Counseling for Adults & Couples

Sandra B. Stanford has a heart for people who find themselves in hard situations. Because of her passion, she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling. 

“My hope for clients is that when they walk into my office they will feel safe, connected and accepted.It’s a difficult decision to make the first appointment to come in. But so many say they are thankful they made the call and are enjoying life in a way they had not imagined. I love being a part of their journeys and am thankful for the honor of helping them heal the pain and fully live their lives. I hope you will call today and make an appointment. I can’t wait to meet you!

Sandra B. Stanford

Anxiety

Anxiety has become one of the most common complaints among people in our society today because we live in a world that is so unpredictable. However, anxiety is always a symptom of a greater problem going on inside the soul of a person. It can produce symptoms like: not being able to sleep, racing thoughts, short tempered behavior and the list can go on.

Depression

Depression, much like anxiety, is a symptom of a greater problem.

The symptoms in depression vary greatly from person to person and can include symptoms such as: disrupted sleeping patterns, disordered eating patterns, uncontrollable crying, feeling like you can’t get out of bed, inability to focus and the list can go on and on.

Grief

If you’ve recently lost a loved one you know what grief is. It doesn’t matter if it was sudden or expected, the pain is the same.

When you feel “stuck” in your grief, unable to move  — perhaps it is time you get some help. Treating the root cause of the depression is imperative in order to gain freedom from it.

Sandra B. Stanford

MS, LMHC  MH13286 | EMDR CERTIFIED THERAPIST

Certified Daring Way ™ Facilitator
Founder Our Marriage Matters Retreats/Workshops

Sandra B. Stanford has a heart for people who find themselves in hard situations. Because of this passion she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling. Her work with clients is collaborative working alongside the client to help in the healing process. Sandra’s goal is to help clients recognize, define, and achieve growth and healing in their hearts and home.

She is featured on Psychology Today website.

 

I’d Love to Help

I Have Experience With…

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of trauma. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma similar to how the body recovers from physical trauma. The brain wants to heal itself. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.  Learn More . . .

My Approach regarding Confidentiality

What does confidentiality in counseling really mean?

Confidentiality means that information about you is never released to others without your written permission. Everything said in therapy is confidential and will not be disclosed except when reporting is required or permitted by the HIPAA Privacy Standard or Florida state law. Exceptions to confidentiality include the following:

  1. suspected abuse of a child, developmentally disabled person, or a dependent adult;
  2. potential suicidal behavior;
  3. threatened harm to another, which may include knowledge that the client is HIV positive when there is an unwillingness to inform individuals with whom the client is intimately involved; and
  4. when required by compulsory process

Information may also be disclosed if you sign a written authorization or in the event that you file a complaint against your counselor. Payment by check, bank or credit card allows bank employees to view names of CHARIS clients. If you have caller identification on your phone, the name of the agency may appear on the monitor.

In keeping with generally accepted standards of practice, supervision and consultation may be made regarding the management of your treatment with other mental health professionals, including other counselors in the center, who are bound by the same rules of confidentiality.

In some situations cell phones may be used by counselors to contact clients. Please note that e-mail is NOT a confidential means of communication.

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Get In Touch

Call

(407) 894-5202

Email

Sandra@chariscounselingcenter.com

Address

1067 Cheney Highway

Titusville, FL 32780

Hours

Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Weekends: 10am – 3m