Maximized Mental Health

Maximized Mental Health

5.0 (7)
1 hire on Thervo
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Maximized Mental Health strives to make counseling affordable for everyone.  We focus on equipping people with the tools and techniques they need to move from a place of feeling stuck to a place of achieving what they desire.  

Many people have goals and desires, but they are not sure how to achieve them.  My passion is helping people learn the skills necessary to find a greater level of happiness and success in their lives.  

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Palm Harbor, FL 34685
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7 Reviews


  • Dawn B.

  • Laura

    My experience at Maximized Mental Health was excellent. I started there, a few years after my father’s passing, and was hoping to work through my challenges with that grief. Not only did I accomplish that bit so much more!

  • Jeanette

    Very professional, always willing to take time to listen as I tell my story. Comfortable atmospher feel completely confident I found the person I could confide in and get the help I need.

  • Kathy S.

    To me, Gary is like E.F. Hutton - when he talks, everybody listens. If I could add more than 5 stars, I would!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Please contact me by phone to schedule your appointment, or to ask any questions you may have about the counseling process.  At your first session we will handle new client paperwork and discuss confidentiality and my theraputic approach to counseling.  Then we will begin discussion on the topic you want to work on together.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold two masters degrees and have extensive experience in the mental health field, beginning in 1991. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My standard rate is $85 for an individual session; however, I am currently offering a new client special that includes 4 sessions and a copy of my new book for $299.  I also offer monthly and annual memberships for individuals or families who would like services longer term.  Please visit my website for membership information and additional package discounts.

How did you get started in this business?

Since I was a teenager I've had a passion for helping others.  One of the jobs I had as a young adult required each employee to visit a counselor.  I didn't want to see a counselor, and didn't think I needed to, but the experience was great, and opened my eyes to the fact that everyone can benefit from counseling.  I started Maximized Mental Health because I believe that every single person can benefit from counseling, and because I think counseling services should be affordable.  I offer competitive rates, and partner with my clients to help them find success in the areas they desire.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I work with both men and women, children and adults.  I see clients individually, as a couple, or as a family.  Common areas of concern for my clients include, but are not limited to, stress, depression, anxiety, work performance, and relationships.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Maximized Mental Health recently particiapted in the Florida Savage Race.  Physical activity is a key to keeping a sharp and healthy mind, and challenging yourself to reach new goals is always encouraged.  We like to practice what we preach.  

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Selecting a counselor is a very personal decision.  You need to feel like you make a connection with your counselor for them to be someone you can work with.  I am one of hundreds of therpapists in the Tampa Bay area.  If we get the chance to meet, you will have the opportunity to decide if I am the right therapist for you.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

When selecting the right therapist for you, ensure the therapist is licensed and has experience in the areas you would like to address.