Offering Therapy & Career Counseling in person in St. Petersburg, Florida and online for all Florida residents.
Conveniently located at 33 - Sixth Street South, #202, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Free two hour parking on street. We're on the second floor, and there's an elevator!
OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Therapy is currently a participating site for the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater RELEASE™ study. Please contact us if you or your client are interested in being a participant in the study.
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For any concerns or questions please contact me via email at StPetersburgTherapy@gmail.com, or call my landline 727-623-4633 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please print three pages, complete, and bring with you to your first appointment. If your first session is virtual, please complete paperwork, scan and email at least one (1) day prior to your scheduled time.
Also please be sure to review our Informed Consent forms for Teletherapy and In-Person visits below.
Areas of Expertise:
You've taken the first step to finding a counselor that will be a match for you personally and help you work though life’s regularly bumpy road. The web is a fantastic way to find a therapist but nothing can compete with the in-person meeting. If you find you like what you see and read here and you live in the Tampa Bay Area be sure to give me a call so we can have a complimentary phone consult and take the next steps from there.
What Does Marriage and Family Therapy Mean?
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida I practice a type of therapy based on Systems Theory. It is a relatively new form of therapy from the 1950’s. Systems Theory is based on the idea that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. I try to take a look at the entire "system" that a person is operating in and propose a way to make changes to alleviate the current discomforts. Since Systems Theory was one of the first psychological theories to treat "systems" it was called Marriage and Family Therapy. However, in my practice I see individuals, couples, and groups using the Systems Theory approach.
To begin with, I can’t change you if you don’t want to change yourself. You are completely in charge of your therapy if you choose me as an expert to consult in your life experiences. I often compare myself to an architect in that I have a lot of good ideas on how and where to build your house, However, in the end, you build it, live in it and pay for it. I work hard and care deeply for your well-being, but I can not do your job for you. Our therapy session lasts an hour, but the rest of therapy happens outside of session, where you will make changes and do your own work as you see fit. I have been a counselor in Florida since 1999, and most of the feedback I receive from clients and colleagues revolves around my personal strength of clarity. I have been called a “straight shooter”. I am NOT Dr. Phil in style, but I am clear, precise, and to the point.
When we first meet, I expect you to be interviewing me to see if I am a fit for you. Some clients do this more formally with a list of questions and others evaluate their comfort levels with me as we talk. I will be assessing more about the dynamics of your situation and making sure I have complete clarity on what you need help with. I usually take notes during our first session, as a memorization tool. Typically, by the end of our first session we will begin to draw out a treatment plan together with therapeutic goals. Occasionally in the second session we may still be working this out. My sessions are usually 55 minutes long. If by the end of the first session you feel that I am not the right therapist for you, I would hope that at the very least, I could be of help finding you a better therapeutic match.
Full HIPAA document, (not necessary to print and/or sign) and Release of Information document (only if needed), Informed Consent for In-Person Services, and Informed Consent for Teletherapy
33 - 6th Street South, Suite #202, St Petersburg, Florida 33701, United States
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