The partners' unique style of addressing client needs
is a combination of education and experience.
Penny Pearl, LMHC
Pat Macatee, CAAP 1
Mental Health: Addictions
Individual, Family & Group Therapy
Addictions Education Groups
Adolescent-Teen, Parent & Family, National Certification as a Compulsive Gambling Counselor
  • Clinical therapist in Pinellas County for 18 years
  • Masters degree in Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1986 (License # MH1838)
  • Member American Mental Health Counselors Association and American Counseling Association
  • Worked since 1982 in acute inpatient psychiatric settings and long-term, residential programs
  • Specializes in adolescents
  • Extensive experience with adults with substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Brings education, knowledge, and credibility to the practice
  • CAAPP-1
  • CBHT
  • Currently holds state certification CAAP 1 (Certified Associate Addictions Professional)
  • Group facilitator with 23 years experience in addiction and codependency
  • Formerly a Behavior Tech at the Academy, a residential unit for adolescents with substance abuse/mental health problems
  • Presentation of the 12-Step process and how to utilize it in everyday living
  • Focus on continuing education seminars on family issues of living with substance abuse
10813 - 70th Ave. North
Seminole, FL 33772
 727- 397- 9120
Ms. Macatee and Ms. Pearl
have worked together at the Academy for the last 2 1/2 years, sharing responsibility for the ongoing support and education group for the parents of the Academy's client
s.
From Our Clients...
16 years old: "You're the first counselor that I can actually say I worked the program with...thanks for all the tools you gave me."
 
17 years old: " I have to say thank you to the two of you, cause if I hadn't met the two of you great people, I would be dead right now, you saved my life. Ms. Pat, your humor and jokes got me through some hard times but you also knew how to be hard and I thank you for that. Penny, you were the one that told me to stop and think, for now, stop thinking so far ahead, you showed me to slow down and to look at life."
 
Parents:

"He got his GED, turned 18 and got his drivers license, he's coming up on one year sober...YEAH!!!!!!   Our family recovery is nothing short of a miracle and I'm very grateful.

Thank GOD for the help our family received! And I personally want to thank the two of you for the care and expertise you shared with us. You kept us focused and gave us new communication skills as a family ----THANK YOU, THANK YOU."

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