Provider Directory

Directory of Specialized Services and Support

ABC’s Behavioral & Educational Services & Therapy



8910 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Suite 10
Tampa, Florida 33614
813-935-6529
Cindy Negron, Office Manager
Office and Home Based 

Private Pay/Insurance/ASO/ CoBris
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Bay Area Behavioral Services

126 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Brandon, Florida 33511
813-689-8829
www.bayareabehavioral.com
Office based 

Medicaid/Private insurance/Self Pay
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

Board of County Commissioners Head Start (BOCC)  Head Start/Early Head Start

6800 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, Florida
813-272-5140 x 52722
Sarah Bower
Center based
Early Learning Coalition Funded
Nurturing Parenting (NP)

Busy Bee Therapy, LLC

911 S. Parsons Ave. Ste. E
Brandon, Florida 33511
813-360-0531
Meghan Dahlin, MA LPC LAC LMHC CFI Therapist
Office/Home/School based
Private Pay/HSO


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 



Corbett Trauma

Center

Three Locations:
One Crisis Center; Tampa Florida 33613-1238
2806 North Armenia; Tampa. Florida 33613-1238
710 Oakfield Drive Suite 113; Brandon, Florida 33511
813-264-9955
Joy, Arielle, Kin, Lashonda
www.crisiscenter.com
Office
Medicaid/Commercial Insurance/Private Pay/Grant Funding
Corbett Trauma Center
Office
Medicaid/Commercial Insurance/Private Pay/Grant Funding


Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

 



Champions for Children

Multiple Locations: Main Office
3108 West Azeele Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Multiple points of contact based at program level.
Main Office : 813-673-4646
www.cfctb.org
Center based/Home based

Parents as Teachers (PAT)


Positive Parenting Partnership (Triple P)


Nurturing Parent (NP)


Circles of Security (COS)


Nurturing Parenting (NP)
Healthy Families 

 



The Children’s Home Society of Florida

1515 Michelin Court
Lutz, Florida 3354
www.chsfl.org


813-528-6537
Brittany Walthrop, LCSW
Medicaid
Office Based
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 

 

Circle of Friends, Inc.

1324 Telecom Drive
Tampa Florida 33637
813-259-5413
813-390-2166
Sarah Allen, MA


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

 

 


Child and Family Learning

10549 N. Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612
813-399-1625
Diane Koch, PhD
www.childandfamilylearningclinic.com
Office 

Insurance, CMS-Medicaid
Child Parent Psychotherapy


Infant Mental Health Consultation

 



DACCO Behavioral Health

4422 E. Columbus Drive
Tampa, Florida 33605
813-384-4000
www.DACCO.org
Residential

Medicaid/Private Insurance


Nurturing Parent (NP)

 



Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, Inc.

4210 West Bay Villa Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33611
Infant Mental Health Project
Project Director: Greg Van Pelt
WWW.ECCTAMPABAY.ORG
Circles of Security (COS)


Infant Mental Health Consultation

 

 


Gracepoint Center for Wellness

5707 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, Florida 33610
www.gracepointwellness.org
813-264-9955
Office/Home

Medicaid, Private Insurance, Private Pay
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 



Gulf Coast Jewish and Community Services

225 W. Bush Blvd

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Tampa, Florida 33612
www.gcjfcs.org
813-455-3223
Erin McKinnley
Home based
Fee not applicable
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 



Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County

2806 North Armenia Avenue, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33607
Main Line: 813-233-2800
www.healthystartcoalition.org
Brenda Breslow, MPH Director of Programs
Office Based/Home Based
Grant funded/ASO/Insurance/MIECHIV and Florida Department of Health
Nurse Family Partnership


Healthy Families

 



Interventions Enterprises Inc.

1016 West Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33603
www.interventionsinc.com
813-933-8865
Rebecca Johnson
Office and Community Based


Circles of Security (COS)

 

John Cantrell, LMFT

813-545-7235
Home Based
Medicaid
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 



Joni Stewart, LCSW & Associates

310 E. Oak Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
www.therapy4changetampa.com
813-277-0800
Claire McMillin
Office Based
ASO, Private Pay, Insurance, Cobris
Circles of Security (COS)

 



Metropolitan Ministries

2301 North Tampa Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
www.metromin.org
813-209-1200


Residential

Circles of Security (COS)


Nurturing Parenting (NP)

 

 

Nikki Daniels Consulting LLC

1200 W. Platt St. #202
Tampa, Florida 33606
Nikki Daniels, LCSW
www.nikki-daniels.com
813-324-5715
Office Based
ASO, Private Insurance


Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 




Northside Behavioral Health Center

12512 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa Florida 33612
813-977-8700
Gary Vitacco-Robles, LMHC-NCC
Office Based

Medicaid, TANF, Private Insurance
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

 

 

Positive Family Partners, Inc.

10549 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33612
813-399-1625
Dr. Pat Grosz
Office Based, Home Based, Child Care Centers
Funding through Early Steps and the Early Childhood Council (ECC)


Early Intervention

Infant Mental Health Consultation

Nurturing Parenting (NP)


Infant Massage Instruction

 



Success 4 Kids and Families, Inc.

2902 N. Armenia Ave # 200
Tampa, Florida 33607
Kathy Fabbri LCSW, Clinical Director
Home based
Medicaid


Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)


Circle of Security (COS)

 



The Children’s Home Network

Supporting and Empowering Educational and Developmental Services (SEEDS)
3924 Premier North Drive
Tampa, Florida 33618-8795
Charmain Moss-Torres, Ph.D.
813-901-3442
www.childrenshomenetwork.org
Office Based and Home Based
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Funded
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)



University of Florida Department of Pediatrics

University of South Florida
13101 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33612
Appointment line: 813-974-2583
Dr. Heather Agazzi
Private Insurance, Self-Pay

Evidence Based Parenting
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Healthy Families birth – 5
Overburdened families who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences; families are determined eligible for services once they are screened and/or assessed for the presence of factors that could contribute to increased risk for child maltreatment or other poor childhood outcomes.
Medium HFA is a home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences. It is designed to work with families who may have histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health issues, and/or substance abuse issues. HFA services are offered voluntarily, intensively, and over the long-term (3 to 5 years after the birth of the baby).
HFA is theoretically rooted in the belief that early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for life-long, healthy development. Building upon attachment, bio-ecological systems theories, and the tenets of trauma-informed care, interactions between direct service providers and families are relationship-based; designed to promote positive parent-child relationships and healthy attachment; strengths-based; family-centered; culturally sensitive; and reflective.
Evidence Based Parenting
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Nurse Family Partnership birth-5
First-time, low-income mothers (no previous live births)
Medium The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program provides home visits by registered nurses to first-time, low-income mothers, beginning during pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.
Evidence Based Parenting
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Triple P For parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 16 Medium System Triple P helps parents learn strategies that promote social competence and self-regulation in children. Parents become better equipped to handle the stress of everyday child rearing and children become better able to respond positively to their individual developmental challenges. As an early intervention, System Triple P can assist families in greater distress by working with parents of children who are experiencing moderate to severe behavior problems. Throughout the program, parents are encouraged to develop a parenting plan that makes use of a variety of System Triple P strategies and tools. System Triple P practitioners are trained, therefore, to work with parents’ strengths and to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where a parent can continually improve their parenting skills.
Evidence Based Parenting
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Parents as Teachers Families with an expectant mother or parents of children up to kindergarten entry Medium Parents as Teachers is an early childhood parent education, family support, and school readiness home visiting model based on the premise that “all children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.” Based on theories of human ecology, empowerment, self-efficacy, attribution, and developmental parenting. Parents as Teachers involves the training and certification of parent educators who work with families using a comprehensive curriculum. Parent educators work with parents to strengthen protective factors and ensure that young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
Evidence Based Parenting
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) Families with children younger than 6 years old in high-risk populations such as child enrolled in Early Head Start, teen moms, or parents with irritable babies Medium The COS-P protocol presents Circle of Security content in eight chapters using a manual for the provider, handouts for the parents, and a DVD that explains and shows examples of all concepts presented. The facilitator stops at designated moments and asks reflective questions to participants. The core concepts of the program are:

  • The caregiver serves as a secure base from which the child can explore and as a safe haven to which the child can return for connection in times of stress
  • Some parents feel uncomfortable/threatened by their child’s exploration (moving away), whereas others have these negative feelings instead in response to their child’s attachment wishes (bids for connection)
  • Given that a child thrives when the caregiver is relatively responsive to both attachment and exploratory behavior, it is important that the caregiver develop the reflective capacity to consider what may hinder or help her/his capacity to respond.
Evidence Based Parenting
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Nurturing Parenting for Parents of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers birth-5
Families who had been reported to the child welfare system for child maltreatment including physical and emotional maltreatment in addition to child neglect; may be used as a court-ordered parenting program
High The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers is a family-centered program designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Both parents and their children birth to five years participate in home-based, group-based, or combination group-based and home-based program models. Lessons are competency-based ensuring parental learning and mastery of skills.
The program lessons focus on remediating five parenting patterns known to form the basis of maltreatment:

  • Having inappropriate developmental expectations of children
  • Demonstrating a consistent lack of empathy towards meeting children’s needs
  • Expressing a strong belief in the use of corporal punishment and utilizing spanking as their principle means of discipline
  • Reversing the role responsibilities of parents and children so that children learn to become the caregivers to their parents
  • Oppressing the power and independence of children by demanding strict obedience to their commands
Evicence Based Clinical
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 2-17
Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma; research has been conducted on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), posttraumatic stress, phobias, and other mental health disorders
Medium EMDR therapy is an 8-phase psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the symptoms of trauma. During the EMDR trauma processing phases, guided by standardized procedures, the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses that include the client’s beliefs, emotions, and body sensations associated with the traumatic event while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. Therapist directed bilateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus, but a variety of other stimuli including hand-tapping and audio bilateral stimulation are often used.
Evidence Based Clinical
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Children ages 2-7 with behavior and parent-child relationship problems; may be conducted with parents, foster parents, or other caretakers Medium Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a dyadic behavioral intervention for children (ages 2.0 – 7.0 years) and their parents or caregivers that focuses on decreasing externalizing child behavior problems (e.g., defiance, aggression), increasing child social skills and cooperation, and improving the parent-child attachment relationship. It teaches parents traditional play-therapy skills to use as social reinforcers of positive child behavior and traditional behavior management skills to decrease negative child behavior. Parents are taught and practice these skills with their child in a playroom while coached by a therapist. The coaching provides parents with immediate feedback on their use of the new parenting skills, which enables them to apply the skills correctly and master them rapidly. PCIT is time-unlimited; families remain in treatment until parents have demonstrated mastery of the treatment skills and rate their child’s behavior as within normal limits on a standardized measure of child behavior. Therefore treatment length varies but averages about 14 weeks, with hour-long weekly sessions.
Evidence Based Clinical
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) Children age birth-5, who have experienced a trauma, and their caregivers High CPP is a treatment for trauma-exposed children aged 0-5. Typically, the child is seen with his or her primary caregiver, and the dyad is the unit of treatment. CPP examines how the trauma and the caregivers’ relational history affect the caregiver-child relationship and the child’s developmental trajectory. A central goal is to support and strengthen the caregiver-child relationship as a vehicle for restoring and protecting the child’s mental health. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship (e.g., culture and socioeconomic and immigration related stressors). Targets of the intervention include caregivers’ and children’s maladaptive representations of themselves and each other and interactions and behaviors that interfere with the child’s mental health. Over the course of treatment, caregiver and child are guided to create a joint narrative of the psychological traumatic event and identify and address traumatic triggers that generate dysregulated behaviors and affect.
Evidence Based Clinical
Name Target Population Child Welfare Relevance Description
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) 3-18
Children with a known trauma history who are experiencing significant Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, whether or not they meet full diagnostic criteria. In addition, children with depression, anxiety, and/or shame related to their traumatic exposure. Children experiencing Childhood Traumatic Grief can also benefit from the treatment.
High TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy model for children who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. It is a components-based hybrid treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles.