Florida Man Helps!

My passion is to provide counseling and coaching that elevates your possibilities

I strive to collaborate with you to build up your strengths so you can boldly be the most authentic and confident version of yourself, flaws and all.

About Jon Waller, Fort Lauderdale

Just “pushing through?”

I’ve been there.

I started New River Counseling in Fort Lauderdale, FL after a life-changing failure. I had a good career as a mental health counselor and clinical leader in a treatment center but wasn’t truly happy. Something was just not right. I decided to seek out help for myself and was better for it. I built up my positive self-belief and courage, which allowed me to take a big risk in changing jobs as a new challenge. However, this ultimately did not work out and for the first time in my career, I failed.

Failure Can be Something to Celebrate!

It is easy to feel discouraged and shut down after failure. Fortunately, because of my own work, I saw the truth that it had nothing to do with abilities or skills. The reality was that I outgrew the industry. This “failure” was a life-changing moment because I still felt confident in myself and decided to work towards my true calling. I was no longer going to settle to work for those who did not empower me. I hope to forward that encouragement and support you in making those big changes you want to be truly happy.

Professional Credentials

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, working in emotional and behavioral health field since 2003. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University.

I have extensive experience working with addictions and mental health in treatment settings, supervising therapists and clinical teams. I have also worked with Gilda’s Club of South Florida to support those effected by cancer.

I am active as an Instructor for the REAL Course personal growth seminars, and currently serving as the Senior and Support Group Manager with the Faulk Center for Counseling where I train upcoming therapists.

Approaches that inform my work as a Counselor:

Motivational Interviewing
Inner Child Work
Trauma-Informed Approaches
Diversity Allied

Here are a few of the things that help me to reconnect with Joy in life:

Stand Up Comedy - My Hobbies as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Stand-up Comedy

Live Music - My Hobbies as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Live Music

My Hobbies as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Reading on the Beach

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