Therapists in Gainesville, FL

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Rebecca Penta Vincent
Counselor, LMHC, MM
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
Are you a creative person looking for a unique approach to therapy? If you can imagine singing, writing or playing music as part of your ideal therapy session then you've come to the right place. I believe creativity is a way to work through challenges and move forward. I utilize expressive music processes in therapy (singing, songwriting, musical improvisation, movement, etc.) to help my clients. With a masters degree in music and over 20 years experience in the fields of music therapy, arts-based community facilitation, and music education, I provide my clients a safe space to express themselves, problem-solve and grow.
Are you a creative person looking for a unique approach to therapy? If you can imagine singing, writing or playing music as part of your ideal therapy session then you've come to the right place. I believe creativity is a way to work through challenges and move forward. I utilize expressive music processes in therapy (singing, songwriting, musical improvisation, movement, etc.) to help my clients. With a masters degree in music and over 20 years experience in the fields of music therapy, arts-based community facilitation, and music education, I provide my clients a safe space to express themselves, problem-solve and grow.
(904) 664-0101 View (904) 664-0101
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Brianna Adele Schiavoni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, YTT200
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608  (Online Only)
Having worked in a variety of healthcare, recreational, educational, and private-practice settings; I offer a grounded, well-rounded approach to intervention. I listen deeply for what is needed and strive to remain attuned to the realities of your situation, while we engage in education for empowerment, perspective-taking, creative problem-solving, and personal development. I value curiosity, authenticity, courage, compassionate communication, and non-judgmental transparency in my work and above all else. My mentorship style and areas of interest are wide-ranging and widely applicable. For more, visit my website.
Having worked in a variety of healthcare, recreational, educational, and private-practice settings; I offer a grounded, well-rounded approach to intervention. I listen deeply for what is needed and strive to remain attuned to the realities of your situation, while we engage in education for empowerment, perspective-taking, creative problem-solving, and personal development. I value curiosity, authenticity, courage, compassionate communication, and non-judgmental transparency in my work and above all else. My mentorship style and areas of interest are wide-ranging and widely applicable. For more, visit my website.
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Private Reflections Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32653
I'm here to help. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work through issues of depression, anger, anxiety, family conflict, self-esteem, and life's many challenges. We will work together to create real solutions that last. I provide a warm, open and client-centered environment of trust, empathy and respect. I help clients explore problematic personal or relationship patterns that may be preventing them from living a happy and fulfilling life. Together we will work through life transitions, improve your daily life and quality of your relationships, and reach your personal goals.
I'm here to help. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families work through issues of depression, anger, anxiety, family conflict, self-esteem, and life's many challenges. We will work together to create real solutions that last. I provide a warm, open and client-centered environment of trust, empathy and respect. I help clients explore problematic personal or relationship patterns that may be preventing them from living a happy and fulfilling life. Together we will work through life transitions, improve your daily life and quality of your relationships, and reach your personal goals.
(352) 415-9615 View (352) 415-9615
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New Frontiers Counseling LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32605
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Do things from the past still haunt you? Does your inner critic get in the way of you feeling good about yourself? If you're struggling with these I can help you because I have a proven framework that helps you trust yourself, regain your power, and create a path for a brighter future. If you're wanting a plan that gives you structure, clarity, and focus to help you get unstuck and take action in your life, then let's take the next steps to get started! Set up your appointment today!
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Do things from the past still haunt you? Does your inner critic get in the way of you feeling good about yourself? If you're struggling with these I can help you because I have a proven framework that helps you trust yourself, regain your power, and create a path for a brighter future. If you're wanting a plan that gives you structure, clarity, and focus to help you get unstuck and take action in your life, then let's take the next steps to get started! Set up your appointment today!
(352) 604-4854 View (352) 604-4854
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Kate Wrench
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, EdS
Verified 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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Ashley D Harrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida. I received my Masters from Savannah State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I help adults struggling with anxiety and coping with life stressors to develop skills to manage them so they can live their best life.
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida. I received my Masters from Savannah State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I help adults struggling with anxiety and coping with life stressors to develop skills to manage them so they can live their best life.
(352) 758-4266 View (352) 758-4266
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Oaks Family Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32605
No matter what you're going through - We're here to help. Choosing to start therapy is a big decision and it can feel a little scary but I aim to make you feel comfortable and I'll be there for you every step of the way. If you're looking for a good experience while working towards your goals, then Oaks Family Counseling is the place for you. We have fifteen different therapists available to help you!
No matter what you're going through - We're here to help. Choosing to start therapy is a big decision and it can feel a little scary but I aim to make you feel comfortable and I'll be there for you every step of the way. If you're looking for a good experience while working towards your goals, then Oaks Family Counseling is the place for you. We have fifteen different therapists available to help you!
(352) 280-3822 View (352) 280-3822
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Sara Nash
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32601
I specialize in helping adults navigate challenging events and transitions that test even the most resilient among us. How to heal from trauma and loss, keep living after major illness, cope with big uncertainties, and love more fully are common therapy goals. Please visit my website, saranash.com, to learn more about working with me.
I specialize in helping adults navigate challenging events and transitions that test even the most resilient among us. How to heal from trauma and loss, keep living after major illness, cope with big uncertainties, and love more fully are common therapy goals. Please visit my website, saranash.com, to learn more about working with me.
(352) 280-3133 View (352) 280-3133
Brittaney Basak
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601  (Online Only)
I believe people absolutely can have an abundant life full of joy and peace! I am honored to be a part of your journey to an abundant life. The bravest thing a person can do is to seek help from others. We all need help at times, life is full of trauma, stress, and obstacles. It is my goal to collaborate with clients making sure to prioritize their dignity and strengths to help them accomplish their goals. You can find healing physically, spiritually, and emotionally. You do not have to live overwhelmed, burned out, or stuck.
I believe people absolutely can have an abundant life full of joy and peace! I am honored to be a part of your journey to an abundant life. The bravest thing a person can do is to seek help from others. We all need help at times, life is full of trauma, stress, and obstacles. It is my goal to collaborate with clients making sure to prioritize their dignity and strengths to help them accomplish their goals. You can find healing physically, spiritually, and emotionally. You do not have to live overwhelmed, burned out, or stuck.
(352) 758-5266 View (352) 758-5266
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Alexandra Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606  (Online Only)
Are you at a turning point in your life and looking for change but not sure what to do? Frustrated with behavior that seems to be counterproductive? Haunted by past events, nightmares or anxiety? You can't get your ducks in a row if they are all in the closet; therapy is a good way to get them out and gives you someone to help herd them. “More Joy” is my motto, in life and in counseling, and I'd love to help you.
Are you at a turning point in your life and looking for change but not sure what to do? Frustrated with behavior that seems to be counterproductive? Haunted by past events, nightmares or anxiety? You can't get your ducks in a row if they are all in the closet; therapy is a good way to get them out and gives you someone to help herd them. “More Joy” is my motto, in life and in counseling, and I'd love to help you.
(458) 221-9425 View (458) 221-9425
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Zach Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32606
You’re not alone. Everyone needs help sometimes. Life can be really hard. Whatever you’re struggling with though, just come. Show up however you can and see what happens. I won’t judge. I’m human too. I have my own difficulties and weaknesses to work on. I’ve been very blessed over the years to receive so much help from very caring people. They helped me to get to where I am and now I’m grateful for the privilege to be in a position to offer that to others. I know the transformative power of an open, non-judgmental, caring, honest friend and that's what I try to embody in the room with the people I work with.
You’re not alone. Everyone needs help sometimes. Life can be really hard. Whatever you’re struggling with though, just come. Show up however you can and see what happens. I won’t judge. I’m human too. I have my own difficulties and weaknesses to work on. I’ve been very blessed over the years to receive so much help from very caring people. They helped me to get to where I am and now I’m grateful for the privilege to be in a position to offer that to others. I know the transformative power of an open, non-judgmental, caring, honest friend and that's what I try to embody in the room with the people I work with.
(352) 661-1914 View (352) 661-1914
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Paige Dyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32609
Being stuck in your problems can feel overwhelming and it becomes difficult to overcome these problems and feelings associated with them on your own. As Albert Einstein once said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.“ Allow me to help you navigate your personal and relational struggles through my collaborative therapeutic approach that is tailor made to your personal goals because everyone has a different perspective and past experiences.
Being stuck in your problems can feel overwhelming and it becomes difficult to overcome these problems and feelings associated with them on your own. As Albert Einstein once said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.“ Allow me to help you navigate your personal and relational struggles through my collaborative therapeutic approach that is tailor made to your personal goals because everyone has a different perspective and past experiences.
(352) 280-3714 View (352) 280-3714
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David E Reed
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Life hasn’t turned out the way you expected, the way you hoped. You know something needs to change and believe it can be different but don’t know where to turn or who to turn to. Whether it’s anger, addiction, broken relationships, conflict, Marriage problems, pornography, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc., you don’t have to walk this road alone. Many people like you struggle with the same or similar problems and have found a way through to a freer and happier life. Call me, and tell me about your circumstances. Let’s walk through this together and make change really happen. David
Life hasn’t turned out the way you expected, the way you hoped. You know something needs to change and believe it can be different but don’t know where to turn or who to turn to. Whether it’s anger, addiction, broken relationships, conflict, Marriage problems, pornography, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc., you don’t have to walk this road alone. Many people like you struggle with the same or similar problems and have found a way through to a freer and happier life. Call me, and tell me about your circumstances. Let’s walk through this together and make change really happen. David
(352) 275-5995 View (352) 275-5995
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Pain-Free Intimacy: Jess Seitz, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32605  (Online Only)
Jess Seitz is a certified trauma-informed pelvic floor occupational therapist and founder of Pain-Free Intimacy, where she works as a vaginismus recovery coach to help women from around the world break free of the pain and frustration of vaginismus to enjoy intimacy the way God intended it to be. Jess had vaginismus for 8 years and understands the immense emotional, physical, and relational exhaustion painful sex can cause. With this personal experience, she combines the comprehensive psychological and physical frameworks of occupational therapy to help her clients finally break free of the mind-body-pain cycle of sexual pain.
Jess Seitz is a certified trauma-informed pelvic floor occupational therapist and founder of Pain-Free Intimacy, where she works as a vaginismus recovery coach to help women from around the world break free of the pain and frustration of vaginismus to enjoy intimacy the way God intended it to be. Jess had vaginismus for 8 years and understands the immense emotional, physical, and relational exhaustion painful sex can cause. With this personal experience, she combines the comprehensive psychological and physical frameworks of occupational therapy to help her clients finally break free of the mind-body-pain cycle of sexual pain.
(352) 607-4764 View (352) 607-4764
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Damita Hartz
Counselor, AP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is someone who is motivated towards change. I see myself as someone who helps empowers others towards a healthier and happier present and future. My goal as your counselor is give you the space, empathy, and encouragement needed to achieve your goals and improve your relationship with yourself and others. I provide individual counseling in my clinic and via telehealth.
My ideal client is someone who is motivated towards change. I see myself as someone who helps empowers others towards a healthier and happier present and future. My goal as your counselor is give you the space, empathy, and encouragement needed to achieve your goals and improve your relationship with yourself and others. I provide individual counseling in my clinic and via telehealth.
(352) 474-2482 x1 View (352) 474-2482 x1
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Nancy C Kanter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, FL 32607
Not accepting new clients
I have been practicing as a psychologist since 1991, and have been in independent practice full time since 2007. I have extensive experience working with older adolescents (17 and up) and adults in individual, couples and group therapy. I provide therapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, body image issues, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, people affected by the disease of addiction/alcoholism, and unhealthy coping behaviors.
I have been practicing as a psychologist since 1991, and have been in independent practice full time since 2007. I have extensive experience working with older adolescents (17 and up) and adults in individual, couples and group therapy. I provide therapy for people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, body image issues, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, people affected by the disease of addiction/alcoholism, and unhealthy coping behaviors.
(352) 462-2443 View (352) 462-2443
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Marcus Jeremy Lewis - E M D R Consultant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32608  (Online Only)
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
Change is possible for everyone, regardless of your past doings and experiences. Within YOU lies the strength that can help you live your best life. As a therapist, I’ve helped many people who felt hopeless or stuck work through their struggles and access that inner strength. You have what it takes! Whether its anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, or life transitions, I’m confident that we can work one-on-one or in a group setting (family and friends can attend depending on the need).
(352) 280-3161 View (352) 280-3161
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Lora Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DNH, CHT
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32609
I have been in the field of counseling for more than 30 years, With a strong emphasis on spiritual counseling and natural healing. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and currently work heavily with college students. I have a strong history of working with trauma, anxiety, depression and life changes as well as spiritual matters.
I have been in the field of counseling for more than 30 years, With a strong emphasis on spiritual counseling and natural healing. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, and currently work heavily with college students. I have a strong history of working with trauma, anxiety, depression and life changes as well as spiritual matters.
(352) 604-3311 View (352) 604-3311
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Virginia Stegall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32606
Ginger Stegall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMFT, LMHC) with over 35 years of experience. She focuses on treating clients of all ages who are suffering from developmental disorders, trauma, PTSD, anger issues, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic stress, illness, family issues, children's behavioral issues, women's issues, couple's difficulties, and more.
Ginger Stegall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMFT, LMHC) with over 35 years of experience. She focuses on treating clients of all ages who are suffering from developmental disorders, trauma, PTSD, anger issues, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic stress, illness, family issues, children's behavioral issues, women's issues, couple's difficulties, and more.
(352) 706-7577 View (352) 706-7577
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Loving Therapy. Florida Telehealth Online by Video
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, FL 32601
Love "The first duty of love is to listen." When someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. Your unique capabilities and telling of your story in the ways you choose to resolve what brings you here are highly valued in the counseling process. I may use assessments and diagnoses but may also help with adjustment or not need to label. I assess the problem and offer researched solutions proven to work. I use a variety of therapies, including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer Equine and Canine Assisted therapy. I offer tele-therapy and remote video counseling.
Love "The first duty of love is to listen." When someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. Your unique capabilities and telling of your story in the ways you choose to resolve what brings you here are highly valued in the counseling process. I may use assessments and diagnoses but may also help with adjustment or not need to label. I assess the problem and offer researched solutions proven to work. I use a variety of therapies, including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer Equine and Canine Assisted therapy. I offer tele-therapy and remote video counseling.
(850) 780-0346 View (850) 780-0346

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gainesville, FL

400+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Gainesville, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Stress
74% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
83% 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.