Florida is quite the state to talk about. It’s a beautiful state where the sun always shines and there is an adventure around every corner. It’s home to some vast beaches and Disney World, the happiest place on earth. 

However, sometimes you aren’t the happiest person on earth, and no amount of fun seems to change that. That’s when your counselor comes in. A counselor can make your mental health shine like the sun again, and you’ll be as happy as Mickey Mouse waving at the guests at Disney World. 

 

This is Evan Burton's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
MA,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Evan, and I've been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida for a little over 6 years now. I've worked extensively with families and individuals, substance abuse, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety. My primary approaches to therapy revolve around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic or client centered, Solution focused, and Motivational Interviewing. When I begin a counseling session, I determine which approaches to use based on the response I get from my client. If somet...

This is Julie Baker's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

You deserve to live a fulfilled life with meaning and joy! I am excited to support you in promoting your mental health and well-being with our therapy sessions. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with 5 years of experience in providing therapy to couples, families, and individuals. I have specialized training, experience, and interest in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, phase of life issues for transitional age youth, and eating disorders. I have a background in working in community outpa...

This is Karen Boggs's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been in practice over 10 years providing individual, couples, and group therapy. I came to this profession a little later in life than many. This has granted me the opportunity to pull from my life experiences in being able to relate to my clients on a very personal level. I hope to provide not only a sense of support but a pathway to exploring your deeper self while addressing both short term and long term needs and goals. My experience with critically ill and hospice clients has given me a passion to work wi...

This is Carol Tallant's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMHC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

You’re going through life feeling like no one hears you. You’re afraid to let people see the real you because you fear rejection. Or maybe you’re struggling with figuring out who you really are? You spend a lot of time either trying to avoid and numb out or managing intense emotions associated with memories, flashbacks, or nightmares. Or you have intense emotions but aren’t really sure where they’re coming from and others say you overreact. You are easily startled when someone slams a door or yells or drops something. You feel like no one understands. And it’s exh...

This is Joel Senor's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMHC,NCC
Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I have been working in the field of mental health and addictions for over 10 years, and I love what I do for a living. When working with client’s my goal is to help address the core issues that are driving the behaviors that are causing problems in a person’s life and my goal is to take the journey with you to solve it using the client’s strengths. I deliver counseling using various techniques depending on the client’s needs. My favorite approach and one I find most effective for many of the problems cli...

This is Tri'na Blackshear-Calloway's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
MS,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 11 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. I have worked with clients in several environments to include the community as well as corrections. I have an open mind and want to provide a warm and encouraging environment. I want to encourage all of my clients by letting them know that trouble does not always last. The clients that I have worked with have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, physical and emotio...

This is Paul Muenzmay's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Paul Muenzmay (Munz-may). I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I received my Masters Degree in Community Psychology from Springfield College campus in Tampa, FL. The idea behind Community Psychology is that there are many people who make decisions about “the client”; sometimes without their knowledge. It is my responsibility as the therapist to interact with each of those people and we function as a team in order to meet “the client”at the point of their need. After receiving my Masters degree, I also underwent two years of supervision where ...

This is Constance Raines's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello my name is Constance, I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Virginia and Florida. I have 7 years of experience employed in behavioral health facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, correctional centers, and also providing medical social work/ therapy to oncology, emergent, and crisis patients in the hospital setting. Focusing on the client through a strength-based approach and building resilience is key in obtaining a therapeutic relationship and striving for successfully outcome. My professional experience includes working with adul...

This is Katreva Dupont's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Florida. I earned a Master of Social Work degree specializing in Physical and Mental Health from Baylor University, Texas. Many of my clients find me when they’re feeling discouraged or overwhelmed. They often know they need more support, or that it’s time to make a big change, but they don’t know where to start. I help Teens, Adults and Older adults ages 65+ who struggling with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, PTSD and unexpected life changes. No matter your background, my goal is...

This is Ashley McNealy's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
Ashley,McNealy,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, my name is Ashley. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), in Florida with years of experience as a therapist. I have worked in broad range of concerns including troubled adolescence, anxiety, depression, anger management, bipolar disorder, PTSD, Mild Intellectual Disorder, long term-severe psychosis, gender identity, substance abuse, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, self-esteem. Additionally, I have been working in the field of criminal justice and mental health for over 10+years assisting individuals and families connect with local community...

This is Eileen OBrien Phelps's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Eileen OBrien Phelps. I'm a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience helping clients with depression, stress/anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. I also have experience helping people with substance abuse issues, domestic violence issues, and self-esteem. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland system Adlerian school of psychology at Bowie State University 1994. Over the years, I have helped many clients navigate through painful circumstances to find a new sense of purpose and strength. I feel as if my clients are ...

This is Susan Colby's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am an astute, outcome-oriented licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 15 years experience meeting the needs of diverse individuals from teens to adults. I have master of science in clinical psychology with a counseling specialty from Walden University. I also hold MCAP certification in Florida as a master certified addictions professional since 2018. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment, anger, substance use, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD....

This is Dr. Anderson Schuyler's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
Ed.D.,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Do you feel like you are getting in your own way, noticed a lower quality of life, or even not liking yourself? Have you been feeling more down, angry, worried, tired? Negative thinking like this not only drags you down mentally but will also have huge impacts on your quality of life. This may include your relationships, daily living activities, quality of work, socialization, eating and sleeping, and feeling exhausted or out of control. Imagine being able to take control of your thoughts, change your behaviors and lead the life you are wanting to lead. As a team...

This is Jamila Millette's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with a decade of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, discrimination, apathy, relationship issues, career challenges, and reintegration. I have also walked with those who have experienced various traumas may it be physical or mental. My therapy style is compassionate, challenging, and humorous. I am a certified yoga instructor and expressive arts enthusiast. I firmly believe in holding others with high regard. My ...

This is Robert Wendel Jr.'s avatar and link to their profile
Florida
LCSW,MSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Are you a Florida resident interested in Tele-Health services? Are you having mental health issues like depression, anxiety, stress. trauma, PTSD, anger / mood issues, substance use, or other symptoms? Or just need someone to talk to? If so, I am your Guy! Let me tell you a little about myself, My name is Robert “Bob” Wendel Jr. , LCSW, MSW and I am the CEO / Mental Health Professional who owns and operates New “U” Therapy Services LLC. I am a U. S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran and a Retired Police Officer (27 years). I have experience in Counseling and Therapy in ...

This is Marc Lavett's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Through partnership with individuals, I am able to serve as a change agent to assist in overcoming personal challenges to improve the quality of their life. Using a cognitive based approach (REBT), as a therapist I work collaboratively with clients to identify, restructure, and redirect their negative thoughts. The guiding tenet under which I offer therapeutic services is that our thoughts influence our behaviors and feelings. I have worked in a variety of environments since 1998, blending senior corporate leadership responsibilities into educational and therapeut...

This is Nancy Spitzer's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Florida, Utah, Texas, Kentucky, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Louisiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I might run a bit late to your session...

This is Cynthia Kelley's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Washington and Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Sean Malott's avatar and link to their profile
Florida
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Danielle Scanlon and I provide counseling and life coaching. I possess a variety of tools earned & learned from both lived and professional experience. My approach is to assist clients in doing the work needed for results by using a common sense, holistic and resilience based approach. One way this is done is to help you in creating realistic & attainable goals in an effort to increase personal empowerment and improved well- being. I grew up on the east coast where I completed my undergraduate studies in Sociology and moved west to obtain my Masters ...

How Can Therapists In Florida Support You?

therapist in Florida can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 10343500 people live in Florida, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Florida may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Florida Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Florida, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Florida may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Florida can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.