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Counselor / Therapist in Orange Park, FL

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Edna Schaefer, LMHC

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Edna Schaefer, LMHC
Assisting Individuals Through Life's Transitions
I provide individual counseling, couples and family counseling and group counseling. I am also a supervisor for interns seeking licensure as Mental Health Counselors for the state of Florida.

I prefer to use a brief, solution-focused model and utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques. I also enjoy incorporating art, music, poetry, journaling and play to enhance the therapeutic process. Knowing that each person is an individual, I use the most appropriate interventions and techniques for the situations and issues presented.

I am a provider on numerous insurance and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) panels and understand that the faster an issue is processed, the less impact the events will have on a person in the long-term.

I understand that each person who seeks help wants to be heard and I am honored to provide that support.
Bio
After spending childhood in a military family and living in Lousiana, Illinois, Virginia and Florida, I graduated from the University of Central Florida (GO KNIGHTS). I met my husband and we moved to Jacksonville, Florida six years ago. In the past ten years, I have worked for local mental health centers, a Fortune 500 Insurance Company and a major medical hospital, as well as my own private practice. Through these experiences, I have been exposed to a wide array of environments and people. I truly believe that family is the most important and crucial system and I enjoy working towards positive goals to assist others to have their ideal relationships and lives. I complete homestudy reports for those who are in the adoption process and host information sessions for couples who are interested in adoption. Outside of the office, I enjoy reading, traveling with my family, going to concerts, scrapbooking and sewing... although I am just a novice with that. I live with my husband and three young children in Orange Park.
Practice Areas
Certifications
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)  National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Education/Training
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando
Masters of Arts in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida, Orlando

Most recent trainings:
Food, Stress and the Brain
Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Austism Spectrum Disorders
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Assisting Individuals and Groups in Crisis
Treating PTSD with Resiliency-Based CBT
The Awakened Body sponsored by The Ranch
Florida Adoption Council (FAC) Annual Conference 2011
Developmental Play Therapy, CARE Model
Attachment and Play
Zero to Three Training: Healing the Caregiver
Memberships
Member of the Florida Association of Play Therapy, First Coast Chapter
Member of the American Counseling Association
Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association
Board of Directors for The Adoption Authority, adoption agency
Member of the First Coast Collaborative Law group
Member of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health
Payments Accepted
Cash, Credit Cards, Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, United Behavioral Health/Optum, EAP
Hours:Tuesdays 9am to 6pm, in June- Wednesdays 9am to 4pm
License:MH 8098, Florida
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Location
1857 Wells Road
Suite 209
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