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Last updated: 9/17/2019
Donald Ford
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Center for Discovery and in Private Practice
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2111 W. Swann Ave Ste 201 & 202
33606  United States
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813 257-9126 (Phone)
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6959 Aberfeldy Ave. N
St. Petersburg
33709  United States
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574 2747862 (Phone)
574 2747862 (Mobile)
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MA in Clinical Psychology
Certified Master's Level Addiction Professional
Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator
Certified 500/501 Pre & Post Test Counseling HIV Counselor
Certified Recovery Residence Administrator
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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has focused on diagnosing and treating a variety of clinical symptoms and disorders including substance abuse, addictions, trauma depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and personality disorders. I have often treated clients who have experienced persistent and varied emotional and cognitive symptoms resulting from long-term relationship traumas and abuse. I have worked with individuals of all ages with severe and persistent psychopathology, including psychosis and severe behavioral and relationship problems. I have worked in all settings, from private practice to long term residential treatment facilities as well as psychiatric hospitals.
I have developed an appreciation for each client's perspective, unique needs, and challenges in treatment. I prefer to work in the framework of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic modality, one of the most empirically validated treatment approaches. I am also certified in Traumatic Incident Reduction, or TIR, a trauma therapy.
However, I also integrate other theoretical orientations of therapysuch as Client Centered, Solution Focused, Interpersonal, and Gestalt, focusing on what clients want to achieve through therapy in addition to historical problem(s) that made them seek help. Areas of expertise include relationships, substance abuse, self-esteem, trauma, and communication.