JM Counseling Staff

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Jennifer Magbanua, LMFT

Jennifer is the founder and owner of JM Counseling,Inc. As a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Florida, she specializes in working with couples, and families who are dealing with marital or relational difficulties, divorce, infidelity, and remarriage issues. Jennifer also sees individuals who struggle with self-esteem, relationship, and family issues. Her style of counseling is a kind and direct manner with compassion in a culturally sensitive context. Jennifer is trained as process facilitator in Collaborative Divorce. Her professional experience is enhanced by her past work at a community mental health facility as a unit therapist; as well as her experience as a family mediator in the Florida 5th circuit courts. Jennifer graduated with honors from Stetson University with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Milligan College near Johnson City, TN. Jennifer was born and raised in Florida and loves the warm sunshine. She doesn't mind the hurricanes, in fact, she got married the day of Hurricane Jeanne in 2004. In her free time Jennifer enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family. To speak with Jennifer email her at [email protected]

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Rachel Banner

Rachel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with National Board Certification. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from the University of Central Florida and her Masters Degree in Counseling from Barry University. Rachel has resided in the Orlando area for ten years and is knowledgeable about the local services and resources available to support individuals and families. Rachel  specializes in treating anxiety and depression. She has experience with inpatient hospital and outpatient settings. Rachel sees individuals 13 years of age and older. When she is not working, Rachel likes to spend time with her four "boys"; her boyfriend, two Huskies, and a Boxer mix. To speak with Rachel, email her at [email protected] .

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Nadia Heidt - Multilingual Arabic, French, and English

Nadia Heidt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Central Florida and graduated from Troy University with her M.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology. Nadia works with individuals of all age groups. She has experience with grief, suicide, and children with behavioral issues. She also has experience with anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and multicultural families. To speak with Nadia email her at [email protected].

Registered Marriage and Family Intern

Briana E. Vila

Briana E. Vila is a Florida State Registered Intern in Marriage and Family Therapy #IMT2664. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Saint Leo University and graduated from Carlos Albizu University with her M.S in School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Briana works with individuals of all age groups, as well as families who struggle in the transition of becoming a blended family. She has experience with the foster care system, children of divorce, and has experience working with the LGBTQ community. Briana also works with children who suffer from ADHD, impulse control, and behavioral issues. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends as well as dancing, cooking, traveling to new countries and going to the beach. To speak with Briana email her at [email protected]

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