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Bradenton Counselors

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  • 11 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin S.
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When it comes to professionalism, Dr. Crosby takes the cake. I had a lot of bad experiences with 3 prior counselors (I will not list their names) and was ready to give up. Thank Heavens I came across her. She has given me a new lease on life and pointed me in the right direction for success. I just wish other counselors would take a page from her book bescause, for my money, she is the best in the business. Thank you Dr. Jessica Crosby, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you.

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Latifah Akram
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Colville S.
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Ms. Akram was very professional and flexible in helping me early in my career as a mental health/substance abuse counselor. She demonstrated excellent communication skills and was receptive in listening to me and providing oversight/direction in helping me to be a better clinician.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Constance C.
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Counselor was warm and empathetic. A great support. Lots of trust and kindness.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric T.
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I could not have asked for a better officiant and pastor to proceed over our wedding. Tom came to our rehearsal the night before the wedding and was liked by everyone. During the wedding we picked 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 to have Tom read from and I think it was heart felt by everyone. We will stop by his home church in St. Pete the next time we come through.

Jonathan T Bell
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
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Jon was an amazing counselor, he listened attentively, asked all the right questions, his advice and activities were both fun and easy to implement. Wonderful price for exceptional work. Thank you!

Living His Life Ministries
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Graham M.
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Torend Ebner, minister of Living His Life Ministries, officiated our wedding last summer. I have known and been great friends with Torend for many years. I knew early on that I would ask him to perform our service. When he accepted and began discussing what our ceremony would entail, I asked that Torend bring his unique and joyous heart into our marriage. We were happy to give him much leeway in his message and prayer, and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the service we received. "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the Glory of Kings."

Lisa Sullivan, LMFT
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Terri B.
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Lisa is an awesome counselor! She is attentive, warm, nonjudgmental, and very knowledgeable and offers easily applicable information that promotes life changes. She combines smart, professional instruction and advice that instills in you the confidence to grow and move from thought to action! She’s also great for the occasional ‘mental tune-up’ when life throws you the curve ball!

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Thus far, all I have had was an initial intake last week with my first appointment tomorrow. Dr. Nelson gave me a homework assignment which really made me not only think but open my eyes. I have emailed her several times and her responses have been unprescented. She is always right there with encouragement, is insightful and has already been a tremendous help. I have been in therapy in the past, but I always quit when things get tough or my life becomes manageable to where I feel I don't have to face uncomfortable things. Dr. Nelson, I believe is building a foundation for me that will allow me the ease and comfort to do all the work I need to do to move forward with a healthier life. I am so grateful I found her on this site.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mollie G.
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I was referred to Anthony over a year ago and I am incredibly grateful! He has provided consistent and trustworthy counseling throughout one of the most challenging times in my life. After each session I left feeling stronger and more aware of how to handle the people and obstacles in my daily life and over time I achieved a deeper understanding and acceptance of my past. None of this would have been possible without Anthony's sincere compassion, intellect, and attentiveness in a comforting and warm environment!

  • 4 years in business
Jessica A.
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From the very first session, Angela Corbett has been insightful, helpful, friendly, kind, and extremely accepting. She is a brilliant counselor and I'm thankful to have found her!

Tina Yeager, LMHC
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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I am very pleased with Tina. She has patience and understanding.


I’ve been offering counseling, coaching, and educational programs since 1987. My list of credentials includes the following: licensed mental health counselor, board certified addictions professional, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy™, and certified master relationship coach. I am also the author of the breakthrough life and relationship success book Marry YourSelf First!® Say “I Do” to a Life of Passion, Power, Purpose and Prosperity. I share with the readers how to win “the inside game of relationships” by first creating a powerful relationship with yourself. The material in Marry YourSelf First!® is a result of my 20+ years of clinical counseling and coaching with thousands of individuals, couples and businesses. In this book, I reveal what I’ve discovered as the 20 Core Principles of Passion, Power, Purpose and Prosperity. Visit the official Marry YourSelf First!® website. I was also one of six people who received the 2006 Tampa Bay Health Care Hero Award. My many clients have referred to me as a blend of Dr. Phil mixed in with Buddha and Salvador Dali. Marry YourSelf First!® was recently described by a fellow author as "Co-dependent No More" meets "The One Minute Millionaire."

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

A healing practitioner with nearly 20 years experience in both counseling, therapeutic and spiritual interventions. My therapeutic approach combines counseling with energetic soul work, finding this to be a highly effective approach in assisting others achieve positive, lasting change with ease and grace.


I am a counselor for Pinellas County. Areas of counseling include: addiction, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, groups, seminars, Christian parenting, relationships, hypnosis, EMDR, and RRT.

  • 29 years in business

I make sure my client receives the best possible support needed.


I differ from the average counselor in that I am a Christian counselor. I believe that I must look at a person holistically which means that you consist of body, mind and spirit. All of these components affect a person's well-being and therefore must be considered.


I offer counseling, business consulting, and swimming instruction. I hold a Bachelors in Counseling, and I have 5 years' experience teaching children and adults how to swim.


Hello. I am a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Seminole, Florida. I work with adults, adolescents and children in individual and family therapy. Please give me a call to start your journey to a greater sense of well-being. I look forward to hearing from you. Mary


I am a registered mental health counselor working towards the state licensure. I have been working as a counselor for over 10 years. I specialize in grief counseling (depression) but I also work with any other mental illness. I studied and have a degree in art therapy. I use alternative therapies such as: art therapy, meditation, visualization and yoga to help my clients improve their lives. I also studied metaphysics and I have degrees as a energy hands healer and as a tarot reader. Don't hesitate to contact me. I can help awaken to a brand new you.


We are offering Christ-centered therapy, based on understanding your own unique temperament, and the needs and strengths of that temperament. When an individual's needs go unmet, or met in ungodly or unproductive ways, that person experiences inner stress and relational stress. The client learns productive ways to meet those needs, and Biblically based cognitive method to overcome negative patterns of meeting those needs. Therapy is offered for: * Marriage and family * Premarital * Divorce and blended families * OCD, depression, anxiety and stress: nutrition and fitness components * Life coaching and communication * Anger, offense and unforgiveness * Deeper intimacy with God and others

  • 5 years in business

I provide mental health counseling to men, women and children who are dealing with various mental health issues such as anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, anger management, substance abuse and PTSD.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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