Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner
2015, Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology
Argosy University, Sarasota
Counseling Psychologist/Business Owner at APT Counseling Services, LLC
“The faculty was always willing to listen and help when needed.”
Provides Mental and Behavioral Health Counseling to People of All Ages
Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner is the owner of APT Counseling Services, LLC, an agency that provides mental and behavioral health counseling psychology to adults, children and families. She also teaches courses at Grand Canyon University and Georgia Military College. She frequently serves as a subject matter expert on the topics “Why some survivors minimize their abuse: When this coping mechanism can be a good thing” and “How survivors’ advocates can avoid burnout.” Dr. Pass-Tuner’s areas of expertise include working with behavioral and emotionally disturbed children, adults and families.
She’s published the books Childhood Sexual Abuse: Pathways to Mental Health Issues and Delinquent Behavior and Rex’s Journey: Helping Children Understand and Cope with Emotions. Rex’s Journey was published on June 5, 2018 in both the United States and Canada—and is available through most major booksellers. The book was also provided to the Library of Congress. “Rex's Journey is the first book in a series while Childhood Sexual Abuse is a resource for mental health professionals,” she says.
Pass-Turner mentions that her department chair looked out for her—especially during her last semester of school. “The faculty was always willing to listen and help when needed.” She adds that she chose to attend Argosy University, Sarasota because the school’s program best met her needs. “Because of Argosy University, my knowledge has been enhanced and I am considered an expert in the counseling profession. My doctorate also provided me with the opportunity to teach at Grand Canyon University and Georgia Military College.”
Her career high points include serving as a subject matter expert for Domestic Shelter.org and publishing her books.
Pass-Turner earned a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, Sarasota in 2015. Prior to that degree, she earned a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a double minor in psychology and sociology from Troy State University. She holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor with specialties in child custody evaluation and forensic assessment/evaluation.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Board for Certified Counselors, and National Association of Forensic Counselors and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Pass-Turner recommends that current students stay focused and take on life’s challenges. “Students have to find a way to accomplish their goals—success doesn’t come easy,” she mentions.
In addition to her work, Pass-Turner is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves on the physical and mental health and arts and letters committees. “I chair health fairs and other mental health events for the community. During Rex’s Journey promotional events, I’ve visited a bookstore, daycares, libraries, and schools to read the book and teach children healthy ways to cope with their emotions.” She seminars and workshops that focus on enhancing professional development and life skills. She serves as a board member on the Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
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