portal. On the demographics form, while submitting your email and phone number there are options in which you can opt in to receive reminders.
  • If you have already completed this form without opting in to receive reminders, you can email to have this setting changed.

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Adam Miller

Adam Miller, MA, LMHC has been working at the Center since 2012, helping LGBTQ+ folks work on their mental health. He is a client centered, psychodynamic therapist who focuses on improving functioning levels. He is well versed in the nuances of the LGBTQ+ community, dealing with issues like overcoming internalized homophobia/transphobia, coming out, minority stress, navigating non-traditional relationship dynamics, and other issues exclusive to the community. Adam has over a decade of experience working with common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors which affect the LGBTQ+ community at higher rates.
To learn more about Adam, click here.

Alejandro Rodriguez

Alejandro is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor living in the Orlando area since 2019. He graduated from Naropa University in Boulder, CO in 2012, a school founded by a Buddhist monk who brought his teachings to the West. Inspired by his counselor education, Alejandro leans heavily on the principles of mindfulness and compassion for all. Whether working with individuals, couples, or addressing concerns of depression, anxiety, gender, sex & relationships, grief & loss, or any of life’s challenges, Alejandro is focused on creating a space where his clients can bring curiosity to their experiences without judgment.

Jason A. Harris

Jason completed his Master’s Degree in Community Psychology at Florida A&M University. He has a wealth of clinical experience across a variety of settings including inpatient specialty clinics (juvenile detention centers & federal/state prison(s), crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric, and large nonprofits. He has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the life span with anxiety, substance abuse disorders, behavioral and discipline challenges, trauma and abuse, family and relationship issues, group psychotherapy, and more. Jason emphasizes a more integrative, collaborative, and holistic approach to mental health and is passionate about supporting trauma recovery for better emotional, physical and relationship health.

Amy Arnold Sirmans

Amy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has lived in the Orlando area for the past 30 years and feels connected to the growth and identity of The City Beautiful. She has founded her practice on unconditional positive regard, which means no judgement, providing a safe place to express and explore. Starting off her career, Amy helped create programs for Human Trafficked Survivors, crafting day programs that dealt with stored trauma. Continuing to empower survivors, Amy has worked with the battered and sexually abused population as they heal scars and wounds. Currently, Amy enjoys working with non-traditional couples and individuals looking to discover themselves. With 25 years of experience working with kids, adults, families, and couples, Amy’s goal is to empower her clients to live their authentic lives. Amy has specific training in EMDR, DBT, Trauma Focused CBT, and Attachment Styles. Amy is also a Qualified Clinical Supervisor who guides new therapists as they find their way.

Roberto Katz

Roberto has been providing compassionate and non-judgmental, counseling services in Central Florida for the last 12 years. Throughout his career, Roberto has extensive experience serving the LGBTQ+ community. Also, he has been working with survivors and families affected by the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. He specializes in working with clients who are HIV positive, or/and struggle with other chronic illnesses. Roberto also is a culturally competent and bilingual therapist. As a result, he can provide counseling in both English or Spanish. Also, he trained to work with clients who have intersectional identities, immigrants, and veterans. In addition, he is highly experienced working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, gender dysphoria, grief and loss, acculturation, and existential issues.

Kim Murphy

Kim Murphy (she/her) earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2008. Her undergraduate degree, a BFA in Art, with an emphasis in Painting, informs her work. She knows that there is power in representation. Whether she is creating social justice murals through her initiative called Painting Change, or providing talk therapy to her beloved community members, Kim is always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for the queer and trans community in Central Florida. She specializes in Gender and HIV, and her therapy style is relational psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Demetric Watkins

Demetric is a Master Level Clinician and Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida currently working towards state licensure and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. Demetric has more than three years of experience as a mental health professional and currently works with children, adults, and couples looking to uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Demetric works closely with persons of color and the LGBTQIA+ community to mitigate cultural and identity concerns and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders. Demetric takes a holistic approach to therapy grounded in compassion and collaboration with his clients with the sole purpose of creating a space where his clients can leverage their strengths to achieve a positive and sustainable well-being.
General Information
  • I hereby enter into this contract with LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. for the use of and have fully read and understood all rules and regulations governing the use of the facility.
  • I understand that the rental fee is per hour and agree to pay all fees prior to space usage.
  • I understand that LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. does not offer refunds.
  • I understand that I will be held financially responsible for any damage made to the facilities, appliances, furniture, or equipment.
  • I understand that I will be held responsible for the behavior of the group organization’s membership and its guests.
  • I understand that LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc. may cancel the use of the facility if I or any persons in my group/organization do not comply with the user agreement and the guidelines.
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