Meet our Counselors
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Society promotes self-esteem based off of high performance in our jobs, finances, academics, sports, and even our health. When we cannot meet the standards that we set for ourselves, or more often, one that is set for us by others, we tend to be extremely hard on ourselves. This creates unnecessary anxiety and pressure that leads to maladaptive behaviors that help us to cope with the stress and anxiety in our day to day lives - drinking alcohol in excess or using other drugs, maintaining poor physical health, decrease in sleep/socialization, poor interpersonal relationships, just to name a few.
Through my years of practice I've been passionate in working with thousands of clients in promoting good mental health by helping them to unravel their cycles of negative thoughts, negative emotions, and negative behaviors that interchangeably obstruct them from being who, and getting to, where they want to be.
I strive to assist my clients in achieving their optimal mental health by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with humanistic psychology to promote balance in all areas of their lives from a holistic perspective. In addition to my normal business hours, I will be offering weekend appointments based on availability.
What made you want to become a therapist?
What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?
What's do you like most about working with clients?
Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?
Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?
What's the best part of your day?
Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?
What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?
What is one thing that you try to teach every client?
What type of clients do you work best with?
How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?
How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?
How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?
How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?
How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?
How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?
How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?
How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?
How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?
What is one thing you've learned from a client?
What is one thing that surprised you when you began your career as a therapist?
What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?
What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?
What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?
How do your clients know if counseling is working?
Can clients become dependent on counseling?
What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?
When working with couples, what is the most common challenge you see?
When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?
When a couple attends counseling, how long does it take for the couple’s relationship to experience improvement?
When counseling a couple, what’s your goal for the first session?
- Alcohol Abuse
- Blended Family
- Chronic Pain
- Coping Skills
- Depressed Mood
- Development Disorders
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Goal Setting
- Internet Addiction
- Life Coaching
- Men's Issues
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Issues
- Single Life
- Sleep/ Insomnia
- Social Anxiety
- Substance Abuse
- Video Game Addiction
- Weight Management
- Women's Issues
- Cash/ Self Pay
- United Behavioral Health
St. Petersburg Counseling – Therapists, Counselors and Coaches
Life is challenging. Work, school, family, there are so many requirements and responsibilities in daily life, it seems we are simply hanging on. Do you know you could achieve more? Do you feel frustrated and lonely? These feelings are very common in our society, and most of us have no idea how to even begin to deal with them. We may look to food or shopping for relief or distraction. But at the end of the day, the awareness of not achieving your best comes crashing in. When you call and connect with a Thriveworks Associate Provider, you are making the first step in creating the life you truly want and need. You are recognizing that you could be more, do more, and achieve more. We want to join you on this journey.
We have providers that are experts in many different areas of counseling and coaching. If you are struggling with a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety, we have providers that can help you in this area. If you are looking for a life coach; someone to help you explore your goals in life, we have providers that can meet this need as well. When you choose to make that first call for help, you are deciding to take a moment out of your life; to spend some time focusing on yourself; to improve yourself and realize your dreams. Be the example for your children. Show them that true change is possible. Make the call today.
Why Spend Time With a Coach or Counselor?
People in all different fields pursue outside assistance. Both elite and amatuer athletes have coaches; when you are sick, you go to a doctor; your child has teachers and guidance counselors. Why should your emotional and psychological health be any different? People of all ages and socioeconomic status can benefit from counseling and coaching. Thriveworks Associate Providers in St. Petersburg have experience working with many different types of people, as well as different concerns.
There are many reasons individuals and families choose to seek counseling. Perhaps you have experienced a tragic and unexpected event in your family, with your child, or in your relationship. When this happens, you can nearly be paralyzed with despair, fear, and possibly embarrassment. There is no need to feel embarrassed when considering reaching out for help. Providers are bound by law to maintain confidentiality. We are ready to connect you with someone who can help you work your way through this difficult situation, find light at the end of the tunnel, and create a new, healthy normal.
Perhaps you are considering connecting with a Thriveworks Associate Provider because you are looking for a life coach. Do you want to explore different ways to improve your life? You know that you could be achieving more in life, and also be experiencing more happiness and contentment. Perhaps you are looking to make a change in your career, but feel uncertain of what path to pursue next. We will connect you with a Thriveworks Associate Provider in St. Petersburg that can address your goals for coaching. We have providers that are experienced in many different areas of both coaching and counseling.
Reasons to pursue counseling or coaching may include:
- Anxiety issues
- Couples and marriage counseling
- Blended families
- Eating disorders
- Sexual issues
- Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- Panic attacks
- Stress management
- Career coaching
- Grief counseling
- Divorce recovery
- Child therapy
- Anger management
- Addiction issues
- Life coaching
- Life transitions such as divorce or loss of a job
This is not an exhaustive list for the reasons that individuals or families choose to seek counseling or coaching. While it is impossible to list all of the reasons that cause individuals or families to seek counseling, please understand that we are ready to meet whatever need you have at the time. Whatever the situation, concern, or goal that has caused you to reach this page, you have arrived at the right place. We are ready to help you remember your self-worth, your value, and your self-confidence.
What If a Loved One Needs Help?
Maybe you have come to this page because your relationship is struggling. Whether you have been married for a few months or fifty years, you know that marriage is not always butterflies and roses. Days are long, there is little time to connect, and bad habits of poor communication are not easily changed. We take each other for granted, and have trouble expressing our true feelings. A Thriveworks Associate Provider in St. Petersburg can help you restore your relationship. We can help you decide what the best next step is for each member of the relationship.
Maybe you have come to this page because you are looking for help for a child or teenager. While teenage rebellion is normal, sometimes this behavior becomes so serious or disruptive to the family unit, that outside help is needed. Slammed doors, late nights, screaming, silence, and secrecy; there is no need to live your life like this. If you, as a parent, have an instinctual feeling that your child needs help, that should not be ignored. A Thriveworks Associate Provider in St. Petersburg may be able to reach your child or teenager in a way that you cannot as a parent.
If you have a loved that is struggling with substance abuse, it can be difficult to reach them, and lonely to live without them while they are lost in a sea of addiction. No matter how much you beg and plead for a loved one to get help, the effort is pointless until the person with addiction actually wants help. When your loved one is finally ready for help, a Thriveworks Associate Provider in St. Petersburg can walk alongside your relationship and your family in recovery and rebuilding your life together. When one person is battling addiction, the whole family unit is affected. Thriveworks Associate Providers will work not only with the person struggling with the serious issue, but also with the family as a whole.
Why Wait Any Longer?
We respect that you have choices in who you entrust your mental health needs to. You have choice when you are looking for a coach. We take our responsibility to our clients very seriously, and will work diligently to create a partnership based on mutual respect and esteem. When you call to connect with Thriveworks Associate Providers in St. Petersburg, you are making an important first step in creating your ideal life. Our trained and licensed counselors, therapists, and life coaches are experts in their field. Thriveworks Associate Providers have the education and experience to help you, your relationship, or your child. We are ready to put this knowledge to work for you.
We respect that it may be difficult for you to contact us. It requires taking a moment out of your life, and scheduling something for yourself. You may have trepidation or feel uncertain about calling a counselor. For all of these reasons, we want to be available when you need us. Out of respect for your busy life, we maintain a “no waiting list” policy. In most cases, we are able to connect you with a Thriveworks Associate Provider in as little as 24 hours. We will match you with someone that meets your needs, and who can immediately begin to help you create the change you need.
Perhaps you are still wondering if you should call. Wonder no longer. Let us help you create the life you have always dreamed about, or maybe realize the goals that you lost track of long ago. It would be our pleasure to walk with you on this journey. Call us today and we will connect you with a Thriveworks Associate Provider in St. Petersburg that can help you find your own path to health and healing.