A therapist can help you work through a variety of challenges, from difficult life transitions to changing sexual orientations to behavioral issues to parenting problems. Finding the right therapist in Jacksonville, FL can be challenging; BetterHelp can make the process more streamlined and convenient. This online therapy platform matches you with a therapist who uses evidence based practices and therapeutic techniques to help you learn healthy coping skills using a collaborative approach to treatment. Your therapist or counselor LMHC will be an excellent listener, helping you work toward personal growth. 

Every BetterHelp therapist must have completed at least 2,000 hours of clinical supervision with a qualified supervisor and be fully licensed by the state board. If you’re looking for a qualified therapist based in the Jacksonville-Orange Park area, get started with one of the following therapists.

 

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Elizabeth Griffin

Offering therapy in FL
License: MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
24 years of experience

Hi there! I'm glad you've taken a step toward self-care by reaching out to us at BetterHelp. I've been a licensed mental health counselor in private practice for over 20 years and have provided therapy for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and marital and family conflict. I am a warm and active listener, and believe that the counseling process should be collaborative. In the therapeutic relationship, we will work together to discover your strengths and weaknesses, the things that drive you, and the solutions to your struggles. I am compassionate , non-judgmental, and ready to help you along your journey. In addition to Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, I use a variety of counseling theories and work hard to tailor the counseling process to fit what each person needs. As a person of Christian faith, I also incorporate a spiritual component in therapy for those who are open and interested in exploring their own spiritual beliefs and growth. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and Master's degrees in Marriage & Family Therapy and Education from Southwestern Seminary, but I also have plenty of life experience that is sometimes even more important than my degrees! Life is hard and full of trials for all of us, but I have learned that each difficulty we face can bring about deeper maturity and enduring hope for the future. I look forward to being a part of your journey!

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Nancy Wess

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
14 years of experience

ABOUT ME Hello my name is Nancy Wess and I have enjoyed being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida for the past 14 years. I have counselled individuals struggling with issues relating to self-esteem, relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. I have dealt with a diverse population and I believe that the client- therapist relationship is most important, and it is based on trust, honesty and respect. In my practice I have used CBT, Cognitive Trauma Therapy, Solution Based Therapy and Mindfulness; I believe that each individual seeking therapy can benefit from an eclectic mix of therapy styles. Also, I have a Fine Arts degree and believe that drawing and painting are an excellent means of therapy, as well as a useful communication tool. SPECIALTIES • Stress and anxiety • Trauma and abuse • Addiction • Coping with change • Shame and Guilt Also experienced in: Relationship issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Depression, Codependency, LGBT, Attachment Issues, Assertiveness Training, Psychoeducation Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Trauma Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Client Focused, Cognitive Processing Therapy Years of experience: 14 Licensing: MH 12584 (Expires 03/31/2023)

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Kayla Luu

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp, and thank you for considering me as your counselor. Taking the initial step towards self-care and personal growth is commendable, and I am honored to accompany you on this journey. My name is Kayla Luu, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker authorized to practice in both Florida and Arizona. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2016. My professional journey post-graduation has led me to serve in community mental health, the educational system, and adult center. My background, prior to undertaking my graduate studies, includes significant work with children, adolescents, and families within foster-care transitioning homes and residential centers. This cumulative decade of experience has equipped me with a deep understanding and compassion for the diverse challenges faced by individuals across different life stages. In my counseling practice, I embrace a philosophy of openness and empathy, striving to foster a space where you feel warmly welcomed and genuinely heard. My approach is tailored to your unique needs, employing a blend of therapeutic modalities that resonate with your personal growth objectives and pace. My primary aim is to ensure you feel secure, validated, and empowered throughout our sessions. A little more about me on a personal note: I am Vietnamese-American, bilingual in English and Vietnamese, and have the joy of being a wife and mother to four children. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, I now call Southwest Florida, my home. In my leisure time, I cherish being with my family, indulging in reading, exploring the outdoors, enjoying Netflix, and expressing creativity through painting. I am eagerly looking forward to embarking on this therapeutic journey with you, aiming to illuminate paths of healing and self-discovery.

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Angela Bode

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Angie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years of experience providing therapy services. My experience is in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, domestic violence shelters and with a community mental health agency. I have worked with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges as individuals, couples and families. Additionally, I am a military spouse and have worked closely with active duty members as well as family members. I can personally and professionally understand the unique challenges associated with this population. As a military spouse, I moved frequently but have finally settled permanently in the panhandle of Florida. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology and my Masters Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. My approach to therapy is client centered as I strongly believe and recognize clients are the experts on their lives and should determine the path, intensity and length of their therapy. I like to use a strengths-based and solutions-focused approach and I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in establishing realistic treatment plans to help them reach their desired therapeutic goals. I tend to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist clients in exploring relationships among their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to assist them in discovering any dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. I also support clients through developing coping skills using mindfulness and emotion regulation. It takes courage and bravery to take the first steps towards the change you desire. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Kristi Amorim

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida with 10+ years of experience. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, OCD, emotional and adjustment disorders, grief, chronic conditions and other life changing situations. My approach is solution focused, client centered, while also drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Theory. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe. I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them!

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Sandra Ala

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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!

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Dr. Cherrie Camper

Offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & 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!

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Diann Toney

Offering therapy in FL
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I believe that therapy is collaborative process between a client and a therapist. Effective therapy requires that both the client and therapist develop a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. 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. If you are looking to reclaim your life, I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Nixalys Vega

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with 24 years of professional work experience in the human service field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I am fully bilingual. I’m fluent in English and Spanish, and I value, respect and enjoy cultural diversity. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges that you may face in life. 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. *** Hablo y comprendo el idioma español con fluidez. Para mi es un verdadero placer ayudar a personas de habla hispana en relación a fortalecer su salud mental y mejorar su calidad de vida.

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Jennifer Coulson

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Jacksonville

Finding the best therapist close by in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville. 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, 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, 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 area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jacksonville 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 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 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 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 Jacksonville 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 32232 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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, 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 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.

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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 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 Jacksonville:

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