About Us

Kat Ordonia, LMHC, PMH-C

Co-Owner and Counselor

Kat works with individuals as well as couples who might be suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, communication issues, substance abuse, or those who may be coping with a current or past trauma. 


Kat is a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) and is passionate about working with new mothers and families whose lives have been touched by postpartum related mood disorders.

Katy Dumont, LCSW

Co-Owner and Counselor

Katy works with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, co-dependency and relationship difficulties. She also works with individuals with grief and end-of-life challenges. 


Katy is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. This is an approach to couples therapy that integrates research-based interventions to facilitate improved communication, mutual understanding and a deeper connection for couples. 

Alison Moore, LCSW


Alison works with individuals, couples, and seniors. She works with individuals who seek help with a variety of life stressors including depression, anxiety, grief, and coping with past trauma. 

Alison has extensive knowledge with cognitive behavioral therapy and geriatric counseling. She engages those who wish to experience an improved quality of life both as an individual and within their personal relationships. Alison accepts Medicare as well as other major health plans.

Araceli Gauna-Scattolini, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern


Araceli is a bilingual therapist that works with children (8-12), teens, and families. Her approach to counseling is client-centered and collaborative, meaning that you are involved in your treatment and work together as a team.

Most of her work has been in helping her clients heal from past traumas. She helps her clients address symptoms of depression, anxiety, and impacts of systemic and cultural influences while in therapy. Araceli also provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQIA+ members to attend therapy.


Araceli es una terapeuta bilingüe que trabaja con niños (8-12), adolescentes, y familias. Su enfoque en terapia es colaborativo y centrado en el cliente, lo que significa que usted está involucrado en su tratamiento y trabajan juntos.

La mayor parte de su trabajo ha consistido en ayudar a sus clientes a recuperarse de traumas pasados. Ella ayuda a sus clientes que sufren de síntomas de depresión, ansiedad e impactos de las influencias sistémicas y culturales durante la terapia. Araceli también ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo para que los miembros LGBTQIA+ asistan a la terapia.

Jen McLaughlin, BS

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student Intern

Jen McLaughlin is a Masters level student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hodges University, currently completing her clinical hours as a supervised graduate student intern at Atala Counseling. 


In her role as a student intern, Jen helps adolescents and adults facing major life transitions, personal conflicts, and those feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or trauma. Her first priority is to listen and create a space to support clients in discovering their own next best step. 


Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a supervised session with this student. These 60-minute sessions will be supervised by a licensed counselor and are available in limited time slots at a reduced rate of $10.

Elizabeth Sobers


Kellie Atkinson

Billing & Claims

We are here to help guide you through your journey towards emotional wellness.

1867 N Crystal Lake Drive

Lakeland, FL 33801



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