Harmon MeldrimLCSW

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What does a first session with you look like?

Should you choose to work with me the first session would be focused on what your worries and struggles are. I would listen and before the end of the first session we would come up with a mutually agreed upon plan to help you move forward with making your life better.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I became a counselor because I came through difficult times myself and I learned that life was never meant to be traveled alone. I am not fond of therapists or counselors who wear a white coat and consider the client as sick; and themselves somehow above them. I am here because I have experienced the human struggles of life and want to help others as I myself have been helped.

How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

There is no roadmap for step-families trying to navigate the special issues related to child-rearing step-families often confront. During my time doing custody evaluations, I learned a great deal about what works for parents sharing custody and what doesn't work. I can help navigate that challenging terrain. During this time of COVID-19 it is normal to feel isolated, alone and down. Having someone listen, understand and support can be extremely valuable to get through hard days.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Aging related concerns

Custody issues

Parenting issues

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Sexuality Based Issues

Adoption & foster care

Attachment issues

Codependency

Fees

$110

First Session

$110

Family Therapy

$110

Couples Therapy

$110

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Marriage and Family Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Externship-Marriage and Couples Therapy, with a focus on working with families in court. University of Rochester

Post-MSW Fellowship, Child and Family studies, Yale University

Licensure

FL, LCSW, 16352

Education

PhD, Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University

MSW, Social Work, St. Louis University

MEd, Counseling, St. Lawrence University

Work History

I began my career as an officer with the US Air Force, where I worked with military members and their families for 21 years. During that time I worked in a variety of social work and mental health settings at Air Force installations around the world. This included out-patient mental health, in-patient mental health and substance abuse treatment. For the past 22 years I have served full-time as a Professor of Social Work at Roberts Wesleyan College. I teach in the Master of Social Work Program, helping graduate students understand psychopathology and how to provide psychotherapy to clients and their families. While teaching I have also continued to work with clients, with eight years experience in adoption work and the past nine years advocating for children whose parents are divorced or separated. I have also worked extensively with step family issues.

Location

1761 Edgewater Drive, Mount Dora, 32757, FL