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About Us

At Tampa Counseling Place, our mission is to enhance the everyday lives of our clients. Our highly experienced counselors utilize various approaches depending on your needs and preferences. Being unable to understand or control our thoughts and feelings often leads us and our loved ones into difficult times. It may be time to speak to a professional who can help you with coping skills and truly listen to the issue at hand. We understand how making this decision to attend counseling is a very brave decision and will absolutely be your first step towards wellness and healing. 

Services Offered

Individual Counseling

Are you feeling like something just isn't quite right? Talking with someone can provide some self-knowledge and the ability to view things from a different angle. We create a plan specific for you that addresses your individual needs.

Family Counseling

Family therapy or family counseling is designed to address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family, such as major life transitions or mental health conditions. Families can benefit from therapy when they experience any stressful event that may strain family relationships, such as financial hardship, divorce, or the death of a loved one.

Marriage Counseling/Relational Counseling

Relationships can take couples on a roller coaster of emotions that often cause enormous suffering for both partners. When challenges arise, don’t let them grow into an insurmountable difficulty. The earlier you ask for professional help, the more likely it will be that you can hang on to your relationship.

Additional Services Offered Include:

  • Parenting Skills
  • Tween/Teen Counseling

Specialties

  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relational Problems
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Individuals
  • Coping Skills

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Qualified Therapists

Natalie Rosado,   LMHC, CIMHP

Hello! Thanks for landing on Tampa Counseling Place - I am the owner and founder of this group practice. I have personally selected each of these therapists based on their specialties and their unique ability to make each and every client feel welcome and safe under their care. After reading their bios, if you need help picking which one would be the best fit for you, use our Matching Quiz above to be matched with a therapist that suits you. Can't wait to help you in your journey to happiness and healing!


Pamela Salcedo,   M.S, LMHC, ATR-P

A little bit about me:
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. I completed my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Art and earned my Master of Science in Art Therapy from Florida State University. I am passionate about helping others overcome challenges and understand the inner workings of their mind so they may feel empowered to create positive changes in their life. I have completed training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Advocacy Core Training. My approach to therapy is based on individual needs and I use a wide range of interventions to help clients reach their full potential and live a meaningful life. My style has been described as calm, compassionate, client-centered, and non-judgmental.

How I can help you:
In our work together, I will help you explore coping skills you can use to face difficulties you may be experiencing and achieve personal growth and development. I believe everyone has the strength they need to get where they want to be, and I understand this can be challenging to do during times of distress. As an Art Therapist, I also offer a safe space where clients can use art materials and creative self-expression to process thoughts and feelings. Through talk therapy or art therapy (or both!), it is my goal to help you navigate life stressors. I would be honored to be part of your mental health journey!

A glimpse into my life: I constantly strive to develop my professional skills and work towards personal self-growth. In my free time I enjoy making art, spending time with friends and family, listening to music and podcasts, cooking, and hanging out with my cat Louie.

Expertise:
- Art Therapy Training
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Stress Management
- Trauma
- PTSD
- Mood Disorders
- Grief/Bereavement
- Self-esteem
- Life Transitions
- Mindfulness


Self-pay rate:
$110 individual session
$120 family session


Accepts:
United HealthCare
Optum
Optum EAP
ComPsych
Cigna (POS, HMO, EAP)
Avmed
Anthem/BCBS

Jessica Tucker,   Wellness Coach, MSCN, CPT

A little bit about me: Hello! I am a Holistic Nutrition Advisor and Certified Personal Trainer. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and an advanced Personal Trainer Certification. I have worked as a health coach since 2011 and specialize in managing chronic health conditions through a combination of good nutrition, physical exercise and stress management techniques.


How I can help you: I will work with you to optimize your nutrition, to maximize your physical and mental health, and crush your health and wellness goals! Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, improve your blood sugar, manage any chronic health conditions, or simply feel better - my goal is to help you exercise to be fit, not skinny; eat to fuel your body; and to ignore the haters, doubters and bad influences that discourage you – because you are worth more than you realize!


A glimpse into my life: I enjoy going on motorcycle road trips with my husband, hanging at home with our 3 dogs, reading, cooking and listening to music. Currently, I am rediscovering my favorite pastimes and developing new passions. 

Expertise:

- Holistic Nutrition
- Personal Training
- Chronic health issues
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss


Self-pay rate:
$100 coaching session

Zandra Michel,   LMHC, RYT

A little bit about me: I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified Yoga instructor. I also have a Masters in Christian Ministry, am certified in CBT with a specialization in anxiety, MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Skills, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I have made education part of my life and am constantly seeking out new educational opportunities to learn new tools that may enhance the lives of my clients.


How I can help you: My approach to counseling is individualized and personalized. My treatment plans can, and often time do, include a strength-based approach, faith-based techniques (at client’s request), yoga, meditation, and physical exercise.


A glimpse into my life: Out of the office, I enjoy teaching Yoga and Group fitness classes. I love to travel and enjoy getting to know people from different cultures.

Se habla Español


Expertise:

- Couples
- Family
- Parenting
- Abuse
- Grief and loss
- High-performance Individuals
- EMDR
- CBT
- Faith-based
- meditation


Self-pay rate:
$125 individual session
$135 couples session


Accepts:
Aetna
United HealthCare
Optum EAP
Cigna
Anthem/BCBS
Avmed

Darcy Pare,   LMHC

A little bit about me: Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege of working across many different fields within mental health. I first started my counseling career with an agency that provided counseling services to families, adults, and children who had a history of trauma, abuse, and family conflict. I quickly moved into teaching other counselors how to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. I then transitioned into a school setting where I provided individual and group counseling services to adolescents. I also created and implemented a curriculum for staff to teach and promote social-emotional learning. Finally, I worked at a community mental-health agency. In this role, I taught and supervised all clinical staff and oversaw the mental health therapy that was provided within the hospital.

How I can help you: Finding the right counselor is an important step in your counseling process. It is important that you feel comfortable, safe, and connected with the counselor you choose to work with. I provide you a safe, warm, non-judgmental space as we collaborate together to better understand your needs, work towards your goals, and improve your overall well-being. I tailor my therapeutic techniques to your unique needs and encourage you to be an active participant in your personal growth and development. I have expertise in the areas of: adjustment disorders and life transitions, life coaching, personal growth and development, mood and thinking disorders, and stress management. I have experience providing treatment within the areas of, but not limited to: anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, abuse, conflict management, crisis counseling, parenting, premarital counseling, women’s issues and trauma-related disorders.

A glimpse into my life: I am a wife, mom, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I graduated from the University of Florida with my Masters of Education and Education Specialist degree in the area of mental health counseling.

Expertise:

- Adults
- Premarital
- Prenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum
- Trauma
- Life Adjustment
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depression & Anxiety
- Personal Growth

*Teleheath sessions only


Self-pay rate:
$110 individual session
$120 premarital session

Accepts:
United HealthCare
Optum EAP
Avmed

Stephany Villa,   Graduate Student

A little bit about me: During my undergraduate degree, I was able to do some research on children's learning and behavioral health. I am a children lover and their development. I possess a degree in early childhood education. I'm also passionate about helping people to reach equilibrium in their life. In graduate school, I began to develop an interest in helping couples and their relationships, as well as integrating my knowledge with children to help families.


How I can help you: I am a graduate student that works with a Cognitive-behavioral approach. I also integrate holistic treatment for my clients. My main goal is to create a safe space for my clients, so they can be themselves and work to be their best version.


A glimpse into my life: I grew up in Colombia, South America. I moved some years ago to New Jersey, where I did my bachelor's degree in Psychology. At the moment, I am finishing my master's degree at Walden University. Very recently, I moved to Tampa, looking for tropical weather and outdoor activities. I love doing arts and crafts, dance salsa, and learning about finances.

Expertise: 
- CBT
- Adolescents
- Couples

- Holistic


Self-pay rate:
$60 individual session

Sara Schluender,   MA, LMHC

A little bit about me: I grew up in central Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Sciences, and then graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling.


Early on during graduate school, I gained experience in a treatment facility and with college students at USF. I worked at a behavioral health center advocating for the educational needs of children and adolescents while they balanced school with mental health treatment. During this time, I really came to appreciate the therapeutic emphasis on behavior and the unique perspective of exposure therapy. Since then, I have worked with kids, teens, and adults who have symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, Tourette’s, and disordered eating.


How I can help you: I work from a cognitive behavioral perspective and have experience using Exposure and Response Prevention, Habit Reversal Training, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My goal is to always create a safe environment for clients to share their experiences and receive the support they need to make positive change in their lives.


A glimpse into my life: In my free time, I enjoy biking, kayaking, getting in touch with my creative side, and practicing new techniques to stay mindful.

Expertise:
- Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
- Social anxiety
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Disordered eating
- CBT
- Exposure & response prevention
- DBT
- Habit reversal training


Self-pay rate:
$110 individual session


Accepts:
United HealthCare
Optum

Optum EAP
Aetna
Cigna
Avmed

Dr. Kevin Dennie,   DMin

A little bit about me: I am a Pastoral Counselor and Christian Licensed Family Therapist who has provided pastoral counseling services for over 35 years. After graduating with a master’s degree, I continued my education at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois where I earned my Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

In addition to working in the ministry field, I have served in the role a mentor and advocate for youth as they navigate through their struggles, counseled many couples as they navigate relational issues, and worked closely with men who find themselves silently struggling with personal problems.


How I can help you: In selecting me as your counselor, you will quickly discover that I am easy to open up to with my calming demeanor, contagious laughter, and encouraging, empathetic approach. You will be strengthened, enlightened, and renewed. As you search for a counselor to best meet your needs, my prayer for you is found in the following scripture: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy spirit.” Romans 15:13.


A glimpse into my life: When I’m not working, I can be found playing my guitar or relaxing with my family!

Experience: Doctorate

Expertise: 
- Christian counseling
- Youth
- Couples
- Pre-marital
- Families


 Self-pay rate:
$110 individual session
$115 couples session

Mariana Salgado,   LMHC

A little bit about me: I work with individuals, children and families and assisted them in rebuilding their life skills while addressing underlying mental health struggles. I completed my Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of South Florida, and earned my Master’s in Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. I also worked with Hispanic families, as I am fluent in both English and Spanish.


I have completed trainings in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Integrative Harm Reduction Techniques. I am also becoming trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).


How I can help you: I have worked with different populations; however, my main goal is to help and support individuals who are going through different life struggles while creating a non-judgmental and safe environment. I believe that each client is a key component to their own healing process; therefore, treatment plans are unique and specific to the client’s needs.


A glimpse into my life: In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and going on road trips. You can also find me baking, trying new foods, practicing yoga and spending quality time with my family.


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Mariana nació en Peru y se mudó a los Estados Unidos al terminar la secundaria. Culminó su Bachillerato en Psicología en la Universidad del Sur de la Florida, y su Magister en Ciencias en Consejería de la Salud Mental en la Universidad Nova Southeastern.

Durante sus prácticas, Mariana trabajó con niños y familias sin hogar y las ayudó a reconstruir habilidades de la vida cotidiana mientras abordaba temas de salud mental. Mariana también trabajó con familias Hispanas, ya que maneja el Inglés y Español con fluidez.


Mariana tiene experiencia trabajando con diferentes poblaciones; sin embargo, su meta es ayudar y apoyar a individuos que están pasando por momentos difíciles brindando un ambiente seguro y libre de prejuicios. Mariana considera que cada cliente es un componente clave para su propio proceso de recuperación; por lo tanto, los planes de tratamiento son personalizados, tomando en consideración las necesidades del cliente.

Mariana ha completado capacitaciones en Terapia Cognitiva Conductual Centrada en el Trauma (TF-CBT) y Técnicas Integrativas de Reducción Progresiva. Actualmente, se está capacitando en desensibilización y reprocesamiento del movimiento ocular (EMDR).


A Mariana en su tiempo libre le gusta estar en contacto con la naturaleza y hacer viajes por carretera. También pueden encontrarla haciendo postres, probando platillos nuevos, practicando yoga y pasando tiempo con su familia.

Se habla Español


Expertise:
- TF-CBT
- CBT

- Depression
- Anxiety
- Trauma
- Healthy Relationships & Boundaries
- Mindfulness
- Self-Care
- Child Welfare


Self-pay rate:
$110 individual session
$120 couples session


Accepts:
United HealthCare
Optum EAP
Aetna
Anthem/BCBS
Avmed

Hannah Bodenhorn,   MA, RMHCI

A little bit about me: I moved to Florida from Nashville, TN and attended Southeastern University. I found SEU through softball and played for the university while completing my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I stayed at SEU to obtain my Master’s in Professional Counseling and learn from a faith-based perspective. Through my program, i have learned how to integrate Christianity into counseling and psychology if the client wishes to receive faith-based counseling.


I have experience counseling survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in a community agency setting. I have a passion for helping people work through their trauma. In addition to talk therapy, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to better support survivors of trauma. I also have experience working with clients that deal with anxiety, depression, and grief.


How I can help you: The main goal for me is to create a safe place for every client. I seek to provide empathy, support, and encouragement while instilling strength in all of my clients. I believe that each client is unique, and the treatment should reflect the individual. I seek to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspect of the client’s life to provide a holistic treatment.


A glimpse into my life: In my free time, you can find me spending time with my dog, working on a DIY project, or going on a road trip. I am a huge advocate for self-care and finding time to invest in things one enjoys.

Expertise:
- Sexual Assault Survivors
- Domestic Violence Survivors
- EMDR
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Grief
- Christian Counseling
- Spiritual Issues


Self-pay rate:
$95 per session


Accepts:
Cigna
Aetna

Office Location

14924 Casey Rd., Tampa, FL 33624

Phone number: 813-402-2002

Fax: 813-441-7939

Service Fees

We mainly offer our services on a fee-for-services basis. Health insurance will pay for treatment of a mental illness, but many people come to see a counselor for reasons other than a mental illness. Furthermore, the diagnosis of a mental illness can follow a person long after the problem has been resolved. That is why we believe that a fee-for-services arrangement offers you the best value for your money. You can get an appointment quickly, usually within the week you call, without needing to get permission from a third party. You can contact your insurance provider for more information on reimbursements.

We are mostly an out-of-network group, although we do accept a limited number of insurances. If we happen to not accept your specific health insurance, we can provide receipts at the end of each month that you can use for reimbursement, depending on the policies of your personal insurance plan.

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