About Us

imageFamily Learning Solutions, LLC offers counseling and educational consultation services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. We specialize in helping families with special needs, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Delays, and Learning Disabilities. Our focus for all of our clients is to empower them and help them manage the challenges they are facing, whether it be anxiety, anger, parenting, behavior, divorce, life adjustments, or learning challenges.

Our belief is in working to strengthen the family unit in whatever way is needed. We facilitate adolescents and adults by supporting them as they improve the skills needed to meet their goals. By working together with parents and children, we maximize the potential in each child through coaching and developing a plan of success. We work as a team with your child, you, his/her school, and other professionals so that we can help you to help your child.

We serve the greater Polk County Florida area, as well as many surrounding counties and cities, such as Kissimmee, Orlando, Plant City, and Tampa. We accept BCBS, CMS, Value Options as well as some Employee Assistance Programs. We also offer private pay options, with reasonable rates and special rates with our highly qualified Master’s level interns.



imageDonna has over 30 years of experience as a teacher, guidance counselor, and mental health therapist working with families and children with special needs such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Delays, as well as other mental, physical, and emotional challenges. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education, grades K -8, from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a Master’s Degree from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in Counseling Psychology and became licensed over 20 years ago. She has been a Certified Consultant for Relationship Development Intervention,  a certified teacher in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, FL MH #5559. She has personal experience as the proud sister of a brother with Autism. Donna began Family Learning Solutions, LLC in 2003 after seeing a need from her work in the schools for counseling services focusing on special needs, on serving as a link between school/home, and as a support for those receiving medication from a doctor for ADHD or a diagnosis of a disability.



Casey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Professional and School Counseling from Webster University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  She was at Family Learning Solutions from June 2010 – 2015, first as a Registered Mental Health Intern and then as a Licensed Counselor.  We are excited to announce that Casey will be returning in the fall of 2016 and offering part-time services again on Saturdays.  She is currently full-time at Central Florida Behavioral Hospital. Casey brings with her a wide variety of experiences with children in different settings. She has worked as a case manager in a community setting; with developmentally disabled children and adults in residential programs, in the juvenile system, with Healthy Families,and taught at The Monarch School in Lakeland, a school that specializes in autism disorders. Casey also brings with her Hope, a certified therapy dog, used with children in various therapeutic needs. Casey will be accepting BCBS, CMS, and possible Aetna.  We are looking forward to  her return to FLS !



Cheri has been working at Family Learning Solutions under the supervision of Donna since February of 2015.  Cheri earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014 from Southeastern University. She is a Registered Mental Health Intern with the state of Florida working towards licensure as a Mental Health Counselor.  As all registered interns must do, she is completing the mandatory two years and 1,000 hours under the supervision of a registered supervisor. Cheri brings her experience as a social worker at the Lake Wales Care Center,  a former teacher,  and now as a full-time social worker for the Polk County School Board for the 2016-17 school year to FLS.  Besides her sweet and soft-spoken self, Cheri also brings her art talent and experience also to use in her therapy sessions, incorporating unique and creative ways to help her clients process through solutions and feelings.  She works with all ages from the young through adults and is a valuable asset at FLS.



Casey is the newest addition at FLS, joining us in August 2015 as an intern seeking her second Master’s degree. She also works under Donna’s supervision.  Casey worked for 10 years at the Department of Vocaitonal Rehabilitation as a vocational counselor using her first Master’s.  She graduated  from the University of South Flordia in May 2016 with a second Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She is now a Registered Mental Health Intern in  Mental Health Counsling and in Marriage and Family Counseling. She is working towards her state licensure in both, needing 2 years and a 1000 hours to complete this.  She currently is also employed full-time at Flordia Polytechnic University as a mental health counselor.  Casey works with elementary through adulthood, with a particular talent with families and with adolescents and young adults.  She brings her enthusiasm and energy to FLS as well as her considerable skill with people.



Stacey, the most valuable employee at FLS, is the office assistant for Family Learning Solutions and most likely the voice on the phone when you call. She has a variety of experience in education, medical offices, billing, and most other questions related to FLS.  You will feel taken care of right away when  you speak with her. She is available from 8:30-1:30 Monday’s through Thursday’s.  She keeps us all organized and together.  We love our Stacey and know you will too!



imageRiley is the therapy dog at Family Learning Solutions.  He is 4 years old and is a whoodle- wheaten terrier/poodle blend.  He has been through obedience training and earned his Good Citizen’s Canine Test in 2015.  He currently is working towards his certification as an official therapy dog, but has to master staying calm when he sees another dog.   Riley loves coming to work and helps calm or cheer up those who need it, as well as play with those high energy clients!  He assists in social interactions and is a favorite in most sessions.  However, if someone is allergic to dogs or afraid of dogs, Riley does have a crate he naps in when needed.