Valerie A. Macleod, Ph.dD. LMFT

Who does Dr. Macleod treat?
Dr. Macleod treats a diverse population of patients. She works with children, teens, and adults of both genders and every nationality. Included are families, couples (married or not), as well as individuals. Whoever you are, whatever your needs, and in whatever stage of life you find yourself, Dr. Macleod can help.

What counseling methods does Dr. Macleod use?
Dr. Macleod is trained in a wide variety of theories and techniques. She uses a proactive approach highlighting methods from the experiential, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, and family systems theories. The techniques Dr. Macleod chooses to use are completely governed by the specific needs of each client.

Does Dr. Macleod offer any other service?
Yes. In addition to her psychotherapy work, she is a certified Parent Coordinator. In this role Dr. Macleod can help divorced couples to reduce conflicts in a manner that is beneficial to their minor child(ren).

Is all of my information kept private and confidential?
Absolutely! Maintaining confidentiality is a hallmark of ethical psychotherapy. Dr. Macleod will not reveal the content of her discussions, nor reveal anything a client shares unless she is provided a written release from the client. However, if she finds that you are a threat to either yourself or to someone else she is required by law to seek immediate help for you and/or to warn those who are threatened. Dr. Macleod will be happy to answer any further question or concern(s) you may have about confidentiality either when you contact her or during your first counseling session.

How long are appointments, and when are appointments available?
Dr. Macleod schedules 60-minute therapy sessions and her hours are flexible. She does see clients in the evening Monday–Friday and on some Saturdays. Please contact her for more information.

How often will I see Dr. Macleod?
Dr. Macleod sees clients usually once a week or at a minimum once every two weeks. The decision about how far apart the sessions are scheduled is based on the needs of her clients and their work/life schedules.

What methods of payment does Dr. Macleod accept?
Dr. Macleod will accept cash, checks, debit cards, and most credit cards.

Does Dr. Macleod accept insurance?
Yes. Currently, she is accepting clients who have Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, Cigna, United Health Care, CompCare, LifeSynch, ComPsych, Humana, Integrated Health Plan, Tricare South, APS, Value Options, Wellpoint, Value Options EAP Commercial Short Term Non-Medical Counseling Network and their EAP Military One Source (MOS) Short Term Non-Medical Counseling Network Carebridge EAP Program. Dr. Macleod is establishing relationships with other insurance companies and is expecting to be able to accept clients who have other insurance shortly. If you do not see your insurance company listed here contact her.

Do you take Medicaid (Universal First) insurance? What about Medicare?
No, unfortunately, as much as I would like to I am not able at this time to see anyone with Medicaid insurance including Universal First. As for Medicare, while I am not able to see clients having Medicare coverage, if you have secondary insurance and it is with one of the insurance companies I work with then we might be able to work together. However, before contacting me, please call your insurance to make certain your secondary insurance can be used for our counseling sessions.

If I don’t have mental health coverage with my medical insurance or if I choose not to use my insurance, what is the cost of the counseling?
Dr. Macleod offers a sliding payment scale for those clients whose insurance does not include mental health benefits or who choose not to use their mental health benefits. Please contact her to learn more.

If I have questions that come up between appointments, can I email Dr. Macleod?
Yes. Dr. Macleod will accept emails from you. She knows that questions arise at odd times making emailing an ideal way to check in. She does not, however, do phone or online counseling at this time.

Where is the Dr. Macleod’s office?
The office is in the Executive Suites building located in the Cory Lakes Professional Office Park in New Tampa. To get there take either Bruce B. Downs Blvd. or Morris Bridge Road to Cross Creek Blvd. Once at Cross Creek follow these directions:

From Bruce B. Downs Blvd.: Turn onto Cross Creek Blvd. Go east for 2.1 miles. There are two entrances into the Corey Lake Professional Park. Go right at the second (furthest) entrance. Once there the Executive Suite office building is directly ahead at the rear of the parking area. Parking is free and available.

From Morris Bridge Road: Turn onto Cross Creek Blvd. Go west for 2.1 miles. Turn left into the Corey Lake Professional Park’s first entrance. The Executive Suite office building is directly ahead at the rear of the parking area. Parking is free and available.

Dr. Valerie Macleod

10335 Cross Creek Boulevard
Suite #1
Tampa, Florida 33647

Phone: 813-333-1153


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