Dr. Lake works individually with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working with a wide range of issues including behavioral difficulties, social issues, and various mental health conditions. She also provides family and couples counseling. At this time, she is accepting clients with the following conditions or issues:

  • Anxiety

  • Anger management

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Bullying

  • College transition

  • Couples Issues

  • Depression

  • Decision-making difficulties

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Loss/Grief

  • Gifted & Talented Counseling

  • Goal setting

  • Inattention/Executive Functioning

  • Independence and self-sufficiency

  • Impulse control

  • Mood swings

  • Motivation

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

  • Panic Disorder 

  • Perfectionism

  • Persistent self-critical thoughts

  • Phobias

  • Problem-solving difficulties

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Selective Mutism

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-injury (nonsuicidal self-injury-NSSI)

  • School related difficulties

  • School refusal

  • Social skills

  • Stress Management

  • Study/Academic skills

  • Task initiation

  • Time Management

  • Transitions/Difficulties adjusting

  • Trauma

  • Twice Exceptional (2e)

  • Underachievement

What form of therapy does Dr. Lake practice?

Dr. Lake utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). These forms of treatment have shown to be highly effective as they work on helping youth and adults gain perspective, change behavior, and improve mood. These forms of therapy teaches a variety of skills that assist in improving life and gaining insight.

In some cases, Dr. Lake may choose Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), which focuses on building solutions rather than focusing on problems. This approach is of shorter duration and works well with motivated clients who present straightforward issues. In cases where motivation for change is an issue, Dr. Lake utilizes Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques in conjunction with other approaches (e.g., CBT).

Dr. Lake also uses Skillstreaming and Social Stories with children and adolescents who demonstrate a need for improvement in social skills. Mindfulness and meditation have shown healing effects on stress reduction, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, impulse control, etc. These activities may be integrated in counseling sessions as needed or requested. 

What counseling groups is Dr. Lake offering?

Dr. Lake offers an emotional-regulation group and a social skills group for adolescents and young adults. For more information about these groups and to sign up, email or call Dr. Lake directly. 


(813) 444-8760

10863 Boyette Road

Riverview, FL 33569

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