My Approach to Helping
Ricky Thompson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) as well as a Certified Grief Counselor Specialist (CGCS).He specializes in anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, conflict resolution, couples counseling, depression, family counseling, grief and loss, self-esteem, self-harm, sleeping disorders, stress management, and substance abuse. In addition to having earned a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Ricky has a specialized concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. This includes additional education in theories of family process and development, and couples and family counseling. Ricky has also received training in the Gottman Method for couples. Additionally, hehelped develop a substance abuse program that is approved by the state of Florida and has received training for sleep issues from the University of Pennsylvania for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia. Ricky's focus is to help individuals, couples, and families take back control of their lives. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you address life's challenges. Ricky will use proven interventions to offer a personalized approach for each client. With compassion and acceptance, he will work with you to help build on your strengths to attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing. "A strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to make lasting change. While we can not change the past, together we will make the changes necessary to give you the life you desire and deserve," says Ricky. "Congratulations on taking this important first action toward making the changes you desire in your life."
**Not open to couples intakes at this time.