Mrs. Elizabeth De La Cadena has been a part of the MCDS community for 7 years. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in both Mental Health Counseling and Marital, Couple, and Family Therapy from Barry University.
Mrs. De La Cadena has worked in a variety of settings but quickly found that supporting children and families is where her heart lies. Mrs. De La Cadena wants every student in the Lower School to know the importance of talking with a trusted adult when they have “big emotions”, thus laying the foundation for a lifetime commitment to mental health without stigma.
Outside of MCDS, Mrs. De La Cadena enjoys parenting her three teenagers, along with her husband of 21 years.
Ms. Lauri Kassewitz is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified School Counselor for Grades PK-12 in the State of Florida. Ms. Kassewitz holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona in Family Studies and a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Mental Health Counseling.
Ms. Kassewitz has been a Licensed Clinician since 1995 and began working in both the Independent School and Public School setting in 1996 as an Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College Counselor. Ms. Kassewitz has been in private practice working with children, teenagers, couples, and families and has worked in community agencies.
Ms. Kassewitz looks at the ‘whole child’ and in particular instilling a sense of self-esteem and responsible decision-making in middle school students. Ms. Kassewitz is the mother of three teenagers alongside her husband of 18 years.
Mrs. Calfee Regueira is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University and a Master's Degree in Counseling with a Dual Specialization in Mental Health Counseling and Marital, Couple, Family Therapy from Barry University.
She has dedicated her career to providing direct counseling to adolescents and families in schools, private practice, and community agencies.
Mrs. Calfee Regueira aims to use her passion and knowledge of mental wellness to holistically support students' learning and development. Outside of MCDS, she enjoys parenting her two children along with her husband.
Ana Molina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor for Grades K-12 in the State of Florida, Illinois and Puerto Rico. Ms. Molina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University and a School Counseling expert certification from Northern Illinois University.
During her 19 years of experience, she has worked with Middle and Upper School students and parents from diverse backgrounds, learning styles and cultural contexts.
Ms. Molina always aims to help students be self advocates and to inspire a lifelong exploration of positive mental health and overall wellness. Outside of MCDS, Ms. Molina is the proud parent of two children along with her husband. She enjoys traveling and the arts.