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The Wesley Chapel Compassion Team

The Wesley Chapel Compassion Team is made up of a group of amazingly talented and compassionate individuals that serve the Wesley Chapel community and its surrounding areas. They practice as Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Registered State Interns, and Professional Life Coaches. Our Team Core Beliefs are grounded in prioritizing God, Family, and Self-Care before service to ensure that our professionals are at their best emotionally and spiritually within their personal lives so that they can provide the highest quality of care for our clients. Our Wesley Chapel Compassion team engages in continued professional development throughout the year to stay up to date on effective intervention strategies for improving the mental health of our clients.

Marta Rivera, P-LCSW

Wesley Chapel Office Lead Clinician. In-Office & Telehealth.

Marta has served in the field of mental health for 20 years in a variety of settings ranging from community agency work to private clinical and in-home therapy, to school-based services. Her primary role has been in serving children, youth, and families through counseling, crisis intervention, case-management, educational advocacy, and mental health training & leadership. Marta has a passion for helping individuals and families to reach mental health wellness through the work of trauma healing, cognitive reframing, healthy emotional regulation, and effective communication. She utilizes therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Christian Counseling.

Marta is highly skills in working with clients who have experienced crisis, trauma, struggle with intense anxiety and depression, and/or grief/loss. Her skills extend to training schools, churches, organizations and businesses on Youth Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Awareness, and Crisis Management, as well as mentoring clinical student interns.

Marta serves as a Site Lead Clinician for Renewed Integrative Counseling's Wesley Chapel Office.

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Noelle Miller, LMHC

Licensed Therapist. In-Office & Telehealth.

Noelle is a caring Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including foster care/group homes as well as in-home.  Noelle is a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator for couples counseling, as well as a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner.  She often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mind/body skills to assist her clients in integrating mind, body, and spirit.  


Noelle believes in creating a safe space for her clients to explore their histories and current circumstances.  She is particularly passionate about developmental and complex trauma and how it impacts day to day functioning.  Noelle believes individuals, couples, and families have the power to make positive changes to live optimal lives.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” 

Daiana Bernard, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

For the last two decades, Daiana's professional calling has revolved around individuals and groups who have diverse learning styles, face unique challenges, and aspire to overcome conventional limitations. She holds an MSED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. Daiana has provided mental health and educational support to children and adolescents in diverse environments, including foster care, schools, and an inpatient psychiatric center. She has experience counseling adults and older individuals in a community mental health setting and, more recently, in a private practice environment. Clients can expect to gain clarity about their purpose, significance, and values in their sessions with Daiana. They will develop a deeper self-understanding and work towards taking purposeful actions that align with their authentic selves and values fostering a life of integrity and authenticity.


Treatment methods and tools Daiana utilizes are Person-centered, Trauma-informed, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Culturally Sensitive. She is passionate about her vocation to serve those experiencing 1st/2nd generation American struggles, the psychological impact of immigration, depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, life transitions, and Women’s Issues.

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Joel Asencio, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

Joel is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with over 3 years of counseling expertise, offering a warm and client-focused approach to every session. He brings a diverse blend of evidenced-based practices in his therapeutic approach to mental health care, drawing from the foundations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Internal Family Systems, Play Therapy, Christian Counseling, and more. In Joel's therapeutic space, clients not only explore meaningful aspects of their lives but also find humor woven into the fabric of their healing journey. With a passion for facilitating healing and growth, Joel specializes in guiding individuals of all ages—children, teens, adults, and couples. His approach is a rich tapestry that additionally includes Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Logotherapy, and Existential, ensuring a tailored strategy for each unique client.


Embark on a collaborative journey with Joel, where compassion and proven therapeutic principles for emotional wellness take center stage. Whether facing anxiety, depression, seeking spiritual growth, or navigating significant life transitions, Joel provides a compassionate and understanding environment infused with humor for healing, growth, and self-discovery.

Alex Castaneda, R-MHCI

Licensed Therapist Intern. In-Office & Telehealth.

Alex is a seasoned Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with a wealth of experience spanning several years. With a profound belief in the transformative power of faith and resilience, Alex specializes in providing support to individuals navigating life’s challenges. As a self-published author of the book “Little Sufferings,” Alex offers unique insights into understanding and overcoming adversity, enriching his therapeutic approach with profound wisdom and compassion.


Believing in the inherent goodness and potential within each person, Alex sees counseling as a sacred journey where clients are empowered to find meaning amidst struggles. Grounded in the conviction that God is at work in every individual, Alex fosters a safe and nurturing environment for clients to explore their struggles freely and embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery. Currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Theology, Alex integrates insights from both fields into his therapeutic practice, offering holistic support and guidance to those seeking emotional wellness, spiritual development, and personal growth.

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Lyndsey Rojas, LCSW

Licensed Therapist. In-Office & Telehealth.

Lyndsey has over a decade of experience in the community mental health field. She has worked in various settings facilitating psychotherapy to individuals, groups, couples, and families in outpatient, inpatient, and in-home/school settings. She has helped treat individuals with mild to severe mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders, and co-occurring disorders in children, teenagers, and adults. The most common issues she has treated are depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has a passion for helping others obtain genuine connection in their relationships and community. She strives as a therapist to “speak the truth in love”, being empathetic and understanding of a person’s background and struggles, believing every individual has God-given value and strengths to be cultivated. While there are many helpful tools and coping mechanisms she can teach and mediator skills that can be utilized from years of experience, there is something transcendental occurring in the basic therapeutic relationship. Allowing a person to have the opportunity to share their story, thoughts, feelings, etc. fights against the feeling that you are alone. There is freedom, forgiveness, acceptance, healing, and so much more.


Based on the needs, background, and goals of a client she will utilize the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral interventions, Trauma-focused care, play therapy, psychoeducation, Attachment-based parenting, and Biblical counseling. 

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