The purpose of this document is to provide important information including client rights, Bill Gould’s professional qualifications, administrative policies and a brief description of the counseling process.
Professional qualifications: Diverse educational, employment and life experiences has prepared Bill Gould to offer counseling services to couples and individuals; addressing relationship issues, life transitions, infidelities, grief and loss, trauma, self esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other life challenges .
BS in Education from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1979 MS in Counseling from the University of Southern Maine in May of 2000 NCC, National Certified Counselor, Certificate # 62890, June 2000, expires May 31, 2021 LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Maine, license # CC2120, June 2000, expires June 30, 2022 LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida, license #MH12390, March 2014, expires March 31, 2021 American Mental Health Counselor Association, member since August 2005
Client Rights: If at any time I have questions, concerns or dissatisfactions I am encouraged to bring the matter to Bill Gould’s attention so that we can jointly address the situation. I understand that concerns and complaints unresolved to my satisfaction may be filed to:
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333; (207) 624-8626 http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/index.html Florida Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3260, (850)245-4339 http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov
All counseling services are provided in a professional manner consistent with acceptable professional practices as outlined in the ethical standards of state regulations as well as the National Board of Certified Counselors, http://www.nbcc.org the American Mental Health Counselors Association, http://www.amhca.org and The Gottman Institute, http:/www.gottman.com.