Waynette Speakman

(LMHC, CCMHC, BC-TMH)

About Me

Hello,
My name is Waynette Speakman. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am also a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider (BC-THP). I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a Master's in Counseling.
I have a private practice in Tampa specializing in children and adolescents. I have over twenty years working with children and adolescents regarding behavioral, academic, and relationship/communication issues.
I primarily work from an Adlerian counseling perspective as it utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques. I incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies into counseling to facilitate goal-directed positive behaviors, while also taking into account past history, birth order and family dynamics. Adlerian therapy is goal directed and future focused, therefore we will not spend too much time on past history, rather add it to the other pieces to create the best possible picture. I will integrate solution-focused strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to encourage problem solving from a positive goal oriented perspective.
I am really excited to meet you and start working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12401 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Aug 09, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Waynette is incredibly supportive and helpful. I have learned so much from the information she has provided. I still have a ways to go, but I'm confident that I can get there with her help.

Written by R.A. on Jul 05, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Thank you for your help.

Written by K.I. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I finished my journey for now with Waynette and it was difficult but awesome. I was feeling pretty broken when I started and not even sure life was worth the effort it took. She helped me find my way back to a place of happiness and now I can again enjoy participating in life with the ones I care about and who care about me. I felt all alone when I started but you really made me feel like I had an alley and help me walk through some very difficult trauma from my past in order to find some closure. Thank you Waynette for your kindness, support, and wisdom. I don't think I could have gotten through it all without it.

Written by L.A. on May 19, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Working with Waynette has been very helpful. She is responsive, caring and insightful, and as a counselor, her personality is a great fit for me. My experience with this platform and especially Waynette has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Written by M.A. on May 11, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Waynette is my first counselor I've ever spoken with. She listens intently and identifies my underlying issues, but is also able to course correct if her understanding is wrong. I feel like my time with her is invaluable and has had a large impact on my life.

Written by S.Y. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Waynette is wonderful. She does an amazing job of listening to me and my partner and helping us translate our concerns to the other person. She's thoughtful, provides great resources, and suggests activities and exercises to utilize outside of our sessions. We're very grateful.

Written by A.L. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Waynette does a wonderful job of making me feel like I matter. I don't know how she treats her other clients, but every time we start a session she is always happy to see me and talk to me. She always has a lot of energy and her energy helps me feel better and happier and more able to do the things I need/like to do. The greatest thing that Waynette has helped me with is understanding that I am not alone.

Written by M.I. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

We love Waynette and feel very comfortable and confident in her abilities and expertise.

Written by D.O. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Waynette is such a wonderful counselor. She immediately caught on to our concerns and addressed us both with lots of wisdom. She gives us tons of information and practice exercises to ensure we are on track with our plan.

Written by P.E. on Apr 01, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks

Ms. Speakman has done an excellent job understanding and offering me suggestions on how to work through my issues. I love that I could talk to her every day day instead of once every two or three weeks. I think we were a good match. I am hoping that after I get through my current crisis that I will be able to check in from time to time with her as other difficulties arise.

Written by E.R. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Waynette is such a positive person! She makes it very easy and comfortable to discuss things. My husband and I are very happy to have her help us on our journey.

Written by J.O. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Waynette is a true professional who doesnt try to show off by using lingo that lay people wouldnt understand. She is very supportive and offers ways in which the client can participate in their own journey. She actively listens and is genuine about her caringness for others.

Written by P.E. on Mar 14, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 3 weeks

I cannot say enough how wonderful Waynette Speakman is. She is helping my daughter through a very difficult time right now and she’s incredibly responsive, caring, understanding, and just an all around fantastic professional. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by M.I. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My wife and I are new to counseling but so far its been very effective thanks to Waynette's expertise. She is relatable, understanding, caring and a great communicator. I feel like she truly cares about my wife and I and our marriage. We are not a number to her; she sees us as real people with real problems and wants the best for us. She is a ten out of ten!

Written by C.O. on Mar 02, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Attentive, supportive, knowledgable, everything you could ask for in a counselor. Just awesome.

Written by D.O. on Mar 01, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

You can tell she’s passionate about her career and clients. It’s fun to hear her talk with so much excitement about what she read or learned.

Written by L.A. on Mar 01, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is a dream! Very knowledgeable, personable and professional.

Written by I.S. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She is so attentive and genuinely cares about doing everything she can to make sure you are in a good place mentally.

Written by E.D. on Feb 22, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I'm very grateful that I found Waynette as my counselor. She is very knowledgeable and loves what she does. I am confident that she will help me through my difficulties. I am very thankful.

Written by E.R. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Working with her has been completely a blessing she has taught me alot so far :)

Written by H.A. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Waynette Speakman is a great counselor. She has helped me in so many ways. Before our first session she was always replying to my messages in a timely matter. She was always there to talk and was very helpful to me. My first video session with her went great! It is so great to be able to talk with someone who understands what you are going through and can give you advice to help you through it. I am so glad that I found her on here!