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Due to COVID-19 (Novel Caronavirus) we will be more than happy to have a phone or online session with you instead of you coming into our office.
Counseling Center doors are open for in office counseling sessions, we are asking all clients to please wait in their car until the therapist calls you in to the office. We are also requiring clients and therapists to wear a mask in to the office, covering their mouth and nose. We are also doing an instant read temperature check prior to walking into the building.
We are here to help our clients and provide services, during these very stressful and troubling times.We are appreciative of our clients
and clinicians understanding of our protective and preventative efforts of our Clinicians, and cooperating Clients:
Due to COVID-19 (Novel Caronavirus) we will be offering phone, online sessions and in office sessions as well.
All insurance companies have approved phone and online counselings during these stressful times. The therapists will adhere to HIPPA rules and perform all phone sessions in a private room in their home with the door closed. Online sessions are performed on Doxy.me which is a HIPPA compliant web site made specifically for health care professionals. All you have to do is type in the therapists user name in your browser, it will open up their individual platform, you type in your name and it will place you in the therapists virtual waiting room.
Star Point Counseling Center doors are open, to assure new and existing clients access to services, during these very stressful and troubling times.
Please also check out the most up-to date facts, about the Virus at CDC.gov.
Our Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director, Clarissa Crystal-Belle, has advised that the best defense against the Covid-19 Virus, is to achieve and maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit, through self care, positive thinking, patience, and a "We've got this" attitude. We are here to help you identify, and then, eliminate, reduce, and manage any obstacles to that end.
207 WEST MORGAN STREET
BRANDON, FLORIDA 33510
419 WEST PLATT STREET
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33606
Mon - Fri: 12PM - 8PM
Sat: 10AM - 3PM
We have a sliding scale from $55 -$120 depending on annual household income. Proof of income required for sliding scale. We can see you the day you call or whenever possible. We have daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.
Sam DiFranco will answer any questions you may have regarding counseling services, your insurance benefits, and the sliding scale. Sam will help you set up your appointment and help verify your insurance benefits in an easy, friendly, hassle free manner.
Clarissa Crystal-Belle, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), is Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director at Star Point Counseling Center. She has over 20 years of clinical therapy experience and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) since 1997. Clarissa supervises all of the Registered Intern's cases on a weekly basis.
With Clarissa's extensive experience providing therapy for children, teens, individuals, couples and families, she has helped countless numbers of people with marriage counseling, family counseling, relationship counseling, depression, stress, anxiety, separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting skills, PTSD, repeated negative behavior and addictions.
Clarissa and her associates at Star Point Counseling Center are focused on providing highly effective counseling techniques in the Brandon, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, New Tampa, Carrollwood, Town & Country, Riverview, Plant City, Ruskin, and Apollo Beach areas in a relaxed atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Clarissa recently published a new book called Therapy in Action. She takes on the toughest, neediest kids and families in her role as a therapist for troubled children. In this fascinating glimpse into real-life case studies, Clarissa seeks to “awaken the reader to a new way of looking at this population and a more effective way to address their needs.”
At Star Point Counseling Center, we have two convenient locations in Brandon and Tampa for you to choose from. To find out more information about the Tampa location, click here.
We provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, children, teens, and adults with any type of crises. We help you build tools as well as help design and implement individualized goals and objectives, help you sort out beliefs, thoughts, and behavior patterns that may be hindering you in your relationship(s) whether at the work place or in other areas of your life.
We show you how to apply tools, skills, and strategies that are therapeutically designed to guide you toward a more fulfilling life experience. We have the tools you need for managing pain, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, hopelessness or anger resulting from circumstances that interfere in your achieving a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. By working together, we will show you how to set and achieve goals and objectives, therapeutically designed to meet your needs that will allow you to live the life you know that you deserve.
HOW TO PAY:
We require a non refundable $35 deposit by Visa or Master Card to set an appointment. We only run the card if you cancel, re schedule or do not show up.
We have a sliding scale from $55 -$120 depending on annual household income. Proof of income required for sliding scale. We can see you the day you call or whenever possible. We have evening appointments available. Weekends by appointment.
Our normal fee for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) is $120 per session. However, with our sliding scale rates, it is $75-$120 per session - depending on your household income.
Our normal fee for a Registered Intern Mental Health Counselor is $75. We have a sliding scale from $55 -$75 depending on annual household income. Proof of income required for sliding scale. We can see you the day you call or whenever possible. We have evening appointments available. These therapists work under the direct supervision of our Clinical Director and all cases are reviewed by our Clinical Director.
All Registered Interns have Masters Degree and have to complete a 1 year internship to get their Masters Degree and have to complete a 2 year Registered Internship and pass a State Board Exam to become Licensed.
It is $40-$55 to see a Student Mental Health Counselor Intern on a sliding scale. Proof of income is required for sliding scale (pay stub or another form of income).
UNDER $25,000 PER YEAR IS $55 PER SESSION (REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN)
$25,000 TO $35,000 IS $60 PER SESSION (REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN)
$35000 TO $50,000 IS $65 PER SESSION (REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN)
UP TO $55,000 IS $75 PER SESSION ( LMHC, LCSW or LMFT)
$55,000 TO $75,000 IS $90 PER SESSION (LMHC, LCSW or LMFT)
OVER $75,000 IS $120 PER SESSION (LMHC, LCSW or LMFT)
We accept self pay and Major Insurances such as United Behavioral Healthcare, United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and others. Some people prefer to self pay as it gives them a higher degree of confidentiality; once insurance is billed the insurance company has the legal right to review your file and case notes, this is a lesser degree of privacy and it could effect people applying for jobs in certain industries and the military.
We chose our location and space appointments specifically for your privacy.