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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.

Holistic Mental Health at METRO Inclusive Health

Counseling & TeleTherapy

Talk Therapy for All

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:

TeleHealth & Patient Portal

Safe, secure and discrete. Visit with a local therapist in-person, or from the comfort of your home via TeleHealth

All you need is a smartphone, mobile device or desktop computer.

PrEP prescriptions in 30 minutes, in person or by telehealth.

Psychiatric Medication Management

Let Us Get to Know You

An initial 60-minute discussion focused on your mental health needs, which includes reviewing your physical, family, and social health, as well as any past treatments.

Prescribe & Monitor

With a focus on uncontrolled, non-addictive medications, we are expertly familiar with the options available for your personal diagnosis.

Fine Tune & Make Progress

We maintain ongoing contact to monitor individual progress while fine tuning dosages so that you can reach the best results, sooner.
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Your Mental Health Toolkit

Challenges with individual mental health vary for each person, and so does the right treatment. While one person may benefit from talk therapy, another might find medication more effective, and yet another may benefit from a combination of both. It’s all about constructing the mental health toolkit that propels you forward. Being building yours with psychiatric medication management. 

Support Groups

Coping Skills

These affirming groups are designed to support your growth as you navigate difficult feelings and experiences.

Pinellas | Fridays from 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Hillsborough | Thursdays from 10:30AM – 12:00PM

We'll Practice:

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’re 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 do to change it. Support groups can help you process and cope with upsetting emotions without doing something you may regret later.

Substance Misuse

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. 

Our Groups:

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 others. 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


Treatment that increases the emotional, physical, and mental health of individuals struggling with the recovery from substance misuse. Those who have a difficult time verbally expressing themselves or those who are just looking for a new way to express themselves will find that Creative Recovery provides the venue for self-expression with a more open interaction than the traditional method of talk therapy. Express yourself through collage, painting, drawing, writing, music, meditation, role-playing and more. Lunch provided.

Hours & Location: Currently on Hiatus
Thursdays, 12:30pm, St. Pete Community Center


A focus on substance misuse, relapse prevention, and living healthily with HIV/AIDS. Share experiences, strength, and hope with one another. Learn healthy coping skills to manage daily stressors without resorting to substance use with tools such as music and art therapy, expressive work, educational interventions, and much more. Lunch Provided.

Hours & Location: Currently on Hiatus
Tuesdays, 1:30pm, Tampa Community Center

Explore and develop a stronger relationship with self-respect, honor, and love, and learn how to have healthy relationships with others by 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


& Emergency Resources

In case of emergency, find resources for immediate help at Local resources include PEMHS and Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Find a Provider Near You

With locations in St. Pete, Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey and Brandon, our providers are making inclusive health possible across the entire Tampa Bay region. 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.

METRO accepts most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, and offers sliding-scale fee options based on income. To learn more, use the form below, or call 727-321-3854 to schedule an appointment today.