Deanna McCaskill

Deanna McCaskill

Email: deannag.mccaskill@gmail.com 

Clinic Location: 2441 West State Road 426, Suite 1071, Oviedo, FL 32765, USA

Professional Information

Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/366615 

Profession: Licensed Professional Counselors 

Completed Clinician Awareness Program: Yes 

Telehealth: Video, Phone 

Insurance Providers Accepted: 

Specialties: Anxiety, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Self-Harming, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD 

Have you completed the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative Clinician Awareness Program: Yes 

Have you completed the Cigna Cultural Competence Course: No

Have you completed the University of Central Florida Trauma Management Therapy Training Course: No

Cost per session: $

Sliding Scale: Yes

License: MS, Mental Health Counseling

Highest Degree Awarded: MS, Mental Health Counseling

University that Awarded: Capella University

Biography: 

First responders are under even more pressure now more than ever. Always putting others first is admirable but can come with a great cost. You may have lost people close to you and stopped taking care of yourself. You may have received messages that asking for help is a sign of weakness. I know first-hand that asking for help is extremely difficult. My late maternal grandfather was a volunteer firefighter in New York, and hearing his stories first sparked my interest in first responders. I had the opportunity to begin the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative Clinician Awareness Program in 2020 and completed it in 2021. This immersive experience was impactful, yet this offered a glimpse into my understanding of how hard your job is. What I do know is how to recognize burnout. I promise to give it to you straight every time.

My main passion is helping sufferers of eating disorders. This is a highly misunderstood and hidden battle that does not discriminate. Walking along many with other struggles such as self-harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, trauma, anxiety, and depression has been incredibly humbling. Everyone has a different story that led them to who and where they are today. I am trained in trauma therapies used by the VA as well as several other therapies; however, I am not afraid to admit that I am not a typical therapist. My style involves more of a conversation about the tough things, and I do not scare easily.