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Life is hard. Even positive life events and transitions can still be stressful and bring apprehension or unease. During difficult life events it is easy to feel “stuck” or unable to break down personal brick walls. Sometimes past coping skills stop working, pain from old hurts or broken relationships becomes too much to ignore, or shame clouds your thoughts and daily life. Whether you are experiencing an overwhelming personal crisis or you are looking for some tools to make minor adjustments to your relationships or career, we are here to help.

The therapists at the Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. offer a non-judgmental, faith-sensitive and validating environment where you will be respected and heard. We will work with you to create an individualized change strategy to move towards goals you identify. Working with a therapist at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. can give the freedom to say things that have been previously unsaid, raise your awareness of potential blind spots, and help you identify steps to break unhealthy patterns. Our goal is not for you to merely function within your current situation, but to help you form skills and plans to move beyond your goals. Therapists at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. &Tampa Fl. will help you with anxiety counseling, depression counseling, stress counseling, trauma counseling and social skills counseling.


Couples Counseling Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl.

Therapists at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. will help determine what’s not working, remove it, and replace it with something better.

You’ll learn when and how to use new skills that promote your connection as a couple.

You may be stuck doing the same thing repeatedly, despite not getting the results you want, just because you don’t know what else to do.

You’re likely mimicking either what you observed growing up or what was once done to you.

In therapy, you’ll do something different.

You’ll get out of your comfort zone.

Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. will arm you with tools, support, and encouragement, you’ll try things that aren’t familiar, things that will work.

In therapy at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. , you’ll examine and tackle, head on, the issues that get you stuck as you learn new, more effective, ways to address and resolve what’s getting you stuck.

Our Therapists at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. work to develop a plan to design, build, and nurture the type of relationship you want to have once you understand exactly what you need and want to be happy in a relationship. We’ll also talk about how you ask for it!

Always in a relationship, listening and communicating are key aspects. I will help you learn to communicate more clearly and intentionally – and to listen and understand your partner.


Online Counseling Phone Counseling

Affordable Counseling Center is offering phone counseling and online counseling in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl.
With Covid 19 there is an increase in stress, anxiety, depression, couples are arguing more, families are confined to their homes. Online counseling and phone counseling are ways to talk with  a therapist in a safe way to resolve the issues you are having. Our counselors have found that online counseling and phone counseling is just as effective as in person counseling in the therapist’s office.  It is more convenient and our therapists are complying to HIPPA rules. They are doing their online counseling and phone counseling sessions in a room in their home behind a closed door.  When you do your online counseling or phone counseling you may want to make sure you do not have any distractions such as deliveries, phone calls from work or your clients.  All insurance companies have allowed online counseling and phone counseling sessions to be billed so all you have to pay is your co pay.

Grief/Loss Counseling Through These Trying Times

The curent state of affairs makes mental health professionals just as needed as our counterparts in the helping professions at this time. There is so much uncertainty that comes with dealing with society today. This unprecedented issue society is facing globally gives us all an experience that many of us haven’t faced before. It also gives us something in common. Many people are losing emplyment, or loved ones in the wake of all this. In relation to grief and loss this applies as the process of adapting to a significant loss that can vary dramatically from one person to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost. What comes next is how to cope. The five stages of grief are listed as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through these difficult times that comes with the rollercoaster of emotion it wouldn’t be uncommon to go through these stages in intervals, more than once, or in any given order. It may put a strain on your marriage or family as well. This is what makes marriage therapy, couples counseling, individual sessions, and family therapy essential in helping to build the tools to cope and make it through all this. You’re not alone and there is help through this.

Therapy For Couples

What stage of your relationship are you in? Are there contentions you and your partner are looking to work through? Are you undecided on whether the relationship is worth salvaging? Are you breaking up? If you have have had a difficult experience in either of these stages, would you be surprisd to hear therapy is more than just being for couples trying to strengthen their relationship? Well, guess what? It doesn’t matter the rhyme or the reason, or the time of the season, therapy is a good way to strengthen a bond, come to a decision on whether the relationship is worth it, or split up amicably with no regret and with closure. The point is, that marriage and family therapy or couple’s counseling is more than the title implies, peeling back the onion so to speak on how diverse relationships are as well as the issues couples and spouses face trying to make them work. There is no shame or guilt in seeing a marriage therapist and in couple’s counseling you learn to deal with any shame or guilt contention has brought you. Give therapy a try today. You won’t regret it!

The Choice Is Yours, Therapy Is Love

Ask yourself how long you want to sit with these pestering negative thoughts and contentions that you’re letting hold you back from living the life you deserve. Fulfilled and full love and happiness. The world isn’t perfect and neither are you but that doesn’t mean you deserve to suffer. Manifest the lifestyle and well-being you seek. Experience rapid results on from discovering your life purpose, removing blocks, improving relationships, reducing anxiety, managing pain, increasing abundance, and habit control. Whether you need an individual counseling session, a marriage counseling session, or a family therapy session to tackle a widely diverse array of problems and issues Star Point Counseling Center has the experience and talent to help you actualize the change you want and provides the tools to help you make it happen. You’re in the driver seat. Give counseling with Star Point in Brandon and Tampa a call today!

Change Can Be Difficult, Therapy Doesn’t Have To

At times, we all develop ineffective patterns of behavior, some of which are unconscious & keep us from solving problems & being the best we can be. Things happen in life that seem to throw us off our game, or set us back a bit, so to speak. Emotional flexibility is the key to a happier, healthier more complete life. The goal is to help you resolve whatever difficulties are keeping you from living a more authentic, joyful & fulfilled life with yourself, your spouse or partner, or your family. Couples counseling, or marriage and family therapy can be helpful in resolving a number of issues while helping to bring each individual involved a sense of awareness and midfulness with the tools we as therapists help provide to take with you and practice outside of the therapeutic session.

Relationship and family counseling offers you a place to process these kinds of life changes, allowing you to express your concerns while maintaining emotional safety.  Therapy is about creating a safe space that allows for emotional expression from  partners while guiding the communication in a way that helps all hear and process those messages from each other with less defensiveness and increased empathy.

What to Expect in Marriage and Couples Therapy

The path of loving can sometimes be difficult. Even the most devoted partners have conflicts from time to time. A compassionate therapist with experience in helping couples can be an invaluable resource for your relationship.

Persons seek the support of therapy for many reasons, ranging from relief from anxiety and depression, to difficulties in creating and sustaining their relationships with others, to fears of expressing themselves authentically and trusting others. Some seek the assistance of therapy to understand reoccurring anger or conflicts with their loved ones. Others seek the help of therapy to develop new ways of responding to circumstances that have been habitually problematic, to develop more capacity for intimacy and to experience more contentment and joy in their lives.

One of the strengths of a good therapist is to have an ability to help create an atmosphere in which even persons wary about the process of therapy can begin to safely explore their psychological and emotional lives and their relationships to themselves and others, whatever their goals.

Whether you are seeking therapy to understand and accept yourself more fully, address difficulties in your relationship, marriage or family, recover from the aftermaths of trauma or abuse or live your life with more freedom, ease or well-being, rest assured that Affordable Counseling Center of Tampa and Brandon Florida is poised to help you achieve whatever goals you have for therapy in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Here, we offer a safe space for all to come, free of judgement, for a life changing therapeutic experience.

Psychotherapy in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl.

Marriage Counseling Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. or Couples Therapy in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. is known as a type of psychotherapy that assists couples with identifying and resolving conflicts that may be damaging the relationship. If you are a couple struggling to keep your marriage on track, it is a good idea to consider seeking professional counseling. It is common for both partners to attend the marriage counseling sessions.

There are, however, occasions in which one person will seek or choose to attend counseling alone. Through therapy, the individual or couples can gain a better understanding about how to communicate with each other. It also allows the partners to examine what role each plays in the issues surrounding their problems.

At Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl. the sessions will provide the couple to create an environment which will help strengthen their bond. Another goal of therapy is to help couples find health ways to strengthen.


Conflict in a relationship is completely natural…

At Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Fl & Tampa Fl we find that our clients relationships can be difficult to maintain. You get tired having the same arguments over and over without resolution. Or the arguments change but you end up with the same pattern; you work it out, but then days or weeks later you’re back in the same rut. Or you don’t argue but are merely co-existing. Work. Eat. Parent. Rinse and repeat.
And you haven’t had sex in months.
Normal life stressors can cause chaos and bring out deep rooted patterns that negatively impact each other. You may have settled into a comfortable relationship, but often take each other for granted. You forget to make each other a priority. Life transitions like the birth of a baby, the death of an elderly parent, or an empty nest can add to your tension. You don’t always support one another as well as you could, and fears and anxieties get in the way.
At Affordable Counseling in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. our Therapists will teach you skills and tools to overcome these issues.
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