Our Psychologists

We are a team of doctoral level licensed psychologists who practice independently. Each member of our clinical team of psychologists is contracted to provide services for the group and we each practice independently. Wellness Psychological Services only contracts with psychologists who have had extensive clinical training in treating a wide range of mental health and personal growth issues with specific areas of specialization and expertise. Please read each of our profiles to help determine who you think would be the right fit for your specific needs or call our office for a free consult and we will help you determine options and the best fit.


Dr. Brittany Carswell is the owner and clinical director of Wellness Psychological Services and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy. She received her Undergraduate and Doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Carswell has an extensive background doing individual and couples therapy in private practice. In addition she previously worked at the USF and UF University Counseling Centers in addition to serving as a graduate instructor and academic advisor at the University of Florida. She has also worked in the health psychology clinic at the Tampa VA Hospital.

As part of a comprehensive treatment approach targeting overall wellness Dr. Carswell offers several different types of services depending on each individuals specific treatment needs. Her practice focuses mostly on individual therapy for adults in which she specializes in treating anxiety disorders and depression as well as stress management and overall wellness. Additionally her other areas of specialization are relationship issues, Couples therapy and Discernment Counseling. Click here for more on her specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy.


Dr. Nicole Biondoletti is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her postdoctoral residency at the Bay Pines VA, where she received specialized training in trauma- and anxiety-related disorders. She see patients full time at Wellness Psychological Services.

Although Dr. Biondoletti’ s primary area of interest and experience involves the treatment of trauma-related disorders, she has extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals with multifaceted problems, including depression, anxiety, chronic medical problems, substance abuse, and interpersonal difficulties. She is also experienced in the provision of couple’s therapy. Dr. Biondoletti utilizes an integrative approach to the treatment of mental health difficulties, which emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and process in healing. She believes in using science and literature to inform her practice of helping unique individuals with varying problems identify and reach their goals. Click here for more on Dr. Biondoletti’s specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy.


Dr. Sarah Diers is a licensed psychologist who received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University. She specializes in treating adults with substance abuse, trauma, and chronic pain issues. The majority of Dr. Diers’ clinical background stems from hospital settings, having acquired most of her experience working with Veterans at VA Medical Centers in mental health clinics, substance abuse treatment programs, and behavioral health programs.

Dr. Diers integrates various evidence-based therapies and treatment approaches to help clients reconnect with themselves, others, and a meaningful life. She closely collaborates with clients to ensure they receive an appropriate, tailored treatment plan to meet their needs and goals. She only practices with the adult population and offers both individual and couples psychotherapy. Click here for more on Dr. Diers’ specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy.


Dr. Allison Stacy Daughn is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida and New York and a Certified Addiction Professional. She has been licensed as a psychologist for thirty two years and has extensive clinical experience in health psychology, women’s health and addiction medicine. ​

Dr. Daughn has occupied director level positions in primary care settings as Director of Behavioral Health, Dual diagnosis addiction treatment centers, managed care corporations and disease management programs. In addition to private practice she conducts seminars nationally for healthcare professionals. In addition to her expertise in treating anxiety disorders, depression, stress and addictions she has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at University of South Florida, University of Tampa, St. Pete College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Click here for more on Dr. Daughn’s specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy.


Dr. Benjamin Lord is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in individual psychotherapy, behavioral health consulting, and adult psychological assessment. He received his Undergraduate degree in Psychology from Longwood University, and completed his Masters and Doctoral level degrees in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Lord’s background includes a long history of working with clients in individual psychotherapy, as well as working in a consulting role in various hospital and medical settings assisting primary care physicians to support and treat patients with mental health concerns. In addition to his work with Wellness Psychological Services, Dr. Lord serves veterans in the Tampa areas as a behavioral health consultant.

With Dr. Lord believes in a collaborative and client-centered approach to therapy which emphasizes exploring core values and life goals in addition to the reduction of emotional distress. He is a strong believer in the mind-body connection and the impact of emotional well-being on overall health. He works primarily in an individual psychotherapy modality, where the therapy relationship provides an avenue to examine patterns in behavior, emotion, and mentation both in the moment and in life at large. His primary areas of focus in his current practice include the treatment of recurrent or chronic depressive symptoms (including mood issues which manifest as anger management problems), sleep disorders, and the emotional impact of chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, and chronically painful medical conditions. Click here for more on Dr. Lord’s specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy. ​


Dr. Lea Martinell-Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, family, and group counseling services for children, adults, and adolescents. She received her Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa, and received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology – Argosy University Tampa. Dr. Martinell-Smith has extensive experience providing counseling and assessment services in community mental health centers, within crisis units, and private practice settings. She also assisted in the development, implementation, and service provision of an intensive outpatient program.

Dr. Martinell-Smith uses a variety of evidence based treatment approaches to fit the individual needs of each client. She has extensive training and experience working with trauma, stress, self-harm, suicide, and emotion regulation. She often utilizes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, as well as insight oriented therapeutic approaches. When working with children and families, Dr. Martinell-Smith uses a family systems approach in order to evaluate and assist the entire family.  She has additional training and expertise in the utilization of play therapy in order to better assist children in expressing their thoughts and emotions.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Lea Martinell-Smith.


Dr. Adam Miller is a licensed psychologist who completed his doctoral education in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University. Though trained in treating a wide array of mental health concerns and presenting problems, the focus of Dr. Miller’s clinical work tends to emphasize men and masculinity, career development, work/life balance, procrastination, behavioral health, and relationship concerns. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Florida Counseling Center, which included serving as the behavioral health consultant for the USF Saint Petersburg Wellness Center.

Dr. Miller believes in utilizing evidence-based practice and a collaborative working relationship, founded on empathic-accountability, to help clients feel safe and empowered to explore themselves, their relationships, and the aspects of their lives they hope to understand on a deeper level and improve upon. Though he works primarily with men in late adolescents, early adulthood, and late adulthood, Dr. Miller enjoys working with people from all walks of life.

Click here for more on Dr. Miller’s specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy.

Amy M. Parks-Urrutia, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating children and adolescents with a variety of developmental, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. Dr. Parks completed her graduate studies in her hometown of Atlanta Georgia. There she attended the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and obtained her Masters in Professional Counseling, Masters in Clinical Psychology, and Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Parks completed a predoctoral internship at the Emory Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine where she received advanced training in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. After completing her formal academic studies, she moved to the Tampa/St Petersburg area where she completed her predoctoral internship consortium at the Children’s Home in Tampa and at Manatee Glen’s Hospital in Bradenton. Following internship, Dr. Parks completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Florida’s Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, where she specialized in using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety disorders and specifically emphasized treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). In 2012, Dr. Parks began the Florida Hope Center where she specialized in assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and anxiety disorders. Dr. Parks scholarly work has included participation in several grand-funded research projects and clinical trials, including (but not limited to) those examining anxiety disorders, ADHD, ASD, OCD, and Tourette’s Disorder. During her fellowship at the Rothman Center, Dr. Parks co-authored an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder chapter in the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders.

Dr. Parks main areas of specialization include the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, OCD, Selective Mutism, and anxiety disorders. With a background in behavioral and cognitive- behavioral therapies, Dr. Parks utilizes behavioral parent training strategies in working with families to optimize change.

Click here to learn more about Amy M. Parks-Urrutia, Psy.D.


Dr. Carita Shawchuck is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and their parents.  She received her undergraduate degree from Boise State University, her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her Doctoral degree from West Virginia University.  Dr. Shawchuck has extensive experience working with children and teens with medical, emotional and behavioral problems.  She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including a children’s hospital, outpatient medical clinics, large health systems, and private practice.  She has also taught counseling and psychology students at the graduate level, and supervised post-doctoral psychologists for licensure.

Dr Shawchuck’s clinical work is focused primarily on working with children and adolescents coping with anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, separation and divorce, ADHD, stress, and family and parenting issues.  She is also a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy therapist.  For additional information about Dr. Shawchuck’s specific areas of specialization and approach to therapy with children, adolescents and their families, please click here.

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