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Comprehensive Mental Health Services

Our Foundation. Our Commitment to Wellness.

About Our Organization

A Better Therapy, Inc. is a comprehensive, mental health, & wellness services agency. Our main office is located in Longwood, FL. Our second location is located in Brevard County. Our agency was founded in 2004. The combined experience of the founders exceeds 30 years in human services related fields and professions. We offer mental health counseling for a wide variety of disorders and specialize in the K-12 at-risk population. We currently offer services in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, and Volusia counties. 


Executive Team

Our agency is led by Corey Manuel, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a founding member of the practice. Corey has over 20 years of experience in social service provision; directs and supervises long term care group homes for developmentally disabled populations in and throughout Volusia County; Supreme Court Certified County and Family Mediator; and certified to provide government and judicial/court ordered competency evaluations and assessments.

Our administration and development department is led by Shelly Babington, who has designed customized systems to capture and analyze trends in counseling and demographic populations throughout Central Florida. Shelly also represents the agency in several committees throughout the tri-county area and is a dedicated proponent to the provision of mental health services as a great need in our surrounding communities.

We also offer family and county mediation, in 7 counties throughout the State of Florida, with a focus on families undergoing divorce and separation. Divorce mediation is an effective alternative to court litigation for resolving disputes that arise as two people separate their lives. A mediator, acting as an impartial third party, helps couples work through the issues of their divorce to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. This is a voluntary process, that is less adversarial, less time-consuming and less costly. This process allows couples to retain control over the outcome of their divorce and reach agreements on such things as parenting arrangements, spousal support, and the division of assets and debts. The details of your private life are kept confidential, and the emphasis is shifted towards settling disputes, as compared to finding fault. Individuals also have more control over the process, and open communication is encouraged. When couples work towards a mutual agreement, the likelihood of future cooperation is improved, and both sides can feel comfortable with the outcome.

Our Mission

Our Scope and Mission is to provide a sound, effective, trusting therapeutic relationship to every client. Our primary focus is providing needed therapy to children and their families. Realizing that every child does not have a home environment conducive to therapy, our agency services clients in school and adjunct program sites reaching out to those at-risk clients specifically. These on-site programs reinforce clinic-based treatment by extending the continuum of care to include more settings that behaviors are likely to occur. A Better Therapy utilizes the skillful training of dedicated Master's level therapists with professional credentials in psychology, counseling and social work. Our on-site programs also serve to enhance therapeutic outcomes by incorporating family. Our school based services contracts with the school boards in both Orange and Seminole County allows our therapists to provide intervention and counseling services to students in their academic environment directly on-site.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.



740 Florida Central Parkway #2008

Longwood, FL 32750


1589 Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32904



Office and Home: By appointment

24-Hr on-call for both locations: 407-774-2284

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