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Lauren Timney

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Hello, my name is Lauren Timney. I am one of the Co-Founders of Discovery Counseling Services. During your time of need, I would love to help and inspire you towards your recovery.


I achieved my Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Psychology with University of Phoenix. I am currently enrolled and actively pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Research of Human Behavior at Capella University.


As a Mental Health Counselor, I have many years of clinical and private practice experience with children and adults. I counsel individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. I enjoy helping individuals and groups develop a personal and/or developmental plan to implement positive influences in their life, while evaluating broad or specific issues such as: addictions, substance abuse, family dynamics, parenting, marital problems, stress management, self-esteem, aging, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

My goal as your counselor is to provide you and/or family members with the best quality and most comforting service I can provide. My partner and I expanded our practice from Jacksonville to Merritt Island in order to provide the Space Coast access to quality mental health care and counseling services, while also being located near military installations.  As a Spouse of a Navy veteran, one of my passions is to help counsel service members and their family during the trying times of active duty as well as recovery after military service.


I look forward to meeting you and envision that your time spent at Discovery Counseling Services LLC will be a healthy and productive experience towards accomplishing your life's goals.


  • University of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

    • Master of Science in Psychology

  • Capella University - Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • Doctorate of Philosophy in Research of Human Behavior — Currently In Progress


  • Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association - 2019

  • Mental Health Counselors Association of Central Florida - 2019

  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association - 2020


Stephanie Raymo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Hey, my name is Stephanie Raymo. I believe that every person’s life is like a book, we all have a story to tell. Each of our stories have chapters full of highs and lows, good and bad. Whether you need assistance with bringing closure to one chapter, or help with beginning a new one, my goal is to provide you with the tools to help guide you towards a happier and healthier life. In my graduate and post-graduate mental health internships, I have worked with children, preteens, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues such as anxiety,depression, domestic violence, substance use and abuse, addiction, life transitions, and more.


As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I provide both educational and first-hand experience into my work to help assist people in recognizing that they are not alone in their struggles and have helped them see their life and a clearer, more positive way. Schedule an appointment today and let me help you write new stories for the book of your life!


I look forward to getting to know you and hope that your time with me at Discovery Counseling Services LLC is a wonderful and enlightening experience!


  • University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Webster University - Orlando, Florida

    • Master of Arts in Counseling


  • Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association - 2017

  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association - 2020


Lauren Persad

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Hello, my name is Lauren Persad. I am dedicated to providing a safe space for clients to gain further insight into their mind, emotions, and actions. I believe all people have the ability to grow, to learn, and to make positive changes.


My desire is to continue practicing in progressive and innovative ways, making my client’s goals of the utmost importance. I am passionate about collaborating with clients; assisting and supporting them on their individual journeys.

My specializations include anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral issues, self-esteem and
crisis management. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida State University and went on to complete my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida.


My pre and post-graduate experience includes working with individuals, families, psychoeducation, and neuropsychological testing administration. My clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings has encouraged my philosophy of being flexible to each client based on their experiences and needs. My goal is to assist clients in establishing their independence and
confidence to move forward in any phase of life.

I am delighted to work with you at Discovery Counseling Services LLC and hope you have a fulfilling and empowering experience.


  • University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida

    • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - 2019

  • Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida

    • Bachelor in Science in Psychology - 2015