Our Staff

Dr. Yolanda Gonzalez, PsyD, LMHC, PMH-C


Founder and owner of FMHP, Dr. Yolanda Gonzalez is a mother of four (with fifth on the way) who has founded this mental health practice in hopes of fostering a safe and peaceful environment for moms to come and fuel their hearts with hope, comfort and love. Our specialty lies in women’s mental health, specifically related to maternal mood disorders.

Barbara Duenas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

My name is Barbara Duenas and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked within non-profit and for-profit organizations a like. I transitioned through various different professions to finally land what I consider my calling. Having experienced some difficult experiences and losses of my own has prepared me to be a better therapist. I have studied different therapeutic techniques to better assist each type of client.

Not only are these therapeutic techniques evidenced based by science, but I myself have used these techniques in my own personal life to know they work. I have worked with clients in transition within their lives to have a positive outcome.  For example, mothers who recently had children, clients whom are recently diagnosed with a new medical condition, immigrants whom have left their country at a late age, people whom have been abandoned by family, people whom have been betrayed by their partners, parents whom have lost their children and people with recent separations from a partner. I strive to aid individuals feel better about themselves to help their relationships excel. I use psycho-education to help clients work on their interpersonal relationships with partners, friends or family members through strengthening their communication style.  I encourage acceptance within themselves and their current life circumstances.  Some of the work is very intense and draining but getting to the core of where these emotions come from can have a very impacting change in your life.  Individuals, couples and family members live a healthier life based on the work they input with the materials I provide. 


Dr. Yanelle Martinez

Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Dr. Yanelle Martinez is a Florida licensed mental health counselor with a passion to help others heal themselves. She graduated from Albizu University with dual master degrees in psychology and business. In 2018, Dr. Martinez was the first graduate from Albizu University’s doctorate in human services program. She works with clients seeking relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Dr. Martinez believes that the most effective path to health and happiness is that of compassion toward self and others.

Lea Suarez

Evening Receptionist

My name is Lea Suarez, I am currently studying at FIU to obtain my BA in
behavior analysis and aspire to become a psychologist. I am part of the
mental health field because I want to help people be able to express
themselves and help those in need of services. I believe therapy is
crucial for everyone as it helps us manage our thoughts, leading to a
positive change in our lives. I am currently the evening receptionist.

Nicole Paez

My name is Nicole Paez and I am currently a student in FIU working towards my bachelors in social work. The mental health field has always sparked an interest in me and my goal is to help people better their lives while having someone they can confide in. I believe treating mental health is key to the pursuit of happiness in life. I am currently the afternoon receptionist at FMHP.

Natalia Paez

My name is Natalia Paez and I obtained my BA in psychology from Florida International University. I have always had a passion for helping others, especially those in need, which is why I felt mental health was the right fit for me. I strongly believe therapy is crucial to a person’s success and overall happiness. I am currently the morning receptionist at FMHP.

Dr. Jessenia Perez-Carrion, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Perez-Carrion is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the mental health field since 2010. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department. During her internship she worked with pre-school children at the Head Start programs and had a second rotation with older adults. Dr. Perez-Carrion completed two post-doctoral residencies. She was a psychology resident at JNG Health Network and a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS), a Johns Hopkins affiliate. At CCFTS she specialized working with children, adolescents, and families who had faced complex trauma as well as children who were in the Autism Spectrum.
Dr. Perez-Carrion provides individual, family, and couples therapy as well as a variety of psychological evaluations. All services are available in English and Spanish. Her goal is to create a supportive and safe environment for all of her clients in order to help them reach their highest mental health. Therapy will be treated as an individualized experience in an empathetic, genuine and non- judgmental setting. Dr. Perez-Carrion looks forward to helping clients reach their individual goals utilizing an eclectic approach. Dr. Perez-Carrion’s clinical interests include working with women’s mental health, veterans, adolescents and adults. She also has expertise utilizing TF-CBT and CBT. Other interests include working with family and couples. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and afternoon walks.

Danet Martinez

Registered Mental Health Intern

Danet Martínez, whose pronouns are she/her, graduated from Albizu University and has experience working with adolescents and young adults. She works from a person-centered approach while also incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to better serve her clients. From a therapist perspective, Martinez believes that it is imperative to create a safe space, actively listen, validate, reflect, and present alternative views that will help the client reach their own conclusions. Having been on the other side of therapy has also given her the ability to understand deeply and create these type of spaces for her clients.

Valentina Di Giglio

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Valentina Di Giglio graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her professional career, Valentina has worked in outpatient community settings and private practice with experience in treating anxiety, depression, among other mental health disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. As an eclectic clinician, Valentina believes in tailoring her approach to address her client’s individual needs including drawing from different theoretical orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Valentina provides her clients with empathetic support throughout their healing journey and aids them in becoming empowered to make the necessary adjustments that align with their therapeutic goals.

Crystal Cisneros

MS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, happily married wife, and mother to an amazing little boy! As an experienced mental health professional, I have worked with individuals of all ages, including toddlers, young children, adolescents, and adults, to treat a variety of presenting problems, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, adjustment disorders, parent-child relational issues, and other social/relational concerns. I also have extensive training and experience in couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy, although my particular specialty is working with teens/preteens and their parents to develop healthier family dynamics. I use psycho-education and offer interventions from various evidence-based treatment models, such as solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, to develop the most effective client-centered approach for each individual and their family. My passion is helping people grow and heal as individuals and in relationships by emphasizing the balance of physical, spiritual, and emotional/mental health.

Liliana Amador


Liliana Amador Is a mental health professional with over 20 years of experience in the field.  Amador holds a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. During her last 17 years of career in the USA, Ms. Amador has earned vast experience working with individuals and families via individual counseling, group therapy, and preventive programs. She is a holistic therapist and firmly believes in the Body-Mind-Soul connection. Amador specializes in trauma healing, mindfulness, and conscious parenting. She supports clients to improve their lives and become better versions of themselves by empowering them in all stages of their lives. To become better parents, we need to reparent ourselves first. Reparenting and healing the inner child makes raising children a joyful adventure.

Ashley Maria Jiron


My name is Ashley Maria Jiron and I am a Registered Mental Health Intern (RMHI). I graduated from The University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and earned my Master’s degree in Psychology with a major in professional counseling from Florida International University. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults. I employ an eclectic approach tailored to meet your individual needs. With a foundation rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness practices, I weave together evidence-based techniques to create a customized path toward healing. I believe everyone possesses personal strengths and resilience; my aim is to help clients tap into these inner resources. Together, we will uncover the wisdom and courage that resides within you, empowering you to find your own unique solutions. I wholeheartedly believe that you have the ability to heal, and I am dedicated to assisting you in harnessing that inner strength. Whether it’s relief from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or any other emotional pain, I am here to support you every step of the way.

Jennifer Gavilán

Office Manager

My name is Jennifer Gavilán and I am an administrative professional with a BA in Psychology/Criminal Justice from Florida International University.  After working for over 10 years in Human Resources within the Entertainment industry I decided to put a hold on my career to spend more time at home with my two boys. Once my youngest was in school I went back into the job market and took a different direction and followed my dream to work in the Mental Health field.  With my experience in Human Resources as the point person between top level executives and employees I felt that I would be the perfect fit in an administrative role serving and meeting the needs of clients and their families.