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Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist



I have worked with children and families in Chicago and Los Angeles before moving to Florida in 2015. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and happy to be a therapeutic addition to Dr. Gluszak’s team at Tampa Bay Psychiatric Services. My warm, open, honest and nonjudgmental therapeutic style provides a safe environment for healing and growth. I am here to offer help and support to guide children of all ages, along with their caregivers, through the ups and downs of life in the home, at school and with their peers. While focusing on the individual needs of my client and family I incorporate cognitive and behavioral techniques along with mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength based approaches. 


"When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary"

Mister (Fred) Rogers



Therapy helps children cope better, communicate better, and do better.

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Lets Learn About Feelings

Kids are not little adults. Children are born unreasonable and selfish. It is our job to help teach them patience and emotional regulation. In my therapy sessions, we’ll start with the emotional groundwork and work our way to develop healthy coping skills, increase self-esteem, master frustration tolerance and take responsibility. Get in touch to book an appointment.


Growing Minds with Growing Emotions

Growing up is not easy these days. Young people face peer and academic pressure, family shifts, hormones and the ongoing challenge of managing their emotions. Learning to navigate through all these intense feelings and emotions can cause a multitude of issues. Contact me today and let me help guide your teen through the ups and downs.


We Can Work it Out

I help families find control over their impulses, behaviors and emotions. We work together to find balance, improve communication skills and develop a greater understanding of one another. Working together we will develop successful strategies for handling problems. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.

Every child and adolescent is different. I adjust my therapeutic approach to your child, their developmental stage and needs. It's time to start having fun, build a relationship and enjoy one another!



I believe every child, parent and family has the capacity for change, wellness and healing. I am passionate about helping kids feel empowered as they learn effective ways to deal with the challenges in their world. My office provides a safe place to help children and adolescents develop the skills and confidence to effectively cope with stressors, emotional and behavioral struggles, and life events. Together we work to develop coping skills, establish healthier relationship patterns, build insight, and understanding. 

Therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix. It is a process that requires time and patience for healing and repair. I help my clients take responsibility for their actions, words and behaviors. All behavior has a meaning. Together we will work together to better understand the meaning behind your child’s behavior. Children need to know they are being heard and understood. 

Even the smallest changes can create big results. 



Therapy can be the best choice to help a child work towards positive changes. Contact me today for a free phone consultation to learn more and book your first session.

Visit www.TampaBayPsychiatricServices.com to learn about my office and colleagues: 

Dr. Boguslaw Gluszak, Board Certified Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Cheryl Buss, LCSW, Specializing in Adult Therapy Services.  

5664 Marquesas Circle
Sarasota, FL 34233