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Dr. Joel Prather, PSY.D

Counseling ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Prather

Beach Counseling and Psychological Services, Panama City Beach, FL

12234 Panama City Beach Pkwy Panama City Beach, FL 32407

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Dr. Joel Prather, PSY.D is a counselor in Panama City Beach, FL. He graduated from California Southern University and specializes in counseling, psychology, and more.


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(850) 249-9636

Dr. Prather accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Magellan Health Services
Magellan Health Services HMO
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Value Options
Wellcare of Georgia
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Dr. Prather's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Smoking Cessation Treatment
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse

About Me

I have been in the business and corporate world most of my life. Several years ago, I decided to make a change in the direction of my life, turning back to my love of psychology. With a business and psycholgy background, I feel that I offer an unders...

Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy

Education

Apa Board Certified Professional Counselor
Fellowship Hospital
Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association
Fellowship Hospital
Panama City Counseling Center
Residency Hospital
Panama City Counseling Center
Internship Hospital
California Southern University
Medical School
Florida State University
Undergraduate School
California Southern University-Psyd
Capella University
Florida State University-Mba

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

  • Board Certified Professional Counselor, 2007

Dr. Prather's Reviews

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3.5

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I've been a patient here for years and just found out I may not be able to continue due to insurance issues. I wish Dr. Prather could become Medicare eligible so I can continue my much needed care at this office. I'd be dead if it hadn't been for the staff here and feel like I will fall back into old ways and end up worse if I have to leave.
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Dr. Prather is a nice man. However, during every visit he would pull out his phone while I was talking and text. This is extremely unprofessional and unacceptable in this setting.
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Well, I never met him. Reached out to him via email about my ptsd and social anxiety. After a couple of months Ifinally got the courage to make an appointment. I never had the chance to meet Dr. Prather. Instead they assigned me a counselor which made me feel uncomfortable by talking about my issues and day to day dealings . CBT therapy is not for me. But the staff seem nice. I just have a problem with people in general.
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Dr. Prather is a great listener and has a calm and reassuring demeanor. The office staff are caring and knowledgeable. If you want a consistent, helpful and caring Doctor who will show compassion this is your place. I have been seeing Prather for almost 2 years about every week. I am happy with his services for sure.
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