Therapists in Lakeland, FL

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Photo of Amanda L Frye, LCSW, QS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amanda L Frye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Waitlist for new clients
This isn't what you expected. Long days filled with exhaustion, and even longer sleepless nights. The feeling that what you are doing isn't good enough; that you are not good enough. You feel like you're failing. Failing your family, your friends, your children, and even yourself. Some days you feel so overwhelmed that it's like the breath has been knocked out of you, and you can't help but wonder "will it ever get better?"
This isn't what you expected. Long days filled with exhaustion, and even longer sleepless nights. The feeling that what you are doing isn't good enough; that you are not good enough. You feel like you're failing. Failing your family, your friends, your children, and even yourself. Some days you feel so overwhelmed that it's like the breath has been knocked out of you, and you can't help but wonder "will it ever get better?"
(863) 766-1985 View (863) 766-1985
Photo of Molly Baker, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Molly Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting new clients
Not knowing where to begin can be quite scary and overwhelming. I want to acknowledge how brave it is to take that first step in your search for a therapist. I strive to create a safe space for individuals where there is trust, acceptance, and empowerment. I believe in the power of feeling heard and seen, and I am committed to the idea that every person's strength can and will be the catalyst in finding hope and healing. I work with individuals (ages 17+) and am accepting new clients.
Not knowing where to begin can be quite scary and overwhelming. I want to acknowledge how brave it is to take that first step in your search for a therapist. I strive to create a safe space for individuals where there is trust, acceptance, and empowerment. I believe in the power of feeling heard and seen, and I am committed to the idea that every person's strength can and will be the catalyst in finding hope and healing. I work with individuals (ages 17+) and am accepting new clients.
(863) 375-7584 View (863) 375-7584
Photo of Amber Wakeman, EdD, LMHC, MCAP, Counselor
Amber Wakeman
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
Many teens and adults struggle with identity issues, anxiety, and feeling depressed. Imagine feeling comfortable with who you are, better able to manage your distress, and hopeful for your future. There are ways to change patterns over time, and I would be honored to help you or your loved one feel better.
Many teens and adults struggle with identity issues, anxiety, and feeling depressed. Imagine feeling comfortable with who you are, better able to manage your distress, and hopeful for your future. There are ways to change patterns over time, and I would be honored to help you or your loved one feel better.
(863) 204-0130 View (863) 204-0130
Photo of Kaylee Brenneman - Cassidy Mind and Body Institute - Therapy, EdS, MEd, LMHC
Cassidy Mind and Body Institute - Therapy
EdS, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
At CMBI Therapy, we believe that every person is doing their best, and they also want to learn to navigate life's challenges more effectively. We warmly welcome individuals, couples, and families seeking support and guidance. Our diverse patient community includes those dealing with anxiety, OCD, BPD, depression, stress, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, addiction, trauma recovery, and relationship difficulties. Together, we'll create a tailored treatment plan to empower you in achieving your goals, engaging in personal growth, and finding fulfillment.
At CMBI Therapy, we believe that every person is doing their best, and they also want to learn to navigate life's challenges more effectively. We warmly welcome individuals, couples, and families seeking support and guidance. Our diverse patient community includes those dealing with anxiety, OCD, BPD, depression, stress, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, addiction, trauma recovery, and relationship difficulties. Together, we'll create a tailored treatment plan to empower you in achieving your goals, engaging in personal growth, and finding fulfillment.
(863) 510-2624 View (863) 510-2624
Photo of Emily Virts, RCSWI, MSW
Emily Virts
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to enhancing the overall well-being of individuals, couples, and families. My primary goal is to address both basic and complex needs for the people I serve. As a practitioner, I embody qualities of empathy, support, and insight. Together, we can explore topics such as relationships, life goals, childhood experiences, grief, behavioral patterns, anxiety, and past traumas.
I am dedicated to enhancing the overall well-being of individuals, couples, and families. My primary goal is to address both basic and complex needs for the people I serve. As a practitioner, I embody qualities of empathy, support, and insight. Together, we can explore topics such as relationships, life goals, childhood experiences, grief, behavioral patterns, anxiety, and past traumas.
(863) 474-2767 View (863) 474-2767
Photo of Patricia L Sabol, LMHC, NCC, CSOTS, Counselor
Patricia L Sabol
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CSOTS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33805
It's never too late to begin the healing process, or to improve your self awareness and emotional well being. As a licensed therapist, I am here to walk beside you and help you find the solutions that will work best in your life. Whether you are grieving, or feeling anxious or depressed, together we can work towards a treatment plan that will benefit you and promote a healthier sense of emotional wellness.
It's never too late to begin the healing process, or to improve your self awareness and emotional well being. As a licensed therapist, I am here to walk beside you and help you find the solutions that will work best in your life. Whether you are grieving, or feeling anxious or depressed, together we can work towards a treatment plan that will benefit you and promote a healthier sense of emotional wellness.
(863) 588-3595 View (863) 588-3595
Photo of Sarah Maguire Musial, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Sarah Maguire Musial
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
With the ups and downs of life, there are ways we learn to cope and deal with the good and the bad that life throws at us. Some days are easier than others, and finding peace in the midst of chaos is easier said than done. With each new "adventure" we have opportunities to learn and grow. Life is better when we are thriving, instead of just surviving. My hope is that through counseling we can explore together what makes a difference for you and how you can thrive. It is my goal to help others by walking with them in life as they explore and discover what brings them joy and fulfillment, and supporting them as they reach those goals.
With the ups and downs of life, there are ways we learn to cope and deal with the good and the bad that life throws at us. Some days are easier than others, and finding peace in the midst of chaos is easier said than done. With each new "adventure" we have opportunities to learn and grow. Life is better when we are thriving, instead of just surviving. My hope is that through counseling we can explore together what makes a difference for you and how you can thrive. It is my goal to help others by walking with them in life as they explore and discover what brings them joy and fulfillment, and supporting them as they reach those goals.
(863) 509-1958 View (863) 509-1958
Photo of Jalae Gatewood-Alvarez, MSW, RCSWI
Jalae Gatewood-Alvarez
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Are you ready to work through some areas in your life that have been hard to think about? I’m here to support you through a journey of processing difficult life experiences and reaching a place of healing and peace.
Are you ready to work through some areas in your life that have been hard to think about? I’m here to support you through a journey of processing difficult life experiences and reaching a place of healing and peace.
(863) 260-7361 View (863) 260-7361
Photo of Cassie Sabol, LMHC, Counselor
Cassie Sabol
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33805
There’s no handbook for womanhood, but sometimes we all need a little guidance. Through a warm, collaborative, and person-centered approach, let's empower you to pursue a life you’re passionate about.
There’s no handbook for womanhood, but sometimes we all need a little guidance. Through a warm, collaborative, and person-centered approach, let's empower you to pursue a life you’re passionate about.
(863) 356-1542 View (863) 356-1542
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Hilary Kutik
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Hello! Congrats on starting your therapy journey. I look forward to our sessions together. My approach to therapy is always providing my clients with a safe & non-judgemental environment. My approach to therapy is solution focusing & goal oriented while working at the clients pace. My approach to therapy includes providing clients with the appropriate tools, psychoeducation & coping techniques that will improve their overall mental health & well being.
Hello! Congrats on starting your therapy journey. I look forward to our sessions together. My approach to therapy is always providing my clients with a safe & non-judgemental environment. My approach to therapy is solution focusing & goal oriented while working at the clients pace. My approach to therapy includes providing clients with the appropriate tools, psychoeducation & coping techniques that will improve their overall mental health & well being.
(786) 667-5380 View (786) 667-5380
Photo of Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kate Cohen-Posey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Kate has been in practice since 1973. During this time she has integrated many approaches: cognitive/ behavioral, mindfulness, ego state, hypnosis, EDMR, brainspotting, art, and neuroscience based therapies. Her methods are especially helpful for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, grief, interpersonal, and family problems. It is her pleasure to help patients discover the resources they have within to manage life's challenges. She is a certified supervisor for licensure.
Kate has been in practice since 1973. During this time she has integrated many approaches: cognitive/ behavioral, mindfulness, ego state, hypnosis, EDMR, brainspotting, art, and neuroscience based therapies. Her methods are especially helpful for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, grief, interpersonal, and family problems. It is her pleasure to help patients discover the resources they have within to manage life's challenges. She is a certified supervisor for licensure.
(863) 592-0556 View (863) 592-0556
Photo of Victoria J Hunt, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Victoria J Hunt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
There comes a time when problems may arise in your life whether it is your home, job, school an everyday circumstance and you need to talk to someone who has a listening ear and a compassionate heart.
There comes a time when problems may arise in your life whether it is your home, job, school an everyday circumstance and you need to talk to someone who has a listening ear and a compassionate heart.
(863) 663-2567 View (863) 663-2567
Photo of Katie McNichol, EdD, LMHC, Counselor
Katie McNichol
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Transition and change can be stressful. High school to college, college to career all bring their own set of challenges. I have spent my career helping teen girls and young women navigate the emotional ups and downs of transition and change. I use an integrative, holistic, wellness approach to mental health called lifestyle medicine. We assess how your everyday life is affecting your mental state and ways to improve it. My style is coaching oriented. If you are wellness oriented then we might be a great fit. I integrate mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational aspects of health
Transition and change can be stressful. High school to college, college to career all bring their own set of challenges. I have spent my career helping teen girls and young women navigate the emotional ups and downs of transition and change. I use an integrative, holistic, wellness approach to mental health called lifestyle medicine. We assess how your everyday life is affecting your mental state and ways to improve it. My style is coaching oriented. If you are wellness oriented then we might be a great fit. I integrate mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational aspects of health
(863) 397-3232 View (863) 397-3232
Photo of Jennifer Targosz, RMHCI
Jennifer Targosz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33815
Are you experiencing life changes, issues within your relationships, or suffering from anxiety and depression? Life is too short to let trauma control us or be stressed/ angry all the time. I want you to be free of emotional pain, able to deal with life on life’s terms, and find purpose and meaning in work, family, friendships, and all other life areas. We can all overcome challenges and rise above them, but sometimes, we need guidance. Allow me to help you on your journey of healing and self-discovery.
Are you experiencing life changes, issues within your relationships, or suffering from anxiety and depression? Life is too short to let trauma control us or be stressed/ angry all the time. I want you to be free of emotional pain, able to deal with life on life’s terms, and find purpose and meaning in work, family, friendships, and all other life areas. We can all overcome challenges and rise above them, but sometimes, we need guidance. Allow me to help you on your journey of healing and self-discovery.
(863) 694-1423 View (863) 694-1423
Photo of Sandra Richards, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sandra Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
I believe that people have the strength and the resources they need to live the life they want, but sometimes they need guidance and support along the way. I work with clients with diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds.
I believe that people have the strength and the resources they need to live the life they want, but sometimes they need guidance and support along the way. I work with clients with diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds.
(863) 608-9392 View (863) 608-9392
Photo of Chris Dixon, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Chris Dixon
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Since 1991 I've delved into C.G. Jung's teachings, engaging in workshops and lectures across Zurich, Switzerland, and South Florida. My focus lies in aiding patients in overcoming psychological obstacles, conflicts, and trauma, utilizing Jungian psychology's profound exploration of the unconscious. This transformative process extends beyond symptom relief, fostering optimal personal growth by deciphering psychological patterns in their entirety rather than as mere disorders or diagnostic codes. A Jungian approach unveils the deepest mysteries of existence and purpose for those facing profound challenges.
Since 1991 I've delved into C.G. Jung's teachings, engaging in workshops and lectures across Zurich, Switzerland, and South Florida. My focus lies in aiding patients in overcoming psychological obstacles, conflicts, and trauma, utilizing Jungian psychology's profound exploration of the unconscious. This transformative process extends beyond symptom relief, fostering optimal personal growth by deciphering psychological patterns in their entirety rather than as mere disorders or diagnostic codes. A Jungian approach unveils the deepest mysteries of existence and purpose for those facing profound challenges.
(863) 255-4782 View (863) 255-4782
Photo of Kim Brulay, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Kim Brulay
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33805
Not accepting new clients
You’ve begun the process of knowing you want something to change in your life. Don't stop now! Choose a therapist you can connect with, who you feel comfortable with, is non-judgmental, supportive, compassionate and experienced to help you. Invest in yourself. You are worth it! Family and friends are often too close to the problem to be objective. I will listen and offer a fresh unbiased and experienced perspective and teach you useful tools to help you get your life moving forward again. I applaud you - it takes courage to make this decision! (More info on my Website)
You’ve begun the process of knowing you want something to change in your life. Don't stop now! Choose a therapist you can connect with, who you feel comfortable with, is non-judgmental, supportive, compassionate and experienced to help you. Invest in yourself. You are worth it! Family and friends are often too close to the problem to be objective. I will listen and offer a fresh unbiased and experienced perspective and teach you useful tools to help you get your life moving forward again. I applaud you - it takes courage to make this decision! (More info on my Website)
(863) 588-7106 View (863) 588-7106
Photo of Andrew Bostrom, MA, RMHCI
Andrew Bostrom
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Are you a young adult or a parent of a teen who is struggling in life and feeling stuck without a way forward? Are you having difficulty getting from where you are to who you long to be? I believe it is in relationships where we are harmed, but also where we find healing. Because of this, it is my goal is to create a safe space where my clients can begin to experience growth and freedom. I counsel from a Christian worldview and integrate elements of various theories into my counseling to fit each of my client’s unique needs.
Are you a young adult or a parent of a teen who is struggling in life and feeling stuck without a way forward? Are you having difficulty getting from where you are to who you long to be? I believe it is in relationships where we are harmed, but also where we find healing. Because of this, it is my goal is to create a safe space where my clients can begin to experience growth and freedom. I counsel from a Christian worldview and integrate elements of various theories into my counseling to fit each of my client’s unique needs.
(863) 204-0473 View (863) 204-0473
Photo of Ansley Adelma Kilgore, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ansley Adelma Kilgore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
There is no better day than today to make positive changes in your life. I feel that the counseling process is a good first step in making those changes. I have provided individual therapy for the past 35 years. My guiding principal in counseling is to help clients identify their issues and custom fit a plan to address their concerns. I use various counseling techniques, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients gain a different perspective and outlook.
There is no better day than today to make positive changes in your life. I feel that the counseling process is a good first step in making those changes. I have provided individual therapy for the past 35 years. My guiding principal in counseling is to help clients identify their issues and custom fit a plan to address their concerns. I use various counseling techniques, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients gain a different perspective and outlook.
(863) 450-1108 View (863) 450-1108
Photo of Kaylee Brenneman, EdS, MEd, Counselor
Kaylee Brenneman
Counselor, EdS, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Sometimes, when our emotions feel out of our control, we do things that don’t reflect our values. My goal is to assist you as you work to engage in life more authentically using effective nervous system regulation and increasing skillfulness. I believe that people are always doing the best that they can with the resources that they have, and they also want and need to deal with the hardships of life more effectively - that's where I step in to support, accept, educate, and guide. Some of my areas of specialization include: Addiction, Anxiety, BPD, Depression, Identity Exploration, Trauma Recovery, & Relationships and Communication.
Sometimes, when our emotions feel out of our control, we do things that don’t reflect our values. My goal is to assist you as you work to engage in life more authentically using effective nervous system regulation and increasing skillfulness. I believe that people are always doing the best that they can with the resources that they have, and they also want and need to deal with the hardships of life more effectively - that's where I step in to support, accept, educate, and guide. Some of my areas of specialization include: Addiction, Anxiety, BPD, Depression, Identity Exploration, Trauma Recovery, & Relationships and Communication.
(863) 510-2624 View (863) 510-2624

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakeland, FL

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lakeland, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
66% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
87% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakeland, FL see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakeland?

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.