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Kelly Lafferman

Life is beautiful and messy. I offer a warm, welcoming, and open setting with zero judgment. You are safe here. I believe we all have the ability inside ourselves to make the changes we want in our lives. If you are seeking a person-centered therapist to help you navigate change, recognize your pain, hear your voice, hold you accountable, and truly see you, I am here to walk through this process and build a connection with you. My distinctive skills as an experienced business professional and therapist provide a unique perspective.

A long-time resident of Orlando, I have many years of experience working in Central Florida. I have a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. I am a proud ally and active advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. I am trained in areas such as multicultural counseling, couples counseling, career and lifestyle transitions, social justice, and human sexuality. I am a member of the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida, the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and the American Counseling Association.

With a dual career, I am a decades-long corporate and agency executive in brand, marketing, and sales in various industries such as finance, sports, restaurants, life sciences, and real estate. While practicing as a mental health therapist for individual adults and couples, I am also the CMO and principal of a marketing agency.


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Personalized therapeutic care for individual adults (18+), virtually or in-person.

Tailored therapeutic care for adult couples at any phase of their relationship, including blending/step-family issues. In-person only preferred.

Customized counseling/coaching with family-run companies, business partners and executive teams (because they are in relationships that need tending to just like any other relationship).

Professional client consulting for leaders who are interested in investing in their executives and employees through mental health and wellness support.

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I approach individual and couples therapy for adults from highly relational and systemic perspectives.
Families are systems. Cultures are systems. Workplaces are systems. And so on. We do not travel out of one system and into another. We bring systems with us as part of who we are. Picture us with invisible briefcases and backpacks carrying around the “stuff" from our systems. Together, we will explore who you are and discover insights that help you as an individual and within your relationships. As an integrated therapist, I will employ approaches that are personalized. We will collaborate and navigate life transitions, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, self-exploration and more.

I believe self-awareness and connecting to our feelings are imperative to the therapeutic process. One size does not fit all. You are unique, and I will tailor your therapeutic relationship to your needs, not mine.

I am here to help you. I will listen deeply and provide good care. You and I will be a team. In time, you will recognize your strengths and make the changes you seek. I believe this because I see it happen daily with people like you. You are not alone.

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What are your session rates?

Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes at a rate of $175, via telehealth or in-person.

Couples therapy sessions are 50 minutes at a rate of $175 or 80 minutes at a rate of $195. Couples appointments are in-person only.

Professional services consulting rates are by request only.

How do I pay?

All payments are due at the time of service. Credit card and health savings accounts are accepted.


Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept any form of insurance. Upon request, I can provide superbills for reimbursement by your insurance provider. Please call your insurance provider to find out if you are eligible for reimbursement with an out-of-network (OON) provider. 


What is your cancellation policy?

If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, and have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Appointment Scheduling

How do I request an appointment?

Please complete the contact form here to request an appointment.

Virtual Visits

Do you provide virtual visits?

Yes. I utilizea secure, HIPAA-compliant live videoconferencing platform. You may be located anywhere at the time of your visit. You need a computer or smart phone with internet connection and a private location of your choice. 

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Life is messy and beautiful. Sometimes we fluctuate between these two conditions faster than we would like. In between the moments are opportunities to pause. To feel inside our bodies, taking the cues of what is happening, and paying attention.

It is inside the pause where the magic happens: We can choose a different response when we are upset. Soak in a moment when we are hurrying through joy. Improve a relationship. Stare at nature. Go for a walk. Listen to that song one more time. Sit with our grief. Explore a career change. Understand ourselves more deeply.

When we are moving quickly, we can miss making a deliberate choice because our habitual reactions overtake our ability to choose a more careful response. It takes a surprising amount of self-awareness to notice an automatic pattern in relationships and make some space before reacting and choose a different response. I can help you do this.


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