About clinician


Joseph Prather

Joseph Prather M.S., PLMHC, 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

-sexual offending

-concerns about harm to self

-concerns about harming others

-general mental health issues


Joseph relocated in August of 2020 from Vermont, where he is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). Due to this recent relocation to the state of Florida, he is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor (PLMHC) 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 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:

Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Prather Behavioral Health and Counseling

4712 SE 15th Ave Suite B

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Phone: (904) 878-0006

Email: jprather@pratherbhc.com