About Behavioral Health Advisors

We're a comprehensive group of mental health professionals which have been providing care to all clients in Pasco and Pinellas Counties for the past 29 years. The mission of the group has always been to offer the very best psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. We provides services for children, adolescents and adults as well as groups and parenting education.

Download Initial Forms

Conditions We Treat

Depression

Depressions is a common but serious mood disorder, causing a consistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders cause your emotional state to be distorted for long, consistent periods of time. Common ones include depression and bipolar.

ADD / ADHD

Attention deficit disorders cause people to struggle with impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus on the task at hand.

Phobias

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which a strong irrational fear can impede on the way in which you live your life.

Anxiety Disorders

Specific mental disorders that cause extreme fear or worry, and can include phobias, general anxiety disorder, and many other conditions.

Personality Disorders

Includes conditions that involve long-term patterns of thought and behaviors that can cause serious problems with work and relationships.

Trauma

Sufferers of traumatic experiences may develop emotional issues including severe anger, anxiety, fear, distrust, and many other debilitating conditions.

PTSD

PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrible event, whether as a witness or experiencing it yourself. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and more, and can be incredibly debilitating.

Other Conditions

This list is by no means conclusive. Our providers work with patients suffering from hundreds of different conditions. If you don't see yours here, please contact us and we can tell you how we are able to help.

Everyone Needs a Different Approach

No two patients are the same. You may have a similar condition. You may be the same age. You may be the same gender. Still, the best method of treatment for you will be different.

That’s why we provide an eclectic approach to therapy that includes many different approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, affectual therapy, and many more.

Meet Our Team

When you come to BHA, we’ll be able to handle the entire scope of your therapy. With decades of clinical experience and a nurse practitioner on staff, our team enables us to provide a complete range of services from therapy on down to psychiatric medication evaluations and medication management.

James Wasenda

MA, LMHC

For 29 years I have been fortunate enough to work with adults, children and families to help them to resolve personal conflict, parenting and behavioral problems.

My training has been dedicated to helping children and adolescents of all ages work through emotional and behavioral issues that affect their school functioning, social relationships and the strength of their relationship with their parents. I have also diligently enjoyed working with adults and couples in helping them to face specific circumstances in life and finding the right tools to address any problem that they may encounter.

Andrea Hern

MA, LMHC, LCAC

Andrea has 20+ years of experience working as a therapist and possess in-depth knowledge and expertise to help you improve your life. She uses a proactive “Personal Responsibility” approach to help you identify unhealthy patterns and choices in your life, form new patterns and live a happier and healthier life through conscious decision making.

Shane Lynn

MSN, PMHNP-BC

Shane has worked in Florida as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in various outpatient settings including: Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, Advantage Mental Health Center, Homeless Empowerment Program, Clearwater Free Clinic, Behavioral Health Advisors and The Brain Enhancement Institute. These opportunities have  provided him with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. In 2018, he was recognized and awarded  Top 100 National Providers by the American Health Council.