Dr. Sheryl Hakala

Dr. Sheryl Hakala MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Qualifications of Dr. Sheryl Hakala MD

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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.

• Child or Adolescent
• Eating Disorders
• Autistic spectrum disorder
• 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.

Many practitioners now take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing upon various aspects of cognitive-behavioral and psychod

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