George Stoupas - Florida Family Counselo

Meet Dr. George

Palm Beach Couples & Family Counselor - Someone in Your Corner

Hello! I'm Dr. George Stoupas, licensed marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, and addiction specialist in West Palm Beach. Since 2008, I've helped hundreds of couples and families in South Florida make lasting changes in their lives. Whether it be communication problems, conflict, affairs, drug and alcohol use, lack of intimacy, or some other relationship issue, I have been a dedicated therapist and advocate for folks from all walks of life. I genuinely love what I do.

I grew up right here in Palm Beach County, the son of a teacher and a restaurant owner. I graduated from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, and spent my developmental years in South Florida in the woods, at the beach, and on the streets of downtown. While I've lived in different places for both school and adventure, I chose to plant roots here with my wife, daughter, son, and extended family. In my off-hours, I enjoy family hiking in local nature preserves, portrait painting, native plant gardening, and looking for hidden treasure at flea markets.

 

My life hasn't always been easy (it's life, after all), but the challenges I've faced help me appreciate what my clients go through in their own relationships. Together with my wife, I live in the ongoing experiment of a long-term marriage, tweaking and adjusting as we go. I'm also a dad who understands the joys - and heartbreaks - of parenting. I personally know how challenging having a family can be, so I've dedicated my clinical practice to helping others find their way through the darkness to discover fulfilling and secure relationships in their own lives.

 

You can read about my professional achievements below; however, I'm also quite proud of what's not listed - the trust my clients place in me and the many transformations I've supported along the way. Thank you for visiting, and please reach out if you have any questions; there's no fee or obligation for calling.

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My Qualifications

Clinician, Educator, Author, Researcher

(you can learn more about me here)

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Counseling - Florida Atlantic University

Master of Science (M.S.) 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Nova Southeastern University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Political Philosophy & Classical Studies - University of Florida

Licensure

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) #3904 - Florida

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) #12159 - Florida

Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QS) - FL MHC

Master's Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) - Florida Certification Board

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #0016504 - Colorado 

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) #16866 - North Carolina

Teaching

Professor of Human Services - Addiction Studies & Psychology, Palm Beach State College

Adjunct Instructor - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Florida Atlantic University

Public Lecturer - Various, including K-12 schools, conferences, and public libraries.

Selected Publications

Community Work

Florida Certification Board - Behavioral Health Advisory Council Member

Rebel Recovery Florida - Past Board Member

American Journal of Family Therapy - Editorial Board Member

Students 4 Recovery, Palm Beach State College - Advisor

Trainings & Memberships

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Therapist - Initial trainings at The Ackerman Institute for the Family, New York

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained - SAFE Approach

 

Couples Addiction Recovery Empowerment (CARE) - Gottman Institute

American Counseling Association (ACA) - Professional Member

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) - National Clinical Fellow

International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) Member