Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling (Youth Counseling, Teen Counseling, Adult Counseling, Therapy) in Cape Coral, Florida

Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling

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Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling LLC (PBHC) provides affordable mental and behavioral health counseling in the Lee County area of Florida.
PBHC prides itself as a place for those who have had negative counseling experiences or are reluctant to give counseling a try.
Joseph specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in a way that fits the client's needs and personality.
He works with the individual or family where they are and helps the client create the changes they or their family need in order to have a more fulfilling and satisfying life.


Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling provides multiple different types of services including:
-individual therapy
-couples therapy
-family therapy
-adolescent therapy
-child-directed play therapy
-supervised parental visitation
-court-ordered clients
-and others
We are also willing to provide consultation to parents, schools, local agencies, etc., regarding child and adolescent mental health, child development, behavior issues, safety concerns, need for a risk assessment, and others.
Please reach out to learn whether PBHC would be a good fit for you!
*Joseph now offers supervised parental visitations ordered by the court system.


PBHC specializes in mental and behavioral health treatment for youth and young adults who are experiencing externalized behavioral issues, such as aggression, trouble with the law, harm to self or others, etc.
Additionally, Joseph provides mental health counseling to younger children (5-9) and their parents, as well as to adults. 
If you have a question about whether or not PBHC would be a good fit for you, just reach out by phone or email and you will receive a response within 24 hours or likely sooner. 

Who do you provide therapy to?


  • Children (5-12 years of age)
  • Adolescents (13-17 years of age)
  • Adults (18 + years of age)
  • Families

What problems do you treat or provide service for?


  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Antisocial Personality Traits​
  • Callous/Unemotional Traits
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression (major, persistent, etc.)
  • Anxiety (social, general, phobias, etc.)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Disruptive/Impulse Control Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • and Others


  • Not Listening to Parents, Caregivers or Teachers
  • Argumentative, Irritable, Out of Control
  • Harming Siblings/Family Members​ Physically or Emotionally
  • Bullying (Giving or Receiving)
  • Lack of Remorse or Guilt
  • Traumatic Events (Abuse, Accident, Witnessing Violence, etc.)
  • Suicidal Thoughts or Behaviors
  • Fear or Worry About Something Specific or General that Gets in the Way of Life
  • Low Level of Focus, Impulse Control, High level of Hyperactivity
  • Extreme and/or Abrupt Mood Swings
  • Intrusive Thoughts and/or Repetitive Behaviors
  • Court Ordered Supervised Parental Visitation

Why should I come to Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling?

  • Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling (PBHC) and clinician Joseph Prather, believe it is most important to create a non-judgemental, open, and caring relationship between client and therapist.
    • Many studies have shown that the relationship is a significant part (if not most important) of successful treatment in mental health counseling.​ This is particularly important as a youth or adolescent counselor to build a trusting and open relationship. 
  • Joseph has years of experience working with those in crisis, in a community mental health setting, and with children 5 years of age through adulthood and their families, as a youth and family counselor and evaluator.
    • This experience includes subject areas such as parent education and family conflict​, child behavior concerns, physical/sexual abuse or trauma, more traditional mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, working with those who have offended criminally, and suicide/homicidal thoughts and behavior.
  • Joseph uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the primary theory for counseling. Additional theories such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and others, influence Joseph's work with clients and are often dependent on the individual's needs and presentation. 
    • CBT​ is evidence-based, meaning science has shown this method is effective for most individuals/families and the problem(s) they are struggling with.​
      • For more information on CBT and how it works, please check out the video below from MIND, a UK organization that has done well explaining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in an easy to understand video. ​Feel free to also contact Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling for additional information or to have questions answered.
Phone: (904) 878-0006