My name is Waynette Speakman. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am also a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider (BC-THP). I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a Master's in Counseling.
I primarily work from an Adlerian counseling perspective as it utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques. I incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies into counseling to facilitate goal-directed positive behaviors, while also taking into account past history, birth order and family dynamics. Adlerian therapy is goal directed and future focused, therefore we will not spend too much time on past history, rather add it to the other pieces to create the best possible picture. I will integrate solution-focused strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to encourage problem solving from a positive goal oriented perspective.
I am really excited to meet you and start working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LMHC #MH12401 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
I have recommended Waynette to others and would continue to do so. She listens and truly cares about her clients. She works with her clients to develop the best plan. Her suggestions are spot on. She is fantastic!
Waynette is my first counselor I've ever spoken with. She listens intently and identifies my underlying issues, but is also able to course correct if her understanding is wrong. I feel like my time with her is invaluable and has had a large impact on my life.
Waynette is wonderful. She does an amazing job of listening to me and my partner and helping us translate our concerns to the other person. She's thoughtful, provides great resources, and suggests activities and exercises to utilize outside of our sessions. We're very grateful.
We love Waynette and feel very comfortable and confident in her abilities and expertise.
Waynette is such a wonderful counselor. She immediately caught on to our concerns and addressed us both with lots of wisdom. She gives us tons of information and practice exercises to ensure we are on track with our plan.
Waynette is such a positive person! She makes it very easy and comfortable to discuss things. My husband and I are very happy to have her help us on our journey.
My wife and I are new to counseling but so far its been very effective thanks to Waynette's expertise. She is relatable, understanding, caring and a great communicator. I feel like she truly cares about my wife and I and our marriage. We are not a number to her; she sees us as real people with real problems and wants the best for us. She is a ten out of ten!
Attentive, supportive, knowledgable, everything you could ask for in a counselor. Just awesome.
You can tell she’s passionate about her career and clients. It’s fun to hear her talk with so much excitement about what she read or learned.
She is a dream! Very knowledgeable, personable and professional.
I'm very grateful that I found Waynette as my counselor. She is very knowledgeable and loves what she does. I am confident that she will help me through my difficulties. I am very thankful.