My Approach to Helping
Tired of arguing? Tired of fighting? Just can’t communicate anymore? Has your spouse been involved in an affair? You have come to the right place for finding solutions for staying together by participating in couples counseling with Earl Ledford, LCSW in Melbourne, Florida.
My approach with you or your spouse or partner is to identify what you want to be different in your life, where you are in relation to getting there, what you are willing to do achieve the difference, and to help you keep your focus on getting there. I believe that everybody has the internal resources to change and views you as the expert on yourself. My goal is to help you find solutions and take baby steps toward achieving your desired changes.
I have developed an no nonsense, tell it like it is approach to counseling that does not spend time dredging up the past or spending time talking about the past. This approach focuses on solutions for today and the future and keeps you on your new path while discouraging looking back because you are not going that way. My approach coupled with the comfortable surroundings in his office and his calm, relaxed mannerisms provide you with a safe, non-threatening environment for your challenging journey. This results in a solution-focused experience that moves toward the fulfilling life you deserve.
In addition to meeting client’s in my office I have been providing telephone and online counseling and coaching world-wide since 2001. You can find more information about my online services by visiting my web site.
More Info About My Practice
I specialize in working with couples tying to find solutions for staying together, recover from affairs and other infidelities, and recover from substance and behavior addictions in Melbourne, Florida.
I accept most major insurances for appointments in my office. Should you not have insurance My fee is $80.00 per 45-50 minute sessions. I can work with you on a sliding scale.
Online sessions are generally not covered by most insurance companies. A few have started paying and it appears more will do so in the future. My fees for online sessions is $80.00 for a 45-50 minute session.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With
I am particularly adept in helping couples that are wrestling with stopping divorce and staying married, recovering from affairs/infidelity, and recovering from addictions (substances, pornography, cybersex, and sex). I have a unique ability to make both members of a couple feel validated and focuses on the here and now instead of rooting around in the past. My laid back approach, supportive confrontation, and highly developed skills and intuition set the atmosphere for safe and caring journey.
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- Business Health Services
- Health First Health Plans (Florida)
- Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
- Preferred Health Systems
- Preferred Medical Plan
- Ravenswood Physicians Associates (RPA)
- United Behavioral Health
- United Health Care
Fees: $80 per session; Sliding scale if financial situation supports the need; Special fee if authorize student to observe session; Free 15 consultation
Sliding Scale Available Clinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.
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