Keith FendelanderLMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

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.

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Life transitions

Mood disorders

Substance abuse

General Expertise

Depression

Careers

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Addiction

Aging related concerns

Attachment issues

Bipolar disorder

Fees

$125

First Session

$125

Family Therapy

$125

Couples Therapy

$125

Group Therapy

$125

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

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

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH12803

Education

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.

Location

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