207 W. Morgan St.
Brandon, Florida 33510
419 West Platt Street
Tampa, Florida 33606
Mon - Fri: 11AM - 8PM
Sat: 10AM - 3PM
Affordable Counseling Center is the sister company of Star Point Counseling Center with the purpose of providing the same counseling services and therapy as Star Point at a fraction of the cost.
Sam DiFranco He will answer any questions you may have regarding counseling services and the sliding scale. Sam will help you set up your appointment in an easy, friendly, and hassle free manner.
Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), is Co-Founder and Executive Clinical Director at Affordable Counseling Center and Star Point Counseling Center. She has over 20 years of clinical therapy experience and has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) since 1997. Clarissa is also a Qualified Supervisor.
With Clarissa's extensive experience providing counseling and therapy and supervising Registered Intern's cases for children, teens, individuals, couples and families, she has helped countless numbers of people with marriage counseling, couples counseling, family dynamics counseling, children's issues, depression, stress, anxiety, relationship counseling, separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting skills, PTSD, repeated negative behavior and addictions.
Clarissa and her associates at Star Point Counseling Center are focused on providing highly effective counseling techniques in the Brandon, Tampa,
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Riverview, Plant City, New Tampa, South Tampa, Carrollwood, Seffner, Valrico, Ruskin, and Apollo Beach areas in a relaxed atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. Clarissa recently published a new book called Therapy in Action. She takes on the toughest, neediest kids and families in her role as a therapist for troubled children. In this fascinating glimpse into real-life case studies, Clarissa seeks to “awaken the reader to a new way of looking at this population and a more effective way to address their needs.”
At Affordable Counseling Center, there are two convenient locations for you to choose from in Brandon and Tampa, whether you reside in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Riverview, Plant City, Ruskin, Carrollwood, Town & Country or Apollo Beach.
We can help individuals who do not have insurance or have high deductible's to get the help they are looking for at an affordable cost. We have a sliding scale from $50 to $120 per session. Our sliding scale depends on what level therapist you see and your income. It is the same cost for couples counseling, marriage counseling or family counseling.
We provide counseling service to individuals, couples, families, children, teens, and adults with any type of concern. We help you build tools as well as help design and implement individualized goals and objectives, help you sort out beliefs, thoughts, and behavior patterns that may be hindering you in your relationship(s) whether at the work place or in other areas of your life. We show you how to apply tools, skills, and strategies that are therapeutically designed to guide you toward a more fulfilling life experience.
We have the tools you need for managing pain, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, hopelessness or anger resulting from circumstances that interfere in your achieving a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. By working together, we will show you how to set and achieve goals and objectives, therapeutically designed to meet your needs that will allow you to live the life you know that you deserve.
How To Pay:
Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC specializes in children, teens, couples, relationship and family dynamics, along with all of the services on our counseling services page. Clarissa's normal fee is $120 per session.
We have a sliding scale from $50-$100 depending on annual household income. Proof of income required for sliding scale. We can see you the day you call or whenever possible. We have evening appointments available and weekends by appointment.
Our normal fee for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) is $100 per session. However, with our sliding scale rates, it is $70-$100 per session - depending on your household income. We have an L.M.H.C. who speaks fluent Spanish.
We also have Registered Interns and Mental Health Counselor Interns that work under the direct supervision of our Executive Clinical Director, Clarissa Crystal-Belle, LMHC; they provide similar counseling services. The fee to see a Registered Intern is $50-$70 on a sliding scale. Proof of income is required for sliding scale (pay stub or another form of income).
All Registered Interns have to complete a 1 year internship to get their Masters Degree and have to complete a 2 year Registered Internship and pass a State Board Exam to become Licensed.
No insurance required. We do accept BCBS, United Health Care, Cigna, Baycare EAP, Mutual of Omaha EAP, Mehra EAP. once insurance is billed the insurance company has the legal right to review your file and case notes, this is a lesser degree of privacy and it could effect people applying for jobs in certain industries and the military.