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Community Counseling Program Counselors

Our team of licensed mental health practitioners provides accessible and affordable behavioral health care where you live, work and learn.
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Jerry Vobejda, LIMHP

Jerry Vobejda, LIMHP, a counselor with the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program, believes in incorporating as much humor in therapy as appropriate.

“Therapy is important and should be taken seriously, but when the opportunity arises for people to smile or laugh, I make efforts to capture those moments,” he said. “There’s tremendous healing power in laughter, especially when we can learn to laugh at ourselves.”

Vobejda prefers a cognitive behavioral therapy approach with his clients, focusing on the relationship between thoughts, feelings and actions. He feels that the most important part of his relationship with clients is showing them unconditional positive regard – “helping them see that they’re just as important as anyone else and that anything that matters to them is important.” That connects to how he defines The Meaning of Care.

“It means expressing empathy, support and acceptance to someone, regardless of what they say or do or where they find themselves at any point in their life,” he said.

He enjoys having the opportunity to learn about the human condition throughout a lifespan.

“We are continuously growing,” he said. “Helping people find the path they want to take is very rewarding.”