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Star Point Counseling Center in Brandon, Seffner, Valrico, Riverview & surrounding area's in Florida
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At Star Point Counseling Center, we have two convenient locations for you to choose from in Brandon and Tampa. To view the Tampa website, click here

Therapist at Star Point Counseling who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Sam DiFranco
Founder/ Executive Business Director

Sam Founded Star Point Counseling Center in 2011 and he will answer any questions you may have regarding counseling services, your insurance benefits, and the sliding scale. Sam will help set up your appointment in an easy and hassle-free manner. Sam also coaches an ice hockey team and formed a pickleball league..

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Rosemarie G. Hall-Heyduk
 PsyD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, CAC111

Rosamarie is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in marriage counseling, couples counseling and family counseling based on systems approach and John Gottman's couples therapy. Rosemarie also has extensive experience helping people with stress, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, trauma, crisis intervention, substance misuse & dependency and dual diagnosis. Rosemarie is also a Certified Gottman Couples Counseling 1 and 11 and EMDR Certified 1 and 11.

 

Rosemarie received her B.S in Psychology from University of Wisconsin. She received an M.A in Psychology from Chapman University. She received a Doctorate of Psychology from Colorado School of Professional Psychology. Rosemarie also received a Masters in Education from Boston Universities.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Jeffrey Doughman
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Jeffrey has M.S. Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Jeffrey also has a B.S. in Psychology from University of South Florida. Jeffrey has extensive experience with couples counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, teens, children and individuals. He has helped people with depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse victims, diverse cultures and substance abuse.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Lauren Birtcher
Registered Intern Mental Health Counselor

Lauren has M.S. Degree in Counseling from National Louis University. Lauren also has a B.S. in 

Lauren has extensive experience with couples counseling, marriage counseling,, teens, children and individuals. She has helped people with depression, anxiety, stress, abuse victims, diverse cultures, substance abuse, chronically mentally ill and clients in crisis.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Walt Hirtzel
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Walt is a psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy. Among his areas of expertise are relationships, parenting, stress management, depression counseling, anxiety counseling, anger management, substance abuse, crisis prevention and conflict resolution. Walt is also a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Interns. Walt has a Master degree in Social Work from Adelphia University

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Steve Foster
L.M.H.C

Steve has been a Mental Health Counselor at Star Point Counseling Center since June of 2014.

Steve received his M.S. in Mental Health from Troy University. Steve also has a M.A. in Business Administration from Touro University International and a M.S. in International Relations from Troy University. Steve completed his 2 year Registered Internship at Star Point Counseling Center. Steve became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2016. Steve is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher. He has a broad range of experience in helping individuals, couples counseling and family counseling overcome anxiety, stress, improve communication skills, as well as counseling for separation and divorce, family dynamics, marriage counseling, depression, as well as other challenges.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Carly Reinoehl
L.M.H.C.

Carly has extensive experience with children, teens and family systems counseling with family services counseling. Carly has experience with crisis counseling, marriage counseling, anxiety counseling, depression, stress and anger management counseling. Carly has been with Star Point Counseling Center since July 2018.

Carly received her B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2009. Carly received her M.A in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2013. She also studied Abroad at Maastricht University-Psychology Department-Maastricht, Netherlands in 2007.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Abby Mills
Registered Intern Mental Health Counselor

Abby graduated with an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. Abby has worked for several social services agencies in Virginia and Florida, and has been with Star Point Counseling since August of 2012. She has experience in trauma, substance dependence and abuse, depression, anxiety, anger management, marriage counseling, couples counseling and family counseling.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Stephanie Kelly
L.M.H.C

Stephanie received her M. A. in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Stephanie received her B.A. in Psychology/ Liberal Arts from University of Central Florida. Stephanie completed her 2 year Registered Internship at Star Point Counseling Center. Stephanie has experience with couples counseling, marriage counseling, stress, depression, anxiety, children, teens, family dynamics and child abuse. Stephanie has been at Star Point Counseling Center since February 2017.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Jeanette Todaro
Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

Jeanette received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University. Jeanette received her B.A. in Psychology & Elementary Education from Hofstra University.  Jeanette has experience with children, family systems, teens, marriage & couples counseling, anxiety counseling, depression, stress, substance abuse, trauma & bi polar disorder.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Dennis (DJ) Jones 
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

DJ has experience with children, teens, families, marriage & couples counseling, anxiety counseling, depression, stress, trauma therapy, substance abuse and domestic abuse counseling.  DJ  also has experience working as a therapist in the Children's Crisis Unit. 

DJ received his Master of Arts in Sports and Performance Psychology  from University of The Rockies. DJ  received his B.S. in Exercise and and Sports Sciences from American Military University. DJ received his Masters of Education in Education from University of Cincinnati.

Therapist's who treats anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, marriage & couples counseling & therapy in Brandon Fl, Riverview FL, Seffner Fl, Valrico Fl, Plant City Fl, New Tampa Fl, Fishhawk Fl, Gibsonton Fl, Apollo Beach Fl, & Ruskin, Florida

Kristina Powell-Samuel
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Kristina has experience with children, teens, families, marriage & couples counseling, anxiety counseling, depression, stress, trauma therapy, substance abuse, bi polar disorder, crisis intervention and behavioral therapy.

Kristina received Her M.S. in Social Work from University of South Florida. She received her B.S. of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. 

All of the Registered Intern's can help people with stress, depression, anxiety, marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, family dynamics, children counseling, parenting skills, grief and loss and pre marital counseling.

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