/January Business Builder Luncheon
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Guest Speaker:

Gregory Hasek, MA/MFT

Southwest Florida Christian Counseling

Gregory Hasek MA/MFT has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon since 2004 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida since 2015. He is also the Executive Director of Southwest Florida Christian Counseling, which is a non-profit counseling agency in Bonita Springs, Florida. He previously was the Executive Director of Misty Mountain Family Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling center in Portland, Oregon from 2001 to 2015. He is also a Clinical Member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association and a Florida Qualified Supervisor for both Registered Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Interns. In his own clinical work, Greg specializes in sexual addiction, PTSD within the couple relationship, male specific trauma, and the impact abortion trauma has on men and women.

After obtaining a Bachelors degree, Greg did counseling in various adolescent residential treatment programs for over five years. He then returned to school and attended George Fox University in Portland, Oregon from 1995-1998 and received his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He later returned to the same school to fulfill his passion for teaching, where he taught in the Graduate School of Counseling from 2005-2011. He continues to have a passion for teaching and supervising interns who are entering the field of counseling. He also enjoys writing for publications and articles on various topics related to his areas of expertise.

Greg is also an internationally recognized expert for his work on how abortion affects men since 2004. He is a frequent requested speaker at conferences throughout the year in the United States and abroad and has appeared on both radio and television. In 2004, he organized the first ever national summit in the United States on how abortion affects men and was instrumental in forming the Men and Abortion Network in 2005. He was one of the featured speakers at “Reclaiming Fatherhood,” an international conference on men and abortion, which took place in 2007 and 2008. He has presented in Australia in 2012, and at the World Congress on the Family in Barbados in 2016. He is a founding member of the Crisis Pregnancy and Abortion Recovery Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has also developed an organization called the American Association of Therapists Treating Abortion Related Trauma, which has a goal of legitimizing abortion as a trauma by developing evidenced based treatment programs, and providing trainings for professional therapists in the field of counseling.

Greg has served on other non-profit boards currently and in the past. He currently serves as the SW Regional Director and board member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He is a founding board member of a national organization called Helping Men Heal, which is an organization dedicated to helping men from all backgrounds & beliefs heal from trauma & loss. He has also served in advisory board positions. He currently serves as an advisory board member for a non-profit organization called Music for the Soul.

Greg is married with two step children. In his free time, he enjoys the sunshine of south Florida and outdoor activities such as kayaking and going to the beach.

LUNCHEON TOPIC:

  • The importance of having a toolbox of effective communication and conflict resolution skills in the success of client and employee relations in the workplace. 

  • How a client picks up on an unhealthy system in the workplace.

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