Dr. Terry Capes, LMHC, MCAP
ABH Clinical Director
Terry L. Capes, Ed.D., LMHC, MCAP 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 a former 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
Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist
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 the Vice Chair of the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force, a member of the Pinellas County Domestic Fatality Review Team and co-author of Women Who Love Psychopaths, 3rd edition.
Jennifer began working with single parents over 24 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.
Rick Richert, LMHC, MCAP
Rick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Masters-level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).
He seeks to provide therapy to clients who desire a collaborative counseling alliance with a therapist who is “person-centered” and willing to be immersed in their world. He seeks to foster an environment where clients feel safe to discover the underlying reasons for their mental health issues (trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse), and to learn new coping skills that are based upon proven evidenced-based treatment techniques. By leveraging the power of the therapeutic alliance, he believes that, together with the client, they can explore the clients personal strengths, spiritual beliefs, and relationships. This will allow the client to grow to become capable of overcoming or enduring suffering.
At his core, Rick is a Christian individual, with Christian-oriented values. He is skilled at building a counseling alliance with all of his client’s that is helpful and conducive to meeting their goals for seeking counseling.
Rick is also a retired military veteran personally familiar with issues unique to military veterans and their families. He has extensive experience with substance abuse treatment, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, stress, and couples counseling.