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We help others navigate through life’s obstacles with healing, using a personalized approach, self-discovery, and teaching new life skills.

As licensed and experienced therapists, we can help you too!

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Meet The Team

Mental Health Providers

Mental Health Providers


Amanda Gurgel, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Founder of Beyond-Counseling

Over the last 10 years I have had the pleasure of helping women, children, and families find growth and success in their personal lives.


Kristie Papuchis, LCSW 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Director

 My clients are everyday people that need help with life’s challenges.  I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting issues, and stress management. 

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Anais Prada, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Over the past 5 years, I have helped adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, coping skills, and life transitions.


Helena Kappelmann, M.S.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern, M.S.

For over 5 years, I have been dedicated to helping my clients effectively manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life as an ESE Education teacher, school guidance counselor, and clinical social work mental health provider.


Cátia Coelho, M.S. 
Registered Mental Health Counselor, M.S.

I am passionate about the human mind, emotions, and behaviors, and appreciate the impact a mental health professional's support can have on someone's life.


Elvan Okaygun, M.S. & LMFT-A
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Florida, M.S.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in North Carolina

I am a member of  Beyond-Counseling Group Practice as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern helping individuals and couples that experience relational and cross cultural conflicts, coping current stressors with addictive behaviors. 


Soraya Quintana, Life Coach 
Life Coach

I aim to assist you in uncovering effective strategies to overcome the obstacles hindering your fullest potential. I approach coaching with warmth, empathy, and without judgment, seeking to understand your narrative while supporting your journey.


Jaelah Mendez, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I am an empathetic clinician who believes the therapeutic process offers solutions, guidance as well as support. Through my years of practice, I have developed tools that allow me to help guide you in your healing process.

Administrative Team

At Beyond-Counseling Wellness Center, we know that it takes a village to support you on your mental health journey. Our administrative team is an integral part of this village, and we are dedicated to making your experience with us a positive one.
They are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and prioritizing your comfort and well-being throughout your entire journey with us.

From the moment you reach out to us, our administrative team will be there to assist you. Whether it's scheduling your initial consultation, answering your questions, or guiding you through the paperwork, we are here to ensure that every detail is taken care of efficiently and professionally.


Amanda Gurgel
LMHC & the Founder of Beyond-Counseling Wellness Center 

Amanda Gurgel plays a crucial administrative role within the organization. With a passion for helping others, she is dedicated to ensuring that clients, staff, and clinicians are able to reach their fullest potential.

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Luana Johnson 
Executive director and credentialing specialist at Beyond-Counseling Wellness Center

Luana Johnson is dedicated to the success of Beyond-Counseling Wellness Center. Her administrative role allows her to make a positive impact on the lives of clients, staff, and clinicians, helping them reach their fullest potential and create meaningful change.


Kristie Papuchis 
Clinical director at Beyond-Counseling Wellness Center

Kristie's unwavering dedication to creating a supportive and empowering environment is evident in the success of the center and the growth of everyone. She is a true asset to the organization and goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being and success of all involved.


Claudia Torres
Clinical receptionist at Beyond-Counseling Wellness Center

Claudia is a shining example of love, care, and dedication in her administrative role. She has a remarkable passion for helping others and thrives on building connections with clients, guiding them every step of the way on their wellness journey.

Get in Touch

7800 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite D-211, Sunrise, FL 33351  /  Tel. 954-228-0856

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Main Office - Sunrise

7800 West Oakland Park Boulevard Sunrise, FL 33351
Suite D-211




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