• Marine Turned Counselor, Combats Mental Health in Brevard

    Adrian Marquez’ heroic story began back in June of 2000 when he joined the Marine Corps.  His superiors quickly realized that Adrian was an unusual soldier who was gifted with unique physical and mental qualities that would allow him to make a significant contribution in intense and complicated combat situations.  Over the next 16 years Continue Reading

  • Florida Counseling Centers Joins Forces with Addiction Treatment Leader JourneyPure

      Where The River Meets The Road NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JourneyPure, a leading provider of addiction treatment services for patients from across the nation, today announced the combination of Florida Counseling Centers, which operates outpatient centers in Central Florida, with JourneyPure Holdings, Inc. Through inpatient facilities, outpatient centers and proprietary coaching services and technologies, JourneyPure delivers a full continuum of integrated, high quality Continue Reading

  • Worth The Risk?

          One look at your Facebook feed and you will quickly see that the Supreme Court has struck down a law prohibiting gambling on sporting events.  Everyone from amateur sports fans to ESPN and the New York Times are weighing in on who will win as a result of the ruling. Some see Continue Reading

  • More Not Less, Forgiveness

    My pastor told a story during his sermon that I thought was incredibly relevant for our world today. As the story goes, Thomas Edison finished a prototype of the lightbulb and allowed a boy to carry it to the gallery to be inspected by the public. As the boy hurried to deliver the new invention to Continue Reading

  • Resilience In A Broken World

    If there is one thing I have learned after almost 30,000 hours of providing clinical services to individuals and families it is this:  There is no cookie cutter way to respond to the difficult situations that come as a result of living in a broken world. Some people tend to be able to “roll with Continue Reading

  • Response to the South Florida School Shooting

    Another school shooting has yielded new fears for the safety of our children and more questions about how we should respond as a nation to what amounts to a crisis of violence.  One quick glance at your Twitter feed or your Facebook account will yield a myriad of opinions about what we should do next. Continue Reading

  • Selfie Culture Needs to Find Purpose

     My wife and I were at a party several weeks ago and decided that it would be incredibly important to take a quick selfie so that we could post about our evening on all the social media platforms. It felt as if it would be almost disrespectful to the Facebook gods if we didn’t share Continue Reading

  • Goals

    I sat in my clinical office one Friday afternoon feeling utterly helpless as I hung up the phone after talking with my friend.  Two weeks earlier I had referred him to an addictions treatment center a few hours away so that his son could get a good jump start on his recovery from an addiction Continue Reading