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Helping Individuals, Couples & Families

About Reality Check Counseling Services

Reality Check Counseling Services is based in Pensacola, Florida, but we can assist clients throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. We provide a range of quality counseling services for individuals, couples and families dealing with mental health and addiction issues. Our practice has become a proven resource for helping those in need find clarity in their own lives by overcoming a variety of challenges.

Find solace and understanding with the help of our professionals

Reality Check Counseling Services employs a number of licensed counselors and certified additions professionals. We are dedicated to getting to know our clients on a personal level to assist with renewed functionality. We are a trusted resource for:



• Alcohol and other drug abuse
• Anger management counseling
• Anxiety and phobia counseling
• Co-occurring Disorders
• Couples Counseling
• Depression and bipolar support 
• Divorce and separation counseling
• Family Counseling
• Grief and Loss Counseling
• Group Counseling
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

About Susan Dawson, licensed mental health counselor

About Susan Dawson, licensed mental health counselor

Susan Dawson is a Qualified State Supervisor, a licensed mental health counselor, a certified addiction professional, and a certified e-therapist. She leads a staff of other licensed counselors and addiction professionals, as well as working with State registered interns who are committed to helping individuals work toward resolving their difficulties. To learn more about our services, please contact us today.

About James Pelzer, licensed mental health counselor, CAP

About James Pelzer, licensed mental health counselor, CAP

My many years of military service and various mental health professional endeavors have bought me to believe that life is about choices. I encourage you to choose happiness and I look forward to being a part of the process that brings you to that choice.

I am primarily trained in the Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approach. My belief is that therapy needs to be client centered and solution focused. I use a variety of psycho-educational tools that assist in moving towards positive change.

The staff of Reality Check is sincerely committed to working with people who are motivated to make improvements in their lifestyle.

Take the first step to help.

Erin Post, MSW, LCSW is a licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Pensacola, Fl. Erin has been providing therapeutic and supportive services since 2008 with a passion to help those searching for self-discovery and growth. She has experience helping clients cope with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger and stress management, and substance abuse. Using a variety of techniques designed specifically for each individual and situation, she has seen her clients successfully reach their desired goals.

Erin Post graduated from Florida State University in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. Her career path has varied, allowing her the opportunity to assist individuals from adolescents through adulthood. Erin’s goal is to provide individuals with the tools, support and encouragement to lead them through the challenges they face and to live their best life. If you find yourself at a place of change and in need of a compassionate and supportive counselor, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Erin Post, LCSW.

Kimberly Bowens is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with over 10 years in the mental health field. Her previous experience includes crisis intervention, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, as well as a diverse host of other areas. She is a National Certified Counselor, and is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society. She has a passion for meeting people where they are in their journey and helping them explore ways to improve their quality of life.