About BeWell

The mission of Beachside Counseling and Wellness is to provide quality and tailored behavioral health treatment services using a multi-disciplinary and collaborative framework. Our practice employs the latest, evidence based treatment protocols for Eating Disorders, Compassion Fatigue, Marriage & Couples Counseling, Psycho Educational Testing and Anxiety & Stress-Related issues.


Beachside Counseling and Wellness is a unique organization of trained mental health and social services professionals who work together to serve the needs of residents in our beachside community and beyond. For more information on how to be a part of this unique practice, please visit the Professionals Inquiries page.

Lucy S. Lauer, M.A., Owner, BeWell Counseling and Wellness (dba Beachside Counseling and Wellness, LLC)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #MH9141

Lucy Lauer is not currently accepting new clients. Please call our office to discuss your other options. 321-327-3793. Lucy embodies a combination of warmth, good humor and understanding to help clients face the most difficult of life’s realities.

Judy Schrader, M.A., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #M7865

Judy Schrader has been providing compassionate quality therapy for 20 years to adolescents, adults, couples and families. She guides clients to their own solutions; helping people overcome life's challenges and gain the tools to empower themselves to make the necessary changes.

Melissa Fletcher, RMHCI

Melissa Fletcher, RMHCI

Melissa Fletcher is a Registered Mental Health Intern. She believes the key to successful treatment is creating a safe, non-judgmental space that enhances a shared curiosity and connection. Melissa will work with you to identify thoughts and behaviors that may be limiting your potential to lead your most fulfilling and meaningful life.

Susie Bond, RDN, LDN

Licensed, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist #ND7431

Susie Bond, RDN, LDN Susie Bond is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist who has helped thousands of people reach their goals of a healthy lifestyle and better eating habits. She individually tailors your nutrition plan according to your preferences, lifestyle and any specific needs you have.

Patrick J Aragon, Psy.D.

Patrick J Aragon, Psy.D. #PY9193

Patrick received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He has worked in a variety of settings prior to coming into the private practice setting, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, as well as geriatric rehabilitation facilities.

Debra Sloane, Psy.D., BCBA, CGP

Debra Sloane, Psy.D., BCBA, CGP #PY4401

Dr. Sloane is a licensed psychologist, board certified behavior analyst and a group psychotherapist. She is an experienced clinician who provides compassionate support to adults (18-80+) dealing with difficult life transitions. She helps her clients develop self-understanding and compassion and learn healthy coping tools to reduce emotional distress and improve life satisfaction.

Jennifer Scott, MD

Jennifer Scott, MD #ME93734

Dr. Jennifer Scott is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist who enjoys working with a wide variety of clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, and life transition issues. She takes an integrative medicine approach to offer guidance for improved overall health and mental well-being. GeneSight testing is available at our office to assist with medication choices. Although Dr. Scott does not accept insurance, clients often collect reimbursement from their insurance companies as part of their out- of- network benefits. Her practice is limited to patients 21- years- old and older.

Rachel E. Russell, Psy. D.

Rachel E. Russell, Psy. D. #PY8845

Dr. Russell is an experienced clinician who understands that conflicts and concerns arise in everyone’s life and having knowledgeable and caring support for yourself and your loved ones is crucial. Her aim is to assess, inform, and empower her patients to improve their quality of life.

Karen Drack, LMHC

Karen Drack, Licenced Mental Health Counselor

Karen works with adult clients in a supportive relationship. She engages in discussions to increase self-esteem, improve coping skills and help develop your ability to create more appropriate boundaries.

Janae Gardner, RMHCI

Janae Gardner, RMHCI

Janae Gardner is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern. She feels every human deserves the opportunity to process, heal, grow, and live their best life. Her counseling style is best described as non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and authentic. She helps clients manage behavior and learn how to identify and process emotions in a healthy way. She is passionate about supporting your journey in life and personal growth.