Benefits of Therapy

Find Your Joy

Therapy provides you with tools to manage new and uncomfortable feelings. Working through fear, pain, and anger opens you up to experience deep and fulfilling joy. Happy Counselling helps courageous people, partners, parents, and families through their most difficult moments.

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Why Dr. Scheckner?

Experience Matters

Dr. Scheckner had dedicated her life’s work to finding effective ways to help other people. Her sincere desire is to open up your world, remove blocks, and unlock your hidden potential.

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Take the First Step

It takes courage to change your life! Take the first step and call Happy Counseling – and soon you’ll be living the happy life you were meant to be living.

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Benefits of Therapy
Working through fear, pain, and anger opens you up to experience deep and fulfilling joy. Happy Counselling helps courageous people, partners, parents, and families through their most difficult moments.
Why Dr. Scheckner?
Dr. Scheckner had dedicated her life's work to finding effective ways to help other people. Her sincere desire is to open up your world, remove blocks, and unlock your hidden potential.
Book Initial Evaluation
It takes courage to change your life! Take the first step and call Happy Counseling - and soon you'll be living the happy life you were meant to be living. 

Family Counseling

Areas of Treatment

Dr. Scheckner has years of experience assisting couples of any sexual orientation to navigate a safe course through challenging times. She provides family therapy services to Tampa Bay and the surrounding area.

Couples Counseling

Dr. Scheckner advises couples on the best ways to break the cycles that keep relationships from becoming the best they can be.

 

Parenting Skills

Let Dr. Scheckner arm you with the confidence and parenting skills you need to succeed in the challenging job of raising the next generation.

 

Divorce Mediation

With positive, pro-future advice, Dr. Scheckner helps divorced parents and children sort their way through this challenging period.

 

Young Adult Therapy

We help teens and young adults direct their developing minds in positive ways, allowing them to become confident, healthy, and aware as they learn and grow.

 

Individual Counseling Services

Areas of Treatment

Happy Counseling offers talk therapy for families and individuals in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas who are experiencing some of life’s most difficult challenges.

“Counseling is designed to help cope with stress, transform relationships, & improve your overall quality of life by reaching your goals.”

 

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Depression

Treating anxiety and depression can dramatically improve your life. 

Anxiety

Learn the skills and beat your social anxiety so you can expand your world.

 

Anger Management

Learn new skills that will help you learn to control your anger and instead of letting your anger control you.

 

Other Services

We treat a wide range of mental health issues that can help introduce you to a happier life. See more services >>

 

The Therapy Process

Insight and Support

When you go to the doctor, you get a diagnosis and some concrete steps to solve the problem, like “take an antibiotic, get lots of rest, and call me in the morning .” But the therapy process is not that simple. It takes time to “peel back the layers of the onion.” The issues you’re facing have affected you for many years and will take time to change. Dr. Scheckner helps you identify patterns and supports you as you actively change your behavior.
Step 1:

Consistent Sessions

Dr. Scheckner will evaluate the severity of your issues during your initial evaluative session and collaborate with you on treatment goals and plan of action. In order to benefit from therapy, consistent weekly sessions are always highly recommended. Sometimes twice a week sessions are recommended for cases involving more than one family member, couples counseling, parenting skills, and other issues. Dr. Scheckner individualizes her recommendations based upon your unique set of circumstances in order to best facilitate growth. Sessions last 45 minutes.

Step 2:

Rapport

When choosing a therapist, your comfort with the therapist as a person is of the utmost importance. It is normal to have difficulty sharing without feeling judged and it takes time to really show the therapist who you really are through the experiences in your life. This is another reason consistency is vital in terms of benefiting from therapy. This is especially true for adolescents and children. As sessions continue, the rapport that is built between you and Dr. Scheckner will be the foundation that allows your mind to slowly relax and open so all issues come to the surface.

Questions patients ask

Frequent Questions

Please review FAQ section if you’re a new patient or booking a session for first time with Dr. Scheckner. Insurance and online booking questions can be found here. Please feel free to call (813) 362-3936 if you still have questions before booking your counseling session.

Do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance. However, we will provide you with the documentation you will need to be reimbursed by your provider.

Do you require masks or vaccinations for Covid-19?

We currently are not requiring masks for in-person sessions. We are practicing social distancing and can wear masks during our sessions if requested by a patient. For your safety and the safety of our clients, individuals who are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19 will be seen virtually.

How can I cancel an appointment?

You can cancel an appointment up to 7 days before your session. See our cancellation policy for details on cancellations.

Where do I find patient forms that I need to fill out before my first appointment?

Dr. Scheckner requires three forms before your initial evaluation. You may fill out online before or after booking online. We will email you links to each required form after booking online.

Do you offer online counseling sessions?

Yes. We can provide virtual counseling sessions to those who prefer to receive treatment in the comfort of their home.

How much does a session cost?

Please visit our pricing page to see our current pricing and payment methods offered.

How can I schedule a new session with Dr. Scheckner?

You can make an appointment with Dr. Scheckner by calling (813) 362-3936. Don’t forget to review forms needed before your visit »

What are Dr. Scheckners areas of expertise?

Dr. Scheckner has experience and training in all areas of mental health with specialties in family therapy and individual counseling. See a list of commonly treated conditions above.

My Biography

About Me

Why does experience matter? Because counseling is not just a job, it is a practice. It is a vocation that requires a continued dedication to improving yourself professionally by learning new ways to help others. Dr. Scheckner has advanced education, clinical experience, and passion for people that separate her from other mental health professions and help her make lasting differences in the

Dr. Scheckner holds advanced degrees in Counseling (PHD) and Education (MS). She achieved a minor in music while also completing a dual major in Psychology and Education (BA).

Dr. Scheckner has dedicated her life study to finding the best ways to help other people. She has a sincere desire to open up your world, remove blocks, and unlock hidden potential. Make an appointment today to start exploring a new you!

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Take your first step towards discovering the secrets of a full and happy life. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Scheckner today.

What our patients have to say

Testimonials & Rapport

When choosing a therapist, your comfort with the therapist as a person is of the utmost importance. It is normal to have difficulty sharing without feeling judged, and it takes time to show the therapist who you are through the experiences in your life. This is another reason consistency is vital in terms of benefiting from therapy. This is especially true for adolescents and children. As sessions continue, the rapport built between you and Dr. Scheckner will be the foundation that allows your mind to relax and open slowly, so all issues come to the surface.

I saw Dr. Scheckner when I was younger and she definitely helped me a lot, especially with her calm and friendly demeanor. Later on, she helped me with a mental health-centered project and gave great expertise that I really appreciated!
Anna Woodward
Tampa, FL - August 15, 2021
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