Years in Practice: 30+ Years
Graduate School: University of Florida
Year Graduated: 1994
License No. and State: MT0755 Florida
Education: B.A., M.S. in counseling - Niagara University 1967; Ph.D. in counseling - University of Floriida 1994
License, Certifications & Awards: Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health counselor, Coaching certification pending.
Additional Training: Numerous seminars delivered over a 45 year period, specialty in research with over 120 hours from U. of Florida and U. of Central Florida.
Taught counseling courses at Stetson University, University of Central Florida and Webster University.
Professional Activities and Memberships: Member of APA, AAMFT, ACA. President of MYFREEDOMQUEST, INC. Board member of Recovery House of Central Florida.
My Freedom Quest Inc, (MFQ) is a DCF State licensed Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program (Real Recovery) that implements Tried and True methods used to produce drug and alcohol treatment success in both individual sessions and therapy groups.
Dr. Butkins is a coach, licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health provider specializing in individual, couples, personal and life coaching as well as mental health, group and family therapy. He is an author, lecturer, researcher and maintains a private practice in the Orlando, Florida area.
With over 45 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Niagara University and the University of Florida, specializing in coaching, mental health and marriage and family therapy. He is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are personal, life and corporate coaching as well as individual, group and marriage counseling and addictions.
In addition to being a prominent life coach and therapist, Dr. Butkins has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of stress management, addictions, mental health, website substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention. He also specializes in family addiction treatment.
Dr. Butkins is a knowledgeable coach and an interactive, eclectic, solution-focused therapist. He has a background in Gestalt therapy. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback as well as promote action to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $180
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Request a therapy appointment online here.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
This open-ended group is voluntary. All members have a desire to stay sober and clean, attend 12step meetings and participate. We have a warm,confidential and safe atmosphere where you can identify steps to sobriety, establish contacts and identify obstacles to getting sober and clean. This is a place where you can 'air out' any issues and work toward their resolution. This group has been in existence for two decades and has been a successful vehicle leading to many of its' members recovery. If you are willing to commit, we want you. Call Dr. Butkins at (407) 786-1913.
This personal growth group addresses issues that block progress in work, relationships, self-esteem and other areas. Members bond with the group, establish goals, work at their own pace and use the group and the leader to resolve issues and complete goals. This is an ongoing group that has produced indredible results due to its safe nature and skill level of the leader as well as the healing power of the members. Only those interested in cooperating with and helping others members and being helped can become a member. This group is special to me and I value it greatly. Read More