As a Certified Trauma Specialist, Dr. Petit offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in his practice for those suffering with the effects of what life brings our way. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. Some experience a devastating event that brings debilitating emotions and feels stifling.  Others, over the course of time, experience a build-up of what can be brought in life, a series of losses, relational tearing apart, the impact of a car accident with an injury that limits former health, repeated job losses and financial stress, moving through a difficult past with circumstances almost too weighty for a youth to bear, can all add up to a larger picture of trauma.   Effective for treating panic attacks, performance anxiety, phobias, stress reduction, disturbing memories, complicated grief, PTSD and events that bring personal, familial, and corporate trauma.

Dr. Tom and his wife, Ruthie Petit have been married 42 years and live in the Tampa Bay area.  They have two adult children.

Dr. Tom Petit, Ph.D.  Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and State Qualified Counseling Supervisor,  is credentialed as a Nationally Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Coach. 
As the the Founder and Director of the Counseling Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, he offers individual, couple and family counseling. Mood disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma and transitions, are specialties. A holistic wellness focus, spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally undergird his work.  During his 37 years of private practice, Dr. Petit has developed a way of counseling and life coaching that gives individuals, couples and families practical help for living according to their unique design. 


Serving Greater Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg - Clearwater -Tampa - Bradenton/Sarasota 

Dr. Tom Petit 

Counseling, Life and Business Coaching

Counseling - Therapy - Life Coaching

6465 1st Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707

(727) 345-2318