Hispanic Family Counseling Center (HFC) recently opened an office at 15430 CR 565A, Groveland and celebrated with a ribbon cutting officiated by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.

HFC originally opened its doors in 2006 with the hope of providing mental health services tailored to the specific needs of the Hispanic community. With just two employees, the Executive Director Denisse Llamas and one billing employee, the Orlando location began to help clients. Currently, HFC has 4 Therapists with Doctoral Degrees, 9 Licensed Therapists, 30 Therapists with Master’s Degrees, 14 Therapists working towards obtaining Licensure, 9 Master’s level Interns nearly all bilingual.

As of March 2019, HFC has served over 4000 clients in 5 counties; Orlando, Kissimmee, Altamonte, Melbourne and most recently, Groveland.  Massiel oversees the newest office in Groveland.

Massiel Hernandez

Massiel was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, a suburb in New York City. Since 2006, Massiel has called Lake County home. The busy mom of 3 children is a graduate of UCF and an active member of the community.

Massiel explains why she wanted to provide services to the Lake County Community.  

As the need arose for mental health awareness and service in my community, my desire to offer access to care grew. When I was offered a position with HFC last year, I shared my vision to bring services to my community, similar to what Denisse had accomplished in Orlando.  I accepted the position and Denisse said services would be extended to the Lake County area.

We offer self-pay and sliding scales, we take over 30 insurances and offer the following services: In-Home Services, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Couples Therapy, Behavioral Analysis, Interventions, Consultations, Training,

The HFC Groveland office is easily accessible from SR 50 and Hwy 27.

For further information, visit HFC.