Lakeland Trauma Therapy is the brainchild of Stanley Arnold. He retired from the US Army in 2014, having honorably completed 20 years of Active Duty Service. While serving as a Chaplain he received specialized training to deal with combat and relationship trauma resulting in becoming both a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist. He earned two Masters degrees, and worked and received licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He also qualified and become a Clinical Supervisor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
He served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, pitching his tent at Baghdad International Airport. He then supported many thousands of soldiers and families through the following ten years of continuous operations overseas. He provided support to families as their soldiers went off, many for the third and fourth time to a combat zone in Iraq, and then in Afghanistan. Units he supported included 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, 5th Special Forces Group, 160 Special Operations Aviation Regiment and finally the 197th Infantry Brigade and the tens of thousands of soldiers cycling through Fort Benning, GA for training.
He currently resides in Lakeland, FL with his wife of 34 years.
His passion is working with individuals and couples who are stuck because of highly emotional events in their lives. He combines compassionate care with clinically proven therapy interventions to help bring resolution and healing. These events, both big ”T” traumas like combat or sexual assault, or little “t” traumas like harsh words or neglect, can leave a lasting mark on who we are and how we navigate through our world with other people. These events can affect how we feel about ourselves and other people.