2804 Del Prado Blvd S #109 Cape Coral, FL 33904
Kristi Newhouse, LCSW
Counseling and mental health services
Specialized sessions for individuals, couples & families in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and the Lee County area.
MY Commitments

I am here to assist you in becoming self-aware, confident, and stronger than you may have been yesterday. As a LCSW with over 18 yrs experience, I have helped children, adolescents, adults, couples & families successfully overcome their challenges so they may return to a happier and peaceful lifestyle.

In a warm, safe and friendly environment, I am committed to provide you with the tools you need to achieve positive growth and change. For clients who are too busy to attend in-person, I am pleased to offer convenient, quality counseling through telephonic sessions.

MY SERVICES

Kristi began her career as an in-home therapist providing therapy for children and their families. Realizing that her passion extended to a macro level, she became a Program Coordinator for a large agency, and eventually Director of Programs. Kristi explains that her interest lies in assisting to affect entire communities and systems of care. Helping to develop programs, streamline processes and increase community awareness and collaboration are areas that she is passionate about.

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Adult Therapy
Individual therapy-also known as psychotherapy, talk therapy, or counseling is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve quality of life.
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Child Therapy
Therapy can help people confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, and it can also increase positive feelings such as compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, and peace.
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Couples Therapy
Couples or marriage counseling is offered to support people in relationships who may be considering separation, or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. Contact me for to schedule a session.
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Student Supervision
Students who are not yet licensed require supervision in order to work in the mental health field. If you are seeking licensure in the field of social work or mental health, I am available for supervision.
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Although it is simple, it depicts the value and importance of the relationship shared between therapist and client. I believe that the decision to move forward in achieving personal peace is fundamental.
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Favorite Passage:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou
cONTACT & hours

(239) 699-3460

“Helping to make it easier to take the next step.”

Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tues – Wed: 10am – 7pm
Thurs: 10am – 4pm
Sat: (every other) 9am – 1pm
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history  and experience

I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.

 

With 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, & to advance sound social policies.

Aug 2001 – May 2004: Family Preservation Services
Responsible for all administrative duties including: hiring, supervision, evaluation, scheduling, staff training and discipline of assigned staff members, grant proposals, program development, and compiling data reports
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Jan 2005 – Mar 2009: Children’s Advocacy Center
Completed an in depth and detailed Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment for children who entered into a licensed emergency shelter or the custody of the Children's
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May 2005- Mar 2016: Magellan Health Care Services
-Appointed Team Leader to: Provide clinical oversight to colleagues regarding cases and Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) issues and concerns, monitor and track timely submission of reports completed by colleagues, review all cases designated as “Red Zone” cases
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May 2014: Private Practice
Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering evening and weekend hours to those seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management and family dynamics.

Private, comfortable office located in Cape Coral, Florida.
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

My motto for my practice is “Helping to make it easier to take the next step…” Although the motto itself is simple, it depicts the importance of the relationship shared between therapist and client. Believing that the decision to move forward in achieving personal peace is fundamental and is accomplished by a collaborative effort.

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Sandra Suyama
PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I have the privilege of working with Kristi Newhouse, as a Regional Care Coordinator. Kristi is a highly experienced, goal oriented, independent and hard working professional. She’s always ready to put all her energy and stamina towards advocating for her clients. She is well educated and energetic. She works competently in a multidisciplinary team setting to effectively contribute to the achievement of her clients overall well being.

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John Gervickas
Supervisor at Guardian Ad

I have worked with Kristi, collaborated with her, and also worked for her. I have known Kristi for 10 years. She is one of the most skilled and professional people I’ve had the pleasure to know in my career. She is very intelligent, organized, committed, and (most of all) passionate in regards to her career. In addition, she is one of my absolute favorite people in the world. Kristi would be a tremendous asset to any organization fortunate enough to meet her.

Joe & Mary A.

Sometimes in life, we could all use an outside opinion, a non-judgmental view, a caring and professional outlook… that is what we found in Kristi. She helped not only to see things in a different perspective, but gave us day-to-day tools to use when situations became difficult.

We were truly blessed to have found her. We – both as a couple, and as individuals – would highly recommend Kristi Newhouse.

Mary & Thomas J.

When I began coming to Kristi over one year ago for couples therapy with my husband, I was reluctant to really commit. I didn’t want anyone to judge me, nor did I want someone to intimately know the flaws in my relationship. Within minutes of meeting Kristi, my fears and concerns were overshadowed by her ability to make my husband and I feel at ease and comfortable. Her ability to be funny, human, and overall genuinely caring made for a very successful relationship. We continue to utilize the skills she taught us and look forward to our sessions which are now just monthly.

Jeffrey L.

Kristi Newhouse is an amazing person. She is extremely positive and always happy. She has helped me through some tough times. She takes the time to listen to me and shows her compassion. I know meeting her was the best thing that ever happened to me. I got slightly derailed in life and Kristi got me back on the right track. She is a beautiful woman all around and I owe her so much. I strongly recommend Kristi for anyone that just needs for someone to talk and listen to them. She is an amazing individual.

Donna L.

Sometimes as adults we get stuck. Stuck in bad habits, stuck In a career, stuck in ourselves, stuck in life. It takes a non judgemental view, a truly caring person, a person who you can be just you with to give that push in life to move you out of the “stuck” position. Kristi truly by far has given me the motivation by helping me see who I truly want to be and has given me the tools to be that person. If you need guidance from a professional… she’s the one. She is truly amazing.

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News & Featured  Posts

I began my career as an in-home therapist providing therapy for children and their families, which led into a Program Coordinator and then Director of Programs position, in which I was responsible for all of the day to day clinical operations. Currently, I have an established private practice in Cape Coral, Florida. I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, trauma and everyday life stressors including relationship and work issues.

 

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What About Now?

In light of the recent tragic events, particularly hitting close to home for my family and I, including the Cape Coral shootings that occurred last Sunday night, and one week later, the Orlando shooting which just happened this past weekend, it sparked me to want to write. When things happen;…

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Some Brutally Honest Truths

I will be 40 in less than a year. I would be lying if I said that I always understood the hype about turning the big 40. I remember reading blogs, posts and stories of women who wrote about their “turning 40 thoughts” and I never gave it another thought….

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Rallying Through Tough Times

Can you RALLY? Rally is defined as “recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise.” When clients come into my office, many of them feel defeated in one sense or another. Whether it is the parent with the challenging toddler, or the parent of the teen who seems…

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One thing that holds true for all of us and is inevitable, is that you will be disappointed.

I will disappoint you. I may even disappoint you more than once. Inevitably, you will disappoint me. For me, disappointment is one of life’s most uncomfortable feelings. It’s complex and stirs up other emotions such as anger, hurt, sadness and probably many others too subtle to identify. Sometimes, the other…

I am committed to returning your phone call the same business day. I can also often schedule your initial appointment within 48 hours of your inquiry.

Address

2804 Del Prado Blvd

Suite #109

Cape Coral, FL 33904

Contact

Phone: (239) 699-3460

hours

Mon: 10am – 4pm

Tues- Wed: 10am – 7pm

Thurs: 10am – 4pm

Sat (every other): 9am – 1pm

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