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About : About Me

Get To Know SMC Tampa

Sandra I. Beekmann, MS, NCC, LMHC, CCTP, QS,

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

Clinical Director and Clinical Supervisor 

Founder of SMC

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With over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, I have gained a deep understanding about everyday struggles and difficult times. My approach is holistic as I believe it holds a deep respect for an individual's life journey as the body, mind, and spirit are taken into consideration to promote healing and overall well being. 

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor (State of Florida MH16576), a National Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist as well as certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I am also certified in advanced nutrition and integrative medicine for mental health professionals. I earned a Master's in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, a Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from the University of South Florida. I hold memberships with the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, International Association of Trauma Professionals, Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, Psychology Today, as well as Good Therapy. 

When not working, I love spending time with my family and our two dogs, traveling, and practicing mindfulness and yoga. Since I was born and raised in Germany, I am fluent in German.

Christina Labazzetta, MS
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, and received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. 

I have a level 1 and 2 certification in Gottman Methods for couples. Recently, I earned a certification in CBT based trauma therapy. I have experience working with those dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or domestic abuse.

I am passionate about counseling and believe everyone can benefit from it. My goal is to offer clients a safe and judgmental free space to express themselves and develop new skills.

Jade Caswell, MA
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Raised in St. Pete Beach, Florida, I received my Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eckerd College. I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida, working on requirements to become fully licensed. I aim to provide a warm, accepting environment where clients can freely explore their thoughts and emotions without judgment, and I seek to create a strong and collaborative therapeutic alliance with clients. I have experience working with teens and young adults and am passionate about helping clients realize their potential and create a life they enjoy. I work to provide culturally competent counseling and have deep respect for all, regardless or ethnicity, gender, religion, class, sexuality, or disability status. In my free time, you can find me outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of our state, spending time with loved ones, or playing with my pets!

Maria Luiza (Malu) Molano MS,
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

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Originally from Brazil, Malu received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Marymount University and her Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida, working towards her hours of becoming fully licensed. She has been a school counselor for 20 years and has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families.

She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important component for change; and that can be accomplished by providing a safe, empathic, and judge free space in order for clients to achieve their full potential. She is a mother of two young adults and enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and mindfulness. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Jennifer Coleman
Administrative Assistant


I'm a Wisconsin native who made the move to Florida in 2016. After raising my two daughters, I re-entered the workforce, focusing on customer service roles. I truly believe that every individual should be treated with kindness and a helpful attitude.

In my free time, you’ll find me tackling home remodeling projects. I also love the beach, exercise classes, traveling, and making  memories with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you in the office soon!

Eleana Gkolemi, MS'24
Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Student

Eleana has received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish, from the University of South Florida. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy also from USF. Eleana has started her practicum here at SMC Tampa and is excited to provide pro bono services to clients who qualify for her services. She is also a Youth Development Specialist at an elementary school where she works closely with parents and school-age children.

Her goal is to create a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment where she provides support to individuals, couples, families and children of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. She believes that with the right guidance, each individual can grow, create change, and reach their full potential. 
She is originally from Greece and is fluent in Greek, Albanian, Italian, and Spanish. Eleana loves spending her free time in nature, especially at the beach, or with family and friends. She also loves going to concerts and exploring new outdoor events! 

Marvin Beekmann, BS '23
Billing and Accounts Specialist


Marvin is currently attending the University of South Florida pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the college of engineering. He is helping SMC with accounts and insurance billing. In his free time, he loves traveling and the outdoors. 

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