Helping You Build Your Ideal Life! There are times when you may encounter challenges that are too difficult to resolve on your own. As a counselor I am able to provide another perspective, helping you identify underlying issues that may be creating problems for you. I will help you by: identifying goals and potential solutions to problems, improving communication and coping skills, strengthening self esteem, and promoting behavioral change. You will learn effective ways to deal with problems by building upon your personal strengths.
I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I help teens and adults gain new tools and provide support to help achieve their targeted goals. I have worked with clients on such areas as ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic Disorders, Substance Use and Trauma etc. Each individual is unique which is why I prefer to be flexible and find the best mode of treatment tailored to each person’s specific needs
I provide individual, couple & family treatment. I am privledged to serve, Oldsmar, North Pinellas County, Clearwater, Pasco County & Western Hillsborough County. While I specialize in marital and family treatment, my experience is broad and diverse. In addition to traditional therapy, I offer EMDR, (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) an effective approach in treating a diverse range of issues including the effects of trauma and other persistent problems.
Let's craft a life where you meet your goals and thrive in fulfilling relationships. Do you feel overwhelmed by managing your family or personal relationships? Do you feel neck-deep in anxiety? Do you feel heard? Accepted? Relationships can be challenging and complicated, but you don't have to navigate it alone.
I provide Counseling and Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Marriage, Adolescents and Families. Assistance for relational issues such as communication, avoidance, recovery from infidelity and Relational conflict and Trauma. Assessment and Therapy for Depression, Grief & Loss, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Anger Management, Autism, Biploar, Borderline Personality, PTSD, Trauma, Sleep Disorder, Opioid Addiction, Gambling addictions, Alcohol abuse, Sexual and Internet Addictions.
Are you struggling with feelings of emptiness, sadness or low self-worth? Do you often feel not good enough or constantly question yourself? Is there a disconnect between who you are and who you hope to be? You are not alone. As we journey through life we encounter many obstacles that life throws our way. These may even be normal transitions of life like going to college, starting a career, marriage, parenting, divorce or grief. Some of these things are out of our control while others may be the choices that we make, but we can learn to adjust and even thrive under any of these circumstances.
As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), I provide a safe and compassionate space where counseling clients from all over Tampa, FL receive support as they navigate through the challenges of life. Whether you or your teen are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or sexual or gender identity issues, we can work together to get you to where you want to be. I also work extensively with individuals and couples who benefit from sex and relationship counseling, as well as couples in long-term monogamous and non-monogamous relationships who feel stuck.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Prior to entering the field of counseling, I spent over ten years working in the school systems, specializing in various diagnoses, included Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and other behavioral and learning differences. I am also a certified Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher and certified School Counselor and am experienced with the IEP and 504 process. I am also a provider for the Family Empowerment Scholarship.
I obtained my MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. In 2018, I relocated from Maryland to the Tampa Bay area where I have worked in residential treatment, outpatient therapy, neuropsychology and now in private practice. From my experience, I understand how mental health issues can seem complicated. This is because there are so many factors that can contribute to mental health issues. That is why I take a creative therapeutic approach that uses evidence-based techniques uniquely suited just for you.
With the pressures we face on a daily basis, it can be hard to feel like we are doing more than just treading water. Whether it’s increased conflict at home, stress, trouble with friends or relationships, worsening anxiety, feelings of depression, or just wanting to feel more content with life, it is never easy to feel like you are in it alone. We can work together to explore your concerns in a comfortable, supportive environment, determine your goals and together create attainable ways to manage the stress, anxiety or conflict that is keeping you from enjoying life.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed on the inside but trying to hold it together on the outside? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders but have no one to talk to about it? You have already completed the hardest step, reaching out for help! I enjoy creating a safe and judgement free space to listen to your struggles. Within our sessions, you will learn tools to better cope with emotional triggers, manage daily life stressors and set boundaries to achieve a healthier you. I work with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults to manage challenges and navigate through individual concerns.
I'm here to support you as you reach for your goal of happiness and health. I am a Certified Practitioner of EMDR as well Clinical Hypnotherapy. Through Face to Face or Virtual Therapy, you can have access to help from the comfort of your home. Now that's Bliss!
My specialty is working with couples in intimate relationships who feel their relationship is in distress. I can help when you're not talking, not communicating, not connecting anymore. I can help if you and your partner are constantly fighting, or if you're living like roommates. I can help if there has been an affair, that has been ended, and you want to find a way to rebuild trust and reconnect. I have a passion for this work and have the specific training and experience required to help you and your partner find connection and understanding again.
I started my professional training in psychology in 1988, earning three masters and a doctorate degree. My training has focused extensively on working with adults and children in out-patient, in-patient and residential settings. I have served as an adjunct faculty at Argosy University. I conduct workshops to facilitate awareness of mental health issues and provide resources for different organizations. I am contracted with QTC Medical group - a group through the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide psychological services to our veterans.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Certified Play Therapist specializing in the care & well-being of children, teens & young adults. I use a multi-modal approach, which allows therapeutic techniques to be personalized to best suit each client's unique needs. Working in partnership with parents, I help children/teens to understand their feelings, thoughts & behaviors, in order to alleviate the psychological & emotional conditions that are causing behavioral problems &/or preventing them from reaching their full potential. Note: Telehealth sessions only available for age 12yrs+
I work on resolving memories and experiences to help manage thoughts and emotions, particularly for anxiety and depression, so one can focus on the skills and tools needed to face life's challenges. I believe in an individual's ability to adapt to situations through small changes that create lasting change. My approach is a combination of a self-psychology, solution-focused, and Mindfulness-CBT with ART. I am a certified A.R.T. therapist and use this short-term intervention for trauma, combat memories, anxiety, loss, accident recovery, athletic performance, executive performance, and fear of flying. EFT for couples.
I believe in excellence with compassion, and people don't care how much a therapist knows until they know how much their therapist cares. Excellence from me should be expected, COMPASSION is a promise!
Addictions are my specialty and passion.
You have taken the first step to changing your life for the better. I specialize in working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples who have concerns regarding relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, fears/phobias, depression, trauma, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, I work with individuals adjusting to life changes, such as college, parenthood, and retirement. I can help you explore these issues in a collaborative, supportive, and confidential environment. My philosophy is integrative; therefore, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's specific needs and preferences. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and hypnosis.
I’m the best marriage & family counselor in the world! All right, maybe not THE best, but I’m pretty darned good, and I get great outcomes! I believe in teaching people what’s healthy, and then guide them along the way. I call it Applied Human Growth & Potential™ and here’s why. We have so much research about what healthy and effective people do that it makes absolutely no sense to hang out and spend good money with a referee just trying to solve problems. Learn what is healthy and effective, have support in doing it, and you’re good to go! That’s what I do. I make counseling fun and “simply encouraging.” I help people to relax, breathe and smile with the “serious issues” since it leaves more energy to move beyond them. For premarital counseling, marital enhancement, or for help if you’re on the more challenging side of things, then give me a call. And by the way, I work with individuals too.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Oldsmar are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Oldsmar then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Oldsmar, or Child Psychologists in Oldsmar.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Oldsmar psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Oldsmar specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.