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Sandra I. Beekmann, MS, NCC, LMHC, CCTP
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
In February of 2017, I opened the doors to my own boutique style private practice to clients in Tampa — offering a wide range of counseling and psychological services to help and guide clients through life’s challenges and most trying times.
With over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, I have gained a deep understanding about everyday struggles and difficult times. My expertise is working with individuals or couples, domestic violence victims, as well as youth who are experiencing depression and anxiety which prevents them from blossoming.
SanaMente stands for Each Mind Matters which truly is the mission of my private practice.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (State of Florida MH16576), a National Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, as well as certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I participate regularly in continuous education workshops and classes to keep up with the newest research and developments in my field. Currently, I am in the process of becoming certified in Integrative Medicine for Mental Health. I believe this holistic approach holds a deep respect for an individual's life journey as the body, mind, and spirit are taken into consideration to promote healing and overall well being.
I have a Master in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Prior, I received a Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from the University of South Florida. I hold memberships with the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, International Association of Trauma Professionals, Psychology Today, as well as Good Therapy.
I am also fluent in German.
Meet Christina Labazzetta, Administrative Assistant
I moved to Tampa in 2018 and received my bachelors in psychology from the University of South Florida. Go BULLS! I am a dog mom to a very sweet golden retriever, named Honey Bee. I am currently a student at Troy University attending their masters program for clinical mental health counseling.
I am passionate about counseling, and I believe everyone can benefit from it. As administrative assistant, I hope to provide quality customer service that helps clients feel welcomed to SanaMente Counseling.
My office hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. I am always happy to help.
Meet our new Intern Melissa Buchanan
Melissa is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the State of Florida (#IMH20610). She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is certified in hypnotherapy and holds memberships with the American Counseling Association and Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. She is an integrative therapist with a person-centered approach because she believes every individual is unique and needs their own specific plan to process pain and conquer goals. She has a wide range of experience and works with clients from contrasting backgrounds and cultures. She is passionate about empowering others and has experience with issues such as anxiety/depression, trauma, self esteem, grief/loss, divorce, sexuality, anger, LGBTQ+, and more!