Adult Therapy & Counseling
in Tampa, Florida
Do you find it hard to manage stress and feel rested?
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed with life?
Do you want to make changes that will be lasting?
Are you wanting more for yourself and your relationships?
Have worries and anxiety taken over your life?
Are you in a toxic relationship?
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION CAN TAKE OVER
If you are struggling with how you feel about yourself, you might find yourself avoiding activities that you once enjoyed. You might drink to relax or spend much of your day obsessing about your body, choices you’ve made, worrying about the future.
When we attempt to avoid pain by avoiding addressing the root of our struggle, the pain will find us over and over again.
Therapy can help stop this pattern and help you to find more comfort in feeling pain and understanding the root of it so that you can better deal with the pain and find better, healthier ways of coping.
When you take the time to invest in yourself through therapy, life changes. You begin to understand more about yourself, how you respond to the world, and discover what you can do to make lasting changes. Therapy is work and taking a look at ourselves can be uncomfortable.
We understand the strength and courage it takes to ask for help and value asking for help in our own lives as well. We work hard to walk the talk and can help you do the same.
WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING THERAPY SERVICES:
BODY IMAGE COUNSELING
GRIEF & LOSS
Adults can often feel reluctant to see a therapist due to stereotypes and stigmas of counseling. Afraid of being judged or scorned, many people try to deal with mental health problems on their own. This can lead to substance abuse problems and worsen existing psychological issues. We advise giving us a call when you:
Struggle to Control Your Emotions
Cannot Keep Relationships
Are Overwhelmed By Feelings of Grief
Notice a drop in Workplace or School Performance
Recognize a Need For Self-Improvement
Experience a Change in Appetite or Sleep Patterns
Have Experienced Trauma
Do Not Enjoy Things You Once Did
YOU'VE TAKEN CARE OF OTHERS.
NOW IT'S TIME TO TAKE CARE YOU.
Individual Counseling FAQs
Why Should I choose Tampa Life Counseling for therapy in the Tampa area?
Our therapists understand how challenging life can be. We are passionate about supporting people in every stage of the life cycle. We also do everything we can to be accessible to both children and working adults. This includes providing comprehensive telehealth services and in person sessions. Every day we come to work aiming to provide you and your neighbors with the mental health services you deserve.
I’m Nervous About Starting Therapy. Is that weird?
Not at all. The thought of sharing your inner self with a stranger can be intimidating. Though you’re not obligated to, we encourage you to bring up these feelings during your first session. This feeling of anxiety often ebbs as you get to know your therapist and begin to see the results of their work. If you still feel uncomfortable after three or four sessions, it’s vital that you discuss them. These feelings of anxiety can impede CBD and make it difficult to hold a proper dialogue.
Will I Feel Better Right Away? // How Long Will I Be In Therapy?
Studies find that the average psychotherapy client takes around 3 months to see an improvement. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that clear-cut. How long you need to be in therapy will depend upon a myriad of factors including your condition, your openness to the process, and your treatment plan. Our clients with depression, for instance, tend to see results after one or two months. Treating anxiety, meanwhile, often takes four or more. Some people—flooded with relief at finally treating a long-standing issue--start feeling better after their first session, The majority of people, however, can expect a process of six months, or more they’re looking to overcome deep-seated difficulties.
What Happens If You Think I Need Medication?
While we possess a deep understanding of mental health disorders, we cannot prescribe medications. If we think that’s a necessary component of your treatment plan, we’ll refer you to a psychiatrist. If we believe that physical issues may be at the root of a problem, we may also refer you to your primary physician. Like with any other treatment, whether or not you visit the professionals we recommend is up to you.
Is Therapy Confidential?
In almost all instances, what is said in therapy stays between you and your therapist. There are HIPAA laws in place to protect your privacy, and our therapists also do so because their integrity and code of ethics require it. Our counselors understand that you have to trust them to open up, so, in the vast majority of situations, private information stays private. As with any medical professional, there are safety-related circumstances in which we would be required to contact authorities and/or release your records. Also, by using an insurance company, you are consenting that they can request your records.
What Insurances Do You Accept for Individual and Adult Counseling?
We accept United Healthcare, Optum, and Aetna. For those not in our payment networks, we offer self-payment options. Visit our pricing page for more information.
Can I Request a Specific Therapist?
Absolutely. A big part of finding your perfect counselor is finding someone with whom you are comfortable. For many clients—especially those with gender-specific issues or a history of interpersonal trauma—this means working with someone of a specific gender, age, faith, or clinical orientation. We want to match you to the best counselor for your needs. You can read about each counselor on their “About” pages or give us a call for a recommendation. You can also schedule a free phone consult with one or more of our counselors as a sort of interview (keep reading for more on this option).
How Do I Prepare For My First Counseling Session?
We have an entirely digital paperwork process, and the documents must be completed 48 hours in advance. If you’ve never been to our office, we suggest getting familiar with the route ahead of time. This will make it easier to arrive to your appointment on time and less stressed.