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.

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 4

Hello! My name is Erica Keller and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in the Tampa Bay Area. Prior to receiving my licensure, I provided counseling services as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern for two years. I have a wide range of experience working with children, teens and adults. I attended the University of Central Florida where I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Psychology. From there, I went on to attend the University of South Florida and earned my Masters o...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 25

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who brings over 25 years of experience. I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey where I earned both my BSW and MSW. I am a bilingual therapist, fluent in both Spanish and English. I am a client-centered therapist who helps people to reach their full potential by forming a supportive relationship based on active listening, accepting, and understanding. I help clients to identify their strengths and then build upon those strengths to develop goals, insights, and alternate methods of coping to initiate positive changes....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

My name is Marie Pierre-Canel, a mental health counselor licensed in Florida with over 3 years of experience working as a counselor and a life coach. I work with children, teenagers, and adults who are facing different types of challenges including problematic behaviors, distorted thoughts, and difficult relationships. We help improve self-esteem, replace negative self-talks with more positive ones, enhance ability to cope with life’s worries, and develop skills needed to effectively interact with others. I am very patient, dynamic, and culturally sensitive. I...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 11

Hello there! My name is Christina, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During the past decade of my professional practice, I have worked in a variety of care settings and different levels of care. My passion remains in providing individual therapy in a safe and healing space by joining with you on this journey. Whatever brings you into considering the therapy as a tool for improving your quality of life, my role is to create a space for exploring, questioning, learning, reducing distress, and building healthy coping skills to allow you to flourish. I have a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 27

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2001 and I have over 26 years experience working with children, adolescents and families that are experiencing behavioral, emotional and mental health difficulties. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem/self-worth, parent/child relationship issues, parenting difficulties, and those who struggle with ADD and ADHD symptoms. I have also worked with individuals that have experienced trauma, physical and emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm, un...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 25

Dr. Marie Smith I have received a Ph.D. and possess board licensure and certification at the state and national l level, as a licensed professional counselor, counselor supervisor, school counselor: k-12, educator and administrator. I have over 25 years of counseling experience. My clinical experiences have been across the age-span. I have provided treatment in schools, hospitals, clinics, and correctional facilities for adults and juveniles. My scope of professional practice crosses the age span, focusing on societal established transitional mile...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 5

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker passionate about helping others become their authentic selves. I have 15 years of experience working with youth and families in various settings and 5 years of experience providing clinical therapy services. I work with individuals of all ages struggling with a variety of mental health concerns and life challenges, including mood disorders, stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ related issues, trauma and abuse, grief/loss, divorce/separation, and eating disorders. My treatment modalities of expertise include Cognitive Be...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I work with my clients to set personalized goals and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. I am a Masters level clinician licensed in both Connecticut and Florida, as well as Board Certified National Counselor. Owning and operating in the private practice setting for the last 6 years. I have years of experience working with individuals on a wide range of issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Sexual Dysfunctions, Family Conflict, and more. I use a psychodynamic approach that utilizes eviden...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 30

I am licensed in Florida with 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. l utilize Mindfulness/Holistic based approaches as well as cognitive-behavioral therapies to assist clients in achieving personal growth. I believe my years as a student of Tai Chi and the martial arts has enhanced my ability to help others heal. I will offer a calm environment to assist you in exploring new paths to balance in your life. I believe the therapeutic relationship and a focus on the “here and now” are critical to this process. Connect with me by video or phone and tell me your ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 3

I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. My clinical work is rooted in my understanding that life, especially following the Covid-19 pandemic, is everything but straightforward. Our journeys often fluctuate between times of high points, low points, and times of difficult transitions. My clinical training and experiences have provided me with the ability to help clients who may be dealing with increased stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression. In addition, my strength-based clinical approach ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

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

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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. Signing up for therapy takes courage and you should feel proud for taking this first step!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Florida, New York and Ohio with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties; among other areas. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How To Find Counseling 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 near the Fernandina Beach 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

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, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals 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, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Fernandina Beach counselors 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 in Fernandina Beach
  • DBT in Fernandina Beach
  • Substance use therapy in Fernandina Beach
  • Couples therapy in Fernandina Beach

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Fernandina Beach, 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)

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 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 in Fernandina Beach: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Fernandina Beach: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Fernandina Beach: $100
  • Therapy in Fernandina Beach: $80

While many psychologists in Fernandina Beach may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Fernandina Beach and elsewhere throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Fernandina Beach above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Fernandina Beach 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

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:

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. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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 also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist 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 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 counselor 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 almost one million people in Fernandina Beach, FL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 32035 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Fernandina Beach can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Fernandina Beach Counselor? 

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist 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 counselors and 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. 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 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.

Is Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy 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 professional 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 professionals 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. In Fernandina Beach, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

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.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Counseling Platform

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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 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 with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Fernandina Beach.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Fernandina Beach:

32034, 32035