Thank you for visiting. Hopefully you will be encouraged to take the necessary steps to a more rewarding and fulfilling life. I feel confident that my counseling and psychotherapeutic services will help resolve your personal and interpersonal conflicts and that my evaluations will be crisp and clear to answer the clinical or legal question. I would encourage you to browse these pages to explore what other professional services I can offer the reader not only in Bradenton and throughout the Tampa Bay area but outside the Florida area as well.
A Reputation for Excellence
Dr. Michael. W. Hamilton is associated with and a member of The National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) and The American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) which is the largest board in the United States, representing the forensic counselor. On these boards Dr. Hamilton has earned the status and designation of Diplomate of the Board Clinical Forensic Counseling. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida and is an upstanding member of the American Counseling Association (ACC) and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP). His expert services and opinions are respected by the court and he has been retained in and out side the state of Florida as an expert witness. Dr. Michael W. Hamilton is pleased to travel nationwide and abroad as needed to provide expert testimony and related services.
Assessment, Consultation, Expert Testimony and Evaluations
Dr. Michael W. Hamilton provides both highly skilled clinical and forensic counseling services and provides expert services to his private clients, law firms, institutions and corporations in the following areas:
- Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation and Relocation
- Criminal law, including mitigation reports and psychosocial/mental health assessments
- Immigration law, extreme and exceptional hardship
- Spousal Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Battered Woman’s Syndrome (BWS)
- Parenting Alienation Syndrome (PAS)
- Social Security Disability Cases
- Mental state at time of offense
- Domestic Violence/Anger Management
- Juvenile Delinquency
Forensic Mental Health Expert
Dr. Michael W. Hamilton with A Accredited Counseling Services Inc., provides clinical forensic counseling for a variety of forensic issues and expert forensic services for law firms and lawyers, including expert witness testimony and forensic mental health evaluations in several areas. As an expert witness, the key and goal of his forensic practice is to inform the court as to how mental health issues interface with legal issues.
Expert Witness and Diagnostician
As an expert witness in his practice he brings more to the courtroom than his credentials and years of clinical mental health experience. With excellent communication skills he is able to help judges and juries to understand and appreciate the various aspects of a case. Whether providing expert testimony in the courtroom or writing expert evaluations, his attention to detail and clarity of statements helps the court make clear decisions regarding the mental health issues interfacing with the legal issues at hand.
Other Specialty Areas
- Short-term cognitive behavioral treatment of children, adolescents and adults to address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Anger and Guilt
- Computerized Assessment of adult and child attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity Treatment and consultation with dually diagnosed (Mental Health/Substance Abuse) individuals
Insurance for Clinical Services
Dr. Michael W. Hamilton has all the credentials required for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company if he is a provider in that company. He is contracted with several insurance companies such as Aetna, Beach Street, Coventry, Harmony Behavioral Health, Horizon Behavioral Health, Humana, United Behavioral Health, BC/BS, Manatee Your Choice Network, Sarasota Memorial, Magellan, Matrix, Signa, Tri Care and several others. His office staff will help you work with your insurance company for reimbursement and fill out any necessary forms. Please check with your insurance company beforehand to see what they will cover.