Our Team


Ben Hatcher Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Ben Hatcher

Ben is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but you may also think of him as a diagnostic specialist for your life and relationships.

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Kelsea Brooks || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

Kelsea Brooks

Kelsea is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, but you may also call her an encouraging companion to partner with you through life’s challenges.

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Mandy Newton, Reg. Intern || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

Mandy Newton

Mandy Newton is a registered clinical counseling intern, supervised by L. Vaughan, LMHC.

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Meagan Santiago || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

Meagan Santiago

My name is Meagan Santiago, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW.) Other names I may go by include therapist, counselor, and advocate.

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Nate Martinez LMFT || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

Nate Martinez

My name is Nate Martinez, and I am a marriage and family therapist that works with adolescents, families, couples, and individuals in a therapeutic environment, and realize there are many challenges that are placed on families and marriages today.

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Krystal Ellig Counseling Intern || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

Krystal Ellig

My name is Krystal Ellig, and I am a clinical mental health counseling student with Liberty University. After completing my undergraduate degree in English at the University of Central Florida I became a high school teacher.

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Dr Rebecca Guagliardo Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Dr. Rebecca Guagliardo

Dr. Becky is a licensed clinical psychologist, but you may also call her a relationship expert, play therapist, and evaluator.

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Leanne Vaughan LMHC || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

Leanne Vaughan

Leanne Vaughan serves clients dealing with past difficulties, and those experiencing cancer or another life-threatening illness.

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Office Staff

Leanne Vaughan Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Hayley Fish – Office Mgr.

Hayley is our office admin and our appointment coordinator. She’s the voice you hear when you make your first appointment with us and who will greet you in the reception area. She’s an integral part in helping our business run smoothly.

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Our Enneagram Scores

As a staff team, we recently read the book The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.

If you are unfamiliar with the Enneagram, it is a personality typing tool of nine main types that has been around for a long time but has also seen a recent surge in use, especially in many churches and Christian organizations.

We have found it particularly helpful in that it both identifies blind spots and struggles each type primarily deals with, but also the unique path of growth for each type to continue becoming the person God created them to be.

Some talk about each number having their own “superpowers” and strengths, and we can see how we use many of these God-given “superpowers” in our work with clients.

To learn more about our enneagram types and what they mean, check out our profile pages in the menu below.

Sheltering Oaks Counselors & Staff holding Ennegrams || Sheltering Oaks Counseling || Wesley Chapel, FL

(8) Challenger, (4) Romantic, (6) Loyalist, (2) Helper, (1) Perfectionist (9) Peacemaker

Ready to Schedule an Appointment for testing or therapy?

We know how difficult it can be to take the first step to ask for help. You also may have questions! Our team of mental health professionals are available to help you through this process. Call today and we will get you scheduled with one of our therapists or testing psychologists. If you have questions before you begin, we're here to answer questions about therapy, testing, our counselors, or anything else. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of  mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic.  For example, our therapists offer Christian counselingcounseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.

Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluationGifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.


5 Overlooked Signs of ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects roughly 8.4% of children and 2.5% of adults. With such a large number of individuals affected, you would imagine symptoms of ADHD would be more...

Does my child need an ADHD test?

It is very common to experience trouble focusing or completing tasks from time to time. In fact, this happens more often than we realize. But, have you ever wondered if the trouble you or your child are experiencing may be due to something more than a slip of the...

Benefits of Private Mental Health Disability Eval for Veterans

Are you a military veteran and struggling to live civilian life? Do you have mental health challenges that make daily life an uphill battle? Have you ever tried to get mental health disability benefits through the V.A. but hit dead ends? You know your quality of life...

Can autism testing in Florida really help my child succeed

Have you noticed that your child does not share similar interests of others or he or she has a speech delay? Perhaps your child does not show facial expressions or has trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about their own feelings. Do you wonder why...

4 things to do before you start marriage counseling in Tampa, FL

There are many reasons why couples seek marital counseling. Often couples come in sharing that they struggle to communicate effectively and wish for this to be different. Other times, specific life events have impacted the marital relationship, and couples need...

How to tell if psychoeducational testing is right for your kid.

Psychoeducational testing is a very useful tool to aid in a child’s academic success! The purpose of psychoeducation testing is to evaluate a child’s current functioning or performance level to guide or manage expectations and to assess the necessity for academic...

3 Signs You Might Be Struggling With Grief and Loss in Tampa, FL

Grief is one of the only emotions that brings healing through its own expression. But engaging in grief and learning how to make room for it in your life so that it can be expressed in healthy ways can be a big challenge. Often, we treat grief like a beach ball that...

What to look for when you need family therapy in Florida

Have you ever, as a parent, found yourself at a loss for what to do with a reoccurring problem in your family? Maybe it’s a conflict or argument that always seems to happen at the end of the day. Perhaps, it is struggling to balance your work and family life and the...

Personality Testing: When should I get tested?

At some point in our lives, we find that we will not get along with everyone. As we get older, we start to learn that each partner influences the relationship. The strength of a relationship is determined by desire and the willingness to keep the relationship strong....

How to support your child with ADHD: Tips from a Tampa Therapist

During childhood, most ADHD sufferers struggle academically, behaviorally, and relationally across many areas of their lives.  For these reasons, it is important to help your child navigate their struggle with ADHD when they are as young as possible.  Parents have an...


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