Orlando Area

Psychology – Counseling – Neurofeedback

Orlando Counseling Services

If you are like most of our patients, you want to change your life for the better.  You’re motivated to improve your situation and move forward into a more successful life.  If you want to reduce stress and anxiety, make better decisions, handle emotions effectively and communicate better with others explore our site and give us a call.  We’re here to help.



Improve your life and your relationships with professional one-on-one counseling sessions. Tailored to your needs, counseling can help you overcome unhealthy patterns and achieve your goals in life.


A proven, drug-free therapy that exercises the brain and optimizes functioning. Used for ADHD, anxiety, depression, emotional control and other conditions with a high success rate for children, teenagers and adults.

Parenting Workshop

Do you wish your child showed up with an instruction manual? With no 1-800 number to call, parenting can be tough! Join Dr. Thetford as she helps you discover how to struggle less and enjoy your kids more.

Trauma / EMDR

EMDR is an interactive psychotherapy technique proven to effectively treat trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, phobias and panic disorder.

Looking for Counseling in the Orlando Area?

If life stressors have you in a bad place and you’d like to change things for the better, take the first step: pick up the phone now and ask for an appointment. If you’re brave enough to make a move toward change and face issues that will release you, we can help. Your sessions are 100% private.

Orlando Psychologist and Mental Health Counselor

New Objectives Psychology, Counseling & Neurofeedback Center proudly offers Counseling, Parenting Classes, Neurofeedback therapy, EMDR and other therapy services.


Sharon R. Thetford, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Astute and compassionate are two words patients use to describe Dr. Sharon R. Thetford.  Years of training and clinical practice have given Dr. Thetford the skills necessary to get to the core of difficulties and find the best treatment for each patient’s unique concerns and challenges.

Karen Rifkin, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Direct and down to earth, Karen Rifkin has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 30 years but has been working in the mental health field for most of her life.  From an early age, her compassion and desire to help others motivated her.

Carlene Elmore


Forthright and fiercely compassionate, Carlene is the first person you will speak with when you call New Objectives.  She has been the “mother hen” of the office for over 10 years and keeps Dr. Thetford and Ms. Rifkin organized and on schedule.