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Dana Stockhausen

Offering therapy in FL
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
11 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Dana I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and North Carolina with 11 years of experience. I am experienced in working with individuals who struggle with drug addiction( I do not work with pornography or sexual addiction) , PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, spirituality issues, and relationship issues. In addition, I have worked in clinical, residential and outpatient settings, men's maximum security prison setting, as well as private practice. It is my goal to foster a non-judgmental, trusting, caring, and safe space for you to freely discuss issues you are struggling with. I would describe my style as direct but empathetic. I believe in honesty and authenticity . There may be times that I may challenge you to push past your comfort zone in order to reach a breakthrough, but ultimately you are in control and I will honor your pace. I believe it takes great courage to engage in therapy so I applaud you and I am honored that you have chosen me to accompany you in the process. Disclaimer: Processing thoughts and feelings via TEXTING is limited and does not allow for rapport building, which is an essential element to the therapeutic relationship. if you prefer TEXTING as your primary means of communication please consider finding a therapist that can better meet your preference. Sorry in advance. Thank you. The majority of my availability is during business hours, I check messages periodically during each day.

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Maria Concepcion

Offering therapy in FL
License: MS.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hi, I like clients to feel as if they are chatting with a friend when in session and feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Be assured that I will provide you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your desired mental health goals. I have been a therapist for 13 years and do so with compassion, dedication and directness with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues at home, socially or at work. I also help those wishing to increase coping mechanisms when dealing with family/friends who abuse substances (co-dependency). By offering insightful, practical tools and informative interaction, using primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I will work with you every step of the way to bring about the changes you need to improve your thought processes and emotions. As I have stated, our work together will be direct and I will collaborate with you to facilitate a program personalized to your needs, helping you to make the necessary advancement you desire in your life. This will not only be talk- therapy sessions on a weekly basis, I will need your active participation through messaging and completing "assignments" to help us recognize your patterns of thoughts and feelings which then drive your behaviors, so that you can adjust and restructure them accordingly. I also have enjoyed professional experience providing spiritual guidance and reflection to foster personal growth and intimacy with the God of your understanding. Please, feel free to read the comments my past clients have voluntarily sent in about the results they have had working with me. I look forward to working together!

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Zoe Segers

Offering therapy in FL
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
22 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 20 years total in the mental health field. I like working with individuals, couples and families and helping all to achieve their greatest self. I specialize in the areas of women's issues, relationship issues, gender/sexuality concerns, depression, stress/anxiety management, death and dying and trauma/abuse. I primarily use reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy but also incorporate dialectical behavior therapy. I work to identify communication styles and build rapport so that the therapeutic process and outcome and maximized. I will assist in identifying strengths and opportunities in each dynamic and examine total wellness as it contributes to mental health. Counseling is a tool to be used in learning to live your best life as the healing can begin when you feel motivated to make the change. I look forward to walking with you on that journey!

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Wiltshire Hinds

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Hello, I am Wiltshire Hinds a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My life's journey has brought me to these crossroads where I now have the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Since my early days in South America to the present day, I have always been passionate about helping others. As a therapist I have been blessed to expand my calling on a professional and personal level. So, I want to say Thank You!! for allowing me to share in your Life's journey as we explore the chance for a better quality of life and happiness. Let's embrace this journey of hope, change and fulfillment. I have been actively engaged in the counseling profession since 2011. I have experience providing therapy and the opportunity for positive therapeutic outcomes in multiple treatment settings including severe mental health, substance abuse/addictions and criminal offending. I have worked towards improving the quality of life for clients experiencing struggles with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues (especially fatherhood), addiction, trauma, abuse and those having general concerns about the purpose and direction of their life’s journey. I am experienced in using multiple counseling styles. I believe that therapy should be tailored to the needs, learning style, strengths and engagement style of the client. As such, I mostly use an eclectic approach of service delivery that becomes tailored to your unique needs as we progress through our journey of change. I strongly believe in having a good therapeutic bond of respect, sensitivity, and compassion while maintaining a Solutions-based approach of therapeutic guidance towards a positive outcome. I am always aware of the strength and courage it takes to reach out for help. So, thank you for taking this initial step to a better life. You will have my support as we begin this journey of hope and empowerment. I look forward to working with you as we begin this journey of hope, change and fulfillment.

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Alicia Jones

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Hello ! My name is Alicia Jones and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been in the counseling field since May of 2011. I have worked in the private non-profit sector and had the opportunity to provide a variety of helping services over the course of nine years. My experiences include working with adults with mental illness and mood disorders, assisting with crisis stabilization, case management and supportive therapy. Working with families performing individual and family counseling focusing on parenting, anger management, self-esteem, mental health and family relationships. I spent five years supervising Juvenile Drug Court and outpatient substance use counseling services program working with teenagers and their parents to gain positive coping skills to combat substance use issues and co-occurring disorders. Finally, I am now providing school counseling in the middle and high school setting, working with my clients to address presenting problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, social skills and independent living skills. My treatment approach is client centered in that I try to meet every client where they are at and build them up. My goal as the therapist is to teach you skills and give you tools to improve your quality of life and address the problems that you feel are hindering your life. I prefer a strengths-based approach and believe in the goal setting process, taking problems and breaking them down step by step. I believe that all people are capable of change and can provide the support and guidance to assist clients to make those changes.

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Dr. Shane Kinney

Offering therapy in FL
License: Ed.D.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Hello, I am a Counseling Psychologist that has been working since 2001 with a variety of clients dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Sleep Disorders, ADHD, Moderate to Severe Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse. I am also a college professor and have taught at several different colleges and universities since 2008. My published research is in the use of Motivational Interviewing with college students to improve their persistence and GPA. As a Counseling Psychologist, I don’t focus so much on a diagnosis, as much as how the problem is affecting the client. I view clients with a perspective that we all have times when things don’t go so well, and that we all have strengths that help us overcome. My job is often to identify those strengths and how to incorporate them in a way that allows the client to overcome current issues. I try to adapt to the client's needs, for example: in some situations, I can be very direct, or I can elicit insight through a series of questions. I try to utilize the family to help create a cohesive support unit, creating an effective environment to support the client as they accomplish their goals. Counseling models utilized: Cognitive-Behavioral, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Humanistic, and Systems. Something important I utilize in therapy, but is not a model, is respect. If a client respects themselves and others, there is pretty much no door they can't open. Through my years of practice, and working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, I often find respect can fix many issues we have. Thank you for your time, I look forward to helping you on this journey.

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Iraida Espada

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

Welcome to my profile, my name is Iraida and I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I obtained my Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix in Puerto Rico. I have over 16 years of professional experience working with anger management, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, self-harm behaviors, suicide ideations, depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, family, relationship concerns, and mood disorders among others. I have experience working in different settings such as community centers, outpatient mental health clinics, shelters, home-based, the school system, and the health department. I am also a Certified Grief Informed Professional. I utilize different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Client-centered, and systemic theories. I have also facilitated numerous groups including behavior groups, anger management, parenting skills, and self-esteem to name a few. I like to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. That is one of the most important steps in this process; to build the relationship between therapist-client. I work with my client in partnership to determine which therapeutic approach and techniques better suit them and to explore new alternatives and solutions that work for them individually. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy is often the hardest part of the process and I am proud of you for getting started! I check messages daily and make every effort to respond within 24h excluding holidays and vacations. I am looking forward to getting to know you.

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Jennifer Coppola

Offering therapy in FL
Intimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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. 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.

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Elaine Wells

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

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Maxiel Mateo

Offering therapy in FL
Family conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Gretna

Finding the best therapist close by in Gretna 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 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 Gretna. 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 Gretna, 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. 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 Gretna 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 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 Gretna area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Gretna, elsewhere in Gadsden, 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 Gretna area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gretna 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 Gretna 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 Gretna 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Gretna, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Gretna 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 Gretna 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 Gretna 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 Gretna 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?

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 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 Gretna 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 lot of people in FL, providers 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 32351 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Gretna 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 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 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 Gretna 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 Gretna, 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.

Gretna 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?

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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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.

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:

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

32332, 32351

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