Your mental health can feel like two forces pulling at you. When you're struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or personal issues, you may feel like there is no way to get out of the zone. A counselor based in Tallahassee can help you get out and have a better life. 

Tallahassee is home to many scientific centers, including the Magnetic Field Laboratory. When you feel like you're being pulled by two magnetic poles, a counselor can help you get out of that zone and off to a better life. Speak to a counselor today and see what they can do for you. 

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Dr. Gale Kelley

Offering therapy in FL
License: Ed.D.,LMHC,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
18 years of experience

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and briefly explain the therapeutic process. My name is Gale Kelley and I am a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), in Clinical Psychology and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. Over the past sixteen years I have provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy to people of all ages and backgrounds who find themselves faced with a variety of mental health concerns. From a client-centered perspective, I believe that we all possess the strengths needed to attain and maintain good mental health and wellbeing, which sometimes requires that we reach out to others. My therapeutic approach is holistic/integrative which emphasizes the mind body connection while incorporating various elements of different theories. Traditional evidence-based therapeutic protocols such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy stresses how people can change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can enjoy a less stressful and more productive lifestyle. I am particularly drawn to psychoeducation to help my clients better understand human behavior and the therapeutic process. My philosophy is that the more we know, the better we understand, and the better we understand, the more likely we are to engage. I utilize a variety of evidence-based assessment instruments that will help me target areas that may be impacting mental health and/or daily functioning. These typically involve a series of questions that you will answer during our first meeting. Then we’ll make a list of goals that you would like to accomplish during our work together. I wholeheartedly encourage a collaborative working relationship and will frequently monitor the progress throughout the therapeutic process. My clients can expect to have a take-away (something that will improve your current situation) from every session. This can be a new perspective of an ongoing problem or an emotional regulation skill that will help you better manage situations you cannot change. I pride myself on providing personalized, comprehensive health care that will focus on wellness and prevention.

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Judy Thompson

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflicts
10 years of experience

Hello. My name is Judy Thompson. I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2015. My communication style is supportive and educational. My approaches include, Cognitive Behavioral (good for improving self-esteem), Family Systems(good for understanding relationship dynamics, and Motivational Interviewing (good for facing persistent negative choices) . I offer 30 - 45 minute sessions. Subscribers typically schedule sessions once a week, but are welcome to schedule more frequently.

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Jill Mooney

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am inspired to empower you to transform your life by using my gift of insight and active listening. I hold a non-judgmental space for all parts of who you are to be seen and heard. I will challenge you toward change so if you are ready to do the work, you are in the right place. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Mindfulness Teacher. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, PTSD and trauma, and chronic pain. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Mindfulness, Yoga Therapy, and somatic experiencing. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to reach out and embark on a journey toward a happier and more balanced life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to inspire and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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LaVonda Knox

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

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is LaVonda Knox and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of South Carolina with over 17 years experience in the mental health field and 12 years as a counselor. I am currently working on my Supervision Licensure. I enjoy working with adults, & families around issues of depression/anxiety, domestic violence, parenting, relationships/family issues, adjustment/transitions, and trauma. During sessions, you can expect compassion and understanding, it is my goal to provide a safe space that is gentle, collaborative, and direct in order to help you better understand and find a solution to current or long-standing challenges through a trauma sensitive approach. I look forward to supporting and guiding you on your journey to improved mental health. I am available for chat, email, and phone/video sessions.

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Michelle Archer

Offering therapy in FL
License: LPCC,LMHC,MSEd
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I am an independently licensed therapist in Ohio and Florida with over 15 years of experience working in multiple settings including: director and counselor in the following: outpatient mental health counseling ,substance use disorder counseling, MAOTP, and foster care. I have spent 15 years providing mental health therapy in both community mental health agencies and private practice settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including life coaching, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief, addiction, substance abuse, and other pervasive mental health disorders. My experience extends to providing services to specialized service providers including: first responders and military personnel including but not limited to: veterans, active duty, and or discharged military. As well as, medical doctors and nursing staff, law enforcement, prison corrections officers, and firefighters. Also, provided supervision and support for counselors and social workers. My therapy style is open, genuine, accepting, nonjudgmental, honest, 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, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral processing, humanistic or Rogerian, psychodynamic, person-centered, and motivational Interviewing to best fit your assessed needs. I will tailor our sessions and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs. Remember therapy is about striving towards wellness and wholehearted living! To make the first steps towards change it takes strength, commitment, courage, and the drive to seek a more fulfilling and happier life . 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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Kiley Baglama

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Arizona with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & 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. The style of therapy I subscribe to is one that focuses on your perceptions of your circumstances and helping you identify answers to your challenges and work through barriers, with a twist of humor. 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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Claudia Adade

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Angelina Correa

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 6 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, & 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. 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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Ginger Maloy

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. 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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Virginia Thomas

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

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. Starting therapy signifies that you are ready for transformation. I look forward in working with you. I am licensed in Florida and the District of Columbia with over 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, BPD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma. Modalities of care that I use include, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Sandtray Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy and Yoga Therapy. My mental health teammate and Therapy dog is Sadie, a red short-haired Dachshund (wennie dog).

How to find counseling in Tallahassee

Finding the best therapist close by in Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee. 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee, elsewhere in Leon, 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 Tallahassee area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 32301 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee, 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.

Tallahassee 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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32301, 32302, 32303, 32304, 32306, 32307, 32308, 32309, 32311, 32312, 32313, 32314, 32315, 32316, 32395, 32399

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