About me – DrBev
Oprah Winfrey, thank you, because without you there would not be a ‘DrBev’ Mental Health Counseling.
Back in the 90’s, I had the great fortune to be in the audience of the “Oprah” show ‘300 Women and their views on Men.”
To my surprise I was asked to share a thought that I had written on a questionnaire given to us prior to the show.
I was so excited to be given the opportunity to be in the audience, I said of course, I would be happy to stand at mike #3 and share what I had written on the form. To my delight, Oprah shared her thoughts on what I had said and waited for my reply.
After my brain took a minor pause, “Oprah is talking to ME!!!!!!”
I answered her, and shortly thereafter the show went to commercial. During the break, my idol, Oprah, came over and sat down on the podium beside my chair. To me, in my mind, we talked as if we were Sista’s from another mother.
Long story short, I was requested, by Oprah, to come to the mike two more times.
At one point, Oprah asked what I did for a living and as I shared my story she encouraged me to go back to graduate school and entertain the thought of Counseling. This was a life defining moment for me. My world has never been the same since that trip to Chicago….…And So I’m Here!
My mission in life is to save you emotional time, pain, and suffering in the here and NOW!
I give to you my Energy, Passion, and Determination to increase your quality of life.
I want you to live life through the freedom of choice and self-empowerment…Holla’ What? I am an “Out of the Box” therapist offering you valuable solutions, no matter, what the matter, What!!!
People come to me from every walk of life, age, sex, culture, economic status, not because they have to. They come because they want quality relationships, trust and emotional connections that will get them to the highest life condition possible, before they “Suck their last Breath.”
DrBev is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist, Seminar Leader, Author and President and Educational Director of DrBev Mental Health Counseling. You can find me on
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I facilitate individual, couple, group, family, and alternative lifestyle counseling in Tampa Bay Florida.
My therapeutic focus – Autism, Post traumatic Stress Disorder and Alternative Lifestyles.
I am sensitive to and affirming of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and people’s unique spirituality and desire and need for meaningful relationships and connections.
My experiences include and are not limited to
- Incarcerated Male population
- Dual Diagnosis Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
- HIV/AIDS Prevention & Intervention
- At-Risk Children
- Autistic and/or Profound Children and Adults
- Domestic Violence
- Relationship and Marriage Counseling
- Mediation – Child Custody and Divorce
I value an integrated approach to working with people, my approach endeavors to integrate the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical aspects of what it means to be authentically, human.
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