Living a Happy & Healthy Life!

My name is Dan Callahan and I am a human service professional for over thirty years.  I work with men and women with various challenges including substance use, alcohol use issues including; depression and anxiety, and other life issues.

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Southwest Florida Counseling and Therapy

At South West Florida Counseling and Therapy we recognize the need for individualized and flexible life counseling and therapy.  We are keenly aware that we all have value in this world and are entitled to happiness and free from any mental hardships we may face.  Finding the right therapist or counselor can be a challenge. Often the added expense on top of what you are facing in life adds to the frustration. 

My short term approach is to focus on what it is you want to achieve in your life, identify the blocks, and assist you to set a plan of action to achieve peace and serenity.  I utilize the modality of Motivational Interviewing which is the “questioning and seeking insight” approach as opposed to a directive approach. Over the years it has become apparent that labeling people, then directing people into what the counselor believes will bring normalcy to the individual is like playing God!

I recognize that your joy and your normal is yours and defined by you.  You may have goals and purpose in life that you simply have not fully uncovered or brought to reality yet.  I will help you identify and find your joy!

Our commitment to you is to protect your privacy, respect your dignity and goals, and to walk with you through the storms of life one step at a time…

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

What is Driving Under the Influence (DUI) It is 2019 and you would think that since the 1980’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) message and the dangers and severity of the issue, people would have “got it” by now, don’t drink and drive! Prior to learning how to drive we are already beginning to...

Always Do What’s Right
Always Do What’s Right

My philosophy in life and business has been quite simple, “Always Do What is Right.”  Always take the next right step! I take this principle seriously, of course like any other human being I have fallen short at times.  However, what is the next right step after failure? Amends! As quickly as...

How to Choose a Therapist or Counselor
How to Choose a Therapist or Counselor

When it comes to psychology, counseling, or therapy choosing a clinician is important.  First a disclaimer, this article is written by me a human service professional since 1983 and the founder of Southwest Florida Counseling and Therapy Center.  However, with that said it is a good guide for...