Maureen "Midge" Lansat, LMHC
Maureen "Midge" Lansat is the Creative Director of The Healing and Creative Arts Center as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State Licensed Supervisor, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator with Streamline Mediation.
As the Founder and President of The HACAC, Midge is the visionary and the face of the organization. The HACAC is an umbrella organization that encompasses all of Midge's versatile outreach work in the community. In addition to her professional life, Midge is a wife, mother of three and a proud grandmother of three as well as a creative and graceful ambassador that lights up a room with her charming personality.
Midge received her state certification in mediation from the Florida Supreme Court, and is an extremely accomplished professional with credentials acquired from across the nation. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education in 1975 from Eastern Michigan University where she specialized in both regular education K-8 and special education K-12. She then began her work with emotionally disturbed children in the schools while she attended the University of Alabama, where she received her Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance in 1976.
After Midge decided to go into private practice in 1990, she became certified, licensed, and experienced with a litany of other qualifications such as in Family Systemic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, which took three years of post graduate training at the Samaritan Counseling Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which she completed in 1993. In 1996, she earned her Florida State License in Mental Health Counseling. In addition, she is a Registered and Qualified State Licensed Supervisor and Trainer of Counselors in the State of Florida and is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy.
Midge trains and supervises counselors who are working on their state licenses as a way to help expand their qualifications and advancement in order to help others. Additionally, health practitioners are able to receive their CE credits by attending her three state-approved workshops on the following subjects: Communication, Boundaries, and Personality Styles.
In her private therapy practice, she specializes in helping families and couples. She brings her integrative model both to her practice and to The HACAC. Many would agree with Midge's philosophy that healing occurs using an integrative model consisting of medical arts (medicine and psychotherapy), creative arts (artistic expression), and nutritional science (nutrition and wellness).
As mentioned above, Midge has been approved as a Family Mediator by the Florida State Supreme Court. Her training has certified her as an expert in conflict resolution concepts, mediation processes and techniques, psychological issues in separation and divorce, and issues concerning the needs of children in the context of divorce (including crafting a well-rounded parenting plan).
Even with all of these qualifications, what most of Midge's friends will tell you is that the most invaluable characteristic Midge possesses is her insatiable desire and capacity to love and share whatever she can with others. She is also a spiritual teacher to those in her community, so it is no surprise that her high moral principles would also transfer into the work she does to help others. This is among her core characteristics, which she actively demonstrates in every forum she operates in.
Viewing herself as a “servant-leader” for people, Midge lends her skills and credentials to lead the HACAC, providing oversight and direction to be in selfless service for people in any way that ensures the largest impact by each of the services offered.
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