EMDR, BRAINSPOTTING, CPT and RTM for individuals, and veterans. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and RTM and trained in Brainspotting, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Although I approach each session based on clients needs, I also focus on underlying factors that are causing issues today and together we work through them so you can have the life you deserve. I treat PTSD based on Veterans Administration (VA) evidence-based protocols for best treatment but PTSD is not unique to Veterans. I am a Veteran's Choice, Triwest, and VA Community Care provider approved by VA
I have a solid counseling background working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I can provide therapy in individual, milieu, and group settings. I have learned how to apply numerous theoretical approaches to fit the client’s needs and to work within family systems. My training sites were vastly different in structure and theoretical orientation, allowing me to experience a range of therapeutic styles and exposure to the varying roles psychologists can embody. My diverse experience has encouraged me to maintain a flexible approach to clients in alternative settings and from multiple backgrounds.
I became a Social Worker because your life is worth my time! I have experience in and enjoy working with all different ages as well as all different types of issues. You are not alone in your journey and I am here to help! I specialize in Substance Use and can help you on your journey to sobriety.
If you need help, I am here. Whatever your mental health is I am here to support you. I can help with grief, PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociation, bipolar, body images, and a variety of ailments. I am transparent in the processes I utilize with clients and can adapt to any and all situations accordingly. I am here for you and want you to become the best version of yourself through the use of varied therapeutic processes; mindfulness, self-havening, audio therapy, hypnotherapy, VNS activation, and autogenics as well as EMDR.
Asking for help is the first important step you can take on your journey to wholeness. I am here to help you identify, explore, and remove obstacles to your wellbeing. Watson, my therapy dog, offers great comfort as you work through difficult issues. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, or need to find a way out of an abusive relationship, or break cycles of self-harm, I am here to counsel you in a supportive way that is unique to you. My expertise also helps couples strengthen their relationship, encourages families to develop stronger bonds, and helps children and adolescents overcome struggles during childhood.
Congratulations on taking the first step to make positive changes in your life and your relationships. Whether you or your relationship is in crisis, or if you seek change, there is hope. I am committed to helping individuals and couples improve their lives and their most valued relationships. I am passionate about helping individuals overcome personal challenges and tailor my counseling approach to match the needs of my clients thereby empowering you to create the life you have always dreamed of. My work with couples utilizes the Gottman Method Couples Therapy which can enhance your relationships in just 3 sessions.
We want the most life has to offer. At times, circumstances, habits and also trauma do not serve us well.... we wake up to find we aren't where we thought. If you're here, you are not alone. Colleen’s compassion, honesty, knowledge and transparency enables you to uncover your own abilities to cope, heal, and move through challenges. Colleen’s strengths include breaking down issues into manageable pieces to empower patients to move toward healing. She uses evidenced based methods like CBT and is also an EMDR trauma-recovery therapist.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for the state of Florida. I graduated from Chapman University with a Master's degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I have specific extensive experience working with individuals suffering from PTSD. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). *Note: I'm currently only seeing adult clients (21+)
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, INTERN
I enjoy working with clients who desire to empower themselves to improve their emotional well-being and lives. There is not a "one size fits all" counseling plan, because each individual has their own experiences and stories. I would like to help you be able to use what was learned in session and apply it to your everyday and unexpected events. I primarily work with children and teens, of various needs and backgrounds, to help them work through stressful life events, self-esteem, anxiety, and other challenges.
I am very boundary and communication oriented. Effective communication originates from the heart - empathy is the goal. You are the driver and I help guide you. Together we create life changing experiences, a new respect for self and others. As a team we teach each other. My job is to help empower you. My approach is eclectic and evidence based. I work with you to help serve your needs - individually, with your family, significant other, or whomever you please. I work well with any combination of family members, blended families, same sex unions, and any religion or non-religious preference.
Welcome, I am passionate about your potential to see change. I have noticed often individuals accept a negative emotion or harmful habit as a permanent part of their lives when change is not only possible but attainable. I can assist you to gain insight, recognize patterns, and start on your journey towards change. Your goal may be feeling more satisfied in one month or it could be for your child to display improved focus or self esteem. Let us partner together to make pivotal transitions in your life.
Dr. Glyn Brown is a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health. She earned her Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from Auburn University, her Master's in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama. Concurrent with her private practice, Dr. Brown served the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for two decades as an early education specialist, providing consulting to schools and state education departments throughout the Southeast.
The ideal client is an individual who desires help. I am not going to work harder than anyone to better themselves. You have to be willing to do the work with me. This work is hard. It is not fun to talk about things that you have struggled with and I deeply understand this. The reason I got into counseling is that I was forced to go to counseling as a child and refused to engage. It was not until I was a teenager and made the decision to ask for help, that it made a difference. Your desire and passion to want to make a difference in your life matters. I can help you on your path.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, MEd, RMHI
Feeling sad, depressed, overwhelmed or anxious? Afraid your marriage won’t last, or your child’s grades are dropping? Life experiences trigger a cascade of painful emotions, limiting beliefs, and destructive thoughts and patterns of behavior that can seem impossible to resolve. Together we'll use methods to understand and remove obstacles and limiting beliefs that prevent you from living.
Your Empowering Solutions (Y.E.S), every “YES” in your life is associated with demands of time, commitment, rest and focus. When we run into challenges it can be so tough to develop a plan that contains self-love, empowerment and confidence. For those who have been victims of interpersonal violence (domestic violence, sex assault, survivor of childhood trauma or assault) or a traumatic experience. My 15 years of experience offers recognizing patterns, expressing emotions, communication skills and setting boundaries Together we will create a plan, of ways to cope, heal, and live a high performing life!
I am a psychologist with specialized training and expertise in the connection between brain and behavior- a clinical neuropsychologist. I conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to assess an individual's current cognitive and psychological level of functioning. These evaluations are beneficial for adults who have experienced any change in their thinking abilities. Additional clinical services that I offer include psychotherapy and cognitive rehabilitation. I provide these services for clients 16 years old and up.
Often life throws unexpected detours our way and it can be difficult to adapt. Having a person who will provide support and listen without judgement can be just what is needed to get through difficult times. Creating a safe space for people to express their emotions is an honor and a privilege. If you are struggling and think you might need help getting “unstuck” please do not feel like you must suffer alone. As a former Army soldier and an Airforce spouse I know the anxiety and uncertainty of “hurry up and wait”! I absolutely feel this cannot apply to mental health.
Hey there, I am Danielle. Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, so here is a little about my style to help you make an informed decision. My primary areas of expertise include emotional distress, relationship conflict, and identity development. I'll teach you how your experiences can create patterns in your life that may be causing too much stress. This stress can affect how you view your life, other people, and even yourself and then lead to distress. I will create a safe space where you can openly explore your experiences and give you techniques to help reduce how often you have difficult emotions.
My passion is people, and my goal in therapy is helping individuals work through issues to improve overall quality of life. I help the client to identify their own strengths and ways that these might be useful in the healing process, as well as helping them to build new strengths to implement in the management of emotions, traumas, and/or mental illness. I use tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Common Elements Treatment Approach, and Motivational Interviewing.
Hillary has her master’s degree in Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. She is passionate about helping others and has experience working with adults, children, and couples. Originally from Colorado, she has lived and worked in a variety of places including New York, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. She has a background in music and enjoys theater and opera. Approaching each client with compassion and empathy, she is dedicated to assisting others to become the best versions of themselves.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach, or Child Psychologists in Fort Walton Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach 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.