What To Expect From Therapy: Part 2

So you’ve found a therapist, and you have your first appointment scheduled. But now what? What should you expect during your first session? First, you should expect to fill out intake paperwork prior to your appointment. In addition to the consent forms and practice policies, this is also a chance to share some background with your new therapist. Your intake...[ read more ]

How to Find the Right Therapist

If you’re feeling discouraged about finding the mental health help you need, you’re not alone! The search for a therapist can be intimidating to say the least, especially when you’re already feeling overwhelmed.  Many people don’t even know where to begin, but hopefully, this blog post will help you get started!  The First Thing to Do Is to Try to...[ read more ]

Is Online or In-Person Eating Disorder Treatment in Tampa, FL best for me?

A close up of a person typing on their laptop. Learn how online eating disorder therapy in Tampa, FL can offer support by contacting an eating disorder therapist in St. Pete, FL today.

By: Dr. Lisa Beckman If you have an eating disorder, you may have realized that there are different types of treatment modalities available. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the amount of therapy being done virtually and you may be wondering, what type of treatment is better, online or in person? A recent study found...[ read more ]

Tips for Setting Up Your Psychoeducational Evaluation Testing in Florida

How can I prepare for the clinical testing and assessment?  At Wellness Psychological Services, we strive to make the Psychoeducational Evaluation experience as peaceful and enjoyable as possible. Broadly speaking, you can expect a 60-minute clinical interview, 1 to 4 hours of in-person testing, 30 to 3 hours of at-home questionnaires, and a 60-minute feedback session. The testing process varies...[ read more ]

Local Resources: Coping with Uncertainty

In accordance with the blog on “Coping with Uncertainty” and the anxiety, loss of control and even depression that can arise from events happening around the world, and in our own personal lives. Below are resources listed in the Bay Area of Florida for anxiety reduction groups, online groups, and resources for coping with uncertainty including yoga groups and other...[ read more ]

What is Mindfulness?

It seems as if the practice of mindfulness is getting harder and harder these days with technology always at our fingertips. We are surrounded by distractions. But being mindful has a host of benefits on happiness and stress levels. So, what does it mean to be mindful? It is a lot like it sounds. It is the act of being...[ read more ]

3 Signs You Need PTSD Treatment

After some time has passed following a traumatic event, it is natural to assume your mind and body have healed. But, unfortunately, the reality can be much different. Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can show themselves months, even years after the event itself. Our bodies and minds have a way of trying to protect ourselves by pushing traumatic events deep...[ read more ]

Meet Dr. Nicole Biondoletti

Meet Dr. Nicole Biondoletti, who will be joining Wellness Psychological Services full time in August. We are very excited to be adding Dr. Biondoletti to our team of psychologists. She brings a wealth of specialized experience in treating Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and PTSD. ​ What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? To be honest, I’m not quite...[ read more ]

5 Techniques for Coping With Anxiety

Your heart feels like it is beating out of your chest. You can’t get your brain to shut off. You are consumed by thinking the worst. You can’t focus. You feel like drowning yourself in anything that will numb these feelings. You are finding it hard to smile, relax, and breathe. This is anxiety and it can be all-consuming and...[ read more ]

Three Thoughts That Can Increase Anxiety

Anxiety can easily rule your life if you let it. Certain thoughts increase anxiety symptoms and make it even harder to cope with anxious feelings. Recognizing and working to cut back on these thought patterns can be life changing. But, what are they? What are these harmful thoughts? There are several but I am going to start by focusing on...[ read more ]

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