Welcome to North Star Therapy
Welcome to North Star Therapy, a boutique mental health counseling practice in Tampa, FL. North Star therapy was founded by Kelsey Galer, a licensed mental health counselor and published author who brings a current and thorough approach to therapy. Kelsey has cultivated a team of highly skilled and dedicated therapists who will ensure you receive the best care possible.
About North Star Therapy
For centuries, the North Star has helped millions of people find their way. Early explorers used the North Star to sail across the ocean at night. During the civil war, it served as a beacon to true north and freedom. Like a good therapist, it offers guidance when you need it most.
We Offer In-Person and Telehealth Sessions
In addition to office visits at our Tampa location, North Star Therapy is pleased to be able to offer teletherapy, using secure video conferencing. Telehealth is available to clients across the state of Florida who would like to meet with a therapist virtually.
What is therapy?
Therapy is an effective, evidence-based method for overcoming mental health challenges and working through difficult transitions. People who have concerns about their mental health benefit from the open and confidential dialogue with a trusted professional, who can offer guidance and resources as clients work towards their goals.
The therapeutic process is different for everyone. Therapy is tailored to your individual needs.
How does therapy work?
Therapists work with clients to explore issues and find solutions. Visit therapy services to explore more about specific issues.
Whom does North Star Therapy serve?
Clients include adults, couples, children, and families. We serve the local Tampa Bay community for in-person counseling, and we offer virtual counseling to the residents of Florida.
Mental health issues can be debilitating if left untreated. You shouldn’t have to struggle alone.
A variety of options are available for clients to receive therapy: office visits at both Tampa, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL, locations, online video conferencing, and teletherapy. The office environment is dedicated to your comfort and healing.
Children & Adolescents
Substance Abuse & Addiction
Couples & Marriage Counseling
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kelsey Galer, LMHC
Kelsey Galer, MA, LMHC, provides a variety of mental health counseling and therapy services. She earned her license to practice counseling with the Florida Board of Mental Health.
Kelsey remains at the forefront of developments in the mental health field. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Through formal training and professional affiliations, she strives to bring her clients the latest research, and get them the best results therapy has to offer. Kelsey has recently published a book titled “How to Treat Anxiety, Depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”, in an effort to contribute to the field and describe the program she implements in her practice.
Kelsey’s experience working in institutional settings and behavioral clinics has made her proficient in intake and assessment. During a free 10-minute phone consultation, she helps clients identify issues they would like to address, and works with them to determine the most appropriate medium and method of counseling.
Dana Larrabee, RMHCI
Dana offers mental health counseling to clients from diverse backgrounds who have experienced a variety of mental health issues including stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity issues, life transitions, trauma, and substance abuse. Dana developed a wide range of expertise working with the Family Institute at Northwestern before joining the North Star team. She approaches her clients with understanding, empathy, and support to create a collaborative environment of emotional safety. Using evidence based practices including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and systemic theoretical models, Dana is committed to helping her clients reach their goals.
Roseanne Cupoli, RCSWI
Roseanne Cupoli, MPH, MSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work.
Her career at a domestic violence center for over twenty years has provided her with experience working with survivors of trauma, individuals navigating life transitions, and individuals with complex issues. Roseanne also has experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and substance use issues.
Roseanne considers herself a life-long learner and often attends trainings and workshops to stay up to date on best practices and new research. She works with clients to identify what areas of their life they would like to address and to develop goals for counseling.
Shannon Jordan, RMHCI
Shannon Jordan is a psychotherapist who believes that client care should be a therapist’s priority. He specializes in addictions, behavioral, motivational, and trauma therapy as well as military counseling. He is a United States Air Force veteran and received his graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. He has been a part of the Tampa Bay Area since 2013 volunteering much of his time to communities in need of assistance.
The cost is $150 for an individual session and $200 for a couples or family session.
*Reduced fees are available on a limited basis. A sliding fee scale is a based on income and is used for those who would otherwise not be able to access services. We offer student and teacher discounts. Please contact us for more information.
Does North Star Therapy Accept Insurance?
North Star Therapy does not accept insurance. Private pay means not having to report diagnoses or other protected health information to your insurance company. Payment is accepted via card, cash, check, or HSA card. If you have a PPO insurance plan, we can provide you with a billing form to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
How do I schedule a session?
Book your free ten minute consultation here.
Call us at 813-520-9991
“Kelsey has given me valuable tools for overcoming my struggles with anxiety and depression. She’s been so supportive and well attuned to my needs throughout the process. Since working with her my mental health has improved significantly.”
“Kelsey is wise and attentive. As an adult on the autism spectrum, it’s difficult for me to find therapists that are both patient and capable of providing the individualized therapy I need to get through some of my toughest struggles – but Kelsey exceeds all my expectations. I’m grateful for her services and would recommend her to anyone in need of therapy or guidance.”
“Kelsey was there for my son during a very difficult time in his life. He had been bullied & virtually isolated in middle school & was about to start high school. He was reluctant to start counseling, but once he met Kelsey, her calm & peaceful spirit made it easy for him to relax and open up to her. Using various techniques such as deep breathing, positive self talk, cognitive refocusing, & psychoeducation, she completely banished his social anxiety & restored his self worth. He started high school with a variety of tools and skills and made a ton of new friends his freshman year. We are forever grateful to Kelsey for helping our son recover his confidence & giving him the tools to be successful in high school!”
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