Meet Dr. Tiffany Bell

Introducing our newest clinician to our Tampa and St Pete offices, Dr. Tiffany Bell 1. What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? My inspiration to pursue a career as a therapist stems from my deep-seated desire to help others achieve mental and emotional well-being. During my academic journey, I was particularly moved by the profound impact that...[ read more ]

Treatment Options and Help for Social Anxiety

In our last blog, we went over how social anxiety differs from social anxiety disorder, and how to identify the signs. If you missed that blog, you can read it here:   If, after doing some research on this subject, you feel like you are dealing with social anxiety or phobia, you’re probably asking yourself what you can...[ read more ]

THE WHAT, WHY & HOW OF ANXIETY SERIES PART 2: Why Do We Experience Anxiety

Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety Last month, we covered what anxiety is. This month, we’re going to go after why people experience anxiety.  Why Do People Experience Anxiety?  Sometimes, the source of someone’s anxiety is situational, or temporary, such as a high level of stress at work, or complicated family issues. When a person is experiencing these difficult situations, it...[ read more ]

Finding Peace in St. Petersburg, Florida: Local Resources for Managing Anxiety from a St. Pete Therapist

Finding Peace in St. Petersburg, Florida: Local Resources for Managing Anxiety from a St. Pete Therapist Living in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers a unique blend of coastal beauty and vibrant community life. However, amidst the sunny days and scenic views, many of us still may find ourselves grappling with anxiety and stress. Whether it's related to work, relationships, or other...[ read more ]

What Is Anxiety? Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety

This month, we’re beginning to explore the topic of anxiety as part of a 3-month series where we will dig into the What, Why, and How questions surrounding anxiety. In this blog, we will go over the “whats” of anxiety, to help our readers better understand the nature of anxiety and what it looks like in themselves or their loved...[ read more ]

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

A top down view of a group of people sitting in a circle. This could represent the therapeutic support group therapy in Tampa, FL can offer. Search for a group therapist in Tampa, FL to learn more about group therapy in St. Petersburg, FL, and other services.

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 ]

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