Mental Health

Mental Health
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can control what goes on inside.”Unknown

Many of life’s challenges can be helped or solved entirely by exercising, eating right, and practicing yoga and mindfulness… However, sometimes our issues run deeper and require a more structured, methodical approach to resolve.

This is why Matlacha Wellness Center offers psychological and mental health counseling. 

We are proud to offer the services of Dr. Ileana Sisson, MS, PhD.

Dr. Sisson is a state-certified psychotherapist (lic. #2477) with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Natural Health.  She is one of the only psychotherapists in the entire country with this unique set of credentials.  Her extensive knowledge of Western Medicine and Natural Health (herbs, supplements, fitness, mind/body, nutrition) allow Dr. Sisson to take a more comprehensive approach to patient care.

Dr. Sisson is Board Certified by APA, has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, PhD in Natural Health, USA Certified Cycling Coach, Paid Platform Speaker & Educator, Paid Free-Lance Author with more than 100 articles published, Author of Seasons of Healing® When Your Relationship Ends- Practical & Spiritual Lessons for a Remarkable New Life, Business & Management Consultant.

“My approach is compassionate, client centered and results focused, to helping you reach your goals. Whether you wish to conquer depression, grief, stress, anxiety, heal from divorce, become healthier, improve your relationships or address any stage of life issues, I will help you transform your life into what you wish it to be. Because of my broad background and over twenty years of professional experience, most goals can be accomplished quicker.”

Dr. Sisson’s extensive background in natural medicine makes her a perfect fit for our holistic approach at Matlacha Wellness Center.  Many times, the solutions to our medical and psychological challenges can be found in nature, rather than in the lab.  While a lot of psychotherapists take a “fast track” to traditional anti-depressant drugs, Dr. Sisson believes in trying the natural way first and has helped many clients escape the hamster wheel of pharmaceutical anti-depressants and other drugs.

Dr. Sisson specializes in the treatment of the following:

Addiction, Alzheimer’s, Borderline Personality, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Domestic Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Parenting, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Life Coaching,  Obsessive-Compulsive,  Peer Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Self Esteem, Testing and Evaluation, Weight Loss, Less Negative Anger, Increased Abio Relax, Alcohol Abuse, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Sleep or Insomnia, Codependency, Divorce, Drug Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Obesity, Trauma and PTSD.

If you have a psychological or mental health issue and need to talk to a professional, Dr. Sisson can be reached directly and confidentially at (239) 431-9353.

Dr. Sisson also offers individual, couple and family counseling, and wellness checks.

Wellness Products And Services

Personal Training

Personal Training


In a private, personal setting and tailor-made to fit your specific needs and goals. Click here to learn more.


Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy


We offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Trigger Point, and other massage treatments in-house. Click here to learn more.


Physical Training

Physical Therapy


Helping people bounce back from life-altering accidents and other health challenges. Click here to learn more.

Nutrition Classes

Nutrition Classes


Helping each client achieve their goals by we focusing on realistic personalized healthy eating plans. Click here to learn more.


Mindfulness Classes

Mindfulness Classes


Helping you focus your attention and intention on improving your life in several different areas. Click here to learn more.


Mental Health

Mental Health


Our unique, holistic approach to mental health is the perfect complement to our mission of overall health. Click here to learn more.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes


Building strength and balance in your body and mind. Click here to learn more.


Other Classes

Other Classes


We offer a variety of events focused on strengthening your mind, your body, and your soul. Click here to learn more.


Wellness Boutique

Wellness Boutique


Our favorite health and wellness products (and all your favorite Matlacha Wellness Center gear) all in one convenient place!