I am licensed in Florida with 39 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, phobias, pre and post incarceration and anti-social personality disorder. I am a practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Ericksonian Hypnosis. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW4780
Attuned to the specific situations, yet open to suggestions. He is very collaborative.
Written on Dec 03, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Dr.Tony is kind and considerate. He has validated my struggles and offered multiple solutions. Not excluding coping mechanisms that I have learned to rely on, but expanding my tool box.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Dr. Schefstad is the rule by which other therapists should be measured by. His compassion has no limits and his techniques are truly helpful. Anyone working with him will be greatly rewarded.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
I highly recommend Dr. Shefstad. I enjoy working with him. I feel that he responds to my needs. He is familiar with different strategies for PTSD. I feel like I can speak freely, I don't feel judged. I'm very happy he is my therapist and I feel very comfortable with speaking with him.
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Schefstad is an amazing therapist! I have tried and flunked out of therapy in the past, but I've been able to build an extremely helpful rapport with him and hope to be able to continue our relationship for many years to come!
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
I’m so glad that I found this therapist. He gives great advice and really listens. He’s also not afraid to call you out which is what we all need!
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd