Nilce Moraes serves as the Director of Community Christian Counseling since 2011.  She holds undergraduate degrees in Bible and Social Work from Cairn University in Langhorne, PA, and received her master’s in counseling from New Jersey State College in Ewing, NJ.  In 2005 Nilce made South Florida her home. She has a genuine concern for those who are hurting. She is proficient in helping her clients identify their brokenness and providing them with sound Biblical and professional guidance. Nilce counsels in her native language, Portuguese, as well as English and Spanish.

LaMotta, BereniceBerenice S. La Motta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Social Work, and is certified as a Licensed Social WorkerBerenice has extensive experience as a Social Worker, serving in New York, New Jersey, and now in Florida. Her work has involved young adults to elderly, men and women, marriage, individual, couples, and family counseling and grief counseling both in secular and Christian environments. Her work has also involved substance abuse counseling, inpatient unit medical assessments, outpatient psychiatric unit counseling, youth with domestic conflicts and substance use, juvenile detention counseling, and individual, couples, and family counseling both in secular and Christian environments. She is passionate about counseling and dedicated to the field, and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Sandra J. Amado is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. Sandra earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at the Houston Graduate School of Theology in Texas. For five years, Sandra provided in-home therapy services, working closely with a psychiatrist and nurses to deliver excellent patient care. She has extensive experience working with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychotic features, as well as adolescents, young adults, older adults, couples, and geriatrics struggling with anxiety, depression, Marriage and family counseling, adjustment disorders, phases of life, distress due to separation or divorce, interpersonal issues, substance use, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, and career dissatisfaction. She is skilled in building rapport and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, completed Trauma-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Career Counseling, Solution-Focused, Reality, Bible-based principles, and Existential approaches in her practice.

Ana Carolina Peck Mafra, M.A., M.B.S (Christian Counselor, Associate Member of APA, Certified Life Coach). She is a Christian counselor with a heart to help families. With over a decade of experience as a University Professor and Clinical Psychologist in her home country, she came to the United States to follow her calling in guiding families through a biblical perspective. Ana is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry at SFBC, where she has also completed her Master’s in Biblical Studies. Her academic background includes a Master’s in Psychology (Brazil), a Bachelor’s in Psychology (Brazil), and a specialization in Historical-Cultural Theory (Brazil). Ana has worked with individuals facing challenges such as pornography addiction, domestic violence crises, life transitions, and parental challenges. She employs the Family Systems Approach in her work, serving clients of all ages, starting at six years old. Ana holds an Associate Membership with the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) for Community Psychology. She is a certified Life Coach. Outside of her role at CCC, Ana dedicates time and effort to her advocacy work for victims of sexual exploitation as the founder of DoHope International and the Co-founder of the project “Cuidando da Familia Imigrante.” Ana is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Heather Rapálo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. Heather has experience working with all ages but especially loves working with youth. She welcomes individual and family treatment. Heather has experience with populations and topics relating to biblical lament, grief and loss, low self-esteem, identity issues, foster care, adoption, family relationships, abuse, trauma, child advocacy, community programming, ministry, and psychiatric and residential treatment programs. In her sessions, Heather strives to meet each client’s individual treatment needs by providing clinically informed and biblically aligned treatment that promotes holistic soul care and lasting change.

Carol Keyzer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Masters’ degree in Pastoral Counseling, and a Masters’ degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She is passionate about helping people to triumph over their difficulties and to become all that God created them to be. She works primarily with individual counseling, addiction and substance use disorders, trauma, family and marriage therapy, and career counseling.

Gabriele Braga is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern (RMHCI) and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  Her journey into the field of therapy was driven by a deep commitment to support individuals who are facing trauma, grief, burnout, anxiety, and depression. She is specialized in working with diverse populations, recognizing the importance of providing culturally sensitive and inclusive care.  She is passionate about creating a safe and nurturing space, using evidence-based approaches to guide individuals to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience.  As a Christian Counselor, she integrates faith-based principles into the therapeutic journey.  Whether you’re seeking counseling from a Christian worldview or would like to explore the intersection of your faith with your mental health, she will support you to find out the purpose of God for your life.

Ricardo Munoz has a passion for the hurting. Ricardo holds a master’s degree in divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a certified Biblical Counselor from the Association of Christian Biblical Counseling (ACBC) program.  He is a veterinarian by profession who has dedicated his last few years to international mission work and Biblical counseling.  He works with men and couples. He is fluent in Spanish and English. He counsels with conviction of the healing power of the Word of God.