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Dr. Anthony Schefstad, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse
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About me

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.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse

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

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Anthony Schefstad. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Schefstad is a wonderful therapist! I would highly recommend him. He truly listens and offers options to help you with the issues you are having.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel like I continually grow and learn more about myself, the more I work with Dr. Schefstad. We are working on identifying learned behaviors. I am challenging automatic beliefs and realizing that I don't have to repeat the cycle. I am not my family and I am not my past.
Dr. Schefstad is straightforward, honest, and helps me see things rationally. I appreciate the help with working on my boundaries!

I highly recommend Dr. Schefstad for anyone who needs someone who can help them get back on track in life, work through negative self talk, family issues, and feels like they are all over the place. He is a wealth of knowledge and has so many ways to approach whatever someone may be going through. If one way doesn't work, he tries another way. One size does not fit all and it feels encouraging to have someone try different approaches if the first way doesn't work.
Don't give up, because he won't give up on you.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I have been seeing Tony for over a year now, and words can not describe how much he has helped me. He has changed my life in more ways than one. He is always quick to respond to my messages and extremely flexible if I ever need to change our session. Tony has helped me through a tremendous amount of trauma and has become a crucial part of my healing journey. He is kind and compassionate and has taught me so many ways of working through my anxiety and trauma. I know I still have a long road of healing ahead, but knowing I have him to help guide me gives me hope.

Written on Apr 27, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Schefstad has been integral to my recovery. His expertise is more than apparent and his compassion has been very grounding.

Written on Apr 23, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 10 months on issues concerning addictions

Dr. Schefstad is a great listener, and seems to be in tune with where I’m at and where I want to be.

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Listens well, clarifies and then moves into information and options. I am grateful for his time, expertise and thoughtfulness. Thank you.

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Anthony for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and coaching