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Alternatives in Behavioral Health, Inc
1301 Seminole Blvd. Suite 169
Largo, FL 33770

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Dr. Terry Capes, LMHC, CAP
ABH Clinical Director

Terry L. Capes, Ed.D., LMHC, CAP is the Clinical Director of Alternatives in Behavioral Health.  He earned a doctoral degree from the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Sarasota/Argosy Education Group, with a concentration in Pastoral Community Counseling.  He also holds a M.Ed. in counseling from Georgia State University, and a B.A. in religion and biblical studies from Mercer University.  He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the Christian medical and Dental Association and the Suncoast Mental Health Counselor Association.  Dr. Capes is an approved clinical supervisor in the state of Florida, and is an adjunct professor at Troy University, Southeast Region, in the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology.  He is also a provider of behavioral health services to the United States Coast Guard.

Dr. Capes has many years of experience in the behavioral health field in clinical psychotherapy, hospital program consulting, clinical program development, employee assistance program, community mental health counseling and sports counseling.

He is a workshop presenter and conference speaker to churches, private businesses and to various community organizations and schools.



Jennifer Young, LMHC

Jennifer Young, LMHC is the Program Director of ABH. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from Troy University in Tampa and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from USF. Her focus of study has been trauma and gentle healing techniques with a focus on women's issues and empowerment. Jennifer is a member of the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association and the Pinellas County Domestic Fatality Review Team.

Jennifer began working with single parents over 22 years ago helping them to achieve employment and education goals through empowerment and exploration of self-direction. During that time Jennifer dedicated herself to the prevention of domestic violence. This focus allowed for the development of a philosophy that included building strength through knowledge and personal power. Jennifer believes that there are four areas to examine which will lead to development of inner strength - security, empowerment, love and freedom or S.E.L.F. Through a deep examination and development of these areas we can be our true and strong selves. Jennifer has worked as a social worker, foster parent and legal advocate for victims of violence.

Charles Allen, LMHC, CAP, CET, NCC
Charles is a licensed psychotherapist who provides group and individual therapy at ABH.  Over the years, he has treated individuals with a wide variety of mental health concerns from all walks of life. 
He received a Master’s degree in counseling and psychology from Troy University.  He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, Certified E-Therapist, and
Nationally Certified Counselor. He has training and experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. 
His particular areas of expertise and treatment include:
Creating motivation to make difficult changes.
Changing behaviors that have become problematic, persistent, or maladaptive.
Managing negative emotions such as anger, depression, or anxiety.
Relationship repair, restoration and enrichment.
His therapeutic approach is based upon a motivational cognitive behavior therapy using a positive psychology theoretical perspective. This method facilitates an understanding of how one's personal life map
can operate to create either problems, or positive life change.
Therapy –
His method of providing a quality therapy experience is simple, yet effective: 
Begin with a discussion to determine what are your concerns.
Develop a plan to specifically address those concerns. 
Carry Out that plan to produce the best outcome for you. 
Outcomes -
There are certain individuals who seem to benefit well from his style of therapy. 
1) They are motivated to take an honest look at themselves. 
2) They are willing to do what it takes to create changes that are in their best interest. 
3) They are committed to attend sessions on a regular basis.