STAR POINT COUNSELING CENTER of TAMPA &  BRANDON -
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Star Point Counseling of Tampa and Brandon









Due to COVID-19 (Novel Caronavirus) we will be more than happy to have a phone session with you instead of you coming into our office. 



Due to COVID-19 (Novel Caronavirus) we will be offering phone and online sessions instead of you coming into our office. All insurance companies have approved phone and online counselings during these stressful times. The therapists will adhere to HIPPA rules and perform all phone sessions in a private room in their home with the door closed. Online sessions are performed on Doxy.me which is a HIPPA compliant web site made specifically for health care professionals. All you have to do is type in the therapists user name in your browser, it will open up their individual platform, you type in your name and it will place you in the therapists virtual waiting room. 

Star Point Counseling Center doors are being kept open, to assure new and existing clients access to services, during these very stressful and troubling times, due, in part, to the following protective and preventative efforts of our Business and Administrative Offices, Clinicians, and cooperating Clients:
 
Please also check out the most up-to date facts, about the Virus at CDC.gov

Our Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director,  Clarissa Crystal-Belle, has advised that the best defense against the Covid-19 Virus, is to achieve and maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit, through self care,  positive thinking,  patience, and a "We've got this" attitude.  We are here to help you identify, and then, eliminate, reduce, and manage any obstacles to that end.  


TAMPA OFFICE:
 
419 WEST PLATT STREET
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33606

BRANDON OFFICE:
 
207 WEST MORGAN STREET
BRANDON, FLORIDA 33510
 
 
Phone: 813-244-1251 


 

HOURS: 
Mon - Fri: 12PM - 8PM
Sat: 10AM - 3PM
Sun: Closed


 
Sam DiFranco Co Founder/ Executive Business Director will answer any questions you may have regarding counseling services, your insurance benefits, and the sliding scale.  Sam will help set up your appointment and help verify your insurance benefits in an easy, friendly, hassle-free manner. 

Clarissa Crystal-Belle, Co Founder/ Executive Clinical Director Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC),  Clarissa has over 25 years of clinical therapy experience and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) since 1997. 

With Clarissa's extensive experience providing counseling and therapy for children, teens, individuals, couples, and families, she has helped countless numbers of people with marriage counseling, couples counseling, relationship counseling, family dynamics counseling, depression, stress, anxiety, separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting skills, PTSD, repeated negative behavior, and addictions.

Clarissa and her associates at Star Point Counseling Center are focused on providing highly-effective counseling techniques in the BrandonTampa
St. Petersburg, Largo, New Tampa, Carrollwood, Town & Country, Westchase, Wesley Chapel, Clearwater, Riverview, Plant City, Ruskin, and Apollo Beach areas in a relaxed atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. 

Therapy in Action by Clarissa La-BelleClarissa recently published a new book called Therapy in Action.  She takes on the toughest, neediest kids and families in her role as a therapist for troubled children.  In this fascinating glimpse into real-life case studies, Clarissa seeks to “awaken the reader to a new way of looking at this population and a more effective way to address their needs.”   


 
At Star Point Counseling Center, there are two convenient locations for you to choose from in Brandon and Tampa.  To view the Brandon website, click here.
 
We provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, children, teens, and adults with any type of crises.  We help you build tools as well as help design and implement individualized goals and objectives, help you sort out beliefs, thoughts, and behavior patterns that may be hindering you in your relationship(s) whether at the work place or in other areas of your life.  
 
We have the tools you need for managing pain, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, hopelessness, or anger resulting from circumstances that interfere in achieving a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.  By working together, we will show you how to set and achieve goals and objectives therapeutically designed to meet your needs that will allow you to live the life you know that you deserve. We help couples with marriage counseling, couples counseling, relationship counseling and family counseling.
 
 
COUNSELING SERVICES: 
 

HOW TO PAY:

 
Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC specializes in children, teens, couples, relationship and family dynamics, along with all of the services on our counseling services page.  Clarissa's normal fee is $120 per session.
 
We have a sliding scale from $55-$120 depending on annual household income.  Proof of income required for sliding scale.  We can see you the day you call or whenever possible.  We have daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.
 
Our normal fee for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) is $120 per session.  However, with our sliding scale rates, it is $75-$100 per session - depending on your household income. We do have a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who speaks fluent Spanish.
 
We also have Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns who work under the direct supervision of our Executive Clinical Director, Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC; they provide similar counseling services.  The fee to see a Registered Intern is $55-$75 on a sliding scale.  Proof of income is required for sliding scale (pay stub or another form of income).
 All Registered Interns have to complete a 1 year internship to get their Masters Degree and have to complete a 2 year Registered Internship and pass a State Board Exam to become Licensed.

We require a $35 non refundable deposit by Visa or Master Card to set an appointment. We only charge the deposit if you cancel, re schedule or do not show up. 

UNDER $25,000 PER YEAR IS $55 PER SESSION (REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN)
$25,000 TO $35,000 IS $60 PER SESSION (REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN)
$35000 TO $50,000 IS $65 PER SESSION (REGISTERED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR INTERN)
UP TO $55,000 IS $75 PER SESSION ( LMHC, LCSW or LMFT)
$55,000 TO $75,000 IS $90 PER SESSION (LMHC, LCSW or LMFT)
OVER $75,000 IS $120 PER SESSION (LMHC, LCSW or LMFT)



INSURANCES ACCEPTED: 

We accept self pay and Major Insurances such as United Behavioral Healthcare, United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Mutual of Omaha EAP, Mehra EAP, Baycare EAP and others.  Some people prefer to self pay as it gives them a higher degree of confidentiality; once insurance is billed the insurance company has the legal right to review your file and case notes, this is a lesser degree of privacy and it could effect people applying for jobs in certain industries and the military.

 
United Behavioral Health Insurance Accepted at Star Point Counseling Center Tampa 
 
 
   
 

 
                 

Cigna Insurance Accepted at Star Point Counseling Center Tampa
BlueCross BlueShield Accepted at at Star Point Counseling Center TampaValueOptions Accepted at at Star Point Counseling Center Tampa


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








PRIVACY:
 
We chose our location and space appointments specifically for your privacy.
 
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