About Us

our mission

Cox Counselors Are Dedicated To Helping Bring Lasting Change

This mission is achieved through executing high-quality, comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments and psycho-sexual evaluations as well as individual, family, and group therapy to address a variety of concerns like mood disorders; substance abuse; ADHD; childhood, adolescent and adult trauma; child dependency casework; conduct and oppositional defiant behaviors; post-traumatic stress; gender-specific services; marital counseling; parenting skills; and chaperone training.

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WHO WE ARE

Highly Experienced and
Motivated Counseling Team

Highly Experienced and Motivated Counseling Team

Our team of professional therapists is well-qualified, holding master’s and doctorate degrees and licensures in clinical social work and mental health counseling. Further, our therapists hold certifications in advanced counseling interventions including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and certifications from The Association for the Treatment of Sex Abusers.

our story

Working to Strengthen Families

Cox Behavioral Health Group LLC was established approximately twelve years ago by a group of seasoned mental health and substance abuse professionals to fill major gaps in behavioral services in Northeast Florida. Our motto is “Working to Strengthen Families,” and we achieve this objective by offering comprehensive mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment for youth, adolescents, and adults.

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Holistic Approach

We provide therapies that specifically address both mental and substance use disorders simultaneously, eliminating the need to seek separate mental health services from one provider and substance abuse treatment from another organization. The treatment team is cross-trained to integrate mental health and substance abuse intervention in counseling sessions. This approach has produced better outcomes for our clients at half the cost.

Inclusive Practices

Cox Behavioral Health Group aims to provide inclusive treatment opportunities for all ages and genders. We offer ATSA clinically approved psycho-sexual evaluations and treatment for both youth and adult offenders through its Building Boundaries Program. Certified clinicians conduct gender-specific services such as empowering females, overcoming victim status, and trauma-informed services for male or female youths.

Increased Care

All team members hold a master’s degree in the counseling field from accredited colleges and universities and are licensed by the state of Florida. Two also hold a Ph.D., with specializations in Community Psychiatry and Clinical Sexology. We are centrally located within Jacksonville and Duval County. We accept major credit cards and provide complete documentation for individuals to submit to insurance carriers for reimbursement.

We hear. We empathize. We Feel. We Care.

Meet Our Therapists

ARTHUR J COX, SR. DSW, MSW, MA, LCSW
Owner & Licensee of Cox Behavioral Health Group LLC

Dr. Cox has more than 50 years of behavioral experience providing high-quality mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, and psycho-sexual evaluations and treatment.

He served as Superintendent of Florida’s first and only JCAHO-accredited mental health institution, The Florida Addictions Treatment Center, which is now the Florida Center for Addictions and Dual Disorders, a 50-bed, CARF-accredited residential treatment program for adults with co-occurring substance and mental disorders.

Cox also served as Superintendent for the Fuller Mental Health Center, located in Boston; adjunct professor at Boston University, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; has held professorial ranks of Assistant to Full Professor of Social Work at Lehman College of CUNY and Florida State University; Chairman of a Department of Social Work at East Tennessee State University; Dean of two Schools of Social Work at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Salem State College; and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Salem State College. In addition to directing the daily operations of Cox Behavioral Health Group, he is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology.

Dr. Cox holds a Master of Social Work (1970) from Howard University, a Master of Philosophy (1975), and a Doctorate in Social Work from Columbia University (1978).

Dr. Cox and colleagues have written a dual diagnosis cross-training curriculum for the Florida Department of Corrections, as well as four books; published journal articles; and conducted numerous workshops and seminars across America and the Bahamas.

He is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and maintains a caseload of juvenile and adult sexual offenders.

David Selber, MS, LMHC

Therapist

David Selber, MS, received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Asheville and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida.

Sydney Bishop, MSW

Therapist

What I love the most about therapy is there are countless unique ways to approach therapy, allowing me to tailor my approach to each individual's needs.

Jax

Therapy Dog

Woof, I'm Jax, the intern therapy dog at Cox Behavioral Health Group! Imagine having a therapist with four paws- that's me, a Labrador retriever!

LaRhonda Britton, MS, LMHC

Therapist

LaRhonda Britton received her M.S. degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2019 in Mental Health and Clinical Counseling.

Iris Vivier, MSW

Therapist

I am a graduate of Fordham University School of Social Work and have spent my career working with adults with severe mental illness.

Amber Nugent

Administrative Assistant

Amber graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a Bachelor's in Science for Christian Counseling. Amber's a positive person with a bubbly personality who has a passion for helping others. She has nine years of customer service experience.

Meghan Jeffery, MS, LMHC

Therapist

I work collaboratively with adults struggling with depression and anxiety - feelings of hopelessness, knowing that you are all alone, and being terrified that your life has no purpose.

Jennifer Mejia RCSWI

Therapist

I believe the road to mental health looks different for everyone, but it takes courage and commitment to start down a new path toward what matters most to you.

Janai Law

Operations Coordinator

Janai graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies and has been a part of the Cox Behavioral Health team since completing her degree.

"You can develop any habit, thought, or behavior that you consider desirable or necessary."

Brian Tracy 

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