Bradley utilizes empirically-based treatments and helps patients by teaching new skills, building distress tolerance, enhancing awareness and communication, facilitating personal insight, and challenging maladaptive relationship and thinking patterns. Bradley employs an active therapeutic stance to facilitate long-lasting, positive change. With formal training in several theoretical orientations (i.e., cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, existential psychology, psychoanalysis and humanistic psychology), Bradley is able to integrate different treatment approaches for the benefit of each patient. She has specialized in dual diagnosis issues where self medication was indicative of underlying mood disorder or trauma. She has successfully treated many people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and childhood abuse with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
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For more than 18 years, Bradley van Hoek has been helping families, couples and individuals struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, phobias, relationship problems, anger, and behavioral problems. She has worked and trained at several prominent treatment centers and Universities including The Hanley Center, The University of London, The Drug and Alcohol Foundation(UK), A New Day, and Kensington and Chelsea College. Before her clinical work as a therapist she had her own company offering cross cultural training and support to families relocating overseas. Her clients included McKinsey, Fidelity, British Telecom, Cable and Wireless and Barclays Bank.
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Bradley van Hoek obtained a three-year Post Graduate degree in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the School of Psychotherapy at Regents College in London UK in addition to a MS in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Georgetown University and an MBA from The American Graduate School for International Management. She also earned a Master’s of Arts from University of London. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License MH 10473) a Certified Addictions Professional( CAP 5011) a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and an American Psychotherapy Association Board Certified Professional Counselor and a member of The British Association for Counseling & Psychotherapy. Bradley completed Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Training approved by EMDRIA and Certified Life Coach Training from The Zur Institute.
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