Professional and Personal Information:
Tom Petit, Ph.D., is a nationally board certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Florida Qualified Counseling Supervisor. During his 30 years of private practice, Dr. Petit has developed a unique approach to understanding people, problems that arise, and solutions that gives individuals, couples, and families practical help for living according to their design. Counseling focuses on reclaiming a vitality and stability to undergird and enable each one to move forward into life’s challenges, rewards, and joys.
A Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) Dr. Petit offers short-term outpatient intensive and long-term follow-up counseling, addressing the personal and spiritual aspects of an addiction. His model of counseling provides spiritual direction for a new path for living addiction-free.
As a certified IDAK Career Assessment Counselor, Dr. Petit also provides a testing service for clients seeking to identify their natural talents and fitted careers. The IDAK test blends interests, values, experiences and personality traits to identify natural talents and provide suggestions for career options.
Dr. Petit is an EMDR and RRT (Rapid Resolution Therapy) Certified therapist. He offers trauma counseling. Life brings large and small events that when added together can have a snowballing effect. The use of EMDR therapy helps clients get “unstuck” and move forward in productive, healthy, stable ways. He is a certified therapist through EMDRIA: www.emdria.org.
Offering individual, couple and family therapy the Counseling Center, located in St. Petersburg, Florida is easily accessible from Tampa and Sarasota/Bradenton. E-therapy through Skype, Google and phone makes services available without the travel time.
Dr. Petit received his graduate degrees in counseling with his doctorate from the University of South Florida-Tampa in Counselor Education. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois-Urbana. His professional memberships also include the American Association for Christian Counselors, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, EMDRIA, and Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy.
Dr. Petit and Ruthie Petit, M.S., M.A., a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a board certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Coach provide Wellness and Weight Loss coaching. The information about this affordable, sustainable weight loss protocol can be found at www.ShapeReClaimed.com. This protocol, "SHAPE ReClaimed" provides a safe and permanent weight loss approach to reset the metabolism for health and overall well-being.