Welcome to Palm Beach Counseling & Life Coaching

A Place of Healing and Hope

 

About

Alan Wibbels, MA, CPC

Marti Wibbels, MS, LMHC

Marti Wibbels is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor with the Board of Christian Professional & Pastoral Counselors. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

 

In addition to a counseling Master of Science degree, she has completed extensive additional training for therapeutic work with adults and adolescents. 

Specializing in helping individuals recover from trauma, Marti wrote several workbooks (available on Amazon), including Core Healing from Trauma, a therapeutic method (available in English and Spanish) integrating Scripture. The workbook is designed for people to use for personal study or as part of individual or group therapy. Therapists, lay counselors, and pastors can utilize Core Healing from Trauma to help people who have experienced any form of trauma—from abuse to divorce, from Covid-19 to car crashes or war.

​Marti incorporates diverse counseling techniques—from cognitive behavioral to EMDR and solution focused—in her work as a psychotherapist. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, she is committed to integrating biblical truth and principles as a vital part of the counseling process.

In addition to counseling individuals, Marti works with couples, helping them develop communication, conflict resolution, and relational skills, using diverse methods from Gottman Couples Counseling and PrepareEnrich to cognitive behavioral work.

Alan Wibbels is a Certified Professional Coach who is also trained in PrepareEnrich.

Integrating his MA in Education with five decades of experience in business, education, and ministry, Alan coaches men to help them build a repertoire of confidence, purpose and hope. His life coaching emphasis is practical application of God’s Word for life.

Alan and Marti have facilitated marriage seminars throughout the United States and internationally. They are grateful for their family—and for how they continue learning through each of them.

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Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, & Trauma

Anxiety

People throughout the world have experienced increasing anxiety during current global concerns. “Anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of future threat” (DSM-5). Anxiety disorders can emerge due to various medical conditions, genetic factors, or life stressors. The good news is that counseling can help you discover specific ways to manage your anxiety, fear, or stress.

Depression

Everyone experiences depression; in fact, it’s referred to as the common cold of emotional disorders. It becomes a concern when symptoms increase—from having difficulty sleeping to losing interest in things you used to enjoy, to continually feeling guilty, or having difficulty concentrating or even having suicidal thoughts. If you or family members are concerned about depression, talk with a counselor to learn how to change the narrative and live with joy.

Trauma

A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Trauma Training Institute, Marti has worked with thousands of trauma survivors to help them experience posttraumatic growth and healing. Author of Core Healing from Trauma, Marti’s research and practical work is helping people throughout the world. 

 

For practical ways to manage anxiety, trauma, or depression, you can work through Core Healing from Trauma, a biblical counseling workbook for individuals or groups, available on Amazon , and now available as an audiobook on audible

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Relationships

Integrating PrepareEnrich and the Gottman Method of couples therapy with biblical principles for life and growth, Palm Beach Counseling and Life Coaching can help couples move from debilitating patterns of interaction to hope, building communication and conflict resolution skills and developing new ways to interact.

 

PrepareEnrich, one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education, is a customized couple assessment completed online to identify a couple's strength and growth areas. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Gottman Couples Therapy “focuses on emotion, skill building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, and helping the couple to create a system of shared meaning together.”