I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who works with children with autism on language development, communication, social skills, behavioral skills and life and safety skills. I also work with parents and caregivers to provide them with the knowledge and education to be able to help their children in the home and community settings.
I believe in an honest-common sense approach that helps you to feel positive and hopeful during life's difficult situations. What stresses you the most at this time? In a non-judgmental and calming atmosphere we can discuss these bumps in the road and learn ways to reduce this stress. The importance of therapy is to help you become as confident as possible mentally, emotionally, and spiritually so as to make the best decisions in your life. I provide individual, marriage and family counseling and work with all ages. I also Supervise Mental Health Interns
Sometimes we realize how much of our life we spend tending to the needs of others and how little we attend to our own needs. You may have reached a point where you have little left to give and exhaustion, grief, anxiety, or depression have taken over. Maybe you even find yourself feeling detached from those closest to you. If you find yourself in this place, it's time for a change. We cannot give water from an empty well.
I aim to help others reach their true potential by regaining balance between the body and mind. I have experience with a variety of different diagnoses, populations, ages, cultures, and beliefs. My experience and/or scope focuses on Depression Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Personality Disorders, Relationship issues, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Conduct Disorder. I am offering Telehealth services and I am also offer In-Home therapy services (Manatee/Sarasota Counties).
It is difficult and very anxiety provoking to make the initial appointment, although, that is the first step towards success! I want to validate that emotional response, and to bring comfort by providing a faith driven approach enlightened with hope and strength for your personal growth and development. I assist my clients to be empowered by their self-worth, and work collaboratively to reach their ideal goal of success and progress. I provide a supportive, humorous, and safe environment where it's possible to connect on a therapeutic level.
I am a certified and licensed school psychologist in the state of Florida. My Doctorate is in Psychology with a focus on School Psychology. Therefore, I see school-aged children ranging from pre-kindergarten through high school to help them succeed with their academics, social, emotional, and behavioral skills. At this time, I work for a public school district and Children's Psychological Services, LLC. I am available to consult with schools and parents to assist with Response to Intervention (RtI), psycho-educational assessment, gifted, learning concerns, dyslexia, attention concerns, and more.
I have over 25 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life. I am the author of a continuing education course titled "The Couples No Fault Counseling Course: for couples who'd rather be happy than right" I especially enjoy working with couples and families, even ones that include teenagers! Check out my web site. I have 3 books and 2 continuing education courses for professionals.
Are you a parent struggling with your child's poor behaviors at school or home or both? I have over 15 years experience with families in crisis. I want to help you and your child succeed in school and at home. I work with children ages 4-17 and their parents/guardians who are dealing with ADHD, ODD, OCD, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, and social skills. I want to help you and your child in any way I can. I am working with a one year old Chiweenie to train as a therapy dog to work with clients who need a little extra love and students at local schools.
Hey! My name is Nicole; I go by Nikki. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked in mental health and healthcare for five years. I have a master's in social work and an animal-assisted social work certificate from the University of Denver. I have worked with clients of all ages in both Colorado and Florida. I have most recently worked with adolescents in crisis, but I also have experience working with older adults with serious mental illnesses. I am empathetic and a great listener. I believe that prioritizing your mental health is a significant investment. I look forward to helping you be a happier and healthier you.
There are times in our lives in which we feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or lost. You want something to change in your life. Change can seem impossible. Change can feel lonely. I will listen and offer a fresh unbiased perspective and teach you useful tools to empower you as you get your life moving toward the next chapter. Invest in yourself.
Welcome, You are invited to create the lifestyle you envision . For over 20 years, I have had the honor of assisting in providing tools for strengthening self esteem , creating strategies to cope with life transitions, improve self esteem, improve work / life balance, reduce stress, increase communication in your key relationships . We partner in a results oriented ,relaxed and warm environment . Clients comment on how effectively this approach works and how quickly they find solutions
Since you’ve landed here, I know you are struggling hard every day to keep your head above water. You’ve been coping, barely holding on for a long time. It took a lot of strength to even come this far. You’re terrified of being seen as weak or that you failed, but you are feeling ineffective and wondering if something is wrong with you. You that you are not weak and have not failed. You are completely normal and just need some help getting yourself and your life back where you want it.
You just took the first step towards feeling better! Are you here because you are feeling stressed, anxious, or worried? Do you find yourself going to the “what ifs” versus living in the moment? Or perhaps you are taking care of a loved one and finding yourself feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you have just experienced a major loss - a death, loss of a job or relationship, or received a new diagnosis? If you have any of these issues, I am here to help. Anxiety, grief, loss, caregiving stress, and relationship issues, are my specialty areas. I am here to listen compassionately and help you navigate through this difficult time.
I am looking forward to meeting you or your family. Have there been situations in your life that have caused stress, sadness, anger, or conflicts in your relationships? I would like to assist you or your family in adjusting to these stressors and in learning new ways of coping. I also assist parents with improving cooperation at home and reducing family conflicts, Please contact me to schedule an appointment. I am currently only providing teletherapy appointments through a HIPPA compliant on-line secure website.
"If you always do what you have always done then you will always get what you have always gotten." Are you tired of always getting the same result in relationships or with family members or with your kids? If so, then it's time to do something different. Take a chance in therapy with me. I am a strength-based, solution focused, marriage and family therapist with a solid CBT foundation that desires to help you and your partner, your family and/or your children find a different way of handling life's challenges.
Let me help you make peace with your mind and heart. Stop allowing all those negative, self-deprecating thoughts and beliefs control you. Together we can confront those lies empowering you to tap in to your inner strength and find greater meaning and purpose in life. We all need to experience - love, safety, honesty and beauty. Whether or not you're confronting old demons or facing life changes that have left you feeling, depressed, anxious, lonely and confused, it is never too late. I will encourage and support you through this process - physical, emotional and spiritual balance is within reach.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd, EdD
I have drawn the conclusion that the only reasonable approach to therapy is to meet my clients where they are. Perhaps you are feeling sad-- that's where you are. Perhaps depression or anxiety have affected your daily functioning. Perhaps you are in a relationship that isn't working and you would like to mend things or try to figure out what to do next. You are experiencing family problems, sexual problems, identity problems, or career problems. I would be honored to co-partner with you to bring you to a place in life where brokenness is replaced by freedom and happiness.
I have been in practice for over 35 years. I weave my Psychotherapy to suit the person that I am working with. Trained in numerous modalities, I respect and work with the psycho-socio-biological and spiritual parts of the person. Developing the therapeutic relationship and cultivating trust are primary in my work with my clients. Intuition, Perceptiveness and Energy Fields guide me as well. My strong interest with Trauma Work comes from my belief that we all have been traumatized in different ways. Being in the womb, leaving the womb and the birthing process are the beginnings of trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Parrish 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 Parrish 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 Parrish, or Child Psychologists in Parrish.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Parrish 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 Parrish 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.