Our Team

 

Carol Watler, LMHC - Founder

Carol WatlerCarol Watler has lived in the Orlando area for over 16 years.  She has been a mental health therapist for approximately 8 years and served as a hospital Chaplain for 7 years. She is Board Eligible for Certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors with a Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management.  She obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and her Masters of Divinity from Regent University.  She is licensed by the State of Florida as a Mental Health Counselor and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst Candidate. Ms. Watler provided spiritual and emotional care for patients, families and staff at Orlando Health Systems from 2003 to 2009.  As the Manager of the Chaplaincy Department at South Seminole Hospital, she ministered to patients and families at various levels of the grief process.  She also ministered to hospital staff to assist them in coping with the day-to-day stressors often seen in emergency room personnel. 

Ms. Watler began her career as a therapist in 2003 with Lakeside Alternatives while completing her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.  She meshed her skills as a chaplain and her training as a therapist to enhance the service she provided to her clients.  In 2009, Ms. Watler made the decision to embrace her calling and her career as a mental health counselor.  She obtained her license from the State of Florida and returned to Lakeside Alternatives from 2009 to 2010 as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor wherein she found herself providing counseling, therapy and psychotherapy to juvenile clients and their families. 

In November 2010, Ms. Watler opened another chapter in her life in furtherance of her mission statement which is based on Isaiah 61:1-3.  Ms. Watler became Founder and CEO of Hope For Tomorrow Mental Health Services, LLC which provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy to adults and juvenile clients and their families. 

Ms. Watler is the proud mother of three young adult professional women and the grandmother of two.  She volunteers her services within her local community by conducting workshops that assist attendees with managing certain life issues such as stress, grief and other coping skills.  She also provides assistance with referrals, as needed, to various advocate groups, churches and parish nurses to name a few.

Ms. Watler is truly able to provide her clients with “HOPE FOR TOMORROW” by ensuring that each client receives effective psychiatric treatment strengthened by faith, encouraged by hope and inspired by love.