Community-Based Services

SequelCare of Florida

SequelCare of Florida

Notice of Privacy Practices

SequelCare of Florida has been serving children and families for more than 15 years. We currently provide mental health and Children's Targeted Case Management services for approximately 1,000 children and families in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. We provide therapeutic foster homes for children in the foster care system in the St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. Ninety percent of counseling services are provided in the family's home, the child's school, the child's daycare and/or in the community. SequelCare of Florida specializes in the treatment of severe behavioral disorders, severe mental health disorder, trauma-specific services, and cross-over youth (DJJ and DCF involvement) as well as working with stabilizing and strengthening families.

Programs Offered

  • Foster homes to provide services for sibling groups, children with severe mental health disorders and/or severe behavioral problems (Specialized therapeutic foster homes and therapeutic foster home)
  • Children's Targeted Case Management
  • Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services
  • Bio-Psychosocial Assessments
  • In-Depth Assessment
  • Treatment Plan Development
  • Treatment Plan Review
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy/Family Therapy
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Mental health and substance services are provided in the office, home, school or community
  • Behavior Analysis Therapy and/or Consultation for children 1-18 with a developmental and/or behavioral diagnosis
  • Specialty programming for: behavioral problems, ADHD, trauma counseling, working with foster care youth, adolescents, families experiencing difficulties and parenting

Student Profile

  • Age 4 to 90
  • Youth in the foster care and child welfare system
  • Families in crisis
  • Children and adults with behavioral difficulties
  • Children and adults with ADHD
  • Children and adults who require trauma counseling
  • Families who require parenting services
  • Foster homes: ages 4 to 17 years old

Whom Do We Serve?

SequelCare of Florida provides an array of services to anyone who is in need and qualifies for our programs. Our foster home programs require the child to be in foster care and meet eligibility requirements as outlined through the Specialized Therapeutic Foster Home Medicaid program. Our community-based care counseling and case management services are at no cost or with a modest co-payment to the individual to anyone having the following Medicaid insurances: Amerigroup, Cenpatico/Sunshine Health, Comprehensive Behavioral, Harmony Staywell/Healthease, Magellan Behavioral Health, United Healthcare Services and Florida Medicaid. SequelCare of Florida does provide counseling services on a sliding scale fee for those who don't qualify under these insurance policies.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Carisa Fleissner
Executive Director of Florida Operations
Phone: 727-547-0607

Foster Home Referrals:
Marcy Crosby

Phone: 727-547-0607 Ext. 112

Counseling or Case Management Referrals: Pinellas
Tameria Houston

Phone: 727-547-0640

Counseling or Case Management Referrals: Pasco/Hernando
Gabriela Pelaytay

Phone: 727-494-7609 ext 3

Behavior Analysis referrals:
Kacie Sears

Phone: 727-547-0607 ext 133

Not sure which program?
Contact Steve Gilbert
Phone: 712-310-9395
Email for more information