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A Good Place for Help

Helping people make positive changes and achieve their goals is our passion. Make an online appointment today for you or your family!
Appointments
Monday - Friday By Appointment Only
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

By Appointment Only

1-813-377-7177

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About Us

Who We Are And What We Do

Helping people make positive changes and achieve their goals is our passion.

We work with individuals, couples, and families to address personal growth, lifestyle enrichment and relationship enhancement.

A Good Place for Help was created from a need to provide quality compassionate care to all.

A Good Place for Help is a safe place for healing, learning, and growth.

A Good Place for Help seeks to impact communities by increasing awareness and education about mental wellness.

A Good Place for Help supports mental wellness for healthy individuals, stronger families, and a brighter community.

About the Founder

Psychotherapist Mellisa Gooden is the founder of A Good Place for Help. She has over 16 years of experience providing therapeutic care to others.

Her training and clinical experience include treating, children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She have served clients providing care in various settings such as schools, substance abuse treatment centers, outpatient clinics, non-for-profit agencies, private practice, and in-home.

She uses an individualized therapeutic approach that values each client’s strength and uniqueness. She is truthful, kindhearted, and supportive which allows for an open, safe, and peaceful counseling experience. 

Some areas of specialty include anxiety, trauma, racial trauma, PTSD, depression, self-care, self-esteem, stress management, anger management children/adolescent behavioral issues, parenting, family conflict, relationship problems, marriage/couples counseling, life, and wellness coaching.

Credentials and Certifications

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional

Florida Qualified Supervisor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - MT3014

Licensed Mental Health Counselor - MH13910

M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

B.A. in Psychology