Our Specialized Couples Therapists

Evangelin Browne LMFT      

A close up of Evangelin as she smiles at the camera. She is a couples therapist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Contact her for marriage counseling in Tampa, FL and other mental health support!


  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method Therapy



Meet Couples Theraist Evangelin

I am a relationship counseling specialist supporting couples through The Developmental Stages of a relationship. Couples who see me come in with a variety of problems. Lack of communication is the number one expressed problem. However, that is a symptom of a problem. Problems start to surface after having established “we are a couple” though conflicts can and do arise during this phase. The next stage, discovering “we are different,” can be a sticky place for couples.

As each partner is expressing their own individual wants needs, and desires; and listening to your partner’s wants, needs, and desires that appear different from your own can and do cause tension. Sometimes even increasing conflicts that appear unresolvable. But, hold strong, and be curious, getting to your partner more is very much needed as an essential foundation for your relationship to deepen and further your connection together. That is why you chose each other. The caveat is, being in a mutually affirming relationship takes work to reach the fruit; the relationship you both want to experience together.

The Phases of Therapy

It is not easy to reach the fruit together at the end of the limb. It will take perseverance, some new skills to see beyond what you thought you knew and might have not known. The next phase is “I want to be independent,” another area of growth and disruption. This is when one partner wants to develop a personal identity apart from the couple’s relationship.

Moving to the next phase, if the previous stages are successful, is, the “moving close, moving away, phase. This part is when the couple solidifies the ability to move close together and move apart without conflict or distress, but with confidence and security. The final phase is “one plus one is greater than two,” or mutual interdependence. At this stage, I rarely see couples at this point, and if I do it is exceptional. Relationship with oneself, relationship with another, or others is a vital needed part of human interaction. Having an understanding and feeling understood is the one feel-good sensation we all want to experience more of.

Justine Devlin Ph.D.

A headshot of Justine as she smiles for the camera. She is a couples therapist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Contact a marriage counselor in Tampa, FL for support with couples therapy and other services!SPECIALIZED TRAINING & APPROACH

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Couples Therapy for Trauma
  • Imago Interpersonal Couples Therapy
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Gottman Method Therapy



Meet Couples Therapist Justine

Throughout psychological literature, human connection has proven to be a basic need for human survival. In one study, baby monkeys preferred a soft place to lay their head versus being fed with a bottle by a wire monkey. They chose connection and love over their innate need for food. As humans, one of our basic needs is to feel loved, cared for, and feel connected to others in their relationships.

When relationships with partners, friends, or family members are strained and tense, it has a significant impact on our overall well-being. This can lead to distrust in others to provide love and security, issues with intimacy, insecurities with our beliefs about being worthy/lovable, and difficulty communicating our needs to our loved ones in ways that we feel heard. Relationships are powerful and healing innately, through techniques including Gottman Therapy, couples behavior therapy, couples therapy for PTSD (if one or both partners have trauma), and family systems therapy, I will work with your relationship to chose which intervention would be most beneficial for your current needs. 

Identifying the Root of the Issue

As a provider, I take an active role in helping to identify the underlying source of distress in the relationship, and the ways these issues have impacted various areas of functioning in the relationship. Once the primary concerns have been identified, the emphasis is on creating goals for the relationship and actively working to adapt unhealthy relationship dynamics with more helpful, healing communication patterns. We will discuss specific ways and skills to resolve each of the concerns and discern what patterns are working and which are not for the relationship currently.

Learning to reconnect with your partner, family member, or another significant person in your life is an invaluable investment in your overall wellness. I am passionate about creating a safe space where all parties feel heard and have a voice. In therapy, the relationship is the client versus each individual as the goal is to heal and achieve growth in the relationship.

Patricia Cabrera Ph.D.

Patricia stands outside as she smiles for the camera. She is a marriage counselor in Tampa, FL. Contact her to learn more about marriage counseling in Tampa, FL and other services!SPECIALIZED TRAINING & APPROACH

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method Therapy



Meet Couples Therapist Patricia

The relationships we create with other people influence our mental and emotional well-being, for the better and unfortunately, at times, for the worse. Our early life experiences, disappointments, dissolution of relationships, and other hardships can make having healthy and positive relationships difficult. Healthy relationships with romantic partners, friends, and other family members can help make for a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

My Approach to Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling

In therapy, I assist clients in exploring salient experiences and patterns and identifying needs and wants to better understand themselves in the context of relationships. I also help clients evaluate behaviors, emotions, and thoughts that could be altered to create and/or improve the quality of important relationships. In couples therapy, I specialize in working with couples who wish to improve communication, rebuild emotional, physical, and sexual intimacy as well as strengthen emotional resilience. I have advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I often integrate concepts and skills from both therapeutic approaches to inform my clinical work, but ultimately, I utilize the therapeutic approach that best reflects the couple’s preferences, needs, and presenting concerns.

Brittany Carswell Ph.D.

Brittany C smiles brightly for a photo. She is a couples therapist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Contact her practice to meet with a marriage counselor in Tampa, FL today.SPECIALIZED TRAINING & APPROACH

  • Gottman Method Therapy (Level 3)
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Certified Discernment Counselor
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

Dr. Carswell has a waitlist and is not currently accepting new patients.


Begin Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling in Tampa, FL

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our caring therapists. Our team would be honored to provide you support from our Tampa, FL-based counseling practice. You can overcome the issues that matter to you most. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Wellness Psychological Services
  2. Meet with a caring therapist
  3. Start improving your relationship

Counseling Services Offered at Wellness Psychological Services

Couples therapy and marriage counseling isn’t the only service provided at our Tampa, FL-based counseling practice. We offer marriage counselingdivorce discernment counselingsupport through a divorce, and mediation for couples. For individuals, we also offer anxiety treatmenttrauma therapydepression counselingOCD treatment, and stress management. Learn more about our St. Pete and Tampa, FL therapy offices, or learn more about our testing and evaluation services!

205 S. Hoover Blvd. Ste 202
Tampa, FL 33609

(813) 563-1155

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