Deciding to seek counseling is a courageous decision.  When we are overwhelmed or hurting, we often do not know where to turn for help. No one is exempt from going through life’s difficulties, whether it’s a personal issue, a marriage problem, a family struggle, or something from the past. North Pointe Church is committed to being a transformational community and helping people find hope, healing, and freedom.

Much of the informal counsel people receive at NPC occurs in the context of discipleship relationships, Small Groups, or with one of our pastors or ministry leaders. We can offer prayer support and give biblical guidance to many situations. However, there are times to call on the professional help of a counselor or therapist.

For formal counseling, and especially therapeutic counseling, there are several great Christian therapists in our area that offer excellent, biblical care. Choosing a counselor is a personal decision, and knowing where to start can be intimidating.  Below is a list of counselors & groups in our area that we have had experience with, and while we don’t personally know all of the therapists in the practice or their theological stances, we can confidently suggest any of these would be a good place to start. We hope this list helps you make the best decision for you and/or your family!

Choice Counseling of Tampa Bay

17880 N. Hwy 41
Lutz, FL 33549

Mike Adams, PhD (Counseling Psychology)
Adults and older teens
813-536-9356 |

Alan Alonso, MABC, LMHC
Teens, adults, and couples
813-395-4091  |

Ashley Schmid, PsyD (counseling and psycho-educational testing)
Children, teens, and adults
813-352-5725  |

Judy Weyand, MA, LMFT
Couples and families
727-404-1799  |

Life Connections Counseling Center

4903 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
813-265-3859 |  Website

Ross Cannon, LMHC
Adults, couples, teens, children (ages 7 and up), and families

Amy Green, PhD, Nationally Certified School Psychologist & School Psychology
Resident (psycho-educational testing & student skills groups)
Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade

Sheryl Henry, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18) and adult women

Sarah Holmes, Registered Mental Health Intern Counselor
Individual adolescents, adults, as well as adult couples

Jeff Kozyra, Provisional Mental Health Counselor
Adult men and women, married couples, and pre-marital couples

Laura Lamirand, LMHC
Individuals (children, ages 10 and up, adolescents, men, and women),
married couples, and families

Katherine McKinney, PhD (Director, Licensed Psychologist, Qualified Supervisor)
Adult therapy for individuals and groups (ages 18 and up)

Sheltering Oaks Counseling Center

3717 Turman Loop Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
813-982-4230  |  Website

Rebecca Guagliardo, PsyD (counseling and psycho-educational testing)
Individuals, couples, veterans

Ben Hatcher, MDiv, LMFT
Couples and families

Leanne Vaughan, MA, LMHC
Children and adults

By Your Side Counseling

Kristina Taylor, LMHC
Children, teens, adults, couples
813-586-4916 | Website

Boundless Hope

Wesley Chapel & Lutz Locations, Telehealth Available
813-219-8844 | Website

Jolene Lantz, LMHC

Karrissa Manchester, LMHC

Grow Therapy

Christen Sakales, LCSW
Adults, Teens, Children
786.755.1863 | Email


Glow in Wellness Tampa Bay

Amy Davis 

Camille Mabin | | 813.438.5949
Joy Milner | | 813.906.8581
Kathy Long | | 813.610.1815
Dr. David Clarke | | 813.992.3735
Rocky Glisson | | 813.416.9092