Keith FendelanderLMHC

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

I did not choose this field, but rather this field has chosen me. A friend of mine admired my qualities as a listener, as being supportive, kind, open minded, calm and positive. He offered me a job working at a crisis hospital with patients going through the most difficult experiences and circumstances. That was thirty years ago. Since then I have gone through graduate school for mental health counseling, received many trainings, certifications, and licenses. I have since worked in a variety of outpatient settings and it makes me fulfilled that I have had a positive impact on many lives.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

As a life long martial artist, yoga student, and musician, as I mature I am more focused on holistic approaches for mind and body. I have attended many trainings on various approaches to counseling, healthy diet, exercise, and supplements. Instead of focusing on pharmaceuticals I am more likely to work with you toward resolving traumatic events and difficult life experiences or changing patterns in your life toward greater success and emotional freedom.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

You may seek counseling for many different reasons and I focus on what your goals and needs are and where you are on your life journey. It may be that you are seeking counseling about work, family, and/or personal relationships. There may have been some patterns that have not worked so well for you. Just talking to an objective person is a great way to reduce stress, learn better skills, and consider new perspectives and options. I am looking forward to discuss and explore with you some methods and strategies for a better life. I have nearly thirty years’ experience doing social work in various settings. I developed an eclectic theoretical perspective, drawing principles from cognitive, humanistic, Jungian and Adlerian, as well as Eastern sources. My focus is on holistic approaches involving mind and body. I have been described as an intuitive person with special interests in creativity and personal growth. I work with individuals, couples, and families.



Relationship Issues

Life transitions

Mood disorders

Substance abuse

General Expertise



Work Stress



Aging related concerns

Attachment issues

Bipolar disorder



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Adlerian Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Existential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Training / Certifications

EMDR Basic Training 10/20/19

Qi Revolution Qigong Healing and Breathing Training 7/2018

Ethics of Stress Management, Self Care, and Qigong 7/2018

Recovery 2.0 Beyond Addiction online course 6/14

Family Team Conferencing Facilitation Skills Training 3/2014

Florida Adlerian Society Overview of Psychiatric Drugs 3/2016

Jack Kornfield Psychology of Loving Awareness Mindfulness Seminar in Miami 2/2017


FL, LMHC, MH12803


Masters, Mental Health Counseling, Florida State University

Work History

I began working in psychiatric hospitals. I went to graduate school at Florida Atlantic University and finished my masters at Florida State University. Since that time, I have worked mostly as a therapist in outpatient settings at mental health centers.


1304 W 18th Street, Lehigh Acres, 33972, FL