Panic attacks can strike anyone and at any moment, usually triggered by something random. Those with anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder understand this because just thinking about being in a crowd or speaking in public can cause major stress. Luckily, the Jacksonville Beach therapists understand this too and are able to help. 

Living in a resort town like Jacksonville Beach can be really awesome but it can also be stressful because of the crowds of tourists that come to town. Speak with one of the Jacksonville Beach therapists today so you can start getting back into the fun. 

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

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Florida. I have over 25 years of counseling experience with a wide variety of clients and issues. Most recently I have focused on depression and anxiety in teens and young adults. My approach is client centered and solution focused. I enjoy being able to foster personal growth through creating a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere in which people feel comfortable to express themselves freely. I believe that each individual has the answers to his or her own questions a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 3

Hello to all viewing my profile! I prefer to think of it as a first step towards my possibly helping you cope with life and reach your goals more effectively. I'm Cindy K. Stewart-Sampson, Ph.D, LCSW, and have been employed as a School Social Worker since 1985. I've served ages PK-Adult Education. I also taught college and adult education on a part-time basis in the areas of : Sociology, Social Work, Human Services, Stress Management, and Assertiveness Training. I have experience in preparing home studies for international adoptions, home health care in the ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 7

My name is Virgen Garcia. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Florida with 7 years of experience as a therapist. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. I speak both English and Spanish. I use different approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, substance use, depression, anxiety, and history of trau...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 12

My name is Wade Arnold. I earned an MS in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University, an MDiv in Theology from Baylor University, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. I have served as a staff psychologist and professor at several universities and I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Florida. If I were you, I would find it helpful to understand a little about the process of therapy or how a particular counselor works. I call my approach to psychotherapy an integrated, pragmatic approach. While I draw on man...

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

Hello, I am Casey O'Neal, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I have worked closely with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family conflict, OCD, and ADHD. I also have experience working with individuals who've faced difficult situations such as physical and emotional abuse and/or neglect. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines co...

Specialties: Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida and I am passionate about helping others achieve their maximum potential. I have provided services in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings working with children, adolescents, and adults. The therapeutic approaches that I use include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, behavior modification, mindfulness and relaxation. I believe in working in conjunction with clients, in order to help...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 20

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience with counseling others around grief and loss, depression, and chronic health issues. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with intimacy related issues. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. In addition, I was the lead therapist in Dept of Veterans Affairs Speciality Mental Health Clinic, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Florida and Georgia, and Child and Adolescent Program Manager for in-patient behavior hospital. I also have a private practice where I specialize in helping clients develop a more peaceful and fulfilling life. I b...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Florida with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 16

I am licensed in Alabama, Florida and California with many years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, mood instability, overcoming addictions, and healing trauma. Our human condition is one that requires guidance and compassion. Helping my clients elevate out of depression, enduring grief and resolving loss are among the most common services I provide. I work with individuals, couples and families to create a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be explored without fear of judgment. ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 33

My name is Vivian Aráuz-Martinez, LMFT and I am a licensed therapist in Florida with a specialty in marriage and family counseling and 33 years of professional experience. I have helped clients with various problems, such as relationship issues, family conflicts, divorce, daily living challenges, and dealing with grief. I focus on treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have found that good therapy involves discovering more about yourself through your relationships. I am excited to take that journey with you.

Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How To Find Counseling Jacksonville Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Jacksonville Beach can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Beach area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Jacksonville Beach
  • DBT in Jacksonville Beach
  • Substance use therapy in Jacksonville Beach
  • Couples therapy in Jacksonville Beach

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Beach, elsewhere in Duval, 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 Jacksonville Beach area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Beach: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Jacksonville Beach: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Jacksonville Beach: $100
  • Therapy in Jacksonville Beach: $80

While many psychologists in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Beach above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 32240 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 Jacksonville Beach can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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.

Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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

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 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 Jacksonville Beach.

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

32240, 32250