Welcome to Sheltering Oaks Counseling

At Sheltering Oaks, we believe that lasting change happens in the context of relationships with safe people. We walk with our clients through all kinds of emotional, mental health, developmental, educational, and spiritual challenges. Most of our clients come from Christian backgrounds. However, we work with clients from all walks of life. We value you and your family as whole people, and we offer integrated and thoughtful care as we work together with you.


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Building Trust & Connection in Your Relationships through Counseling

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Other Therapy Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Your family is complex and may need more than just family therapy.  We understand these complexities. Therefore, we have a number of valuable mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic. We want to meet the mental health needs of every member of our family. That's why we offer Christian counselingcounseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors, trauma therapy, marriage counseling, family therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.

In addition to therapy, we also provide a wide variety of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, Gifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.

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Sheltering Oaks Counseling

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Our office and staff work closely with the Children's Cancer Center. Each counselor has worked with multiple families in helping them find their new "normal"


Treating Trauma: 3 Benefits of Online Trauma Therapy in Tampa, FL

Trauma is defined as a deeply disturbing or distressing experience. Seventy percent of adults in the United States have encountered some kind of traumatic event at least once in their lives. The consequences of unresolved trauma can be disastrous and can affect life...

Coping with COVID: Tips from Christian Counselors in Wesley Chapel, FL

Over the past several months, we have used “A new normal” to describe our life and daily habits since the coronavirus pandemic began to impact our lives and communities. This change has brought so much uncertainty that we may find it difficult to establish a routine...

Faith & Family Connection

Finding Faith as a Family: Connection Points from a Florida Family Christian Counselor In therapy, we talk about the content and the process of what is happening in the therapy room during an appointment. The content is the words being said, the facts, opinions, or...

5 Reasons to seek Neuropsychological Testing in Wesley Chapel, Florida

What is neuropsychological assessment?  Neuropsychological assessment is a term that most of us do not hear in our everyday language. Some people hear that term and assume that it must be a neurologist doing some sort of brain scan. Contrary to popular perception, a...

Couples therapy tips from a Christian therapist in Wesley Chapel, FL

What area your Marriage Expectations? Expectations about marriage and love have a strong impact on relationships. When we are children, we develop ideas and dreams about marriage. Depending on how much our relationship matches that dream, we become satisfied or...

What Does That Mean?

Yesterday, a friend called and told me his son had been diagnosed with a mental illness that does not typically go away, even with treatment. We talked for a while about symptoms, his relief at knowing a name for his son’s struggle, and ways to support his son. Then...

Facing the Black Holes of Your Life

Leanne Vaughan - Sheltering Oaks Counseling I can still see the woman’s face. I was speaking to a church women’s group several years ago. Though the topic escapes me, I remember saying something like, “For some of you, there may be a secret in your past. You may know...

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month We at Sheltering Oaks are grateful for our partnership with the Children’s Cancer Center, in Tampa, which allows us to serve patients, siblings, parents, and caregivers affected by childhood cancers. This month, we will...

Three Action Steps Parents Can Take to Manage Technology Properly

1. Less is More As parents, it is important to monitor our children for technology overuse. This is important because of the negative effects of overuse. These negative effects include: lack of sleep, poor social skills, and a poor sense of identity. We simply have to...

Mrs. Harsh

Mrs. Harsh is a third grade teacher that runs a tight ship. She takes pride that none of her students speak out of turn, they almost always stay in the line in the hall, and the never bother her with silly questions during desk work. Most of her teacher friends...
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