Therapists in Lakeland, FL

Photo of Norma Jo Vaillette, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Norma Jo Vaillette
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Waitlist for new clients
Hi. My personal therapy style is to use all of my life learning and apply it to help you achieve your goals for feeling better. Many of my clients are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship conflict and behavior issues. I have training in substance abuse, hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (an energy psychology technique), plus those therapy staples of Cognitive Behavioral Technique, Behavior Modification and relaxation training. I started in Music Therapy. I see children, teens, couples, families and individuals. I will be expanding to incorporate the Bonny Method of GIM which is trance work for healing.
Hi. My personal therapy style is to use all of my life learning and apply it to help you achieve your goals for feeling better. Many of my clients are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship conflict and behavior issues. I have training in substance abuse, hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (an energy psychology technique), plus those therapy staples of Cognitive Behavioral Technique, Behavior Modification and relaxation training. I started in Music Therapy. I see children, teens, couples, families and individuals. I will be expanding to incorporate the Bonny Method of GIM which is trance work for healing.
(863) 578-5235 View (863) 578-5235
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Gary Sawyer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
I Counsel from a Biblical worldview to help a variety of people who have been broken and challenged by the trials of life. I am a member of Focus on The Family's Christian Counselors Network. My 30 years in the business world, community and church service have prepared me to care for individuals in a particularly personal way. Life can be very hard, disappointing and messy! Guiding people back to a path of healing, hope, and fulfillment is something I am very passionate about !
I Counsel from a Biblical worldview to help a variety of people who have been broken and challenged by the trials of life. I am a member of Focus on The Family's Christian Counselors Network. My 30 years in the business world, community and church service have prepared me to care for individuals in a particularly personal way. Life can be very hard, disappointing and messy! Guiding people back to a path of healing, hope, and fulfillment is something I am very passionate about !
(813) 364-0812 View (813) 364-0812
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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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Heather Stambaugh
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Hello out there to my LGBTQIA+ family! I'm excited to announce that my office is soon relocating to Polk County's first and only LGBTQ+ Center to partner with Rose Dynasty Foundation and Pineapple Health! I am eager to help you work on feeling self-acceptance and comfort in your identity, to help you sort through your unique coming out process, and to celebrate Queer JOY with you! My specialty is helping members of the LGBTQIA+ family (teens & adults) conquer the challenges of being Queer in Florida today. I can also help you heal from mental health issues like trauma, anxiety, and depression, and provide transition support letters!
Hello out there to my LGBTQIA+ family! I'm excited to announce that my office is soon relocating to Polk County's first and only LGBTQ+ Center to partner with Rose Dynasty Foundation and Pineapple Health! I am eager to help you work on feeling self-acceptance and comfort in your identity, to help you sort through your unique coming out process, and to celebrate Queer JOY with you! My specialty is helping members of the LGBTQIA+ family (teens & adults) conquer the challenges of being Queer in Florida today. I can also help you heal from mental health issues like trauma, anxiety, and depression, and provide transition support letters!
(863) 880-2858 View (863) 880-2858
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Amanda L Frye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Not accepting new clients
This isn't what you expected. Long days filled with exhaustion, and even longer sleepless nights. The feeling that what you are doing isn't good enough; that you are not good enough. You feel like you're failing. Failing your family, your friends, your children, and even yourself. Some days you feel so overwhelmed that it's like the breath has been knocked out of you, and you can't help but wonder "will it ever get better?"
This isn't what you expected. Long days filled with exhaustion, and even longer sleepless nights. The feeling that what you are doing isn't good enough; that you are not good enough. You feel like you're failing. Failing your family, your friends, your children, and even yourself. Some days you feel so overwhelmed that it's like the breath has been knocked out of you, and you can't help but wonder "will it ever get better?"
(863) 766-1985 View (863) 766-1985
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Joy Anna Spears
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MA
Verified 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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Dr. Alex Roberts
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Do you or your child struggle in school? Have problems focusing? Need help identifying what accommodations can help you or your child succeed in school, college, or on standardized tests (AP exams, SAT/ACT, LSAT, MCAT)? Or have you tried therapy without great results? I specialize in psychological and psychoeducational testing to help you answer these questions. I also advocate for you or your child to obtain the help and support necessary to succeed in school and on tests. Let’s collaborate to identify what supports or treatment approaches are best to emphasize your strengths, reduce your struggles, and help you reach your goals.
Do you or your child struggle in school? Have problems focusing? Need help identifying what accommodations can help you or your child succeed in school, college, or on standardized tests (AP exams, SAT/ACT, LSAT, MCAT)? Or have you tried therapy without great results? I specialize in psychological and psychoeducational testing to help you answer these questions. I also advocate for you or your child to obtain the help and support necessary to succeed in school and on tests. Let’s collaborate to identify what supports or treatment approaches are best to emphasize your strengths, reduce your struggles, and help you reach your goals.
(863) 880-2533 View (863) 880-2533
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Marah McAleer
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33810
I take a non-judgemental and collaborative approach to mental health. Therapy should be accessible and comfortable for everyone, and as such, I promote LGBTQ + equality, support all expressions of gender identity, and believe in body positivity and Health At Every Size (HAES). I believe that each person is the expert of their own life- and it’s a privilege to be a part of your journey and recovery. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting more out of life by taking responsibility, enhancing self-awareness, and working toward change.
I take a non-judgemental and collaborative approach to mental health. Therapy should be accessible and comfortable for everyone, and as such, I promote LGBTQ + equality, support all expressions of gender identity, and believe in body positivity and Health At Every Size (HAES). I believe that each person is the expert of their own life- and it’s a privilege to be a part of your journey and recovery. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting more out of life by taking responsibility, enhancing self-awareness, and working toward change.
(863) 563-5796 View (863) 563-5796
Photo of Jason Tanner MA, LMHC, Counselor in Lakeland, FL
Jason Tanner MA, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified 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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Bear in Mind and Body, LLC
EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
As a licensed school psychologist, my goal is to support achievement and social-emotional/behavioral health of children and teens , 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.
As a licensed school psychologist, my goal is to support achievement and social-emotional/behavioral health of children and teens , 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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Hilary Kutik
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Hello! Congrats on starting your therapy journey. I look forward to our sessions together. My approach to therapy is always providing my clients with a safe & non-judgemental environment. My approach to therapy is solution focusing & goal oriented while working at the clients pace. My approach to therapy includes providing clients with the appropriate tools, psychoeducation & coping techniques that will improve their overall mental health & well being.
Hello! Congrats on starting your therapy journey. I look forward to our sessions together. My approach to therapy is always providing my clients with a safe & non-judgemental environment. My approach to therapy is solution focusing & goal oriented while working at the clients pace. My approach to therapy includes providing clients with the appropriate tools, psychoeducation & coping techniques that will improve their overall mental health & well being.
(786) 667-5380 View (786) 667-5380
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Kristin Schwartz
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
Kristin Schwartz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. She has a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Southeastern University. Kristin offers Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She offers motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy for adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression.
Kristin Schwartz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2022. She has a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Southeastern University. Kristin offers Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She offers motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy for adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression.
(863) 292-6610 View (863) 292-6610
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Katherine Pilarte Emerick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
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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Anthony Barrett
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds and experiences. I am passionate about caring for people and engaging the particular ways they struggle, including areas like addiction, sexuality, and trauma, in both individual and group counseling settings. As a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator, I hope to work with couples in their efforts to grow and thrive together. In 2021 I participated in a Bethesda Workshop as a therapist observer in order to better help those struggling with unwanted sexual behavior and/or sexual addiction.
I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds and experiences. I am passionate about caring for people and engaging the particular ways they struggle, including areas like addiction, sexuality, and trauma, in both individual and group counseling settings. As a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator, I hope to work with couples in their efforts to grow and thrive together. In 2021 I participated in a Bethesda Workshop as a therapist observer in order to better help those struggling with unwanted sexual behavior and/or sexual addiction.
(407) 258-1942 View (407) 258-1942
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Desiree Meaton-Francisco, LMHC, LLC.
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, QS, CTP
Verified 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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Ian Erickson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
Ian has worked in mental health counseling for over ten years. Ian enjoys working with individuals and couples who want a positive change in their lives. Ian graduated from University of South Florida in 2014 with his MA. Ian is a licensed mental health counselor. Ian's goal is to help people find hope.
Ian has worked in mental health counseling for over ten years. Ian enjoys working with individuals and couples who want a positive change in their lives. Ian graduated from University of South Florida in 2014 with his MA. Ian is a licensed mental health counselor. Ian's goal is to help people find hope.
(863) 431-8668 View (863) 431-8668
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Jen McLaughlin
MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Deborah J Wilk
Counselor, LMHC
Verified 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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Christy McElroy
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified 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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Joe Hudson-Martin
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients I enjoy working with adults who are interested in working through various concerns, such as stuck points, repeated problems in love or in themselves, that seem to persist. Helping teens that are dealing with low self-esteem, depressions, or anxiety is also a primary focus of my practice. My approach will allow you to explore your feelings and desires in depth in a environment that is safe and nonjudgmental. The outcomes vary, but many clients discover freedom from longstanding patterns of behavior or self-image. Others simply get free from needing perfection from themselves or others.
Currently not accepting new clients I enjoy working with adults who are interested in working through various concerns, such as stuck points, repeated problems in love or in themselves, that seem to persist. Helping teens that are dealing with low self-esteem, depressions, or anxiety is also a primary focus of my practice. My approach will allow you to explore your feelings and desires in depth in a environment that is safe and nonjudgmental. The outcomes vary, but many clients discover freedom from longstanding patterns of behavior or self-image. Others simply get free from needing perfection from themselves or others.
(863) 777-4657 View (863) 777-4657

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakeland, FL

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lakeland, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
75% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Lakeland, FL see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary