About Us

photo of Beth Davalos founder of Sunshine Senior Counseling
Beth Davalos
Founder and Principal

Beth Davalos is the founder of Sunshine Senior Counseling.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist in the Central Florida area.  Ms. Davalos has worked for 25 years as a Licensed Clinician with all ages from children to seniors in private practice, hospitals settings, home health care, and in the public-school system. 

Beth Davalos is the founder and owner of Sunshine Senior Counseling.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist in the Central Florida area.  Ms. Davalos has worked for 25 years as a licensed clinician with all client ages, from children to seniors, in private practice, hospitals settings, home health care, and in the public school system. 

Ms. Davalos started Sunshine Senior Counseling out of awareness for the need in her community for eldercare counseling.  She learned that the Central Florida elderly population was being overlooked and many seniors were not accessing necessary mental health services.  She believes that senior counseling services is a fundamental necessity so that the elderly can learn to cope with depression and anxiety related to a variety of aging concerns such as life transitions, pain management, physical impairments, early-stage  Alzheimer’s and Dementia, as well as loss and bereavement. 
 

Sunshine Senior Counseling provides in-home and telehealth counseling services for seniors and their loved ones.  Ms. Davalos and her team of licensed clinicians have made it their mission to educate the community about the need for senior citizen counseling services.  They provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can address issues of concern in order to achieve more fulfilling and happier lives. 
 

Ms. Davalos has always been an advocate for the underserved population.  She was a mental health expert featured on 60 MINUTES in 2010 and 2011 as well as numerous national and international news programs and documentaries. These news features and documentaries focused on raising awareness for homeless children and families.  Ms. Davalos has received numerous awards for her work.
 

“My approach is one of warmth and respect. My goal is to work collaboratively with my clients to identify solutions, enhance existing strengths, build new skills to overcome obstacles, and resolve core conflicts that are the source of their anxiety.  Together we will determine a therapeutic course that will meet you or your family's needs.”

Beth Davalos MSW, LCSW-S, RPT-S

Videos that featured Beth Davalos:

2012 Central Floridian of the Year-Runner Up
January 20, 2013
Beth Davalos Coordinator of Seminole County Public
School's,  Families in Transition Program is one of Orlando Sentinel's Central Floridians of the Year 2012 runners-up.

60Minutes Scott Pelley Hard Times in Central Florida

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Fabian Morales-Botero interviews Beth Davalos
May 2012 
Beth Davalos, M.S,W, L.C.S.W. speaks to Fabian Morales-Botero about her work wtih The Families in Transition Program, A Program of the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools