Esther McDonough, MSW, LCSW, LCAC

Esther McDonough, Registered Clinical Social Worker

Location: 1314 Cape Coral Parkway E Suite 322, Cape Coral 33904
Fast Contact: Email or Call Esther.
ADHDAssociative Disorders
AutismBipolar Mood Disorders
Childhood DisordersPersonality Disorders
SchizophreniaSexually Reactive

I believe that Therapy needs to bring hopefulness! My practice approach is, “Therapy by THE BEACH”. The approach works through assisting people and supporting people to navigate through the storms of life. Children, Family, Couples, and Group Counseling.

Related Sites:
City of Cape Coral
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling

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When you're looking for a primo place to bring your family, make sure to give Cape Coral, Florida a good second look. It's an awesome place where families can have fun for a weekend or a lifetime. Teenagers won't want to miss Greenwell's Bat-A-Ball, featuring not only batting cages, but go karts, mini golf, paint ball, arcades, and more. And fathers can teach the boys and girls how to throw strikes of a different kind at Coral Lanes. To really see this beautiful area the right way, consider heading to Adventure Travel of Florida. Or if you'd rather leave the adventure to somebody else, spend a day at the Marquee Cinemas. Or if you prefer a live show, take the kids to Cultural Park Theatre and expose them to what the arts truly can be. For the best snorkeling or dolphin watching, use one of the area's many charter services like Seabreeze Boat Rentals or Venture Out Charters. Everyone will have a great time making memories on the water together. Or, if you prefer to keep your fun on land for the day, take the family to Four Freedoms or Hancock Park. And when summer's over, you'll be able to send your children to school with confidence, knowing they are in good hands at Cape or Caloosa Elementary.1 Older children will move on to Mariner, Cape Coral, or Baker High Schools. All year long, you and your family will find plenty to enjoy about this beatiful city on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Cape Coral

Continual mental health is important for children and adults of all age, but especially for a family as a whole. SalusCare2 acknowledges this and strives on a daily basis to provide adult and youth mental health services along with substance abuse services to low-income individuals and families. On top of that, emergency detox services are offered 24/7 for adults facing alcohol or illegal substance withdrawal. For their emergency services call SalusCare at 239-332-6989.

The Lee County Department of Human Services3 also offers many emergency and family self-sufficiency resources for eligible family near homelessness or struggling with mental health. Job training programs are offered in the fields of medical terminology, career development, customer service, computer skills, and much more. Tuition is paid for along with all supplies and participants can even receive childcare and transportation assistance.

Family Services and Assistance Programs

As expensive as health care is becoming, many low-income and single parent households neglect the importance of their health in order to provide other necessities for their children such as food, clothing, and a roof over their head. Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida4 work within the community and on donations in order to provide safe medical treatment to every member of your family no matter the age, race, or gender.

Although some struggle with raising their family, other women need assistance before their children even arrive. Many young women heading down a dangerous path come to Lifeline Family Center5 for guidance and resources during their pregnancy to better themselves for their children. To gain knowledge of the services they offer such as parenting classes, job training, and spiritual direction, contact the LFC at 239-242-7238.


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