Suzanne Persons

Counselor, PhD, LMHC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(727) 314-7883

Suzanne Persons

Counselor, PhD, LMHC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1700 Park St North
Suite 109
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 314-7883

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About

The 'ideal client' for counseling is someone who is sick & tired of being sick & tired. They are ready for change & peace of mind and ready to see their part in problems. Through counseling and consultation, they can acquire skills to think, feel and behave differently in situations and relationships for better outcomes. Self respect, self worth and esteem get better. Clients notice they feel lighter. There is an overall increased sense of well being. They are increasingly able to do the next right thing while avoiding falling down the rabbit hole of old patterns which initially brought them into counseling.
I specialize in identifying and removing painful thoughts and feelings through EMDR to assist clients to develop into the person they want to be. My Ph.D. specialty is the father/daughter relationship; also mother/son. These gender relationships affect all aspects life: family, work, friendships, societal and religious/spiritual.
I'm the youngest of 3 from a dysfunctional family. I entered therapy at 16, worked on my issues and became a therapist. I work with issues of growing up, alcoholism, addicted family systems, stress, anxiety, depression, esteem, divorce, remarriage, relocation, retirement. Cancer, amputation, spirituality, surrender to one's humanity.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $40 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Florida / MH423
  • School: The Union Institute
  • Year Graduated: 1989

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: American Counseling Association
  • Certificate Date: 1996

Location

1700 Park St North
Suite 109
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 314-7883

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Specialty: Father-Daughter Relationship
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
Sexuality
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Guided Imagery Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020
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Suzanne Persons

Counselor, PhD, LMHC