Welcome To A New Way of Living!

Our Services

“achieve a mindset full of optimism and positivity.” Optimal Living Center exists to motivate and inspire individuals to reach their maximum potential. We empower others to have: healthy relationships, mental wellness, emotional balance, physical well-being, and financial freedom.

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Individual Therapy

Individual therapy (sometimes referred to as “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or limiting ideas, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to transform, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward an optimal way of life.

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Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, partnered) works with a trained therapist to identify problematic areas and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan to improve the couple’s view of the relationship, or assist them in figuring out the ultimate goal of the individuals involved.

Children and Family Counseling

Children And Family

Family Counseling is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that assists family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.

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Life Coaching

Life coach is a person whose job is to improve the quality of his/her client’s life, by offering advice on professional and personal matters, such as career, health, relationships, etc.

The OLC Team

September 29, 2019
Dr. Jose Bermudez - Owner / CEO

Jose Bermudez holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in forensic psychology. He is the president and founder of his private practice called Optimal Living Center. The purpose of Optimal Living Center is to address the individual, couple, or family from a holistic perspective focusing first on the core of the person; […]

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September 29, 2019
Elise James, LCSW - Clinical Director of Social Workers

Elise James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is originally from New York but has lived in South Florida for most of her life. She is fluent in Spanish, born to Central American parents who developed her passion for language and for people.  Her […]

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September 29, 2019
Carol De La Cruz Munoz, LMHC - Clinical Director of Mental Health Counselors, MPH

A Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health from Carlos Albizu University. She has a passion for people and helping each individual reach their maximum goal while addressing and resolving individual struggles and concerns.  Carol has provided service to the community for more […]

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February 6, 2023
Janelle Alonso, M.S., RMHCI

Janelle Alonso is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and holds a Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She has experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, family conflict, and relationship concerns. Janelle has a passion for helping others and offers an opportunity for individuals to evolve […]

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February 6, 2023
Kristopher Lucin, MSW, RCSWI

Khristopher Lucin is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern that is working on state licensure and has over 7 years of professional experience in the mental and behavioral health field. As a Barry University alumni, he is well versed in trauma informed practices to address experiences that are potential hindrances for personal growth. He has worked with a broad range […]

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February 10, 2023
Jousseliett Centeno, LCSW

Jousseliett Centeno, MSW, LCSW. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Florida International University and a Masters Degree in Social Work at Barry University. I’m dedicated to helping individuals gain understanding of their experiences and challenges,  learn how to use their strengths to achieve their goals, and live a happier life. My work focuses on helping clients recover […]

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July 2, 2023
Sana Habib, M.S. RMHCI

Sana Habib is a Registered Mental health counseling intern that holds a Masters in Professional Counseling Psychology from Florida International University. She is a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a passion for improving well-being of clients struggling with mental health issues. Sana has experience working with both adults and children in clinical settings. Sana is […]

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August 2, 2023
Amy Torres, LCSW

Amy Torres is a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical social worker with a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to serving others. Holding a Master's degree in Social Work from Florida International University, she has spent most of her life in Miami, but originally hails from California. With 13 years of experience in the […]

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October 2, 2023
Tranette Talley, MSW, RCSWI

Tranette Talley was born and raised in Miami-Dade County and is of Haitian and Bahamian Descent. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they share two beautiful daughters. Tranette obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of North Florida and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management at Florida Atlantic University. She […]

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March 10, 2024
Beatrice Shapiro, MSW, RCSWI

Beatrice Shapiro is a dedicated and compassionate Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, holding both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in social work from Florida State University. With a background in mental and behavioral health settings and experience working with diverse populations, Beatrice brings invaluable insight to her practice.   Her primary goal is to establish […]

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May 9, 2024
Luis Menendez, Mental Health Counseling, Student Intern

I have had the pleasure of studying mental health counseling for over 2 years and have learned to be a solutions-based person-centered counselor. My patients would hopefully work with me to achieve their goals. Creating an environment where they can express themselves and find solutions to their concerns is my goal. I am currently able […]

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Insurance Health Plans We Accept



Optum (Includes: Oscar, Avmed, United Health, Oxford)


BlueCross BlueShield

Some Employee Assistance Programs

Why Choose Us?

Optimal Living Center (OLC) exists to motivate and inspire you to reach your maximum potential. We will empower you to have: healthy relationships, mental wellness, emotional balance, physical well-being, and financial freedom. OLC utilizes a holistic approach in order to help you achieve overall healing

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(305) 981-6806

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Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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9425 S.W. 72nd Street, unit #267
Miami, Florida 33173