Patrick B. McGinnis, PhD, LMHC

Psychotherapy, Sex Therapy, Couple's Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Psychological & Psychosexual Assessment and Polygraph Testing

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 Florida Licensed Psychotherapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Sex Therapist, Relationship Counselor, and Addictions Professional practicing in Vero Beach, Florida. I provide face-to-face therapy as well as distance counseling via internet and telephone.


In addition to my academic studies in psychology, human development & behavior, and counseling theories and practices, I have received specialized training in Imago Relationship Therapy, Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, and Transpersonal therapies.


I address basic mental health issues, and I specialize in relationship/intimacy, addictions, sexual issues (including many years working with sex addicts and their partners), family of origin issues, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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A therapy Group for sex addicts is now available. A waiting list for a partners of sex addicts group has been established and the group will start when enough women have expressed interest (you do not have to be seeing me as a client to join this group-let me know if you are interested in receiving information).


 Please click the Services button to view the details of the various services and fees that I offer.


 My life purpose includes assisting others to find more satisfaction in their lives. Sometimes this journey involves becoming self-actualized (discovering and becoming who they are authentically are born to be). This process includes conscious awareness of behavior, recognizing and developing inherent gifts, and finding and living one's higher purpose. This is partially facilitated through addressing the self-limiting beliefs, traumas, relationship issues, and habitual patterns that have developed during a personís life.


I also conduct Psychosexual Assessments using the Polygraph and other relevant testing. I am certified in Clinical Polygraph Sex Offender Testing (pre & post conviction). Polygraph testing is available for other issues as needed (for example, it is often useful in re-establishing trust in betrayed relationships).


New clients may wish to complete the required Forms prior to arriving at the office for the first appointment. Otherwise plan on arriving early to complete them in the office before your session.

Hours are by appointment only - Saturday appointment times are available.


Please contact me by phone or email:




Telephone:       772-539-6111



                        Patrick B. McGinnis, PhD, LMHC

                         PO Box 734

                         Vero Beach, FL  32961-0734


Office Location:

                               1255 37th Street, Suite B
                           Vero Beach, FL 32960
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