Counseling and Support
To Schedule an Appointment or Initial Consultation Call 727-341-9397

Sometimes you reach a point where you feel like you just need to make some changes

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 Counseling is about getting the help you need to make changes that lead you in the direction you want to go

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More Calm

Less Stress & Anxiety

Better Relationships

A Better Attitude

More Contentment

Improved Mood

Release from Depression

Moving through Grief and

Beyond PTSD or Trauma

Overall, Feeling Better about Your Life.

As your professional counselor or coach, I value the opportunity to assist you in making the changes you want to see in your life, with compassion and at a pace that fits you – at my office or through secure on-line video or phone.

Whether you want to change a particular area of your mood, behavior, lifestyle, relationship or career, we will work collaboratively to create a way that will empower you to find direction and navigate to where you want to be.

Call (727) 341-9397


Collaboration Avoids Overwhelm

Counseling is a collaborative effort. It allows you to view a problem without feeling overwhelmed because you have support to help you recognize and reinforce existing strengths, and move through difficulties.

You learn to cultivate new skills that empower you to change old, unwanted patterns of thought and behavior which no longer serve you. 

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My psychotherapy approach is caring and holistic. Deep listening includes Heart, Mind, Body & Spirit; honoring logic, emotion, and neuro-physiology (mind-body) with the goal of improving and optimizing your whole being.

Experience Counts

glow brain w labelsWhether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD or trauma, career or relationship, you can rely on my more than two decades of professional experience.

I bring advanced training and research in emotional wellness, mindfulness, healing strategies, neuro-biology, holistic well-being, and Gottman relationship methods to address your issues.

Leading-edge, evidenced-based healing strategies help you move beyond micro or macro trauma, and unwelcome habitual thought patterns and behavior.

Up to date methods such as EMDR, ART (watch this video), IFS, EFT, Mindfulness, CBT, and more are utilized to help you heal, restore, enrich, enliven and grow.


The foundation of my practice is caring, personalized, professional counseling and therapy services for all stages of your life, not just when you are in crisis.  A counselor is there when you need them.

Services tailored to fit your needs

Call (727) 341-9397  –  I will be glad to speak with you about how you can:

° Cultivate strengths & discover solutions

° Restore serenity

° Build confidencehappy line

° Heal trauma, blocked issues, PTSD, grief

° Learn to identify and safely manage anger

° Build emotional intelligence & resilience

° Become more empowered & authentic 

° Develop effective communication: as a couple, at work,  and with your family and friends

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Mindfulness Training for All Ages

° Learn Mindfulness Skills to increase focus, clarity, creativity & compassion

° Help manage pain


° Find direction in personal growth and career

 You’ll have support for being more of your best self

– from the very first visit.

DayQuest Life Counseling Is

Strength-Based, Mindful

& Life Affirming

For a No-Cost, No-Obligation Phone Consult

Call (727) 341-9397

It is always a good idea to speak with the therapist you are considering for services. Call me and we’ll talk about what you are dealing with right now.

You can ask any questions you may have about my methods, qualifications, fees, location, appointment availability, etc. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

You’ll have an opportunity to get a feel for my style and methods. I’ll learn more about what you need. I want you to get the help you need.

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Please contact me to schedule your first session. 

Thank you,

Michael E Whalen M.A., LMHC

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Michael E Whalen M.A., LMHC DayQuest Life Counseling

St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota



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