Our Counseling Approach Provides Real Solutions: Short-Term Therapy with the Knowledge to be Your Own Self-Help Counselor for Life.
One of Tampa's most established counseling practices, offering affordable therapy and counselors for Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater since 1983


(above) Dr. David Thomas explains counseling, what to expect,
what's talked about in therapy, and the Hollywood myths about it.

If you live in the Tampa Bay area, counseling is available that's affordable and effective.  Our counselors and therapists are ready to help, are compassionate and empathetic, all at an easy to reach Tampa location.

Counseling has a bad rap.  It's not that movie and TV writers want to blatantly mis-portray what counseling (psychotherapy--same thing) is and is not, it's just that the real deal does not make box office tickets fly and TV viewers tune in.

TV series like The Soprano's and The Bob Newhart Show, among others, have contributed to the stigma.  Often times they show the client doing all the talking while the counselor says little, or it's the opposite and the therapist does all the talking and the client says little.

They give the (wrong) impression that talk therapy (talk-thru therapy, or in the field known as Cognitive Behavorial Therapy--CBT) is where one talks and the other listens.

That's not how it works in real life.  Counseling is a participatory process.  Without knowing what's truly happening with you, the counselor can't help you with the best solutions.  If the counselor is highly qualified, but does not communicate well, and is not a great "teacher," then the client is short-changed on how to solve all of their issues.

At WTG, our experience counts.  We're meticulously attentive listeners, and have a style and manner of communicating with you. We provide the tools to help you to not only feel better today, but in the future as well. 

No couch, we don't obsess about your past relationships with your mother or father, we don't just say "uh-huh" a lot. Those psychologist typecasts are the makings of Hollywood.

Sometimes it's best to talk things through with someone who is objective and can give you professional advice. That's where counseling (psychotherapy or just simply, therapy) comes in. Counseling is an educational process-the very definition of the word is “to give advice; to advise.”

We practice "talk-therapy," also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

We offer counseling/therapy for residents throughout the Tampa Bay area including:

WTG is led by Dr. David Thomas, LMHC. He has been practicing counseling and psychotherapy in the Tampa Bay area since 1984.


To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 813-872-8022 or info@wtgtampa.com. Our office is conveniently located near downtown Tampa, easy to reach from Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater MAP

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Specializing in therapy for
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