Bill Seery, M.Div., M.S., L.M.F.T.

Bill Seery has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in professional clinical practice for nearly 30 years (since 1988). He holds a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary and a Masters in Counseling from California State University in Fullerton. He has a wide range of clinical experience with adolescents and their parents, couple’s and individual therapy. Bill has done a great deal of parent training, consulting for school districts and foster care. He has worked in both inpatient and I.O.P. (intensive out patient) drug and alcohol treatment settings. He was adjunct professor for Vanguard University’s graduate school in Costa Mesa, CA and is the author and producer of “Extreme Parenting”, a course for parents of teens and preteens on DVD and audio CD. He also authored two programs addressing needs of Middle school age children who are considered at risk and has applied both in a public school setting. Currently, he manages his own private practice in Tucson called “Path Light Counseling,” where he helps clients with a wide variety of  issues.

(Arizona LMFT License #: LMFT10276)

THERAPY APPROACH

“As a licensed therapist, I’m committed to the professional standards of my clinical training and license. The field of psychology offers valuable information about developmental and healing processes as well as how we can promote normal human growth and relationships. I find psychological theories such as Object Relations developmental theory, Family Systems theory and Communication theory to be especially helpful in understanding the condition and experience of clients for a wide variety of issues and I draw from these often. I also draw upon my best understanding of the spiritual aspect of the human condition. As I meet with clients in therapy, I respect each person, couple or family as being unique in their own way. For me, the primary objectives in a therapy session are to understand the client, learn what their most important issues are and to discern how I might help to further my client’s goals.  The way I conduct therapy sessions is governed more by these goals than by a programmed method. There is much more to say about the therapy process and I’ll always be happy to discuss it in more detail with anyone who is interested.”