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se·​rein |  \ səˈraⁿ, -ran \ |

plural -s

History and Etymology for Serein

French, from Middle French serain evening, nightfall, from Latin sero late

Definition of Serein

1: Archaic : the supposed fall of dew from a clear sky just after sunset

2: Mist or fine rain falling from an apparently clear sky


  • Trauma-Informed therapy for: 

    • Childhood trauma​ C-PTSD)

    • Abuse (Sexual/physical)

    • Emotional/phsysical neglect 

    • Attachment trauma

    • Religious shame/trauma

  • Treatment for Anxiety

    • Generalized anxiety ​

    • Social anxiety

    • OCD

    • Specific Phobias

  • Identity/life transitions

    • Gender identity/sexuality 

    • LGBTQ+ issues (identity, coming out, transitioning, religious-based shame)

    • Womxn’s issues

  • Life Coaching

    • Transitions​

    • Career and Education

    • Behavioral changes and accountability

There is something so soothing about that evening sun shower. The colors of the sky, the rain on the windows, and the clarity and calmness that follows.


Serein Counseling was founded in 2017 by Micheline Maalouf who always reflected and got lost in the beautiful colors and feelings the "after rain" day held. When we experience childhood trauma it can feel as though our entire world has been soaked with pain and it can feel and seem impossible to find a ray of light. Something to give us clarity. It's there. Behind the clouds your sunshine exists and we are here to help you find it. 

Serein Counseling LLC is committed to providing quality Mental Health Services to the Orlando area by designing and implementing personalized treatment plans utilizing  Trauma Informed Therapy  including acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, body work, mindfulness based practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and life coaching  to help individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression and c-PTSD develop resilience and strength to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Our therapists and coaches are are passionate about helping and have special training and experience that you can count on as you move forward through this delicate and rewarding journey. 

Take a look around, we hope to meet you soon. 

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Meet The Team

Micheline Maalouf, LMHC, NCC, MS

Founder and Owner

Alicia Shepherd MS

Registered Mental Health

Counselor Intern

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Chelsea Zern, MS

Life Coach

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