Welcome to Manatee Associates of Counseling & Assessment in Palmetto, FL!
Every day, we face a wide range of challenges and experience struggles in our personal and professional relationships. It can be difficult to remember that we also have moments of great joy and receive satisfaction and fulfillment from those relationships. Even when we can remember these positives, that doesn’t make the challenges disappear – so, what can you do? For many people, the solution is finding answers by working with the Manatee Associates of Counseling & Assessment team in Palmetto, FL.
- Not sure why school, work, relationships and life always seem more difficult for you than others? Consider scheduling an evaluation with our psychologists.
- Want help navigating personal struggles with stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and other overwhelming emotions? Schedule individual therapy with our team.
- Need help improving communication and building stronger relationships? Join our knowledgeable therapists for individual, couples or family therapy.
Every person who visits our Palmetto, FL practice has an individual set of needs, and our skilled professionals can help you increase self-awareness and resilience, better understand your unique needs, and build healthier, more fulfilling relationships. When you’re ready, we’re here to talk.
Our Therapy Services
As a team of therapists, we are able to provide a full range of therapy services to address a variety of issues, including:
In addition to counseling sessions, our knowledgeable professionals also provide a variety of assessment services, including:
Meet Our Team
Before you visit our Palmetto practice, we invite you to get to know our therapists a little better. Each of us has a unique set of skills and experiences that we bring to each session with our clients. Not sure which of our counselors is a good fit? We’d be happy to help. Reach out to our office to get started.
Dr. Patricia S. DixonI am the proud founder of Manatee Associates of Counseling & Assessment. My life pursuits have been aimed at utilizing the gift of being a psychologist to provide individuals with healing through counseling. I believe one of the best ways to reach healing is through a therapeutic relationship. How I foster this relationship is by being genuine and authentic with each client.
Sarah Lynn – Client Care CoordinatorHello, I am the client care coordinator for Manatee Associates of Counseling & Assessment. My role is to help manage your care by serving as a first point of contact in your journey of healing. I recognize individuals often initiate therapy during a time of transition in their life. My goal is to help you […]
Dr. Amanda McCawOn the path of life we encounter unexpected twists, bumps, and turns, and sometimes, we need a safe place in which to process all of these events and emotions. I believe we all need a safe holding environment at different points in our lives, and I can be that for you. I believe all people truly have the answers to their questions within themselves, and I help people uncover these answers.
Dr. Maria RuizCompassionate, Palmetto FL Clinician In life, we all go through difficult moments where we need to reinvent ourselves. Life’s circumstances often force us to question our self-esteem, confidence, and what we think of ourselves. Understanding how we feel is not an easy task, sometimes we get confused, and we may know something needs to change […]
Eric I. Reaves, MSWAs we experience the unique seasons of living from day to day, each season has its onset of pleasant moments and unexpected challenges. Effective counseling and support can restore balance and improve quality of life.
Dr. Velmi GalanteCaring, FL Therapist Healing is a journey, and sometimes we all need someone to guide us in finding our inner peace. I help facilitate this journey by providing an empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for individuals and their families that promotes healing and personal growth. La sanación es un viaje de transformación personal, y a […]
Dr. Asia WardlawSkilled Palmetto, FL Clinician Are you questioning what is going on with you or your child’s learning, behavior, mood, and/or social-emotional needs? Sometimes understanding what is going on and how to help can be a challenge. In order to best help, a comprehensive psychological evaluation may be beneficial. Psychological testing is a comprehensive process to […]
Allison Eadie, LMHCAre you struggling with anxiety, depression, or replaying problems from the past? Therapy can be an excellent way of working through and moving on from the difficulties of life. My goal is to meet clients where they are, and assist them to get where they want to be.
New Client Information
If you’re new to our office, we would be happy to help you through the intake process. Below, you’ll find links to intake forms, financial information, and other resources to help you get started, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you need our help.
New Client Forms
If you are new, please feel free to fill out these intake forms before the first session. These forms can also be filled out during the first session.
Frequently Asked Questions
View the answers to frequently asked questions related to therapy with us and psychotherapy in general.
Rates & Insurance
Do you have health insurance? Check our rates and insurance page to see if you would be covered under your insurance provider for our services. If you have questions, please reach out.