Therapists in Lakeland, FL

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Photo of Antionette Pollard w/Piece Of Zen, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Antionette Pollard w/Piece Of Zen
Counselor, LMHC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards reducing stress in your life! I specialize in assisting humans manage stress. Together we will identify which 4 areas of life creates stress symptoms like: racing thoughts, shutting down, irritability, loss of interest in activities, mental exhaustion or burnout. Utilizing my services will provide positive changes in your life, but It Won't happen overnight. My therapy approaches are a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Yoga. The treatment approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client allowing room for healing & growth.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards reducing stress in your life! I specialize in assisting humans manage stress. Together we will identify which 4 areas of life creates stress symptoms like: racing thoughts, shutting down, irritability, loss of interest in activities, mental exhaustion or burnout. Utilizing my services will provide positive changes in your life, but It Won't happen overnight. My therapy approaches are a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Yoga. The treatment approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client allowing room for healing & growth.
(863) 657-0758 View (863) 657-0758
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The Sage Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Welcome! I’m so glad you found us and you’re here. We are radically honest therapists. At The Sage Counseling Center we are real people for real change. No judgment, no hidden agenda. We don’t sit behind a wall and you wonder if you’re being heard yet again. No! We believe in active, direct, and honest conversations and tools that help you live your best life. Counseling can work for what you’re going through because it’s worked for us too. That’s why we believe in it and dedicate our lives to its practice. At The Sage Counseling Center we are real people for real change.
Welcome! I’m so glad you found us and you’re here. We are radically honest therapists. At The Sage Counseling Center we are real people for real change. No judgment, no hidden agenda. We don’t sit behind a wall and you wonder if you’re being heard yet again. No! We believe in active, direct, and honest conversations and tools that help you live your best life. Counseling can work for what you’re going through because it’s worked for us too. That’s why we believe in it and dedicate our lives to its practice. At The Sage Counseling Center we are real people for real change.
(863) 766-1734 View (863) 766-1734
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Shey Cunha
PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Please keep reading if you have difficulties understanding your child's learning and behavior; and need help with how to respond and how to teach them. Are you a parent seeking professional support to help your child thrive in school, at home, and in social environments? You're at the right place. Together, we will create a nurturing environment that promotes your child's academic success, emotional well-being, and social growth. We select an evaluation and treatment plan based on your needs, including: Psychoeducational & School Neuropsychological Evaluations, PCIT, & Play Therapy.
Please keep reading if you have difficulties understanding your child's learning and behavior; and need help with how to respond and how to teach them. Are you a parent seeking professional support to help your child thrive in school, at home, and in social environments? You're at the right place. Together, we will create a nurturing environment that promotes your child's academic success, emotional well-being, and social growth. We select an evaluation and treatment plan based on your needs, including: Psychoeducational & School Neuropsychological Evaluations, PCIT, & Play Therapy.
(813) 906-0995 View (813) 906-0995
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Amber Wakeman
Counselor, MA, 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 Gina Claxton - Qualified Lcsw Supervisor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Gina Claxton - Qualified Lcsw Supervisor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33815
Not accepting new clients
It is easy to feel anxious, depressed, have low self esteem, or grief. Maybe you are in a difficult relationship where your needs aren't being met, or are recovering from some form of infidelity. I believe healing can be found with self exploration, conversation and the support of a compassionate therapist. I work to make sure you feel safe to take time, breathe, feel free to process your thoughts (big or small), cry, shout, and laugh. It is through this process I hope you will find healing and strength.
It is easy to feel anxious, depressed, have low self esteem, or grief. Maybe you are in a difficult relationship where your needs aren't being met, or are recovering from some form of infidelity. I believe healing can be found with self exploration, conversation and the support of a compassionate therapist. I work to make sure you feel safe to take time, breathe, feel free to process your thoughts (big or small), cry, shout, and laugh. It is through this process I hope you will find healing and strength.
(863) 578-6468 View (863) 578-6468
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Bianca K Strudwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33810  (Online Only)
Are you someone who frequently worries and wrestles with anxiety, particularly in your relationships with others? Do you struggle with feelings of being less than worthy, leading you to give a lot more of yourself in hopes of feeling validated? If so, I specialize in helping individuals like you improve their relationship with themselves, get untangled from societal expectations, learn to navigate their anxiety, get empowered to set boundaries, put yourself first and find fulfillment in healthier, more balanced connections with others.
Are you someone who frequently worries and wrestles with anxiety, particularly in your relationships with others? Do you struggle with feelings of being less than worthy, leading you to give a lot more of yourself in hopes of feeling validated? If so, I specialize in helping individuals like you improve their relationship with themselves, get untangled from societal expectations, learn to navigate their anxiety, get empowered to set boundaries, put yourself first and find fulfillment in healthier, more balanced connections with others.
(863) 445-9342 View (863) 445-9342
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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
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Bob Scarff
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Life is challenging. Often more is expected of us while we struggle to manage those demands. This is made even more difficult when dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, and other emotions that can drain us physically and influence our thoughts and behaviors. You don't have to face this alone. We can work together to help you find peace of mind through processing core issues and developing skills to meet future challenges.
Life is challenging. Often more is expected of us while we struggle to manage those demands. This is made even more difficult when dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, and other emotions that can drain us physically and influence our thoughts and behaviors. You don't have to face this alone. We can work together to help you find peace of mind through processing core issues and developing skills to meet future challenges.
(863) 840-9544 View (863) 840-9544
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Lauren Spencer
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
To know and be known. This is a core longing of all of ours. We deeply desire to understand our own brokenness and woundedness, and we yearn to be known and to have others walk with us in our sorrows and struggles. Counseling is a safe and empowering place to come as you are, to process your unique story, and to be deeply known in order to experience healing, growth, hope, and celebration.
To know and be known. This is a core longing of all of ours. We deeply desire to understand our own brokenness and woundedness, and we yearn to be known and to have others walk with us in our sorrows and struggles. Counseling is a safe and empowering place to come as you are, to process your unique story, and to be deeply known in order to experience healing, growth, hope, and celebration.
(863) 485-6436 View (863) 485-6436
Photo of Karen Zimmerman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Karen Zimmerman
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC , MS
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
I like to start off with getting to know you and what exactly you are looking for out of therapy. Then work together to find creative and theory based coping skills for you to address the symptoms. My goal is to minimize the symptoms and help you to better cope with upcoming and future issues.
I like to start off with getting to know you and what exactly you are looking for out of therapy. Then work together to find creative and theory based coping skills for you to address the symptoms. My goal is to minimize the symptoms and help you to better cope with upcoming and future issues.
(863) 591-8729 View (863) 591-8729
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Michael Brown
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
I have 40 years experience in mental health. I have a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide therapy for children from ages 3-10 years old. I use Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
I have 40 years experience in mental health. I have a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide therapy for children from ages 3-10 years old. I use Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
(863) 417-1824 View (863) 417-1824
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Gary Sawyer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
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 !
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 View (813) 364-0812
Photo of Michael James, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakeland, FL
Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
(850) 900-8510 View (850) 900-8510
Photo of Gary Sawyer, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Gary Sawyer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
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 Counselor 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 !
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 Counselor 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) 708-1886 View (813) 708-1886
Photo of Catalyst for Change Psychiatry & Counseling Servic, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Lakeland, FL
Catalyst for Change Psychiatry & Counseling Servic
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself over thinking? Do you find yourself feeling unsure about yourself or what to do next? Do you feel disconnected from those around you? Over thinking can leave you feeling tired and unable to be present with yourself, family, and friends. Feeling unsure of yourself or what to do can lead to maladaptive behaviors and boundaries. Feeling you disconnected can make you feel alone and unable to express yourself. Let my genuine and affirming approach help you gain control and confidence.
Do you find yourself over thinking? Do you find yourself feeling unsure about yourself or what to do next? Do you feel disconnected from those around you? Over thinking can leave you feeling tired and unable to be present with yourself, family, and friends. Feeling unsure of yourself or what to do can lead to maladaptive behaviors and boundaries. Feeling you disconnected can make you feel alone and unable to express yourself. Let my genuine and affirming approach help you gain control and confidence.
(863) 434-8034 View (863) 434-8034
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Kevin Berry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
As a mental health counselor, I love having the opportunity to help individuals, and couples work through the challenges that life can bring. Having a safe place to express ourselves and feel supported and validated by someone who genuinely cares, can be a primary and meaningful catalyst to healing. In truth, we all have moments of feeling overwhelmed by life. Adverse experiences and past trauma can have a far-reaching impact on our ability to thrive and have positive relationships. I am passionate about working with our LGBTQIA+ community, as well as with all individuals and couples. I hope that you will allow me to help you too!
As a mental health counselor, I love having the opportunity to help individuals, and couples work through the challenges that life can bring. Having a safe place to express ourselves and feel supported and validated by someone who genuinely cares, can be a primary and meaningful catalyst to healing. In truth, we all have moments of feeling overwhelmed by life. Adverse experiences and past trauma can have a far-reaching impact on our ability to thrive and have positive relationships. I am passionate about working with our LGBTQIA+ community, as well as with all individuals and couples. I hope that you will allow me to help you too!
(863) 592-2597 View (863) 592-2597
Photo of Natalie Douge, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Natalie Douge
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
I believe all of us encounter stages in our lives when we need and deserve support and understanding. I feel truly honored to be able to sit with people during these times. Being able to play an impactful role in the lives of those in need has always been my passion.
I believe all of us encounter stages in our lives when we need and deserve support and understanding. I feel truly honored to be able to sit with people during these times. Being able to play an impactful role in the lives of those in need has always been my passion.
(863) 777-4189 View (863) 777-4189
Photo of Daniela Suarez, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Lakeland, FL
Daniela Suarez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33805
If you are reading this, that means that you have already chosen to make the decision to ask for help. And sometimes, that is the hardest part. I'm glad you're here. I am a bilingual therapist who has experience working alongside children, teens, young adults and adults. Queer Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Trans Ally, Social Justice, Inclusive, Equity, BIPOC.
If you are reading this, that means that you have already chosen to make the decision to ask for help. And sometimes, that is the hardest part. I'm glad you're here. I am a bilingual therapist who has experience working alongside children, teens, young adults and adults. Queer Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Trans Ally, Social Justice, Inclusive, Equity, BIPOC.
(863) 204-2956 View (863) 204-2956
Photo of Kimberly Favaro, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Kimberly Favaro
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
In my time counseling I have gained valuable experience working with individuals through Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief, Behavioral issues, Identity, Major Life Changes and Trauma as a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist. I enjoy approaching life's many struggles empathetically and with hope for the future. Whether one is dealing with many inner demons, or simply trying to better understand themselves and their relationships; I am here to help you help yourself get unstuck and be able to better enjoy life.
In my time counseling I have gained valuable experience working with individuals through Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief, Behavioral issues, Identity, Major Life Changes and Trauma as a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist. I enjoy approaching life's many struggles empathetically and with hope for the future. Whether one is dealing with many inner demons, or simply trying to better understand themselves and their relationships; I am here to help you help yourself get unstuck and be able to better enjoy life.
(863) 606-5922 View (863) 606-5922
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Amanda L Frye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting 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

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakeland, FL

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lakeland, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
74% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakeland, FL see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% 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.