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Timothy Mayer , LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Timothy Mayer graduated from The University of Pittsburgh and obtained his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has worked full time in the addiction treatment and mental health field for over twenty years as a hands-on field professional, counselor, clinical director, and administrator. His earlier employers include Homeward Bound (a fully accredited Outward Bound Program for the State of Massachusetts Department of Youth Services), Lawnwood Pavilion (where he managed the Impairment Professional Program), and several local addiction treatment and mental health agencies. Tim understands that rehabilitation is a collaborative effort that requires patience, determination, and empathy. Tim loves what he does, and it shows. His approach focuses on experiential learning, Psychodynamic group facilitation, acceptance and commitment therapy, and the integration of the twelve-step approach with third-wave therapies. Tim has spent a lifetime learning his craft, starting as a wilderness counselor and Outward Bound instructor in Massachusetts. In this role, he led his troops safely through physically demanding hikes through challenging terrain at the mercy of the elements, to help create an experience that developed students’ self-esteem, character, and life experience. He was the first to develop and implement a ropes training course at the facility, fostering cooperation, group initiative, and trust-building. Other highlights include being a Gubernatorial Appointee under Governor Charlie Christ to the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council and serving as its chair for nine months. Tim has extensive forensic experience, having served as the liaison and forensic specialist for several programs and appearing in court under Florida’s Marchman Act and Baker Act on behalf of clients and families. Tim is an expert witness in the Florida court system, and as a therapist, he is genuine, open, encouraging, and direct. He considers himself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. He draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored plan for each individual and situation. Tim has one published work, “Medical System Rant and Response of a Substance Abuse Counselor,” published in World Medical and Health Policy, Vol 8, Issue 3. Tim loves to spend time outdoors with his wife, Annie, a Graphic Artist, and their two dogs Milo and Max. When he’s not in the woods, he’s in his garden growing Peppers and Tomatoes.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Timothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem