Female Therapists in Lakeland, FL

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Dr. Linda K Creech
Counselor, LMHC, LLC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33810
You are made for connection. So why do you feel so disconnected from those who matter most? You find yourself on edge, angry or irritable with those you love. There's no one to lean on, no one to trust. It feels more like you and your spouse are roommates. You feel blamed for what's wrong in your marriage. You’re wondering if this is what life is really all about. You feel so alone in your pain. It's all you can do to just keep functioning day after day. Things seem hopeless, you feel even God has left you alone.
You are made for connection. So why do you feel so disconnected from those who matter most? You find yourself on edge, angry or irritable with those you love. There's no one to lean on, no one to trust. It feels more like you and your spouse are roommates. You feel blamed for what's wrong in your marriage. You’re wondering if this is what life is really all about. You feel so alone in your pain. It's all you can do to just keep functioning day after day. Things seem hopeless, you feel even God has left you alone.
(863) 333-9411 View (863) 333-9411
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Marie Elanus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am glad you took the time to devote and invest in your mental health. Kudos to you! This is a huge step and not to be taken lightly. Thank you for believing in yourself to seek additional support. I live in the beautiful sunshine state, Florida. I am licensed in the states of FL, D.C., and MA. As a Christian, I believe in the gift of freedom. If you would like to incorporate Biblical principles within our sessions, we most definitely can. My therapeutic approach involves compassion, care, and understanding.
Welcome! I am glad you took the time to devote and invest in your mental health. Kudos to you! This is a huge step and not to be taken lightly. Thank you for believing in yourself to seek additional support. I live in the beautiful sunshine state, Florida. I am licensed in the states of FL, D.C., and MA. As a Christian, I believe in the gift of freedom. If you would like to incorporate Biblical principles within our sessions, we most definitely can. My therapeutic approach involves compassion, care, and understanding.
(407) 759-5776 View (407) 759-5776
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Arlene Hunt
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Sydney Kurtz
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
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.
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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Krystyna DuBose
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33811
Are you struggling with life? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry or depressed? Are you not sure what to do or where to turn to? If you’re struggling, need help or an ear to listen and help I’m here for you. Life can be a lot at times and having support along the way can help lead to major relief, changes and breakthroughs. Imagine feeling heard and supported through life, that’s what I’d like to do to help you regain control and focus in your life. I want to help you become the best version of yourself.
Are you struggling with life? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry or depressed? Are you not sure what to do or where to turn to? If you’re struggling, need help or an ear to listen and help I’m here for you. Life can be a lot at times and having support along the way can help lead to major relief, changes and breakthroughs. Imagine feeling heard and supported through life, that’s what I’d like to do to help you regain control and focus in your life. I want to help you become the best version of yourself.
(863) 588-7406 View (863) 588-7406
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Teresa Harris, Psy.D., LMHC
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
There are times in our lives when things just don't seem to go according to plan. I believe everyone has the capacity to change the way they think and feel and to live the life they've dreamed of no matter what may be going on around us! Creating change requires support and experience on the part of the therapist. Through a process of empathy and understanding, I assist clients in creating positive changes in their lives. I provide a hope-inducing environment, which allows clients to feel comfortable as we create a customized plan to go from "feeling stuck" toward achieving personal goals and making positive, lasting changes.
There are times in our lives when things just don't seem to go according to plan. I believe everyone has the capacity to change the way they think and feel and to live the life they've dreamed of no matter what may be going on around us! Creating change requires support and experience on the part of the therapist. Through a process of empathy and understanding, I assist clients in creating positive changes in their lives. I provide a hope-inducing environment, which allows clients to feel comfortable as we create a customized plan to go from "feeling stuck" toward achieving personal goals and making positive, lasting changes.
(727) 496-5308 View (727) 496-5308
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Yadira Torres
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
I am Yadira Torres, a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Florida. I have made it my objective to help others achieve their goals and obtain a better understanding of themselves, children, and families. As a clinician and diagnostician, it is my mission to help others gain the knowledge needed to make the best decisions for themselves and/or families. I enjoy working with youth, adolescents, and adults to help them reach their full potential.
I am Yadira Torres, a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Florida. I have made it my objective to help others achieve their goals and obtain a better understanding of themselves, children, and families. As a clinician and diagnostician, it is my mission to help others gain the knowledge needed to make the best decisions for themselves and/or families. I enjoy working with youth, adolescents, and adults to help them reach their full potential.
(863) 270-9768 View (863) 270-9768
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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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Kate Cohen-Posey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Kate has been in practice since 1973. During this time she has integrated many approaches: cognitive/ behavioral, mindfulness, ego state, hypnosis, EDMR, brainspotting, art, and neuroscience based therapies. Her methods are especially helpful for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, grief, interpersonal, and family problems. It is her pleasure to help patients discover the resources they have within to manage life's challenges. She is a certified supervisor for licensure.
Kate has been in practice since 1973. During this time she has integrated many approaches: cognitive/ behavioral, mindfulness, ego state, hypnosis, EDMR, brainspotting, art, and neuroscience based therapies. Her methods are especially helpful for symptoms of trauma, anxiety, grief, interpersonal, and family problems. It is her pleasure to help patients discover the resources they have within to manage life's challenges. She is a certified supervisor for licensure.
(863) 592-0556 View (863) 592-0556
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Katie Belcher-Miller
Counselor, LMHC, QS, CAS
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting New Baycare EAP and Open Path Collective Clients! Have a short Waitlist for all other 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 Baycare EAP and Open Path Collective Clients! Have a short Waitlist for all other 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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Gina Claxton - Qualified Lcsw Supervisor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
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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Sasha Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
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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Guerline Seraphin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
I’m Guerline Seraphin-Ray, a PHD (c) Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Jupiter, FL. I support clients who experience distress as a result of relationship conflict, workplace stress, grief, or mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, LGBT issues, substance abuse, and more. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I’m Guerline Seraphin-Ray, a PHD (c) Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Jupiter, FL. I support clients who experience distress as a result of relationship conflict, workplace stress, grief, or mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, LGBT issues, substance abuse, and more. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
(786) 605-9123 View (786) 605-9123
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Ebony Sutton
Ed S
Verified 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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Melissa Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Do you or someone you know need an unbiased person to listen to your current stressors, help you work through trauma, or assist you with reaching other goals/life changes? If so, you've come to the right place! I welcome everyone with unconditional positive regard into a judgement free zone as we work to address unwanted thoughts and behaviors in attempt to meet goals and desired outcomes. I take a gentle, solution focused approach to help you find the answers you are looking for.
Do you or someone you know need an unbiased person to listen to your current stressors, help you work through trauma, or assist you with reaching other goals/life changes? If so, you've come to the right place! I welcome everyone with unconditional positive regard into a judgement free zone as we work to address unwanted thoughts and behaviors in attempt to meet goals and desired outcomes. I take a gentle, solution focused approach to help you find the answers you are looking for.
(863) 563-6351 View (863) 563-6351
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Melissa Buchanan
Licensed Mental Health Counselor , MS, LMHC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Hi, my name is Melissa Buchanan and I would love the chance to hear your story and walk alongside you on your journey. As a therapist, I aim to be in your corner, creating a safe, dependable place to help you process, think outside the box, and feel supported through life's tough moments. I believe many factors impact who you are today (trauma, upbringing, culture, relationship influences, etc), but they do not have to determine your future. While counseling with me, we can get through your concerns together by identifying patterns and focusing more on your goals, in lieu of the things weighing you down and causing you pain.
Hi, my name is Melissa Buchanan and I would love the chance to hear your story and walk alongside you on your journey. As a therapist, I aim to be in your corner, creating a safe, dependable place to help you process, think outside the box, and feel supported through life's tough moments. I believe many factors impact who you are today (trauma, upbringing, culture, relationship influences, etc), but they do not have to determine your future. While counseling with me, we can get through your concerns together by identifying patterns and focusing more on your goals, in lieu of the things weighing you down and causing you pain.
(863) 204-0172 View (863) 204-0172
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Dr. Katie McNichol
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Transition and change can be stressful. High school to college, college to career all bring their own set of challenges. I have spent my career helping teen girls and young women navigate the emotional ups and downs of transition and change. I use an integrative, holistic, wellness approach to mental health called lifestyle medicine. We assess how your everyday life is affecting your mental state and ways to improve it. My style is coaching oriented. If you are wellness oriented then we might be a great fit. I integrate mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational aspects of health
Transition and change can be stressful. High school to college, college to career all bring their own set of challenges. I have spent my career helping teen girls and young women navigate the emotional ups and downs of transition and change. I use an integrative, holistic, wellness approach to mental health called lifestyle medicine. We assess how your everyday life is affecting your mental state and ways to improve it. My style is coaching oriented. If you are wellness oriented then we might be a great fit. I integrate mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational aspects of health
(863) 397-3232 View (863) 397-3232
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Alyssia Beckner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
My clients typically feel stuck and want to see the situation through a lens of hope. I love helping people, couples, and polycules see their strengths and work their way out of their struggles to a better life! I can't make bad things stop happening in life, but I can help guide my clients to healthy coping skills and new perspectives to get them to a life worth living. I have a passion for working with the LGBT+, ENM/Polyamorous, minority, and Kink communities. I am proficient in helping with issues related to trauma. I especially love to help empower the oppressed and the people who are made to feel "less than."
My clients typically feel stuck and want to see the situation through a lens of hope. I love helping people, couples, and polycules see their strengths and work their way out of their struggles to a better life! I can't make bad things stop happening in life, but I can help guide my clients to healthy coping skills and new perspectives to get them to a life worth living. I have a passion for working with the LGBT+, ENM/Polyamorous, minority, and Kink communities. I am proficient in helping with issues related to trauma. I especially love to help empower the oppressed and the people who are made to feel "less than."
(863) 591-5616 View (863) 591-5616
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Cheryl Fellas
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
Cheryl Fellas, LMHC Cheryl Fellas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2005. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with a specialization in Family. Cheryl believes everyone has it in them a way to get healthier, but sometimes they need help and guidance. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and trauma-informed care to help them find ways to cope and heal from what has been going on in their lives.
Cheryl Fellas, LMHC Cheryl Fellas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2005. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with a specialization in Family. Cheryl believes everyone has it in them a way to get healthier, but sometimes they need help and guidance. She uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and trauma-informed care to help them find ways to cope and heal from what has been going on in their lives.
(863) 880-2613 View (863) 880-2613
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Sama Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
I am a Licensed Marriage/Couples and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help combat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, dysphoria, trauma & behavioral and mood disorders. I am a dedicated and passionate therapist who enjoys guiding, empowering, and education my clients. I believe it is import to hold the feelings and trust the process of healing. I have a history serving minority populations ranging from race to gender and sexuality. My goal is to make your therapy space a welcoming and a safe environment. We are all on this journey of life and I would love to walk with you if you want me to.
I am a Licensed Marriage/Couples and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help combat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, dysphoria, trauma & behavioral and mood disorders. I am a dedicated and passionate therapist who enjoys guiding, empowering, and education my clients. I believe it is import to hold the feelings and trust the process of healing. I have a history serving minority populations ranging from race to gender and sexuality. My goal is to make your therapy space a welcoming and a safe environment. We are all on this journey of life and I would love to walk with you if you want me to.
(863) 251-9348 View (863) 251-9348
Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.