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Miles Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Throughout my career I have provided care to people from different backgrounds including veterans, law enforcement, first responders, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I enjoy helping couples and families navigate challenges that arise in their dynamics, and combine session work with both individual and family sessions as needed.
(850) 498-1450
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Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Brandy Haiman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
There are many reasons why people seek counseling with me. Sometimes it's to deal with long-standing psychological issues with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce, a death or work transition. Therapy provides insight & new perspectives into life's challenges, creates solutions & confidence to make changes. I create a safe, warm, non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their choices & emotions so they are able to gain insight, self-confidence & new coping skills in order to navigate life's obstacles more effectively.
(850) 633-1242
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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David Longton
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with life transitions, anxiety, depression stress, or ADHD? Do you find it difficult to communicate with your partner? Are you experiencing difficulty with your children? My goal is to provide my clients a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to explore and seek the help that they need or want and achieve their full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
(850) 605-2436
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Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Rebecca L Clayton (30A Therapy Associates)
Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with adults, children and adolescents. I believe that the central healing factor of effective therapy is a strong therapeutic connection or relationship between the client and the therapist. My goal in therapy is to offer a safe, warm haven to the client where they feel accepted and free to express the issues that brought them to therapy. I use an eclectic approach to therapy using a variety of theories and methods to approach the needs of the individual client.
(334) 468-5258
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Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Maura Lee Pratt
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you thought about what it would be like to stop “getting by” every day & start living a more valued & meaningful life? Are you having issues in managing life? No matter what you are going through, I am here to help. I believe therapy is a process, formed by the bond between therapist & client, working side-by-side. I meet you where you are, go at your pace, & assist you in achieving your goals. With my life experiences, education & training, I have lots of skills/tools at my disposal to find the right ones for you to begin living a healthier & happier life. I look forward to exploring this journey with you.
(850) 426-4543
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Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Erin Schramm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, CGP
Verified
Verified
Life can often throw us curveballs making finding the joy in life difficult or even impossible. Have the daily stresses of life made it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? Are you stuck in achieving your goals, keeping you from becoming the individual that you want to be? Have sadness, anger, anxiety or fear become your norm? Here at Solid Rock Solutions, we strive to provide individualized treatment and therapy options that can help you find your footing and look forward to a new day.
(850) 204-9316
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Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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Christy Carpenter
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
**Same/ Next day appointments are often available** Feel like life's challenges are just too much sometimes? Or does your child struggle with ADHD, behavioral, or self-esteem issues? If you battle depression, anxiety, marital or family issues, behavioral concerns, grief, or other hurdles, I can support you through your journey. Besides my formal training, I've lived through many major life transitions, myself: military family life, the death of a child, marital issues, & job loss and change. I understand the complicated feelings involved. I've navigated these situations and I can help you find your way, too.
(850) 290-0705
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Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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Lois Collier
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
We are accepting New Clients. Harbor Counseling is a safe place that provides client centered therapy and care. If you find yourself or someone you know struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, or self-esteem issues, Harbor Counseling is the place you will find support and understanding. I provide counseling for parents and children, individual counseling and couples counseling to help my clients achieve their personal growth goals.
(850) 498-1550
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Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Tamra Snook LCSW Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Do you desire a rich, full life but find that life's difficulties, personal emotional issues and unresolved past or present conflicts get in the way? There is hope! Everyone has the capacity for healing and to make the changes they desire. Inherent in each person is the ability to 'live life better' and understanding 'what makes you tick' is key. My desire is to work hand in hand with you...whether it requires working through the past, being mindful of the present or preparing for the future so that you can process and develop the life you desire.
(407) 871-3066
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Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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Carolyn Hulse
Counselor, MPA, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Clients for Teletherapy. Hello and thank you for stopping by! I am a Florida licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). I provide Teletherapy (video) sessions for individual clients to achieve 'mental wellness.' I am an Air Force veteran and have enjoyed my experiences in healthcare by helping others. My counseling style is genuine & interactive with every person I work with. I believe in treating each individual with dignity, respect, compassion & the right amount of healthy empathy while walking through this journey called life.
(850) 204-4075
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Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Loving Therapy. Gainesville, FL and Online
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I do Play Therapy and Couples Counseling.
'The first duty of love is to listen.' When someone truly listens the problems come to light and can be healed, resolved. Your unique capabilities and telling of your story in the ways you choose to resolve what brings you here are highly valued in the counseling process. I may use assessments and diagnoses but may also help with adjustment or not need to label. I assess the problem and offer researched solutions proven to work. I use a variety of therapies, including a person centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also offer Equine and Canine Assisted therapy. I offer tele-therapy and remote video counseling.
(850) 780-0346
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Panama City, FL 32406
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Gabriela Mancini
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and professional consultant. I have a doctorate degree in psychology and have completed an internship and residency in the field. Over the past over 10 years, I have worked with a variety of clients presenting with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, cognitive decline, role changes/stage of life, relationship issues, and career challenges. I primarily work with adults, including geriatric/senior and military/veteran populations.
(727) 485-9770
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Panama City, FL 32405
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Coleen L Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
Verified
Have you ever felt like life is crashing down on you, everywhere you turn is a closed door? Or maybe you just need someone to talk to? Therapy can be your missing piece! This can be your open door. Divorce, kids, stress, work, trauma, or just life in general brings all of us on different journeys; therapy can help you gain healthy insight and learn positive coping strategies for wherever you are at in life.
(850) 290-0541
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Panama City, FL 32401
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United Hands Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a group of therapist who offers services in the state of Florida and Virginia. Collectively we have experience partnering with adults, children, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief, life transitions, family conflict, and relationship concerns. We have worked in a verity of mental health settings, providing each of us with a unique set of skills to aid in your mental wellness journey.
(850) 788-0603
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Panama City, FL 32401
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Hughley's Mental Health Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, SAP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am Marvin Hughley, LMHC, MCAP, SAP, and owner of Hughley's Mental Health Services. I have over 15 years experience in the Counseling Profession. I am a Military Veteran who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. I am a State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional, and a Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional.
(850) 972-1338
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Panama City, FL 32405
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Ashlie Larimore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
(850) 753-0195
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Panama City, FL 32401
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Lonelle Ordway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My main treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, aspects of play therapy , and trauma focused care including EMDR and TFCBT.
Are you looking for support and understanding? To have someone in your corner when life just feels overwhelming? Or maybe an unbiased ear to discuss a situation? I have partnered with children, adolescents, couples, and families to help them achieve their individualized goals. I am skilled in a range of issues to include anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, child behavioral issues, mood and personality disorders, and adult/childhood trauma. I have been a military spouse for 14 years and have called Okaloosa County home for the past 11 years- and we plan to stay! My office is centrally located downtown and child friendly!
(850) 684-4651
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Crestview, FL 32536
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Jayden Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, RMFTI
Verified
Verified
Welcome, I'm Jayden. Thank you for investing in your mental wellness journey. Whatever your needs or concerns are, I would be happy to walk this journey with you. I enjoy working with couples, families, children, and teens. I specialize in issues such as marital issues, premarital issues, family conflict, blended family issues, parenting issues or concerns, ADHD, Autism, domestic violence and infidelity. I utilize CBT, Strengths-Based, Gottman Method, and Family Systems and techniques from Play Therapy , Sand Tray, and Expressive Arts Therapy to create a unique treatment plan for each client based on their concerns and needs.
(850) 605-2752
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Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
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Susan Page
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
For over 30 years, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families compassionately and collaboratively using methods and therapies like cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, reality, play therapy , family/marital, solution-focused, parent coordination, and mediation.
Asking for help is the first important step you can take on your journey to wholeness. I am here to help you identify, explore, and remove obstacles to your wellbeing. Watson, my therapy dog, offers great comfort as you work through difficult issues. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, or need to find a way out of an abusive relationship, or break cycles of self-harm, I am here to counsel you in a supportive way that is unique to you. My expertise also helps couples strengthen their relationship, encourages families to develop stronger bonds, and helps children and adolescents overcome struggles during childhood.
(850) 716-1024
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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Sarah Farmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
And I often incorporate expressive therapies through art, play and music.
I believe in a strength based approach which means every client has a natural strength that can be used to improve upon any situation. My goal is to help clients identify and utilize the skills they already possess. Therapy approaches I often use to achieve this goal are EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing, etc. I enjoy working with clients who are seeking to process through trauma. We have all experienced it at least once in our lives, and I love working with clients seeking to process and overcome these experiences. I practice a judgement free environment and enjoy learning as much from my clients as they learn from me.
(850) 446-7853
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Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Play Therapy

Who is play therapy for?

Play therapy is generally targeted to children between the ages of 3 and 11 who have social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Play therapy has also been found helpful for children who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or witnessed atrocities. Play therapy is also often recommended for children who are undergoing major medical procedures or who are suffering from chronic illness; many children’s hospitals are equipped to offer play therapy on-site. Play therapy is also sometimes used for adults; creative writing, music, and art are expressive forms that can all be adapted for therapeutic purposes.

Why do people need play therapy?

Children often do not have the language skills or words to know or to express what is troubling them. Yet they often spontaneously draw or use playthings to depict scenarios that reflect problems in their everyday life. Play therapy provides children with an array of objects and play situations to act out their feelings or experiences so that therapists can get a clear picture of what children might be struggling with and help them find solutions. In addition, play therapists are skilled at helping children understand their inner experience and find words for them, necessary steps toward helping children learn to control their own behavior and come up with solutions to problems they encounter.

What happens in play therapy?

A child enters a comfortable playroom where they are free to choose the objects they want to play with. The play therapist will typically observe how they play with the toys—whether a sandbox, puppets, dolls and action figures, trucks, costumes, drawing and painting materials, or more—because such play provides clues to a child’s family and social relationships, difficulties they are encountering in the world, and what going on inside themselves. Sometimes the therapist may ask the child to use the play objects to tell a story about their family. Using the same instruments of play, therapists can help children discover more advantageous ways of thinking and behaving.

What kinds of problems do play therapists treat?

Play therapy can help children who display destructive or self-destructive impulses; children who seem angry, sad, or fearful; children who experience frequent social, emotional, family, or school difficulty. Play therapy is often of value to children who have experienced a loss or distressing family experience, who are regularly exposed to family conflict, or who have been physically or emotionally abused. Play therapy can help children who are perpetrators of bullying as well as those who are targets of bullying. It helps children learn to identify their feelings, to express them in constructive ways, and to regulate them so they can get on with the business of development.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy sessions may last for 30 to 45 minutes, and they usually occur weekly for about 20 sessions. Each session is tailored to the individual child and the kinds of problems they are struggling with. Play that is highly repetitive often indicates a problem requiring further exploration. Therapists typically measure progress through session-to-session changes in play behavior.