Gary Howell

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Dr. Howell is a psychologist who has dedicated himself to advocacy and support of the LGBT community for just over 20 years now. As an undergraduate student he found himself on the front lines of HIV prevention work where he provided community workshops and volunteered at an AIDS Service Organization spanning 3,000+ square miles in rural Texas. For the past several years, he has worked to create a safe space in Tampa for LGBT individuals in need of mental health services. Over the past year, he has made a tremendous mark in his work with the transgender community by providing free group therapy to transgender and gender diverse youth as well as their parents. As an openly gay psychologist, educator, and LGBT expert, Dr. Howell strives to shed light on bullying, suicide, and homobigotry when possible. He expanded his solo practice to become the Center for Psychological Growth and is eager to make an even larger presence in the LGBT community. His vision of starting a nonprofit came to fruition in 2017 when he co-founded the Institute for LGBT Health and Wellbeing, with an emphasis on training, education, and LGBT research regarding health, wellness, and healthcare disparities. The ultimate goal of the nonprofit is to create a summer retreat or camp for LGBT youth, a drop in and donation center, and serve as a conduit for social change. He works with youth and adults.

Gender: Male
License: License State: Florida, License No.: PY8480

Clinical Psychology
Adler University

Counseling Psychology
Adler University

Austin College


Institute for LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Florida Psychological Association

APA - Division 44

Experience years: 10 Years
Languages Spoken: English
Business Name: Center for Psychological Growth
Accepting New Patients via Telehealth: Yes
Accepted Insurance:

AETNA Health, Inc., AETNA Inc. (Open Choice), Blue Cross and Blue Shield (HMO), CIGNA HealthCare (PPO), Coventry Health Care (PPO), Magellan Behavioral Health, Other, Medicare

Mon. 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Tue. 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed. 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Thu. 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri. 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed
Age Group Specialization: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors
Issues and Disorders:

Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying, Depression, Grief/Loss, Health & Wellness, HIV & AIDS, LGBTQ Issues, Marriage & Divorce, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Testing Issues, Obesity/Weight Loss

Treatment Methods:

Advocacy, Cognitive/Behavioral, Education Consultation, Feminist, Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Systemic

Sexual Orientation Specialization:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual

Gender Identity Specialization:

Transgender, Gender-queer/non-conforming

Contact Information
2109 E Palm Ave Ste 201, Tampa, Florida 33605

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