Emotionally Focused Therapists in Saint Petersburg, FL

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Jason Bassilakis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a therapy that increases connection and intimacy between partners by developing practical skills to boost communication and empathy, leading to happier and healthier relationships.
For over 15 years, I’ve provided therapy to individuals and couples wanting to make long-lasting behavioral and life changes in order to improve their mental and physical well-being, their relationships, and ultimately their lives. Having previously worked for over a decade in the business world and dealt with my own set of life challenges, I understand firsthand the personal and professional life stresses and challenges that lead a person to seek support. I believe my non-judgmental, caring, and informed approach to therapy creates an environment which provides the best setting for significant change.
(727) 732-3759
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
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Ramon Aleman
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified
Verified
I am a trained EMDR therapist, trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, use Internal Family Systems, as well as Transpersonal Therapy.
As a child (and now), I was gifted with sensitivity, empathy, and the ability to make others feel comfortable and understood. This innate propensity inspired curiosity in humans, suffering, and the mind/heart from a young age. However, it wasn’t until my descent into depression at the age of 20 that I decided being a therapist was my calling. Through my own therapeutic work and journey into darkness, I solidified my desire to become a therapist and bring the same healing I found to others while integrating my continued journey of seeking wisdom and spirituality.
(727) 291-9584
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Grace Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I use therapeutic techniques such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, CBT techniques, and Gottman Couples Therapy (along with a large dose of compassion) to help you apply your efforts in the real world.
You deserve a life full of purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. It is highly possible that challenges like anxiety, depression, relationship issues, big life transitions or grief have you drifting away from the person you want to be. My passion lies in helping others move closer towards their version of their ideal self. I believe that working on your relationship with yourself can also have a positive impact other relationships in your life. If your goal is to rediscover yourself or make an impact in your relationships, it is much easier with a helping hand.
(727) 353-6343
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33712
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Tricia A. O'Connor - Id Therapy
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
Tricia O'Connor provides individuals seeking therapy a safe, nonjudgmental space to unpack and process life's events. She has completed training in emotionally focused individual therapy (EFIT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy.
(727) 855-6382
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Timara Tyler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MHC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Combining my work experience with creativity, I use a multitude of therapeutic techniques including Expressive Arts, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
We are all on this journey of life trying to find the best way to become the healthiest version of ourselves. The most difficult part is finding support along the way, support that allows you the space to be your most true, raw, authentic self, creating this space is the most effective way to find the true meaning of you. It’s what I call the journey of being "purposely crafted" and learning new ways of living a more purposeful life. Wanting to teach brought me to counseling, which ironically, has allowed me to explore the journey of life with those who seek guidance, and it is the aspect I perhaps love about being a clinician.
(727) 334-2206
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Letha F Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The primary models I use are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a model based on attachment theory and applicable to individuals, couples, and families; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), eye movement therapies effective in accessing and processing traumatic experiences.
People are often motivated to come to therapy to deal with problems that range from depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, grief, and loss. My work focuses on offering empowering support and tools that assist in searching to find meaning and purpose in these rough and unpredictable passages. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have provided counseling to individuals, and couples for the past twenty years. My work is informed by methods that are client-centered, respectful of the individual, and considered best practices.
(727) 235-7967
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
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Dr. Elena Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy to teach couples how to create a healthy partnership.
Did you have a difficult childhood and are now afraid of repeating the same dysfunctional patterns in your own relationship? Are you afraid of intimacy and scared that your partner will reject and/or abandon you? Do you fear they won't "get" you? Maybe you have a hard time understanding yourself and knowing why you treat your partner the way you do. If you did not have the best childhood growing up, then chances are, you do not have a good model of what a healthy, life-long relationship or marriage looks like. Your parents did their best, but they struggled with their own issues and did not know have to have a healthy partnership.
(470) 592-8780
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Angela Fitch
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My clients also benefit from therapies such as cognitive and dialectical behavior, as well as psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapies using attachment theory and energy.
Your relationship with family, friends, work and, of course, yourself is of the most importance. I believe there is no good reason for you to be alone with grief, insecurity, low self-esteem, shame, loneliness, fear, worry, and anxiety. Reaching-out for help could be the most courageous gift you could give yourself. I would be honored to help you through these struggles. I would like to give you the very best individual psychotherapy. I do not offer a "band aid" approach to therapy, meaning, the process to feeling better is one that requires a confidential, authentic, and meaningful relationship with me.
(847) 453-3657
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Sarah Newcomer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, IMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I also have advanced training in Sex Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Affair recovery, and Gottman Method.
Let's face it, intimacy and relationships are complicated. When you and your partner are arguing in circles, sleeping on opposite sides of the bed, and feel like roommates and not lovers it can be tough to know how to find the right help. You need someone who can understand your relationship, really see your patterns that make you feel so stuck, and can help you feel close again. As a relationship specialist I am here to untangle it and help you feel connected again. Visit my website to schedule a FREE 15min consult!
(614) 698-1226
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Inna Zavadsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP
Verified
Verified
I utilize a trauma-informed approach and integrate Cognitive Behavioral, Somatic, Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused , Psychodynamic and Experiential therapies.
I believe the connection you have with your therapist is essential to having a positive experience in therapy. People seek therapy for many reasons. You notice feeling sad, stressed, worried or overwhelmed; you experienced a traumatic event or a great loss; you are trying to change certain patterns in your life; you want more fulfilling relationships. Whether I am working with individuals, couples or families, I am empathic, collaborative, and provide suggestions and feedback in a safe, respectful and supportive environment.
(424) 999-1087
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Alex Iacovitti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am trained in emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT), which allows me to help couples build a deeper attachment and improve communication of emotions.
Growth takes courage and commitment. Whether you want to make behavioral, emotional, relationship or interpersonal changes, I will help you explore the issues in depth. I want to hear and understand your story. I will bring compassion and kindness to our interactions and provide you with honest feedback. I look to create a strong therapeutic relationship that emphasizes safety, openness and compassion. I will support you by creating an open atmosphere with a sense of safety where you can explore the world with a sense of comfort.
(562) 454-1828
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Jennifer Schaap
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
For couples I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and for trauma I use ART, inner child, inner child components and mindfulness tools.
My goal is to help you love yourself for who you truly are. This can take the form of identifying who you truly are rather than attempting to fit into the boxes you feel others want you to be. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. And helping couples reconnect and understand each other deeper to stop the same arguments from occurring . I want to help you feel more confident navigating the world while feeling safe, less anxious, and able to stop those constant negative thoughts that can be paralyzing at times. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and other trauma modalities
(727) 910-5324
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
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Shea Dickey
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Specialities include: Adolescents and young adults, Women’s issues, Dating and Relationships, College Students, Identity, Anxiety, Depression, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Self-esteem, Inner Child work, Boundary Setting, Attachment Styles / Love Languages, and LGBTQIA+ persons.
As a Millennial in modern day America, I understand that the struggle is real. Most are no stranger to the discomfort, pressure, and sky high expectations that come with living in today’s society. My passions are centered around working with individuals to navigate this ever changing world. I pride myself on creating safe and affirming spaces for those who identify under the LGBTQIA+ Umbrella; and having lived experience as a queer woman myself, I deeply understand sexual orientation struggles. Other specialities include: co-dependency, boundary setting, career changes, anxiety, & negative self talk; I am eager to help with it all.
(813) 993-4980
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
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Coffee Counseling, Coaching, & Consulting, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Depressed or anxious? Feeling hopeless or overwhelmed? You deserve to be happy and you can be. 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! I look forward to the honor to be a part of your journey!
(407) 255-2372
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Samantha Ammann, RN, LCSW, CSAT, RYT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW, CSAT, RYT
Verified
Verified
My passion is working with clients who have sexual compulsive issues, sexual addictions, internet pornography, and their partners including partners of those who offend sexually. I provide a non judgmental, confidential, and safe environment for clients to explore the areas of their lives where they may struggle. I also specialize in working with clients who have substance abuse issues, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns and codependency. I also assist clients with chronic pain and tinnitus. I am actively licensed in Florida, New York, and Tennessee and serve clients in those states.
(727) 359-0447
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Jeuelle Ottley Sam
PA
Verified
Verified
Are you stressed, feel disconnected from your partner and children, unhappy with your choices, and struggling with depression? Many women are wearing so many hats that we become wrapped up in life just drifting along. Maybe you’ve been in therapy in the past but the changes you were looking for didn’t last or never really happened. You haven’t been able to figure out how to get rid of your past traumatic experiences and now life seems to be adding new problems to the old ones. Let’s work together to build a brain-healthy lifestyle. I can support you on your journey of lasting behavioral changes.
(727) 205-8066
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Sharon Arthur
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I am a strengths-based, trauma-informed licensed mental health counselor with over 15 years of experience unpacking multicultural identity and intersectionality, especially among members of marginalized communities. We’ll examine how your unique life experiences have affected the lens through which you see the world and your place in it. I take a warm and affirming approach sometimes direct and sometimes with humor or both, where I’m holding a safe space for you to process your emotions. Human beings are not a monolith, and one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy.
(727) 350-2563
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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Alexandra Geiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
Are you committed to prioritizing your own inner spiritual healing process? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or life as you knew it? Do you live with trauma, anxiety, unworthiness, shame, sadness? A relentless inner critic & obsessive thoughts? Has your tender heart shut down, yet you long to open it again? You will develop ways to practice more self-love, open your heart again to receive and give safe love. You will learn to accept the "unacceptable" parts of you, reclaim your frozen lost parts & and gradually re-connect to your soul's true identity. You will move from survival/fear mode into more fun, creativity and joy.
(727) 977-5447
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
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Not accepting new clients
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John Whitaker, LMHC, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We each face challenges in our lives and sometimes we may need extra help to cope with changes. I work collaboratively with you to help you successfully overcome your challenges and meet your goals using holistic, evidence-based techniques. My passion is helping individuals reconnect with their authentic, empowered selves in a healthy way and create positive relationships for a more fulfilling life.
(727) 475-7679
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Not accepting new clients
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Amir Ahmed Siddiqui
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Over 11 years of experience in providing individual, couples, and family therapy services. I believe one is the driver and they can control how they want to live; however,I understand often times family, substances, depression, past trauma, anxiety, relationships, raising children, career/employment, financial, and personal struggles can be obstacles.My objective is to work with you in becoming aware and in creating solutions, which can counterattack these obstacles. Depending on your motivation this process can be short or long. It all depends on how much you want to live a productive Life.
(727) 382-3411
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Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.