Therapists in Lakeland, FL

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Amber Wakeman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified
You are enough. You are worthy of love and belonging. Sometimes life has a way of making you feel like those statements aren’t true. I understand that therapy can be intimidating. Opening up to a stranger can feel uncomfortable at first; it's my job to create a safe space for you to explore the feelings and challenges you experience. Maybe you’re feeling stressed or without hope that things will get better. Maybe you just need someone to listen. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I’m here to help.
(863) 204-0130 
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Lakeland, FL 33801
Offers online therapy
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Desiree Meaton-Francisco, LMHC, LLC.
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, QS, CTP
Verified
My counseling style is warm and approachable. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My specialty has been working with children, adolescents, and adults who have complex trauma that stem from abuse, neglect, or other life events. I have also worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, coping with the pandemic, relationship issues, parenting challenges, childhood trauma, career challenges, adjustment to life changes, women's issues, family conflict and grief/loss.
(863) 204-0224 
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Lakeland, FL 33809
Offers online therapy
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Gary Sawyer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I Counsel from a Biblical worldview to help a variety of people who have been broken and challenged by the trials of life. I am a member of Focus on The Family's Christian Counselors Network. My 30 years in the business world, community and church service have prepared me to care for individuals in a particularly personal way. Life can be very hard, disappointing and messy! Guiding people back to a path of healing, hope, and fulfillment is something I am very passionate about !
(813) 364-0812 
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Lakeland, FL 33801
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Rachel Mottern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Life can be difficult at times to navigate on your own. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience, let me help you find your way. No matter what you are going through it helps to know that someone cares without judgment. Too often, we forget what it is like to feel like ourselves. Once we begin to work through our difficulties, we can find hope even in the darkest of times. Taking the initial step to obtain help is not always the easiest. However, you are brave and are worthy of working through your troubles. Let me take this journey with you.
(863) 213-6285 
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Lakeland, FL 33811
Offers online therapy
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Katie McNichol
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
There is so much pressure as a teen girl and young woman. Lots of change and transitions. I've spent my career as a therapist helping teen girls and young women navigate many difficult moments and accomplish amazing growth. I value a holistic approach and help teen girls and women assess 5 key areas - mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social. Using a coaching approach to treatment we look at strengths and ways that lifestyle may be affecting your mental health. Becoming emotionally prepared for college or the transition into adulthood is critical to every aspect of your life. I can help you learn how to do this well.
(863) 397-3232 
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Lakeland, FL 33803
Offers online therapy
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Yilmaz Taskin
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MFT
Verified
As a certified Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I offer an open minded, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach in a safe and supportive environment. Some problems, in our lives, are either self-imposed or imposed on us by other means. What we perceive might be different than reality. Negative beliefs affect us mentally and physically. Misinterpretations and irrational beliefs can create unhappy feelings, self-doubt, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, etc.
(863) 397-3240 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
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Madelene Roserie-Hargrove
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP
Verified
It takes great courage to seek help. My vision is to develop a safe haven for all patients in knowing that having a healthy mental health and overall-being starts with a true knowledge and understanding of who you are in the Lord. John 16:33 says, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have (perfect) peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation, trials, distress and frustration; but be of good cheer (take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted)! For I have overcome the world. (I have deprived it of power to not harm you and have conquered it for you.)"
(863) 591-3194 
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Lakeland, FL 33805
Offers online therapy
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Tina Deveau
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Tina works with PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment issues, oppositional defiant disorder, self-harming behaviors, and attention issues. Tina focuses on creating a judgment-free environment to foster growth and healing for all her clients. Tina follows the theory behind Brainspotting that the brain stores trauma in the subcortical of the brain, and the trauma often triggers the fight or flight response. Often, individuals become stuck in a state of fight or flight after experiencing trauma. The therapist can access the trauma through eye movement and allow the brain to reprocess the traumatic experience.
(352) 290-7331 
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Lakeland, FL 33809
Offers online therapy
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Norman Oliver
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified
Finding healing in life can be a difficult journey. The good news is that you do not have to go through that journey alone. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, I work to provide a safe space where we can collaborate in finding your healing. Oftentimes, taking the first step is the hardest part, and I make it my mission to meet you wherever you are. Feeling heard and understood is an important part of this process; therefore, I am dedicated to understanding you and your point of view. Counseling is not just my job, it is my passion, and I consider it a privilege to get to walk alongside you as your counselor.
(863) 204-4074 
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Lakeland, FL 33809
Offers online therapy
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Silver Lining Counseling
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
Partnering with my clients in a therapeutic, non-judgmental, loving way is the foundation of my approach. Biofeedback or more specifically Neurofeedback is an evidenced based approach used to help people who have experienced trauma heal. I have and utilize an amazing system to improve the performance of brains in need of healing. I have experience addictions, trauma, the Florida child welfare system, adoptions, and grief.
(863) 204-1808 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
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Hope Restored Counseling of Florida, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RD, CDCES
Verified
In person or virtual sessions. Specializing in eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. I am also a Registered Dietitian (RD). It's my passion to help people gain control over and heal from disordered eating, anxiety, and depression so they can live their best life. We live in a society that dictates what size we should be, which drives us toward unhealthy habits in an effort to measure up. This can lead to disordered eating habits such as yo-yo dieting, binge eating, poor body image, and self-criticism, among others. I believe in focusing on the underlying causes of how food is being used to manage stress, emotions, and life.
(863) 450-1136 
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Lakeland, FL 33803
Offers online therapy
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Chris Dixon
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Since 1991 I've studied C.G. Jung's work. During this 30-year period, I have participated in workshops and lectures in Jungian psychology from Zurich, Switzerland to South Florida. I help clients resolve psychological roadblocks, conflicts and trauma. Jungian psychology works with the deepest layers of the unconscious psyche and engages clients in a process of transformation that goes well beyond symptom relief, resulting in optimal growth.
(863) 255-4782 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
Offers online therapy
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Sandra Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
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Melissa Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, relationships, grief, and more.
(863) 563-6351 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
Offers online therapy
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Aliris Alicea
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified
Are you ready for a new beginning? As a Mental Health Counselor, I believe in the potential of all my clients. Together, we will explore your strengths and opportunities and work to fulfill your goals. I have over 13 years of experience working with family interactions, reunification, life issues, mental health diagnoses, trauma, and anger management. My therapeutic focus is client-centered.
(689) 202-3823 
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Lakeland, FL 33810
Offers online therapy
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Christy McElroy
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
My approach to therapy is integrative and geared toward each individual’s specific needs. I have worked in several outpatient and inpatient settings in primary care facilities providing services for children, teens, young adults and families, as well as adults. My aim is to help people of all ages feel more in control, resourceful and self- assured.
(813) 694-3152 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
Offers online therapy
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Liz Hall
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
My work focuses on helping individuals identify and develop a new level of awareness within themselves. This begins with shifting one’s mindset, your thoughts. Often, I would hear client’s express being uncomfortable in silence as all they are left with are their thoughts. Learning to be at peace with your thoughts is essential for healing. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. If you correct your mind, the rest of your live will fall into place” Lao Tzu.
(863) 213-6559 
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Lakeland, FL 33803
Offers online therapy
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Crossroads Assessment Center
PsyS, LSP
Verified
Testing for Gifted, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) / Academic Problems, Attentional Concerns or Hyperactivity / ADHD, and School Readiness are assessments completed by Crossroads Assessment Center. We aid parents with the initial phase in improving learning disparities their children may be experiencing in the school and in th home environments. This is accomplished by assisting parents in recognizing and understanding the cause for their children's difficulty through the administering of assessment measures that target specific areas based on the nature and needs of each individual child.
(863) 292-6848 
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Lakeland, FL 33813
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Cue Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC, QS, CAS
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed by a mental health condition or just life in general? Do you want to find hope and healing for yourself or a loved one? If you answered “Yes” to either question, then counseling may be a significant first step to take! Through counseling, you will receive support, encouragement, and practical tools that will help you make positive changes in your life.
(863) 825-7691 
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Lakeland, FL 33815
Offers online therapy
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Alex Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My primary focus is healing trauma - as defined by you. Our memory can trick us into believing we are unlovable based on how we were/are treated by those closest to us. What I discovered, on my personal journey and in my professional practice, is that all of us are worthy of love and dignity and have a right to a safe and meaningful life. If others do not respect this – a basic human right – it is not a reflection of our worthiness to receive love.
(863) 766-2244 
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Lakeland, FL 33803


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lakeland are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lakeland then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lakeland, or Child Psychologists in Lakeland.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lakeland psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lakeland specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.