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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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Camille Faunda

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

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Let’s get to know each other… how about I start? My name is Camille and I am a native Minnesotan living in Tampa with my husband and our two dogs. Our family migrated south for the warm weather and hopes to grow closer as a family. “Grow where you’re planted” has been my mantra living in Tampa and exploring all of the special neighborhoods we get to call our home. There is nothing better to me than exploring with family all of the new places to eat, drink coffee, enjoy runs, or practice yoga. I hope for the opportunity to get to know you as well.

Why I became a Counselor?

Believe it or not, I grew up dreaming to become an architect mainly because I loved the thought of creating something unique and safe for families to grow in. I have been able to fulfill my dream, but down other avenues and up other streams. I watched my parents pour into others throughout their lives in different ways. I grew up dreaming and hoping that one day I can make a career out of empowering people. As a clinician, I am able to live out my dream of helping individuals identify their own strengths and power within to transform through their anxiety, grief, adjustment, or feelings of stuck.

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker certified in working with those who have a cancer diagnosis. I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2015 from the University of South Florida. I hold a license in the state of Florida. My experience as a clinician has been working alongside adults and their families facing a life altering diagnosis, specifically focusing on anticipatory grief, complicated grief, and bereavement. My role as a clinician is to help address emotional, mental, or behavioral issues and work together towards mutually-identified goals. The gift of listening is both validating and empowering, and it is my hope to provide this to you.

Can you recall a time when someone said the wrong thing to you when you were feeling down? There are many ways to comfort and support someone experiencing change, facing sadness, or grieving a loss, and many people don’t know what to do or what to say. This is hard for someone who is grieving as they often want to talk about their loss. My approach for therapy is to uncover obstacles preventing someone to feel the freedom of grieving properly. Together it is possible to experience the beauty in making meaning of loss.

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