Kaitlyn Shelp (she/her/hers)

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I'm Kaitlyn! I'm a full-time Clinician at Breaking Free Services Center for Wellness, where we take a holistic approach to counseling.

Mental Health Counselor in Tarpon Springs, FL

  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Do you usually handle things on your own? Do you view asking for help as a sign of weakness? Do you think that only sick people come to counseling? I’m here to bust these myths. Everyone needs to ask for help at some point - with what ever they may be struggling with. Counseling is for everyone, at every level of functioning, at every level of concern. If there's something you want to change but can’t quite figure out - I’m here to help.

My Background and Approach

My specialty is young adulthood. A lot is going on at that time in life! It can certainly be tricky to navigate. Self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, all that fun stuff. I'm here to help. ⁠ I believe in collaborative therapy, so I work with my clients to demystify the therapy process. My ultimate goal is to teach you how to be your own therapist so you can use the skills we develop together anytime, anywhere. ⁠ I believe that you know what works best for you. It is a privilege to share space with you through some of your most challenging seasons of life. I want to help you process your experiences and give you the skills to continue to do so long after our time together. I use evidence-based practices, meaning, they're proven to work! I promise to demystify therapy and want you to leave our time together with a toolbox full of coping skills and knowledge. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in working together to facilitate the best counseling experience for you. You know what has and hasn't worked in the past. I'm here to take a look at the issue with a fresh set of eyes. We're equally important and essential to your success. I believe that "tolerance" is not to be boasted. I believe that celebration of diversity and what makes each of us unique should be the norm. So, here is my promise to you: I promise that you will be safe and celebrated in whatever form and identity you walk into my office with. Simply put, you will be embraced for being you. I believe that cost should never be a barrier to care. That's why I'm an Open Path Collective provider and offer sliding scale payment (within reason) to those who are facing financial hardships. If in doubt, please reach out. More information about me as a person and a provider can be found on Psychology Today, Open Path Collective, Thervo, Facebook, and Instagram by searching my name or Breaking Free Services

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Cenpatico
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Multi-Plan/PHCS/Beech Street
  • Wellcare
  • Better Health
  • Florida Blue
  • Sunshine Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 100/session


(727)642-8890 Email Kaitlyn
1501 S Pinellas Ave Suite P
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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