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There are many different disciplines they might have, and every therapist has something different to offer. However, it’s not always clear what each therapist might have to offer, and without complete information, finding the right guide can be a process of trial and error. At Integrative Counsel, each of our experts has something special to offer the people of Saint Petersburg, and we’re going to make it as transparent as possible who they can help, what they can help with, and how they’ll be able to get it done.
“Psychotherapy is what God has been secretly doing for centuries by other names; that is, he searches through our personal history and heals what needs to be healed- the wounds of childhood or our own self-inflicted wounds.” – Thomas Keating
Michael started his journey towards being a counselor in his practice of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Kung-Fu. As he studied for his Master’s degree, he recognized that the teachings of martial arts and Eastern philosophy often overlapped with and elaborated on the things he was learning in school. By integrating both schools of thought into his counseling practice, Michael combines the modern wisdom of the mind with the ancient wisdom of the body. He is also Gottman trained and passionate about helping couples heal their relationship.
Who can he help? Couples, individuals on the autism spectrum, men
What can he help with? Relationships, tapping into your body informed wisdom, self-acceptance, mindfulness and grounding techniques, anger management, depression, grief, anxiety, autism spectrum support, and solution-focused coaching
What are his qualifications? Michael has his Master’s in Social Work and is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern.
Before Lauren began counseling patients through the most difficult periods of their lives, she grew up and went to school here in Pinellas County. She has faced and overcome many challenges on her own journey to become a therapist, only having attended school through the 8th grade before getting her GED and graduating college with the honor of Magna Cum Laude. Her strength has shaped her into the talented counselor she is today. In her practice, Lauren specializes in helping patients come to terms with the guilt, trauma, and pain that often lives in our past.
Who can she help? Adults
What can she help with? Complex PTSD, healing cycles of generational trauma, family of origin work, grief, self-regulation, codependency, addiction recovery support, attachment parenting support, and ADHD support.
What are her qualifications? Lauren is a licensed mental health counselor.
Quinn is an art therapist here to help you get in touch with your highest self and your creativity. She specializes in helping clients through confusing life transitions such as adjusting to a new school, embarking on a new career, or beginning a new relationship. Using her over 3,000 hours of experience as an LMHC, Quinn can put you in reach of your highest potential.
Who can she help? Late teens and young adults, new and single moms, healthcare workers
What can she help with? Grief and life transitions, anxiety, OCD, getting in touch with your creativity
What are her qualifications? Quinn is a licensed mental health counselor and a registered art therapist
Sunny Ebsary is an educator, multi-modal artist, and writer specializing in the intersection of myth and mental health. Sunny’s writing walks the line between poetic and logical, giving readers a chance to interface with the mind and imagination. Sunny’s been putting pen to paper since he was a child, writing everything from albums, novels, and plays, to essays, interactive games, and of course, many articles! While studying both psychology and writing, he realized his real passion in life was helping others unlock their creative spark. Whether he’s leading a D&D game, directing a production, or diving deep into the brain, you can be sure Sunny will be ushering you toward finding meaning in your life.
June 8, 2023
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