Understanding Parent Child Interaction Therapy

By Dr. Jonathan Huffman Hello and thank you for stopping by to learn more about parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). We are glad you are here! PCIT in St. Pete, FL is an evidence-based therapy. It is used for social, emotional, and behavioral problems in children. They often range from 2-7 years of age. It has demonstrated significant support for the...[ read more ]

Social Media and it’s Effect on Teen Mental Health

When our kids are toddlers, we worry about how tablet and tv time might affect their development. We might limit exposure with screens, or set timers for most activities. As they get older and start school, we might direct them toward more learning based games and shows, in an attempt to supplement what they’re already learning at school and at...[ read more ]

Skye Stern; Teen and Young Adult Specialist

This month, we caught up with our newest team member, Skye Stern, and would love to share what we learned with you about how she can help teens and young adults looking help on their mental health journey. Enjoy! What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? "Throughout my life, I have had a great deal of compassion/empathy...[ read more ]

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) by Dr. Arroyo-Carrion

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based therapy for PTSD. It has been proven to assist with reducing trauma-related symptoms developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including military combat, physical and sexual abuse or assault, accidents, threats, or being a witness ofviolence or death. Treatment consists of 12 weekly, 60-minutes sessions, which can be delivered in-person, virtual, and...[ read more ]

Treating trauma with EMDR Yashira Oropeza-Diaz, PsyD, MSCP, LMHC Licensed Psychologist

What is trauma? Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.  Trauma is a pervasive problem. Unlike ordinary hardships, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat...[ read more ]

DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) By Dr. Arroyo-Carrion

The DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol (DBT PE) is an evidenced-based treatment for PTSD developed by Melanie Harned, PhD. It combines all the elements of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) with DBT skills to assist with acquiring behavioral control and addressing any presenting difficulties that remain after PE. Treatment is delivered in three stages but overall, it has been started after 20...[ read more ]


Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is an evidence-based therapy designed to treat PTSD. PE assists individuals approach trauma-related symptoms while reducing engagement in avoidance and increasing feelings of accomplishment. Treatment consists of 8-15, 90-minute sessions, usually on a weekly basis.   WHAT IS PE?   PE is a trauma-focused therapy that assists patients actively work on controlling symptoms even those with...[ read more ]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What it is, and What it isn’t By: Dr. Nicole Biondoletti

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What it is, and What it isn’t OCD is fascinating in that it is very simple in definition but extraordinarily varied in presentation. Here is a brief discussion on the basics of OCD and some common misconceptions. What it is: OCD is the presence of intrusive thoughts or obsessions (used interchangeably in the context of OCD) and/or compulsions....[ read more ]

What is Mom Guilt, and How to Overcome It!

This month, we’ve been talking about women’s mental health and the battles we face. In our last blog, we talked about the pressure we—as women—face every day to “be it all.” In this one, we’re going to talk about how that pressure impacts a particular group of women. Moms. Because not only do mom’s, like most women, deal with the...[ read more ]

Women’s Mental Health & The Pressure to do it All

How many times have you heard a friend talk about how overwhelmed she is? How tired, or stressed, or frustrated she is? Not during times of crisis or huge event, but just in her regular day to day life? How many times have YOU felt that way?    As women, the pressure to DO ALL THE THINGS is a weight...[ read more ]

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