June 9, 2016 (Sarasota, FL) Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast has hired two new staff members: Linda Martin, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Reverend William (Bill) Clough, Doctor of Ministry.
Martin earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in School Guidance from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors in Sociology from UCLA. She has over forty years of clinical experience in various environments including five years as a school guidance counselor, adult dual diagnosis (inpatient), adult & geriatric general psychopathology (inpatient and partial hospitalization), adolescent psychiatric and drug & alcohol treatment programs (inpatient and residential), and independent private practice. She has specialized training to address domestic violence, addictions, and to support couples seeking a healthy marriage. She also has specialized training in hypnotherapy to reduce stress and anxiety, and to provide pain management.
Clough’s degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Florida Presbyterian (Eckerd) College St. Petersburg, FL; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary; and Master of Arts from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI. He served as a church pastor; Chaplain, US Navy; and Program Chair of the Pastoral Community Counseling Program at Argosy University. He was a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Educator member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Along with new staff, Samaritan has also added new locations in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota, bringing the total number of locations for counseling services to nine throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, accredited by the Samaritan Institute, is a member of The Samaritan Ministry network; it is one of the largest providers of professional counseling in the United States. Samaritan is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Samaritan Counseling provides services at multiple locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties.