Therapists for Teens in Lakeland, FL

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Porter's Sound Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Our licensed and pre-licensed therapists offer skilled care in the areas of: Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Grief, Addictions, Children's Mental Health, Teen Mental Health, Relationship Conflict, Family Issues, Marriage Enrichment, and more.
Porter's Sound was created to be a safe harbor for the local community. We offer professional faith-based therapeutic care for Adults, Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples, and/or Families.
Our licensed and pre-licensed therapists offer skilled care in the areas of: Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Grief, Addictions, Children's Mental Health, Teen Mental Health, Relationship Conflict, Family Issues, Marriage Enrichment, and more.
Porter's Sound was created to be a safe harbor for the local community. We offer professional faith-based therapeutic care for Adults, Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Couples, and/or Families.
(863) 845-1510 View (863) 845-1510
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Bear in Mind and Body, LLC
EdS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
If your child or teen is struggling to cope with the demands of school or needs support to regulate their nervous system and emotions, the path to hope and healing lies just ahead.
As a licensed school psychologist, my goal is to support the social, emotional, and behavioral health of children and teens, ages 4-20, to help empower their ability to cope with stressors and better access the learning environment. Whether through designing intervention or evaluating students with various learning differences, autism, or other neurodiversities, I am dedicated to a strength-based approach that honors your child’s individual strengths and resourcefulness. My focus is on building the capacity and resilience to help my clients identify and embrace their unique abilities to navigate the challenges they face.
If your child or teen is struggling to cope with the demands of school or needs support to regulate their nervous system and emotions, the path to hope and healing lies just ahead.
As a licensed school psychologist, my goal is to support the social, emotional, and behavioral health of children and teens, ages 4-20, to help empower their ability to cope with stressors and better access the learning environment. Whether through designing intervention or evaluating students with various learning differences, autism, or other neurodiversities, I am dedicated to a strength-based approach that honors your child’s individual strengths and resourcefulness. My focus is on building the capacity and resilience to help my clients identify and embrace their unique abilities to navigate the challenges they face.
(863) 251-5733 View (863) 251-5733
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Andrew Bostrom
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
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? My goal is to create a safe space where my clients can begin to experience growth and freedom. I believe it is in relationships where we are harmed, but also where we find healing. 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? My goal is to create a safe space where my clients can begin to experience growth and freedom. I believe it is in relationships where we are harmed, but also where we find healing. 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
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Victoria J Hunt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
I am a well qualified professional and prepared to provide you with professional counseling in the areas of: Parent/Child Relationship, Preteen/Adolescent problems, Personal Adjustment Issues, Self-esteem, Grief, Depression, Relationship Issues and Family Therapy.
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.
I am a well qualified professional and prepared to provide you with professional counseling in the areas of: Parent/Child Relationship, Preteen/Adolescent problems, Personal Adjustment Issues, Self-esteem, Grief, Depression, Relationship Issues and Family Therapy.
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
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Sydney Kurtz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Whether you are looking for support for yourself or your child/ teenager Sydney encourages you to take that first step of courage and reach out!.
Sydney believes everyone has a story worth telling and is worthy of a safe space to share. She is passionate about working with children, teenagers and young adults and seeing them grow. In addition to counseling, Sydney works with students in various settings including mentoring through a local ministry and coaching middle school cross country. Due in part to her own personal experience with counseling, Sydney believes healing comes with meeting an individual right where they are.
Whether you are looking for support for yourself or your child/ teenager Sydney encourages you to take that first step of courage and reach out!.
Sydney believes everyone has a story worth telling and is worthy of a safe space to share. She is passionate about working with children, teenagers and young adults and seeing them grow. In addition to counseling, Sydney works with students in various settings including mentoring through a local ministry and coaching middle school cross country. Due in part to her own personal experience with counseling, Sydney believes healing comes with meeting an individual right where they are.
(863) 867-2155 View (863) 867-2155
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Kimber Antrobus
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
***PLEASE EMAIL, DO NOT CALL, I WILL NOT ANSWER. I ANSWER EMAILS TO SETUP PHONE CONSULTATIONS*** I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL, that specializes in teen through young adult females. The goal of my practice is to help set my clients on path to success by helping them uncover their strengths, change unhealthy patterns, and discover what they are mentally capable of.
***PLEASE EMAIL, DO NOT CALL, I WILL NOT ANSWER. I ANSWER EMAILS TO SETUP PHONE CONSULTATIONS*** I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland, FL, that specializes in teen through young adult females. The goal of my practice is to help set my clients on path to success by helping them uncover their strengths, change unhealthy patterns, and discover what they are mentally capable of.
(863) 450-1193 View (863) 450-1193
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Sarah Stowe
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling isolated and alone, but it doesn't have to stay that way. With a client centered and integrative approach, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients who are seeking to find hope and healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and tailor each session to meet my client's needs and preferences, all while integrating evidence based practices to ensure that you will be able to develop the skills to overcome the challenges you are facing.
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling isolated and alone, but it doesn't have to stay that way. With a client centered and integrative approach, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to clients who are seeking to find hope and healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and tailor each session to meet my client's needs and preferences, all while integrating evidence based practices to ensure that you will be able to develop the skills to overcome the challenges you are facing.
(863) 349-3762 View (863) 349-3762
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Sasha Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a solution-focused clinician, I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I can teach you simple, effective stress-relieving techniques that complement talk therapy. My non-judgmental approach balances the need to listen and validate your experiences while also challenging you to address and resolve life barriers. I have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families struggling with a variety of challenges.
Welcome! As a solution-focused clinician, I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I can teach you simple, effective stress-relieving techniques that complement talk therapy. My non-judgmental approach balances the need to listen and validate your experiences while also challenging you to address and resolve life barriers. I have 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families struggling with a variety of challenges.
(407) 606-6119 View (407) 606-6119
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Silver Lining Counseling of Lakeland, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
In over 20 years of work with individuals and couples, and as a supervisor of other therapists, I have gained experience in working with problems including motivation and attention issues, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, procrastination, addictions and relationship problems. I have an interactive style which draws on cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT), interpersonal and developmental psychology. Together we will gain an understanding of the emotional, mental and behavioral habits which are getting in the way of you realizing your potential and preventing you from meeting your needs. " Do the work, see the progress"
In over 20 years of work with individuals and couples, and as a supervisor of other therapists, I have gained experience in working with problems including motivation and attention issues, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, procrastination, addictions and relationship problems. I have an interactive style which draws on cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT), interpersonal and developmental psychology. Together we will gain an understanding of the emotional, mental and behavioral habits which are getting in the way of you realizing your potential and preventing you from meeting your needs. " Do the work, see the progress"
(863) 546-4874 View (863) 546-4874
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Dominique S. Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33811
Hi, I'm Dominique! I am a therapist working with Elu: Counseling, Consulting, and Coaching LLC. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are and working with them to become the best versions of themselves. I partner with my clients to ensure they are active members in their treatment and strive to provide individualized care, based on the client's strengths and needs.
Hi, I'm Dominique! I am a therapist working with Elu: Counseling, Consulting, and Coaching LLC. I am passionate about meeting clients where they are and working with them to become the best versions of themselves. I partner with my clients to ensure they are active members in their treatment and strive to provide individualized care, based on the client's strengths and needs.
(727) 677-5303 x123 View (727) 677-5303 x123
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Ebony Sutton
Ed S
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Cyndi Roberts-Morey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP, SAP, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Do you want to change destructive patterns and cycles that have not worked for you? Do you find yourself repeating the same mistakes over and over? Have you suffered from trauma or other issues that have made life difficult? There is help and hope! I have practiced for over 20 years and have the experience to help you learn skills to change unwanted patterns and help you enjoy life.
Do you want to change destructive patterns and cycles that have not worked for you? Do you find yourself repeating the same mistakes over and over? Have you suffered from trauma or other issues that have made life difficult? There is help and hope! I have practiced for over 20 years and have the experience to help you learn skills to change unwanted patterns and help you enjoy life.
(863) 804-6159 View (863) 804-6159
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Desiree Meaton-Francisco, LMHC, LLC.
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, QS, CTP
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33809  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (863) 204-0224
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Katie Belcher-Miller
Counselor, LMHC, QS, CAS
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting New Clients! Hello, I'm Katie, owner of Anchored in Hope Counseling Services LLC. Do you identify as neurodivergent or suspect you may be? Do you struggle with anxiety or some type of mood issue? If you answered "yes" to either question (or both!), then I might be the right therapist for you.
Accepting New Clients! Hello, I'm Katie, owner of Anchored in Hope Counseling Services LLC. Do you identify as neurodivergent or suspect you may be? Do you struggle with anxiety or some type of mood issue? If you answered "yes" to either question (or both!), then I might be the right therapist for you.
(863) 208-5210 View (863) 208-5210
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Shey Cunha
PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Verified
4 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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Mayra Rivas-Rocha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33809  (Online Only)
Hello! I work with children, youth and young adults who are experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, stress, suicidal ideation, grief, bullying, self-esteem issues, relationship conflicts and school problems. What is your purpose? In life we experience situations that leave us feeling like we don't have one. The pandemic has really brought to light how different life is now and how challenging it can be to navigate it. I am committed to giving you the tools you need to experience a positive self-concept, build positive relationships and strengthen your belief in the future. The world needs individuals with purpose!
Hello! I work with children, youth and young adults who are experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, stress, suicidal ideation, grief, bullying, self-esteem issues, relationship conflicts and school problems. What is your purpose? In life we experience situations that leave us feeling like we don't have one. The pandemic has really brought to light how different life is now and how challenging it can be to navigate it. I am committed to giving you the tools you need to experience a positive self-concept, build positive relationships and strengthen your belief in the future. The world needs individuals with purpose!
(248) 238-8841 View (248) 238-8841
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Jalae Janessa Gatewood-Alvarez
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
Someone who is ready to be honest with themselves and open to the process of healing.
Someone who is ready to be honest with themselves and open to the process of healing.
(863) 260-7361 View (863) 260-7361
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Christy McElroy
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (813) 694-3152
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Family Life Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MT3215
Verified
8 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Being a first responder to crisis and tragedies, you can only be the "strong one" for so long, before it begins to wear on ourselves and your personal relationships. You may be an attorney, a physician, part of law enforcement, or on the leadership team of your church. Who are YOU supposed to turn to? We work with many people in your same position, struggling with doing good for others, at the sake of your own family & self-care.
Being a first responder to crisis and tragedies, you can only be the "strong one" for so long, before it begins to wear on ourselves and your personal relationships. You may be an attorney, a physician, part of law enforcement, or on the leadership team of your church. Who are YOU supposed to turn to? We work with many people in your same position, struggling with doing good for others, at the sake of your own family & self-care.
(352) 354-1817 View (352) 354-1817
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Joy Anna Spears
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MA
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Life often brings unexpected obstacles that seem impossible to overcome on your own. I aim to support clients through these challenges and remind them they are not alone. I welcome clients from various backgrounds in need of a listening ear, compassion, and support. Together we will focus on your goals to help you thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Life often brings unexpected obstacles that seem impossible to overcome on your own. I aim to support clients through these challenges and remind them they are not alone. I welcome clients from various backgrounds in need of a listening ear, compassion, and support. Together we will focus on your goals to help you thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
(813) 773-2447 View (813) 773-2447

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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.