Female Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Alexandra Heap
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hi, I'm Alex. I am committed to serving adolescents and adults in understanding themselves and healing through the evidence based practices of person centered therapy. My work focuses on creating a safe space free from judgement where empathy and genuine experiences are emphasized. I assist you in understanding mental health from your specific frame of reference and guide you in finding answers that are already within yourself.
Hi, I'm Alex. I am committed to serving adolescents and adults in understanding themselves and healing through the evidence based practices of person centered therapy. My work focuses on creating a safe space free from judgement where empathy and genuine experiences are emphasized. I assist you in understanding mental health from your specific frame of reference and guide you in finding answers that are already within yourself.
(904) 593-2331 View (904) 593-2331
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Rebecca Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Transitions in life can be extremely difficult. Do you find that you are second-guessing yourself and your choices? Would you like a neutral third party to help you process and facilitate your ability to make healthy boundaries with those around you? I specialize in women's issues in regards to new moms and transitions in parenting. I enjoy working with strong-willed children and teens while helping their family support them. Because of my passion for these populations, I provide weekend hours to work with my clients' busy schedules. I believe in creating a safe place for each client to unload and work through emotional issues.
Transitions in life can be extremely difficult. Do you find that you are second-guessing yourself and your choices? Would you like a neutral third party to help you process and facilitate your ability to make healthy boundaries with those around you? I specialize in women's issues in regards to new moms and transitions in parenting. I enjoy working with strong-willed children and teens while helping their family support them. Because of my passion for these populations, I provide weekend hours to work with my clients' busy schedules. I believe in creating a safe place for each client to unload and work through emotional issues.
(904) 606-8765 View (904) 606-8765
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Lauren Capitini
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Life is full of moments where opportunity meets change. My desire is to better help you in embracing these opportunities for growth through proper support, encouragement, and skill building to help you achieve a happier, more balanced life. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and founder of Therapy By Design Professional Counseling Services. In counseling I work primarily with young adults and older, providing therapy for individuals, couples and families; utilizing many therapeutic approaches carefully designed to meet each individuals needs. My greatest joy is helping others move towards unlocking their greatest potential of self.
Life is full of moments where opportunity meets change. My desire is to better help you in embracing these opportunities for growth through proper support, encouragement, and skill building to help you achieve a happier, more balanced life. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and founder of Therapy By Design Professional Counseling Services. In counseling I work primarily with young adults and older, providing therapy for individuals, couples and families; utilizing many therapeutic approaches carefully designed to meet each individuals needs. My greatest joy is helping others move towards unlocking their greatest potential of self.
(904) 572-4685 View (904) 572-4685
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Francie Hallahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
You may be feeling stressed because of changes happening in your life. At night you replay (multiple times!?!?) all that happened that day, and wonder if you said or did the right thing. This has you feeling exhausted, sad, lonely, or worried, and you realize you have nothing left in your tank. You want to feel better, but you’re unsure where to start. You’ve come to the right place. Together we will pinpoint how the past and present are stopping you from reaching your goals. I bring over two decades of experience and will help you clarify issues and assist you in developing a path to greater life satisfaction.
You may be feeling stressed because of changes happening in your life. At night you replay (multiple times!?!?) all that happened that day, and wonder if you said or did the right thing. This has you feeling exhausted, sad, lonely, or worried, and you realize you have nothing left in your tank. You want to feel better, but you’re unsure where to start. You’ve come to the right place. Together we will pinpoint how the past and present are stopping you from reaching your goals. I bring over two decades of experience and will help you clarify issues and assist you in developing a path to greater life satisfaction.
(904) 467-1108 View (904) 467-1108
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Rachel Bauder Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hiiii, I’m Rachel! And this is me: a very intense dog lover (meet my therapy dog below), queeeen of being happy doing nothing, and a serious empath/highly sensitive person.
Hiiii, I’m Rachel! And this is me: a very intense dog lover (meet my therapy dog below), queeeen of being happy doing nothing, and a serious empath/highly sensitive person.
(904) 320-0318 View (904) 320-0318
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Lisa Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Welcome to a safe space for healing and change. As an LCSW, I bring understanding and compassion to our therapeutic journey. With expertise in DBT, CBT, and narrative therapy, I am here to support you on your path to overcoming difficulties, examining unhelpful patterns, and experiencing positive change. With over a decade of experience in treating children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, I look forward to working together with you as you navigate towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.
Welcome to a safe space for healing and change. As an LCSW, I bring understanding and compassion to our therapeutic journey. With expertise in DBT, CBT, and narrative therapy, I am here to support you on your path to overcoming difficulties, examining unhelpful patterns, and experiencing positive change. With over a decade of experience in treating children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, I look forward to working together with you as you navigate towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.
(904) 395-4175 View (904) 395-4175
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Patty Mohler
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Do you feel as if you can't do it alone? Feel trapped and as if there's nowhere to turn? Perhaps you worry all the time and never seem to find solutions to your problems or your feelings are affecting your sleep, eating, job and relationships. Have you tried to change, but things aren't getting better? If this sounds like you, it is time to get help! Together we will work to find the solutions.
Do you feel as if you can't do it alone? Feel trapped and as if there's nowhere to turn? Perhaps you worry all the time and never seem to find solutions to your problems or your feelings are affecting your sleep, eating, job and relationships. Have you tried to change, but things aren't getting better? If this sounds like you, it is time to get help! Together we will work to find the solutions.
(904) 337-5893 View (904) 337-5893
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Christie Castner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
My background is in working with young children to adults in their senior years, along with working with a clientele that spans across varying cultures, socioeconomic classes and family structures. I truly love what I do. I am constantly in awe of the people I meet and the bravery they show in their journey to confront issues and to lead a more balanced and satisfying life. Additionally, the genuine empathy and a sense of humor I bring to therapy assists in building the therapeutic relationship.
My background is in working with young children to adults in their senior years, along with working with a clientele that spans across varying cultures, socioeconomic classes and family structures. I truly love what I do. I am constantly in awe of the people I meet and the bravery they show in their journey to confront issues and to lead a more balanced and satisfying life. Additionally, the genuine empathy and a sense of humor I bring to therapy assists in building the therapeutic relationship.
(904) 853-3300 View (904) 853-3300
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Candice Ster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
With over 25 years experience in the mental health field, I offer a wide variety of knowledge and consider myself an anxiety expert. I enjoy working with all age groups. I also specialize in working with young adults who are having difficulty navigating quarter-life and mid-life transitions, with my focus being on creating clarity and lowering anxiety. With my senior clients, I help them better establish boundaries and cope with health issues which can be overwhelming. I also bring a mindfulness/meditation element to my sessions to help client's focus on the present.
With over 25 years experience in the mental health field, I offer a wide variety of knowledge and consider myself an anxiety expert. I enjoy working with all age groups. I also specialize in working with young adults who are having difficulty navigating quarter-life and mid-life transitions, with my focus being on creating clarity and lowering anxiety. With my senior clients, I help them better establish boundaries and cope with health issues which can be overwhelming. I also bring a mindfulness/meditation element to my sessions to help client's focus on the present.
(904) 297-8981 View (904) 297-8981
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Jennifer Arevalo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250  (Online Only)
My work usually begins when someone has reached their breaking point. What’s worked in the past is no longer effective and there is a feeling of being stuck and/or hopelessness. Whether you are dealing with self harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, trauma, or difficulties regulating emotions, thoughts and behaviors I can support you. Through my practice I help clients develop self-awareness and behavioral strategies that can be practiced and infused into daily life. Let's work together on taking your next step.
My work usually begins when someone has reached their breaking point. What’s worked in the past is no longer effective and there is a feeling of being stuck and/or hopelessness. Whether you are dealing with self harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, trauma, or difficulties regulating emotions, thoughts and behaviors I can support you. Through my practice I help clients develop self-awareness and behavioral strategies that can be practiced and infused into daily life. Let's work together on taking your next step.
(904) 320-0418 View (904) 320-0418
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Nicole Story, Oceanside Family Therapy &Assessment
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, MEd, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Experienced psychotherapist licensed in both Mental Health (LMHC) & Family Therapy (LMFT) offering Teletherapy & assessments throughout Florida & limited Walk/Talk sessions in local nature settings for children, teens & adults. Also working with attorney referred clients requiring evals for USCIS/Federal Immigration Court throughout the US including California, New York & Miami. ESA & Psychiatric Service Dog assessments. Psychometric testing in English/Spanish. Proficient in German, French, Spanish & Irish dialects. Check out our website for details and rates. Our beach office is in-house at Story Griffin, Consumer Justice Law Firm.
Experienced psychotherapist licensed in both Mental Health (LMHC) & Family Therapy (LMFT) offering Teletherapy & assessments throughout Florida & limited Walk/Talk sessions in local nature settings for children, teens & adults. Also working with attorney referred clients requiring evals for USCIS/Federal Immigration Court throughout the US including California, New York & Miami. ESA & Psychiatric Service Dog assessments. Psychometric testing in English/Spanish. Proficient in German, French, Spanish & Irish dialects. Check out our website for details and rates. Our beach office is in-house at Story Griffin, Consumer Justice Law Firm.
(904) 385-2270 View (904) 385-2270
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Angela Zaher
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Each client's goal varies depending on their needs and individual situation. I have mainly had the experience in working with young adults through anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as, self-image and self confidence concerns. I completed my Graduate internship at the University of North Florida Counseling Center, where I gained experience in working with the collegiate population as they navigate through difficult life transitions. I strive to create an environment that is safe and supportive, as we work together towards navigating through life’s difficulties.
Each client's goal varies depending on their needs and individual situation. I have mainly had the experience in working with young adults through anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as, self-image and self confidence concerns. I completed my Graduate internship at the University of North Florida Counseling Center, where I gained experience in working with the collegiate population as they navigate through difficult life transitions. I strive to create an environment that is safe and supportive, as we work together towards navigating through life’s difficulties.
(904) 877-9157 View (904) 877-9157
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Beenen Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Beenen Therapy Group in Jacksonville Beach serves diverse clients – adolescents, adults, couples, and families tackling trauma, codependency, grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, parenting, and relationship issues. Motivated by transformative healing, they appreciate our therapists' eclectic approach, incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, Gottman Method, DBT, ERP, and more. Committed to personal growth, clients seek tailored and holistic interventions, valuing a practice prioritizing comprehensive, effective methods for lasting positive change.
Beenen Therapy Group in Jacksonville Beach serves diverse clients – adolescents, adults, couples, and families tackling trauma, codependency, grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, parenting, and relationship issues. Motivated by transformative healing, they appreciate our therapists' eclectic approach, incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, Gottman Method, DBT, ERP, and more. Committed to personal growth, clients seek tailored and holistic interventions, valuing a practice prioritizing comprehensive, effective methods for lasting positive change.
(904) 624-1960 View (904) 624-1960
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Mitzy K Neel Galer
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I'm here to help you become the best version of you emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. I'm able to provide you with resources, referrals, individual, couple, group and family therapy sessions in order help you to achieve your goals in a positive, accepting and safe environment. I work with tweens, teenagers and adults of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations struggling with various life stressors/issues. Some of these include academics, occupation, family conflict, social relationships, gender confusion and identity, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, parenting, addictions, poor body- image, disordered eating patterns, and eating disorders.
I'm here to help you become the best version of you emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. I'm able to provide you with resources, referrals, individual, couple, group and family therapy sessions in order help you to achieve your goals in a positive, accepting and safe environment. I work with tweens, teenagers and adults of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations struggling with various life stressors/issues. Some of these include academics, occupation, family conflict, social relationships, gender confusion and identity, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, parenting, addictions, poor body- image, disordered eating patterns, and eating disorders.
(904) 748-2925 View (904) 748-2925
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Kasey Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I am a compassionate mental health counselor with 14 years of experience working as a school counselor and therapist in elementary and middle schools in St Johns and Duval County. Alongside my work in the school system, I have also served as a therapist for the foster care system. My dedication lies in working with children from split homes, as well as families and children who have been involved in foster care or adoption. It brings me immense joy to support them on their journey to healing and growth.
I am a compassionate mental health counselor with 14 years of experience working as a school counselor and therapist in elementary and middle schools in St Johns and Duval County. Alongside my work in the school system, I have also served as a therapist for the foster care system. My dedication lies in working with children from split homes, as well as families and children who have been involved in foster care or adoption. It brings me immense joy to support them on their journey to healing and growth.
(904) 822-5547 View (904) 822-5547
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Allison Tharaldsen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hey there, I’m Allison and I am excited to get to know you! I love traveling, curling up with a good thriller book, and am always down for a dance party (anytime, anywhere, & to literally anything!). Life can suck and can absolutely be too much to handle on our own. As humans, we all experience traumatic events (or 5,000) that can change our outlook on life and that we sometimes struggle to understand. When we attempt to process these events alone we often find ourselves feeling lost and stuck.
Hey there, I’m Allison and I am excited to get to know you! I love traveling, curling up with a good thriller book, and am always down for a dance party (anytime, anywhere, & to literally anything!). Life can suck and can absolutely be too much to handle on our own. As humans, we all experience traumatic events (or 5,000) that can change our outlook on life and that we sometimes struggle to understand. When we attempt to process these events alone we often find ourselves feeling lost and stuck.
(904) 849-2354 View (904) 849-2354
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Summit Shores Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I'm glad that you're exploring your options for greater personal growth and I'm excited to be a part of your journey. I work well with motivated individuals seeking to find and create positive meaning as well as overcome aspects of life that have become maladaptive. Each of us has the potential to live out our greatest self, be empowered, and live intentionally. Work with me to overcome life's roadblocks and re-connect with your truer self.
I'm glad that you're exploring your options for greater personal growth and I'm excited to be a part of your journey. I work well with motivated individuals seeking to find and create positive meaning as well as overcome aspects of life that have become maladaptive. Each of us has the potential to live out our greatest self, be empowered, and live intentionally. Work with me to overcome life's roadblocks and re-connect with your truer self.
(720) 726-1518 View (720) 726-1518
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Stephanie Cox
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Accepting New Clients! I'm Steph, owner of Better Being Therapy Services, Psychology Today author, guest speaker and EFT Trained Therapist. Like you, I know our lives, relationships & histories can take a toll. The world around us can feel chaotic. We know we want to feel better, but don't know how. The complexities & seasons that life takes us through can be more challenging than we can handle. Still, better ways & better days are possible. Professional partnership through therapy can lead you there. Maybe you are just curious, maybe you are ready to take another step – let’s talk & figure it out together.
Accepting New Clients! I'm Steph, owner of Better Being Therapy Services, Psychology Today author, guest speaker and EFT Trained Therapist. Like you, I know our lives, relationships & histories can take a toll. The world around us can feel chaotic. We know we want to feel better, but don't know how. The complexities & seasons that life takes us through can be more challenging than we can handle. Still, better ways & better days are possible. Professional partnership through therapy can lead you there. Maybe you are just curious, maybe you are ready to take another step – let’s talk & figure it out together.
(904) 606-9196 View (904) 606-9196
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Dr. Carlene Taylor & 'Eli'
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, LPC, ESMHL, ERYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Working from a holistic model of treatment, integrating behavioral healthcare with medical care, art, yoga, animals and the natural world is my specialty. The client that is tired of being tired and unfulfilled or tired of being sick and tired and wants a real relationship that goes beyond "tell me how you feel today" is the person who will enjoy working with me. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies but combine them in dynamic and engaging ways that make it possible for clients to heal body, mind and spirit while learning critical relationship skills with humans and the natural world.
Working from a holistic model of treatment, integrating behavioral healthcare with medical care, art, yoga, animals and the natural world is my specialty. The client that is tired of being tired and unfulfilled or tired of being sick and tired and wants a real relationship that goes beyond "tell me how you feel today" is the person who will enjoy working with me. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies but combine them in dynamic and engaging ways that make it possible for clients to heal body, mind and spirit while learning critical relationship skills with humans and the natural world.
(904) 530-2022 View (904) 530-2022
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Kelly Charest
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I once read that "when we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." Inspired by this, I aim to create a safe and comforting space for those feeling overburdened by their emotions. Together, we can navigate a way forward. I use evidence-based treatment to provide coping skills and help you rediscover the spark within yourself. I utilize a collaborative and tailored approach to meet each client’s unique needs. I am a dedicated therapist who uses evidence-based techniques, empathy, and understanding to help individuals achieve personal growth.
I once read that "when we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." Inspired by this, I aim to create a safe and comforting space for those feeling overburdened by their emotions. Together, we can navigate a way forward. I use evidence-based treatment to provide coping skills and help you rediscover the spark within yourself. I utilize a collaborative and tailored approach to meet each client’s unique needs. I am a dedicated therapist who uses evidence-based techniques, empathy, and understanding to help individuals achieve personal growth.
(904) 474-8322 View (904) 474-8322
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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.