Rachel McKenna, MD, Psychiatry in Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33701

Rachel McKenna, MD

Rachel McKenna, MD
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Rachel McKenna, MD

Professions: Psychiatrist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Medical License - ME118618
Secondary Credential: MD - 2010031656
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 44627
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Office 1
360 Central Avenue
Suite 800
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701
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  • Assistive Listening System
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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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

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I love having the opportunity to help my patients on a daily basis. That being said, I have seen so many barriers to good treatment. In my own effort to minimize those, I transitioned my traditional office setting into what is called a "telepsychiatry practice." It became clear that long commutes, traffic, and parking were barriers that could be eliminated. I think it is so important that everyone has access to care that works for them!

In an effort to offer treatment to more people while also minimizing travel time, missed work/school and inconvenience, I started to offer online appointments. I still offer in-person days but the majority of visits tend to be online.

This transition illustrates how I practice. I am less focused on following any type of formula but rather come up with an individual treatment plan for each and every patient. I want all my patients to feel heard, understood and to have what they specifically need. I will do the same for you!

Email or Call Rachel McKenna, MD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 44627

More Info About My Practice

Dr. McKenna (previously Dr. Metheny) is a child, adolescent and general psychiatrist who has worked in a variety of clinical settings. After graduating in high standing from an accelerated and combined undergraduate/graduate school at the University of Missouri, Dr. McKenna completed her internship and residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Upon graduating from her residency in general psychiatry, Dr. McKenna continued her education at Washington University by completing a fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry. During her medical training, she was promoted to Chief Physician.

Dr. McKenna has been a leader in the psychiatric community. During her fellowship, she was selected to the Regional Executive Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She also served as the psychiatric quality improvement chair at Washington University.

Dr. McKenna's experience includes working with children and adults of all ages. She has worked in specific clinics for autism, psychosis, mood disorders, ADHD, eating disorders and behavioral disorders. She enjoys working with teachers, parents and other clinicians to provide the best treatment for her patients.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Right from the start, I fell in love with psychiatry. I'm impressed with my patient's strength and courage. Every single patient has taught me something and I'm grateful for their ongoing wisdom and trust.

I am passionate and enthusiastic about what I do. I strive daily to be the best that I can be for each of my patients. It's incredibly rewarding to get a call from a parent about their child's new friend or an email from a patient about their promotion.

I promise that I will work hard to help you too!

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe in working with my patients as a team. It is so important that patients know that they are not alone. It is my job to guide but based on what you feel you need or want to change. After all, you know yourself well and it is not my job to decide what needs to change but rather to help you utilize skills to change in the direction that you would like to go.

I want my patients to know that I am understanding, flexible and more than willing to follow your lead when needed. That being said, I will lead when needed as well. We are a team and I think that our alliance and relationship is such an important part of the process!

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

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