Christian Counseling Cape Coral About Me
My name is Colleen Tredway. I am a Provisional Mental Health Counselor Licensee providing professional Christian psychotherapy in Lee County. As each state has different requirements for licensure I currently hold a provisional mental health counselor license (PMH1148) as I work towards completing an additional Florida requirement for full licensure. I continue to hold a license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of WA.
Just a little about me: I obtained my Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling/Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University. I was in private practice providing professional Christian psychotherapy to clients prior to relocating back to Florida.
My graduate program, in addition to my academic studies, included an 18 month internship which I completed at Compass Health, a community mental health agency in Everett Washington. During this internship I provided counseling and education to clients dealing with issues such as low self-esteem, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and co-morbidity, mood disorders, personality disorders, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and health related issues. My commitment to educating clients led me to implement a bipolar psycho-education group during my internship.
My identity as a psychotherapist and Christian Pastoral Counselor makes it possible for me to integrate sound counseling psychology with an in depth understanding of spirituality, theology, and faith.
In addition to my graduate studies in counseling I have received additional training and certificates in the following areas:
EMDR Training Level I and II
LifeSpan Integration Therapy, Basic and Advanced training
Certificate in Addiction and Recovery
Certification in Spiritual Direction
In addition to my counseling practice I am also a registered nurse. Having lived the majority of my adult life in Florida, I received my nursing degree from Edison State College in Fort Myers. As a registered nurse I worked in a variety of settings which included home health, intensive care, and the emergency room. I held various positions from staff nurse to assistant clinical manager of three intensive care units. My career in nursing provided me with an understanding of the human person in relation to health and wellness.
I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), The American Psychological Association (APA), the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA), and the Association of Christian Therapists (ACT), and the Gulf Coast Mental Health Counselor Association .
I have a certification in Spiritual Direction which I received in 1998 through the School of Spirituality in Clearwater Florida. This program is in association with the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares."
- Henri Nouwen
Colleen Tredway, MAPC, Provisional Mental Health Counselor Licensee
Cape Coral Christian Counseling Psychotherapy
1611 Santa Barbara Blvd., Ste 160
Cape Coral FL 33990
Providing Professional Christian Counseling in Cape Coral and the surrounding areas of Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Pine Island, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Estero.