Family Therapy in Panama City, FL

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Dr. Andrea McCrary
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MS, MEd
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychotherapist and have extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, relational issues, trauma, schizophrenia, Bipolar I and II, ADHD, gender issues, sexual issues, parental conflicts, blended family issues, compulsive disorders, grief, eating disorders, incest survivors, infidelity, inheritance disputes, chronic illness, divorce, sexual orientation issues, gender issues, borderline personality disorder, anger management, substance abuse, self-esteem, agoraphobia, sleep discomfort, and suicidal ideation.
(850) 633-2496
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Panama City, FL 32409
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Christy Carpenter
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
Verified
**Same 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 or a family member 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, FL 32405
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Helping Hands Counseling and Interpreting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! You have accomplished the first step in therapy by identifying that you have a need and contacted a professional to begin improving your life! I specialize in individual/ family /group therapy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, people with disabilities, and hearing individuals and their families. I have been a Sign Language Interpreter for 25 years and decided to join the field of Social Work 9 years ago to be able to conduct therapy, advocate, and assist with policy changes for underserved populations. I further specialize with ADHD/ADD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Phobias, Military, etc..
(850) 851-0203
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Robert Kuchta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Consider the quality of your relationship/communication with your child and how your child's behavior is affecting the family .
My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life and the lives of those you care about. I am a guide, supporter, educator, facilitator, mediator, and advocate. I will help you develop increased insight and self acceptance, nurture your strengths, learn to make better choices, and come to trust yourself more. You deserve to live in hope, have self respect, and trust yourself.
(850) 200-0779
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Panama City, FL 32402
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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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Julie Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am an L.C.S.W. located in South Florida. I have been counseling adults, children, and families since 2005. I am trained in Functional Family Therapy and Multi-systemic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I think the most important part of therapy is getting to know you, or you and your family , in therapy.
(305) 676-7328
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Amanda Marie Chilleme
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, MCAP
Verified
Verified
I have over a decade of experience in mental health, substance abuse, and couples/ family therapy .
Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Like the weight of the world was on your shoulders and you couldn't balance it. Have you ever felt numb? Like nothing in the world could make you feel alive. Have you ever felt disconnected? Like no one understands who you are. Have you ever felt that the only way to cope was to turn to drugs or alcohol? Like there was no way out of the darkness. If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are like the other 43 million Americans who struggle with mental health concerns; with over half also struggling with substance abuse. You are not alone, there is help available; there is a better way.
(561) 512-4279
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Virginia Baez Gaddis
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Since graduating I have worked as an outpatient therapist, a youth counselor, a Family Court specialist and a victim advocate.
Hello there, My name is Virginia Baez, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am a people person; and as such have a passion for helping people. I received my Masters in Counseling from Barry University and specialize in Mental Health Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy .
(305) 384-6691
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Dr. Shellyann M. H. Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
With nearly 14 years of experience in my career, you should know that I will hear you differently & with that difference teach you ways in our time together how to manage the experiences that affect you, your child, or your family overall.
The Stages of Development and your childhood is of such importance due to all the progression & experiences that occur as one grows. As a specialist, I work with children & their families who are still working through those stages of development as well as adults who are experiencing either emotional or physical difficulties that may be related to these earlier experiences. In Addition, I support teens dealing with Autism to learn ways to cope in a world, that through their beautiful lens, appears more complex; To which I then become a contributing supporter throughout their growth as well as an aid to their families who love them.
(754) 203-3800
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Britney Henley
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing life challenges such as family discord, low self-esteem, substance abuse issues, anxiety, and depression? If so, I am here to help provide you with direction and guidance. Do you struggle with developing structure in their life? If so, as your therapist, I will help you learn to focus on yourself. As your therapist I will help you develop coping skills to decrease anxiety and depression and become more aware of your triggers that lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression, substance abuse, and family problems. As your therapist, I will help you focus on finding solutions to your problems.
(954) 504-6779
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Karen Armstrong
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, CAP, LPCC, CPC
Verified
Verified
I have assisted with family conflicts, communication barriers, divorce and with each family provided tools to help families navigate through their difficult times.
My name is Karen F Armstrong. License therapist in Florida. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful, and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, depression, poor coping, stress, grief, OCD, eating disorders, and addictions. I have also worked with couples and guided them through their relationship problems including affairs, money, stress, and any issue that occurs within a relationship.
(727) 477-3807
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Erika Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Experience: While working in both inpatient (crisis stabilization) and outpatient settings, I have worked with very diverse populations with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, terminal illness, disabilities, family conflict, suicidal ideation, and more.
Hi, I'm Erika! If you're reading this, you've already taken your first step toward change by seeking a therapist. How exciting! And also maybe nerve-racking, as anything new can be. As your therapist, you can expect me to be nonjudgmental, empathetic, and genuine. I will provide you with tools and skills to help you maintain the progress we've made even after our time together has concluded.
(813) 519-4685
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Rachel Leon Freiberg
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Rachel Freiberg was born and raised in Parkland, Florida. After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Central Florida, she obtained her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. She then furthered her training and became a Registered Play Therapist by the Association of Play Therapy.She has extensive and diverse experience in school, community health, substance abuse, and penal facilities. She is comfortable in individual, family , and group settings. She is especially experienced in the area of child and adolescent trauma.
(407) 326-0765
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Valerie Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Valerie. Are you having difficulty managing the day-to-day of life right now? Have you been overwhelmed balancing family , relationships, work, health and/or school and feeling depleted with little time for yourself? Perhaps you have higher demands and expectations placed on you than usual, or you are working toward a particular goal that seems unattainable without a new direction. Many of us struggle with these same challenges and the good news is you do not have to face them alone.
(786) 946-1724
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Cristy Clark
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Cristy Clark is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University and then she received a post-master’s degree, Specialist in Education, from Barry University with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Cristy has experience and training in a variety of therapeutic approaches; such as Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Strength Based approaches as well as Trauma Informed Care.
(941) 241-3126
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Sasha Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
Some of the specialty areas I work with include: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideations, Self Esteem and Trauma.
Welcome! As a solution-focused clinician, I am trained and certified 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 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with a variety of challenges. My experience derives from my work within the fields of child services, outpatient services, schools, correctional facilities, and residential facilities.
(407) 606-6119
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Adriana Elizabeth Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Adriana Davidson is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) offering telehealth services for anyone residing in Florida and Texas. She works with adolescents and adults individually using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. Ms. Davidson has over 7 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, chronic pain, divorce, family conflict, stress, coping skills, relationship challenges, grief, vocational changes, life transitions, sexuality and anger management.
(214) 273-1767
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Danielle Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Greetings! I have worked in this field in various capacities: currently I am working with individuals, couples and families who experienced and are experiencing the following issues such as depression, anxiety, fear/phobia including social, family and other relational issues, low self esteem, grief, stress management, conflict management or poor communication, and some others in varying degrees for over 12 years.
(786) 244-7347
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Denisha Smith
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I offer individual, family , and group sessions via telehealth and in person.
There is no ideal client, just an ideal concept, the belief in self. We work to build that through conversations about your past present and future, and conquering trauma as a means of living in the now.
(727) 291-9049
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Melissa Sosa-Miracolo
Counselor, MS, LMHC, BCaBA
Verified
Verified
Melissa Sosa-Miracolo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor in Florida as well as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Melissa has worked in the field of Mental Health since 2005 and has helped individuals from 6 years old to adulthood through individual, group, and family therapy , and with Behavior Analysis. Melissa strives to create a safe, respectful, and honest environment for individuals who are struggling with life’s stressors. Her goal is to help individuals increase an understanding of themselves and create their best life.
(561) 532-1041
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Panama City, FL 32404
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.