Travis holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology (2007) from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2005) from the University of Central Florida. Placing a strong emphasis on maintaining a solid, trusting relationship with his client's, Travis has worked extensively with individuals, couples, groups, and families on resolving a wide variety of mental health concerns. Travis has provided therapeutic services to adolescents who have entered the justice system for a variety of reasons and to individuals and families impacted by the natural disasters Central Florida has faced in recent years. Travis's areas of expertise include:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
In addition, Travis has helped individuals under professional and academic duress working as an academic tutor, corporate consultant, and personal trainer which has provided him with valuable experience and insight into many of the challenges people face in their day to day lives. Travis uses his training in the fields of individual psychotherapy, marriage and family therapy, clinical hypnosis and his other professional experiences to tailor his therapeutic approach to meet his client's needs.
Annie very excited about seeing clients' today. She ran right to the waiting room and greeted everyone shortly after this was taken.
Travis has been a great help to me as I develop skills to deal with anxiety. With his help I am better able to cope and respond appropriately to life events. I am grateful for his caring manner and calming demeanor. I once again have hope and confidence to face each day with a smile.
- J G. 3/22/2020
Mr. Travis McBride/Owner/Therapist (STARTING POINT M.H.) has helped me more in 2 years of weekly therapy than any psychiatrist. If you would like to try a different approach to your anxiety without prescriptions, try something like therapy. i could not have improved as much in the last 2 years without the help of STARTING POINT M.H.
- Eddie L. 11/5/2019
Travis has been very helpful I was having some mental issues, he was able to help me. He is very professional, compassionate and caring. He is very knowledgeable on what he does as a therapist.
- Ivette L. 9/21/2019
Travis is not only a great therapist, but shows trues compassion for his patients. He gives great advice and follows through with his program. Highly recommended
- Patricia H. 9/21/2019
Travis is very thorough and competent and keeps a pleasant and comforting office atmosphere His analysis comes with recommended concrete actions so you are able to put therapeutic theory into practice.
- Eileen S. 8/30/2019
Travis is great! Professional but also very down to earth and easy to talk to. Highly recommend!
- angela r. 8/27/2019
I was so hesitant about even going to talk to anyone, I researched every therapist near me and starting point was the only place, that after reading their reviews, that I wanted to go. He had a waiting list and I didn’t expect to hear back for awhile but not even a week later I got a call from Holly saying they had an opening, I knew I had to go. Seeing And talking to Travis honestly helped me so much, more than anyone truly understands. I was a complete wreck walking in there for the first time. I had been through so much and have kept everything to myself over the years, I struggled with awful anxiety and depression. Travis truly wants everyone to succeed. He is so understanding and compassionate to each persons struggles and will do anything to help you be able to deal with it. He was honestly so easy to talk to. I truly appreciate everything y’all did for me.
- Tori M. 8/26/2019
I have been seeing Dr. Travis for over 2 years now and he has helped tremendously with my anxiety. He is always available when needed and very knowledgeable in regards to anxiety and effective ways to control it.
- Jennifer D. 6/31/2019
This therapy has helped so much!! I began going to Travis about 4 or 5 months ago while I was at school and it has helped tremendously. Travis works very hard to make it a comfortable situation especially with how uncomfortable therapy can be. It was so relieving beginning to understand why I am the way I am and begin working on ways to change my patterns. Therapy is so beneficial and Travis made it so much more so.
- Its R. 4/29/2019
Travis really is the best! After reading many amazing reviews I decided to pursue therapy. Travis educated and helped me to deal with and manage the struggles I was facing in my relationship and day to day life. He’s so patient and kind and really wants you to succeed.
- Christina L. 4/6/2019
I chose Dr. Travis's practice after reading all his amazing reviews and I am grateful I did. He is professional, kind, understanding and truly loves helping people.
- Michelle M. 3/4/2019
Doctor Travis is very smart and understanding, he is also very fun and relaxing to talk with. He has been helping me get over my anxiety and I feel that it has really been working.
- Wyatt B. 2/29/2019
Travis, Holly and the furbabies are awesome. Travis has helped with our daughter being able to communicate her feelings. He has gone out of his way to call after hours to check up on how things are going. He really does care about his patients.
- Stacie H. 2/10/2019
Travis is the best! I was referred to Starting Point a few months ago. Travis has been the only one able to bring me out of my shell. He has helped me so much & continues to help me when no one else could. I am a completely different person already because of him. Travis is knowledgeable, professional & someone you can trust. I highly recommend Starting Point!
- Crystal T. 9/2/2018
God sent Travis to me about 8 months ago. I have had anxiety for the last 17 years. everyone had ways for me to deal with it but never told me what it was. until Travis explained the physical make up of anxiety and I was on my way to recovery right off. attacks few and far between now. thank you Travis. God Bless You.
- matt j. 8/19/2018
Travis and Holly are honestly some of the best people I’ve ever encountered. I had seen Travis for a little over a year, and with his help I am AEONS from where I was when I started seeing him. He listens, and he pulls from different aspects of your personality to help connect in order to fully maximize the effects of your sessions. Extremely welcoming & comforting, and not to mention all the German shepherds! If you want real healing & be able to learn techniques to better your day to day life instead of just being handed a prescription that only acts as a mental bandaid, you’ll never find a better place. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for me! You guys are the best.
- Paige R. 8/14/2018
This place has been a blessing for me, after struggling with severe anxiety and panic attacks for 2 years I can say I finally feel a lot better and hopeful for the future .The therapist Travis has help me so much to understad and manage the reasons for my anxiety .The office feels safe and the dog Sirk is the sweetest .Travis and his wife are really nice people and easy to talk to .I totally recommend this place to anyone who is struggling and in need of hope .
- Jennifer C. 8/3/2018
I have to say Travis is a God send to me, he has been trying to help me deal with my enemy thoughts and to drive past them. Travis doesn’t need all that foo foo stuff in his office just to look like the Jones, he is the foo foo stuff and that’s all I need and dogs are an animal that soothes and loves you unconditionally and if you’re uncomfortable with them just let him know. Don’t come on here complaining about the dog stuff when most of the time people like having a dog around for comfort and security. Travis is for real and not a stuffy Therapist he is thoughtful and genuinely wants to help.
- Stephania S. 5/13/2018
Since I have started therapy with Travis McBride ... I am understand all that has happened to me and what I need to do to get better... Travis is very understanding when you need to just talk about things that are bothering you .... I will continue with him and his wife until I know I am better .... Thank you Travis and Holly for being there 🙂
- Lisa R. 2/5/2018
I have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar spectrum Disorder, Mr Mc Bride has been a lighthouse in the darkness. We relate well, and I'm am no longer so very afraid. Working with Travis has been a God send.
- Kelly G. 6/17/2017
Travis has been very helpful with my partner and I. His logical approach to therapy is refreshing. I appreciate his professionalism and kindness.
- Jami P. 6/13/2017
I've been seeing Travis since February and I couldn't be happier. I have been in therapy since I was a child and have never had an experience like this. I love his straight forward, no nonsense, approach and his willingness to go the extra mile for his clients. He has not only helped my mental illness but my physical and mental well being as well. I would recommend him to anyone! Starting Point is the perfect name for his business. For me it was the start of getting my life together.
- lluna f. 5/16/2017
Travis is a renown therapist that applies his understanding of the human condition to his therapy. It is a harmonious expression of empathy combined with a complex understanding of mindful awareness. I cannot imagine a person willing to embrace change that would not benefit from his services which are professional and up to date.
- Derrick B. 6/27/2016
Travis and his staff are amazing to work with. Everyone there is friendly, and makes you feel right at home! Travis has done amazing work with my daughter, and in the process helped my family as a whole!
- Cheredy F. 5/10/2016
I have heard nothing but amazing things about the counselors & their receptionist has exceptional customer service!
- Sasha K. 5/7/2016
I am uplifted every time I leave CFMHA. I like that the staff knows what I'm going through and truly cares.
- fuck g. 5/2/2016
Doc Travis is the best, he listened to me, UnderstandS, helps. Goes above and beyond his job. I highly recommend him
- Kathy C. 4/21/2016
Travis Daisy and Jasime have helped me alot and my experience here has been great...
- Zack B. 1/26/2016
This has been the best experience my son and I have had in ten years. From the front desk person to the therapists. Caring and knowledgeable. Travis has an excellent staff and he is by far the best Therapist I have ever taken my son to for therapy. When my grandson needed help my daughter took him to Travis. What more is needed to be said. Thank you Travis to you and your staff
- Kathryn S. 1/14/2016
Travis and his staff are pleasant and courteous and make me feel special. Every time I walk in the door, Annie, a certified therapy dog, runs to me and gives me love. I do not think I could survive without that office, and hope never to have to find out.
- Lezley L. 1/9/2016
I went to so many therapists that I lost interest in going to anyone. Years later my primary doctor recommended that I go see Travis and I did. That was the best decision I made. I always had a hard time opening up and sharing my issues because I did not want to be judged. After the first month I found myself opening up about issue's I never thought I would disclose. Travis made me feel so comfortable. he is caring and compassionate. Travis really cares about his patients. he let me talk about issue's at my own pace, and that was very important to me. When I had rough days' I would text Travis and he would get back to me in a timely manner and talk me through it. I have moved out of state and I have tried to find another therapist like Travis but no such luck. I was so lucky to have someone like Travis in my life when I was at a dead end with all other therapists I had seen. I will always be grateful that he always made time for me no matter what. He is so caring and has a abundance of patience. I will always have my ups and downs but I have the knowledge to get through most of my issues. I take myself back to the therapy sessions I had and think about how Travis would tell me how to handle it and honestly It has helped me in so many ways. I am so thankful to have had him. He is the best!
- Tammy T. 1/2/2016
I came to Central Florida Mental Health Associates hoping to deal with some severe emotional and mental baggage. It was my first time going to a mental health counselor of any kind so I was understandably nervous, but Travis and the staff there immediately put me at ease (they have a wonderful therapy dog). I have never been one to easily open up, but Travis made me feel like I'd known him my whole life and I found it very easy to share and talk with him. Even after I moved away from the area and was not technically a client, Travis continued to support me and help with any difficulties I had. Travis is a true professional and someone I am very happy to call a friend.
- Karl M. 1/1/2016
Travis was easy to talk to and learn from. He is a relatable person and creates a very comfortable environment, and helped give me the tools to resolve a number of challenges in my life.
- Tyler M. 11/15/2015
Very in depth teaching of symptoms as well as addressing them. Travis is pretty approachable and easy to talk with, so it's a more relaxed atmosphere. I recommend him if you're in the area. Plus a nice staff and cute therapy dog.
- Daniel O. 7/11/2015
I am very fortunate that I have came across compassionate individuals of who is there to support me in every way possible to receive the proper care that I need to get better . Travis and his staff members are very friendly and very professional. They have provided me excellent satisfaction to meet my needs. They deserve more than a five rating. They are like family to me.
- Stefanie K. 7/10/2015
I started seeing (Travis McBride) Feb 2015
I am going throw some family and work relate issues, He made me realize for the first time there more to life on the other side of the fence he uses real-world experiences that made you field comfortable by using his own technics. Thank to Annie his certify theraphy dog she made my section constable you are the "BEST"
Thank you, Travis.......
- Carmen D. 3/7/2015
Highly skilled in his trade, I recommend anyone having any need for counseling to seek help here. Quickly and easily diagnosed and helped me deal with what I thought were very complex issues in a matter of a few visits.
- Tony C. 1/26/2015
Deciding to seek help from Travis has been one of the best choices I’ve made in a while. I was a bit hesitant before our first visit, however, he made me feel comfortable and like he truly cared right away. Travis has taught me many things. For example; he doesn’t just “tell” you what is going on, he fully informs you, gives examples, practices it with you, and explains it in a way that is easy to make a connection with and understand. Every time a visit ends, I leave with clarity, new ways of integrating what I’ve learned, and ultimately feeling better about myself. Travis is insightful and genuinely shows interest in your well-being. I am truly thankful for all of the help he has given me.
- Em. U. 1/17/2015
I was very comfortable with Travis and was able to speak easily with him. I was able to speak openly right away which made it far easier to walk through issues that I could not resolve for a very long time until I spoke with him. It was wonderful to come to a final decision and be very happy with my choice.
- Joan C. 5/7/2014
Travis Mcbride is the best counselor I have ever been to. His work ethics are remarkable and he always seems to pinpoint the problem and show me how to approach life in a more rational way. I have really gained some knowledge on how to accomplish goals and set myself free of unrealistic thoughts. I definitely would recommend him.
- Bonnie L. 10/6/2013
I was hesitant about seeking counseling at first,thinking I could fix anything on my own.Then I met Travis and we connected immediately. His honest,sincere and candid interaction was truly refreshing and let me know I was in the right place. Travis instantly validated my issues and began showing me how to deal with them effectively. He is very down to earth and honest with a touch of humor.I had little hope of solving any concerns I had at our first session,but I left with a definitely different outlook.I have never left a session with Travis feeling I did not make personal progress. I highly reccommend Travis to anyone!
- Bill M. 9/30/2013
Travis really cares about his patients! He is very passionate and professional about his work. I went to several other therapists before finding him and they just didn't get results. Travis really helped me get my life going back in the right direction. He's as real as it gets. I recommend him highly!
- Dr. B. 9/22/2013
I have been to a couple other therapists, but none have been as helpful as Travis. Many times, a therapist will listen (or pretend to listen), but not really offer any helpful insights. This is where Travis excels. He is able to provide not only advice on how to deal with the issue (person or situation), but can also offer examples of how to fix the issue.
Travis does this without being demeaning - and with a total interest in outcome. He wants you to tell him the issue - and he partners with you to deal with it. Do not let the fact that he is not an old man influence your judgement of his wisdom. He has many real-world experiences - not just as a therapist. I'm completely satisfied with Travis' work. He definitely has helped me --- a lot.
- St V. 9/21/2013
Very understand to the delicate needs of each individual person. Thank you for your assistance with my business and personal issues. Highly recommend to everyone.