If you answered "yes" to one or more of the questions below...


I can help. 

  • Have you noticed a sudden change in your teen's mood, school performance, or behavior? 

    • Do they often seem irritable/angry, or the inverse, have they become withdrawn? ​

    • Has your family recently experienced a change such as, a move, divorce, or loss? 

  • Does your teen seem self-critical, and overwhelmed by stress? ​

    • Does your teenager easily become embarrassed or self-conscious, subsequently withdrawing from social situations? 

    • Have they begun avoiding events or situations that trigger their anxiety? 

    • Are they high-achieving, yet plagued with feelings of inadequacy?

  • Are you worried that your teen may be sad, lonely, or experiencing feelings of hopelessness? 

    • Are you seriously concerned about your teen’s decision-making abilities, judgment or safety? 

  • Would you like to improve the trust between yourself and your teen? 

  • Are you worried your child may be struggling with anxiety or depression? 

    • Have you noticed behavioral or emotional changes in your child, such as irritability, moodiness or withdrawal?

    • Is your child highly self-critical or preoccupied with how others view him or her?

    • Does your child struggle with changes to routine or attempt to avoid situations that he or she perceives as stressful?

    • Do you wish you could help your child relax, have an easier time adjusting, and just be a kid?

  • Are you concerned about your child's behaviors? 

    • Does your child have difficulty tolerating disappointment, frustration or stress? Perhaps they throw tantrums or act out in aggressive or angry ways?

    • Is creating and maintaining healthy rules and boundaries for your child a constant uphill battle?

  • Are you between 18-30(+) years old and feel unsure about the direction of your life?

  • Do you procrastinate on obligations or decisions or have trouble motivating yourself to get things done?

  • Do you have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships? Do you feel lonely, as if you don’t belong or feel like you are missing out?

  • Are you developing self-destructive behaviors as a way to cope with stress (e.g., overeating, excessive drinking, reckless spending)?

  • Are you feeling stuck, exhausted, or overwhelmed? 

  • Has a trauma, or significant life change left you feeling powerless and lost? 

  • Are you plagued with feelings of inadequacy despite all of your achievements? 

  • Have you noticed a disturbance in your ability to sleep regularly, appetite, or ability to function at work? 

  • Have you had a sudden loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed? Do you find yourself socially isolated? 


  • Are you seeking a warm and experienced LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist for yourself, child, or teen? 

  • Has your child recently come out to you? Are members of your family having trouble adjusting to or understanding your child’s LGBTQ+ identity? 

  • Have you or your child experienced discrimination or adversity?

  • Do you believe you need an advocate and experienced professional to help manage this stress?  

  • Are you a typically happy and healthy LGBTQ+ person looking for a supportive therapist to help you tackle issues not at all related to your sexuality or gender?

Contact Me

Contact me today to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

Samantha Brustad, Psy.D. 

9887 4th Street N 

Saint Petersburg, FL 33702



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Dr. Samantha Brustad, Psy.D. 

9887 4th Street N Suite 319

Saint Petersburg, FL 33702