Dr. Monica Lake, PsyD, NCSP, Psychologist in Tampa, Florida, 33609

Dr. Monica Lake, PsyD, NCSP

Dr. Monica Lake, PsyD, NCSP

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: License School Psychologist - SS1300
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


205 S. Hoover Blvd, Suite 204
Tampa, Florida 33609

My Approach to Helping

If you or someone in your family are going through some challenges, we can work together to help you gain insight and guide you through positive changes. A therapeutic relationship focus on gaining a better understanding of specific difficulties, exploring and increasing helpful strategies, and utilizing personal strengths that can help bring satisfaction and fulfillment to your life or that of your family. My approach is to provide a framework for thinking about these struggles that you are experiencing and exploring changes that may be helpful. Together we build a toolbox of strategies that alleviate the challenges you are facing so that you can go on and enjoy your life.

In my practice, I use mostly cognitive behavioral therapies because these have shown in scholarly research to be most effective in treating a number of conditions. These therapies focuses on examining our thinking, our values, increasing awareness of the changes taking place in our body, appropriately labeling our emotions, and implementing new behaviors. It is also a very cost-effective approach because it allows you to work through your problems fairly quickly and directly so that you don't have to be in therapy for years. Depending on the presenting challenges, most individuals see me for 8 to 20 weeks!

However, my approach is flexible and tailored to your unique needs at any given time. I have art supplies, a sand tray, games, etc. If you have a furry friend that you want to bring in, you can! If the office feels to formal, we can walk and talk by the bay. My goal is to understand what it is like to be in your "shoes" and to offer a safe and comfortable way to explore this with you.

More Info About My Practice

Timely, cost-effective, and thorough psychological and psycho-educational assessment and evaluations are also available. Please call for a free consultation on your specific needs.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I'm well versed in techniques for parenting, anger management, emotional regulation, ASD, cognitive impairments, attention difficulties, learning concerns, anxiety (school refusal, social anxiety, phobias), depression, gifted clients, couples, day-to-day stress, and relationship problems.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • Portuguese

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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