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

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

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.

“Words can’t express how much I’ve appreciated learning from you. I have grown so much and continue to grow as a professional and an individual as a result of your wisdom & guidance.”

Erin P.