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Happy, Sad, Angry, Thrilled, Anxious
”WHATEVER THE EMOTION... Put your MIND at ease...
DrBev will Empower You”

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.


Planning For The Care of a Special-Needs Child

🎧 Planning For The Care of a Special-Needs Child

Autism is a huge challenge, writes J.B. Handley. We all do the best we can… Some people’s “best” just happens to be better than...
Autism And Special Needs Children, What Every Parent Should Know

Autism And Special Needs Children, What Every Parent Should Know

It became obvious to me almost immediately that it wasn't the child who needed 'quick and responsive' help - it was the parent. As...
Not Everything Happens for a Reason

Not Everything Happens for a Reason

Ever have one of those days where you just have to believe you'd been better off if you had just kept your head underneath the...
What Happiness Is Not 2

What Happiness Is Not

Seems we're all in search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or our plan to find the perfect mate...
The Election Stress Blues

The Election Stress Blues

The most divisive and unpredictable presidential race in modern memory reached its end. The harsh and bitter tones of anger and frustration overflowed like a...
Teens Living In An Age Of Fear

Teens Living In An Age Of Fear

Society and circumstances are changing faster than any of us can fully comprehend. If you blink - you'll find yourself ten steps behind and...
Just Say NO! Regain Your Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem 2

Just Say NO! Regain Your Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem

“No” is a lesson that we’ve carried from our earliest memories, and these memories are encapsulated in deep emotions. We have to negotiate around...
The Emotional State Of being F.I.N.E.

The Emotional State Of being F.I.N.E.

Relationships are kinda like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it might change. But what really constitutes a great relationship? What if...
... At Least Not Today!

… At Least Not Today!

The risk for suicidal behavior is complex. Research suggests that people who attempt suicide differ from others in many aspects of how they think,...
The Signs That You Might Be In An Abusive Relationship

The Signs That You Might Be In An Abusive Relationship

Your abuser’s apologies and loving gestures in between the episodes of abuse can make it difficult to leave. He or she may make you...



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 mic #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 mic 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!

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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