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Camille Faunda

Camille Faunda, MS, LCSW
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13801 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

About me

My name is Camille and I am a native Minnesotan living in Tampa, Florida, with my husband and two dogs. Our family migrated south about fifteen years ago with the hope of starting fresh and growing closer as a family. I enjoy trying new restaurants, coffee shops, and yoga studios within Tampa and Saint Petersburg, however one of my favorite activities is spending time outside with family and friends.

Why I became a Counselor?

I did not have dreams growing up and becoming a therapist, but I did have dreams about using my time to help others in some capacity. My life has included experiencing and witnessing many different areas and aspects of loss, grief, and adjustments within my own life and others around me. For me, having an external individual to be able to confide and trust in was significant within my own life, and has served as motivation for me to be that individual for others throughout one’s own life journey. I really enjoy meeting with people where they are at and working together through the ups and downs in the story of life.

Education, Experience, and Approach
Float on Counseling, LLC – Therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tampa, Florida. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2015 and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida. I am licensed by the state of Florida. My experience as a clinician has been working alongside people and families within the service of hospice and those who have been given a cancer diagnosis.

It is very important to me to meet you wherever you are at when starting a therapeutic encounter. I strongly believe that one of the greatest gifts you could give someone is to fully listen and engage with what one is trying to say. Being heard by someone is validating and empowering, and this is what I hope to provide to everyone.

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Joel Schmidt

Joel Schmidt, LMHC
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13801 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

About me

For now I’ll skip the boring stuff about my education and experience (you can see that below) and just tell you a little bit about who I am as a person.  My name is Joel and I’m a husband, a dog dad, and  Navy Veteran.  I’m from Nebraska originally, but have been in Florida for about 12 years – only about 2 and 1/2 of those years have been in Tampa.  A lot of what drew my wife and I to Tampa was everything that it has to offer: good food and drink, arts/entertainment, sporting events, and easy access to the beaches.  I love travel, college football season (Go Big Red!), coffee, learning, good tv/movies, listening to podcasts, Florida Winters, and spending time with family, friends, and our ex-racing Greyhound named Dean.

Why I became a Counselor?

I knew I wanted to be a Counselor from an early age.  I had my first experience in Counseling when I was about ten years old as my family was dealing with some difficulties and I found the experience to be so helpful…Just having a neutral person to open up to and to provide some perspective outside of my bubble of friends and family was powerful and really helped me deal with some of the hard things I was going through.  I remember thinking then that I someday wanted to be able to provide the same kind of space for people. I love being a Therapist now and am so thankful to the people I work with that allow me in on their journey and grant me the privilege of being able to do the kind of work that I am so passionate about.

Education, Experience, and Approach
Float on Counseling, LLC – Owner & Counselor

I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, Florida. I received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013 and have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska. Before launching Float on Counseling in July of 2017, experience included: Supervising a clinical team at DACCO Behavioral Health’s Outpatient Drug Court Program, providing Individual and Family Therapy in a residential setting at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, and working as a Therapist and Group Counseling Facilitator at “A Counseling Center” in Melbourne, FL.

My approach for therapy is collaborative and solution-focused. This means I work with people to identify problem areas, establish goals, and make a plan for moving forward and getting unstuck.  I find that our thinking patterns play a large role in how we think and behave. Because of this, I find it important to identify and challenge negative, irrational, and unhelpful thinking patterns that lead to worry, anxiety, depression, and self-limiting behaviors.  I believe that even though bad habits die hard, that we are all capable of powerful change and that therapy (and the accountability that comes along with it) can provide the platform and space for that change.

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