Hi, I am excited to introduce clients to the growing field of Nutrition and Mental Health. I offer short-term psycho-educational therapy sessions, as well as long-term education, support and guidance to meet the needs of everyone on their wellness journey. I am passionate about helping clients meet their individual mental health goals by gaining knowledge and insight into the food mood connection and their own individual biochemistry. Goals may include decreasing sugar intake, learning about specific foods proven to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and working towards improved sleep habits and stress management.
Hello! If you've landed on my page, I want you to know that you've already done the first step to healing. You're reaching out and I'm proud of you. I love working with people who are unsure of their next steps in life, whether that be because of a big change, or they're asking questions about themselves. I am an openminded therapist who focuses on self-discovery, challenging negative thoughts and strengthening your core beliefs and values. When in my office, judgement will be taken out of the equation and replaced with encouragement and self-challenge.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified in Grief & Loss with over 8 years of experience working with couples, families and individuals. I strive to provide compassionate, effective and evidence-based clinical psychotherapy and counseling services to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, with the goal of maximizing personal potential and increasing resilience in the face of adversity. Family, relationships, jobs, school, illness, kids, life changes, STRESS! Even the smallest daily stressors can pile up until you feel completely overwhelmed.
Is your relationship in big trouble? Then you want RESULTS. Practical, no-nonsense changes get you over the stuck part. Results don't come from analyzing the past, labeling you with some disorder, or dredging up every last hurt feeling and resentment you ever had. Real results come from being trained how to make changes that create happiness and connection. What I do is relationship TRAINING. There may be some things you need to learn or forgiveness or maturity that needs to improve. I am direct and straight-forward. See yourself learning and having fun getting successful and happy!
Are you having issues with anger, depression, anxiety or grief? Are you and a significant other having relationship problems? Therapy can help start the healing. Would you like a supportive, confidential environment where you can discuss these issues? Together we can learn coping skills to help you be happier and more fulfilled. I am here to listen and to share effective techniques that can help you to enhance your relationships and to help you to achieve the life of peace that you are searching for. Individuals and couples are welcome.
It seems like your bright, kind kid has turned into a moody, stressed teen overnight. While you've always been proud of their drive, you're now concerned about the pressure they feel to achieve. From the outside, it looks like your child is excelling- getting good grades, participating in a club or sport, liked by others. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how great you tell them they are, they never feel good enough. They worry about so many things and are consumed with anxiety, tortured by the "what-if's". They're emotional, quick-tempered, & so far from the kid you once knew. It feels like nothing you say or do makes a difference.
I help clients who want to create healthy relationships with themselves and others. My goal in therapy is to help you heal from past experiences, cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety, and teach you essential skills to navigate and manage stressful situations to improve life satisfaction. I specialized in teaching skills to help you increase confidence, self-esteem, and emotional regulation, develop healthy boundaries, and practice communication and conflict resolution skills. I use an integrative approach according to your needs. Some of my clients prefer a flexible process while others choose a more structured approach.
I believe therapy is about active collaboration and discovery. Together we will explore how your current patterns either support your happiness or contribute to your struggle. Areas of distress are commonly patterns that repeat over and over----in how we cope, our self-esteem, and our relationships. Common psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression can often be linked back to the way we relate to the world, ourselves, and others. You're the expert on you. Once we've identified the underlying patterns, we can work together to develop a new way of interacting with the world around you and the people in it.
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, CPO, USN, Retired
Many people are faced with various mental health challenges and are seeking solutions for the here-and-now. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, or other spiritual warfare can be the biggest culprits. Many times, those problems stem from incidents from our past. Too often, our feelings confuse us, so we bury them. Sometimes we feel isolated and uneasy with other people, especially authority figures. As we try to please others to compensate, we lose our own identities in the process. Afraid of abandonment, we engage in unhealthy relationships. Finally, as we neglect ourselves, our work and family relationships also suffer.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I provide individuals, couples, and families a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients are able to freely express themselves while gaining insight into their lives. I specialize in anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, adult/childhood trauma, self-esteem difficulties, parenting, and relationship struggles. I am trained in EMDR, and often use this therapy when working with PTSD, abuse, mood disorders, and other traumatic life events. I also use Gottman Couples Therapy as the foundational approach when working with couples.
Hi, I'm Dr. Whithed. Are you finding it more difficult to manage the challenges the past couple of years has brought? Are you coping with the loss of a job, or the illness of a loved one, dealing with a divorce or breakup of an important relationship, or trying to cope with a traumatic experience? Perhaps you are simply trying to find the best way to work through all of the changes and challenges we find ourselves facing now. I can help.
Do you have anxiety, depression, stress, or trauma? Do you know your brain type or brain fit score? Want to increase your brain functioning? I am a Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor, Amen Clinics Certified Brain Health Coach, and EMDR Trained Practitioner. Let me help you heal the 4 circles of mental and physical health: biological, psychological, spiritual, and social. Find out how you can better your brain functioning and heal your brain the natural way.
I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and I enjoy helping clients maximize their potential in all areas of life. I use a strength-based model to assist my clients to move forward with their lives, helping heal from trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and life transitions. I've worked with clients who have dealt with relationship issues, sexuality concerns, school/work issues, and chronic health problems.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" - Maria Robinson. Are you allowing events in your past to define the person you are today? Choosing a different ending to a story that began years ago can impact your self-image and quality of life. You can learn to let go of painful experiences, discover inner qualities, and move confidently towards creating that new ending. My focus is on working together with you to find your inner strength and empower you to have courage to move forward in your life.
We understand that there are as many reasons to enter into the counseling process as there are clients. Whether you are suffering with depression, anxiety, or your coping methods (alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, sex, or any other addictive substance) have complicated your situation more than you thought possible, we are here to help you work through life's difficulties. Keep in mind however, that real solution is only possible if you are open, honest, and determined.
Have you ever felt that your life is not happening the way you imagined, that this new direction is not how it's supposed to go? Maybe it's an event that caused this new direction, maybe it's multiple events, maybe you're stuck. Or, maybe it's just everyday stressful events that you need help coping with. Whatever the reason, battle, or struggle is, I'd love to come alongside and help you through your healing process.
Are you a woman struggling? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are feeling "stuck" because of an unhealthy relationship or a recent loss. I understand. I'm Sharla, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to those who hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel, but need some help getting there. Your story matters to me. You are unique. We'll spend time together understanding your pain and struggles so you can learn new skills that work for you to create a better future. I'm here for you. I work from the belief that positive outcomes are always possible. Together, we will reframe old messages.
I have worked extensively with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, have challenging behaviors, need help managing symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ADHD, ODD, Adjustment Disorders, Trauma Disorders, etc. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, young adults, and their families work through the challenges associated with external stressors as well the day-to-day difficulties that come along with developmentally appropriate growing, changing, and gaining independence.
Sometimes life feels like we are barely just going through the motions. It can be overwhelming, unmanageable or just unenjoyable. My goal is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. Whether it is your child or teen struggling to adjust, a trauma, a struggling relationship or the hardships of managing day to day life, I am here to help you thrive, not just survive. Therapy is work work but it can also be an energizing and fun experience. I strive to make your experience one that you look forward to and benefit from.
Helping you find new directions for your life. If you find yourself stuck in a spiral process of repeated behaviors or ways of thinking that ultimately lead you away from the successful life you want to choose, then perhaps it is time to reach out and consult with a professional that can help you learn strategies to become the best version of yourself.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Pensacola are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Pensacola then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Pensacola, or Child Psychologists in Pensacola.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Pensacola psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Pensacola specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.