Dr. Sheryl Hakala, MD

Psychiatrist

Book an Appointment

Choose your insurance
Loading...
Choose your insurance
Loading...
No Results
What's the reason for your visit?
Psychiatry Consultation
3205 Southgate Circle, Suite 9, Sarasota, FL, 34239
8455 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL, 33625
100 Frandorson Circle, Suite 104, Apollo Beach, FL, 33572
12250 Menta St., #203, Orlando, FL, 32837
See all 6 locations

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Languages Spoken

Board Certifications

In-Network Insurances

Specialties

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

Zocdoc Awards

Verified Patient Reviews

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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!

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

My daughter saw Dr. Hakala and was pleased with her visit and the rapport and level of comfort that she felt immediately .

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Awesome

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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 medicine the 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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Dr. Hakala is a great person and really cares about patients well being.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

She was pleasant and really seemed to understand my son and his needs.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

She's very understanding and sympathetic and absolutely the doctor I've been looking for.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Dr. Hakala is very caring and attentive. I highly recommend her.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Very knowledgeable and caring. Easy to talk to.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Awesome

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Fantastic doctor! Listens and asks essential questions. Very flexible with appointments. Extremely kind and caring. I would highly recommend her!

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

It was my first visit, but I really like her.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Great office and staff. I highly recommend.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

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 checking on me daily since my visit which has been very impressive to me. I highly recommend her.

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Awesome

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Overall Rating
Bedside Manner
Wait Time

Zocdoc Find a Psychiatrist Florida Tampa Psychiatrists Sarasota Psychiatrists Dr. Sheryl Hakala - MD