Services Offered & Appointments

“I had to finally ask myself “Can I afford not to get the help and support I need for one more day?” For me to say yes to therapy meant that I had to say no to some other spending in my life – and it was worth it – thank you so much!”

There are many factors to consider when finding the right therapist for you, your relationship, or your child. I understand that finances can be one of those factors. I have provided the following information to help support your process forward.

Services

Tampa Therapy provides individual therapy, premarital therapy, and conducts psychological and educational testing.  Services are provided in a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment with the use of aromatherapy to relax the body and ease the mind.  While Dr. Barbash specializes in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, couples therapy, and mental health problems related to gastrointestinal disorders, she has advanced training and experience in treating many types of mental health concerns and working with stress-induced problems.  In addition to Dr. Barbash’s specialty areas of practice, she commonly sees clients for:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Men’s Issues
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Physical, Verbal, and/or Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Psychotherapy Sessions:

  • Individual Therapy – Initial Session and Follow-up Sessions – 45 minutes  (80 minute extended sessions are available)
  • Premarital Therapy – Initial Session and Follow-up  Sessions – 45 minutes (80 minute extended sessions are available)

Please contact us for fees and information.  You may pay by cash or check.  We also offer discounts for prepayment of at least four sessions.

NOW OFFERING: Telehealth services

Tampa Therapy is now offering tele-mental health services through a confidential, secure, and HIPAA compliant platform.  If you live in the state of Florida and are interested in working with Dr. Barbash, this is a great way to secure her services when you are unable to attend sessions in person.  These sessions are conducted through a secure video chat or by phone.  This option is recommended for those who live too far away to attend in-person sessions or have difficulty leaving their home for various reasons.

Don’t let distance be a reason you don’t get the help and support you need – we are ready to work with you!

Psychological Assessment and Testing:

Educational Assessment (ADHD, ADD, LD, and Gifted) for adults and children

Adults only:

  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • PTSD/Trauma Specific Psychological Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Fitness-for-Duty Examinations/Testing (FFDE) for law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics

Psychological assessment typically includes:

Initial Diagnostic Evaluation (45 minute appointment)
Testing and Administration
Scoring, Interpretation, and Report Writing
Follow up and Recommendations (45 minute appointment)

Full payment is required before psychological testing services are rendered.

Insurance

We do not accept insurance, and for several great reasons.  Please read our blog for more information this. We are considered “out-of-network” providers for many insurance companies. If you are considering using insurance, we recommend you contact your carrier and see if pre-authorization is required for reimbursement or they might not pay for services. We will be glad to help you fill out the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. However, you are responsible for full payment to Tampa Therapy.

Please consider the following when deciding whether or not to use insurance. The advantage to using insurance is clear; there is reimbursement for part of therapy bill. However, there can also be distinct disadvantages of using insurance.

These include:

  • Loss of confidentiality
  • Loss of control of treatment

First, in order for coverage to be approved, there is often sensitive information that is required to be provided to your health or managed care carrier. These often include a name and social security number, diagnosis, personal history and/or treatment plans. We have no control over the information once it leaves the office. This places additional concern on how your private information is being stored or accessed by others including the possibility of sensitive information being given to outside parties.

Second, the company that manages your care will often require authorizations and/or provide a limit to the number of sessions. This often adds strain on the treatment because if recommendations for continued care are not accepted by the insurance company, then treatment can be disrupted or terminated earlier than expected causing a variety of problems. One very large study showed a significant decrease in client satisfaction when insurance companies placed a limit on the number of sessions. When the number and/or frequency of your sessions depend upon the company managing your care, it places your treatment out of our control. Treatment works best when both therapist and patient make the decisions, not someone else.