Cathy Gibson

12 November 2018

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Partnering Towards Improving Mental Health

The Vision


One of the most attractive parts of Pinnacle Counseling Institute is the vision of  our founder and CEO, Cathy Gibson.  She believes that the people most in need of mental health counseling, often times can not afford it.  This directly correlates to another reality of counseling: the best therapists quickly learn the limitations of working with insurance companies. Therapist’s skillset, and costs of training and ongoing development requires them getting paid a fair fee to be profitable.  Herein lies the beauty of Cathy’s solution: provide commensurate fees for the needed skill sets. Also, we invite others who believe in the power of good counseling to help through donations. These donations fund scholarships for clients and ongoing training for therapists.


The Need in Central Florida


This need moves many people to take action for more accessible, quality mental health care. They are current and prior clients who have experienced the impact themselves, their families and friends, their co-workers, employers and employees. People’s neighbors, fellowships and communities see the need. Even hospitals, law enforcement and school systems who are all burdened by the need of quality mental health care in our Central Florida community.  Here is a recent article from the Orlando Sentinel In Crisis: A special report on the mental-illness epidemic in CFL. The article includes many statistics and stories that are eye opening. One of them: “Florida ranks 49th among the states for mental-health programs, spending $37.28 per person last year. Mississippi spent four times as much on its mentally ill.”


Get Involved


We are attempting to create new pathways of help for some, a needed piece in the collaborative puzzle of solutions, with hopes to see this model expand in its impact and capacity.  As the first In Crisis article entitled, Florida’s mental-health epidemic reaches crisis point ends, “No one with any knowledge of the crisis suggests there is a panacea — or that money alone will solve a complex problem that has been building for decades. But there’s little debate on one point: It’s time for solutions.”


Join us in the fight by donating today to the 501(c)(3) non-profit Pinnacle Counseling Institute to help offset the costs of counseling to those in need while also helping ensure the best counselors stay committed to the mission: Best Counseling...Better Lives!



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