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Counseling For Individuals, Couples, And Families

Counseling with Confidence


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You want to see and feel progress.

We take the guesswork out of counseling. No more wondering about how long you’ll have to see a counselor; no more wondering about whether or not counseling is accomplishing what it is supposed to.

With Positive Steps, you move forward with confidence, knowing that positive change is just around the bend. We’ll help you develop the insight, understanding, and the skills you need to get your life to where you want it to be.

You want the best.

Our approach to the counseling experience and our client-first professionalism is what differentiates us within the mental health profession. Call us today, and let us get you started on your path to success.

For Individuals


Our counselors are qualified to address a wide range of issues and concerns for individuals, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • Stress
  • Addiction
  • Fears
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Coping Skills
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Mood Fluctuations

For Couples

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Widely regarded for her work with couples in committed relationships, Sr. Therapist, Debbie Sawicki-Lake, LMHC, works with couples on a variety of issues, including:

  • Cheating and Infidelity
  • Divorce
  • Communication Issues
  • Marital Conflict
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Stagnation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Rejuvenation
  • Co-Parenting Issues
  • Trust Issues
  • Resolving Difficulties Arising from Blended Families

For Families


Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator and Qualified Parent Coordinator, Sr. Therapist, Debbie Sawicki-Lake works with families on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Family Conflicts
  • Family Tension
  • Communication Issues
  • Trust Issues
  • Family Transitions
  • Parenting Issues
  • Co-Parenting Issues
  • Issues Arising from Blended Families
  • Issues Arising from a Family Member’s Substance or Alcohol Use

For Teens and Young Adults (ages 12-21)

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With over 20 years’ experience working with children and their families, Sr. Therapist, Debbie Sawicki-Lake works with young people and their families on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Learning Issues
  • Loss of Motivation or Direction
  • ADHD
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Social Isolation
  • Bullying
  • Social Skill Development
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues Arising from Blended Family Living
  • Issues Arising from Parental Divorce and/or Separation

For Registered Mental Health Interns and Mental Health Counselors

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Starting a career as a professional counselor is an exciting time, and those first months in your first position set the tone for the rest of your career.  Finding the right supervision is critical.  You need a supervisor with:

  • Outstanding therapeutic judgment and counseling skills
  • Deep professional experience and knowledge
  • Exceptional ethical standards
  • Cutting edge knowledge of industry trends, shifting legal requirement, and therapeutic best practices
  • Ongoing passion and enthusiasm for helping clients, promoting mental health for the greater global good, and applying the principles she or he espouses to her or himself

At Positive Steps, we have built our reputation by focusing on all these things.  Let us share our passion for this great profession with you.

Supervision is available in 1:1 or group settings.

Call us today to see how we can help you launch a successful career!


For Groups


Positive Steps offers custom experiences for groups of all kinds:  group counseling, seminars, workshops, retreats, and mental health related presentations.  We work with you to develop an experience that is tailored to what just what you want.  Call for a free consultation today to discuss your group’s needs.

For Families and Friends of Alcohol or Substance Abusers


Dealing with someone who is abusing alcohol or other substances is simultaneously heartbreaking and frustrating.  We’ve seen over and over the toll it takes on friends and families, and we are here to help.

  • Maybe you’re having difficulty coping with the person’s behavior.
  • You want to help, but you don’t know what to do or how to do it.
  • Sometimes you just don’t know where to turn.

We can help.  We offer consultations for friends and family members who are dealing with individuals poor choices because of alcohol or controlled substances.  Don’t go through this alone. Tell a professional counselor about your situation and let that professional answer your questions.  We’re here for you.