“Caring for You in the Neighborhood”
Speaker: Michelle Gerbozy, LCSW-S
Owner, Lighthouse Counseling,
Monday, September 19
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.
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.