Finding & Evaluating Online Group Therapy & Figuring out What Group is Right for Me

Recently, we’ve been talking about the benefits of group therapy. Last month, we outlined the benefits of group therapy in this blog: In this article, you can explore if group therapy would be helpful for you.  But what if you’re looking for online therapy? Do online group therapy options exist? And if so, how do you go about determining...[ read more ]


This blog is dedicated to trying to gather any local to our very own St. Pete and Tampa Bay support groups and group therapy options. We will also include some online group therapy options as well. PETERSBURG & PINELLAS LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS & GROUP THERAPY  MEN'S SUPPORT GROUP Facilitated by Dr. Carpenter one of the WPS psychologists. This is a...[ read more ]

Men’s Support Group in St. Pete, FL

A close up of a person gesturing with their hands while talking to a group sitting in a circle. Learn how group therapy for men in St. Petersburg, FL can offer support for addressing male issues. Search for men's group therapy in Tampa, FL or for a group therapist in St. Petersburg, FL for more support today.

By: Dr. Sarah Carpenter This month we have been excited to talk about the topic of group therapy for multiple different reasons and one is that we have started a men’s support group that we are excited to announce. This article is going to recap a little bit about support groups in general and tell you a bit more about...[ read more ]

Types of Group Therapy and Its Benefits

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When on a mental wellness journey, there are several types of therapy one might explore. This month, we’re talking about group therapy. Defining it, as well as recognizing its benefits and whether or not it might be right for you.  Group therapy is simply a group of people with shared mental health goals meeting together under the supervision of a...[ read more ]


Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) refers to practicing confronting the thoughts, images, objects, and situations that make you anxious & provoke obsessions. It is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). While for many years, OCD was thought to be untreatable, fortunately, over the last few decades, ERP has been proven quite successful in reducing they symptoms of OCD. ERP...[ read more ]

OCD & Perfectionism and Certainty: Understanding the Connections and Differences

This month, we’ve been exploring the facets of OCD; its symptoms, how it presents itself, as well as how it effects the people who carry its diagnosis. In this blog, we will talk about how perfectionism can play a part in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Patterns. Webster’s dictionary defines perfectionism as “a refusal to accept any standard short...[ read more ]


We are really excited to welcome our first Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Patricia Calixte-Civil. She joins us with a wealth of unique experience and is currently being supervised by Dr. Lisa Beckman. What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? It’s a bit cliché, but the truth is I’m passionate about supporting others. I find it extremely gratifying...[ read more ]

Understanding OCD: Unraveling the World of Obsessions and Compulsions

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by a cycle of distressing and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed to alleviate the anxiety caused by these obsessions. In this blog, we will delve into the intricacies of OCD, exploring what obsessions and compulsions...[ read more ]

Managing the Back to School Transition with Your Child

By Dr. Lea Martinell It’s back to school time!  Many parents are looking forward to predictable schedules and routines again!  Some kids are looking forward to the routine and seeing their friends again.  Some also might be feeling stress, worry, and potentially fear of the change that will come from a new school year starting. Back to school for many,...[ read more ]

What is PSYPACT and How Does it Work and How Can it Affect Treatment Options?

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On July 1, 2023, Florida joined the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of both teletherapy and temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries.  In our last blog, we discussed some of the benefits of teletherapy. PSYPACT broadens those even more. While Telehealth has provided a...[ read more ]

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