Therapists in Punta Gorda, FL

Photo of Joan E Flynn, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joan E Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
My name is Joan Flynn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a psychotherapist since 2001 and have worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics. I had my own practice for many years but am now semi-retired and offering tele-health appointments. I have always enjoyed my work and look forward to meeting new clients. I offer a safe place for clients to share their concerns and challenges. My approach is supportive and non-judgmental and fully participate in each session by offering feedback and suggestions regarding therapeutic techniques.
My name is Joan Flynn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a psychotherapist since 2001 and have worked in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics. I had my own practice for many years but am now semi-retired and offering tele-health appointments. I have always enjoyed my work and look forward to meeting new clients. I offer a safe place for clients to share their concerns and challenges. My approach is supportive and non-judgmental and fully participate in each session by offering feedback and suggestions regarding therapeutic techniques.
(941) 241-0975 View (941) 241-0975
Photo of Wade M Warden, MA, RMHCI, NCC
Wade M Warden
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI, NCC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Helping people to regain that quality of life they once had or obtaining a level they’ve never experienced is my personal and professional goal. Many times our challenges become larger than our strengths because we place them at the forefront. This is often not because we are weak, but because of how we’ve been conditioned in a world that promotes and celebrates suffering. Whether your distress is due to a clinical condition or a specific life event, let me help you in tailoring a treatment plan that best suits your needs. If you choose to integrate your faith into our sessions, I will join you and encourage you along the way.
Helping people to regain that quality of life they once had or obtaining a level they’ve never experienced is my personal and professional goal. Many times our challenges become larger than our strengths because we place them at the forefront. This is often not because we are weak, but because of how we’ve been conditioned in a world that promotes and celebrates suffering. Whether your distress is due to a clinical condition or a specific life event, let me help you in tailoring a treatment plan that best suits your needs. If you choose to integrate your faith into our sessions, I will join you and encourage you along the way.
(941) 491-0314 View (941) 491-0314
Photo of Debra Nagy, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Debra Nagy
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Not accepting new clients
***********CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*********** I believe that together you and I can discover your path for positive and lasting change. Collectively we will identify the problems that you are facing and work towards a solution. My approach in facilitating this journey is to help you learn how to uncover and capitalize on your individual strengths and make the most of your resources. In unison, we will discover what you want out of life and work towards the achievement of your goals.
***********CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*********** I believe that together you and I can discover your path for positive and lasting change. Collectively we will identify the problems that you are facing and work towards a solution. My approach in facilitating this journey is to help you learn how to uncover and capitalize on your individual strengths and make the most of your resources. In unison, we will discover what you want out of life and work towards the achievement of your goals.
(734) 335-1730 View (734) 335-1730
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Alix Bergstrom
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
I believe in an eclectic, empathetic, client-centered approach and utilize a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I specialize in assisting children, adolescents, teens, and young adults develop and maintain effective coping skills, healthy relationships with family, friends, and peers, and increasing recognition of their self-worth. I believe humans are constantly learning to navigate the world around us and seek meaningful, authentic connections with others - that involves art, play, and many other creative endeavors, in and out of therapy.
I believe in an eclectic, empathetic, client-centered approach and utilize a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I specialize in assisting children, adolescents, teens, and young adults develop and maintain effective coping skills, healthy relationships with family, friends, and peers, and increasing recognition of their self-worth. I believe humans are constantly learning to navigate the world around us and seek meaningful, authentic connections with others - that involves art, play, and many other creative endeavors, in and out of therapy.
(941) 213-5479 View (941) 213-5479
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Anne R Goldstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
My goal is to assist you with whatever challenge you may be facing including anxiety, depression, coping with a life change or any of the other issues you may be dealing with and also to help you develop effective coping skills to deal with life's stressors.
My goal is to assist you with whatever challenge you may be facing including anxiety, depression, coping with a life change or any of the other issues you may be dealing with and also to help you develop effective coping skills to deal with life's stressors.
(941) 241-0964 View (941) 241-0964
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Cora Taylor
Counselor, Psy, S, LMHC, PA
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
No matter where you go, there you are! Change is often hard. Crossway Counseling & Learning Center was founded in 1998 by Cora Taylor, Psy.S., to bring hope and healing for many of the issues in life, both current and past, that keep individuals from becoming the persons they want to be. Some of those issues may be depression, relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, stress, trauma, and Long-Covid. My passion is healing. My goal is to help you develop better coping skills for dealing with whatever circumstances have gotten you stuck and unable to move forward in your life and relationships.
No matter where you go, there you are! Change is often hard. Crossway Counseling & Learning Center was founded in 1998 by Cora Taylor, Psy.S., to bring hope and healing for many of the issues in life, both current and past, that keep individuals from becoming the persons they want to be. Some of those issues may be depression, relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, stress, trauma, and Long-Covid. My passion is healing. My goal is to help you develop better coping skills for dealing with whatever circumstances have gotten you stuck and unable to move forward in your life and relationships.
(941) 740-8699 View (941) 740-8699
Photo of Trista Sturrup, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Trista Sturrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33982  (Online Only)
I am a native Floridian looking to serve those in my community. I understand the need to have someone to speak to outside of the client's inner circle.
I am a native Floridian looking to serve those in my community. I understand the need to have someone to speak to outside of the client's inner circle.
(239) 651-7446 View (239) 651-7446
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David A Potts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33955  (Online Only)
My name is David Potts and I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) therapist licensed on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida for 14 years. I work privately in person as online via phone or video sessions. I have been working as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker with adult individuals and with adolescents.
My name is David Potts and I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) therapist licensed on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida for 14 years. I work privately in person as online via phone or video sessions. I have been working as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker with adult individuals and with adolescents.
(239) 310-6127 View (239) 310-6127
Photo of Janie J Brynolf, LCSW, LMSW, CAC, CCHt, CTHt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janie J Brynolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CAC, CCHt, CTHt
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This quote really encompasses a therapeutic setting for me. A place where there is no judgement and you are heard with warmth and high regard. In my sessions you can be expect to be treated with kindness, empathy and be received with no judgement. This is my private practice, which means, you will not have a therapist turnover in a few months. I’m very personable and real. I will care about you.
The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This quote really encompasses a therapeutic setting for me. A place where there is no judgement and you are heard with warmth and high regard. In my sessions you can be expect to be treated with kindness, empathy and be received with no judgement. This is my private practice, which means, you will not have a therapist turnover in a few months. I’m very personable and real. I will care about you.
(239) 230-1499 View (239) 230-1499
Photo of Shantell Gina Pepe, MS, C-TFCBT, EMDR-C
Shantell Gina Pepe
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, C-TFCBT, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Post-traumatic stress and acute trauma affect how we see ourselves and the world around us. We can become isolated, hopeless, and consumed by negative thoughts. Trauma therapy can help change how you respond to past events and help uncover the source of maladaptive thinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Post-traumatic stress and acute trauma affect how we see ourselves and the world around us. We can become isolated, hopeless, and consumed by negative thoughts. Trauma therapy can help change how you respond to past events and help uncover the source of maladaptive thinking and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
(239) 932-3027 View (239) 932-3027
Photo of Jennifer N Evans, LMHC, LPC, Counselor
Jennifer N Evans
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33955  (Online Only)
My clients typically have recent life stressors related to relationships, career exploration/burnout, recent adjustment to changes, difficulty coping, anxiety, and depression. They are typically looking for immediate solutions to overwhelming feelings that they no longer know how to handle. My solution focused approach has shown remission from depression in as little as 1 session and rescission from anxiety in as few as 1.5 sessions. I am noted to be in the 98th percentile of clinicians through clinical support metrics in an evidence-based program.
My clients typically have recent life stressors related to relationships, career exploration/burnout, recent adjustment to changes, difficulty coping, anxiety, and depression. They are typically looking for immediate solutions to overwhelming feelings that they no longer know how to handle. My solution focused approach has shown remission from depression in as little as 1 session and rescission from anxiety in as few as 1.5 sessions. I am noted to be in the 98th percentile of clinicians through clinical support metrics in an evidence-based program.
(850) 788-7435 View (850) 788-7435
Photo of Mitzi Brown, LMHC, MA, NCC, CCTP, Counselor
Mitzi Brown
Counselor, LMHC, MA, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
For many people, faith is an integral part of their sense of wholeness. For clients who feel that way, I integrate faith into the experience of psychotherapy. Frequent issues that clients bring into counseling include relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, illness, and grief. But regardless the struggle, the integration of scientifically evidence-based practices alongside faith belief systems offer a holistic approach to therapy that many clients appreciate. Clients always have the option to exclude faith from their counseling experience.
For many people, faith is an integral part of their sense of wholeness. For clients who feel that way, I integrate faith into the experience of psychotherapy. Frequent issues that clients bring into counseling include relationships, depression, anxiety, life transitions, illness, and grief. But regardless the struggle, the integration of scientifically evidence-based practices alongside faith belief systems offer a holistic approach to therapy that many clients appreciate. Clients always have the option to exclude faith from their counseling experience.
(941) 919-2016 View (941) 919-2016
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Mary Martin-Looman
MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Let's Talk! I have 16 years of experience in mental health and am trained in EMDR & Multi-Systemic Therapy to help you heal from aversive life experiences more rapidly and fully. Additionally, mindfulness practice, cognitive interventions and coping skills training are shared and cultivated to help you address mental health needs, everyday life problems and co-occurring treatment needs.
Let's Talk! I have 16 years of experience in mental health and am trained in EMDR & Multi-Systemic Therapy to help you heal from aversive life experiences more rapidly and fully. Additionally, mindfulness practice, cognitive interventions and coping skills training are shared and cultivated to help you address mental health needs, everyday life problems and co-occurring treatment needs.
(941) 740-6034 View (941) 740-6034
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Cristy Clark
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (941) 241-3126
Photo of Samantha Wilson, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Samantha Wilson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
Have you lost your umph? Have you begun to struggle managing that never ending list of to-do's and responsibilities? Uncertain of your life direction or simply feeling overwhelmed? Being pulled in so many directions, can make taking a breath seem impossible. With the never ending hustle and bustle, experiencing symptoms like: anxiety, depression, low-self worth or negative thinking are more common than you may think. That is just to name a few - what about feeling trauma, helplessness or agitation. The most important thing to remember is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You deserve to find life fulfillment.
Have you lost your umph? Have you begun to struggle managing that never ending list of to-do's and responsibilities? Uncertain of your life direction or simply feeling overwhelmed? Being pulled in so many directions, can make taking a breath seem impossible. With the never ending hustle and bustle, experiencing symptoms like: anxiety, depression, low-self worth or negative thinking are more common than you may think. That is just to name a few - what about feeling trauma, helplessness or agitation. The most important thing to remember is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You deserve to find life fulfillment.
(239) 788-2849 View (239) 788-2849
Photo of Rachael Cohen, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachael Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with your life and feel like you have to be everything to everyone? Do you have trouble setting boundaries and communicating in your relationships? How different would your life be if you were no longer struggling with stress and anxiety and able to conquer life's challenges as they come? What would it feel like to freely speak your thoughts and gain a new perspective from an impartial person? How different would you feel if you acquired a new coping skill to manage emotions during stress, or learned to communicate more effectively in your relationships? I am here to help you make this a reality.
Are you overwhelmed with your life and feel like you have to be everything to everyone? Do you have trouble setting boundaries and communicating in your relationships? How different would your life be if you were no longer struggling with stress and anxiety and able to conquer life's challenges as they come? What would it feel like to freely speak your thoughts and gain a new perspective from an impartial person? How different would you feel if you acquired a new coping skill to manage emotions during stress, or learned to communicate more effectively in your relationships? I am here to help you make this a reality.
(941) 265-8533 View (941) 265-8533
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Brooke Tominey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33983  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Thank you for starting your healing journey! I have clinical experience working with clients of all ages, but primarily I have had the most experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. For couples therapy, I am Level 1 Gottman and Prepare/Enrich certified. I also have experience caring for people who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, loss/grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and dual diagnosis. Additionally, I help clients with family and relationship conflicts, gender/sexuality concerns, self-esteem, coping skills, interpersonal skills and relationships, trauma, adjustment disorders, and more.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for starting your healing journey! I have clinical experience working with clients of all ages, but primarily I have had the most experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. For couples therapy, I am Level 1 Gottman and Prepare/Enrich certified. I also have experience caring for people who live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, loss/grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and dual diagnosis. Additionally, I help clients with family and relationship conflicts, gender/sexuality concerns, self-esteem, coping skills, interpersonal skills and relationships, trauma, adjustment disorders, and more.
(352) 706-4084 View (352) 706-4084
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Peace River Psychology Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Therapy is all about the healing and growth translated through the relationships between the patient and the therapist. When I founded Peace River Psychology Center in 2000, I devised that the center's motto should be "a health spa for the mind" and I like to take a holistic approach to mental health. I am a licensed clinical psychologist treating children, adolescents and adults. My specialty is in internalizing disorders, specifically depression and anxiety.
Therapy is all about the healing and growth translated through the relationships between the patient and the therapist. When I founded Peace River Psychology Center in 2000, I devised that the center's motto should be "a health spa for the mind" and I like to take a holistic approach to mental health. I am a licensed clinical psychologist treating children, adolescents and adults. My specialty is in internalizing disorders, specifically depression and anxiety.
(941) 203-3911 View (941) 203-3911
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Lori Olson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Punta Gorda, FL 33982  (Online Only)
Do you want long lasting and effective change? Did you know that hyper and/or hypo arousal of your autonomic nervous system due to developmental and other trauma can leave you feeling stuck? This is simply because words and willpower are not enough to make change. Now offering the evidenced-based Safe and Sound program based on polyvagal theory of Dr. Stephen Porges to help "reset" your autonomic nervous system so you are better able to benefit from talk and experiential therapies. You can participate in this program in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
Do you want long lasting and effective change? Did you know that hyper and/or hypo arousal of your autonomic nervous system due to developmental and other trauma can leave you feeling stuck? This is simply because words and willpower are not enough to make change. Now offering the evidenced-based Safe and Sound program based on polyvagal theory of Dr. Stephen Porges to help "reset" your autonomic nervous system so you are better able to benefit from talk and experiential therapies. You can participate in this program in the privacy and convenience of your own home.
(603) 287-1104 View (603) 287-1104
Photo of Jodi Walls, LMHC, MA, Counselor
Jodi Walls
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Punta Gorda, FL 33950  (Online Only)
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
(239) 899-6703 View (239) 899-6703

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Punta Gorda, FL

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Punta Gorda, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Coping Skills
84% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Aetna

How Therapists in Punta Gorda, FL see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Punta Gorda?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.