Fernandina Beach has a long history of battles and occupations from early colonial times, but has settled into a nice quiet suburb of Jacksonville. Life too can sometimes be filled with small battles and changes in allegiance. When life seems uncertain and you are not sure how to get to the other side, it helps to have someone impartial to talk to.

Counselors in the Fernandina Beach area are available to offer that guidance. These licensed therapists are able to give you a fresh perspective and discover your own allegiances and goals. If you are finding yourself caught in an internal battle, contact a counselor today.

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Karen Phillips

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety of people and concerns. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety and relationship challenges. I have significant experience working with clients who experienced trauma or emotional abuse as children. My therapy style is collaborative and client centered. I believe each person is unique and has their own story, their own challenges and their own needs. I approach therapy from a humanistic perspective and use a variety of methods to help my clients. I have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I am open to working with my clients using the tools and methods they find most useful. I enjoy collaborating with my clients to help them find solutions to challenges, improve their well-being and support them in their journey.

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Christine Rodriguez

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. My life’s journey has led me to work alongside those who are in need of support and guidance through times that can be difficult to navigate. My social work lens allows me to see people's strengths and struggles in the context of their whole person situations. I strive to help individuals explore their unique circumstances in order to seek solutions for a more balanced life. I work from a trauma informed framework using a variety of modalities and techniques so that I may offer person specific guidance, tools and skills. I have the most professional and personal experience working with military associated individuals and families. I have spent the last several years working with local children and families in child welfare. Additionally, I have enjoyed working with the aging community and look forward to partnering with those from varying walks of life. I love my work and hope I can build a therapeutic alliance with you that can lead to a more fulfilling life.

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Tracy Beer

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

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in the state of Indiana and Florida, I have been providing therapy for individuals and families since 2014. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, regulating their emotions for various reasons, and self esteem issues. I like to give clients tools to help them be successful in coping throughout their life. It is important to me to make sure clients can regulate their emotions and have the tools to build their confidence and trust themselves and recognize the signs that they need extra support. I use various methods including motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with individuals. I meet the clients where they are, and come from a strengths based perspective, working with clients in a caring, non judgmental way. I assist individuals to gain insight on the barriers they are facing, and move through those so they can become the best version of themselves. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you.

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Jessica Manley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

................... Openings on Nights and Saturday. ........................................... Let me introduce myself I am Jessica Manley licensed Mental Health Therapist in Florida with over 18 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I have worked over 16 years in private practice with clients with a wide range of concerns. Including depression, addictions, grief, suicidal loss, anxiety, LGBTQIA2A+, loss to over dose, first responder issues, Covid long haulers, therapists and counselors working with their needs, and relationship issues. I also work well with individuals with heavy medical diagnoses, auto immune disorders, terminal sickness, and sickness that has not been diagnosed yet.

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Gisela Delgadillo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. I have also worked with clients with substance abuse issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I consider each session to be a safe space where the individual can be open and candid without the fear of judgement. I believe in listening intently to the stories the client brings to the sessions. I understand that everyone is unique and that goals should be tailored specifically to the individual’s needs and style of communication. I treat everyone with empathy, compassion, and respect. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and solution focus therapies. My experience is varied I have worked with couples, families and individuals. I use a systemic approach. I look at each individual and how he or she interacts as a member of the family. Understanding family dynamics facilitates the sessions. I work with the client to look for patterns of behaviors that can be altered to have a better outcome. If you are ready to start working towards a happier and healthier life, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Vanessa West

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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. I am a strong believer that everyone has the power within themselves to truly heal from any past hurts and to return back to their pure joyful state of existence and be happy in one’s life sometimes we just need a little hope and inspiration and guiding force to get back on track!!! I can be that guidance you may need !!!

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Loris Mccorvey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a dedicated therapist, I possess extensive experience and an unwavering passion for helping individuals overcome their challenges. My specialized expertise lies in working with a diverse range of clients, including adolescents and adults, and I have successfully assisted individuals facing a wide spectrum of behavioral and mental health issues. These include anxiety disorders, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault, and various other concerns. Guided by an empowering approach, I prioritize leveraging clients' strengths to help them navigate life's stressors with resilience. My commitment to evidence-based practice is evident in my utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a foundation. Over the course of 12 years, I have immersed myself in the behavioral health field, beginning as a first responder victim advocate and subsequently serving as a school social worker. These experiences have provided me with profound insights into the challenges faced by individuals struggling with trauma, abuse, loss and grief, self-esteem issues, dependency, and more. I am dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of these issues and continuously expanding my knowledge to better serve my clients. My ultimate goal is to identify the therapy techniques that align most harmoniously with clients' personalities and help them achieve their treatment goals. As an African American/Caribbean woman, I possess a heightened sensitivity to cultural needs and recognize the critical importance of tailoring my approach to meet the unique requirements of each individual. By acknowledging and respecting diverse cultural backgrounds, I ensure a therapeutic environment that is inclusive and conducive to meaningful growth and healing.

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Stephanie Vega

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. As someone who has been trained to address the various challenges that adults may face, I have the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, or relationship problems, I'm here to provide you with a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we can work towards developing strategies to help you cope with life's challenges, build resilience, and achieve your goals. I understand that being an adult can come with its own unique set of challenges and stressors, and that it can be difficult to open up to someone you don't know. That's why I strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. You can trust that I will always listen to you with empathy and respect, and that I will work with you to find solutions that are tailored to your unique needs. If you're looking for a therapist who can help you navigate life's challenges, I'm here to help. Let's work together to help you build the skills and resilience you need to thrive in the years ahead.

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Christina Holt

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

I am licensed in Florida with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients manage a number of challenges including stress and anxiety, parenting issues, depression, and ADHD. My approach in counseling varies based on individual needs but overall I embrace a person-centered approach informed by cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused strategies. It takes a great deal of strength and courage to seek support and my goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are, to listen without judgment, to genuinely understand your goals and needs in the therapy relationship, and to do everything in my power to support you on your personal journey.

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Chaconna Downs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients relieve stress, anxiety, and relationship issues. Processing and overcoming trauma and abuse, and improving motivation, self-esteem, and confidence are other areas where I excel. 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. It takes courage to seek help and take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Fernandina Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina Beach, elsewhere in Nassau, 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina Beach online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina Beach?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Fernandina 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.

Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 32034 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 Fernandina Beach counselor?

Before seeing your Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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 Fernandina 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.

Fernandina 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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