Carol Grande      LMHC, CEAP, ICADC, SAP


Carol Grande is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), an Internationally-Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and certified professional coach. She has provided clinical, employee assistance, crisis response and case management services for psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, corporate, government, transportation and educational institutions. With her experience, she shows clients how to carry  growth across all facets of their lives.


Carol has more than 25 years of success helping individuals and couples, adolescents and adults, learn to cope, heal and grow. She is committed to a holistic approach to therapy, focused on building resilience. She helps clients who may be struggling with anything from depression, anxiety, anger and co-dependency to stress, loss, grief or relationship concerns. Carol also offers specialized counseling for addiction and recovery.


Because each person and situation is different, Carol individually-tailors and integrates a variety of therapeutic orientations including insight-oriented, cognitive behavioral, psycho-educational, Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  She incorporates skill building and mindfulness techniques into all treatment plans. 



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You don’t have to face your challenges alone. Together, we will work toward giving you practical tools and new understandings, empowering you to live the life you have always envisioned.

Beginnings Counseling & Recovery is located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville and welcomes individuals, couples and families from all of Northeast Florida including, but not limited to: Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, Nassau County, Volusia County, Flagler County and Baker County including Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fernandina Beach, Vilano Beach, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Orange Park, San Marco, Mandarin, Southside, Lakewood, St. Johns, Nocatee, Macclenny, Palatka, the Palm Coast and southern Georgia.

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