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“Caring for You in the Neighborhood”

Speaker: Michelle Gerbozy, LCSW-S
Owner, Lighthouse Counseling,

Monday, September 19
7:00 PM
Room 101

Ms. Gerbozy has worked with adolescents and adults for more than 30 years as an educator, registered nurse and social worker. A veteran herself, she has been married for 30 years to a retired Army veteran. In 2004, as a nurse, while in Germany, she saw first-hand the devastation to families caused by deployment and combat operations. When she returned to the U.S. she earned a master of science degree in social work and specialized in treating eating disorders. She later worked in a psychiatric hospital’s adolescent inpatient/ outpatient services but eventually returned to focus on military veterans and families. She worked with them in a community counseling center in Central Texas.

She began focusing exclusively on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), noting its “complicated and multi-faceted phenomenon” that many of her clients had a form of for various reasons apart from combat trauma.

Over the years, Ms. Gerbozy developed a curriculum to educate and treat clients who suffer from a type of PTSD that she says probably has been called “anxiety” by other providers. She now offers specialized treatment to clients whose injury occurred insidiously in a relationship, in addition to PTSD caused by a traumatic event.

Michelle Gerbozy

Ms. Gerbozy is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy

The program is sponsored by FPC’s Stephen Ministry.