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About Me

Dean Altenhofen II is a nationally certified, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. In addition to founding and managing the Effective Counseling Center, he provides evaluative and consulting services in the office of Sydney Crackower MD, a family physician with more than 40 years of experience.  

With over 10 years experience helping people along the path of life, and as a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he is currently working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are chronic pain, attention deficit disorder (ADD / ADHD), and interpersonal relationships.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dean has attended national and regional conferences on the topics of chronic pain, attention deficit disorder, and anger control.

Dean is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
Florida Southern College, 1999, Bachelor of Science with majors in Psychology and Sociolgy
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2005, Master of Science in Counselor Education.  

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Professional Counselor, Louisiana License Number 3521
Nationally Certified Counselor, National Board For Certified Counselors

Additional Training
Complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education each calender year through attendance at various national and regional conferences as well as online continuing education.  

Professional Activities and Memberships
Lifetime Member of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
Lifetime Member of Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society
Member of the American Counseling Association
Member of the Louisiana Counseling Association

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