Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Useful for: Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders, phobias.

Based on the idea that we can make permanent changes in the way we behave by shifting our negative patterns of thinking, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT for short) is short-term and goal-oriented. The therapist and patient work together to identify the behaviors the patient wants to change and then come up with an action plan to do so.

What to Expect: Sessions are structured and the relationship with the therapist can be more “business-like” than in other kinds of therapy. In other words, the patient and therapist will work together to identify and change problematic patterns of thinking and behaving. The patient is given “homework,” which consists of keeping a record of his or her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors between sessions. At Starpoint Counseling Center, we have licensed and trained therapist that will work with you.

Term of Treatment: Four to seven months, with meetings every one to three weeks. Call or text us at Starpoint Counseling Center (813) 244-1251, to schedule your appointment.

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Updates – exciting news!

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone has been having a great week thus far!

We just want to let everyone know that Star Point Counseling Center has been undergoing some changes that is happening internally – we cannot wait to share with you!

We would like to thank everyone who has been able to live the life that they deserve after entrusting Star Point Counseling Center to help them.  We hope that you continue to remember that, at the end of the day, you are the key to your own happiness.

Stay tuned for our exciting news.  Have a great weekend!


There always comes a time when you realize that there are things that need to be done, changed, or kept the same.  Remember those new year’s resolutions?  Whether it is to lose weight, get a new job or car, or to simply be happy, we all have those goals that we end up fulfilling… or in worse cases, not fulfilling.

We all have to admit, sometimes life gets in the way and we tend to forget about our resolutions, but we must take time to actually reflect on ourselves (the right way) and realize our resolutions/goals.

Here are some simple steps to follow in order to be successful in putting action towards your goals:

  • First, ask yourself questions.

For example, if you are unhappy at your current job, ask yourself, ‘how can you be happy at your job?’  Asking yourself ‘how’ as opposed to ‘why’ questions can be effective in figuring out what steps to take in order to answer that question.

  • Next, be truthful to yourself and make a decision that you can stick to.

Once you have found what you can realistically do to fulfilling your resolution, you are on step closer to a happier you.

  • Commit.

You have all heard that phrase – ‘action speaks louder than words.’  Reflecting on yourself can be moot if you just recognize what is wrong with your life without doing anything about it… what you need to do is commit to a plan and put your plan into action.  It may all seem hard to do, but when you put your mind to it, everything just falls into place.

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Hope everyone had a great fourth of July!  As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email us!

Stressing at Work?

Hate your job?  Well, quitting might not be the best choice for you, even if you are close to putting in your two weeks’ notice.

You would think that quitting is the best option (and in many cases it is!), but experts say that you ought to first evaluate why you hate your job.  Is it because communication is bad among coworkers or boss?  Or is it because your work is just mundane and because of that you put absolutely no effort whatsoever?  Whatever the reason may be, often times, it can be changed and you can avoid having to spend another year looking for another job.

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