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    Welcome

    You have decided to seek the help of a psychotherapist. Tampa Therapy and Wellness “TTW” provides therapy for people dealing with stress, anxietydepression, grief and loss, trauma (military, sexual, or others), or having relationship issues.

    Our counseling services extend throughout Tampa Bay (including Brandon, Riverview, New Tampa, Carrolwood, Westchase, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Pinellas, and St. Petersburg. From North Tampa to South Tampa – Hyde Park, Davis Island, Palma Ceia, and West Shore).

    Our office is located close to Downtown Tampa and to the University of Tampa. You can find our building entrance on South Boulevard, a couple of blocks past Bella Prana Yoga on Platt St.

    Congratulations on taking this step.

    It is imperative when participating in psychotherapy that you develop a good relationship with the best psychotherapist you believe can help you. Finding the best mental health counselor/couple’s counselor with the necessary tools suitable for your ailments is significant.

    You value privacy and confidentiality. We offer that. It is essential to feel secure about sharing your issues. Here at Tampa Therapy and Wellness, we have a strict policy to give you the utmost security and confidentiality. The office is private and secluded.

    We suggest you explore this website to learn more about the services TTW can provide you.

    *Two locations: Hyde Park – South Tampa and Safety Harbor, FL

     

    HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

    Looking from outside, some would say you have it all.

    Being a successful professional, a doctor, a lawyer, a CEO, a judge, an entrepreneur, a “home-manager,” or someone who is in college studying what you believe will be the path for your successful career does not guarantee a life without challenges.

    Deep inside, you know you are not well, and that stress is getting to you.

    Stress can feel like a sadness you cannot shake off (“Is this depression?” you may ask yourself), or the ever-present anxiety/panic feelings, frequently worrying about things, or show up as issues that come in relationships.

    Maybe your stress is coming from your relationship (communication, trust, affairs, or sexual issues) or difficulties with colleagues or family. Problems with your children and the difficulties your children are encountering in life may be causing you stress.

    Blended families or divorced couples may deal with some additional stress with their old and new families. At times, guilty and trauma are impediments to adjusted blended families. Reproductive stresses such as infertility, perinatal issues, baby loss, postpartum depression, adoption, or surrogacy can also be causing couples’ difficulties.

    If you are looking for marriage therapy, couples counseling, or a family counselor, make sure you explore the Couples’ page to identify the symptoms of someone who needs therapy for their relationship.

    Finding someone good for couples’ therapy can be a daunting task. Both partners must like the psychotherapist and feel that she/he is working to improve their relationship, build a better future, and promote well-being for each partner.

    Types of Help We Offer

    Often people want a “quick solution.” However, depending in your issues and therapy type, psychological treatment can be lengthy. At times, people can be treated with Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) within a couple of months.

    Dr. Dedra Tentis is a trauma therapist. She completed training in several modalities including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which is her primary specialty. Having deployed 4 times, Dr. Tentis and her family have navigated stress, trauma, and growth on multiple levels. Following a traumatic spinal cord injury in Afghanistan, Dr. Tentis found life-changing benefits as a client of ART. This led her back to the classroom to become a trained ART therapist. Her passion is helping people unpack and process stressful experiences, as well as prepare for upcoming stressors, so they can live a more balanced and purposeful life.

    Dr. Tentis uses ART for the following:

    Sexual abuse/assault, Phobias, Depression, Anxiety, Social anxiety, Panic attacks, Grief, Bad habits, Anger management, OCD, Hoarding, Sleep problems, Dreams and nightmares, Co-dependency, Marital problems/infidelity, Goal settings, Pain management, Migraines, and other issues

    Here at Tampa Therapy and Wellness, our specialists will help you resolve immediate problems, such as anxiety or behavioral issues using integrative psychodynamic therapy skills. Still, a more comprehensive treatment plan will help you with grief, depressiontraumarelationship issues, etc.

    We offer a semi-structured couple’s therapy that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 sessions, depending on the complexity of the case, using the Gottman method and Emotional Focused Therapy, among other skills.

    Some people even opt for a more in-depth treatment that requires more than once-a-week visitations. Treatment can continue for many months or years. Depending on the availability of resources, patients will get to the root of their problems and resolve them for life. Although a significant commitment in time and money should be thoughtfully considered, this type of treatment is well worth the long-term benefits gained. We will apply the best kind of therapy to help with your presenting (and sometimes hidden) issues.

    Taking the Next Step

    Call (813) 530-5180 to determine we are a good fit for your psychological needs and financial resources. We are seeing patients FACE-TO-FACE and are accepting new patients for the moment.

    A face-to-face or online first two sessions will be to learn about you, the history of your stress and share how we can help you at Tampa Therapy and Wellness.

    EXTRA: In the session, you will work together. We will explore if there is a need to find a psychiatrist (who prescribes the medication) to complement your treatment. After an initial assessment, if there is a need to refer out to a more specialized therapist, we will do so.

    Getting The Most Of Your Brain

    Using technologically advanced testing, we can help you track your cognitive function and lifestyle factors over time at Tampa Therapy and Wellness. We give you insights that will empower you to be at your best every day at work, school, and in relationships of cognitive functions.

    The Cambridge Brain System is an advanced tool used to quantify measures of brain function and health. Suppose you are worried about how stress, drugs, alcohol, age, depression, trauma, or anxiety affect your brain.

    In that case, this tracking system can give you a baseline evaluation, offering a reference point into “normal” behavior for only $225.00. Test results over time can compare the baseline to results after psychological treatment or aging.

    Get Your Brain Cognitive Function Test Scheduled Today

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    Before You Come

    If you are looking for a therapist to help you, please CALL US and we will direct you to one of our therapists that best matches with your presenting problems. Later, we will ask you to connect to our CLIENT PORTAL, so you can complete all the paperwork BEFORE you come for your first session.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    View commonly asked questions related to therapy with us, and psychotherapy in general. Your active participation and dedication are crucial to your success.

    Rates and Insurance

    Do you have health insurance? Check here to see if you would be covered under your insurance provider for our services. If you have questions, please reach out.

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