Waynette Speakman

(LMHC, CCMHC, BC-TMH)
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About Me

Hello,
My name is Waynette Speakman. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am also a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider (BC-THP). I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a Master's in Counseling.
I primarily work from an Adlerian counseling perspective as it utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques. I incorporate cognitive and behavioral strategies into counseling to facilitate goal-directed positive behaviors, while also taking into account past history, birth order and family dynamics. Adlerian therapy is goal directed and future focused, therefore we will not spend too much time on past history, rather add it to the other pieces to create the best possible picture. I will integrate solution-focused strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to encourage problem solving from a positive goal oriented perspective.
I am really excited to meet you and start working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12401 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Waynette is amazing! She understands where I am at, and helps me use the tools she can provide to move toward where I want to go. She really cares about me, and is never judgemental about anything I may be experiencing. She is truly an amazing counselor, and is the best one I've found!

Written by K.A. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

I genuinely feel as though I am talking to a really good friend whenever I speak with Waynette. She has a unique aptitude to truly connect with me and to empathize with any struggles I am going through. I absolutely recommend her.

Written by L.I. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues

Kindest, most rational, but coolest human I have ever encountered. Truly centered in her work! She’s full of resources.

Written by R.A. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is excellent, attentive, and Insightful

Written by S.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Waynette is life changing. She brings so much positive and productive energy to every session. I can, without a doubt, say that she has changed my life for the better and I am so happy to have found her as my counselor. She is incredibly understanding and really helps guide you in the best direction.

Written by N.A. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Waynette is the best!! She is so understanding and it feels like you are talking to a friend, only one more experienced in handling conflict.

Written by J.I. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is the absolute best. I was uncomfortable with the idea of starting therapy, but she made me feel much more at ease. She is very goal-oriented, which works great with my objectives as well. She reallyhelped me re-frame some issues, and gave me realistic ways to help me work through them. I echo what others have said that therapy with her feels more like hanging out with a supportive friend. She continuously makes you feel better about yourself and more confident. Couldn't be happier to have met her.

Written by E.L. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

My sessions with Waynette have felt very genuine. She seems to truly care about me and my needs. She offers helpful advice, reassures me of the "facts" and is very easy to talk to.

Written by M.A. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

So happy we matched it’s so easy to talk with her and I’m very happy I signed up !

Written by J.O. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassio

I have been impressed with Waynette so far and I look forward to her help

Written by M.I. on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Waynette is God sent. She made me feel so comfortable when talking to her. It was so easy to express how I was feeling without feeling judged. She gives you a ton of resources to help that are really beneficial to getting your mental health back on track. I would definitely recommend Waynette to everyone. I really appreciate everything she has done to help me so far and for being so patient and compassionate to me. Thank you so much Waynette!

Written by J.E. on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

It is very early in my relationship with Waynette. Based on my schedule, it has been difficult to schedule sessions and keep in touch as frequently as I imagined one could stay in touch. However, Waynette has been awesome, understanding, and supportive in whatever ways that she can be despite my schedule. She sends videos she thinks I might be interested in based on what we discuss, and she checks in periodically. I've felt very heard, seen, and supported in our short time together.

I wish I had more feedback to give based on more sessions, but so far I think she's wonderful.

Written by J.E. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has been very helpful so far

Written by A.L. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Waynette is honestly like that friend you call up who always knows just what to say or just when to listen. She always offers me sound advice, helps prompt me to dig a little deeper + has been such a highlight of my week!

Written by S.T. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

I'm really excited to get started working on my issues in therapy with Waynette Speakman. She has given me plenty of work outside of our sessions to work on. She responds to my messages in a timely manner and is extremely easy to talk to. I feel like she has a wealth of knowledge that is going to be beneficial to apply to my life.

Written by B.E. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

The best

Written by M.I. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Waynette is amazing. I've been working with her a little over 3 months with issues related to anxiety, panic attacks and the recent tragic death of my 29 year old son.
I would highly recommend Waynette she is very caring and easy to talk to.

Written by A.S. on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Waynette is an amazing counselor. She truly listens to me and I know that I can count on her all the time! I am so glad that I joined Betterhelp and that I was paired with her.

Written by T.O. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is truly amazing. This is exactly the reason I joined BetterHelp! I’m happy that she The first person I’ve spoke with since I feel much better about my future and my plans moving forward.

Written by A.U. on May 29, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

In the short amount of time I’ve spent talking to Speakman, she is passionate and dedicated, it shows she really cares about me and helping me get better.

Written by C.H. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks

Ms. Speakman has been a life saver. I’m a lot calm these days. My anxiety is under control because I know I have someone I can express my feelings to. I wish I had her help several months ago. I wouldn’t be so broken now.

Written by J.O. on Jan 02, 2020 after therapy with Waynette for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Waynette is the best counselor I've even seen. I felt comfortable with her immediately. She listened and cared. Waynette paired the most effective therapies for my individual issues. The results were far greater insight and strategies for success than I have ever encountered. I'm forever grateful and highly recommend Waynette -- and BetterHelp -- for helping me move forward.

Written by M.A. on Dec 07, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Waynette is an amazing counselor. She’s has always made me feel and she is well versed in helping me with my needs. I highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Oct 04, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 months

Waynette was extremely easy to speak to without any judgement. She quickly understood my concerns and provided me with tools that I was able to put in place which quickly helped remediate my situation. Thanks for always being there.

Written by A.P. on Oct 02, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Waynette is fantastic!! I love working with her and appreciate her expertise.

Written by V.A. on Sep 29, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Waynette is extremely caring and respectful towards her patients. She shows professionalism and support at the best. She offers several different ways of participating into the therapy program and makes me feel comfortable to share even the most personal things about me. I am glad I have a knowledgeable, professional counselor.

Written by R.A. on Jul 05, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Thank you for your help.

Written by K.I. on Jun 21, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I finished my journey for now with Waynette and it was difficult but awesome. I was feeling pretty broken when I started and not even sure life was worth the effort it took. She helped me find my way back to a place of happiness and now I can again enjoy participating in life with the ones I care about and who care about me. I felt all alone when I started but you really made me feel like I had an alley and help me walk through some very difficult trauma from my past in order to find some closure. Thank you Waynette for your kindness, support, and wisdom. I don't think I could have gotten through it all without it.

Written by L.A. on May 19, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Working with Waynette has been very helpful. She is responsive, caring and insightful, and as a counselor, her personality is a great fit for me. My experience with this platform and especially Waynette has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Written by A.L. on Apr 17, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Waynette does a wonderful job of making me feel like I matter. I don't know how she treats her other clients, but every time we start a session she is always happy to see me and talk to me. She always has a lot of energy and her energy helps me feel better and happier and more able to do the things I need/like to do. The greatest thing that Waynette has helped me with is understanding that I am not alone.

Written by P.E. on Apr 01, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks

Ms. Speakman has done an excellent job understanding and offering me suggestions on how to work through my issues. I love that I could talk to her every day day instead of once every two or three weeks. I think we were a good match. I am hoping that after I get through my current crisis that I will be able to check in from time to time with her as other difficulties arise.

Written by J.O. on Mar 14, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Waynette is a true professional who doesnt try to show off by using lingo that lay people wouldnt understand. She is very supportive and offers ways in which the client can participate in their own journey. She actively listens and is genuine about her caringness for others.

Written by I.S. on Feb 26, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She is so attentive and genuinely cares about doing everything she can to make sure you are in a good place mentally.

Written by E.R. on Feb 07, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Working with her has been completely a blessing she has taught me alot so far :)

Written by H.A. on Jan 30, 2019 after therapy with Waynette for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Waynette Speakman is a great counselor. She has helped me in so many ways. Before our first session she was always replying to my messages in a timely matter. She was always there to talk and was very helpful to me. My first video session with her went great! It is so great to be able to talk with someone who understands what you are going through and can give you advice to help you through it. I am so glad that I found her on here!