As a close suburb of Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach relies heavily on its larger city connections. Just as the town relies on others through independence, so do the people of the city have to rely on others from time to time. There is no shame in seeking help if you are struggling mentally or emotionally.

If you are facing hardship in your life, you can turn to confidential Atlantic Beach-area counselors. These therapists are trained and licensed to help you with all areas of your personal life. Contact a therapist to get started.

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Julie Featherman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, career challenges, and other various stage of life concerns. I also have extensive training and experience working with clients with body-focused repetitive behaviors such as trichotillomania and skin-picking. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental and I believe in treating all people with respect and compassion. My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Melissa Klemkosky

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida, Virginia and DC. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches. My approach is individualized and based on the needs of each person. I treat everyone with respect, dignity, and am nonjudgmental. I believe we all have the answers on how we can live our best life and therapy is a way for us to tap into those answers. I take a collaborative approach with your treatment, as you are the expert on your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Daniele Trevathan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,MCAP,SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience. I have an extensive background with addictions, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also work with personality disorders and those who will benefit from DBT skills. I believe that as a therapist I help you to become the best version of yourself. My job is to give you the skills to manage difficulties when they occur. Situations occur that you may not feel equipped to handle. Let me give you support to help you get through and gain insight about yourself and your ability to handle things in the future. I provide a comfortable and non-intrusive environment. I work with people to help them develop a strong sense of self, learn to have healthier relationships, learn mindfulness, distress tolerance skills and other ways to regulate their emotions, reduce anxiety and learn to be less impulsive. If you have moments when you think you should reach out for help or support, even if the thoughts are fleeting, I encourage you to reach out to me for support.

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Victoria Baca

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. It has been my pleasure to foster great rapport with my previous clients by helping them navigate the difficulties and challenges of their lives. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings. I specialize in individual counseling and I have worked with children, adolescents, and families. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, domestic violence, and immigration/acculturation problems. My theoretical orientation is eclectic, combining cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral approaches with mindfulness and motivational interviewing. My approach to therapy comes from the belief that every individual is their own expert and possesses the inner wisdom that guides them to find the right path, and my role as a counselor, is to help uncover your inner wisdom and resiliency.

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David Shirly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor currently working out of Florida and have been doing counseling work for over 7 years. The foundation of my personal orientation is that "the client is the most important person in the therapeutic process." Building on client strengths is something I use in my sessions to really try and understand the client and help facilitate them to make the changes they want to make in their lives. I have 7 years of experience working with clients in the group setting and individual settings. My specialty lies within anger management, depression and anxiety. I love listening to people and helping them find the tools to achieve their goals.

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Joseph Monteleone

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 27 years of experience. I utilize several different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Neuro Linguistic Programming. Humor is something else I often use in therapy. I provide brief psychotherapy, usually lasting no more than eight sessions. My job is to give you some tools to help you along your journey, and then get out of your way. My hope is that I can help you learn to cope with life's roadblocks and realize your dreams. I'm going to be honest. If you are looking to spend five years in therapy exploring everything that ever happened to you and trying to figure out who you are, I'm not your guy. I'm sure there are plenty of therapists on Better Help that will help you with that. No hard feelings:-).

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Isis Daaga

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.S.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Isis and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 8 years of experience. I have worked professionally as a counselor, school counselor, and motivational therapist. I have worked with clients to navigate a wide range of challenges including anxiety, ADHD, relationship challenges, parenting and family issues, depression, and women's issues. I believe in an integrative approach to therapy. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. I like to meet people where they're at with techniques that will be beneficial for them. My philosophy is to give people the tools they need to create positive change. I can help effectively evaluate your situation, and empower you with different strategies that will be beneficial in working through these challenges. I ensure that you feel that with me you are in a safe place to grow and explore. It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take steps towards creating that life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tiffany Cutler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Georgia Harrison

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Elena Parsons

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Cancer is a frightening diagnosis. It can conjure up thoughts of spending long periods of time in difficult treatment, feeling ill, suffering and possibly even dying. If you or a loved one has cancer or any other life threatening illness, it is important to learn the physical, emotional and spiritual tools to help you through this challenging time. Everyone’s experience is different which is why I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. With over 35 years experience as a licensed counselor, I have worked with addictions, mental illness, couples & family therapy, chronic illness, coping with life changes, grief and loss. My specialty lies with chronic illnesses, especially cancer, since it was so pronounced in my family while growing up. I am certified as an Interactive Guided Imagery ℠ Practitioner helping clients draw on their own inner resources to find creative ways to problem solve and to support healing. The greatest challenge to a life threatening diagnosis is often your own inexperience facing what seems so insurmountable. There is no good reason you should take this journey alone. That is where the support of counseling steps in providing a listening ear, help with the anxiety and stress that often accompanies this type of diagnosis and providing helpful referral information. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Atlantic Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Atlantic Beach can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Atlantic Beach that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Atlantic Beach. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Atlantic Beach, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Atlantic Beach region and in the state of Florida. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Atlantic Beach or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Atlantic Beach area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Atlantic Beach therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Atlantic Beach, elsewhere in Duval, or in the greater state of Florida.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Atlantic Beach area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Atlantic Beach therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Atlantic Beach due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Atlantic Beach may not take health insurance, some in the state of Florida may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Atlantic Beach online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Atlantic Beach, Florida working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Atlantic Beach psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Atlantic Beach above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Atlantic Beach helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Atlantic Beach therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Atlantic Beach therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Atlantic Beach?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Atlantic Beach therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Atlantic Beach therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Atlantic Beach therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Atlantic Beach therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in FL, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 32233 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Atlantic Beach counselor?

Before seeing your Atlantic Beach therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Atlantic Beach.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Atlantic Beach licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Atlantic Beach counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Atlantic Beach, Florida can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Atlantic Beach has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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