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Beach Counseling and Psychological Services

Joel G. Prather, PsyD, LMHC

APA Board Certified Professional Counselor

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Dr. Joel G. Prather, PsyD, LMHC

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Degrees from Florida State University, Capella University, and California Southern University

Licensed mental health counselor in Florida, MH9104

I have been in the business and corporate world most of my life. Several years ago, I decided to make a change in the direction of my life, turning back to my love of psychology. With a business and psychology background, I feel that I offer an understanding and unique perspective to a variety of problems, particularly due to my life's experiences and my age. I welcome people from all walks of life and am willing to help with most all of life's problems.

My client focus is broad and includes people of all ethnicities, genders, religious orientations, and ages. I also have experience with LGBT issues. I speak both English and German. While my training and experience covers a number of conditions, I specialize in conditions such as ADHD, Substance Abuse, Anxiety/Fear, Depression, Relationship Problems, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders, Dissociation, Psychosis, PTSD, LGBT and Gender Identity Issues, and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder.

Brooke McMaken, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have worked at Beach Counseling 2 1/2 years. A transplant from Denver, Colorado, I previously worked at an Intensive Outpatient Program for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder. My primary focus of treatment is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - implementing a variety of different skills in order to reduce anxiety, depression, negative thinking and self judgement. I enjoy helping adults and children cope with the variety of struggles life brings, and assisting people in identifying deeper emotions, expressing wants and needs and setting healthy boundaries with others. Specialty areas also include working with families, grief and loss, parenting and adoption. In my free time, I enjoy doing anything outside, especially scuba diving and hiking.

Health Insurance

We accept the following types of health insurance as of April 1st, 2009