Transgender Therapists in Lakeland, FL

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Kayla Renaud
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Kayla is licensed in Mental Health in the State of Florida and is a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and SAIGE (Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities).
Are you ready to embark on a voyage to awaken your true self and reach your full potential? Voyage Counseling is ready to help you navigate big changes in your life as a trusted member of your crew. Voyage Counseling knows that you have the vision of the route you want to take in life, and is here to help support you with tools and knowledge to help you reach your goals. Kayla Renaud (she/her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with an office for private practice in the heart of Downtown Lakeland. Kayla is also happy to see clients throughout Florida, via TeleHealth.
Kayla is licensed in Mental Health in the State of Florida and is a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and SAIGE (Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities).
Are you ready to embark on a voyage to awaken your true self and reach your full potential? Voyage Counseling is ready to help you navigate big changes in your life as a trusted member of your crew. Voyage Counseling knows that you have the vision of the route you want to take in life, and is here to help support you with tools and knowledge to help you reach your goals. Kayla Renaud (she/her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with an office for private practice in the heart of Downtown Lakeland. Kayla is also happy to see clients throughout Florida, via TeleHealth.
(863) 265-4256 View (863) 265-4256
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Bailey Sheetz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33805
Media & societal pressures have conditioned us to hate ourselves and our appearance. We speak to ourselves as if we are the bully and the victim. The only hope we have is to alter our appearance, until we realize that doesn’t help how we view ourselves. My experience is with people who struggle from eating disorders, OCD, body image, gender dysphoria, trauma, and co-occurring diagnoses. My heart goes out to those who are disillusioned about their lack of worth. In struggling with my own body image, learning to love myself was a huge transition. This journey prepared me to help others along with their own self-worth challenges.
Media & societal pressures have conditioned us to hate ourselves and our appearance. We speak to ourselves as if we are the bully and the victim. The only hope we have is to alter our appearance, until we realize that doesn’t help how we view ourselves. My experience is with people who struggle from eating disorders, OCD, body image, gender dysphoria, trauma, and co-occurring diagnoses. My heart goes out to those who are disillusioned about their lack of worth. In struggling with my own body image, learning to love myself was a huge transition. This journey prepared me to help others along with their own self-worth challenges.
(863) 591-0275 View (863) 591-0275
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Chasity Fowlkes (Chandler)
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, CST, CDWF
Verified
15 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33805  (Online Only)
Are you feeling emotionally or physically disconnected from your partner? Is communication not clear? Passion & intimacy gone within your relationship? Are you having some difficulty with your sexual behaviors, urges or desires? Unsure of your sexuality? Are you a therapist or professional helper? Feeling disconnected in a relationship can leave you feeling unloved, undesirable and alone. Having sexual issues can be embarrassing and alienating. Not being accepted due to your sexuality can be hurtful. My affirming and empathetic approach can help you gain a sense of normalcy, dig deeper and begin to make the changes you desire.
Are you feeling emotionally or physically disconnected from your partner? Is communication not clear? Passion & intimacy gone within your relationship? Are you having some difficulty with your sexual behaviors, urges or desires? Unsure of your sexuality? Are you a therapist or professional helper? Feeling disconnected in a relationship can leave you feeling unloved, undesirable and alone. Having sexual issues can be embarrassing and alienating. Not being accepted due to your sexuality can be hurtful. My affirming and empathetic approach can help you gain a sense of normalcy, dig deeper and begin to make the changes you desire.
(772) 222-3176 View (772) 222-3176
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Brittani F. Munchel
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
There may be times in your life when you feel as if you are surviving life instead of enjoying it. Now may be one of those moments. Survival is an instinct that drives many human behaviors and is completely acceptable. Moving beyond survival requires support. Life can be challenging at times and seeking help with those challenges can be intimidating. If you are seeking emotional wellness, self-acceptance, personal growth, or help in finding answers, I invite you to call for consultation and determine whether I am the right therapist for you.
There may be times in your life when you feel as if you are surviving life instead of enjoying it. Now may be one of those moments. Survival is an instinct that drives many human behaviors and is completely acceptable. Moving beyond survival requires support. Life can be challenging at times and seeking help with those challenges can be intimidating. If you are seeking emotional wellness, self-acceptance, personal growth, or help in finding answers, I invite you to call for consultation and determine whether I am the right therapist for you.
(863) 292-6339 View (863) 292-6339
Lakeland Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Dr. Suzanne Lavelle is the founder of Lakeland Psychology. She and her associates provide comprehensive psychological evaluations and customized psychological treatment.
Dr. Suzanne Lavelle is the founder of Lakeland Psychology. She and her associates provide comprehensive psychological evaluations and customized psychological treatment.
(863) 269-0725 View (863) 269-0725
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Rachel E. Lawley
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
The human experience isn't always an easy one. In fact, it's most often challenging and requires growth and change. My goal is to work with you to develop the tools necessary for the growth you seek. We all require support at times in our lives and it has always been my passion to help others. I feel confident that I can be that support for you. It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards can last a lifetime.
The human experience isn't always an easy one. In fact, it's most often challenging and requires growth and change. My goal is to work with you to develop the tools necessary for the growth you seek. We all require support at times in our lives and it has always been my passion to help others. I feel confident that I can be that support for you. It takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards can last a lifetime.
(863) 323-8703 View (863) 323-8703
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Sama Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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
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Jason Tanner MA, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Life's challenges can be overwhelming when you're facing them alone. I'm here to really listen, to be supportive, and to help you find practical and/or creative solutions to what brings you to therapy.
Life's challenges can be overwhelming when you're facing them alone. I'm here to really listen, to be supportive, and to help you find practical and/or creative solutions to what brings you to therapy.
(863) 448-9371 View (863) 448-9371
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Better Together Marriage and Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
I am licensed in the state of Florida since 2011 and I am also a Qualified Supervisor for RCI's. Relationships are a full time job and can be overwhelming yet so worth it. My professional mission is to provide my clients with the tools that they need to make everyday life fulfilling and purposeful. My specialty is working with couples to overcome barriers and to find their love again. Its important to note that yes couples are Better Together but in reality sometimes they are better a part and co parenting at a distance. Lets work together, the Best is Yet to come!
I am licensed in the state of Florida since 2011 and I am also a Qualified Supervisor for RCI's. Relationships are a full time job and can be overwhelming yet so worth it. My professional mission is to provide my clients with the tools that they need to make everyday life fulfilling and purposeful. My specialty is working with couples to overcome barriers and to find their love again. Its important to note that yes couples are Better Together but in reality sometimes they are better a part and co parenting at a distance. Lets work together, the Best is Yet to come!
(239) 230-3806 View (239) 230-3806
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Daniela Suarez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
3 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
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Charity Garcia
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Ellie N Choate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
Accepting new clients! Trying something new and asking for help can feel daunting. Even looking for a therapist is a great first step. I hope to cultivate a safe place for you to feel heard, empowered, and confident in your journey moving forward. I want to help you find the tools to keep growing. I see people ages 10+ and I also offer solution focused therapy for family dynamics. I am happy to provide a free 15 minute consultation call for any questions that you may have for me at (863)272-9633.
Accepting new clients! Trying something new and asking for help can feel daunting. Even looking for a therapist is a great first step. I hope to cultivate a safe place for you to feel heard, empowered, and confident in your journey moving forward. I want to help you find the tools to keep growing. I see people ages 10+ and I also offer solution focused therapy for family dynamics. I am happy to provide a free 15 minute consultation call for any questions that you may have for me at (863)272-9633.
(863) 272-9633 View (863) 272-9633
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Dorothy Hopkins LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, MAC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Whether you're dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, bi polar disorder, panic attacks, OCD, marital and family problems, addictions and other disorders, hope is available. We believe in solution based counseling to improve your quality of life and pride ourselves on providing a comforting and healing atmosphere. With flexible hours including evenings and weekends, we can fit almost every schedule and we accept most major insurances (Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United etc.) as well as many Employee Assistance Plans (EAPS).
Whether you're dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, bi polar disorder, panic attacks, OCD, marital and family problems, addictions and other disorders, hope is available. We believe in solution based counseling to improve your quality of life and pride ourselves on providing a comforting and healing atmosphere. With flexible hours including evenings and weekends, we can fit almost every schedule and we accept most major insurances (Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, United etc.) as well as many Employee Assistance Plans (EAPS).
(863) 777-4304 View (863) 777-4304
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Deborah J Wilk
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor which has successfully worked with all lifestyles. In my counseling practice, I specialize in helping individuals experiencing low self-esteem, depression, anger, phobias, anxiety, worry, grief, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, gender issues, and much more.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor which has successfully worked with all lifestyles. In my counseling practice, I specialize in helping individuals experiencing low self-esteem, depression, anger, phobias, anxiety, worry, grief, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQ+, gender issues, and much more.
(863) 251-5744 View (863) 251-5744
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Robinson-Kyles Counseling and Testing Services
Psychologist, PhD, MHC-sup
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
**Weekend and Evening appointments are now available!! Offering Services in Spanish, Creole and in English!! ** As a supervising clinical psychologist, Dr. Kyles has over 10 years of experience. At the center, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly from a variety of backgrounds gain the insight and strength to overcome a wide range of challenges. The persons that have sought assistance at the center have gained relief from depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, relationship conflict, career uncertainty, adjustments to change, major life events as well as other mental health concerns.
**Weekend and Evening appointments are now available!! Offering Services in Spanish, Creole and in English!! ** As a supervising clinical psychologist, Dr. Kyles has over 10 years of experience. At the center, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly from a variety of backgrounds gain the insight and strength to overcome a wide range of challenges. The persons that have sought assistance at the center have gained relief from depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, relationship conflict, career uncertainty, adjustments to change, major life events as well as other mental health concerns.
(863) 292-6459 View (863) 292-6459
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Chris Dixon
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Since 1991 I've studied C.G. Jung's work. During this 32-year period, I have participated in workshops and lectures in Jungian psychology from Zurich, Switzerland to South Florida. I help clients resolve psychological roadblocks, conflicts and trauma. Jungian psychology works with the deepest layers of the unconscious psyche and engages clients in a process of transformation that goes well beyond symptom relief, resulting in optimal growth.
Since 1991 I've studied C.G. Jung's work. During this 32-year period, I have participated in workshops and lectures in Jungian psychology from Zurich, Switzerland to South Florida. I help clients resolve psychological roadblocks, conflicts and trauma. Jungian psychology works with the deepest layers of the unconscious psyche and engages clients in a process of transformation that goes well beyond symptom relief, resulting in optimal growth.
(863) 255-4782 View (863) 255-4782
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South Tampa Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
As a clinical psychologist, I provide psychological evaluations, therapy, and coaching. Having worked in private practice for over 10 years, I have expertise in diagnosing and treating people coping with stress and relationship concerns to those who are coping with treatment resistant depression, and people who are feeling the effects of significant psychological trauma and abuse on their current lives.
As a clinical psychologist, I provide psychological evaluations, therapy, and coaching. Having worked in private practice for over 10 years, I have expertise in diagnosing and treating people coping with stress and relationship concerns to those who are coping with treatment resistant depression, and people who are feeling the effects of significant psychological trauma and abuse on their current lives.
(813) 805-8908 View (813) 805-8908
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Divine Mental Health Care
Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or any life changing event you may need help to find answers and hope. Asking for help takes bravery. As a trauma focused counselor, I listen attentively to you and help you to explore and find options, so you make the best decisions for your life. I work often with anxiety and trauma issues and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or any life changing event you may need help to find answers and hope. Asking for help takes bravery. As a trauma focused counselor, I listen attentively to you and help you to explore and find options, so you make the best decisions for your life. I work often with anxiety and trauma issues and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(863) 277-6364 View (863) 277-6364
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Jennifer Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be uncomfortable and scary. It can feel foreign to have someone listen and validate your feelings and experiences. But you have already taken the first step in your healing journey simply by being here. Life can be hectic, unpredictable and confusing at times but it can also have moments of excitement, peacefulness and bliss. I am here to walk beside you in the moments of darkness and to continue to cheer you on during the moments where the light shines bright.
Starting therapy can be uncomfortable and scary. It can feel foreign to have someone listen and validate your feelings and experiences. But you have already taken the first step in your healing journey simply by being here. Life can be hectic, unpredictable and confusing at times but it can also have moments of excitement, peacefulness and bliss. I am here to walk beside you in the moments of darkness and to continue to cheer you on during the moments where the light shines bright.
(352) 656-7891 View (352) 656-7891
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Cody Lane Goers
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lakeland, FL 33809  (Online Only)
Beginning the therapy journey can be difficult and finding the right therapist for yourself is important. Therapy allows us the space to process our difficulties, to talk through difficult decisions and figure out the path that we are wanting to take. I believe human connection is what leads to the most success in therapy and finding that right person can feel overwhelming. I would be honored to help you to achieve the goals that you have set for counseling.
Beginning the therapy journey can be difficult and finding the right therapist for yourself is important. Therapy allows us the space to process our difficulties, to talk through difficult decisions and figure out the path that we are wanting to take. I believe human connection is what leads to the most success in therapy and finding that right person can feel overwhelming. I would be honored to help you to achieve the goals that you have set for counseling.
(863) 323-8672 View (863) 323-8672

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Transgender Therapists

As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognize a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognize a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.