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Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Anderson J. Schuyler

Hello, I am Anderson J. Schuyler, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, with Ducky Behavioral Solutions, INC. I have a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, a Master in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor Degree in Psychology. I have been working in the field of mental and behavioral health for over 15 years. My experience in behavioral science started while working with both children and adults with Autism and other special needs, providing Applied Behavioral Analysis to the individual and support to the families of those individuals. While earning my doctorate, I worked within a community non-profit, providing mental health counseling to individuals of all ages and therapeutic needs. During that time, I also worked alongside the Department of Children and Families, providing family counseling, parenting skills, and reunification services. Over the past year and a half, I provided services in an inpatient unit for the Department of Corrections, providing services to patients who struggled with severe long term mental health issues, including Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, Autism as well as those with persistent self-harm and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

My therapeutic experience includes creating curriculums for and facilitating psychoeducational groups, both court-ordered and self-enrolled, which include Anger Management, Seeking Safety, SPARCS, and Depression and Anxiety groups. Currently, I am hosting a group therapy that utilizes a tabletop RPG-style gaming system to help individuals identify and work through challenging mental health topics.

My approach to therapy is through alliance building and as a team, we will explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are creating the roadblocks in your life. We will work on ways to help you achieve both your short and long-term mental health goals. I believe that while I may have the degrees and training, you are still the expert on you, and I am there to help you regain yourself. As you start to take control of the immediate maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, we will then explore the root causes of negative thinking to help resolve the associated issues. Doing this can be a great avenue to gaining control of your thoughts, behaviors, and overall quality of life. This methodology applies to my practice with family and couple care as well. While working as a team, each individual within a couple and family have unique and different needs and we work together to define those needs, working toward becoming a cohesive unit.