Tampa Bay Center for Relational Psychology is a practice of independent psychologists and mental health practitioners committed to helping individuals, families and couples in the Wesley Chapel area improve their own and their families’ emotional and psychological well-being. Our services include individual, couples, family and group therapy as well as assessment and workshops. We provide a comfortable, warm, and professional environment where individuals and families can find the help they need and know they will be treated with sensitivity and respect. The clinicians here provide high quality care, adhering to the highest ethical standards and using methods that are proven to be effective. We serve individuals, couples and families in the communities of Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Tampa Palms, Zephyrhills, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Dade City, south Pasco and Hillsborough Counties and the greater Tampa Bay area.

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Our hearts go out to victims and families of the Orlando shootings

By now, most of you have heard the awful news of the shooting in Orlando and the deaths of so many innocent people. We are saddened by the hate and violence. We grieve for those who lost their lives or were injured. We understand the many losses that will continue in the aftermath of this event - losses of security, of safety, and of peace of mind - especially for those in the LGBTQ community and their families.

In the aftermath of such a horrendous tragedy, it can often be difficult to cope. The links below connect you to an article from the American Psychological Association website describing ways to manage your distress and another from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress describing tips for talking to children about mass tragedies (originally written after the Sandy Hook crisis).

Please feel free to contact us if we can be assistance to you, your family, or friends.

APA Help Center - Mass Shooting.
CSTS Restoring Sense of Safety Aftermath Shooting

What Do Five Decades of Research Have to Say About Spanking?
By Dr. Gina Zuccolo - - Spanking, defined as an open-handed hit on an individual’s behind or limbs, is sometimes a form a discipline used by parents in attempts to correct a child’s behavior or increase the child’s compliance to rules. A recent analysis of 50 years of research on spanking has shown that spanking actually has the opposite impact on children than what parents hope or intend. Read More

Improving Mood By Building Experiences of Mastery
by Dr. Jennifer Richardson - - Are you someone who is struggling to find enjoyment in your day to day routine? Or perhaps you may be someone who feels increasingly “stuck” or unhappy? Maybe your energy level and motivation has decreased and you find that you have become increasingly isolated from friends and family whom you used to enjoy spending time with? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions and have felt this way for a few weeks or longer, then keep reading and follow these suggestions to begin to improve your mood. Read More


Life can be complicated and difficult. Sometimes when you feel stuck or overwhelmed, it’s hard to feel hopeful. It can help to have an ally—someone who understands you. Often friends are a source of support, but you may also need someone objective - a professional who can listen, offer encouragement, and collaborate with you to develop a plan for how to make things better. Our therapists can help. If you don't know where to start, contact us by phone or email. We are happy to answer your questions and help you make the best choice for yourself and your family.