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Dr. Sheryl Hakala, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

We DO NOT accept ANY insurances Dr. Hakala completed her medical degree, general adult psychiatric training, and child psychiatric fellowship at the University of South Florida. She provides both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy and also has been trained to provide Suboxone pharmacotherapy. She provides caring compassionate treatment and has experience with the following populations: child and adolescent, eating disorder, autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and PTSD due to military or sexual trauma. Specialties • Child or Adolescent • Eating Disorders • Autistic spectrum disorder Issues: • Addiction • Anxiety or Fears • Attention Deficit (ADHD) • Autistic spectrum disorder • Depression • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) • Relationship Issues • Substance Abuse • Trauma and PTSD Mental Health: • Impulse Control Disorders • Personality Disorders • Psychosis Treatment Approach Treatment orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the patient in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety. Eclectic Many practitioners now take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing upon various aspects of cognitive-behavioral and psychod

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of South Florida, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of South Florida, Fellowship in Child Psychiatry
  • University of South Florida, Residency in Psychiatry

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1427063841

Office locations

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8455 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa, FL 33625

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3205 Southgate Circle, Suite 9

Sarasota, FL 34239

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100 Frandorson Circle, Suite 104

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Sheryl M. Hakala M.D

233 3rd Street North, #200

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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110 N. MacDill Ave.

Tampa, FL 33609

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113 S. Boulevard, 1st floor

Tampa, FL 33606

Sheryl M. Hakala M.D

2730 Wilshire Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Sheryl M. Hakala M.D

11911 San Vicente Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Sheryl M. Hakala M.D

7799 Styles Blvd

Kissimmee, FL 34747

Sheryl M. Hakala M.D

4789 Narragansett Ave.

San Diego, CA 92107

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Dr. Hakala is amazing. She is attentive, caring and extremely knowledgeable. I know take my kids to her as well. They really like doing her video appointments! She is extremely accessible. I have referred her to several friends who now see her and love her.
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Very thorough and listens to the patient and is very knowledgable
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I felt like Dr. Hakala listened to my concerns. She professionally and thoughtfully came up with solutions while still being approachable and down to earth.
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No help unless you just wanted her to prescribe stuff and be on your way. Doesnt know how to sign FMLA or STD forms. The ones she did sign were wrong. After our visit she tried to get more money bytrying to get us to come in again or she "might fill them out wrong". To this date she still hasn't sent back any paperwork to anyone who has requested it (3 months later). Her office is disgusting. Would not recommend. Please find someone else!
Less than 6 months ago
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Hands down best doctor I’ve seen! Excellent bedside manner and truly listened!
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She’s very accommodating to my work schedule and makes you feel very warm and welcomed. I feel like I can open up with her and be honest. Moving to a new city I was nervous about finding a new doctor but I’m so relieved I found her.
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Did not feel judged lots of natural treatment methods
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Dr. Hakala was, in a word, PHENOMENAL!! She listened to me intently, offered great advice and support, and is UNBELIEVABLY knowledgeable about her field including various pharmaceutical interventions, as well as alternative medicine methods- I was highly impressed!! I’ve seen 3 other psychiatrists over the years and Dr. Hakala has been the best so far. So glad to have found her! It was our very first meeting and I felt comfortable and at ease with her within the first 60 seconds. She is truly interested in helping her patients and goes out of her way to ensure they are taken care of.
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Great!
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I have visited many practitioners over my lifetime and found Dr. Hakala to be the best of the best. She uses a functional medicine approach and takes the time to understand me as a person and my conditions properly, and isnow guiding me to the solutions that are changing my life. She truly cares about her patients; she really listens and has checked in on me multiple times to be sure I was doing well. I feel we are really working together to resolve issues that have been in existence for many years. Thank you, I highly recommend Dr. Hakala!
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Truly interested in treating the whole person, yet understands the immediate needs. Not just a 15 min, "See ya next time" doctor. Her appointment schedule is so accommodating to real life needs.
Less than 1 year ago
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It is very convenient that Dr. Hakala takes late appointments and her schedule is flexible. She is very professional and easy to talk to. Therapy feels like a partnership in wellness.
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I never had this appointment but I will put five stars since she was very professional over the phone. It was a misunderstanding about where she was located.
Less than 1 year ago
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I never had this appointment but I will put five stars since she was very professional over the phone. It was a misunderstanding about where she was located.
Less than 1 year ago
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She made us feel so comfortable! She texted the next day to check up. Very refreshing to have a doctor care so much. Worth every penny!
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My daughter saw Dr. Hakala and was pleased with her visit and the rapport and level of comfort that she felt immediately .
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She was pleasant and really seemed to understand my son and his needs.
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She was very nice and I got along with her very well. She asked questions that were very in depth and the paperwork she gave me had more questions to let her get to know me even better. I received medicinethe same day and I love that she gives out her personal cell number and tells her patients to call or text or Skype any time they need to. She is well worth the money and I will definitely be seeing her again. Her practice is in Hyde Park which is a beautiful historic part of Tampa so it's very peaceful to begin with. It's slightly cluttered inside the building and could be decorated better but for the most part it was an appealing and relaxing atmosphere.
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Very pleased!! Dr. Hakala and her NP David are extremely caring, considerate and knowledgeable mental health professionals. I highly recommend her and NP David. Thank you ZocDoc.
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Dr. Hakala is a great person and really cares about patients well being.
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She was a great listener and very helpful in every way. She really made me feel a lot better which I needed very much. I would recommend her to anyone who feels they need help and need to talk so someone who knows what they are talking about.
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Dr. Hakala is very caring and attentive. I highly recommend her.
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She's very understanding and sympathetic and absolutely the doctor I've been looking for.
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She is very kind and gentle. A pleasure to meet. She's not cheap though. But if you want someone who listens I highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Sheryl is a very unique person. She thinks out of the box to find and create a healthcare environment that is soothing and accommodating. The entire staff is friendly and kind. The office is soothing and filled with options to increase the patient's confidence and options.
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She is very straight forward, smart, fair. I have only seen her twice but I have a lot of respect for her professionalism and ethics.
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeable and caring. Easy to talk to.
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Fantastic doctor! Listens and asks essential questions. Very flexible with appointments. Extremely kind and caring. I would highly recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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It was unique! Not run-of-the-mill psychiatrist or MD for that matter. She listens and is concerned. Each is hard to find in a professional. But very unique when you find both characteristics in one professional.
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It was my first visit, but I really like her.
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Great office and staff. I highly recommend.
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Dr. Hakala was very compassionate and understanding which made me feel very comfortable and relaxed during my first visit. I spent a great deal of time researching specialists and I was very glad I selected Dr. Hakala. She has been checkingon me daily since my visit which has been very impressive to me. I highly recommend her.
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