Tricia Rispoli LMHC, Mental Health Counseling in Gainesville, Florida, 32609

Tricia Rispoli


Tricia Rispoli


Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
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
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3463 NW 13th St
Suite C
Gainesville, Florida 32609

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My Approach to Helping

What would it be like if you woke up tomorrow and everything was better? As a Therapist, I love to help children and their families imagine that answer. Let's face it, life if tough, even for a child. Life stressors that impact adults, can have the same burden on children. My approach in Individual Therapy, working with children that are suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, school issues, ADHD, social skills, disruptive behavior, chronic medical conditions, ASD, and etc, is a solution-focused aim. During treatment, I work with clients to set session goals to help begin change in that moment, rather than after several sessions.

The cornerstone of every child is their family. When a family cannot function as a unit, then the child cannot function as an individual. My approach in family therapy is helping families identify dysfunctional patterns of behavior, and work together cohesively to resolve them. I aim to help children and their parents create meaningful interactions, complete with respectful communication; in this way, everyone feels heard and accepted within the family unit.

Parenting is hard. Parenting a young child with disruptive or dysfunctional behaviors is even harder. As a parent, it's easy to feel helpless or hopeless. My approach in parent skills training is to help parents identify areas of concern within their interactions with their children, ages 1-5 years old. Parent Skills Training consists of collaborative sessions with both parent and young child, addressing behavior and relational concerns in real time, in a one-on-one setting with direct Therapist feedback.

More Info About My Practice

Mental Wellness is a very important aspect of whole body wellness. Many people avoid seeking out mental health care due to the stigma of mental illness, as well as the high price tag for consistent and quality care. I believe that all individuals deserve the right to skilled and affordable mental health services, without the stigma of feeling weak or flawed. My practice offers self-pay fees that are competitive with others. I am also open to sliding scale fees on a case by case basis.

I have experience working with the following populations:

Children & Young adults with ADHD
Young Children (ages 0-5)
Children with chronic medical conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Persistent Depressive Disorder
ODDConduct Disorder
College age Adults
Parents with special needs Children

My Role as a Therapist

Is to help others make connections between their feelings and the concernsproblems they've identified in their life. I see myself as a guide, a support system, and a "wall" to bounce ideas and thoughts off of. I aim to help each clientfamily reach their treatment goals through learning skills and changing dysfunctional behaviors.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Growing up in a blended family, as well as having my own blended family, has allowed me to gain insight and perspective on just how important a cohesive family unit is to the development of a child. Wanting to be the best parent possible for my children inspired me to help others to strive for the same. We are all capable of being confident and helping our children be successful in life!

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Parents & young children (ages 1-5), Children (ages 5-18), Young Adults (ages 19-24), and adult Women (ages 24+)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Communication Problems
  • Family Problems
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Parenting
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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