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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We know how difficult it can be to take the first step to ask for help. You also may have questions! Our team of mental health professionals are available to help you through this process. Call today and we will get you scheduled with one of our therapists or testing psychologists. If you have questions before you begin, we're here to answer questions about therapy, testing, our counselors, or anything else. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of  mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic.  For example, our therapists offer Christian counselingcounseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play 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.

Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluationGifted 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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Here are some end of the year thoughts by Mandy Newton, Clinical Practicum Counselor at Sheltering Oaks Counseling : Is 2020 almost done? That is


What to look for when you need family therapy in Florida

Have you ever, as a parent, found yourself at a loss for what to do with a reoccurring problem in your family? Maybe it’s a conflict or argument that always seems to happen at the end of the day. Perhaps, it is struggling to balance your work and family life and the...

Personality Testing: When should I get tested?

At some point in our lives, we find that we will not get along with everyone. As we get older, we start to learn that relationships are influenced by both individuals in the relationship. The quality and strength of a relationship is determined by a desire to have a...

How to support your child with ADHD: Tips from a Tampa Therapist

During childhood, most ADHD sufferers struggle academically, behaviorally, and relationally across many areas of their lives.  For these reasons, it is important to help your child navigate their struggle with ADHD when they are as young as possible.  Parents have an...

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...


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