Our Counselors

Meet the Team


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Debbie Sawicki-Lake

Senior Therapist

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Alejandro Rodriguez

Associate Therapist

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Who We Are

With a combined 35+ years of professional therapy experience, Positive Steps Counseling is committed to helping couples build stronger relationships using research-driven counseling practices. Our Senior Therapist, Debbie Sawicki-Lake, is one of the few counselors in Florida to have earned her Gottman Institute certification in couples counseling. View our team bios to learn more about our individual backgrounds and processes.

What to Expect


When, Why, What

When?

Couples often wait too long before seeking out therapy (according to research, the average couple waits more than six years before seeking professional help) which only leads to the development of damaging habits and increased friction. It is easier to repair issues in a relationship such as arguing, insults and criticism, difficulty communicating, feelings of isolation, and thoughts of separation when they are identified and addressed early.

When, Why, What

Why?

Your relationship needs to improve from regular relationship counseling. Why else would you go to counseling?

Our therapists listen attentively to your perspectives, concerns, and goals and are committed to helping you achieve a healthier relationship through proven therapy solutions.

Our goal is to give you the skills and tools you need to improve your relationship for the rest of your lives.

When, Why, What

What?

Your relationship should improve from regular relationship counseling. Our goal is to give you the tools to resolve conflict constructively during therapy and at home. Our therapists listen attentively to your perspectives, concerns, and goals. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthier relationship through proven therapy solutions.