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Annette Reiter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Career Counselor in St. Petersburg, Florida. (MT 1896). Reiter has a full time practice in downtown St. Petersburg, where she provides individual, couple and group therapy. As a GS 120 ™ Trained and Licensed Counselor, Annette helps guide people to the best career choices at any time in their lives. She is a certified Qualified Supervisor for post graduate registered interns in the fields of Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, offering individual and group supervision.
Past elected board member of Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (2011-2012)
SPEAKER AND AUTHOR Besides providing therapy and career counseling in St. Petersburg, Annette is also known nationally for her expertise on parenting and Generation Y. She is routinely invited by organizations to speak on various topics. Some of these include the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Additionally, she is the co-author of Launching: Parenting to College and Beyond.
Annette received her undergraduate degree from the University of CA, San Diego in Psychology and obtained a Masters in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the University of San Diego.
Healthy Youth Development, Parenting,
Family Therapy, Abuse Recovery, Marital Affair Recovery, Divorce,
Emotional & Physical Abuse, GS 120 ™ Trained and Licensed Counselor
Helps identify individual long-term career interests. Provides research-proven, valid and reliable information to help with life decisions. Online testing and big data analysis for best and least favorable career choices
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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. Allow me to give you some highlights to my style and what you can expect in therapy with me. The web is a fantastic way to find a therapist but nothing can compete with the in person meeting, so 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’s a Marriage and Family Therapist
As a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida I practice a type of therapy based on systems theory. In short, systems theory is based on the idea: “the whole is greater than the some of it’s parts”. It is a relatively new form of therapy, from the 1950’s, and I try to take a look at the entire system a person is operating in and how to make changes to alleviate the current discomforts. Since it was one of the first psychological theories to treat ‘systems’ it was called ‘marriage and family’ but for my practice I see individuals, couples, and groups using this systems theory approach.
Well first off I can’t change you into anybody or thing you don’t want to change into. You are completely in charge of our therapy if you hire me, as an expert to consult in your life experiences. I often compare myself to an architect, I have a lot of good ideas on how and where to build your house but in the end, you build it, live in it and pay for it. I work hard and care deeply for my clients’ wellbeing, but I cannot do their job. Therapy lasts for an hour, 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 feed back I receive from clients and colleagues revolves around my personal strength of clarity and I have been called a “straight shooter”. To be clear, I am NOT Dr. Phil in style, but I am clear, 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. If by the end of the first session you have any thoughts that basically are, “this lady can’t help me” I would hope that at the very least, I could be of help finding you a better therapeutic match. 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.
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Self-esteem is an important part of leading a happy, fulfilling life. How we feel about ourselves affects every aspect of our lives, from the way we function at work, in love, and in sex, to the way we parent, to what we strive to achieve. This is a step-by-step guide for you!
"Relax gradually and wholeheartedly into the ordinary and obvious truth of change." This book by Pema Chodron offers short, stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living.
Her website: https://pemachodronfoundation.org/
These two books by Dr. Lynda Madison and published by American Girl help understand emotions and learn how to deal with them. Find the books here: https://www.americangirl.com/…/the-feelings-book-journal-f4…
Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from two to three. And Baby Makes Three by experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman shows couples how to avoid the pitfalls of parenthood.
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This book by Lisa M. Najavits presents a treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse. The person with this difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, needs to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm.
AntiRacist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism.
Grief is experienced differently by each of us. This book by Sameet Kumar will help you discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry and are able to find the spiritual and emotional resilience you need to move through challenging times.
Here's a great self-help at home book by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D. if you're feeling anxious.
There are so many forms of grief we are all experiencing right now. Even if you don't personally know someone who has passed away during this pandemic, we’re hearing about deaths every day. Maybe you're missing loved ones that have gone on before. This book by Francis Dorff is one of my favorites on grieving.
This book by Gavin De Becker is so good. De Becker is a master at helping us understand our fear. Fearing less seems like a good idea to me right now.
Yeppers!! Title of this one says it all. Slow down and take good care of yourself. Breathe in and out, and if you're looking for a fabulous book to help you, Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg's Overwhelmed, will hit the spot.
One of my favorites!
Faber and Mazlisch believe that parents who demonstrate acceptance, respect and skill in their interactions with their children will raise confident, respectful, independent, responsible, and emotionally intelligent people who know how to resolve differences with others effectively.
This book by William J. Knaus is a powerful resource if you're looking for a tool to help lessen or overcome your feelings of depression.
This book by Glennon Doyle explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.
This is an amazing read! Quote from Silver: "Let what wants to come, come. Let what wants to go, go. If it is mine, it will stay. If not, whatever is better will replace it." Visit her website: https://toshasilver.com/
This book by attorney and politician, Bakari Sellers, is part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis. Sellers takes us on an eye-opening journey through the South's past, present, and future. He writes of the crisis affecting the other “Forgotten Men & Women".
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Parenting even the healthiest adolescent can sometimes feel like a very long roller coaster ride. Adolescence is a huge transition for each and every member of the family. After 18 years of sacrifice and devotion, you find yourself on the cusp of a major letting go process with little or no preparation. This handbook offers readers a deeper understanding of the goals in the separation and individuation process. You will gain insight into the stages of healthy adolescent development and gain knowledge through our series of examples and practical exercises. Important adolescent brain research data is explored and discussed.