James Harper
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS-CMHC Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
James Harper (Jay) is a professional firefighter/paramedic in Southwest Florida with over 36 years of experience in the field. Jay has been a paramedic for 30 years and he is also a cancer survivor. Being close to retirement, he has chosen a new career path in the mental health counseling profession, graduating from Hodges University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Using both education and experience in the field, Jay would like to continue by offering assistance to fire, police, EMT’s, paramedics and first responders. Often these profession men and women are at risk of experiencing PTSD, & depression.
(239) 603-0371
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
James Harper (Jay) is a professional firefighter/paramedic in Southwest Florida with over 36 years of experience in the field. Jay has been a paramedic for 30 years and he is also a cancer survivor. Being close to retirement, he has chosen a new career path in the mental health counseling profession, graduating from Hodges University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Using both education and experience in the field, Jay would like to continue by offering assistance to fire, police, EMT’s, paramedics and first responders. Often these profession men and women are at risk of experiencing PTSD, & depression.
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Michelle Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Life can be stressful and it certainly changes over time. The same is true in our relationships. With compassion and understanding and providing support and practical feedback, I can help you to effectively address your personal life challenges and concerns. Therapy can help you learn to make decisions based on what is best for you and your family. Integrating my background and knowledge with your life circumstances, I can offer a personalized approach tailored to your specific needs that will help you acheive personal growth, make good choices and feel better about yourself and your relationships.
(239) 249-3680
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Life can be stressful and it certainly changes over time. The same is true in our relationships. With compassion and understanding and providing support and practical feedback, I can help you to effectively address your personal life challenges and concerns. Therapy can help you learn to make decisions based on what is best for you and your family. Integrating my background and knowledge with your life circumstances, I can offer a personalized approach tailored to your specific needs that will help you acheive personal growth, make good choices and feel better about yourself and your relationships.
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Paula M Harper
Counselor, MA, RN, LMHC, CSAT Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
I am a compassionate and caring counselor who utilizes a variety of approaches to assist clients through difficult life transitions, parents struggling with addicted children, depression, complex grief and loss, anxiety, sex addiction, crisis and the impact of pornography and infidelity on partners of addicts. I began my career as an Oncology Nurse over 20 years ago. I received my MA from Argosy University - Sarasota in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have completed my training in sex addiction and I am an CSAT Associate Sex Addiction Therapist. I work with both addicts and partners affected by this behavior & consequences.
(239) 307-0914
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
I am a compassionate and caring counselor who utilizes a variety of approaches to assist clients through difficult life transitions, parents struggling with addicted children, depression, complex grief and loss, anxiety, sex addiction, crisis and the impact of pornography and infidelity on partners of addicts. I began my career as an Oncology Nurse over 20 years ago. I received my MA from Argosy University - Sarasota in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have completed my training in sex addiction and I am an CSAT Associate Sex Addiction Therapist. I work with both addicts and partners affected by this behavior & consequences.
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Mona Hartley, LMHC. Open your heart counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Estero, FL 33928
I have been in practice for over 30 years helping many people feel better through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other coping skills. At this difficult time in our world I want you to know that I am here to help in any way I can. Telehealth is available to you. You may be at home like I am and only want to offer my experience and expertise. I specialize in many areas. Learning Disabilities, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Conflict (of all ages). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is my focus and specialty.
(774) 241-9603
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Estero, FL 33928
I have been in practice for over 30 years helping many people feel better through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other coping skills. At this difficult time in our world I want you to know that I am here to help in any way I can. Telehealth is available to you. You may be at home like I am and only want to offer my experience and expertise. I specialize in many areas. Learning Disabilities, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Conflict (of all ages). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is my focus and specialty.
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Alexander Conrad
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Estero, FL 33928
I understand that sometimes in life it may be difficult to find a purpose. I have the ability to assist in developing the skills necessary to more effectively cope with life's challenges. If you're ready to make the changes, I am ready to help. Helping people find a sense of hope and purpose in their life is my passion
(877) 365-9355
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Estero, FL 33928
I understand that sometimes in life it may be difficult to find a purpose. I have the ability to assist in developing the skills necessary to more effectively cope with life's challenges. If you're ready to make the changes, I am ready to help. Helping people find a sense of hope and purpose in their life is my passion
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Linda Meyerholz
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Estero, FL 33928
My ideal client is one who's life is painful enough to create a desire for change within and without. No one makes changes until the pain of staying in something becomes greater than the pain of changing and creating a new life for oneself.
(239) 205-2896
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Estero, FL 33928
My ideal client is one who's life is painful enough to create a desire for change within and without. No one makes changes until the pain of staying in something becomes greater than the pain of changing and creating a new life for oneself.
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Elizabeth Manchester-Murphy
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMHC, ACAS, MA Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Supporting clients with anxiety disorders,trauma concerns, and relational conflict. I also work with individuals needing self esteem and confidence support, and family dynamics challenges. Please read my background at COMPASS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES. Sending you Positive Waves!
(239) 230-4931
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Supporting clients with anxiety disorders,trauma concerns, and relational conflict. I also work with individuals needing self esteem and confidence support, and family dynamics challenges. Please read my background at COMPASS COUNSELING ASSOCIATES. Sending you Positive Waves!
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Bernadette Russo
MA, Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Bernadette’s mission in treatment is to create a genuine and safe atmosphere for her clients to tackle any of the challenges they are facing in life. Research has shown, a major predictor for clients in successfully reaching their therapeutic goals is the client-therapist relationship, so trust and communication are her priorities. At times, she may challenge her clients, but at the same time, she gives her clients tools, provides support, offers warmth and a sense of humor. The treatment plan will be tailored to client's unique needs and abilities.
(239) 237-3505
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Bernadette’s mission in treatment is to create a genuine and safe atmosphere for her clients to tackle any of the challenges they are facing in life. Research has shown, a major predictor for clients in successfully reaching their therapeutic goals is the client-therapist relationship, so trust and communication are her priorities. At times, she may challenge her clients, but at the same time, she gives her clients tools, provides support, offers warmth and a sense of humor. The treatment plan will be tailored to client's unique needs and abilities.
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Myra Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
In this time of #MeToo some of you may feel that your voice is not heard and you do not know how to begin to tell your story. I will listen and try to help you discover your voice. Psychotherapy helps clients to recognize and reconcile the dissonance between their inner lives and the realities of their every day experiences. The developing bond between the therapist and the client allows and encourages them to explore their ideas in a safe, secure setting. Everyone has a story. I would welcome hearing yours.
(914) 425-5135
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
In this time of #MeToo some of you may feel that your voice is not heard and you do not know how to begin to tell your story. I will listen and try to help you discover your voice. Psychotherapy helps clients to recognize and reconcile the dissonance between their inner lives and the realities of their every day experiences. The developing bond between the therapist and the client allows and encourages them to explore their ideas in a safe, secure setting. Everyone has a story. I would welcome hearing yours.
David R Llewellyn
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with addictive or compulsive behaviors or substances? Have you tried stopping on your own? Do depression, anxiety or panic take you over? Have you been physically or sexually abused? Do you self-harm? Do you have puzzling memory gaps? Are your relationships suffering? Does your partner or someone you love have a problem? Ready for change? I can help. In a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment, using effective research-based methods, I help you break free of addictions, trauma, and/or unhealthy behaviors, and learn how to build a healthy and rewarding life and relationships in recovery.
(239) 935-8938
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with addictive or compulsive behaviors or substances? Have you tried stopping on your own? Do depression, anxiety or panic take you over? Have you been physically or sexually abused? Do you self-harm? Do you have puzzling memory gaps? Are your relationships suffering? Does your partner or someone you love have a problem? Ready for change? I can help. In a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment, using effective research-based methods, I help you break free of addictions, trauma, and/or unhealthy behaviors, and learn how to build a healthy and rewarding life and relationships in recovery.
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Josephine Marie Kunkle
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, PhD, LMHC-RI, MS, MS Verified
Estero, FL 33928
I have always believed that people are like diamonds. We are multi-faceted, and no two of us are exactly alike. Mental health issues are simply tiny aspects of our personalities, like single facets on a many-sided gem. Such issues are only a part of the sum of us, they do not define who we are. Sometimes people need a little help in determining what they want and how to get to where they want to be. If you are suffering from stress or anxiety, I can help you with a personalized therapy plan we will create together, aimed at solutions focused on your well-being and happiness.
(239) 734-8136
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Estero, FL 33928
I have always believed that people are like diamonds. We are multi-faceted, and no two of us are exactly alike. Mental health issues are simply tiny aspects of our personalities, like single facets on a many-sided gem. Such issues are only a part of the sum of us, they do not define who we are. Sometimes people need a little help in determining what they want and how to get to where they want to be. If you are suffering from stress or anxiety, I can help you with a personalized therapy plan we will create together, aimed at solutions focused on your well-being and happiness.
Laura D Bykofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, CEAP, SAP, CCISM Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 30 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
(813) 543-8208
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 30 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
Dr. Victoria Frehe-Torres
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Estero, FL 34135
Offers online therapy
I am best at facilitating a psychological process where you can find your authentic self and be able to not only understand your emotions but to also build healthier pathways to overcome difficulties. My clinical background focuses on the overall human experience, its difficulties across different stages in life and its powerful connection between our body and mind. As a clinician, I believe in the importance of having a strong therapeutic relationship so evidence-based treatments can be more effective.
(239) 360-9810
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Estero, FL 34135
Offers online therapy
I am best at facilitating a psychological process where you can find your authentic self and be able to not only understand your emotions but to also build healthier pathways to overcome difficulties. My clinical background focuses on the overall human experience, its difficulties across different stages in life and its powerful connection between our body and mind. As a clinician, I believe in the importance of having a strong therapeutic relationship so evidence-based treatments can be more effective.
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Tim Green LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT Verified
Estero, FL 33928
I am a long time resident of Southwest Florida. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, and have served in two different combat zones. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, and my graduate degree from the University of North Florida. I have over 400 hours of training in advanced clinical hypnosis with trauma resolution. I have been working as a mental health counselor for nearly twenty years and have worked in many different setting with diverse populations. For the past eight years I have operated my own individual private therapy practice.
(239) 829-5318
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Estero, FL 33928
I am a long time resident of Southwest Florida. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, and have served in two different combat zones. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, and my graduate degree from the University of North Florida. I have over 400 hours of training in advanced clinical hypnosis with trauma resolution. I have been working as a mental health counselor for nearly twenty years and have worked in many different setting with diverse populations. For the past eight years I have operated my own individual private therapy practice.
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Lemy Chatelier
MA Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Not accepting new clients
I am a highly-skilled school counselor with over five years of experience working in the local school system. I am committed to forming collaborations with individuals to help strategize, readjust and seek growth from recent experiences. Working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. My goal is to approach and match interventions to everyone according to their needs, honoring each person's story with positive regard, unconditional respect, and professionalism. I empower individuals and families with the tools and strategies to seek growth and healing for a life worth living.
(239) 268-6742
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Estero, FL 33928
Not accepting new clients
I am a highly-skilled school counselor with over five years of experience working in the local school system. I am committed to forming collaborations with individuals to help strategize, readjust and seek growth from recent experiences. Working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. My goal is to approach and match interventions to everyone according to their needs, honoring each person's story with positive regard, unconditional respect, and professionalism. I empower individuals and families with the tools and strategies to seek growth and healing for a life worth living.
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Barbara Flor
Counselor, EdS, LPC, LMHC Verified
Estero, FL 34135
Offers online therapy
Barbara is an empathetic and experienced counselor who works with her clients to map out an individualized plan for success. As a board certified counselor, Barbara provides treatment for adults dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, adjusting to life's transitions and dealing with trauma. She assists clients in gaining healthy coping strategies to better handle the difficulties of life. Barbara works with her clients to decrease patterns of negative thinking and to establish a more accurate, optimistic outlook, leading to an overall sense of well-being and happiness.
(267) 705-6376
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Estero, FL 34135
Offers online therapy
Barbara is an empathetic and experienced counselor who works with her clients to map out an individualized plan for success. As a board certified counselor, Barbara provides treatment for adults dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, adjusting to life's transitions and dealing with trauma. She assists clients in gaining healthy coping strategies to better handle the difficulties of life. Barbara works with her clients to decrease patterns of negative thinking and to establish a more accurate, optimistic outlook, leading to an overall sense of well-being and happiness.
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Matthew H Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
By applying a supportive, compassionate, and caring approach clients have the ability to use multiple tools to enhance and maintain their quality of life. As your counselor, my goal is to engage you in co-creating an active treatment plan that is directly related to your identified concerns, issues, and needs. I will guide you through the multiple layers of life's maze that include situations and experiences, feelings and emotions, thoughts, choices, and decision-making. Together we will make progress and strive forward towards your desired outcome. I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques that fit or work with you.
(239) 674-3730
Verified
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
By applying a supportive, compassionate, and caring approach clients have the ability to use multiple tools to enhance and maintain their quality of life. As your counselor, my goal is to engage you in co-creating an active treatment plan that is directly related to your identified concerns, issues, and needs. I will guide you through the multiple layers of life's maze that include situations and experiences, feelings and emotions, thoughts, choices, and decision-making. Together we will make progress and strive forward towards your desired outcome. I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques that fit or work with you.
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Rebecca Anderson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Anderson has expertise assisting clients who are struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, complicated bereavement, adjustment to retirement, divorce, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Anderson works with both individuals and families. She is skilled in assisting parents with behavior problems, as well as helping parents support their children socially, and academically. She is trained in school psychology and able to support students with learning challenges and assist with educational programming.
(239) 230-1679
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Anderson has expertise assisting clients who are struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, complicated bereavement, adjustment to retirement, divorce, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Anderson works with both individuals and families. She is skilled in assisting parents with behavior problems, as well as helping parents support their children socially, and academically. She is trained in school psychology and able to support students with learning challenges and assist with educational programming.
Gina Lanza Kane
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Gina Lanza Kane, Senior Therapist, has been a licensed mental health counselor for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Columbia University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida. She is best know for providing therapy to therapists and health care providers as well as Clinical supervisor. Gina offers the privacy and courtesy with on-line services as a board certified Tele-health professional.Gina is a compassionate, authentic and empathetic counselor. She draws on highly respected clinical skills, professional judgment, decision making and interpersonal skills to help her clients. Her approach is person-centered and goal-directed, treating the whole person.
(239) 321-5618
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
Gina Lanza Kane, Senior Therapist, has been a licensed mental health counselor for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Columbia University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida. She is best know for providing therapy to therapists and health care providers as well as Clinical supervisor. Gina offers the privacy and courtesy with on-line services as a board certified Tele-health professional.Gina is a compassionate, authentic and empathetic counselor. She draws on highly respected clinical skills, professional judgment, decision making and interpersonal skills to help her clients. Her approach is person-centered and goal-directed, treating the whole person.
Laura D Bykofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, CEAP, SAP Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
For over 30 years,I have been providing psychotherapy to adolescents ,adults and families. I recognize that knowing you need help is not the same as knowing what kind of help you need.My role is to facilitate that process with you;to provide the guidance,support and collaboration that will enable us to identify how you can most effectively reach your personal goals and improve your quality of life.As we move through that process, you can rely on me to be honest, forthright and compassionate; to work with you, side by side,as you face the challenges ahead.
(518) 369-3877
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Estero, FL 33928
Offers online therapy
For over 30 years,I have been providing psychotherapy to adolescents ,adults and families. I recognize that knowing you need help is not the same as knowing what kind of help you need.My role is to facilitate that process with you;to provide the guidance,support and collaboration that will enable us to identify how you can most effectively reach your personal goals and improve your quality of life.As we move through that process, you can rely on me to be honest, forthright and compassionate; to work with you, side by side,as you face the challenges ahead.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Estero 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 Estero 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 Estero, or Child Psychologists in Estero.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Estero 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 Estero 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.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.