Peter Covert, MS, CP.
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern – IMH2654
Phone: (239) 887- 6217
By appointment only
Saturdays only 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Cape Coral Offices
Session Format: Individual, Couples, Groups
Age Specialty: Elders, Adults, Young Adults
Demographic Specialty: Christian, Spiritual Treatment Approach: Person Centered, Cognitive, Action oriented.
The focus here, will be on you. I help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of those strengths within each of us. Often what is wrong cause us to think about our troubles to the point of believing "We" are wrong. We have problems, and there are ways to "Have the solutions, we rely upon ourselves to find them. A person's inner strengths. are what allow them to solve a problem before it gets overwhelming. We humans, take actions to better our lives.. This practice will offer a neutral and safe space to improve your abilities. I will offer myself as a guide,, listening to your concerns, and collaborate with you, a plan of action for what you seek.
I use a strengths-based approach in working with clients and their perceptions. What is actually "Right" with you. A carpenter must have tools. The courage to seek out counseling, to look at and talk about, what you may go to extremes to avoid. The self-respect involved in the willingness to speak a truth, your truth.
The reasons for seeking counseling will be attended to in such a way as to clarify the problems, explore and identify any patterns which inevitably arise when we are stuck, or refuse, oddly enough, to find some resolution. We will, determine your potential solutions, and implement those solutions, take some meaningful steps toward making a difference - achieving result.
I believe people are much stronger than they might know, and entirely capable of improving their lives "If," they take the time to think about the problem, gather knowledge, increase an interest in seeking out, experiencing creative ways to approach our challenges.
I am a board certified clinical psychodramatist, Formally practicing for twenty years. We will utilize methods that involve our body and our minds. We will look at what may have taken place in our lives, the when, where and who of the problem. We will look at the ways to improve, little things at first. Only what we can commit to do. Being a tyrant towards yourself just doesn't go away, it has to be replaced. It's like retiring a role that no longer works, for a new role. We may even demonstrate your own understandings, enact what took place, gain insight into how the situation may have had a better outcome, and actually role play, The "Better Outcome!" I teach creativity, finding news ways to look at what troubles us, before we actually think it is hopeless, or "We" begin to think that "We" are the problem. We are the agent of change, or no change.
Some of life’s greatest struggles offer great rewards, if we take the time to think about the problem, understand it, and take some form of action. We are entirely capable of taking action that is counter productive to safety, a sense of well being, forming and reaching our goals. Experiencing ourselves change, becoming better, stronger confident is a wonderful experience. Just taking the step to confront what bothers us, is empowering. Facing those fears, sorrows, compulsions willingly, is the basis of psychotherapy. Allow me to introduce you to this process.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied behavioral Science from National Louis University near Chicago Illinois (1994), I earned a Masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida (1997). My experience with clients covers the nearly the entire developmental spectrum. I've worked with nearly all ages. As a children’s therapist at acute, crisis stabilization, psychiatric hospitals, and in community mental health centers (7 years), I've worked with Hospice patients and their families (5 years). Over the years I have provided Addiction treatment with adolescents, adults and elders.
Addiction Recovery requires a strategy, Rarely do human being recover in isolation., without a plan. Ever known someone to be successful in business by failure thinking?Rarely do social beings learn what they do not know with out a teacher, a guide, a coach encouraging them to think, "To dwell in possibilities," (Emily Dickinson). If you have wondered what it would be like to feel better, have an understanding of what is “True” for you, or relieve your self in some measure, from social or psychological fears, let’s talk about forming a collaborative relationship., and get to work.
I promise to be with you during this phase of your journey. My goal is form a relationship of Truth, as best possible; so you may willingly, look at the hard emotions: the shame, guilt, the sorrow, and the Fears. Their are more negative emotions, like contempt and disgust, however there are beautiful ones also. There are emotions which can lift ones spirits, creating perhaps a lasting shift in mood for a minute, an hour, a day? Out moods can be very fragile. We can explore your vulnerabilities, learn the difference between a feeling state and an emotion, fear and anxiety, the necessity of forgiveness in order to express love. Nothing limits our ability to experience evolving love like shame. And nothing destroys human contentment, meaningful living like deceit. These are not my perspective; the first book in the hebrew bible taught us primarily about the nature of deceit and int impact. If this little bit of information interests you, we might work well together.. Develop a collaboration with a purpose to help you grow from your struggles, learn from them, develop strategies, new ways of looking what we face; Implement the changes you think may be good for you, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Areas of Interest and expertise:
Anxiety and depression
Substance abuse, dependence, recovery strategies, screening
Relationship Counseling (Self, others, spiritual, marital, partners)
Mature adult concerns (Adjusting to the process of aging)
Grief and Loss (Natural and Complicated Grief)
Anticipatory Mourning (Caregiver support, Preparing for loss)
Veteran concerns: Reintegration, Family separation, Trauma
Determining and reorganization of our Emotional vulnerabilities
Defining Love (Committed Benevolent Interest)
Forgiveness (Forgiveness requires practical steps be implemented)
Spiritual counseling wisdom of six major faiths
$75 per session
Group members $35 for a two hour session
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling we are able to offer strategies to regain positive interests, help recapture motivation, new perspectives, and feel capable to solve the challenges that are part of life and every future.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, vigilance are a few emotions that can linger traumatic events. We can help you live better and understand these events, these symptoms, and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.