There are times in each of our lives, when we all experience increased stress and life changes. Having someone that can be objective, yet caring and who will collaborate with you to develop healthy and effective coping skills is helpful during those times. I will tailor my therapeutic interventions to fulfill each of those needs. Through an evidenced-based interdisciplinary approach, I will provide mental health and wellness services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families in the Northern Florida area. In addition, my Virtual Telehealth Services provide me an opportunity to connect with you anywhere in the state of Florida.
Hello, and welcome. I would first like to acknowledge your strength and courage in taking this step toward making your mental health and wellness a priority. I view therapy as a collaborative partnership, in which the therapeutic alliance sets the foundation for successful outcomes. As an integrated therapist, I reject a “one size fits all” approach. I draw from various modalities as necessitated by the presenting issue, and believe that techniques should be tailored to individualized needs. I seek to minimize “labeling,” and strive to make a genuine human connection with clients as they share their unique worldview and experiences.
Hi! My name is Helen Roberts and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. I’ve been counseling children, teens, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years - But in my experience, that’s not really what you want to know. What you really want to know is can I help you? And is there hope for things to change for you? As a matter of fact, there is and I hope you’ll give me an opportunity to take that journey towards healing and empowerment with you. We can change the direction of your life right now and give you hope and power again!
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addictions (drug, alcohol, gambling, eating, shopping and hoarding), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, children and adolescents in foster care, OCD and eating disorders. I am a qualified supervisor for therapists and have treated professionals with substance abuse disorders to maintain their licensure.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I facilitate the spiritual, mental and emotional healing process through talk therapy. The focus of most of my adult life has been to be a skilled helper to people in need. As I moved through my theological training, I realized that, often, others needed deeper support than "church" alone could give. I pursued further education to become a clinical counselor to meet those needs. I offer compassionate support while we work through your mental health issues including, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, fear, grief, loss, codependency, and self esteem issues.
Hi there! I specialize in trauma and related conditions. Sometimes, dealing with what you have been through goes a long way to solving whatever is "wrong" with you. As I began my counseling career -- working with clients who are dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, dissociation, LGBTQ+ and OCD among other concerns -- a trend appeared. I noticed that most people who present with symptoms of a mental or behavioral disorder have experienced tremendously painful or scary events and feelings in their lives. I began to learn more and specialize in helping people who "don't feel right" but in many cases can get there!
Dr. Brody has provided marriage and family therapy for over 35 years. He works with individuals, couples, families and children, and is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Life can present itself with challenging situations that can overwhelm our capacity to cope and to even be unable to realize that something is not right. Reach out for help and never lose hope; the Sun always rises! My focus is to help people find themselves and become the artist of their life.
My ideal client is one that is in most need and dedicated to self improvement. One that is in need of assistance with their goals and guidance towards their process of healing. Throughout our walks of life many of life's obstacles play a major role in the decline of our mental health. We will all face difficult times, situations and people, it is inevitable that we will face both bad and hard day even weeks at times that are more difficult than others and in some instances makes us even doubt ourselves, my ideal client will have these common experiences and feel the need and desire to work toward their process of healing.
I am an experienced psychodynamic therapist specializing in depression, anxiety, and addiction treatment. I understand that patients are the experts in their own lives. I provide a collaborative, non-judgemental space where individuals, couples, and families receive the freedom and support needed to build self-confidence and a better understanding of their feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. Discerning how we relate to the world is a journey of self-reflection, examination, and realization. I am here to help guide you through that journey—to heal and be heard.
I see my clients as the experts on their life experiences who are courageous for seeking guidance and support to address difficulties, understand phase of life changes, and identify their need for a clinical expert to assist them in achieving their goals. My desire is to guide clients into healing and wellness. With a passion for working with trauma victims & survivors, I value being able to entire journey and guide you along the way toward wellness and healing.
Our therapists all work from a relational and insight oriented approach. We believe that we were all created for connection and that our woundedness often gets in the way of this connectedness, whether it be to God or to others. Deep, intensive counseling can help heal this woundedness so that connections are more honest, genuine, and whole. It should also leave you with a deeper sense of self and identity, so that you can interact in healthy ways with the world around you.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, BCD
I have been in the profession of helping people for 36 years. It is my approach to treat the whole person not just the symptoms. In that regard we begin a process that resolves not only the symptoms they present to me, but returns to them the feeling of being alive and in command of their own lives in a fashion that allows them to have healthy relationships, function well in their jobs and work, and have a positive sense of themselves.
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.
LOCATIONS IN ALACHUA AND ORANGE PARK/JACKSONVILLE. Better Beginnings is Florida's premier practice specializing in mental health surrounding fertility, pregnancy, loss and early parenting years. Our levels of care include prenatal preparation, traditional weekly outpatient visits and Florida's first Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (an intensive, outpatient day program). All of our team have received additional training and education in working during the time of pregnancy and postpartum. We look forward to partnering with you in your care.
Specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress syndrome, academic issues, couples counseling. Domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse. Grief, gender issues, work related stress. EAP counseling. Marriage and family therapy. Behavioral and parenting issues.
My career as a therapist, along with my life experience, study of both traditional and complementary modalities, has provided me with the skills, insight, and ability to work with a diverse population. We live in challenging times. We are often faced with life situations that are difficult to deal with. By helping clients to address issues, supporting them to find their own answers, as well as providing helpful tools to improve coping, symptoms of depression and anxiety can be reduced or eliminated. My goal is to help you to live a better life, enjoy your relationships and families, and work efficiently.
"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful" Joshua J Marine Life is full of twists, turns, peeks, and valleys. That is what makes it such an adventure. Like all adventures obstacles can get in the way, preventing us from moving forward, leaving us confused and feeling alone. Are you finding yourself blocked by circumstances, distressing emotions or challenging personal or professional relationships? Please know that you don't have to go it alone. Allow me to walk with you through those times. Through psychotherapy you can take charge and improve your quality of life.
"Accepting new clients" Do you feel like you are overwhelmed with life right now? Is your anxiety higher than normal? Is your depression making it difficult to function daily? Maybe you are struggling with your marriage and don't know where to turn.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Columbia County are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Columbia County then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Columbia County, or Child Psychologists in Columbia County.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Columbia County psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Columbia County specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.