Counseling Services
 
  I offer mental health and substance misuse counseling services to individuals and couples who are 18 years of age and older.  I occasionally work with clients who are younger than 18 if my services are appropriate for their needs.  These instances are determined on a case-by-case basis.   The services I provide for substance misuse are appropriate for individuals who are in early or long-term recovery and are in need of relapse prevention or continuing care.  

          As of August 9, 2016, my office hours are Tuesday thru Thursday by appointment.  I am a participating provider with a number of insurance networks (i.e., Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Deer Oaks, Humana, Lexington Group, LifeSynch, Magellan, Multi-Plan, Optum, PHCS, TriCare, United Health, ValueOptions) and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).  If I am not a network provider with your insurance carrier, my office manager will be happy to inquire about a single case agreement as well as network participation.  She will assist you in confirming your behavioral health benefits, answering any questions you may have, and scheduling appointments.

 I prefer to be excluded from disability claims since I do not evaluate for work readiness.  Information presented during sessions is private and confidential in nature.  In my experience, a significant number of clients who participate in counseling services and are applying for disability are not vested in the therapeutic process and participate only for documentation for their disability claim.  This takes away from appointments for individuals who are vested in their mental health and substance abuse recovery.  

 I am a qualified clinical supervisor in Florida as well as in Alaska.  If you are interested in clinical supervision for licensure purposes, please call my office for additional information and schedule availability.  


Other Services


These services are billed separately and payment is due at the time they are administered.  Often insurance companies do not reimburse for these evaluations.


Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation These questionnaires are used as a tool to assist in evaluating the severity of anxiety and depressive disorders in adults and to evaluate the risk for suicide in adults. 

Brief Symptom Inventory  The BSI is for use with adults.  This is a quick form that helps evaluate for psychological problems and assists in measuring progress during and after treatment to measure changes.

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form  The MMPI-2-RF is for use with adults.  This is an assessment of symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics and behavioral proclivities.

Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory I administer the SASSI-3 with biopsychosocial assessments.  I offer both the adult and juvenile versions of this questionnaire.   The SASSI-3 questionnaire helps assess the likelihood of a substance dependence disorder. 

Urine Drug Screens  10-panel urine drug screens with expanded opiates are available for established clients and are obtained through Quest Diagnostics. 




SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL - U.S. D.O.T.
  (SAP)


  I have met all the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements to practice as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).  I offer SAP services on a very limited basis to EAPs or insurance companies for their members who fall under DOT regulations and have violated an alcohol or other drug rule.  




352.341.0435  |  fordpurdy@msn.com

​​Cyndie Ford Purdy, LMHC

Licensed mental health Counselor