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.
Previously I was a Professional School Counselor and District Peer Evaluator for Counselors District-wide. Winning the Hillsborough Counselor of the Year award in 2014. I have an undergrad in Special Education and extensive experience working with children with special needs and ADHD.
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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH12401 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
She is truly amazing. This is exactly the reason I joined teen counseling! I’m happy that she The first person I’ve spoke with since I feel much better about my future and my plans moving forward.
We’ve had an excellent experience with Waynette, it has definitely improved our relationship.
She listens and really cares about what I have to say. Helps us figure out the root to our problem so we can make it better.
Waynette is exactly what I hoped for in a therapist. Her dedication to her work is incredible and it is evident in every session with her. The expertise & kindness is heartwarming. She really lifts you up and brings so much insight to the table. Waynette instills a sense of hope in me and I now believe that I'll work through my struggles. I can really tell that she believes in her clients ability to heal, too. Her level of authenticity is out of this world, and anyone would be so fortunate to work with her; I know I am.
In the short amount of time I’ve spent talking to Speakman, she is passionate and dedicated, it shows she really cares about me and helping me get better.
Ms. Speakman has been a life saver. I’m a lot calm these days. My anxiety is under control because I know I have someone I can express my feelings to. I wish I had her help several months ago. I wouldn’t be so broken now.
Waynette is a great listener she is very intuitive and gives very helpful advice. We are lucky to have her as a counselor!
Has been very helpful!
Waynette is amazing. She truly does listen and offers so many resources to help you get through whatever you are going through. She is kind and has taught me to spin negative thoughts into positive ones and I feel truly comfortable talking to her about anything.
Waynette is the best counselor I've even seen. I felt comfortable with her immediately. She listened and cared. Waynette paired the most effective therapies for my individual issues. The results were far greater insight and strategies for success than I have ever encountered. I'm forever grateful and highly recommend Waynette -- and teen counseling -- for helping me move forward.
Waynette is amazing! She listens to all my concerns, and always makes me feel like she genuinely cares about me. I would highly recommend her! She has helped me tremendously!
Waynette is an amazing counselor. She’s has always made me feel and she is well versed in helping me with my needs. I highly recommend her.
Waynette was extremely easy to speak to without any judgement. She quickly understood my concerns and provided me with tools that I was able to put in place which quickly helped remediate my situation. Thanks for always being there.
Waynette is fantastic!! I love working with her and appreciate her expertise.
Waynette is extremely caring and respectful towards her patients. She shows professionalism and support at the best. She offers several different ways of participating into the therapy program and makes me feel comfortable to share even the most personal things about me. I am glad I have a knowledgeable, professional counselor.
I have recommended Waynette to others and would continue to do so. She listens and truly cares about her clients. She works with her clients to develop the best plan. Her suggestions are spot on. She is fantastic!
Thank you for your help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We love Waynette and feel very comfortable and confident in her abilities and expertise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Attentive, supportive, knowledgable, everything you could ask for in a counselor. Just awesome.
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.
She is a dream! Very knowledgeable, personable and professional.
She is so attentive and genuinely cares about doing everything she can to make sure you are in a good place mentally.
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.
Working with her has been completely a blessing she has taught me alot so far :)
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!