Recommended Local Counselors
DENISE ZOLDAN, MSW, LCSW
Denise Zoldan is a Florida licensed clinical therapist who believes every person is unique and
uniquely loved by God. Denise focuses her counseling on helping people discover the source of their pain. Denise specializes in issues that affect women, including marriage and family difficulties, anxiety, depression and addiction. Denise also works with teens and young adults on issues including cutting, suicidal thoughts and promiscuity. Denise is trained also in Theophostic prayer.
KATHY COOPER, MA, LMHC
Kathy Cooper is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a graduate of Wheaton College with a
Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She brings with her to Riverside experience in private
practice, working in a hospital, and counseling in community mental health centers. She enjoys
counseling individuals, families, and couples in the areas of depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, anger management, addictions, grief/loss, parenting, adolescent adjustment, women’s issues, spiritual growth, and Theophostic prayer.
SWFL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING 360
24840 Burnt Pine Drive, Suites 1 & 2
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
(239) 301‐4464 | email@example.com
Integrating Psychology and Theology to Provide Excellence in Christian Counseling to Southwest Florida. Serving Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero
A full service counseling center that provides integrative care in order to treat the whole person.
Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment in the Bible, he said, "To love the Lord God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind." He goes on to say that we should love our neighbor as ourself. Often times Christians who have experienced some form of trauma, have a very difficult time doing this because of the impact on their mind, emotions, body and spirit.
Treating the whole person includes treating the mind, emotions, body and spirit. By treating all of these elements of you as a client at one time, you are more likely to be able to fulfill the greatest commandment, but also learn to love yourself as much as you love your neighbor.
BETHANEY HOFFACKER, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor, SWFLA Counseling, PA
Bethaney Hoffacker is a faith‐based, licensed mental health counselor and member at Riverside
Church. She has experience working in private practice and various non‐profit agencies in
southwest Florida, providing counseling to people who are coping with everything from everyday stressors and struggles to mental illness. Bethaney has experience working with both adolescents and adults, and she excels at counseling people who are struggling with co‐ occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She believes that the way we think and believe has an impact on how we feel and act. She helps people to overcome unrealistic and self‐ defeating beliefs, allowing people to think, feel, and act in healthier and more productive ways.
Family Counseling - Refer children
RON COOK, M.DIV, LMHC, BCCC
Abundant Life Christian Counseling
10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 107
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
(239) 277‐1506 or (239) 676‐0947
Ron has received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College and the Master of Divinity
Degree with Specialization in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary. Ron’s approach to counseling is an integration of Biblical truths and Psychological
concepts and methods. Ron is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL license # MH11071), a Board Certified Christian Counselor with the International Board of Christian Counselors, and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Ron’s education and experience have equipped him to deal with a number of life’s problem including anxiety, depression, mental health concerns, anger, PTSD, and many others. In addition Ron specializes in marital and premarital counseling and recovery from childhood physical and sexual abuse and other traumatic memories.
ELIZABETH McDOWELL, IMHC
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, SWFL Counseling
8280 College Pkwy Suite 103 Ft Myers FL 33919
Elizabeth McDowell is a Christian mental health counselor, and a graduate of Liberty University
where she received a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She has worked with a variety of clients and issues, but she has a passion for working with adolescents and their families, young adults, and married couples. She also has a passion for working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self‐esteem issues, and relational distress.
Elizabeth works to help her clients identify and overcome negative beliefs and thought patterns
that result in dysfunctional ways of behaving. She wants her clients to leave their sessions with
more insight and understanding, with more grace for themselves, and with more tools to equip
them for lasting change. She also believes that a person’s faith is an essential part of their journey in counseling, and she incorporates that in sessions by approaching issues from a biblical perspective, and utilizing spiritual techniques in steps for change.