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Welcome To A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group

Learn Why Area Residents Choose A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group When Searching For Psychiatric Services In Fort Myers.

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A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group In Fort Myers, FL Has Therapists That Specialize In The Following Areas: EMDR Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Couples Counseling And Family Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Individual Counseling, Teen Counseling, Addiction Treatment And Interventions, First Responders and Veterans Counseling.

Quality Psychiatric Services For Adults, Adolescents, And Children By A Certified Fort Myers Psychiatrist

Our goal at A Peaceful Mind Counseling in Fort Myers FL is to get you better. It’s that simple. We begin every therapeutic relationship with the end in mind.

What does this mean for you? No more spending months or even years in therapy. Instead, experience results from day one!

Learn How Our Certified Psychiatrist In Fort Myers Can Help You And Your Family

Our Psychiatric Service Providers at A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group are mental health experts with years of experience. Our Fort Myers Mental Health Experts are here to help patients and family members of patients suffering from mental health crises or mental illnesses.

Call us to schedule your appointment with our Fort Myers Psychiatry Team.

Our Fort Myers Psychiatrist And Mental Health Experts Offer The Following Psychiatric Services Including But Not Limited To:

· Treatments For Mental Illness

· Adolescent Psychiatry

· Anxiety Therapy

· Bipolar Disorder Treatment & Therapy

· Dementia Treatment and Medication

· Depression Therapy

· Emotional Therapy

· Family Therapy for Mental Health Concerns

· Traumatic Event Therapy

· Medication Management

· PTSD Therapy

· Schizophrenia Treatment

· Stress Therapy

· Trauma Therapy

· Telehealth Appointments

· Telepsychiatry Services

· And More

Whether you’re an adult suffering from intrusive thoughts, symptoms of anxiety disorders, depression, or just struggling with life in general, you’ve come to the right place to learn about psychiatry in Fort Myers.

If your teenage family members need a  psychiatrist in Fort Myers or the State of Florida, Erika Leo is available to work with them as well.

Patients who want or need a second opinion or diagnosis regarding mental health symptoms by a qualified psychiatrist can count on Erika Leo to provide medical advice that is evidence-based and follows best practices of medicine and Psychiatry.

Call us to schedule your appointment with our Fort Myers Psychiatry Team.

Meet Erika Leo PMHNP-BC
A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group’s Medical Director And Psychiatrist In Fort Myers, FL

 

Erika Leo is board certified as both a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) with 25 years of nursing practice.She obtained her BSN from the University of Buffalo in 1997, a Master’s in Family Nursing Practice from the University of Miami in 2015, as well as a Post-Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing from Liberty University. She specializes in medication management of ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar, PMDD, anger issues, sleep and eating disorders, ages 12 and up. Working together you will create a personalized medication treatment plan based on your history and interview, assessment tools, pharmacogenetic testing, and evidence-based guidelines.

“As a double board certified practitioner, I have a solid understanding of how the mind and body interact, creating both emotional and physical symptoms. My focus is on delivering genuine and compassionate care, utilizing medication and non-medication based treatments to optimize overall wellness. My clients will finish our visit feeling hopeful, knowing that I am on their team, and they have someone who genuinely cares about helping them.”


What You Should Know About Our Therapists & Psychiatrists Fort Myers

The psychiatry clinicians at our practice provide quality psychiatric services, in tandem with A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group’s Counselors and Therapists in Fort Myers, for those who need it most. Our Mental Health Professionals help new patients seeking help with addiction issues, ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, intrusive thoughts, mental illness, substance abuse, overcoming a traumatic event, or suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Our Mission is to be the best practice of mental health professionals offering therapeutic services such as Psychiatry In Fort Myers that include: counseling, therapy, evaluation, addiction therapy and treatment, psychological testing, and psychiatry in Fort Myers. Through consultation, collaboration with our healthcare professionals, psychotherapy, and direct patient care, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our community by making a positive impact in the lives of families and individuals.

At A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group, we believe in promoting mental wellness to eliminate or reduce symptoms of mental illness and enhance the quality of daily life for patients seeking treatment for their mental health concerns. Our goal is to offer hope through education, support, understanding, compassion, and encouragement to all those we serve.

We strive to create a safe and comfortable setting where you feel at ease as we work with you on your road to recovery. Our promise is to be committed, caring professionals who are here to help make a difference in your life. We believe that many aspects need to be considered when choosing the right type of therapeutic or psychiatric treatment. At A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group, we will create a treatment plan that is unique to your needs and work closely with you until we have achieved the desired result through those treatments.

 

 Peaceful Mind Counseling Group Introduces The Best Psychiatrist In Fort Myers Florida

Medication Management

Our Psychiatrist has years of experience helping patients with their mental health needs. Along with this experience, they have developed processes and systems for responsible psychiatric medication management and prescribing medicines. This is an area that we like to educate our patients about due to so much misunderstanding and misinformation.

First off, understand, we believe that everyone should have an established relationship with their family doctor who understands the totality of their medical history. We know that medical doctors are well trained, understand how the body works, and how to help you heal physically. With that being said, a medical doctor is NOT a psychiatrist or a mental health professional and most do not understand the complexities of mental illnesses nor the appropriate medications to prescribe for your mental health needs.

When it comes to anxiety disorders, clinical depression, and trauma, we believe and know that a psychiatric mental health expert is who you need to see. Too many times well-meaning medical doctors prescribe the wrong medications to patients suffering from anxiety or depression without a proper mental health evaluation because they want to help their patients get better.

On the other hand, when it comes to alcohol abuse, and substance use disorders, we have all seen many of the horror stories in the news right here in Florida. Many doctors have been arrested, indicted, and charged for overprescribing opioids and other narcotics prolonging people’s addictions, and mental illnesses, at times leading to the deaths of friends and loved ones. Beyond that, we’ve all seen or heard about the many overdoses in some of our state’s addiction treatment and rehab centers. Quite a few of these overdoses were precipitated by prescribed medications from those centers’ providers.

So what sets us apart from the rest when it comes to psychiatric medication management? We’re glad you asked.

 

A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group Provides Proper Psychiatric Medicine Prescription And Management Processes With Checks And Balances

At A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group, we believe that everybody deserves access to qualified mental health experts who understand the psychological issues that lead to the need for psychiatric care. We are dedicated to helping our patients through quality psychiatric care.

Our commitment to providing expert mental health treatment through medication includes sessions with at least a minimum of 30 minutes. Some session may be longer, particularly your initial session. We provide mental health assessments and evaluations to ensure that you are prescribed the proper medicine and the proper dosage for the severity of your condition.

Our psychiatric team will also set follow up appointments to reevaluate your condition and assess how your medication is working in your treatment. Medicine and dosage levels may be adjusted according to several factors such as progress or the lack of progress in getting better, interactions with, or contraindications for any current medications you may be taking or might be prescribed in the future by your medical doctor.

Finally, when necessary and appropriate, with your permission, we may need to contact your family doctor to ensure there are no contraindications with your current medications that would pose a safety risk to your health.

We do not take your care lightly. You can count on us to do what is best for you and your mental health because we truly care and want you to get better.

Yes, We Are Accepting New Psychiatry Patients

If you, or someone you love, are struggling with mental health symptoms related to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, substance abuse, or anything else and don’t know where to turn, Call the Mental Health Professionals of A Peaceful Mind Counseling Group to learn more about our Psychiatric Services in Fort Myers for yourself or your family members.

We are accepting new patients for Psychiatric Services in Fort Myers. We offer in-office appointments and telepsychiatry services via telehealth appointments.

Call our mental health professionals to schedule your appointment with our psychiatrist in Fort Myers.

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Many therapists spend months (even years) trying to help their clients with little progress. Our process is truly therapy redefined and why our unique approach gives you results. If after your initial consultation we agree to work with you, then we stand by our commitment.

Therefore, if by session 4 you are not confident in the direction we are heading, we ask that you fire us. This is our “Get Better Guarantee” and our commitment to you.

Because life should not include years of therapy. Get back your life and take the first step today!

Many therapists spend months (even years) trying to help their clients with little progress. Our process is truly therapy redefined and why our unique approach gives you results. If after your initial consultation we agree to work with you, then we stand by our commitment.

Therefore, if by session 4 you are not confident in the direction we are heading, we ask that you fire us. This is our “Get Better Guarantee” and our commitment to you.

Because life should not include years of therapy. Get back your life and take the first step today!

What Our Clients Are Saying About Our Counselors In Fort Myers

“Truly invaluable”

They taught me how to have deep, meaningful conversations with the people I care most.

Thank you for teaching me how to connect with my loved ones. This is truly invaluable and I will be forever grateful for your help.

-Rob

“I found my peace!”

I’ve always had a hard time expressing myself and spent countless dollars on therapists from all over. Unfortunately, nothing ever helped enough and I continued to be misunderstood. It wasn’t until I found a Peaceful Mind Counseling.

They helped me break my barriers and I finally came out of my shell. I am no longer a hermit with no friends! I am still a work in progress, but I can definitely recommend these lovely people to everyone! Finally, I found my peace!

-Ana

“Changed my life!”

Literally saved my marriage. Third times a charm. Was in therapy 2 other times and it just felt like I was going in circles. From day 1 this felt different and now I am 4 months in and moving on in my life.

The experience here was great and it is nice to know that I can call if I need them again and not feel like I’m stuck coming every week for the rest of my life. Changed my life!

-Mark

“EMDR truly changed my life.”

I was in therapy for almost 2 years before I realized that something just was not working. I found another therapist and did a few sessions and it just didn’t feel right either. EMDR with APM Counseling truly changed my life. It didn’t take a therapist telling me what I have to do. It took one guiding me on how to sort out my own life. The office was so welcoming and I felt comfortable from the first meeting. They put me in charge of my sessions and did exactly what they said from day 1. That I would know exactly what I am working on and why I am coming back. They pushed me to think about life without counseling instead of with it. And thanks to that, I can finally start a new life. 2020 is my year. The work I did here was worth it!

-Michelle
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Call us today for a free consultation with one of our Licensed Professional Counselors And Therapists in Fort Myers, and let’s discover, together, how your past can transform into your new life. You deserve A Peaceful Mind. Start finding your happiness again. The time for change is now.

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