Photo of Charity Garcia, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in 33803, FL
Charity Garcia
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
I will create a safe space for you to navigate life's most challenging moments. Stress, anxiety, past traumas or relationship conflicts can sometimes steal your joy leaving you in destructive patterns. You are worthy of the effort that it takes to heal and grow.
I will create a safe space for you to navigate life's most challenging moments. Stress, anxiety, past traumas or relationship conflicts can sometimes steal your joy leaving you in destructive patterns. You are worthy of the effort that it takes to heal and grow.
(863) 342-6735 View (863) 342-6735
Photo of Steven Delre, Counselor in 33803, FL
Steven Delre
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AVAILABLE - First responders, ER staff, military, anyone who has a high-stress position understands the toll it takes on your personal life, family, and overall well-being. Finding balance can be difficult but it is possible.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AVAILABLE - First responders, ER staff, military, anyone who has a high-stress position understands the toll it takes on your personal life, family, and overall well-being. Finding balance can be difficult but it is possible.
(863) 204-0216 View (863) 204-0216
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Ansley Adelma Kilgore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
There is no better day than today to make positive changes in your life. I feel that the counseling process is a good first step in making those changes. I have provided individual therapy for the past 35 years. My guiding principal in counseling is to help clients identify their issues and custom fit a plan to address their concerns. I use various counseling techniques, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients gain a different perspective and outlook.
There is no better day than today to make positive changes in your life. I feel that the counseling process is a good first step in making those changes. I have provided individual therapy for the past 35 years. My guiding principal in counseling is to help clients identify their issues and custom fit a plan to address their concerns. I use various counseling techniques, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients gain a different perspective and outlook.
(863) 450-1108 View (863) 450-1108
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Andrea (Andi) Griffith
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RI MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Hi there! I would be happy to talk to you about your familial, romantic, or self relationships. My passion is to help people work through their negative interaction cycles and turn them into more positive, meaningful, and healthy interaction patterns with self, family members, or partners. I believe that so often, miscommunication happens and meaning behind what is being said is lost. Our goal in session would be to work together to help all parties involved feel heard, understood, and valued. I do not claim to have all the answers, as we are all different. Feel free to book an appointment if my passion and goals align with yours.
Hi there! I would be happy to talk to you about your familial, romantic, or self relationships. My passion is to help people work through their negative interaction cycles and turn them into more positive, meaningful, and healthy interaction patterns with self, family members, or partners. I believe that so often, miscommunication happens and meaning behind what is being said is lost. Our goal in session would be to work together to help all parties involved feel heard, understood, and valued. I do not claim to have all the answers, as we are all different. Feel free to book an appointment if my passion and goals align with yours.
(863) 474-5803 View (863) 474-5803
Photo of Sarah Stowe, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 33803, FL
Sarah Stowe
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling isolated and alone, but it doesn't have to stay that way. With a client centered and integrative approach, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients who are seeking to find hope and healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and tailor each session to meet my client's needs and preferences, all while integrating evidence based practices to ensure that you will be able to develop the skills to overcome the challenges you are facing.
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling isolated and alone, but it doesn't have to stay that way. With a client centered and integrative approach, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients who are seeking to find hope and healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and tailor each session to meet my client's needs and preferences, all while integrating evidence based practices to ensure that you will be able to develop the skills to overcome the challenges you are facing.
(863) 349-3762 View (863) 349-3762
Photo of Liz Hall, Counselor in 33803, FL
Liz Hall
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting new clients
I welcome teens (15+), college students, and adults seeking to improve quality of life by addressing emotional and mental blocks that are a result of unresolved trauma. We will work together at finding your balance through increased self-awareness, gaining skills to regulate irrational thoughts and emotions, improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and learn to be kinder to yourself. Each day is a gift, and we have the ability within ourselves to create the life we want and deserve.
I welcome teens (15+), college students, and adults seeking to improve quality of life by addressing emotional and mental blocks that are a result of unresolved trauma. We will work together at finding your balance through increased self-awareness, gaining skills to regulate irrational thoughts and emotions, improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and learn to be kinder to yourself. Each day is a gift, and we have the ability within ourselves to create the life we want and deserve.
(863) 213-6559 View (863) 213-6559
Photo of Melissa Wallace, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33803, FL
Melissa Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Do you or someone you know need an unbiased person to listen to your current stressors, help you work through trauma, or assist you with reaching other goals/life changes? If so, you've come to the right place! I welcome everyone with unconditional positive regard into a judgement free zone as we work to address unwanted thoughts and behaviors in attempt to meet goals and desired outcomes. I take a gentle, solution focused approach to help you find the answers you are looking for.
Do you or someone you know need an unbiased person to listen to your current stressors, help you work through trauma, or assist you with reaching other goals/life changes? If so, you've come to the right place! I welcome everyone with unconditional positive regard into a judgement free zone as we work to address unwanted thoughts and behaviors in attempt to meet goals and desired outcomes. I take a gentle, solution focused approach to help you find the answers you are looking for.
(863) 563-6351 View (863) 563-6351
Photo of Heather Stambaugh, Counselor in 33803, FL
Heather Stambaugh
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Hello out there to my LGBTQIA+ family! I'm excited to announce that my office is soon relocating to Polk County's first and only LGBTQ+ Center to partner with Rose Dynasty Foundation and Pineapple Health! I am eager to help you work on feeling self-acceptance and comfort in your identity, to help you sort through your unique coming out process, and to celebrate Queer JOY with you! My specialty is helping members of the LGBTQIA+ family (teens & adults) conquer the challenges of being Queer in Florida today. I can also help you heal from mental health issues like trauma, anxiety, and depression, and provide transition support letters!
Hello out there to my LGBTQIA+ family! I'm excited to announce that my office is soon relocating to Polk County's first and only LGBTQ+ Center to partner with Rose Dynasty Foundation and Pineapple Health! I am eager to help you work on feeling self-acceptance and comfort in your identity, to help you sort through your unique coming out process, and to celebrate Queer JOY with you! My specialty is helping members of the LGBTQIA+ family (teens & adults) conquer the challenges of being Queer in Florida today. I can also help you heal from mental health issues like trauma, anxiety, and depression, and provide transition support letters!
(863) 880-2858 View (863) 880-2858
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Katherine Pilarte Emerick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Hablo Español! Are you dealing with overwhelming or racing thoughts, low self-esteem, sadness, relational issues with a loved one or spouse, or adjusting to new life changes? I am a bilingual therapist with experience in working with teens, adults, couples, and families. My approach to counseling is person-centered. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to open up about their current/past struggles. I utilize ACT therapy to help clients acknowledge their emotions in the moment. I focus on allowing you to live your life according to your personal values.
Hablo Español! Are you dealing with overwhelming or racing thoughts, low self-esteem, sadness, relational issues with a loved one or spouse, or adjusting to new life changes? I am a bilingual therapist with experience in working with teens, adults, couples, and families. My approach to counseling is person-centered. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to open up about their current/past struggles. I utilize ACT therapy to help clients acknowledge their emotions in the moment. I focus on allowing you to live your life according to your personal values.
(863) 591-5145 View (863) 591-5145
Photo of Arlene Hunt, Counselor in 33803, FL
Arlene Hunt
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Congratulations, you have taken the first step towards healing. Sometimes life can become complicated causing you to feel overwhelmed with distressful emotions. When it affects your work, relationships and your self-esteem, you realize it's time to get help. I offer a non-judgmental and empathetic approach so we can build a relationship that will help me gain an understanding of your problems, feelings, hopes and fears. We will work together to find a satisfactory resolution. I have worked with clients who suffered from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, guilt/shame, trauma, medical issues, and relationship issues.
Congratulations, you have taken the first step towards healing. Sometimes life can become complicated causing you to feel overwhelmed with distressful emotions. When it affects your work, relationships and your self-esteem, you realize it's time to get help. I offer a non-judgmental and empathetic approach so we can build a relationship that will help me gain an understanding of your problems, feelings, hopes and fears. We will work together to find a satisfactory resolution. I have worked with clients who suffered from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, guilt/shame, trauma, medical issues, and relationship issues.
(863) 509-5987 View (863) 509-5987
Photo of Shad Fitzpatrick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33803, FL
Shad Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Quite often we struggle alone because we feel judged, dismissed, or misunderstood. I work hard to make sure you will never feel that way with me. Your experience is real and valid and you deserve to be heard and understood.
Quite often we struggle alone because we feel judged, dismissed, or misunderstood. I work hard to make sure you will never feel that way with me. Your experience is real and valid and you deserve to be heard and understood.
(863) 624-3879 View (863) 624-3879
Photo of Ebony Sutton in 33803, FL
Ebony Sutton
Ed S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
I am a licensed school psychologist providing evaluations assessing children for giftedness, concerns regarding academic achievement, cognitive skills, and emotional/ behavioral skills. Allow me to help you navigate these concerns above and options such as 504 Plans, Individual Education Plans (IEP), learning disabilities ( Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia ), early childhood development, ADHD, executive functioning, behavior modification, gifted/high ability, academic performance issues, and college/vocational planning.
I am a licensed school psychologist providing evaluations assessing children for giftedness, concerns regarding academic achievement, cognitive skills, and emotional/ behavioral skills. Allow me to help you navigate these concerns above and options such as 504 Plans, Individual Education Plans (IEP), learning disabilities ( Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia ), early childhood development, ADHD, executive functioning, behavior modification, gifted/high ability, academic performance issues, and college/vocational planning.
(813) 640-4871 View (813) 640-4871
Photo of Dr. Katie McNichol, Counselor in 33803, FL
Dr. Katie McNichol
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Transition and change can be stressful. High school to college, college to career all bring their own set of challenges. I have spent my career helping teen girls and young women navigate the emotional ups and downs of transition and change. I use an integrative, holistic, wellness approach to mental health called lifestyle medicine. We assess how your everyday life is affecting your mental state and ways to improve it. My style is coaching oriented. If you are wellness oriented then we might be a great fit. I integrate mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational aspects of health
Transition and change can be stressful. High school to college, college to career all bring their own set of challenges. I have spent my career helping teen girls and young women navigate the emotional ups and downs of transition and change. I use an integrative, holistic, wellness approach to mental health called lifestyle medicine. We assess how your everyday life is affecting your mental state and ways to improve it. My style is coaching oriented. If you are wellness oriented then we might be a great fit. I integrate mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational aspects of health
(863) 397-3232 View (863) 397-3232
Photo of Michael James, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33803, FL
Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
(850) 900-8510 View (850) 900-8510
Photo of Alina C Ghitea, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33803, FL
Alina C Ghitea
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Our modern culture sets an accelerated external rhythm, As a therapist, I have observed that this rhythm has contributed to higher levels of stress, which has fueled increasing levels of depression, anxiety and loss of connection in relationship. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, racing thoughts, panic, burnout, loneliness and isolation. Using a framework of CBT, I partner with individuals to help them challenge negative messages of worry and self-doubt. In working with couples my goal is to help create emotional intimacy and maturity in relationship. I collaborate with clients in developing growth and optimal functioning.
Our modern culture sets an accelerated external rhythm, As a therapist, I have observed that this rhythm has contributed to higher levels of stress, which has fueled increasing levels of depression, anxiety and loss of connection in relationship. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, racing thoughts, panic, burnout, loneliness and isolation. Using a framework of CBT, I partner with individuals to help them challenge negative messages of worry and self-doubt. In working with couples my goal is to help create emotional intimacy and maturity in relationship. I collaborate with clients in developing growth and optimal functioning.
(813) 790-7030 View (813) 790-7030
Photo of Kimber Antrobus, Counselor in 33803, FL
Kimber Antrobus
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
***PLEASE EMAIL, DO NOT CALL, I WILL NOT ANSWER. I ANSWER EMAILS TO SETUP PHONE CONSULTATIONS*** I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL, that specializes in teen through young adult females. The goal of my practice is to help set my clients on path to success by helping them uncover their strengths, change unhealthy patterns, and discover what they are mentally capable of.
***PLEASE EMAIL, DO NOT CALL, I WILL NOT ANSWER. I ANSWER EMAILS TO SETUP PHONE CONSULTATIONS*** I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL, that specializes in teen through young adult females. The goal of my practice is to help set my clients on path to success by helping them uncover their strengths, change unhealthy patterns, and discover what they are mentally capable of.
(863) 450-1193 View (863) 450-1193
Photo of Jen McLaughlin in 33803, FL
Jen McLaughlin
MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Waitlist for new clients
Are you finding it hard to cope with stress? Uncomfortable with uncertainty? Is your worry interfering with your ability to concentrate, leading to avoidance & procrastination? Maybe you've spent hours scrolling through Psychology Today profiles but froze when it was time to choose one. A part of you would do anything to avoid calling to book this appointment. I get it. But, your untreated anxiety or depression interferes with too many areas of your life—making it harder at work and in relationships. You're isolating because it all feels exhausting and overwhelming. Change is usually challenging for you, but this time, you're ready.
Are you finding it hard to cope with stress? Uncomfortable with uncertainty? Is your worry interfering with your ability to concentrate, leading to avoidance & procrastination? Maybe you've spent hours scrolling through Psychology Today profiles but froze when it was time to choose one. A part of you would do anything to avoid calling to book this appointment. I get it. But, your untreated anxiety or depression interferes with too many areas of your life—making it harder at work and in relationships. You're isolating because it all feels exhausting and overwhelming. Change is usually challenging for you, but this time, you're ready.
(863) 204-3036 View (863) 204-3036
Photo of Molly Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33803, FL
Molly Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting new clients
Not knowing where to begin can be quite scary and overwhelming. I want to acknowledge how brave it is to take that first step in your search for a therapist. I strive to create a safe space for individuals where there is trust, acceptance, and empowerment. I believe in the power of feeling heard and seen, and I am committed to the idea that every person's strength can and will be the catalyst in finding hope and healing. I work with individuals (ages 17+) and am accepting new clients.
Not knowing where to begin can be quite scary and overwhelming. I want to acknowledge how brave it is to take that first step in your search for a therapist. I strive to create a safe space for individuals where there is trust, acceptance, and empowerment. I believe in the power of feeling heard and seen, and I am committed to the idea that every person's strength can and will be the catalyst in finding hope and healing. I work with individuals (ages 17+) and am accepting new clients.
(863) 375-7584 View (863) 375-7584
Photo of Hilary Kutik, Counselor in 33803, FL
Hilary Kutik
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Hello! Congrats on starting your therapy journey. I look forward to our sessions together. My approach to therapy is always providing my clients with a safe & non-judgemental environment. My approach to therapy is solution focusing & goal oriented while working at the clients pace. My approach to therapy includes providing clients with the appropriate tools, psychoeducation & coping techniques that will improve their overall mental health & well being.
Hello! Congrats on starting your therapy journey. I look forward to our sessions together. My approach to therapy is always providing my clients with a safe & non-judgemental environment. My approach to therapy is solution focusing & goal oriented while working at the clients pace. My approach to therapy includes providing clients with the appropriate tools, psychoeducation & coping techniques that will improve their overall mental health & well being.
(786) 667-5380 View (786) 667-5380
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Pine Grove Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Christopher Grove, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Licensed in FL & NC! Are you thinking that things are ok but they could be much better? Or at least, a lot less dark and stagnant? I know the importance of finding someone who lets you take your time, respects your emotional development and upholds your dignity. I want to help you make sense of the life that you have and turn it into the one you want. Growth looks different for all of us. What blocks us from it might not block everybody else, too. We are all doing the best we can and deserve the best not just for, but from ourselves. Do you want a helping hand and open heart to help you reconnect with the center of who you are?
Licensed in FL & NC! Are you thinking that things are ok but they could be much better? Or at least, a lot less dark and stagnant? I know the importance of finding someone who lets you take your time, respects your emotional development and upholds your dignity. I want to help you make sense of the life that you have and turn it into the one you want. Growth looks different for all of us. What blocks us from it might not block everybody else, too. We are all doing the best we can and deserve the best not just for, but from ourselves. Do you want a helping hand and open heart to help you reconnect with the center of who you are?
(407) 305-2629 View (407) 305-2629

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33803

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 33803 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Relationship Issues
64% Self Esteem
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33803 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33803?

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.

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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.