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Renew Your Life with Our Christian Counseling

Healing begins when you are able to reach out and know someone feels your pain and struggle. Find restoration at Family Life Counseling Center. We help people excel by bringing purpose to your situation and pain, so you can regain connection with yourself, your family, and Christ. The past does not have to dictate your future. Our staff of counselors with years of experience in their fields meets the needs of today's families and individuals through Christian counseling and psychoeducation.




About Marriage & Family Therapy

MFT’s (Marriage & Family Therapists) have their master's or doctor's degrees in mental health or counseling psychology.  They have specialized training in relationship dynamics and family influences on a person's mental health.

Systemic Clinicians are prepared to support individuals, couples and families by helping them understand how their families and personal experiences have impacted their mental health. Through the therapy process, a multitude of theoretical frameworks are used to establish effective communication and empower healthy relationships.  We are also have our therapists working hand and hand with our Psychiatry team on location for those that use both services, which is a huge difference from most other practices.

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Counseling vs Coaching??? There is a difference!

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers all have a minimum of 6-10 yrs of formal education with a master's degree or higher.  They have over 3,000 clinical supervised hours of practicing therapy before they are eligible for licensure through the Dept of Health.  There are strict professional regulations that have to be met at a minimum of 2 yrs post-graduate school, and must maintain CEU's and updated licensure every 3 yrs with the State of FL.

Life "Coaches" do not have to have any formal educational requirements, although some may have a degree in another area.  There are no regulations preventing them from calling themselves a life coach, although there some certification programs that can be obtained without any required clinical supervision.  This is why a coach cannot advertise themselves as a therapist, but a therapist can advertise and perform Life Coaching.  There is a place for life coaches to be a supporting role in one's life, but they cannot provide a clinical evaluation for a diagnosis, nor can they accept any medical or health insurance.  

It is important to understand your family's needs and goals, and do research for the most qualified individual, to get the support you really need.

Call now for your free 30-minute phone consultation.

(352) 708-6283


About Us

Family Life Counseling Center provides mental health services, family therapy, psychiatry services, marriage counseling, and premarital counseling in Central Florida (Lake, Orange & Polk Counties). We guide you in discovering what brings you happiness and will make your life successful. This is a place to work through issues privately and confide in trustworthy therapists.

Our owner, Sandi, was previously a social worker who worked with families and decided she wanted to assist with more intensive intervention. She completed her graduate program with Palm Beach Atlantic University to obtain her licensure in Marriage & Family Therapy and to start her own practice in Clermont, FL, which at the time was lacking therapy services. Her passion is seeing families experience life in a healthy and positive way has led to the expansion and growth of FLCC to now encompass 7 locations in Lake, Orange, & Polk County.  With over 50 therapists, FLCC is leading the way in cutting edge therapies & groups, such as Safe & Sound Protocol, Brainspotting, Imago Therapy, EMDR, ART, MNRI, Expressive Arts & Music therapy, Action Sports therapy, and much more.  Sandi has also been a Keynote Speaker with Dept of Children & Family Services and the Statewide Child Welfare Summit for over 8 years, speaking on one of FLCC's main specialties:  Trauma, and how it impacts the family unit.  With the growth over the past few years into the largest private practice in Lake County, FLCC now has therapists in almost every school (public and private) in Lake County, FL.

Donnie Burchfield is the CEO/Co-Owner of FLCC and is married to Sandi.  He has mentored hundreds of young men through high school sports for over 23 yrs.  He primarily uses his football platform, although he has also coached wrestling, weightlifting, track & field, and girls' basketball.  Donnie is a dynamic and "out-of-the-box" speaker who often speaks at school forums, youth ministry events, and has been in ministry for 23 years.  He is also the lead pastor of a non-denominational church that is focused on reaching the next generation of young adults and youth in Clermont, FL.  Donnie participates on numerious community boards and projects in Lake County, FL such FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), and passing out food at local food pantries, doing local outreach projects with other churches & organizations.

**Although Sandi is a Christian therapist, she is sensitive to others' religious beliefs and provides research-based therapeutic interventions without imposing her spiritual beliefs on her clients.

Learn More About the Family Life Counseling Center


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(352) 988-6673


Tavares Office
858 South Duncan Drive
Tavares, FL 32778

Tavares Play Therapy Office
828 South Duncan Drive
Tavares, FL 32778

Clermont Office
210 N. Hwy 27
Suite 4
Clermont, Florida 34711

Lakeland Office
100 S. Kentucky Ave

Suite 215
Lakeland, Florida 33801

Apopka Office
(Located inside Journey Christian Church Office Complex)

Clermont Music Studio
202 Hatteras Ave.
Clermont, Florida 34711

Windermere Office
9100 Conroy-Windermere Rd,
Suite 200, Windermere, FL 34786

Clermont Annex Office
290 Citrus Tower Blvd Suite 224 Clermont, FL 34711

Lake County Schools

Contracted vendor for "in school" Therapy

Contracted Group Home Specialists

Adults with developmental disabilities

Therapeutic Foster Care Group Homes

Service Area: Central Florida/Telehealth/Telemedicine


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