Jama Thurman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fort Myers FL
Thanks for visiting my website. I'm happy that you are here wanting to make positive changes in your life.
I have been working in the counseling field since 1995 and had a private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Manassas VA from 2004-2013. I moved to Fort Myers, FL and opened my counseling practice here 2013. I enjoy helping teenagers and adults who are stressed and depressed, and also specialize in Christian counseling for those looking for a Christian counselor in Ft. Myers, FL.
The reason that I work as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is because I believe that change is possible and I want to help you make positive changes in your life. Change and growth keep us focused on our goals and moving in a positive direction. It can be difficult and sometimes scary, but I will guide you through the process and will help encourage you by focusing on your strengths and changing your negative belief systems.
I work with teenagers and young adults because I want to help them find peace and purpose in their lives. I grew up in Peoria IL and I was very shy as a child and teenager, so I enjoy helping teens with social anxiety and shyness. In my twenties, I gained purpose and self confidence and love meeting people now.
I enjoy helping teenagers, college students, young adults and adults explore career decisions because working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is my second career. I graduated with a BS degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois. After working as an engineer for the US Department of Energy in Washington DC for many years, I realized that I preferred helping people on a one on one basis - that serving others was one of my core values. I discovered that I prefer working with people over projects, and wanted to help make a difference in the life of someone like you. I quit my job and moved to Dallas TX to attend graduate school in counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduating with a Master's in Arts degree in Counseling (with honors), I have a variety of experience, including psychiatric assistant, on a crisis hotline, as a vocational rehabilitation/career counselor, nonprofit coordinator, home-based family counselor, middle school math teacher, and community mental health clinician.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fort Myers, FL for teens and adults with stress, anxiety and career issues, I want to help you improve your life and become emotionally healthy and happy.
If you want your life to be richer, more focused, peaceful, and joyful, contact me at 239-243-8098 or email me at [email protected].com and we can discuss your needs for counseling, anger management, quit smoking, test anxiety help, career counseling, and Christian counseling.