Therapists in Dixieland, Lakeland, FL

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Arlene Hunt
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Congratulations, you have taken the first step towards healing. Sometimes life can become complicated causing you to feel overwhelmed with distressful emotions. When it affects your work, relationships and your self-esteem, you realize it's time to get help. I offer a non-judgmental and empathetic approach so we can build a relationship that will help me gain an understanding of your problems, feelings, hopes and fears. We will work together to find a satisfactory resolution. I have worked with clients who suffered from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, guilt/shame, trauma, medical issues, and relationship issues.
Congratulations, you have taken the first step towards healing. Sometimes life can become complicated causing you to feel overwhelmed with distressful emotions. When it affects your work, relationships and your self-esteem, you realize it's time to get help. I offer a non-judgmental and empathetic approach so we can build a relationship that will help me gain an understanding of your problems, feelings, hopes and fears. We will work together to find a satisfactory resolution. I have worked with clients who suffered from depression, anxiety, grief/loss, guilt/shame, trauma, medical issues, and relationship issues.
(863) 509-5987 View (863) 509-5987
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Jennifer Targosz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Dixieland, 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
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Steven Delre
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AVAILABLE - First responders, ER staff, military, anyone who has a high-stress position understands the toll it takes on your personal life, family, and overall well-being. Finding balance can be difficult but it is possible.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AVAILABLE - First responders, ER staff, military, anyone who has a high-stress position understands the toll it takes on your personal life, family, and overall well-being. Finding balance can be difficult but it is possible.
(863) 204-0216 View (863) 204-0216
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Araceli Gauna-Scattolini
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting new clients
I am accepting clients for Tuesdays morning/ midmorning. I am a bilingual therapist with experience working with children as young as 10 years old, adolescents, and adults. My approach to counseling is client-centered and collaborative, meaning that you are involved in every aspect of your treatment, and we work as a team to help you reach your goals. One of my biggest passions is advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. Part of my advocacy efforts include a FREE queer support group for high school teens.
I am accepting clients for Tuesdays morning/ midmorning. I am a bilingual therapist with experience working with children as young as 10 years old, adolescents, and adults. My approach to counseling is client-centered and collaborative, meaning that you are involved in every aspect of your treatment, and we work as a team to help you reach your goals. One of my biggest passions is advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. Part of my advocacy efforts include a FREE queer support group for high school teens.
(863) 267-8432 View (863) 267-8432
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Dewona Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33802  (Online Only)
Acknowledging that life's challenges have become so burdensome that you're seeking assistance can be a tough step. Rest assured, I'm here to support you. With a license in clinical social work since 2012, my commitment lies in guiding individuals toward their journey of self-discovery and growth. My specialization centers on providing care for those grappling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family-related concerns, anger management, and ADHD.
Acknowledging that life's challenges have become so burdensome that you're seeking assistance can be a tough step. Rest assured, I'm here to support you. With a license in clinical social work since 2012, my commitment lies in guiding individuals toward their journey of self-discovery and growth. My specialization centers on providing care for those grappling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family-related concerns, anger management, and ADHD.
(863) 265-1774 View (863) 265-1774
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James Miller
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Life is stressful, relationships are tricky, emotions can be tough - and sometimes you need someone to help navigate it all. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families get on steadier ground.
Life is stressful, relationships are tricky, emotions can be tough - and sometimes you need someone to help navigate it all. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families get on steadier ground.
(863) 204-2641 View (863) 204-2641
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Jen McLaughlin
MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Waitlist for new clients
Are you finding it hard to cope with stress? Uncomfortable with uncertainty? Is your worry interfering with your ability to concentrate, leading to avoidance & procrastination? Maybe you've spent hours scrolling through Psychology Today profiles but froze when it was time to choose one. A part of you would do anything to avoid calling to book this appointment. I get it. But, your untreated anxiety or depression interferes with too many areas of your life—making it harder at work and in relationships. You're isolating because it all feels exhausting and overwhelming. Change is usually challenging for you, but this time, you're ready.
Are you finding it hard to cope with stress? Uncomfortable with uncertainty? Is your worry interfering with your ability to concentrate, leading to avoidance & procrastination? Maybe you've spent hours scrolling through Psychology Today profiles but froze when it was time to choose one. A part of you would do anything to avoid calling to book this appointment. I get it. But, your untreated anxiety or depression interferes with too many areas of your life—making it harder at work and in relationships. You're isolating because it all feels exhausting and overwhelming. Change is usually challenging for you, but this time, you're ready.
(863) 204-3036 View (863) 204-3036
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Amanda L Frye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dixieland, 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
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Jamie G Smith
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Another fight? Another ugly stare? Another slammed door? I get it. Right now, the negative interactions probably seem to outweigh the positive ones. Or maybe, there is daily tension, anger, or resentment that continues to build causing long silences, avoidance, or loud and heated exchanges. It is possible to create the relationship you truly desire by making small, daily changes based on a realistic understanding of where you are and where you want to be. Stop running in circles and getting the same results. With time, practice, and a little patience, you will take control AND enjoy life.
Another fight? Another ugly stare? Another slammed door? I get it. Right now, the negative interactions probably seem to outweigh the positive ones. Or maybe, there is daily tension, anger, or resentment that continues to build causing long silences, avoidance, or loud and heated exchanges. It is possible to create the relationship you truly desire by making small, daily changes based on a realistic understanding of where you are and where you want to be. Stop running in circles and getting the same results. With time, practice, and a little patience, you will take control AND enjoy life.
(863) 591-8324 View (863) 591-8324
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Kathryn A Dumont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Waitlist for new clients
I am glad you are here. It can be difficult to seek guidance. Maybe you are feeling stuck in a painful and stagnant place and are unsure how to manage. Perhaps you are in disconnected relationships and wish to overcome feelings of sadness, anxiousness, loneliness & grief. Maybe you are a parent or relative of an LGBTQ+ individual, wishing to connect and understand more deeply. I offer a FREE group for parents of LGBTQ+ individuals - limited space is available - starting Sept. 2024.
I am glad you are here. It can be difficult to seek guidance. Maybe you are feeling stuck in a painful and stagnant place and are unsure how to manage. Perhaps you are in disconnected relationships and wish to overcome feelings of sadness, anxiousness, loneliness & grief. Maybe you are a parent or relative of an LGBTQ+ individual, wishing to connect and understand more deeply. I offer a FREE group for parents of LGBTQ+ individuals - limited space is available - starting Sept. 2024.
(863) 450-1226 View (863) 450-1226
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Gabrielle Rospierski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33815
Waitlist for new clients
Having the willingness to bring yourself into the counseling room and sharing your deepest hurts with a stranger can be extremely difficult. Coming in with the openness and desire to get better without knowing how it is all going to work takes a lot of courage. A desire to get better is where it starts, the next step is showing up and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. I know it's scary, but you won't be walking this road alone. My job is to stand alongside you and help guide the steps to healing.
Having the willingness to bring yourself into the counseling room and sharing your deepest hurts with a stranger can be extremely difficult. Coming in with the openness and desire to get better without knowing how it is all going to work takes a lot of courage. A desire to get better is where it starts, the next step is showing up and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. I know it's scary, but you won't be walking this road alone. My job is to stand alongside you and help guide the steps to healing.
(863) 270-9538 View (863) 270-9538
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Gina Claxton - Qualified Lcsw Supervisor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33815
Hey there! My name is Gina Claxton and I have been working as a counselor/therapist for over 10 years. I work in private practice and I am also a professor at a local university where I help graduate students become counselors themselves. My counseling style is warm, client-focused and non-judgmental. I aim to create a comfortable and safe space for my clients, where they can express themselves without fear of being judged.
Hey there! My name is Gina Claxton and I have been working as a counselor/therapist for over 10 years. I work in private practice and I am also a professor at a local university where I help graduate students become counselors themselves. My counseling style is warm, client-focused and non-judgmental. I aim to create a comfortable and safe space for my clients, where they can express themselves without fear of being judged.
(863) 578-6468 View (863) 578-6468
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Charity Garcia
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
I will create a safe space for you to navigate life's most challenging moments. Stress, anxiety, past traumas or relationship conflicts can sometimes steal your joy leaving you in destructive patterns. You are worthy of the effort that it takes to heal and grow.
I will create a safe space for you to navigate life's most challenging moments. Stress, anxiety, past traumas or relationship conflicts can sometimes steal your joy leaving you in destructive patterns. You are worthy of the effort that it takes to heal and grow.
(863) 342-6735 View (863) 342-6735
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Cue Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33815
We all face different challenges throughout our lives. Whether you're dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, general life stressors or relationship issues, I'm here to help. I have experience working with adolescents and adults at the outpatient level, leading group, and individual therapy. Also, I have several years in Intensive Outpatient care with adults. I work with people struggling with severe trauma, drug addiction, and mental health concerns. I offer individual and couples therapy.
We all face different challenges throughout our lives. Whether you're dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, general life stressors or relationship issues, I'm here to help. I have experience working with adolescents and adults at the outpatient level, leading group, and individual therapy. Also, I have several years in Intensive Outpatient care with adults. I work with people struggling with severe trauma, drug addiction, and mental health concerns. I offer individual and couples therapy.
(863) 251-5138 View (863) 251-5138
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Ebony Sutton
Ed S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
I am a licensed school psychologist providing evaluations assessing children for giftedness, concerns regarding academic achievement, cognitive skills, and emotional/ behavioral skills. Allow me to help you navigate these concerns above and options such as 504 Plans, Individual Education Plans (IEP), learning disabilities ( Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia ), early childhood development, ADHD, executive functioning, behavior modification, gifted/high ability, academic performance issues, and college/vocational planning.
I am a licensed school psychologist providing evaluations assessing children for giftedness, concerns regarding academic achievement, cognitive skills, and emotional/ behavioral skills. Allow me to help you navigate these concerns above and options such as 504 Plans, Individual Education Plans (IEP), learning disabilities ( Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia ), early childhood development, ADHD, executive functioning, behavior modification, gifted/high ability, academic performance issues, and college/vocational planning.
(813) 640-4871 View (813) 640-4871
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Katherine Pilarte Emerick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting new clients
Hablo Español! Are you dealing with overwhelming or racing thoughts, low self-esteem, sadness, relational issues with a loved one or spouse, or adjusting to new life changes? I am a bilingual therapist with experience in working with teens, adults, couples, and families. My approach to counseling is person-centered. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to open up about their current/past struggles. I utilize ACT therapy to help clients acknowledge their emotions in the moment. I focus on allowing you to live your life according to your personal values.
Hablo Español! Are you dealing with overwhelming or racing thoughts, low self-esteem, sadness, relational issues with a loved one or spouse, or adjusting to new life changes? I am a bilingual therapist with experience in working with teens, adults, couples, and families. My approach to counseling is person-centered. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to open up about their current/past struggles. I utilize ACT therapy to help clients acknowledge their emotions in the moment. I focus on allowing you to live your life according to your personal values.
(863) 591-5145 View (863) 591-5145
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Shad Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Quite often we struggle alone because we feel judged, dismissed, or misunderstood. I work hard to make sure you will never feel that way with me. Your experience is real and valid and you deserve to be heard and understood.
Quite often we struggle alone because we feel judged, dismissed, or misunderstood. I work hard to make sure you will never feel that way with me. Your experience is real and valid and you deserve to be heard and understood.
(863) 624-3879 View (863) 624-3879
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Michele Lescard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
Congratulations, you are in the right place to feel understood! I am passionate about helping my clients find their inner strengths seeking solutions to build their toolbox of coping strategies to manage life. Are you struggling with feeling lost and alone, being not motivated, trying to repair a relationship, grieving a loved one, or finding yourself in a season of transition, such as moving from parenting children to taking on a caretaker role for an elderly parent? Reach out: I am available for In-person sessions in Lakeland, FL with Atala Counseling and offer Telehealth sessions in Lake Wales, FL from my home office.
Congratulations, you are in the right place to feel understood! I am passionate about helping my clients find their inner strengths seeking solutions to build their toolbox of coping strategies to manage life. Are you struggling with feeling lost and alone, being not motivated, trying to repair a relationship, grieving a loved one, or finding yourself in a season of transition, such as moving from parenting children to taking on a caretaker role for an elderly parent? Reach out: I am available for In-person sessions in Lakeland, FL with Atala Counseling and offer Telehealth sessions in Lake Wales, FL from my home office.
(863) 250-7784 View (863) 250-7784
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Alison Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33803
My counseling approach is client-centered and goal-oriented. By definition, this allows individuals to experience "growth and fulfillment" by actively participating in his or her own therapy in order to create change. Often, we lose hope at thinking that things could ever be different. We try and struggle and sometimes fail. But, you have an opportunity to think differently, relate differently, and transition from negativity to positive behaviors which will result in a powerful sense of self and promote strong interpersonal relationships.
My counseling approach is client-centered and goal-oriented. By definition, this allows individuals to experience "growth and fulfillment" by actively participating in his or her own therapy in order to create change. Often, we lose hope at thinking that things could ever be different. We try and struggle and sometimes fail. But, you have an opportunity to think differently, relate differently, and transition from negativity to positive behaviors which will result in a powerful sense of self and promote strong interpersonal relationships.
(863) 213-6698 View (863) 213-6698
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Kristen Lyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dixieland, Lakeland, FL 33815
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships? Or overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression? These issues are hard to overcome alone. My hope is to come alongside you in life's stressors, with guidance and insight to help you achieve your goals.
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships? Or overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression? These issues are hard to overcome alone. My hope is to come alongside you in life's stressors, with guidance and insight to help you achieve your goals.
(251) 276-5679 View (251) 276-5679

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Number of Therapists in Dixieland, Lakeland, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Dixieland, Lakeland, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
75% Coping Skills
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Self Esteem
60% Stress
55% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
83% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Dixieland, Lakeland, FL see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dixieland, 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.

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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.