Therapists in Defuniak Springs, FL

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Counseling Coffee Tea & Poetry
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433  (Online Only)
Welcome to Counseling, Coffee, Tea & Poetry! This is a healing experience that promotes healing through the expressive arts of poetry and writing. Sessions are supportive, fun, and healing and can be a great supplement to your present therapy. Our group will meet monthly via zoom and provide a relaxed virtual atmosphere to be creative and connect while enjoying your favorite cup of coffee or tea! A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Poetry Association that helps promote educational programs for kids in schools! Please email me for more information and start healing with your poetry RX! Trish Cross, MS, LMHC.
Welcome to Counseling, Coffee, Tea & Poetry! This is a healing experience that promotes healing through the expressive arts of poetry and writing. Sessions are supportive, fun, and healing and can be a great supplement to your present therapy. Our group will meet monthly via zoom and provide a relaxed virtual atmosphere to be creative and connect while enjoying your favorite cup of coffee or tea! A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Poetry Association that helps promote educational programs for kids in schools! Please email me for more information and start healing with your poetry RX! Trish Cross, MS, LMHC.
(850) 990-3784 View (850) 990-3784
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Allegiance Resiliency Therapy
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433  (Online Only)
Allegiance Resiliency Therapy offers virtual group therapy options for those looking to build resiliency factors through receiving educational, support, and a sense of belonging through the group therapy experience. It is a great supplement to your current individual therapy.
Allegiance Resiliency Therapy offers virtual group therapy options for those looking to build resiliency factors through receiving educational, support, and a sense of belonging through the group therapy experience. It is a great supplement to your current individual therapy.
(850) 204-3270 View (850) 204-3270
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Renae Marcolongo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been struggling with stress in your family, work...life? Do you feel like you are simply surviving when you really wish you were thriving? Do you want greater satisfactions in your relationships? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am qualified to help families, couples, and individuals with areas that can create negativity in life. My heart is to help people find solutions on a grander scale, leading to enhanced life satisfaction and balance. Essentially, you are the expert in your life, I am the liaison between the "now" you and the goals that lead you to become the future you.
Have you been struggling with stress in your family, work...life? Do you feel like you are simply surviving when you really wish you were thriving? Do you want greater satisfactions in your relationships? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am qualified to help families, couples, and individuals with areas that can create negativity in life. My heart is to help people find solutions on a grander scale, leading to enhanced life satisfaction and balance. Essentially, you are the expert in your life, I am the liaison between the "now" you and the goals that lead you to become the future you.
(727) 334-1112 View (727) 334-1112
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Nathaniel Johnston
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience helping clients learn effective skills to manage stress and anxiety, along with identifying the root causes of addictions, & how to cope with trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with feeling depression, adjustment disorders, and relationship dysfunction, as well as with high school, college, and professional athletes for improved performance and well-being. I believe in short-term (3-5 days) and long-term (As long as needed) therapy treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience helping clients learn effective skills to manage stress and anxiety, along with identifying the root causes of addictions, & how to cope with trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with feeling depression, adjustment disorders, and relationship dysfunction, as well as with high school, college, and professional athletes for improved performance and well-being. I believe in short-term (3-5 days) and long-term (As long as needed) therapy treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(904) 454-4766 View (904) 454-4766
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Isaly Palacios
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Taking the first step toward a journey of healing can be difficult. Let Isaly offer support and guidance through life's challenges by providing a safe and empathic environment. Isaly, is a registered mental health counselor who completed their masters degree from Pepperdine University. She recognizes each person’s unique experience with mental health and utilizes an integrative approach when working with patients.
Taking the first step toward a journey of healing can be difficult. Let Isaly offer support and guidance through life's challenges by providing a safe and empathic environment. Isaly, is a registered mental health counselor who completed their masters degree from Pepperdine University. She recognizes each person’s unique experience with mental health and utilizes an integrative approach when working with patients.
(850) 600-3861 View (850) 600-3861
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Brooke Kremm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Hi, my name is Brooke Kremm. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is skilled in counseling and therapy, providing powerful crisis intervention, and advocating for clients to ensure they receive the care they need. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adults who may be dealing with challenges in life as a whole and adults who are impacted by a traumatic event/events. This often may look like anxiety, stress, depression, and fear. I help clients navigate these emotions and to build skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and to develop a more positive outlook on life.
Hi, my name is Brooke Kremm. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is skilled in counseling and therapy, providing powerful crisis intervention, and advocating for clients to ensure they receive the care they need. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adults who may be dealing with challenges in life as a whole and adults who are impacted by a traumatic event/events. This often may look like anxiety, stress, depression, and fear. I help clients navigate these emotions and to build skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and to develop a more positive outlook on life.
(407) 863-8694 View (407) 863-8694
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Michelle Milligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIC-CSp, CTMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Not accepting new clients
I am EMDR Trained and can assist and guide those needing help from the ages of 12+ that might suffer from Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and a number of other mental health conditions. .
I am EMDR Trained and can assist and guide those needing help from the ages of 12+ that might suffer from Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and a number of other mental health conditions. .
(850) 331-7539 View (850) 331-7539
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Elizabeth Hayward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
I am a licensed clinical social worker. Clients have described me as thoughtful, relatable, humorous, open-minded, a good listener, and a creative problem solver. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a form of therapy that can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health struggles. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion), and how we act (behavior) all interact together.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. Clients have described me as thoughtful, relatable, humorous, open-minded, a good listener, and a creative problem solver. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a form of therapy that can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health struggles. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion), and how we act (behavior) all interact together.
(813) 796-8222 View (813) 796-8222
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Stephanie Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in mental health for over ten years. My background includes crisis management, individual and group therapy, and medical social work. My goal as a therapist is to help you process negative experiences and to better understand the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so you are better equipped to manage your symptoms and stressors.
Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in mental health for over ten years. My background includes crisis management, individual and group therapy, and medical social work. My goal as a therapist is to help you process negative experiences and to better understand the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so you are better equipped to manage your symptoms and stressors.
(786) 808-2451 View (786) 808-2451
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Alina Griffith
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, CCTP, ASDCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Waitlist for new clients
I create a trusting space and build rapport so that you can have a place to process challenges, which also creates growth. Creating a safe space for my clients also means creating a space of compassion, empathy, understanding, and non-judgment. I value the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic relationship. Sometimes, there are disruptions in life that affect not only the present but the future as well. These disruptions can impact how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we perceive the world in a negative way. I draw from the modalities of CBT, DBT, Person-Centered Therapy, and SandTray Therapy.
I create a trusting space and build rapport so that you can have a place to process challenges, which also creates growth. Creating a safe space for my clients also means creating a space of compassion, empathy, understanding, and non-judgment. I value the transformative nature of a strong therapeutic relationship. Sometimes, there are disruptions in life that affect not only the present but the future as well. These disruptions can impact how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we perceive the world in a negative way. I draw from the modalities of CBT, DBT, Person-Centered Therapy, and SandTray Therapy.
(850) 809-0318 View (850) 809-0318

Online Therapists

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Denise Pertuz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City, FL 32404  (Online Only)
Denise Pertuz serves the state of New Jersey and Florida. She obtained her first master’s in social work from Rutgers State University and her second in child advocacy and policy from Montclair State University.
Denise Pertuz serves the state of New Jersey and Florida. She obtained her first master’s in social work from Rutgers State University and her second in child advocacy and policy from Montclair State University.
(732) 655-3646 View (732) 655-3646
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Jania L Kietzmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pensacola, FL 32503
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have worked helping others for over twenty years. I also received my Doctorate in Diversity Studies in 2006 which has given me a unique approach to counseling. I love working with people and enjoy the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of each person I meet through my practice. I use a collaborative approach and believe that the dialogue we engage in together as client and therapist is the guiding principle for helping people make the changes most meaningful to them. In addition to face to face counseling, I also provide HIPPA compliant online counseling options as well.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and have worked helping others for over twenty years. I also received my Doctorate in Diversity Studies in 2006 which has given me a unique approach to counseling. I love working with people and enjoy the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of each person I meet through my practice. I use a collaborative approach and believe that the dialogue we engage in together as client and therapist is the guiding principle for helping people make the changes most meaningful to them. In addition to face to face counseling, I also provide HIPPA compliant online counseling options as well.
(850) 512-1533 View (850) 512-1533
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Michelle Seaman
MS, CMPC
Verified Verified
Navarre, FL 32566
As an experienced Mental Performance Consultant, I excel in fostering optimal mental states for individuals striving to reach peak performance both on and off the field. My clients typically seek further fulfillment. They may be navigating transitions, working to build healthier relationships, leadership obstacles, grappling with perfectionism and diminished confidence, or seeking a healthier lifestyle. Whether your goals revolve around career advancements or athletic achievements, I am here to support you in living a more fulfilling life.
As an experienced Mental Performance Consultant, I excel in fostering optimal mental states for individuals striving to reach peak performance both on and off the field. My clients typically seek further fulfillment. They may be navigating transitions, working to build healthier relationships, leadership obstacles, grappling with perfectionism and diminished confidence, or seeking a healthier lifestyle. Whether your goals revolve around career advancements or athletic achievements, I am here to support you in living a more fulfilling life.
(850) 790-9619 View (850) 790-9619
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Lori-Ann Palazzo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Panama City, FL 32404  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years experience as a licensed mental health counselor and substance use working with individuals of all ages. I provide a safe, non judgmental environment.
I have over 20 years experience as a licensed mental health counselor and substance use working with individuals of all ages. I provide a safe, non judgmental environment.
(786) 767-6254 View (786) 767-6254
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Alexis Rothenbuhler
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pensacola, FL 32504
Therapy is YOUR space. It should feel safe, nonjudgmental, understanding and empathetic to you and your life. I truly believe that with therapy, anyone can grow, learn and be the truest version of themselves. It is my job to empower you.
Therapy is YOUR space. It should feel safe, nonjudgmental, understanding and empathetic to you and your life. I truly believe that with therapy, anyone can grow, learn and be the truest version of themselves. It is my job to empower you.
(850) 331-0685 View (850) 331-0685
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Ashley Cox
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Panama City, FL 32404  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling to maintain relationships, work, and self? Are you experiencing burnout? If you're nodding your head in recognition, know you're not alone—and I'm here to offer support and guidance. Picture a life where you confidently confront your challenges, have ways to manage anxiety and depression, feel supported, and have the ability to implement healthy boundaries.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling to maintain relationships, work, and self? Are you experiencing burnout? If you're nodding your head in recognition, know you're not alone—and I'm here to offer support and guidance. Picture a life where you confidently confront your challenges, have ways to manage anxiety and depression, feel supported, and have the ability to implement healthy boundaries.
(954) 287-1068 View (954) 287-1068
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Andrea Nutt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pensacola, FL 32503
My ideal client is navigating a significant life transition, feeling lost, overwhelmed, and uncertain about the future. They seek understanding, healing, and growth, aiming to find balance and purpose. Their goals include overcoming fears, building resilience, and fostering self-discovery to live a more authentic, fulfilling life. They desire a compassionate, supportive space to explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insights, and develop strategies for positive change.
My ideal client is navigating a significant life transition, feeling lost, overwhelmed, and uncertain about the future. They seek understanding, healing, and growth, aiming to find balance and purpose. Their goals include overcoming fears, building resilience, and fostering self-discovery to live a more authentic, fulfilling life. They desire a compassionate, supportive space to explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insights, and develop strategies for positive change.
(850) 990-2009 View (850) 990-2009
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Mark D. Ruiz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pensacola, FL 32504
My goals in practicing psychology are to help you narrow your focus, set strong goals, and deal more practically with life’s barriers. This can be an intimidating process, which is why I use humor - with a dash of hope - as essential tools. I am skilled in individual and family interventions, executive and consultative coaching, and therapeutic strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapies. My experience in medical and rehabilitation settings, including private and veterans hospitals, helped me hone these skills for work with clients from all walks of life.
My goals in practicing psychology are to help you narrow your focus, set strong goals, and deal more practically with life’s barriers. This can be an intimidating process, which is why I use humor - with a dash of hope - as essential tools. I am skilled in individual and family interventions, executive and consultative coaching, and therapeutic strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapies. My experience in medical and rehabilitation settings, including private and veterans hospitals, helped me hone these skills for work with clients from all walks of life.
(850) 429-4134 View (850) 429-4134
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April Chapel
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CPC
Verified Verified
Marianna, FL 32446
Are you a Christian woman in your 40s-50s experiencing emotional distress after a hard breakup or Narcissistic abuse? Are you looking for support but feeling judged by your faith community? Do you have self-condemning thoughts and doubt your value and worth, but WANT to have positive feelings toward yourself? Do you feel emotionally overconnected to another person and want your sense of independence back? Then YOU are the kind of client I enjoy working with! Together, we can evaluate and dispute negative thoughts and beliefs, resolve spiritual crises, break trauma bonds, and find acceptance for realities unlikely to change.
Are you a Christian woman in your 40s-50s experiencing emotional distress after a hard breakup or Narcissistic abuse? Are you looking for support but feeling judged by your faith community? Do you have self-condemning thoughts and doubt your value and worth, but WANT to have positive feelings toward yourself? Do you feel emotionally overconnected to another person and want your sense of independence back? Then YOU are the kind of client I enjoy working with! Together, we can evaluate and dispute negative thoughts and beliefs, resolve spiritual crises, break trauma bonds, and find acceptance for realities unlikely to change.
(850) 821-3424 View (850) 821-3424
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Danielle Guinaugh
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, QS, MCAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pensacola, FL 32514
Do you feel like you are just surviving? Do you feel like you are only going through the motions of life? Are you struggling with the same problems over and over again? Do you feel like you are stuck in the same negative cycles feeling hopeless and helpless as if there is no way out? I am here to show you that there is another way. I would love to help you see how you can thrive and truly enjoy your life. I use an inside out approach to help others like you achieve true happiness in their life through insight-based counseling. I am NOT here to be the expert on you, I am here to help guide you back to the wisdom already within you.
Do you feel like you are just surviving? Do you feel like you are only going through the motions of life? Are you struggling with the same problems over and over again? Do you feel like you are stuck in the same negative cycles feeling hopeless and helpless as if there is no way out? I am here to show you that there is another way. I would love to help you see how you can thrive and truly enjoy your life. I use an inside out approach to help others like you achieve true happiness in their life through insight-based counseling. I am NOT here to be the expert on you, I am here to help guide you back to the wisdom already within you.
(850) 498-1289 View (850) 498-1289

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Number of Therapists in Defuniak Springs, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Defuniak Springs, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Coping Skills
70% Stress
60% Relationship Issues
60% Anger Management
60% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Defuniak Springs, FL see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Defuniak Springs?

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.