When it comes to your mental health, there’s no shame in asking for help. Access to licensed professionals trained to listen and encourage positive outcomes can make all the difference. METRO’s Behavioral Health team is here for you, from counseling and support groups to psychiatric medication management.
When it comes to your mental health, there’s no shame in asking for help. Access to behavioral health professionals trained to listen and encourage positive outcomes can make all the difference.
METRO’s inclusive therapists can help you with:
Challenges with individual mental health are different for everyone. So is the right treatment. One may benefit from talk therapy, another from medication and another may benefit from both. It’s about building the mental health toolkit that helps move you forward.
Learn how to keep your mind focused on the “here and now,” instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Feel less guilt and anxiety as you center on the daily values that will help you become the person you want to be.
How would your life change if you could control how you feel? Learn to manage your feelings by analyzing your thoughts and changing your actions. Reduce the time you feel “bad” and increase the time you feel “good.”
Learn how to find satisfaction in a relationship without hurting the person you love or feeling like you are always giving in. We’ll practice asking for help, as well as how to say “no” without feeling guilty.
Learn what you can do when things go wrong and there’s nothing you can to change it. Deal with upsetting emotions without doing something you may regret later.
METRO’s Behavioral Health services assist people with substance misuse issues and recovery, including individual or group counseling. Outpatient treatment and counseling options can help you counteract addiction’s powerful and disruptive effects.
Project CARE provides addiction recovery & relapse services for minority gay and bisexual men and all trans individuals in Pinellas and Hillsborough. Participants receive free counseling, ongoing support, HIV/HCV testing, linkage to services, and gift cards.
METRO offers outpatient substance misuse counseling for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This program offers services tailored to individuals in their own personal stage of recovery. The program is free and confidential. Participants will earn gift cards, gas cards, and bus passes as incentives for attendance.
Hours & Location:
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00pm Lunch Provided, 1:00pm Group Therapy
St. Pete Community Center
Provides therapeutic and peer support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Participants have the opportunity to share their experiences of how the disease has affected their lives. Learn new coping skills while providing support and feedback to each other. Topics include relationships, stigma of being HIV+, cultural issues, and goals for the future. Meal provided.
Hours & Location:
Wednesdays, 10:00am, St. Pete Community Center
Wednesdays, 1:00pm, Tampa Community Center
Explore and develop a stronger relationship with self with respect, honor, and love, and learn how to have healthy relationships with others utilizing meditations, self-esteem exercises, writing and art exercises, mindfulness, communication exercises, and other practices. Meal provided.
Hours & Location: Currently on Hiatus
Fridays, 2:30pm, St. Pete Community Center
Mondays, 2:30pm, Tampa Community Center
With locations in St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater and New Port Richey, our providers are making inclusive health possible all across our Tampa Bay community. Learn more and schedule an appointment today.
Therapists are LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming and trained in cultural competency. Together, we can build a brighter and more hopeful future, with a path to overall mental health and wellness.