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Kristina Lutz
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
Hello! My goal as a counselor is to offer support to children and their families during difficult times. I use play and creative interventions to help children and adolescents make sense of their worlds and express themselves. I help clients identify their feelings and express their needs in their own way and then work with people in the child’s life (ex: family and teachers) to help them continue to express themselves outside of the playroom.
Hello! My goal as a counselor is to offer support to children and their families during difficult times. I use play and creative interventions to help children and adolescents make sense of their worlds and express themselves. I help clients identify their feelings and express their needs in their own way and then work with people in the child’s life (ex: family and teachers) to help them continue to express themselves outside of the playroom.
(352) 280-3793 View (352) 280-3793
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Kim A Plummer
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
I simply want to say, “I am here”. I am here to listen to your unique story. No matter the twist and turns your life takes, we can navigate this journey together. Allow me to be the compass to your treasure map! By going within we connect with our different Parts; The Critic, The Scared Child, or The Angry Teen. There we make peace with all Parts, allowing the opportunity to be seen and heard. This approach is called Internal Family Systems (IFS) and it allows a safe platform for all Parts and Self to interact and form healthy bonds. When unity is created, peace is found.
I simply want to say, “I am here”. I am here to listen to your unique story. No matter the twist and turns your life takes, we can navigate this journey together. Allow me to be the compass to your treasure map! By going within we connect with our different Parts; The Critic, The Scared Child, or The Angry Teen. There we make peace with all Parts, allowing the opportunity to be seen and heard. This approach is called Internal Family Systems (IFS) and it allows a safe platform for all Parts and Self to interact and form healthy bonds. When unity is created, peace is found.
(352) 449-4087 View (352) 449-4087
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Cautrese Alexander
Counselor, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
Do you enjoy life less these days? Are you having difficulty in your life? Well if that is you, than I am here to help you overcome these issues. Being able to help individuals overcome life's everyday and unexpected challenges is my passion! I listen with empathy, without judgment, so you can feel safe engaging in therapeutic activities. Whatever the age or life experience, I tailor my treatment in a way that best suits his or her needs. At Epiphany Counseling, my goal is to assist each of you to having an ENLIGHTMENT to your EPIPHANY!
Do you enjoy life less these days? Are you having difficulty in your life? Well if that is you, than I am here to help you overcome these issues. Being able to help individuals overcome life's everyday and unexpected challenges is my passion! I listen with empathy, without judgment, so you can feel safe engaging in therapeutic activities. Whatever the age or life experience, I tailor my treatment in a way that best suits his or her needs. At Epiphany Counseling, my goal is to assist each of you to having an ENLIGHTMENT to your EPIPHANY!
(352) 675-3877 View (352) 675-3877
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Tracie Frial
Counselor, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
Waitlist for new clients
Deciding to go to therapy isn't an easy decision, but it certainly is a courageous move. Our world often beats us down and tells us that we should be able to deal with struggles on our own. Fortunately, we are made to walk through life's struggles together. I consider it an honor to walk with you and to help you work through challenges that are keeping you from experiencing life the way you deserve. In therapy, I use a positive, strengths based approach to help you reach your goals.
Deciding to go to therapy isn't an easy decision, but it certainly is a courageous move. Our world often beats us down and tells us that we should be able to deal with struggles on our own. Fortunately, we are made to walk through life's struggles together. I consider it an honor to walk with you and to help you work through challenges that are keeping you from experiencing life the way you deserve. In therapy, I use a positive, strengths based approach to help you reach your goals.
(904) 712-0405 View (904) 712-0405
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Padma Luciano
Art Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
Would you like support in coping with life's challenges? Would you like to gain new perspectives on issues you are struggling with? Are you looking for deeper understanding and connection within yourself and your relationships? I offer empathetic listening, compassionate support, and being a guide in a process of healing and self-discovery. I believe in helping people tap into answers, strengths, and skills within themselves.
Would you like support in coping with life's challenges? Would you like to gain new perspectives on issues you are struggling with? Are you looking for deeper understanding and connection within yourself and your relationships? I offer empathetic listening, compassionate support, and being a guide in a process of healing and self-discovery. I believe in helping people tap into answers, strengths, and skills within themselves.
(352) 309-2971 View (352) 309-2971
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Amanda Ashley Life
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
Ever struggle with over thinking, or feeling disconnected from yourself or the world around you? Let's work together to create a life sourced from wholeness. I guide others to deepen their connection with self, soul and spirit to gain new awareness and develop a lifestyle that promotes inner-peace and empowerment to live a more satisfying and purpose-driven life. We will do this by moving through past, negative beliefs, traumas, patterns and other barriers to true expression. Through Guided Reflection, we will explore how connecting with your innate wisdom can inform this one precious lifetime.
Ever struggle with over thinking, or feeling disconnected from yourself or the world around you? Let's work together to create a life sourced from wholeness. I guide others to deepen their connection with self, soul and spirit to gain new awareness and develop a lifestyle that promotes inner-peace and empowerment to live a more satisfying and purpose-driven life. We will do this by moving through past, negative beliefs, traumas, patterns and other barriers to true expression. Through Guided Reflection, we will explore how connecting with your innate wisdom can inform this one precious lifetime.
(352) 268-9106 View (352) 268-9106
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Joanne Jean Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Joanne Jean is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida in 2014, and then went on to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2017.
Joanne Jean is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida in 2014, and then went on to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University in 2017.
(352) 204-0234 View (352) 204-0234
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Jean M. Theurer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CFP(R), LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Family and Financial Therapy of Florida is a client-centered private practice focused on helping you develop the relationships you desire. Therapy is the best investment you can make for your relationships with yourself, your family and loved ones, and your money. My experience and training as a therapist deeply and positively impacts my work as a financial planner and vice versa. There are many benefits in the pairing of therapy and financial planning that help people transform their lives to experience more freedom, security, connection, gratitude, success, and joy. In addition to financial therapy and life coaching, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.
Family and Financial Therapy of Florida is a client-centered private practice focused on helping you develop the relationships you desire. Therapy is the best investment you can make for your relationships with yourself, your family and loved ones, and your money. My experience and training as a therapist deeply and positively impacts my work as a financial planner and vice versa. There are many benefits in the pairing of therapy and financial planning that help people transform their lives to experience more freedom, security, connection, gratitude, success, and joy. In addition to financial therapy and life coaching, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy.
(352) 541-2380 View (352) 541-2380
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M. Leslie Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
I bring non-judgmental, compassionate care to the therapeutic relationship. I have many years experience working with people of all ages and diversity as an educator, counselor, mentor and psychotherapist. I will help you connect with your greatest strengths and provide skills and support to assist you in coping and with maintaining a sense of balance and wellbeing. Whether you are recovering from an addiction, recovering from trauma, challenged by a mental health disorder or adjusting to a life transition, I believe we can work together to create the positive change you are looking for and the relief you need.
I bring non-judgmental, compassionate care to the therapeutic relationship. I have many years experience working with people of all ages and diversity as an educator, counselor, mentor and psychotherapist. I will help you connect with your greatest strengths and provide skills and support to assist you in coping and with maintaining a sense of balance and wellbeing. Whether you are recovering from an addiction, recovering from trauma, challenged by a mental health disorder or adjusting to a life transition, I believe we can work together to create the positive change you are looking for and the relief you need.
(352) 503-0569 View (352) 503-0569
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S. Allen Kushner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
My ideal client is one that is able to do three things. First, my ideal client should be one that is can acknowledge that he/she has an issue/issues that is/are getting in the way of allowing him/her to live a healthy lifestyle. Second, my ideal client is one that is able to take that first step to bringing themselves into therapy. If they have support, that would be even better for that will hopefully increase the chances of long term success. Finally, my ideal client will be one that is not just coming into sessions when they are required, but that they are doing the work outside sessions that is needed to have success.
My ideal client is one that is able to do three things. First, my ideal client should be one that is can acknowledge that he/she has an issue/issues that is/are getting in the way of allowing him/her to live a healthy lifestyle. Second, my ideal client is one that is able to take that first step to bringing themselves into therapy. If they have support, that would be even better for that will hopefully increase the chances of long term success. Finally, my ideal client will be one that is not just coming into sessions when they are required, but that they are doing the work outside sessions that is needed to have success.
(352) 290-5810 View (352) 290-5810
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Rising Calm Center
Anxiety, Stress, Adults, Youth, Couples
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
We offer a FREE consultation for first time clients! Most people haven't received proper training on how to calm their fears, focus their thoughts, and experience peace in the midst of stress, anxiety, and pain. Would you like to have a clear path on how to improve your mood, situation, and health? We are a Christian practice offering professional, affordable services as low as $75/session.
We offer a FREE consultation for first time clients! Most people haven't received proper training on how to calm their fears, focus their thoughts, and experience peace in the midst of stress, anxiety, and pain. Would you like to have a clear path on how to improve your mood, situation, and health? We are a Christian practice offering professional, affordable services as low as $75/session.
(352) 507-4581 View (352) 507-4581
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Emily Farhat Almacddissi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in helping people connect to their authentic self, embrace this authenticity, & use it to create a life worth living. What makes a “life worth living” is so specific to each person & whatever that means to you, I am here to help support you in getting there. I will help you determine what is getting in the way of feeling as though your life is meaningful and fulfilling and help you move forward in the face of these challenges.​
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in helping people connect to their authentic self, embrace this authenticity, & use it to create a life worth living. What makes a “life worth living” is so specific to each person & whatever that means to you, I am here to help support you in getting there. I will help you determine what is getting in the way of feeling as though your life is meaningful and fulfilling and help you move forward in the face of these challenges.​
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Shayce Johnston
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Do any of the following resonate with you? You constantly worry or think of the worst-case scenario. Your mind is working overtime, leaving you exhausted. You don’t feel seen, heard, or valued by people in your life. You’re coping through unhealthy ways that you know aren't good for you or your relationships. You become angry, overwhelmed, or shut down when tough stuff arises with your partner, children, or work. Your past changed the way you feel about yourself and it’s hard to move forward. You experienced a loss and feel numb or in pain.
Do any of the following resonate with you? You constantly worry or think of the worst-case scenario. Your mind is working overtime, leaving you exhausted. You don’t feel seen, heard, or valued by people in your life. You’re coping through unhealthy ways that you know aren't good for you or your relationships. You become angry, overwhelmed, or shut down when tough stuff arises with your partner, children, or work. Your past changed the way you feel about yourself and it’s hard to move forward. You experienced a loss and feel numb or in pain.
(352) 612-3879 View (352) 612-3879
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Gary Roy Geffken
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Gary Geffken, PhD is a clinical psychologist who retired after 29 years on the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has expertise supervising advanced trainees in mental health disciplines. While he was focused on primarily academic pursuits during his time at UF he continues to be enthusiastic about working with clients of all ages and their families, as well as mentoring advanced practitioners in mental health disciplines nearing the end of their training as they move toward independent practice.
Gary Geffken, PhD is a clinical psychologist who retired after 29 years on the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has expertise supervising advanced trainees in mental health disciplines. While he was focused on primarily academic pursuits during his time at UF he continues to be enthusiastic about working with clients of all ages and their families, as well as mentoring advanced practitioners in mental health disciplines nearing the end of their training as they move toward independent practice.
(352) 513-8019 View (352) 513-8019
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Jim Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
Waitlist for new clients
People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. Experience has taught me that I must create a safe and supportive setting. And I must be skillful and respectful in order for positive and lasting change to occur. In over thirty years of practice I have seen amazing growth and transformation in the clients with whom I have worked.
People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. Experience has taught me that I must create a safe and supportive setting. And I must be skillful and respectful in order for positive and lasting change to occur. In over thirty years of practice I have seen amazing growth and transformation in the clients with whom I have worked.
(352) 436-1438 View (352) 436-1438
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Dwain Allen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
I look forward to using 25 years of counseling experience to help others through the life challenges they face. I've had the opportunity to work with professionals, groups, individuals, couples and student athletes at the University of Florida over the last 14 years. I have also had the pleasure of working with professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and U.S. and International Olympic teams. Additionally, I enjoy culture and team building through group and individual development.
I look forward to using 25 years of counseling experience to help others through the life challenges they face. I've had the opportunity to work with professionals, groups, individuals, couples and student athletes at the University of Florida over the last 14 years. I have also had the pleasure of working with professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and U.S. and International Olympic teams. Additionally, I enjoy culture and team building through group and individual development.
(352) 290-5046 View (352) 290-5046
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Zach Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
You’re not alone. Everyone needs help sometimes. Life can be really hard. Whatever you’re struggling with though, just come. Show up however you can and see what happens. I won’t judge. I’m human too. I have my own difficulties and weaknesses to work on. I’ve been very blessed over the years to receive so much help from very caring people. They helped me to get to where I am and now I’m grateful for the privilege to offer that to others. I know the transformative power of an open, non-judgmental, caring, honest friend and that's what I try to offer the people I work with.
You’re not alone. Everyone needs help sometimes. Life can be really hard. Whatever you’re struggling with though, just come. Show up however you can and see what happens. I won’t judge. I’m human too. I have my own difficulties and weaknesses to work on. I’ve been very blessed over the years to receive so much help from very caring people. They helped me to get to where I am and now I’m grateful for the privilege to offer that to others. I know the transformative power of an open, non-judgmental, caring, honest friend and that's what I try to offer the people I work with.
(352) 661-1914 View (352) 661-1914
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Deborah L Garren
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
I often compare counseling to chemotherapy. I went through chemotherapy because I believed it offered hope for curing my cancer. In a similar vein, counseling offers you the hope of a new way of doing life. Are your relationships all you want them to be? Are you able to put words to your feelings? Or do they just seem like a dark mess? Are you feeling powerless and out of control in your world? My office is a safe place to explore your heart and to learn new ways of living.
I often compare counseling to chemotherapy. I went through chemotherapy because I believed it offered hope for curing my cancer. In a similar vein, counseling offers you the hope of a new way of doing life. Are your relationships all you want them to be? Are you able to put words to your feelings? Or do they just seem like a dark mess? Are you feeling powerless and out of control in your world? My office is a safe place to explore your heart and to learn new ways of living.
(352) 453-8540 View (352) 453-8540
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All Well Health Services, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
If you are struggling with stress, work burnout, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationships issues...we invite you to reconnect with calm, care, comfort, and a positive relationship with yourself and others. At our practice, we believe in the process of change that works to heal the mind, body, and soul. We can help you to overcome mental disturbances, emotional pain, tough life changes, and physical stress in a broad view approach using a holistic care practices including but not limited to mental health talk therapy, relationship counseling, hypnotherapy, sound therapy, and life coaching.
If you are struggling with stress, work burnout, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationships issues...we invite you to reconnect with calm, care, comfort, and a positive relationship with yourself and others. At our practice, we believe in the process of change that works to heal the mind, body, and soul. We can help you to overcome mental disturbances, emotional pain, tough life changes, and physical stress in a broad view approach using a holistic care practices including but not limited to mental health talk therapy, relationship counseling, hypnotherapy, sound therapy, and life coaching.
(352) 649-3742 View (352) 649-3742
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Susan Armstrong
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
My practice is focused upon helping people change; solve problems; increase awareness, and forgive others and themselves. Therapy provides a supportive environment to help you face your fears, make decisions and improve relationships. The outcome of successful therapy is a state of resolution that helps you move forward in new patterns of positive growth.
My practice is focused upon helping people change; solve problems; increase awareness, and forgive others and themselves. Therapy provides a supportive environment to help you face your fears, make decisions and improve relationships. The outcome of successful therapy is a state of resolution that helps you move forward in new patterns of positive growth.
(352) 338-0164 View (352) 338-0164
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32606

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 32606 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32606 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
27% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32606?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.