About clinician

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

Joseph Prather

Joseph Prather M.S., LMHC, CCMHC lives and practices in Lee County, Florida and provides behavioral and mental health counseling and consulting. His general specialties include working with those 25 years of age and under and their family, when applicable, who are struggling with:


-externalized behavior (e.g., aggression)

-problematic sexualized behavior

-concerns about harm to self

-concerns about harming others

-general mental health issues


Joseph relocated in August of 2020 from Vermont, where he was a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). Currently, Joseph is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. Joseph is currently a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).


This means that he has "voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of clinical mental health counseling. [Joseph] is competent in group counseling, career counseling, assessment, advanced clinical skills, family/couples counseling, addictions counseling, human sexuality counseling, trauma counseling, and counseling for special populations." - NBCC

Joseph is also a member of the board of directors for the Family Resource Center (FRC) in Ft. Myers, FL, as well as a member of the board of directors for the Association of Family Law Practitioners (AFLP). 

Joseph is a United States Army Veteran and former military police officer. After leaving the military he graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science in Education and later with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 


He started his career as a clinician in the state of Vermont where he worked as a crisis/emergency clinician, conducting harm to self and others risk assessments, as well as, an outpatient clinician, providing therapy to individuals aged 5-22 and their families struggling with a broad array of behavioral and mental health concerns.

Joseph would love to meet with you and is passionate about helping others create change in their life. Reach out today: