Andrew acquired his Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling – Advanced Practice, at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, MN. He specializes in administering evidence-based practices for those with co-occurring disorders which frequently accompany Substance Use Disorder, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, bi-polar, and psychosis such as schizophrenia.
Having played piano and numerous other instruments since the age of 3, in his spare time Andrew enjoys writing, recording, producing, programming, and performing music in multiple genres.
My name is Melissa Turvey and I am primary therapist at CSWFL. I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and am currently a registered mental health-counseling intern in the state of Florida. I am currently working towards my Addiction Professional Certification. As a counselor I have worked with individuals with domestic abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and trauma.
I also have experience working with diagnoses such as anxiety, and depression. For the past two years I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group settings. My therapeutic focus is person-centered, and strength based.
As a substance abuse counselor, I have facilitated substance abuse counseling groups and substance abuse focused individual counseling sessions. I am skilled in assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
I believe that our environment influences who we are and what we believe as people. By changing our perceptions of both external and internal factors we are able to make changes necessary to improve our quality of life. I am passionate about this field and my clients. Through providing my client’s with empathy, compassion, and respect they are able to address their presenting challenges in a warm, therapeutic environment. I believe that by focusing on the individual as a whole they can obtain healing and begin to build a healthier, and happier life.