*** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My ideal client is an open-minded, curious person who is collaborative, courageous and willing to work together to discover new possibilities and a new understanding of life, relationships and the Self, especially as it relates to a Higher Power.
Life can be challenging. Everyone has experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, etc., at some point in their lives. Those that struggle with these or other mental health symptoms are not "damaged" or need to be "fixed." Mental health problems cannot be cured, but they can be treated and overcome. At Gateway Psychological Services, the goal is to assist the client gain perspective and control of their lives through support and guidance. As a committed, experienced psychologist, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I offer all my clients the attention and care they deserve.
******ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***** Telehealth only, servicing Arizona and Florida states. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor with over 10 years in the behavioral health field. I am here to serve those in need by providing a safe, non-judgemental space to create healing into your life.
I am currently an in home, traveling therapist in the St. Petersburg and surrounding areas only. I want to thank you for taking your time to read my profile. Considering therapy in your life is a huge step and you may feel anxious to make that first call. Like anything else in life, when something matters we may feel overwhelmed at the thought of moving forward. The therapeutic relationship is just that, a relationship. If you decide to choose me as your therapist we will work together create the change you desire.
I spent 25 years in Law Enforcement, and I have a whole family of 1st Responders. So I have a soft spot for that population. I am licensed and have over 10 years experience. I treat all ages. My counseling environment is quite and private. My counseling style is brief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & integrative. I am on several insurance panels. My out-of-pocket rate is lower than most because I want to be accessible to everyone.
I believe that none of us get through this life unscathed. At some time we all need help getting through life's hard and hurting periods. My practice focuses on helping to heal hurting hearts, minds, and spirits. I also believe we all are given powerful gifts and abilities to fulfull our purpose in life. Likewise there are times of struggle finding and following our highest and best purpose. I am here to help and journey with you on your path to becoming the most whole, healthy, happy, person you have the capacity to be.
My passion is to work with clients that feel stuck and would like guidance on moving forward. That stuck feeling can apply to things within your personal or professional life. There is no need to wait on making improvements in your life. If you are willing to do the work, I will help to empower you to meet your goals.
Stephanie Safos-Moriarty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 20 years combined experience as an educator and counselor. Stephanie is also a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Virginia and Professional Counselor for the state of Connecticut. Proudly serving residents of Florida, Connecticut, and Virginia.
Ugh- just ugh. Do you ever feel as if you're letting life pass you by? Like those around you seem to be living their best lives, but somehow you just can't get there (and predict yet another Netflix binge on the horizon as a flimsy attempt to bury those feelings)? I get it. Virtual counseling can be the perfect platform for us to connect and work on your goals in a convenient, safe space. We have the very real advantage of being able to meet up from day one in a place of ease, comfort and hope, whatever that may look like for you.
I strongly believe that high quality therapy with a professional therapist is something that should be affordable and available to all people. I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of training and experience. I have advanced training in EMDR which has proven to be the “gold standard” of treatment for trauma issues and post traumatic stress disorder. I am also certified in clinical telehealth (CTMH) and anxiety treatment (CCATP). If you are struggling to find your way or are looking to lead a happier, authentic life, I encourage you to take the first steps on your journey of moving in a positive direction.
Mr. Mabie is a Counselor and Therapist with Person First Therapy. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Masters in Social Work. He enjoys working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, parents, and adolescents. He specializes in treating people with anxiety, behavioral and mood difficulties, helping parents with parent training, and adults in the following areas; anxiety disorders, mood disorders including, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-acceptance, and trauma. He provides individual, couples, and family therapy sessions.
Life stressors and difficult experiences can make us feel unsteady. I enjoy helping people find their balance and grounding. My passion is combining my knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to create a unique therapeutic experience. My focus is to create a safe space for healing to occur. If you are seeking therapy to assist you with everyday life stressors or there is something deeper to process, I can hold space for you.
For a decade, I have worked with children who have intensive behavioral issues, come from high-conflict families, and youth who have experienced extreme childhood trauma. I earned my Masters of Social Work Degree and Certification in Play Therapy from the University of South Florida. I have also worked in outpatient, in-home, residential, and medical settings. I am strong advocate for concentrated, individualized care, and believe it is crucial to provide children and parents with the necessary support to strengthen the family dynamics and individual relationships that holistically create a healthy and nurturing home environment.
Many people experiencing significant emotional problems are uncertain whether counseling sessions might help in their particular case. They wonder about the ultimate goals of therapy. This uncertainty usually disappears once people actually start working with an understanding therapist. Among other benefits, counseling can help you identify unhealthy thought and behavior patterns that trigger psychological distress in your daily life. You can become better at noticing and correcting thought distortions that often lead to personal and workplace problems. Whatever your particular circumstances and challenges, professional counselling can help you discover the way towards a less stressful and more fulling life.
Depressed or anxious? Feeling hopeless or overwhelmed? You deserve to be happy and you can be - please allow me the honor to help! Dating or relationship issues keeping you exhausted by frustrating misunderstandings? There are research proven methods to reconnect and have deep, full-filling relationships that nurture your soul! Start living and not just existing - you deserve to take that next step to start a new journey!
Are you demoralized, frustrated, or stressed beyond belief? Do you feel as though nobody cares or even understands what you're going through? Life doesn't have to be that way for you, I am here to help. I specialize in helping clients overcome relationship issues, anxiety, life changing stressful events, and depression. I also have a special focus on PTSD and trauma.
Provide Supportive Counseling to individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other stressors. Foster a trusting environment for Clients to tell their story, while empowering them to compartmentalize their challenges, identifying their options and discovering their strengths, as they strive toward optimal outcomes.
You look in the mirror and feel disgusted. Multiple outfits are scattered on the floor, nothing fits right. You have gained weight again and it's hardly a surprise since the bingeing returned. The feeling of confidence at the beginning of your latest diet is replaced by the heaviness of another failure. You still believe that losing the weight once and for all will give you what you truly want – being liked and accepted. But years of dieting haven't actually changed your life for the better. As your desperation grows you start to wonder if a life without the self-hatred, food obsession and feeling out of control is possible for you.
Are you demoralized, frustrated, or angry? Is your partner driving you to the brink? Do you feel as though nobody cares or even understands what you're going through? Life doesn't have to be that way for you, I am here to help. I specialize in helping clients overcome relationship issues, anxiety, anger management, and depression. I also have a special focus on PTSD and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg, or Child Psychologists in Saint Petersburg.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Saint Petersburg 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 Saint Petersburg 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.