Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Samantha Brustad, Psy.D.
Dr. Jennifer Latreill
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Hello! My name is Dr. Jennifer LaTreill and my great passion in life is to help children, teens and young adults thrive and develop strong, positive perceptions of themselves and their relationships. My aim is to help my clients heal from traumas or stressful experiences, in doing so overcoming depression, anxiety and gaining the skills and empowerment needed to achieve their goals.
I value a family approach to therapy and firmly believe in providing treatment intended to create long-lasting changes. I work closely with parents to develop a treatment plan that you are invested in and utilize well researched therapy approaches. I was trained and have experience with play therapy, art therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and family systems approaches. I thoroughly enjoy incorporating play or art activities in order to help children build confidence, regulate their emotions, facilitate communication skills, build empathy, and enhance social relationships as well as safely process any past negative experiences.
Beyond therapy, I also provide psychological evaluations to identify learning differences, school accommodations, gifted qualification, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through testing, we can identify how your child learns best, highlighting their strengths in order to identify how to best support them, as well as optimize their functioning at school, home and within their relationships.
I have training and experience among community mental health centers, private practices, private academic institutions, and the public school system. I have also received specialized training with play therapy techniques such as sand tray and non-directive play. When I am not at the office, you can find me enjoying the beach, reading fiction novels, trying out new recipes, or spending time with my siblings.
I look forward to our work together, with the hope it will provide you with reprieve and peace. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me today for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.