Hispanic Family Counseling

"mejorando la Calidad DE VIDA"

Sandra Aponte, MHC Intern is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida pursuing the Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Previously, she worked at the UCF Career Center as a Career Counselor where she specialized in the first-year student population. She was actively involved with the Center for almost 2 years. Sandra is passionate about building career and college readiness with at-risk students and helping them succeed academically and in the workplace. She has previous experience facilitating career development groups at the Orange County Youth Shelter and Timber Creek High School.  Sandra was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Milca Journet, BSW Intern was born in Puerto Rico and came to the United States in 2012. She graduated with her Associates Degree from Seminole State College in Florida. She is currently a student at the University of Central Florida working towards her Bachelor’s in Social Work. After her bachelor’s she plans to pursue her Master’s in Social Work. She currently works at Seminole State College of Florida as a Student Service Specialist where she helps students with their academic careers. She has done Volunteer work at agencies like Dress for Success, Goodwill Job Connection Center, Coalition for the Homeless, and Jewish Family Services. Her passions include volunteering, reading, spending time in nature and with her family.  

               Speaks English                      Speaks Spanish                     Speaks Portuguese                     Speaks Greek                       Speaks Creole                    Speaks French


            *Ph.D.- Doctorate of Philosophy                                                *LCSW- Licensed Clinical Social Worker                                 *LMHC- Licensed Mental Health Counselor

            *LMFT- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist                       *MSW- Master's in Social Work                                               *MHC- Mental Health Counselor

            *BSW- Bachelor's in Social Work                                              *MPsy- Master's in Psychology                                                 *MA- Master's Degree

Jacquelyn Cockriel, MSW Intern is currently a student at the University of Central Florida working towards her Master’s in Social Work. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with her Bachelors in Sociology and a minor in Computer Science with a certificate in Behavioral Pathology and Victim Advocacy. She has worked as a Guardian Advocate for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida and is currently working as a Victim Advocate at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. She has extensive training in suicide prevention from various agencies. She is originally from Minnesota but moved to Florida after high school to go to the University of Central Florida. In her spare time, she likes to do photography, go kayaking, and read as much as she can.

Winza Diuedonne, MSW Intern was born to two Haitian parents. She was born in Orlando, FL and was raised in the small town of Immokalee. Winza graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, with a Minor in Spanish and a certificate in children services from the University of Central Florida in 2018. She is currently in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Central Florida. She has experience working with children and families. Winza likes traveling, watching Netflix and reading. She would like to eventually move to Europe and practice overseas. 

Nayely Padilla, MSW Intern received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and is currently attending the University of Central Florida to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work.  Nayely was born in Santa Ana, California but was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has been in Orlando Florida since August 2014 and has continued working in the social services field.  Nayely enjoys working with children and hopes to work in the school system upon graduation. In her free time, Nayely enjoys volunteering, reading and spending time with her family. 

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