First United Methodist Church

Our center aims to be a resource for the community by providing licensed mental health therapists and workshops to assist in personal growth. Through counseling scholarships and enrichment learning opportunities, we hope to benefit all members of our community in a meaningful way. For more information, contact

Sunday, April 30, 6pm, Winter Park Campus

Safety & Self-Awareness

Join us for our Enrichment Workshop on Safety & Self-Awareness. Here you will learn practical skills focusing on mindset, risk reduction, and safety awareness. Our goal is to educate our community on ways to mindfully protect themselves in day-to-day scenarios.

This is a course on self-defense fundamentals rather than physical defense. Topics to be discussed range from domestic & dating violence to street awareness. Whether at your school, work, or community event – we want you to be safe in your surroundings.

The presenter for this event has a background in law enforcement and an abundance of experience to be shared. This event will take place during our Elevate Student Group and is a free workshop. Donations are greatly appreciated! There is no registration for this workshop.

Jessica Popov, LMHC


Jessica has spent the last 17 years serving the Orlando community with an emphasis on adolescent and young adult mental health. She first began her career in mental health while pursuing her Master’s in Counseling at the University of Central Florida. After graduation, while acting as the Associate Course Director of Psychology at Full Sail University, she further expanded her experience by developing and teaching the College Adjustment seminar portion of the Freshman Orientation program.

Later, as the SAFE Coordinator for Orange County Public Schools, she took on various responsibilities in the mental health area. She dealt directly with students in urgent mental health distress. She helped families establish and consequently oversaw the ongoing mental health treatment plans for their children. 

Jessica has been in private practice for 6 years and currently provides support to individuals 11 years old to adult. She focuses primarily on helping individuals struggling with depression and anxiety as well as providing support to individuals and families through the death and mourning process.

Raine Cromer, LMHC


Office Hours:
Mondays: 10am-7pm
Wednesday: 10am-7pm


My name is Raine Cromer and I graduated with my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. I first began my career in mental health working for the local crisis hotline and developed a passion to help others by lending an ear to those who do not feel heard. 

After graduating, I had the opportunity to teach college psychology courses and help walk young adults through all of the growing pains of transitioning to college life. 

For the past decade, I have dedicated myself to working with children and adolescents in the public school system. During this time, I provided direct therapeutic services to students, as well as assisting teachers and parents in finding ways to support their students both at home and at school. I also walked parents through navigating the process of receiving Exceptional Student Education support, when needed.

My heart truly is with helping others navigate life’s challenges, supporting them in learning how to develop healthy relationships and in creating positive coping skills. I provide mental health counseling services for ages 5 and up, as well as educational consulting services for families.

Lisa Sojourner, M.A. LMHC


Office Hours:
Mondays: 4-8
Tuesdays: 8am-3pm
Thursdays: 8am-3pm 

My name is Lisa Sojourner. I am a wife and mother to four. I graduated from Rollins with my Masters in Mental Health Therapy and from Florida State University with my bachelor’s in psychology. I have a passion for living with intentionality and authenticity. As a practicing Christian and active member of my Church, I believe that spirituality is an important part of every person’s growth journey.

I work with individuals to help them find peace and fulfillment in their lives. I believe there are times in every person’s life when they need a sounding board: someone to whom they can go and be assured to have a listening ear and a compassionate heart. Coupled with comprehensive clinical training, I love to meet people where they are and work together towards truth, beauty, and goodness in their lives. 

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you… plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Favorite Quote:
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

-G.K. Chesterton

Molly Dawkins, M.A. RMHCI


Office Hours
(Virtual & In-person):
Mondays: 4pm-8pm
Tuesdays: 9am-3pm
Wednesdays: 4pm-7pm
Thursdays: 9am-3pm

Hello! My name is Molly Dawkins. I graduated from the University of South Florida with my Masters in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling, and from the University of Central Florida with my Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences. I have a great passion for loving and serving others with compassion and joy. Through my own faith journey, I have recognized the importance of incorporating spirituality into our daily lives as it brings wonderful comfort and multiple blessings.

As a counselor, I recognize the uniqueness of each person, empowering you to access your strengths and trying my best to understand each of your diverse worldviews. I hope to build a strong relationship with you and walk alongside you on your path towards gaining skills necessary to achieve your goals. Along this path, I will work with you to assist you in recognizing your worth, gaining resilience, and discovering peace and joy. I would love to talk with you about what you’re experiencing and help you start living your best life.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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