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.