Therapists in Gainesville, FL

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Reflections Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
I believe that success in therapy is based on the attuned relationship shared between a therapist and their client. This attuned relationship can transform lives.
I believe that success in therapy is based on the attuned relationship shared between a therapist and their client. This attuned relationship can transform lives.
(352) 578-2921 View (352) 578-2921
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Graham Wesley Morris
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
Are you motivated to understand yourself better, grow in perspective and insight about your world and circumstances, and translate this learning into meaningful action? If so, we may be a good match! I believe truly effective therapy happens when we are ready to look deeply and critically at our current situation, ready to really try to make sustainable, practical changes, and able to be humble and self-compassionate in our attempts to flourish. You do not have to know exactly what you want or need, or have all the answers, but being willing to find those together is the key to meaningful therapy.
Are you motivated to understand yourself better, grow in perspective and insight about your world and circumstances, and translate this learning into meaningful action? If so, we may be a good match! I believe truly effective therapy happens when we are ready to look deeply and critically at our current situation, ready to really try to make sustainable, practical changes, and able to be humble and self-compassionate in our attempts to flourish. You do not have to know exactly what you want or need, or have all the answers, but being willing to find those together is the key to meaningful therapy.
(352) 670-2814 View (352) 670-2814
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Buprenorphine Treatment Centers Inc
MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
All of our services are outpatient - office based treatment. Our patients are initially seen to determine if they are suffering from Opioid Use Disorder and if they are appropriate for Buprenorphine Treatment with Subutex or Suboxone. Patients undergo an induction and stabilization period that will require more frequent visits but our expectation is that patients can be stable with monthly medication visits. In addition our patients attend a group therapy session once a month or more frequently if they are having difficulty with compliance. Patients are given random drug screens and pills are counted at least at each medication visit.
All of our services are outpatient - office based treatment. Our patients are initially seen to determine if they are suffering from Opioid Use Disorder and if they are appropriate for Buprenorphine Treatment with Subutex or Suboxone. Patients undergo an induction and stabilization period that will require more frequent visits but our expectation is that patients can be stable with monthly medication visits. In addition our patients attend a group therapy session once a month or more frequently if they are having difficulty with compliance. Patients are given random drug screens and pills are counted at least at each medication visit.
(352) 280-3508 View (352) 280-3508
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Sasha Larson
LMHC, EdS, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32609
Are you tired of constantly feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Your mind is racing with a million thoughts, and you never have a chance to just relax and be present. You feel like no matter what you do, you’re still not good enough. You find it difficult balancing your workload, hobbies, and social life, while also making time for yourself. You have really high standards for yourself, and you have a tough inner critic that never stops. Now is the time to change these patterns, take care of yourself, and get the support you've always deserved.
Are you tired of constantly feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Your mind is racing with a million thoughts, and you never have a chance to just relax and be present. You feel like no matter what you do, you’re still not good enough. You find it difficult balancing your workload, hobbies, and social life, while also making time for yourself. You have really high standards for yourself, and you have a tough inner critic that never stops. Now is the time to change these patterns, take care of yourself, and get the support you've always deserved.
(352) 436-6034 View (352) 436-6034
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Billy Alan Palmer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
My intention is to provide compassionate psychological support. Though we all need help sometimes, we do not all have the support we need. I am here to help.
My intention is to provide compassionate psychological support. Though we all need help sometimes, we do not all have the support we need. I am here to help.
(352) 706-5775 View (352) 706-5775
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Nicole Costello
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ERYT
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
A Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience in Holistic Wellness & over 15 years in the field of Mental Health. Experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings serving both adolescent and adult populations. In addition, owner & operator of a Holistic Wellness Center for over 12 years offering Enrichment Counseling/Coaching to adults, adolescents, families and couples. Taking a therapeutic approach that is Holistic, Person-Centered, Strength-based, Solution-focused, and Spiritually-orientated to assist in client’s wellness journey. Services do not include: ESA documentation.
A Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience in Holistic Wellness & over 15 years in the field of Mental Health. Experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings serving both adolescent and adult populations. In addition, owner & operator of a Holistic Wellness Center for over 12 years offering Enrichment Counseling/Coaching to adults, adolescents, families and couples. Taking a therapeutic approach that is Holistic, Person-Centered, Strength-based, Solution-focused, and Spiritually-orientated to assist in client’s wellness journey. Services do not include: ESA documentation.
(321) 333-4476 View (321) 333-4476
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Mae Beckmann
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
You may feel that you are struggling in your relationships, feeling misunderstood, experiencing anxious thought patterns, and feeling stuck in old patterns. If you are experiencing major stressors, depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges, and you're ready for a change, I am here to support you on your journey. Using a collaborative, holistic, approach that focuses on your strengths, I empower clients in moving towards self-efficacy. We will embark on a journey together to access your healing and growth. When you're ready to move toward a life with less pain and more fulfillment, I'm here.
You may feel that you are struggling in your relationships, feeling misunderstood, experiencing anxious thought patterns, and feeling stuck in old patterns. If you are experiencing major stressors, depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges, and you're ready for a change, I am here to support you on your journey. Using a collaborative, holistic, approach that focuses on your strengths, I empower clients in moving towards self-efficacy. We will embark on a journey together to access your healing and growth. When you're ready to move toward a life with less pain and more fulfillment, I'm here.
(352) 363-1998 View (352) 363-1998
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Marina Smerling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
I take a compassionate, collaborative approach to supporting new moms, women, and couples. So many moms struggle with postpartum anxiety, depression, and sheer overwhelm at the relentlessness of motherhood and the loss of self-determination in their new life. I help new(ish) moms find compassion where they feel like a failure, value their needs, and find ways to feel like “themselves” again. I also work with intelligent, self-aware women who struggle with anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, and support them in finding calm, center, and self-trust through life's transitions, and to become their own radical ally and best friend.
I take a compassionate, collaborative approach to supporting new moms, women, and couples. So many moms struggle with postpartum anxiety, depression, and sheer overwhelm at the relentlessness of motherhood and the loss of self-determination in their new life. I help new(ish) moms find compassion where they feel like a failure, value their needs, and find ways to feel like “themselves” again. I also work with intelligent, self-aware women who struggle with anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, and support them in finding calm, center, and self-trust through life's transitions, and to become their own radical ally and best friend.
(352) 707-8076 View (352) 707-8076
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Kristina Lutz
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LMHC
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Hello! My goal as a counselor is to offer support to children and their families during difficult times. I use play and creative interventions to help children and adolescents make sense of their worlds and express themselves. I help clients identify their feelings and express their needs in their own way and then work with people in the child’s life (ex: family and teachers) to help them continue to express themselves outside of the playroom.
Hello! My goal as a counselor is to offer support to children and their families during difficult times. I use play and creative interventions to help children and adolescents make sense of their worlds and express themselves. I help clients identify their feelings and express their needs in their own way and then work with people in the child’s life (ex: family and teachers) to help them continue to express themselves outside of the playroom.
(352) 280-3793 View (352) 280-3793
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CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608
All CDS Family and Behavioral Health services are FREE of cost to families and youth. CDS provides free non-residential prevention counseling services and short-term residential stays for youth ages 6-17 (Non-residential) and 10-17 (residential) and their families. One of the main goals of our programs is prevention. To this, we try to address the problematic behaviors before they are beyond the control of the youth or the parent. Non Residential provides 12 weeks of free counseling and/or Case management for ungovernable or at risk youth while also working with the family system.
All CDS Family and Behavioral Health services are FREE of cost to families and youth. CDS provides free non-residential prevention counseling services and short-term residential stays for youth ages 6-17 (Non-residential) and 10-17 (residential) and their families. One of the main goals of our programs is prevention. To this, we try to address the problematic behaviors before they are beyond the control of the youth or the parent. Non Residential provides 12 weeks of free counseling and/or Case management for ungovernable or at risk youth while also working with the family system.
(352) 499-1283 x3822 View (352) 499-1283 x3822
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Collin Richards
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, EdS, RMHCI
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Many of us find ourselves stuck reliving old patterns and creating needless pain for ourselves and others. Often these patterns, which may or may not be labeled by society as an illness or a disorder, represent our best attempts at responding to harmful circumstances and relationships, trauma, oppression, and other real challenges. Whatever the past or present may hold, our work now is to become aware of our patterns and decide which ones to keep and which ones to replace in service of ease and connection instead of continued suffering.
Many of us find ourselves stuck reliving old patterns and creating needless pain for ourselves and others. Often these patterns, which may or may not be labeled by society as an illness or a disorder, represent our best attempts at responding to harmful circumstances and relationships, trauma, oppression, and other real challenges. Whatever the past or present may hold, our work now is to become aware of our patterns and decide which ones to keep and which ones to replace in service of ease and connection instead of continued suffering.
(352) 310-8492 View (352) 310-8492
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Charlene Collins,Connections Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
If you struggle with communication issues, distrust, frustration and disconnection, I am the therapist for you. My belief is that there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy, and every couple has their own story and I help you come up with a plan to meet your goals while taking into consideration that you know what you need most. I can help you to overcome mental disturbances, emotional pain, tough life changes, and physical stress in a broad view approach using a holistic care practices including but not limited to mental health talk therapy, relationship counseling, hypnotherapy, sound therapy, and life coaching.
If you struggle with communication issues, distrust, frustration and disconnection, I am the therapist for you. My belief is that there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy, and every couple has their own story and I help you come up with a plan to meet your goals while taking into consideration that you know what you need most. I can help you to overcome mental disturbances, emotional pain, tough life changes, and physical stress in a broad view approach using a holistic care practices including but not limited to mental health talk therapy, relationship counseling, hypnotherapy, sound therapy, and life coaching.
(727) 295-1407 View (727) 295-1407
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Ezekiel McLeskey
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, EdS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
I appreciate you considering me as someone that may stand by you during this difficult time. The focus of my individual clinical work has been with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, identity crises, childhood trauma, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, while tackling a plethora of general life issues. I have also worked with couples and families to resolve interpersonal issues. I am passionate about helping people in systemically oppressed groups like those in LGBTQ+, non-monogamy, and kink communities as well as any others that may find it hard to express parts of themselves. All of you is welcome!
I appreciate you considering me as someone that may stand by you during this difficult time. The focus of my individual clinical work has been with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, identity crises, childhood trauma, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, while tackling a plethora of general life issues. I have also worked with couples and families to resolve interpersonal issues. I am passionate about helping people in systemically oppressed groups like those in LGBTQ+, non-monogamy, and kink communities as well as any others that may find it hard to express parts of themselves. All of you is welcome!
(352) 646-3342 View (352) 646-3342
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Jenelle N. Ashley
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, CCTP
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety and/or stress in your life? I enjoy helping clients explore their life story and establish connections from their past with their current behavioral patterns. As we go through life, we often receive messages that having certain emotions are bad. When we experience hurt, rejection and/or abandonment, we often become overly focused on finding ways to prevent ourselves from experiencing pain. This often comes at a cost which can then compound the pain we are feeling. Additionally, many of my clients struggle with control and/or perfectionist thinking.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety and/or stress in your life? I enjoy helping clients explore their life story and establish connections from their past with their current behavioral patterns. As we go through life, we often receive messages that having certain emotions are bad. When we experience hurt, rejection and/or abandonment, we often become overly focused on finding ways to prevent ourselves from experiencing pain. This often comes at a cost which can then compound the pain we are feeling. Additionally, many of my clients struggle with control and/or perfectionist thinking.
(352) 508-4818 View (352) 508-4818
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Peter L. Rudnytsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
As a relationally oriented psychoanalyst with a Ph.D. in English from Yale, I offer in-depth, compassionate therapy that seeks to promote growth and change through understanding the root causes of your current problems. I am especially interested in working with patients who are open to committing to a long-term process and may have already tried other approaches without finding what they are looking for. If this could be you, please call me for a free consultation to see whether we might be a good fit.
As a relationally oriented psychoanalyst with a Ph.D. in English from Yale, I offer in-depth, compassionate therapy that seeks to promote growth and change through understanding the root causes of your current problems. I am especially interested in working with patients who are open to committing to a long-term process and may have already tried other approaches without finding what they are looking for. If this could be you, please call me for a free consultation to see whether we might be a good fit.
(352) 533-5062 View (352) 533-5062
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Thomas Summers
Counselor, PhD
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608
I am a eclectic counselor/psychotherapist with post doctoral training as a neurotherapist. Graduating from the University of Florida with a Specialist and Doctorate in counseling, I have been in private practice for over twenty five years treating relationship issues, issues of adolescents and young adults, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a neurotherapy focus on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I generally see my clients with my therapy dog, a seasoned Pembroke Welch Corgi who has helped many clients get through difficult times.
I am a eclectic counselor/psychotherapist with post doctoral training as a neurotherapist. Graduating from the University of Florida with a Specialist and Doctorate in counseling, I have been in private practice for over twenty five years treating relationship issues, issues of adolescents and young adults, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a neurotherapy focus on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I generally see my clients with my therapy dog, a seasoned Pembroke Welch Corgi who has helped many clients get through difficult times.
(352) 658-1929 View (352) 658-1929
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Belinda Meyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
I am a person centered, strength based and trauma informed.EMDR trained LCSW. I have a passion, training and expertise in individual, couples and group and family counseling. I am LQBTQ and polyamorous relationships supportive . I believe that therapy should be accessible to all - sliding scale fees $30-$75. dogmadogs@gmail.com 352 275 4354 - Gainesville area - tele health and telephone session are available.
I am a person centered, strength based and trauma informed.EMDR trained LCSW. I have a passion, training and expertise in individual, couples and group and family counseling. I am LQBTQ and polyamorous relationships supportive . I believe that therapy should be accessible to all - sliding scale fees $30-$75. dogmadogs@gmail.com 352 275 4354 - Gainesville area - tele health and telephone session are available.
(352) 744-7932 View (352) 744-7932
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Emily Grob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32607
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for taking time to visit my page! I am not currently accepting any new therapy clients at this time. If you are an MSW graduate seeking a Qualified Supervisor, I anticipate having space for new Registered Interns sometime in early 2024. At this time I am currently not considering new interns.
Thank you for taking time to visit my page! I am not currently accepting any new therapy clients at this time. If you are an MSW graduate seeking a Qualified Supervisor, I anticipate having space for new Registered Interns sometime in early 2024. At this time I am currently not considering new interns.
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Bruce Jennings
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
You have taken a courageous step by seeking counseling. We all encounter challenges that can seem overwhelming, but talking with someone or trying a new strategy can make a big difference. I would be honored to help you meet your goals.
You have taken a courageous step by seeking counseling. We all encounter challenges that can seem overwhelming, but talking with someone or trying a new strategy can make a big difference. I would be honored to help you meet your goals.
(305) 376-7095 View (305) 376-7095
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Kate Wrench
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, EdS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32653
I vow to always meet you where you are. If you're deep inside of a dark well of despair and pain, at a fork in the road & feeling unsure about where to go, or anything in between, my aim is to sit with you and help you navigate all the feelings- good, bad, and indifferent- that life has to offer. We all come to a point in our lives when talking to friends or family members or anonymous hotlines may not be enough, and we make the decision to start a therapeutic journey. I am here to walk that journey with you, to help you grow, find contentment, achieve wellness, and foster a healthy sense of self.
I vow to always meet you where you are. If you're deep inside of a dark well of despair and pain, at a fork in the road & feeling unsure about where to go, or anything in between, my aim is to sit with you and help you navigate all the feelings- good, bad, and indifferent- that life has to offer. We all come to a point in our lives when talking to friends or family members or anonymous hotlines may not be enough, and we make the decision to start a therapeutic journey. I am here to walk that journey with you, to help you grow, find contentment, achieve wellness, and foster a healthy sense of self.
(352) 290-8360 View (352) 290-8360

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Number of Therapists in Gainesville, FL

400+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Gainesville, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
75% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gainesville, FL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gainesville?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.