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Dr. Sean P. Meyer, MS, LMHC, CRC, NCC, ACS

We All Have a Story to Tell...

Let me start by thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and my practice. 

We all have a story to tell and my story began in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was born and raised in "The Queen City," before moving to Loveland, Ohio and graduating from Loveland High School. The next decade plus of my life was dedicated to serving my country and state in the United States Air Force and Florid Air National Guard, culminating in my retirement as a Master Sergeant in 2017. 

I've always had a passion for helping people, so it seemed almost natural to pursue an education that would prepare me to help people in my "next life," after retiring from the military. I was accepted into the University of Hawaii at Manoa's rehabilitation counseling program, whereby I found my passion - working with individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers that prevent them from achieving full-inclusion in society. Shortly thereafter, I pursued my doctorate in psychology, earning a post-graduate degree in psychology along the way and, ultimately, ending this journey by successfully earning my doctorate in psychology. 

Since retiring from the military, I've had the opportunity to work in several behavioral health settings, to include community behavioral health, intensive outpatient treatment, and more recently, as an onsite employee assistance program consultant and counselor for several major companies with campuses located in Jacksonville, Florida. 

I enjoy working with diverse clientele and appreciate the unique perspectives that individuals bring with them to the therapeutic relationship. I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist by training and provide a friendly, warm, and person-centered approach to counseling, helping my clients to recognize their strengths and brainstorm opportunities for overcoming their challenges towards achieving what we're all seeking in life - mental HEALTH.

We all have a story to tell. What's your story?  

Education and Professional Qualifications

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Psychology

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Psychology

Master of Science (MS)

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Rehabilitation Counseling - Focus: Psychiatric Disabilities 

Bachelor of Healthcare Administration (BHA)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

Emergency Management

Associate of Arts (AA)

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

General Studies

Licensure

State of Florida, Department of Health

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

MH16268

Board Certifications

National Board for Certified Counselors

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Additional Certifications

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Center for Credentialing and Education

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology

Certified Mindfulness Practitioner

Selected Refereed Publications and Presentations

Meyer, S.P. (2021). Rehabilitation counseling students' perceived LGB competence: Implications for curricula development (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

Meyer, S.P., & Gauler, A. (2018). Preparing therapists to address intersectionality: Disability and sexuality. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Meyer, S.P., & Yamamoto, K.K. (2018). Therapist self-disclosure of disability status: Exploring the therapeutic benefits & implications. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.​

Meyer, S.P., & Yamamoto, K.K. (2016). A new frontier in multicultural counseling: Preparing VR counselors to work with LGBT clients. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Meyer, S.P., & Gauler, A. (2016, August). Career counseling LGBT clients with disabilities: Trainees' skills and competencies. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Gauler, A., & Meyer, S.P. (2016, August). Therapist self-disclosure of sexual orientation in today's world. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

 

Yamamoto, K.K., & Meyer, S.P. (2016, April). Improving VR counselor trainees' skills and competencies with LGBT clients with disabilities. Concurrent proposal presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Newport Beach, CA.

 

Gauler, A., & Meyer, S.P. (2015, August). Counseling military lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) members after repeal of DADT: Training needs. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Meyer, S.P., & Gauler, A. (2015, August). Counseling LGBT clients with disabilities: Skills and training needs for counseling professionals. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

 

Harrison, J.P., & Meyer, S. (2014). Measuring efficiency among U.S. federal hospitals. The Healthcare Manager, 33(2), 117-127.

 

Gauler, A., & Meyer, S.P. (2014, August). Counseling gender and sexual minority clients: Graduate students needs revisited. Poster session presented at the convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.