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Charlotte Paparella, MA

Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

With a background in disability counseling and advocacy work, mental health & wellness coaching, yoga and meditation, I possess a strong understanding of the human experience and believe we are all whole and complete just the way we are. I also understand that while we are whole and complete, there are many factors that may prevent us from living the full, authentic, and fulfilling life we all desire. With a Person-Centered and Positive Approach, I work with my clients to find more freedom and peace within themselves, their relationships, and the world around them. From inner-child work, to processing the past, to focusing on the here and now, I will be there with you to guide and help facilitate your healing and growth. You will feel safe and supported during each of our sessions as we work together to uncover the false narratives holding you back, heal the wounds of the past, and create a safe and loving environment in your mind, body, and spirit. 


Aside from therapy, I am available for Mental Health & Wellness Coaching. Coaching is predominantly focused on establishing better habits that pave the way to your future.


Remember: starting therapy does not mean you are broken, it means you are healing.

To schedule a free consultation call/text 727-308-6094


Credentials & Experience:

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • OCD

  • Childhood Trauma/Inner-Child Work

  • Sexual Trauma

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Family Stressors

  • Discovering the True Self/Identity

  • MA in Rehabilitation & Clinical Mental Health Counseling from USF

  • Certified Health & Wellness Coach

  • Certified 200-hr Yoga Instructor

  • Experience as a Disability Counselor at The University of South Florida


  • Depression: Charlotte is experienced in helping individuals struggling with depression, providing support and guidance to alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being.

  • Anxiety: Charlotte specializes in treating anxiety disorders, offering practical strategies and coping mechanisms to manage anxiety and regain control.

  • ADHD: With expertise in ADHD, Charlotte assists individuals in understanding their unique challenges and developing practical strategies to improve focus, organization, and productivity.

  • LGBTQIA+: Charlotte offers a supportive space for individuals to navigate their gender identity, sexual orientation, and the associated obstacles.

  • OCD: Charlotte is knowledgeable in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, helping individuals navigate intrusive thoughts and rituals through evidence-based interventions.

  • Childhood Trauma/Inner-Child Work: Charlotte focuses on healing childhood trauma and fostering inner-child work to promote emotional growth, resilience, and self-compassion.

  • Sexual Trauma: Charlotte provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals who have experienced sexual trauma, helping them heal and regain control over their lives.

  • Individuals with Disabilities: Drawing from her background in Disability Counseling and Advocacy, Charlotte offers specialized support to individuals with disabilities, promoting empowerment and self-acceptance.

  • Relationship Difficulties: Charlotte assists individuals in navigating relationship challenges, fostering healthier communication, and developing stronger connections.

  • Breaking Generational Cycles: Charlotte helps individuals identify and break generational patterns and behaviors that may be hindering personal growth and well-being.

  • Family Stressors: Charlotte supports individuals and families in managing and resolving family stressors, facilitating healthier dynamics and communication.


  • Feminist Therapy: Charlotte employs a feminist approach to therapy, recognizing and addressing power imbalances, gender expectations, and societal influences.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Charlotte utilizes CBT techniques to help individuals identify and modify negative thoughts and behaviors, promoting positive change.

  • Solution-Focused: Charlotte focuses on identifying and building on clients' strengths, helping them set goals and develop practical solutions to their challenges.

  • Positive Psychology: Charlotte incorporates positive psychology principles to enhance well-being, resilience, and the cultivation of positive emotions.

  • Somatic Therapy: Charlotte incorporates somatic therapy techniques to explore the mind-body connection, promoting healing and self-awareness.

  • Person-Focused: Charlotte adopts a person-focused approach, prioritizing empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard to foster a strong therapeutic alliance.

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