At Star Point Counseling Center, we have two convenient locations

for you to choose from in Brandon and Tampa. To view the Brandon

website, click here.


 Sam DiFranco, Founder/ Executive Business Director Sam Founded Star Point Counseling Center in 2011 and he will answer any questions you may have regarding counseling services, your insurance benefits, and the sliding scale. Sam will help set up your appointment in an easy and hassle-free manner. Sam is also captain of an ice hockey team.

PAUL KRANZ, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, L.M.F.T.

Paul received his B.S. in Religion from Liberty University in 2005. Paul received his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in 2008.Paul has experience in marriage counseling, family counseling, couples counseling, family dynamics, children, teens, stress, anxiety and depression. Paul is a Pre-Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Paul is also a Christian Counselor.

LAUREN BIRTCHER,  Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Lauren has M.S. Degree in Counseling from National Louis University. Lauren also has a B.S. in 

Lauren has extensive experience with couples counseling, marriage counseling,, teens, children and individuals. She has helped people with depression, anxiety, stress, abuse victims, diverse cultures, substance abuse, chronically mentally ill and clients in crisis.

Charles Rhodes, Ph.D., L.M.H.C.

Charles Rhodes is a psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy, and maintains a private practice in Lutz, FL.

With over 35 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of West Virginia University specializing in sex therapy and hypnosis he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.  

Among his areas of expertise are sexual issues, relationships, parenting, stress management, anger management, habit cessation, and conflict resolution.

In addition, Dr. Rhodes has presented at State conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Use of Early Recollections in Therapy to Relationships and Parent Education.

Dr. Rhodes is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

Education: M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology

Additional Training Sex Therapy, Hypnosis, Adlerian therapy

License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed Mental Counselor in FL., MH6411, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist, Certified Hypnotherapist, Approved Supervisor for Mental Health Counselors in FL.

Professional Activities and Memberships: American Academy of Clinical Sexologist.

Steve Foster, L.M.H.C.

Steve has been a Mental Health Counselor at Star Point Counseling Center since June of 2014.

Steve received his M.S. in Mental Health from Troy University. Steve also has a M.A. in Business Administration from Touro University International and a M.S. in International Relations from Troy University. Steve completed his 2 year Registered Internship at Star Point Counseling Center. Steve became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2016. Steve is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher. He has a broad range of experience in helping individuals, couples counseling and family counseling overcome anxiety, stress, improve communication skills, as well as counseling for separation and divorce, family dynamics, marriage counseling, depression, as well as other challenges.

Carly Reinoehl, L.M.H.C.

Carly received her B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2009. Carly received her M.A in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2013. She also studied Abroad at Maastricht University-Psychology Department-Maastricht, Netherlands in 2007.

Carly has extensive experience with children, teens and family systems counseling with family services counseling. Carly has experience with crisis counseling, marriage counseling, anxiety counseling, depression, stress and anger management counseling. Carly has been with Star Point Counseling Center since July 2018.

Abby Mills, Registered Intern Mental Health Counselor

Abby graduated with an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. Abby has worked for several social services agencies in Virginia and Florida, and has been with Star Point Counseling since August of 2012. She has experience in trauma, physical and sexual abuse, substance dependence and abuse, depression, anxiety, anger management, marriage counseling, couples counseling and family counseling.

Stephanie Kelly, L.M.H.C.

Stephanie received her M. A. in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Stephanie received her B.A. in Psychology/ Liberal Arts from University of Central Florida. Stephanie completed her 2 year Registered Internship at Star Point Counseling Center. Stephanie has experience with couples counseling, marriage counseling, stress, depression, anxiety, children, teens, family dynamics and child abuse. Stephanie has been at Star Point Counseling Center since February 2017.

JEANETTE TODARO, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern.

Jeanette received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University. Jeanette received her B.A. in Psychology & Elementary Education from Hofstra University. Jeanette has extensive experience with children, family systems counseling with family counseling. Jeanette has experience with children, teens, marriage counseling, anxiety counseling, depression, stress, substance abuse and domestic abuse counseling. Jeanette also has experience with bi polar disorder and addiction recovery.

All of the Registered Intern's can help people with stress, depression, anxiety, marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, family dynamics, children counseling, parenting skills, grief and loss and pre marital counseling.