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Meet Your Trainers 

Amanda Perez and Makenzie Cheney are both licensed clinicians and certified leaders in the Gottman Seven Principles workshop. Makenzie and Amanda originally met in graduate school at UCF in 2010. After graduation and over the years, they maintained their connection as colleagues and friends working in the field of counseling in various capacities. As they both continued their individual trainings in couples therapy, they each saw the benefits of The Seven Principles not only in their work with clients but also experienced the benefits take shape in their own marriages. They soon discovered they both shared the desire to help MORE couples, and reach couples before their relationships were really struggling. That’s when Couples Café was formed!  


Amanda Perez, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Makenzie Cheney, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

(727) 275-0747

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