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Dr. Clifton Ables, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I was born and raised in Florida, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have provided mental health assessment, treatment, and consultation services as a clinical psychologist for 22 years so far. Prior to that, I practiced with a Master's degree for 10 years. So, I have enjoyed working with people to help them improve their mental health and overall functioning for more than 30 years.

As far as my education, I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, a Master's degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State Univeristy, a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Life can be hard, very hard sometimes. It is fortunate if you have someone who is a well-trained, compassionate professional available to help navigate, make sense of, and overcome those seemingly overwhelming situations life throws at us. Gaining a sense of mastery and peace of mind are two common goals we all share, and psychotherapy is an effective way to achieve them. Those more than 30 years of professional training and experience are in addition to the inherent enhancement of insight which comes through experiencing 58 years of life on this planet.

Engaging in psychotherapy is all about change....change for the better. Addressing client goals for change is a primary aspect of each patient's treatment plan. An ideal outcome from receiving mental health services is to experience your life in a new way via a fresh perspective armed with previously unknown insights and knowledge about yourself and your life now made available to you. This new and deeper understanding of our internal selves, our close relationships, as well as others in general, can be achieved through the psychotherapy healing process. You would not be here if you weren't seeking healing and change in your life for the better.

I look forward to working with you to help significantly improve your overall mental health, mood, motivation, relationships, self-esteem, daily functioning, and sense of well-being.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

FL Psychologist PY9536


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Clifton Ables. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Ables has made a tremendous impact on my life through his ability to offer clear advice and deep insights into the areas of my life I am striving to improve. I always feel more hopeful and more confident in my ability to address my issues after I have had a counseling session with him. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Clifton for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Great therapist , especially for gay men who are dealing with issues related to their identities . He tells it to you straight and he has helped me immensely as I’ve navigated a particularly difficult point in my life . I would highly recommend Dr. Ables .

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Clifton for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and career difficulties

Dr. Ables is an amazing therapist. I highly recommend him.

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Clifton for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Just a great listener and allows me to express myself without the feeling of being judged.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Clifton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He is a HEALER; he reveals to you what your already aware of in non judgment and compassion in full effort to see your overcome and triumph your fears and heal the past ❤️

Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Clifton for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Ables really listens and has a remarkable ability to "read between the lines" as you speak - highly recommend!

Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Clifton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd