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Marriage Counseling

Every relationship is bound to experience highs and lows, and that’s normal when you’re in a relationship as close as a marriage. Determining whether your marriage is experiencing a small bump in the road or if it’s something more serious that requires professional counseling may be easier than you think.

Even the best marriage can suffer normal wear and tear over the years. If it shows signs of breaking down and you and your spouse growing apart, professional marriage counseling is often the best next step. A good counselor can guide you toward getting the relationship back on the right track by identifying what the real issues are and then helping you to implement solutions.

Marriages tend to change over time, especially when faced with a major transition, such as one partner going back to school, when you’re expecting your first child, or you’re suffering the loss of a family member. A good marriage counselor can help you to get through these changes so that you can find your relationship’s new normal and regain focus on each other.

Even if you feel that your marriage is in good shape, counseling may be able to make it great. Getting the perspective of an objective professional can help you to keep your relationship with your spouse running smoothly.

We can help. Call us to schedule your marriage counseling session and begin making your relationship great again.

Email us at: or call us anytime at (813) 244-1251

New Staff!

Affordble Counseling Center would like to welcome Carrie Schroeder, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, to the team. Carrie graduated in 2011 from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fl. She is under the supervision of Clinical Director Clarissa Crystal-Belle. Carrie is now taking appointments at our Tampa and Brandon locations!

Carrie is just one of the incredible therapists that work at Affordable Counseling Center. For more information on our dynamic staff, visit our website at Also, you can visit our parent company website at or



Employee Profile: Matt Donovan


Matt Donovan has been working at affordable counseling since we started our practice. Matt is currently pursuing his MA in Rehabilitative Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida here in Tampa. Matt has experience with all age groups, and specializes working with individuals that have symptoms of anxiety and/ or depression. Matt also has experience working with teens and young adults with phase of life issues.
Matt is an avid hockey player and referee for the local recreational hockey league. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well. We are so happy to have Matt as a part of our great counseling team!
For more information about affordable counseling services, and the rest of our staff, visit our website at

Owner Profile- Clarissa Crystal Belle, LMHC


Clarissa Crystal-Belle Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), is co-founder and the Executive Clinical Director at Star Point Counseling Center. She has over 20 years of clinical therapy experience and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) since 1997.

With Clarissa’s extensive experience providing counseling and therapy for children, teens, individuals, couples, and families.  She has helped many people with issues of depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, marriage and family dynamic issues, separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting skills, PTSD, repeated negative behavior as well as addictions.
For more information on Clarissa’s extensive counseling experience, visit our website at
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