Frank Morelli, LMHC
Frank Morelli, M.A. is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in metropolitan Jacksonville, Florida and specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders which include depression and OCD. He also provides counseling helping patients to realize that by changing their thinking they can overcome most obstacles. He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and his Florida license in 1992. His career in mental health spans more than two decades, having exposed Frank to all aspects of service delivery, including inpatient and outpatient settings, public and private practice, program development, and community mental health.
During his work with clients from all backgrounds, Frank became convinced of the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for treating a wide range of emotional problems. He completed a year long Primary Practicum in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in 1998 under the staff supervision of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. Dr. Ellis is widely regarded as one of the originators of cognitive behavioral therapy. He holds the distinction of being the most influential person in psychology since Sigmund Freud.
Frank Morelli’s Professional Associations
Frank is a graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). The BTTI is provided by the International OCD Foundation for teaching state-of-the-art Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to clinicians from all over the world.
Frank serves as president of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Jacksonville, Inc., a not-for-profit agency with a mission to help those afflicted by OCD and their families to find effective treatment and support. This public service organization also educates the general public and mental health professionals about OCD and its related disorders.
Frank Morelli’s Religious Affiliations
Frank is a member of Fruit Cove Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, a denomination of the Southern Baptist Convention. Frank regards Jesus Christ as his personal savior and friend. He believes that the abundant life spoken of in Scripture comes from experiencing a deep and abiding relationship with God and others. Relationships are what make life meaningful and special. It is the reason Frank is passionate about counseling others.
Serving patients in Northeast Florida including Orange Park, St Augustine and the Jacksonville Metropolitan area