PALM BEACH GARDENS ADOLESCENT & FAMILY THERAPIST JAMIE F. WINTZ
Address: 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 214, Wellington, Florida 33414
Phone: (561) 791-7741
ABOUT WELLINGTON MARRIAGE COUNSELOR DR. HEFTY:
Originally from Miami, I received my undergraduate in psychology from the University of Florida with a minor in sociology in 1990, and my doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida in 1998. In addition, I completed a 2 year post- graduate training program in marriage and family therapy in 1999 from the Gainesville Family Institute. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT 1729) and Certified Addictions Professional.
My professional experience includes over 20 years of clinical experience, former adjunct professor at the University of Florida, Department of Counselor Education providing graduate instruction in marriage and family therapy as well as extensive experience as the director of child, adolescent and family programs. Additionally, I have extensive experience in the area of addictions treatment including clinical, administrative and grant writing.
Generally, my style is very comfortable. Utilizing a variety of theoretical approaches, my style is best described as both health affirming and solution focused. This approach frequently results in rapid changes as it borrows from individual and couples’ strengths. Also, my focus is multi-leveled: on the individual, the relational dynamics as well as the context in which they exist. In addition to strengths, client culture and spirituality, if relevant, are potential resources utilized in my therapy.
I maintain day, evening and weekend appointments to best meet the needs of the couples and families that I serve. I accept most major forms of insurance.
MAP TO DR. HEFTY'S OFFICE:
Center for Individual and Relational Development
Address: 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 214,
Wellington, Florida 33414
Phone: (561) 791-7741
About Melissa:As a busy mother, wife and professional, I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage as the basis of one’s personal and family life. I also understand the challenges as well. As a clinician, I work from a systemic perspective, meaning that I work with the whole family (in some contexts) or with the people involved with the "problem". I work from an empowerment model with the goal of teaching my clients new ways of perceiving their problem, as well as adopting healthier coping and communication skills so they can make their desired changes. I believe the client is not the problem, the problem is the problem, and we will work together to decrease any form of anxiety and/or depression you have about the issue you are experiencing. I feel all people need feedback and support throughout their lives and I believe coming to counseling is a healthy, and positive way of empowering yourself to change for the better. I am an oppression sensitive therapist. I take into account my client's strengths, work from a mutual respect model, and recognize that my client's gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, race, religion, and health, all impact how the client perceives and experiences his/her issue. I have experience working with a multiplicity of issues including: depression, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, marital/couple counseling, divorce & remarriage, child behavioral problems, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), eating disorders, sexual orientation/sexual identity development, and low self-esteem/assertiveness training. I specialize in the treatment of couples and families.
B.S., University of Florida,
Rehabilitative Counseling; Gerontology, 1994
M.S.W., Florida State University, Clinical Social Work, 1996
Post Graduate Marriage and Family Counseling Certification, Gainesville Family Institute, Marriage and Family Counseling, 1998
License/Certification in Marriage and Family Therapy *
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida - License # MT-1796Other Licenses/Certifications *
L.C.S.W., Florida, SW0005422Voluntary Certifications/Awards/Memberships/Publications
I am actively involved
professionally within the community and have presented at multiple state wide
conference on various subjects including: in-home family therapy,
step-families, working with Court ordered therapy and the Department of
Children and Families, working with gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered,
and questioning youth and their families in therapy.
I received my clinical membership to AAMFT in 1999.
I accept most major forms of insurance. I am available weekdays, including evening hours. Please call (561) 791-7741 to arrange an appointment.
Map to Wellington Marriage Counselor Melissa Schwartz's Office:
Jupiter Address: 725 North A1A (Ocean Blvd.), Suite B106, Jupiter, Florida 33477
Palm Beach Gardens Address: 4362 Northlake Blvd., Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: (561) 223-1707
ABOUT GAIL GUILLORY, JUPITER MARRIAGE COUNSELOR
Gail is the Clinical Director and Founder of Family Counseling Associates in Jupiter, Florida. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from Barry University and became licensed as a psychotherapist in 1996. She has been working as an individual, couple and family therapist for over 17 years and has been in private practice in Jupiter since 1998.
Gail received her early training at the Parent Child Center of the Palm Beaches where she was employed from 1991-1998. She held several positions within the agency including; Outreach therapist, Outpatient therapist, Coordinator of the Attention Deficit Disorders Clinic, Clinical Supervisor, and Program Director. She received extensive training in the areas of Attention Deficit Disorders, parenting, step-parenting, and blended families. She feels that her background in community mental health has helped her to develop the skills and training necessary to work with a diverse population and a broad spectrum of mental health issues.
Currently, Gail primarily treats adolescents and adults dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, self esteem, anger and relationship difficulties. Gail also has a special interest in working with couples, divorced and blended families helping them to overcome the special circumstances unique to each family.
Gail is a cognitive behavioral therapist who describes her style as directive and actively participates in the sessions to assist her clients in meeting their goals for therapy. Gail is married and lives in Jupiter with her family where she is actively involved in her community.
MAP TO GAIL GUILLORY'S OFFICE:
Who doesn’t want to be in a safe and intimate marriage? Yet, often times we deny who we are in order to be accepted, betraying ourselves. And at other times, we hide behind masks and barriers cutting off our ability to engage in deep connection and closeness.
My training as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Relationship Coach focus on preparing you for a life-time of love by assisting you to increase self-awareness, shift to empowering attitudes and behaviors and align your choices with your goals. My skills are drawn from theories for mental, emotional, relational and spiritual change, offering you the support to release and move past fear and limitations that are getting in the way of your fulfillment.
For couples, I offer a customized program tailored to your specific needs to grow in love, intimacy and understanding, in other words, to recharge the love that brought you together. For singles, I support you in healing from past relationships, break unfulfilling cycles of attraction and to prepare and attract the love of your life. In divorce recovery, I help you to stabilize and heal, promoting a quicker path to healthy living. I equip my clients with effective communication and conflict resolutions skills as well as intimacy skills for greater success in your personal and professional life.
My passion to help create intimate, life-long fulfilling marriages led me to earn a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Nyack College, NY where it combined psychological and spiritual theories to understanding humanity. Intimate relationships, although conflictive at times, are nature’s path to healing, personal growth and happiness. In many ways it’s a reflection of the love or union God intends to have with us--a union where it’s safe to know and be known, love that transcends the individual, calling forth inner strength, purpose and vitality.
Nothing excites me more than to support you to move towards a rewarding life centered on freedom to love, ability to connect deeply and to live authentically.
I SPECIALIZE in COUPLES: married, engaged, separated, living together... fighting, not talking, unhappy or hopeless. Calling a couples counselor is hard. "What good is it talking to some stranger?!" You've tried everything maybe even counseling and nothing seems to work. You're stuck. That's where I can help. Believe it or not there are ways to make it better. Your partner may be afraid or doesn't want to come. I don't criticize. I don't take sides. I don't judge. Don't kid yourself: it can be hard work but it also can be fun.
I use tested methods & A SENSE OF HUMOR. 1/2 of what I know is training. The rest from being married over 30 years & working with couples just like you. I studied with John Gottman who you've seen on Oprah. My wife & I have been in counseling, more than once.
How do you pick a counselor? Someone you both like and trust? First, find someone that specializes in couples. Call, email or text with your questions. My website BrianWilliamsTherapist.net explains how I work, tips to make things better quickly & some resources if you decide not to do counseling now.
The issues for which I have the most experience and the most passion include: entire families impacted by addiction; addicts and ACA's in recovery seeking to rebuild their lives; persons seeking help in codependent relationships; premarital and marital couples seeking to enrich or restore their marriages; persons seeking to expand or redefine their career paths; and overall persons who feel "stuck" in life and need assistance finding direction, excitement, and purpose. I have worked in the secular environment for my entire career. However, I am able to provide a biblical perspective for clients who desire such an orientation.
Addicts get many hours of therapy while in treatment, but family members, comparatively, get very few. I have specialized in helping family members understand and cope with addiction whether the addict is using or not. Addiction runs in families and although genetics can't change, family coping skills can.
My experience is broad and varied. In addition to substance abusing adults, I have worked with children and adolescents with learning, behavior, and substance use disorders. I have worked with prison inmates, including 3 years on a psychiatric unit. My passions for all are personal, marital, and family growth.
You can reach Wynne at 561-389-5236 or visit her website at www.wynnestallingsmhcc.com
PALM BEACH GARDENS MARRIAGE COUNSELOR
Lisa Lauer, MA, LMHC, NCC
Address: 4440 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: (561) 967-2566
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lisa Lauer, MA, LMHC, NCC
For 17 years, I have assisted my clients in creating more fulfilling lives and satisfying relationships. People can get trapped in patterns that negatively impact them. Their thoughts, feelings and behaviors improve as they learn more effective strategies for achieving their goals. In counseling, I help individuals and couples discover positive options for coping with the obstacles they face.
We all learn communication styles that may stand in the way of resolving relationship problems. If you are experiencing marital difficulties, it is beneficial to examine your role in relationship conflicts and develop skills which produce more successful ways of getting your needs met. If remaining married is not an option, I can support you in the healing process throughout and after divorce. Life transitions can be difficult, but they also can be an opportunity for a happier life and healthier, more enjoyable relationships.
I practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a well-researched form of therapy that allows me to help individuals and couples with various challenges. My clinical experience has focused on: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce adjustment, stress management, parenting strategies and grief/loss.
I am a Florida licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a certified school guidance counselor. Additionally, I am a certified advocate in domestic violence awareness, prevention and treatment. My main office is located in Palm Beach Gardens and I also can accommodate clients at my West Palm Beach and Lake Worth locations. I offer a flexible appointment schedule, including evenings and weekends.