About Better Vibes Therapy

Better Vibes Therapy, LLC is a sole proprietary mental health counseling practice located in St. Petersburg, Florida.  We are a private practice offering individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy, expressive art therapy (individual and group), and performance enhancement & life coaching.  We have recently added an additional service to our practice called “Let’s Clean Up."

  

Our founder, Patricia Harris (Trish), LMHC, has been working to enhance the quality of life for clients since 2012. 

With so many life altering changes in our society in the past few years it is inevitable that individuals, couples, and organizations will endure difficulty adjusting.  This can often result in  increased symptoms of anxiety including panic attacks, symptoms of depression including hopelessness, low motivation and sadness, and conflict within relationships inside and outside of the home. 

Better Vibes Therapy is a progressive therapeutic service that focuses on a positive psychology paradigm instead of the disease model of mental health.  What does this mean?  This means that instead of focusing on “what is wrong with you,” we develop a strategic treatment plan that will help to guide you into utilizing these things as a strength and discovering how to make life choices that fit you instead of changing YOU to fit into life.  Isn’t that exciting?

Let’s look at ADHD for example.  ADHD is characterized by difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, and difficulty controlling impulse.  Translation – an abundance of misguided and controlled energy.  With a little guidance and self-discipline, adult ADHD can be a huge benefit once the client learns how to redirect energy and practice self-discipline. 

Better Vibes Therapy offers virtual sessions exclusively.  Virtual sessions allow increase access to mental health care for people in remote areas and flexibility in the location of our sessions.  Imagine having a therapy session on your lunch break.  Imagine you and your significant other attending a couple’s session at the same time from two separate locations.  Imagine meeting with a diversity of people in our amazing groups.  This is what we mean by progressive. 

ABOUT TRISH

I began my journey over 50 years ago.  I knew when I was a child that I would one day function in a way where I could help others.   However, my path was not a direct flight.  Thankfully, there were many challenges along the way.  I've worked in several industries, raised four beautiful children, and I've experienced the ups and downs of marriage.  Of the industries I have worked, the most beneficial was education.  Teaching behavioral sciences to college students reinforced my knowledge in the field.  

 

Education alone cannot determine who should and should not impart wisdom on others.  While I am a huge fan of evidenced based science and I have achieved mastery in my field, it just is not enough.  It is years of experience in life and in counseling that allow me to achieve  the positive outcomes that I have achieved.  

During the past 12 years, I have gained a great deal of experience working with children, adults, couples, and groups.  

 

My therapeutic approach depends on you.  Together we will discover the best way for you to:

  • achieve balance in your life

  • to achieve your goals

  • to enhance your mental performance

  • to become a power couple

  • to survive crisis

  • to manage stress, depression, ANXIETY

  •  and so much more. 

The privilege of being a therapist is earned. 

Our Approach is Eclectic because NO SIZE FITS ALL

12 Most Common Approaches

  1. Psychodynamic Counseling. Psychodynamic Counseling is probably the most well-known counseling approach. ...

  2. Interpersonal Counseling. ...

  3. Humanistic/Client-Centered Counseling. ...

  4. Existential Therapy. ...

  5. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. ...

  6. Mindfulness-Based Counseling. ...

  7. Rational Emotive Therapy. ...

  8. Reality Therapy.

Philosophy of Recovery

Your brain works similar to a computer program.  Turn it on and it starts working immediately.  This is a primal function combining latent memory, meaning, and motivation.  There are times when the program becomes "outdated" and needs reprograming in order to content with evolving tasks.  Our philosophy to recovery is similar.  Through guided meditation and cognitive therapy, we can reprogram our brain toward recovery. 

Commitment to Clients

My commitment to you and to myself is that I will offer you my professional,  genuine, non-judgemental and unconditional focus.