About Anthony

Hi. I’m Anthony.

Let me be the first to tell you, there is hope! Thank you for taking the time to learn about my practice. It takes a lot of strength and courage to get this far and, if nothing else, I commend you. 

I believe it is no coincidence that you found me. As a man of faith, I believe that we are all blessed with gifts that sometimes we just need to discover. And when we do, if we polish well enough, those gifts can make us shine brighter than any light on earth. Turning on that light within you is the gift I was blessed with, and I take great pride in that every day. 

So, what has me committed to working in the counseling field? I was born and raised by immigrant parents. I struggled with my identity throughout my adolescent years, and I had to fight hard to avoid the labels given to me by society. Statistics said I would be a high school dropout and would only survive by working dead-end jobs without a successful career or future. That ultimately that same pattern would repeat in my children because we become a product of our environment. Well, I took a stand against being a statistic — and I survived. 

And now I take great pride in helping clients remove negative stigma and influences from their lives. I now want to offer you the same thing I needed when I was searching for answers in my own life. The opportunity to understand your current situation and set a plan for a different future. Best part, you can start experiencing the change in your life from the very first session. You don’t have to go through it alone and I take great pride in knowing that together, through our unique approach, you will make it there.

Hi. I’m Anthony.

Let me be the first to tell you, there is hope! Thank you for taking the time to learn about my practice. It takes a lot of strength and courage to get this far and, if nothing else, I commend you. 

I believe it is no coincidence that you found me. As a man of faith, I believe that we are all blessed with gifts that sometimes we just need to discover. And when we do, if we polish well enough, those gifts can make us shine brighter than any light on earth. Turning on that light within you is the gift I was blessed with, and I take great pride in that every day. 

So, what has me committed to working in the counseling field? I was born and raised by immigrant parents. I struggled with my identity throughout my adolescent years, and I had to fight hard to avoid the labels given to me by society. Statistics said I would be a high school dropout and would only survive by working dead-end jobs without a successful career or future. That ultimately that same pattern would repeat in my children because we become a product of our environment. Well, I took a stand against being a statistic — and I survived. 

And now I take great pride in helping clients remove negative stigma and influences from their lives. I now want to offer you the same thing I needed when I was searching for answers in my own life. The opportunity to understand your current situation and set a plan for a different future. Best part, you can start experiencing the change in your life from the very first session. You don’t have to go through it alone and I take great pride in knowing that together, through our unique approach, you will make it there.

My Approach & Values

I discovered my passion for and have mastered the art of helping people find meaning in their lives. It was so difficult to find quality help when I needed it and that pushed me to become what I wish I would have found when I was in your situation. 

I believe that spending months or years in therapy is a thing of the past. I believe that if I do my job, you don’t need endless counseling. I believe that when I am given the privilege of being a part of your story, I have an obligation to offer results and I hold myself accountable for that. My clients experience this quality of care every day. 

I specialize in counseling for teenagers, families, and individuals struggling with, anxiety, depression, and addiction.

In my practice, I offer the opportunity for exploring your past, who you are, who you want to become and what future you want to build for yourself. There is no wrong answer to who you want to be and it is never too late to redefine our future. You don’t have to settle for what life has given you so far because I believe that as long as we are alive, every day is a new opportunity. 

1 session is all it takes to know if I am the right fit to work with you or not. This should be exciting and never intimidating so give our office a call and see how easy it is to speak to our team. The time to make a change is now.

 

My Experience and Education

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the Florida Department of Health. 
  • Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association. 
  • Board Certified Addictions Professional and Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Member of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association 
  • Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association 
  • Member of the American Counseling Association 
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology: Lifetime Membership. A distinction only available by invitation to the top graduating class in a psychology program. 
  • Golden Key International Honour Society: Lifetime Membership. A distinction only available to the top 15% of a graduating class committed to implementing service projects and leadership development. 
  • Nova Southeastern University, graduated with honors: Masters of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health. 
  • Years of experience in various treatment settings that include individual, group, and residential facilities. 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking)

Call me for a free counseling consultation, and let’s discover that light within you.

You deserve A Peaceful Mind. 

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A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group LLC, Counseling, Fort Myers, FL