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    Dr. Carlos Garcia

    I am the owner and lead therapist at Tampa Counseling and Wellness. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Coach, and speaker. I provide counseling and coaching to individuals looking to positively transform their lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress, as well as working with individuals who struggle with motivation and confidence. I specialize in working with veterans, police officers, firefighter and first responders. I also work with entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners looking to take their performance and leadership to the next level. I help my clients get unchained from the past, overcome mental blocks, and find the confidence they need to live more fulfilling, successful, and empowered lives.

    I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed my residency at Rutgers University. I also served in the armed forces as a United States Marine and as a firefighter and paramedic prior to receiving my doctorate degree. I am not about a “quick fix,” but instead focus on helping you uncover the unconscious drives and motivation that have been holding you back. My goal is not just to alleviate symptoms, but to guide you toward deep personal growth. I believe there is no greater motivation than becoming the person you have always wanted to be.

    Dr. Ashton Peltz

    By taking a compassionate and warm approach, I help my clients heal from the past and make meaningful change in the present. My priority is to create a safe environment where you feel free to be yourself. Within this safe space I work to build authentic, honest relationships with my clients. Through building a trusting relationship, my hope is that you feel comfortable to explore your emotions and unpack painful experiences in a judgment free zone. I am passionate about working with teens and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and trauma.

    I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and I received my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I also specialize in psychological evaluations for adults.

    Through working together, I help my clients understand their story, gain freedom from their past, and move toward a more fulfilling life. I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and I am here to listen, help foster personal growth, and alleviate suffering.

    Kristina Martinez, LMHC

    Thank you for the giving me the opportunity to tell you about myself and the services I can provide. I am in this field out of my sincere desire to be with people as they go through life’s many challenges and heartaches. Working together you will feel more understood, fully accepted and less alone in your life. I provide a welcoming, non-judgmental and safe environment so we can explore what is troubling you. I understand that making changes can be difficult and overwhelming, so together we will examine the obstacles you are facing.

    My areas of specialization are women’s issues, self-esteem, anxieties connected to identity and life purpose, personal growth and relationship issues. For couples, I have received advanced training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy, an evidence-based approach to helping couples understand their negative patterns of interaction, experience greater emotional connection and satisfying intimacy.

    I focus on empowering people to define for themselves what they want out of life while supporting them in taking the steps towards creating that life. I believe it is essential to address the core of one’s issues, rather than focusing on suppressing symptoms. A nurturing environment where you can truly be seen and be heard, offers an opportunity to develop and practice new ways of experiencing emotions, communicating with others, building confidence and coping with life’s adversities. All of you is welcome here.

    Casmin Dollard, MS

    I’m Casmin, a registered mental health counseling intern in the state of Florida. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University.

    I love working with individuals to remove blocks that are keeping them from living the life they imagined. I’m well-versed in various mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, trauma, etc., and enjoy using a holistic approach focusing on self-care. I’m also a certified yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor.

    There is no one size fits all approach to therapy. Your story and collection of struggles are unique to you. You don’t have to go through life’s challenges alone or carry the burden to figure it all out on your own. I’ll be here for you when you’re ready.

    Dallas Trese, MA

    I am a therapist who regularly talks during session, frequently providing feedback & perspective to help guide you in developing your own opinion and reflections for your life. I will never know you better than you know yourself, however I can help you navigate a more nurturing and compassionate way to better understand yourself, and those around you. I am passionate & trained in the mind-body connection by utilizing techniques such as EMDR, brain-spotting, & meditative yoga practices.

    In our sessions together we will incorporate all parts of you. Your emotional needs, beliefs (mental), physical symptoms of struggles (body), and spiritual aspects (questions about existence and future) will be addressed in our sessions together. If desired we can discuss utilizing a mind-body therapy to integrate the physical body in treatment as well.

    My overall training has provided me the opportunity to work with all types of individuals who are struggling and desiring to grow in various areas. However, I am particularly passionate about working with trauma survivors, adolescents, college students, young adults, and female entrepreneurs. Let me pour you a cup of coffee or tea, and let’s talk.

    Nonata Calcines, MS

    Come in, sit, and breathe with me and let us explore together:

    Whether you are struggling with a person, or a situation, or an idea. Or you are experiencing strong feelings such as anger, loneliness, loss, fear, or uncertainty. I am here for you.

    I focus on self-acceptance, self- regulation, and self-compassion. Accompanied with a unique drive to help individuals, couples, families, and groups to find the best version of their life-story. I bring a myriad of integrative, safe therapeutic alliances which include knowledge of trauma focus, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), polyvagal theory trauma (body and mind system regulation), and an overall holistic wellness approach.

    I attended undergraduate school at Keiser University of Tampa and received my bachelor’s degree of Arts in Psychology Concentration courses. I have achieved my Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy University. Currently, I am a registered mental health counselor intern with the State of Florida. I am an active member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA) and the Psychotherapy Networkers.

    Come, let us meet. Would you be open to travel the path to healing, and connect with your powerful and beautiful self?

    Cosmo Kunzelmann

    I am passionate about helping my clients by offering a unique therapy process to ensure a personalized approach to healing. I believe in working collaboratively as a team with my clients not only to help them move forward but to also understand themselves better, build healthy habits, and create the very best outcome both in and out of therapy.

    I have always had a heart for helping and listening to others. I am passionate about working with children, teens, and young adults and strive to provide a safe and nurturing space for my clients who suffer with anxiety, depression, trauma, and a variety of other concerns. Everyone has their own story, everyone has their own journey, and I look forward to helping you navigate yours!

    I am a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honors Society, The American Counseling Association, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

    Tanya Quartman

    Cultivating mindfulness, positive energy and a healthy lifestyle brings me so much joy and fulfillment to my everyday life.

    I was divinely guided to be a part of the TCW family and I feel truly honored to have such a supporting, growing and loving team behind me.

    I am passionate about helping others any way I can. I strive to provide comfort and compassion to everyone. Being a light is what I do best. I am a certified yoga instructor, reiki practitioner and meditation coach. I am very passionate about the benefits of yoga and meditation practice. I personally love being able to help students understand their body, limitations and improve in all ways through these practices. I am here for you. I provide client and therapist support. Let the healing journey begin here.

    Kayla Green

    Hi, I am Kayla. I am a mental health counseling intern here at Tampa Counseling and Wellness! I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child Development from Florida State University. I am currently working towards my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I believe in creating a warm and inviting space where you feel comfortable with being vulnerable. I have a true heart and passion for empowering individuals in navigating life’s difficulties. Additionally, I am passionate about working with those who are experiencing and navigating through anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions. I look forward to meeting with you!

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