The city of Jacksonville, Florida is one of the most populous places in the area, and it’s quite a tourist attraction. One of its biggest attractions is its golfing. Life itself can feel like a game of golf. Sometimes, you swing aimlessly and get a hole in one at the first try. Otherwise, it seems like every element is out to stop your ball. 

A counselor can be the person who helps you score the hole in one and allows you to maintain a smooth game of golf. Speak to a Jacksonville-based counselor and see how they can help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I earned my Master's degree from Springfield College, and my Bachelor of Psychology from Florida State University. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children with different backgrounds, ethnicities and religious. I also have experience working with couples and families over the years. I believe that the main focus in therapy is to first establishing a good therapeutic alliance with the client because having good relationship helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best results...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Claire and I'm a licensed mental health therapist with the state of Florida. I received my master in mental health counseling in 2013 and have been working in the field since then. I've worked in all aspects of mental health including private practice, outpatient services, and inpatient therapy services. I enjoy working with an approach that is centered in cognitive behavioral therapy that also stems in solution focused brief therapy and person-centered theory. I have a practice in gaining the rapport of my patient through being able to work wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Struggling with life? Ready for change? Tired of repeating what seems to be the same ole never ending cycle? Well, positive change and restoration is not far from reach! I'm Kristina, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the sunny state of Florida, and I am ready to help! Together you and I will explore defeating patterns, negative thinking, and hidden themes from a Client-Centered approach. I have worked with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and a host of other issues and concerns. I specialize in total health to include min...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I'm Maggie (she/her) and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with 20 years of experience in the field, including 15 years of direct counseling experience. I have worked with a range of clients throughout my career including those that have experienced trauma and abuse, self-esteem and weight-related body image issues, depression, anxiety, dissatisfaction with their career, as well as interpersonal issues. I have also worked in multiple settings including community based care and private practice. My approach to counseling is supportive and I belie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

I am a counselor licensed in Florida with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including adolescent depression , eating disorders, anxiety, and grief, as well as individuals with relationship issues, pet loss grief, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I am also well versed with helping people who have experienced the suicide and homicide of a loved one.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I received my Masters Degree from the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, where I learned the importance of bringing unconditional positive regard into the therapeutic relationship. I take value in serving others with an open heart and abundant compassionate. I believe in viewing each individual within the context of their environment and utilize this approach as a means to decrease the stigma and labels of mental health. I take great pride in my experiences working with individ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,M.Ed.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida with over 14 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and motivator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic, problem solving, mindfu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My inpatient setting was primarily crisis/trauma work. I currently work in an outpatient program conducting group and individual therapies. I've most commonly worked with those who struggle with bipolar disorder (type 1 and 2), personality disorders (borderline, narcissistic, etc), major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, life transitions, and bereavement. My ther...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief
Years of Experience: 28

Hello...my name is Dr. Linda J Visaggi, LCSW and I have more than 28 years of clinical expertise providing assistance to all ages. I am a licensed practitioner in 2 states: Florida and Virginia. My primary areas have been working with individual adults, couples and families. My approach is warm, open, caring and encouraging. My skills and abilities have helped clients attain their goals and maintain those achieved successes. See the glass as half full instead of half empty. It's the same half just a different perspective. You no longer have to hope you can ge...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Deidre Ann Ricketts, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals ranging from children to older adults for the past 6 years both in person and virtually. My training at Florida Atlantic University, where I earned my MSW degree, as well as my various employment opportunities over the years prepared me to engage in a client centered manner. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to walk alongside each individual as they faced various challenges in their life. Whether it...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed mental health counselor with several years of experience in clinical mental health. I have worked in many different settings including community mental health. In these various settings, I have provided mental health evaluations, consulted and completed threat evaluations for schools, provided individual, group, and family counseling; in addition, I have provided case management and link families to other services and outside resources. I have experience with many different disorders: PTSD, depression, anxiety, various trauma disorders, mood disor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,JUDITH GORDON
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have a Master of Arts degree in counseling and a Master of Business Administration. I have over six years of experience in the field. My work involved working in Community Mental Health and private practice. I am also knowledgeable in Business areas as well so I can help you get through some of the difficult financial decisions you have to make. Your current situation should not determine who you are and where you are going, it is just a starting point. Sometimes we are stuck and need someone to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Florida with over 10,000 hours of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, LICSW, LISW-CP, MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have twelve years of experience working with adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, grief, substance use disorders, and attachment disorders. I’m honored to walk beside my clients on their journey of recovery, and empathetically utilize positive psychology, attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing interventions to help clients evoke change.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Florida with 5 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 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hi there! My name is Dr. Marni Peterson, and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Florida and Arizona with over 20 years of professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients with interpersonal and/or relationship issues, family conflict, life transitions & executive and professional coaching. I believe in treating the whole person from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective. I practice from a non-judgemental and respectful manner with sensitivity and compassion and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific n...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence & compassion fatigue. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping client with stress, substance use disorder, depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Jacksonville?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Jacksonville area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Jacksonville and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Jacksonville or elsewhere in Duval or the state of Florida.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Jacksonville therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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 due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Jacksonville 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Jacksonville to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Jacksonville, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Jacksonville, FL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 32258 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

32099, 32201, 32202, 32203, 32204, 32205, 32206, 32207, 32208, 32209, 32210, 32211, 32212, 32214, 32216, 32217, 32218, 32219, 32220, 32221, 32222, 32223, 32224, 32225, 32226, 32227, 32228, 32229, 32231, 32232, 32233, 32234, 32235, 32236, 32237, 32238, 32239, 32241, 32244, 32245, 32246, 32247, 32250, 32254, 32255, 32256, 32257, 32258, 32260, 32277

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.