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We are going to stay together!

My wife and I sought out marital counseling over a year and a half ago in late spring of 2020 because we were having some trouble and divorce was talked about. We decide to give counseling a chance to see if it could help get us back on the right path. I reached out to St Petersburg counseling and was referred to Jessica Breslin. We went into it with no expectations other than the goal of saving our marriage. From the start we felt comfortable working with Jessica because of the relative age comparison and felt she could understand us and our issues because of that. At first, we didn't know much about the different approaches/counseling theories there are in terms of marital counseling but Jessica helped us navigate on which direction to take. She made us feel extremely confident in our choice and how to move forward with the process of discernment. For the first 3-4 months we met with Jessica on a weekly, sometimes bi-weekly basis, going through the steps of discernment. Not once in the process did we ever feel like Jessica was leading us in the wrong direction, she always got us to grasp the concepts and open the communication up little by little for us to always continue progressing. After about 3-4 months of doing the discernment and really digging deep in our sessions with Jessica, we came to the crossroads of "are we going to stay together or are we going our separate ways", and our decision was a resounding "we are going to stay together!". From there we progressed into a different style of counseling called Emotionally Focused Therapy, learning how to communicate with each other on a level we never knew we could prior to seeking Jessica's counseling. This focus on our emotions allowed us to understand each other better; it allowed us to see our partner in a different light and understand why we do things the way we do. We would practice exercises of talking about to one another about something that has affected or is affecting us emotionally; this forced us to be more vulnerable with each other. It forced us to understand why things affect us deeper and more painful than others. This technique allowed us to gain a very high level on introspection and self discovery; at times digging into our past and childhood. Again, Jessica continued to lead us down the right path, making us open up and bring honesty and trust back to the table again. As time went on, we both really felt a strong willingness to be completely open without the fear of shame or guilt; something we both previously struggled with heavily. I believe it was due to Jessica making us feel like she cared in a completely unbiased way and never judged us for anything we talked about. Her focus on Discernment and then EFT with us allowed us to grow at a pace that worked for us and allowed us to not overlook things or leave any stones unturned. Fast forward to over a year and a half, we have slowly pulled back on the amount of counseling largely due to the fact that Jessica's guidance has allowed us to open up so much growth in our marriage that we know we have been saved. I believe what helped us most in saving our marriage was Jessica's approach to us through her commitment to getting to know us on a personal level. I think many people are hesitant in seeking out counseling out of shame, embarrassment or possibly even fearing that a therapist may not actually care about them and their issues. Throughout the process, we felt none of those things with Jessica. We felt that Jessica truly cared about helping us and gave us honest feedback, honest advice, and her genuine compassion; something I think is important when dealing with the emotional trauma of contemplating divorce and having marital woes. We learned an immense number of skills through Jessica's counseling that have made us extremely confident that we now have the tools to navigate any issues in our marriage moving forward. I would recommend anyone who is seeking marital counseling to give Jessica a chance and trust her process! Even if you are seeking individual counseling, I recommend Jessica 10000000%! I believe she has every skill and piece of knowledge and experience needed to help anyone with any struggles or issues you may be dealing with. My wife and I both believe Jessica and her guidance is the leading catalyst in saving our marriage. Hard work and dedication were put in every session, but it was all due to Jessica allowing us to feel comfortable enough to be completely honest with ourselves and with each other. We owe a lifetime of thanks to Jessica, and I don't think there are enough words to describe how thankful, how grateful, and how much we appreciate Jessica and her time working with us. We feel lucky that we found Jessica and chose to work with her through the trials of our marriage with her; she helped save our marriage! Give St. Petersburg Counseling a chance! I personally have a friend who is seeing another Counselor in this practice and has nothing but great things to say about them as well.

- Anonymous


We are so thankful we found her .

Donna is AMAZING!!! We are so thankful we found her when we did or I truly believe our relationship might not have survived 2020. We were a little skeptical that we could even be helped, thinking if we hadn’t figured it out after all these years of marriage we were probably a lost cause. Donna didn’t think so and she made that clear right away, but we had some work to do!! She was so kind and compassionate and made it so easy to talk to her (it really was like chatting with an old friend over coffee!) there was a lot of laughter and a lot of tears, but in the end we ended up with the tools we needed to make the necessary changes for happiness, and for that we are forever grateful. We celebrated 15yrs married recently and we r now once again looking forward to a lifetime together. Thank you Donna, and all of the team at St Pete Counseling, for doing what you do for your clients every day, we appreciate u all!

- Anonymous


I highly recommend her!

I'm very grateful for Kate. She encouraged me to strengthen my relationship with Christ which was the starting point of change for me. She is understanding, sympathetic, and motivating. Kate gives me a safe place to express my feelings and thoughts. She walked through a handful of different struggles I've had and I will continue to have sessions with her as maintenance to continue to work on understanding myself. I highly recommend her!

- Anonymous


Wonderful experience!

My wife and I had counseling with Jessica for almost a year. And we can't say enough about how wonderful the entire experience was. Jessica helped us save our marriage of 20 plus years. Here we are almost a year later and we are still madly in love. Thank you so much Jessica you are truly great at what you do.

- Garyandcandy


We are so grateful for our experience!

We had a great experience with Donna at St. Petersburg Counseling. As a couple, we were able to strengthen our communication, problem solving, understanding of each other, and overall connection through our work with Donna. She was extremely compassionate and worked to understand both of our perspectives. We felt very comfortable with her and would highly recommend her. We are so grateful for our experience!

- Anonymous


Lisa is a compassionate and skilled therapist

Lisa is a compassionate and skilled therapist. The DNMS process is thorough and helped me to discover the underlying causes of my negative behaviors. I learned new ways of coping with the daily stressors in my life and it has made a huge impact in my life and my relationships with others.”

- Anonymous, St. Petersburg, FL


Lisa has made a huge difference in our lives

My wife and I credit Lisa with saving our marriage. Starting at our 1st meeting, she went to work, helping us sort through a major family crisis and over the course of subsequent meetings, armed us with effective communication strategies and tools that we will use for the rest of our lives. Lisa has made a huge difference in our lives! A Satisfied Client

- Anonymous, St. Petersburg, FL


Lisa saved our marriage

Lisa saved our marriage. Infidelity had wrecked our marriage of 42 years. After much tension and arguing, ignoring the issues, and trying to work out the problems on our own, we decided to try counseling as a last effort. Lisa’s patience, ability to listen and lead discussions, eventually got to the root of our issues. Her nonjudgmental attitude was instrumental in helping us work through our various emotions and the angst that was just below the surface. Only then could progress be made, as she coached us to find solutions. Today we have a great appreciation for the power of marriage counseling and Lisa’s ability to work with those who want to keep a marriage together and get to a place where not only is the marriage saved, but improved.

- Anonymous, St. Petersburg, FL


You really found the heart of our issues.

You really found the heart of our issues. I never thought things could turn around so quickly. I can't thank you enough. Starting on a counseling path with you is one of the best decisions we've ever made.

- Anonymous


I am very grateful!

My first experience with a therapist for my anxiety was with Lisa Baker. How fortunate I was! Lisa is very personable, compassionate, and nice. Lisa made we feel at ease and I connected with her right away. After meeting with her, I was able to use the counseling and tools she gave me to manage my anxiety. I really appreciated the value she saw in my attending Al-Anon Family Group meetings. I was also relieved that I only had to take my anxiety medication for a few months. I am very grateful for Lisa and the counseling she provided me.

- Anonymous


We have made great strides with Donna's help in understanding each other.

When we first started counseling with Donna we were definitely having some major communication issues. I wouldn't say that we have ever been a couple that fights a lot, however, small things often got bigger than they needed to be. After seeing Donna for a few months we now have tools to help us avoid "making mountains out of molehills". We both make an effort to see each other's perspectives in disagreements, and are both cognizant of the fact that our individual perspectives on everything big and small are often due to things below the surface. Although we are not perfect, we have made great strides with Donna's help in understanding each other more and avoiding unnecessary fights and quarrels.

- Anonymous


Highly recommend going here if you're looking for a counselor!

Donna gave me the tools I needed to battle my depression and anxiety. I'm so happy to have found SPC!! I highly recommend going here if you're looking for a counselor!

- Name Withheld


I highly recommend this organization.

I started working with Donna during a very volatile time in my life where there were a lot of unknowns. She helped challenge me and gracefully addressed everything I brought to her. Not only was Donna and St. Petersburg Counseling able to offer guidance and comfort during this time, but she also empowered me to better understand myself which has helped me flourish in many areas of my life. I highly recommend this organization.

- Client Name Withheld


I am very grateful for Lisa and the counseling she provided me.

My first experience with a therapist for my anxiety was with Lisa Baker. How fortunate I was! Lisa is very personable, compassionate, and nice. Lisa made we feel at ease and I connected with her right away. After meeting with her, I was able to use the counseling and tools she gave me to manage my anxiety. I really appreciated the value she saw in my attending Al-Anon Family Group meetings. I was also relieved that I only had to take my anxiety medication for a few months. I am very grateful for Lisa and the counseling she provided me.

- Anonymous - St Petersburg, Florida


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