Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Parenting does not come with a manual, as we all know. I find it promising that as time has evolved, as a society we are becoming more aware of how challenging the rewarding role of being a parent can be for a plethora of reasons. It’s not something we traditionally took inventory of in the past, but has become apparent how important it is to reflect upon if we consciously and proactively want to be our best and feel confident that we are ensuring a healthy, encouraging, and warm environment for our children. I have a passion for helping my clients enhance their parent-child relationships and parenting skills, from a strength-based perspective.
I am very humbled and excited to become part of “A Child’s Life”, as amazingly impactful as this program continues to prove, in helping to educate & stabilize families. I am also a certified Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) provider, practicing with families with children of all ages, allowing unique & different choices in the way the program is delivered, as well as options for some enhanced levels of service such as Coping Skills or Partner Support. Though I have and may work with parents with children of all ages, much of my passion, work and experience originates with the 0-5 year old population through education and training specialties of Infant Mental Health (IMH), Early Childhood Wellness (ECW), and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), among others. I genuinely enjoy gaining further knowledge to understand and work more deeply with specific populations among parents, for example most recently, with parents wishing to adopt. I have practiced Individual and Family counseling since 2003 using various modalities including Play therapy, Dyadic therapy, and traditional Cognitive-Behavioral therapy.
My educational background includes an MA in Counseling Psychology from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey and a BA in Psychology from Notre Dame University in Baltimore, Maryland. Though my beloved hometown is in Toms River, New Jersey I have been enjoying life as a Floridian since 2003. I was a Palm Beach County resident for much of that time, but I currently live in the Treasure Coast area with my cherished family- my husband, two amazing sons, and our mini schnauzer.
DCF Approved Family Stabilization class, "A Child's Life Depends on Peaceful Resolutions", Instructor Sue Dockerill Serving Families since 1991.
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