Common questions about mental health.

Common FAQ’s about counseling [published].

What to know when working with counselors.

When to seek emergency help.

Ask a professional questions—sometimes it’s FREE.

Specialized Services are more costly– and offered here.

Order Online—All Services & Fees Explained Here

Fill out everything you need—online now.

Get Away—Mental Health, Holistic Health & Fun!

Smoking, Addiction, Eating, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression


Schedule 24 hours a day, meet online, & complete forms

HIPPA compliant—Journals, Secure Emails, Chat, Video


See whose in network, check on EAP and Medicare


Bio: academic & professional. (see also resume/vita)

Published rates for Clients & Professionals (general info)

Professional Development In-Services


Most expect mental illness—is everyone sick?

When second opinions are a good idea.

How long you might expect the process to take.

Counseling can change as it occurs.  Here’s why.

Accurate assessment = accurate diagnosis [published].

Best guess or good tests?


Many children diagnosed: too many, too fast?

Hospital care and PTSD [presentation slides]

Cognitive/Behavioral Treatment in groups.


Benefits and disadvantages of diagnosis.

Insurance billing and mental illness diagnoses.

Not Otherwise Specified—general definition.

Every counselor should have it—ask to see it.

Law about diagnosis and treatment information.


Considering all variables—nature and nurture.

Methods to treat mental illness.

Life: sex, meds, abuse, drugs, family & not God?

Various Approaches—fun and effective.


Common disorders, symptoms & rule outs.

Symptoms (continued).

It’s not diagnosed but “something is wrong.”


Article & literature review of “sex addiction.”

Sex Addiction-Slide Show [presentation & Workshop]


A Prototypical Group—How treatment occurs.

Summary & References

Appendix A & B (Group dynamics & roles)

Appendix B (Member roles)

Appendix C (Orientation Highlights)


A list of professionals, titles & definitions.

Before medicine & diagnosis there’s a person.

Sick or Well?  Many things impact a life.

Medication & mental illness information.


Conflicts: Avoid or Confront? [published].

Stress: Tools for lowering stress [published]

Expectations & Reality—it matters [published]

When Saying Too Much—Matters [published]

NASW Press Specialty Practice Sections [published]

Article covering OIC behavior in the classroom

Sample Slide Show used in De-escalation Workshops


School Counseling (SC) program explanation.

SC continued: children, teachers, administrators.

SC Services Program Proposal & Protocol (varied providers)Parent FAQS & other thoughts with School Counselors.

Parental consent for counseling services.

Complete Form Online—Now

School Note/Contract: child, parent, teacher

Record of Positive / Negative Behaviors in class

Professional Development (CEU eligible if district approved)


Program Implementation Services for Schools

A links page to SC #1 and SC #2 pages (across years)

80% - 90% Program Efficacy in All Areas

Full PDF Report

80% - 90% Duplicated Efficacy in All Areas

Raw Data PDF Charts & Graphs Only


Assess, educate, & treat dynamically in 1-hour


Rural Counseling program implementation analysis.

Dollar values & service delivery graphs.

Final summary & outcome highlights.

Terms of the services provided are explained.

Primary Care Center in Rural Community [presentation].


Abstract, Introduction, Rationale & Problem.

History, Present Circumstances & Foster Care.

Adoption and Family Preservation.

Shared Family Care & Family Drug Courts.

Quality Control, Follow-up & Academics.

Denying Services, Bureaucracy, Education.

Rationale, Format, Outline, Criteria & Outcome.

Presentation Results & System Implications.

The Adult Welfare Model— Diagrammed.

The Five Part Model Briefly Described.

Power Point of the Presentation.

Literature Review References.

(pages 44-46 retired)

(pages 44-46 retired)


Talking Points Memo & Child Welfare Change.

Report: Florida Trials, Convictions, Pleas, Costs.

Report Continues

Changing FL Law [presentation]

FL Law: Research References

FL Law: Research References Continued


Sources used to generate helpful website information.

Website sources continued.

Use of research & credible research sources.

Website development credit & disclosures.

Site material, topics of debate, & endorsements


How providers can set up a digital practice of their own

Overview of the NASW FL Presentation-Digital Servers

CSW Interns Register For Supervision (as if a client)

You’ll register and see what clients see (and schedule)


Counseling website topics and links (this page).

Default to incomplete pages and future topics.



December 7, 1962 ~ February 26, 2006

The Obituary (she died waiting on a transplant)

The News Story That Reveals Miracles

The Obituary (he died donating organs)

A Memory Log—one day– to Brett


Some information here is duplicated on the “articles” link.


There’s several ways to reach us (and a map too).

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Thinking About Therapy?

How To Choose a Therapist?

Is My Therapist Any Good?

Calling 911

One Free Consultation?

What are Concierge Services?

Prices and Fees

Forms  for First Appointment

Mental Health Retreats

Is Clinical Hypnosis For Me?


How Does the Secure Area Work?

Client Secure / Encrypted Area


What About Insurance?


Who is LaRose?

Order Available Services Online

In-Services & Onsite Training


What if Nothing is Wrong?

Getting a Second Opinion

Time Frame for Counseling

Complexities and What Happens

Assessment Instruments

Practice Wisdom-Psychometrics


Kids & Mental Illness

Children, PTSD, Chronic Care

Treating Children with PTSD


Diagnosis: Pros & Cons

Insurance & Diagnosis

Diagnosis & NOS

Written Treatment Plan

Your Legal Rights & Diagnosis


Counseling Complexities & PIE?

Therapy Methods

Treatment & Spirituality

Art & Music in Mental Health?


Mental Disorders & Symptoms

Symptoms (Continued)

Uncommon Disorders


Sexual Addiction?

Sex Addiction Slide Show


Male Batterers & Intervention

Male Batterers—Continued

Male Batterers Appendix - 1

Male Batterers Appendix - 2

Male Batterers Appendix - 3


Who Should I See?

Why A Clinical Social Worker?


Do I Need Medication?


Resolving Conflict

Stress Reduction

Career Satisfaction

Ooops!  I’ve Said Too Much!

Alternative Approached to MH

The Class is Out of Control Again

De-escalation Work Shop


School Counseling (SC) 101-A

School Counseling (SC) 101-B

SC Proposal & Protocol

Send My Child to a Counselor?

School Counseling—Permission

School Online Permission

School Notes

Behavior Record

In-Services & Onsite Training


School Consultation Service

SC Outcomes Introduction

SC (#1) Evaluation & Outcomes

SC#1 Year Four Outcomes

SC (#2) Evaluation & Outcomes

SC#2 Year Three Outcome Data


Three Tools For Therapists


Health Care Services Analysis

Rural Data Summary (continued)

Rural Data Summary (continued)

Service Provisions Defined

Slide Show of Implementation


Child Welfare: Changes Needed

Child Welfare: Literature Review

Child Welfare: Lit Review (cont.)

Child Welfare: Areas of Promise

Child Welfare: Other Factors

Child Welfare: Systemic Factors

“Adult Welfare” Presentation

Results, Implications, Summary

Adult Welfare—the Model

The 5 Phases of the Model

Slide Show: The Presentation

Child Welfare: References

Report & Presentation Requests

Child Welfare: References Cont.


Changing Florida Law

Changing FL Law: High Impact

Changing FL Law—Continues

Changing FL Power Point

Change Florida Law References

FL Law References Continued


Web References & Other Links

Web References (continued)

Refereed Literature

Website Design & Disclaimer

Controversy in use of Research


Providers Seeking Digital Practice

Provider Training Information

CSW Interns and Supervision

Providers Wanting To Meet


Site Map & Index

Page Under Construction



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|How To Choose A Therapist|

| US Mental Illness| Conflict Resolution| | Deescalating Behavior|

|Can Sex Become An Addiction? |

|Children & Mental Illness |

| Children & PTSD |

| Expectations & Career Satisfaction |

| Mental Health & Stress Reduction  |

| Diagnosis Pros and Cons |

| Common Disorders |

|Specialty Practice in Mental Health & Spirituality |

| Counseling & PIE? |

| Getting A Second Opinion |

| What if Nothing is Wrong? |

|Ooops...Maybe I’ve Said Too Much! |

| Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment |

| What Happens Every Time Insurance Is Billed? |

| How Long Will I Be in Counseling? |

| Can The Treatment Change?|

| Who Should I See?  Psychiatrist?  Psychologist?  Clinical Social Worker?

| Should I Send My Child To A School Counselor?  | 

| The Monogomous Dilemma  |

| Do I Need Medication? |

| Talk Therapy Methods |

| What is a Clinical Assessment? |

| What is a Treatment Plan? |

| Will Hypnosis Work for my Particular Concern? |

| Is My Therapist Any Good? |

| Is the Class Out of Control..Again?  Why?  |

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| Music, Art & Play in Mental Health |

| Therapy Tools—Paper, Blocks, Balloons & Sand? |

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| Online Therapy: Implications for Clients and Therapists |


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| PD Powerpoint (children PTSD) Sample |

| PD Child Welfare Changes Sample |


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School Counseling Services

Florida School Counseling Program IntroCounseling Services Program Proposals & Protocols

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Rural Mental Health Counseling Services

| Rural Mental Heath Services Program Development, Implementation & Design |

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Child Welfare Changes

| Should Child Welfare Be Transformed?  |

| Adult Welfare System Diagrammed |

| Five Phases of Adult Welfare |


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