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We are going to stay together!

My wife and I sought out marital counseling over a year and a half ago in late spring of 2020 because we were having some trouble and divorce was talked about. We decide to give counseling a chance to see if it could help get us back on the right path. I reached out to St Petersburg counseling and was referred to Jessica Breslin. We went into it with no expectations other than the goal of saving our marriage. From the start we felt comfortable working with Jessica because of the relative age comparison and felt she could understand us and our issues because of that. At first, we didn't know much about the different approaches/counseling theories there are in terms of marital counseling but Jessica helped us navigate on which direction to take. She made us feel extremely confident in our choice and how to move forward with the process of discernment. For the first 3-4 months we met with Jessica on a weekly, sometimes bi-weekly basis, going through the steps of discernment. Not once in the process did we ever feel like Jessica was leading us in the wrong direction, she always got us to grasp the concepts and open the communication up little by little for us to always continue progressing. After about 3-4 months of doing the discernment and really digging deep in our sessions with Jessica, we came to the crossroads of "are we going to stay together or are we going our separate ways", and our decision was a resounding "we are going to stay together!". From there we progressed into a different style of counseling called Emotionally Focused Therapy, learning how to communicate with each other on a level we never knew we could prior to seeking Jessica's counseling. This focus on our emotions allowed us to understand each other better; it allowed us to see our partner in a different light and understand why we do things the way we do. We would practice exercises of talking about to one another about something that has affected or is affecting us emotionally; this forced us to be more vulnerable with each other. It forced us to understand why things affect us deeper and more painful than others. This technique allowed us to gain a very high level on introspection and self discovery; at times digging into our past and childhood. Again, Jessica continued to lead us down the right path, making us open up and bring honesty and trust back to the table again. As time went on, we both really felt a strong willingness to be completely open without the fear of shame or guilt; something we both previously struggled with heavily. I believe it was due to Jessica making us feel like she cared in a completely unbiased way and never judged us for anything we talked about. Her focus on Discernment and then EFT with us allowed us to grow at a pace that worked for us and allowed us to not overlook things or leave any stones unturned. Fast forward to over a year and a half, we have slowly pulled back on the amount of counseling largely due to the fact that Jessica's guidance has allowed us to open up so much growth in our marriage that we know we have been saved. I believe what helped us most in saving our marriage was Jessica's approach to us through her commitment to getting to know us on a personal level. I think many people are hesitant in seeking out counseling out of shame, embarrassment or possibly even fearing that a therapist may not actually care about them and their issues. Throughout the process, we felt none of those things with Jessica. We felt that Jessica truly cared about helping us and gave us honest feedback, honest advice, and her genuine compassion; something I think is important when dealing with the emotional trauma of contemplating divorce and having marital woes. We learned an immense number of skills through Jessica's counseling that have made us extremely confident that we now have the tools to navigate any issues in our marriage moving forward. I would recommend anyone who is seeking marital counseling to give Jessica a chance and trust her process! Even if you are seeking individual counseling, I recommend Jessica 10000000%! I believe she has every skill and piece of knowledge and experience needed to help anyone with any struggles or issues you may be dealing with. My wife and I both believe Jessica and her guidance is the leading catalyst in saving our marriage. Hard work and dedication were put in every session, but it was all due to Jessica allowing us to feel comfortable enough to be completely honest with ourselves and with each other. We owe a lifetime of thanks to Jessica, and I don't think there are enough words to describe how thankful, how grateful, and how much we appreciate Jessica and her time working with us. We feel lucky that we found Jessica and chose to work with her through the trials of our marriage with her; she helped save our marriage! Give St. Petersburg Counseling a chance! I personally have a friend who is seeing another Counselor in this practice and has nothing but great things to say about them as well.

- Anonymous

We are so thankful we found her .

Donna is AMAZING!!! We are so thankful we found her when we did or I truly believe our relationship might not have survived 2020. We were a little skeptical that we could even be helped, thinking if we hadn’t figured it out after all these years of marriage we were probably a lost cause. Donna didn’t think so and she made that clear right away, but we had some work to do!! She was so kind and compassionate and made it so easy to talk to her (it really was like chatting with an old friend over coffee!) there was a lot of laughter and a lot of tears, but in the end we ended up with the tools we needed to make the necessary changes for happiness, and for that we are forever grateful. We celebrated 15yrs married recently and we r now once again looking forward to a lifetime together. Thank you Donna, and all of the team at St Pete Counseling, for doing what you do for your clients every day, we appreciate u all!

- Anonymous

I highly recommend her!

I'm very grateful for Kate. She encouraged me to strengthen my relationship with Christ which was the starting point of change for me. She is understanding, sympathetic, and motivating. Kate gives me a safe place to express my feelings and thoughts. She walked through a handful of different struggles I've had and I will continue to have sessions with her as maintenance to continue to work on understanding myself. I highly recommend her!

- Anonymous

Wonderful experience!

My wife and I had counseling with Jessica for almost a year. And we can't say enough about how wonderful the entire experience was. Jessica helped us save our marriage of 20 plus years. Here we are almost a year later and we are still madly in love. Thank you so much Jessica you are truly great at what you do.

- Garyandcandy

We are so grateful for our experience!

We had a great experience with Donna at St. Petersburg Counseling. As a couple, we were able to strengthen our communication, problem solving, understanding of each other, and overall connection through our work with Donna. She was extremely compassionate and worked to understand both of our perspectives. We felt very comfortable with her and would highly recommend her. We are so grateful for our experience!

- Anonymous

Made a huge impact in my life and relationships

DNMS helped me discover the causes of my negative beliefs and behaviors. New ways of coping with stressors made a huge impact in my life and relationships

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

I'm so happy to have found SPC!!

Donna gave me the tools I needed to battle my depression and anxiety. I'm so happy to have found SPC!! I highly recommend going here if you're looking for a counselor!

- Client Name Withheld

A Satisfied Client

I would recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking for effective, professional counseling. She has made a huge difference in our lives!” A Satisfied Client

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

Received exceptional counseling.

I received exceptional counseling from Jessica Breslin who gave me the tools to evaluate with clarity and honesty the personal and professional issues that prevented me from feeling joy and fulfillment. She trained me to use tools that I could continue to use on my own. These are in my daily meditations and affirmations, keeping of a journal for joys and sorrows, and finding ways to express gratitude: Thanks to her, these rituals that now sustain the peaceful quality of life that I desire and deserve. May you give yourself an opportunity to be counseled by Jessica whose education and training enabled me to appreciate my life for all its joys and sorrows.

- Withheld

A place where not only is the marriage saved, but improved

After trying to work out the problems on our own, we decided to try counseling. Today we have a great appreciation for the power of marriage counseling and Lisa’s ability to work with those who want to keep a marriage together and get to a place where not only is the marriage saved, but improved.

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

I highly recommend this organization.

I started working with Donna during a very volatile time in my life where there were a lot of unknowns. She helped challenge me and gracefully addressed everything I brought to her. Not only was Donna and St. Petersburg Counseling able to offer guidance and comfort during this time, but she also empowered me to better understand myself which has helped me flourish in many areas of my life. I highly recommend this organization.

- Client Name Withheld

Lisa was incredibly sensitive

Lisa was incredibly sensitive. The DNMS approach helped in terms of addressing old messages that I was carrying with me and that were keeping me stuck in the past. I can now hear and listen to other people’s anger and not react to that anger or shut down as I usually did in the past. I can instead respond to anger by paying close attention to myself and understanding my reactions. This gives me time to think before responding. If you are ready to understand and make positive changes in your life, the DNMS approach can help you move forward with new freedom and a sense of choice in your personal relationships, including your relationship with yourself.

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

I learned and general counsel I received were substantive and enduring.

Donna was an immense asset with helping me navigate my spiking anxiety and its relationship with my thought behavior surrounding the exploding challenges in my life. The help I received during our sessions have had a lasting effect demonstrating that the techniques I learned and general counsel I received were substantive and enduring. Thank you Donna!

- Client Name Withheld

I'm grateful for her compassion, strength, and professionalism

"I am grateful for Lisa Baker’s compassion" During some of my most recent difficult times, my health professional referred me to Lisa Baker. I was struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, and some childhood issues that still affected me. Not only did she teach me techniques on how to deal with my anxiety and panic attacks, but she helped me deal with past hurts and resentments. That was huge for me because I was able to let go and forgive. Lisa has a way of getting you to open up, without forcing you, and that taught me to accept and move on. I'm grateful for her compassion, strength, and professionalism. I look forward to my continued sessions.

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

I would highly recommend her services to anyone

"Lisa Baker is genuine and professional" Lisa has been such a wonderful counselor. She is attentive, understanding, honest, and most of all, genuine. It's hard to find someone to trust and connect with enough to share your fears and weaknesses. Her sincerity and professionalism made me comfortable enough to work through current and past issues including childhood issues. Although the therapy can be difficult at times, I have experienced life-changing personal growth since working with Lisa. She has helped me through the pain and grief of divorce and my self-esteem issues. She has helped me reach a place of more clarity, more successful communication, and more self-confidence. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

She is extremely caring and genuine

“Lisa is amazing” I have worked with so many therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists over the past 10 years and I have never made so much progress than I have in the past several months working with Lisa. I went from being very dependent on Prozac and Xanax to managing my bipolar II and anxiety with no medication. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field, she is extremely caring and genuine. She makes it very easy to open up to her and I never feel like just another patient or file. I trust her completely and really look forward to continuing sessions with her.

- Client Name Withheld St Petersburg, FL

A great listener…refreshing

“A great listener…refreshing” Lisa Baker was my counselor for about 2 years.  She is a great listener, without judgement, and her ability to accentuate the positive in your life is refreshing.  As we all go through trials, she was able to help me to keep the big picture in mind.  She was able to affirm and help me find my pain and leave the shadows of life behind and walk in God's light by letting GO of stuff.

- Client Name Withheld , Worcester, MA

Helping me hope again

“Helping me hope again” Lisa Baker has been instrumental in helping me through a lot of difficulties, even to the point of helping me hope again. She helped me see that God was there for me even during the very worst time of my life. I think she will be a great asset to anyone who needs some great counseling, sound advice, and who needs hope.

- Client Name Withheld, St. Petersburg, FL

We are very happy and just booked our honeymoon!

We are very happy and just booked our honeymoon! I attribute this to the counseling we did with you... we were able to use the tools you gave us to put everything on the table and finally be at peace with the relationship. Thank you so much.

- Anonymous

I am very grateful!

My first experience with a therapist for my anxiety was with Lisa Baker. How fortunate I was! Lisa is very personable, compassionate, and nice. Lisa made we feel at ease and I connected with her right away. After meeting with her, I was able to use the counseling and tools she gave me to manage my anxiety. I really appreciated the value she saw in my attending Al-Anon Family Group meetings. I was also relieved that I only had to take my anxiety medication for a few months. I am very grateful for Lisa and the counseling she provided me.

- Anonymous

We have made great strides with Donna's help in understanding each other.

When we first started counseling with Donna we were definitely having some major communication issues. I wouldn't say that we have ever been a couple that fights a lot, however, small things often got bigger than they needed to be. After seeing Donna for a few months we now have tools to help us avoid "making mountains out of molehills". We both make an effort to see each other's perspectives in disagreements, and are both cognizant of the fact that our individual perspectives on everything big and small are often due to things below the surface. Although we are not perfect, we have made great strides with Donna's help in understanding each other more and avoiding unnecessary fights and quarrels.

- Anonymous

We are very happy to have found Donna.

We have experienced both joint and one on one counseling with Donna and she showed us how to better communicate and share our feelings with each other. Her ability to offer insight into our relationship and the better ways to communicate have allowed us to improve our relationship and save our marriage. Seems like little problems were growing into major ones and with her help, we are enjoying each other’s company and are working to improve our relationship every day. We are very happy to have found Donna.

- Anonymous

I highly recommend going here if you're looking for a counselor!

Donna gave me the tools I needed to battle my depression and anxiety. I'm so happy to have found SPC!! I highly recommend going here if you're looking for a counselor!

- Erin Kynett

Awesome and great service!

- Maria Vitale

I highly recommended.

- Mrs. Smith

She is truly amazing!

My husband and I had been married for 20 years when I filed for divorce. Six months into the divorce process, and after doing individual therapy, I decided to retract the petition. We reconciled and we’re referred to Jessica. We had been to multiple counselors in the past (which hadn’t worked); so I was skeptical about trying Jessica. I thought that since we had reconciled - there was nothing left to do. Wrong. Her style of therapy helped us to understand & heal, so that we could create the relationship we’ve always wanted. She is truly amazing. I never knew marriage could be so deeply close, connected, fulfilling, joyful, exciting, safe and secure. Highly Recommend. 100 STARS!!

- Name Withheld by Request

Donna was terrific!

Donna was terrific. She helped us through a very difficult time. She was knowledgeable, compassionate and impartial providing very good insight so that we were able to resolve and thrive. I would highly recommend her.

- Anonymous

I highly recommend him as an individual and couple counselor!

I have worked with Jason Bassilikas for several years in the past and can honestly say he is the most compassionate and dedicated therapist I have known. He has a unique skill of building rapport quickly with his clients. I highly recommend him as an individual and couple counselor.

- A M

- donna waters

I highly recommend St. Petersburg Counseling!

I highly recommend St. Petersburg Counseling. Jessica is a talented and committed service provider. Her work is top notch!

- Mordecai Dixon

She always leads with empathy and professionalism!

Maya is a former colleague and she is an excellent clinician. She always leads with empathy and professionalism. Client care is paramount to her and she is able to meet clients where they are at on their journey.

- Lindsey Pollen

I highly recommend St. Petersburg Counseling!

I highly recommend St. Petersburg Counseling. I have known Lisa Baker for over 50 years and I can honestly say that she is as ethical and compassionate as anyone I have ever known. I admire her professionalism and her genuine caring of others. I would recommend, without reservation, any organization that she is a part of.

- Elizabeth Yarcho

They are so compassionate and patient!

St. Petersburg Counseling is the place to go for your needs. They are so compassionate and patient. Jessica is one of the best. If you’re looking for somewhere to go for counseling, you found it.

- Cheryl Donish

Anybody would be blessed to work with them!

The therapists at St. Petersburg Counseling are some of the most genuine, professional and caring individuals you’ll come across! Anybody would be blessed to work with them!

- Alexus Walker

She cares deeply about everyone that she works with!

I have worked closely with Kandace for the past two years and got to know her really well as a clinician and a person. She cares deeply about everyone that she works with, is attentive and will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, heard and understood. I would highly recommend Kandace!! She is a fantastic therapist and a very caring person who will make this process a very fulfilling and supportive experience for you.

- Monica Lamie

- Willy Lafond

- Maria Hager