Therapists in Sanford, FL

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Headway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
I am an LCSW, LPHA that has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of situations and populations. My experience includes but is not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem/self-empowerment. I have worked devotedly in underserved populations including communities of color and the LGBTQ community. Whether you seek self-awareness, emotion regulation, or a new level of calm and peace in your life I am committed to supporting your personal growth and progress.
I am an LCSW, LPHA that has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of situations and populations. My experience includes but is not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem/self-empowerment. I have worked devotedly in underserved populations including communities of color and the LGBTQ community. Whether you seek self-awareness, emotion regulation, or a new level of calm and peace in your life I am committed to supporting your personal growth and progress.
(407) 612-2810 View (407) 612-2810
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Keyana M. McKinney
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771  (Online Only)
Do you feel fear, depression, anxiety, and/or traumatic experiences are preventing you from happiness or being the best version of yourself? I have helped many overcome those feelings and experiences to get back to a happier fulfilling life by helping you identify obstacles and ways to overcome them. My job is to create a nurturing environment in a safe space finding freedom from trapped thoughts and experiences.
Do you feel fear, depression, anxiety, and/or traumatic experiences are preventing you from happiness or being the best version of yourself? I have helped many overcome those feelings and experiences to get back to a happier fulfilling life by helping you identify obstacles and ways to overcome them. My job is to create a nurturing environment in a safe space finding freedom from trapped thoughts and experiences.
(407) 906-0139 View (407) 906-0139
Emerge Behavioral Health
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Emerge is dedicated to delivering compassionate, caring, and comprehensive mental health and substance abuse counseling, and targeted case management services that make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of clients and their clients and family. We hire and retain the best clinical staff experienced in providing trauma-informed and evidenced-based care. We intend to be a community resource and place of healing where clients, customers, and the community get what they deserve, "The Best!"
Emerge is dedicated to delivering compassionate, caring, and comprehensive mental health and substance abuse counseling, and targeted case management services that make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of clients and their clients and family. We hire and retain the best clinical staff experienced in providing trauma-informed and evidenced-based care. We intend to be a community resource and place of healing where clients, customers, and the community get what they deserve, "The Best!"
(407) 641-1643 View (407) 641-1643
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Ruchi Malhotra LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sanford, FL 32771  (Online Only)
My name is Ruchi Malhotra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in State of Florida. Do you have a particular life obstacle that you’re trying to overcome? Do you want to bring balance and wellness in all aspects of your life? ​Sometimes seeking help from a licensed professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I will work with you to recenter your life and build healthy skills and tools to help you reach your therapy goals. Looking forward to connecting with you.
My name is Ruchi Malhotra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in State of Florida. Do you have a particular life obstacle that you’re trying to overcome? Do you want to bring balance and wellness in all aspects of your life? ​Sometimes seeking help from a licensed professional is the best way to put things into perspective. I will work with you to recenter your life and build healthy skills and tools to help you reach your therapy goals. Looking forward to connecting with you.
(386) 339-3499 View (386) 339-3499
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Dedrick Peyton
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Dedrick works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Dedrick believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Dedrick works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Dedrick believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(407) 863-9274 View (407) 863-9274
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Nancy Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sanford, FL 32771
Accepting new clients as of 5/20/2024. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida over twenty years of professional work experience and specialize in working with geriatric individuals. I regularly help clients with stress and anxiety, depression, pain management, communication within relationships and families, and adjusting to medical issues. It is my passion to provide counseling for older adults coping with medical illness, dementia for both the client and caregiver, transitions, trauma, grief and loss. I love my work and strive to provide a safe and uplifting environment in which my clients can heal and thrive.
Accepting new clients as of 5/20/2024. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida over twenty years of professional work experience and specialize in working with geriatric individuals. I regularly help clients with stress and anxiety, depression, pain management, communication within relationships and families, and adjusting to medical issues. It is my passion to provide counseling for older adults coping with medical illness, dementia for both the client and caregiver, transitions, trauma, grief and loss. I love my work and strive to provide a safe and uplifting environment in which my clients can heal and thrive.
(407) 759-7108 View (407) 759-7108
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Positive Impact
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy centers on your well-being and growth. Upholding ethical standards and prioritizing your needs are non-negotiable aspects of my practice. Together, we'll forge a partnership built on trust and collaboration, ensuring that every session is tailored to meet your unique journey. Your journey is my focus, and I'm committed to guiding you with compassion and integrity every step of the way."
My approach to therapy centers on your well-being and growth. Upholding ethical standards and prioritizing your needs are non-negotiable aspects of my practice. Together, we'll forge a partnership built on trust and collaboration, ensuring that every session is tailored to meet your unique journey. Your journey is my focus, and I'm committed to guiding you with compassion and integrity every step of the way."
(407) 891-4829 View (407) 891-4829
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Martha Marquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771  (Online Only)
Most couples have many strengths that are overshadowed by daily or recurring arguments. Some may also be stuck re-living old wounds that have never healed. A good therapist helps clients access strengths, address past events if desired, and examine potential solutions. I help clients work to free themselves of dynamics that are hurting their ability to live in a fulfilling relationship. My work focuses on couples, families and individuals who are struggling with relationship issues. I offer a discount for military couples, military families as well as veterans.
Most couples have many strengths that are overshadowed by daily or recurring arguments. Some may also be stuck re-living old wounds that have never healed. A good therapist helps clients access strengths, address past events if desired, and examine potential solutions. I help clients work to free themselves of dynamics that are hurting their ability to live in a fulfilling relationship. My work focuses on couples, families and individuals who are struggling with relationship issues. I offer a discount for military couples, military families as well as veterans.
(407) 305-7469 View (407) 305-7469
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Pernell Bush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sanford, FL 32771
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinician I believe one can decide if an issue requires immediate action and change or if it can-or must-be accepted for what it is while they learn to make behavioral changes that can positively affect their situation. I work with my clients to start the healing process through their own self-talk, or the way they talk about traumatic events, problematic relationships, toxic behaviors, physical limitations or other issues. I work with my clients, as a team, to stop repeating thought patterns and behaviors that are contributing to negative, hurtful, and self-defeating issues.
As a clinician I believe one can decide if an issue requires immediate action and change or if it can-or must-be accepted for what it is while they learn to make behavioral changes that can positively affect their situation. I work with my clients to start the healing process through their own self-talk, or the way they talk about traumatic events, problematic relationships, toxic behaviors, physical limitations or other issues. I work with my clients, as a team, to stop repeating thought patterns and behaviors that are contributing to negative, hurtful, and self-defeating issues.
(407) 906-0139 View (407) 906-0139
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Nicole Asadi
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Life can certainly get complicated and difficult to endure. Therapy with me can help you on the path to figuring things out and finding yourself. With encouragement and guidance, I do my very best to be a supportive ally to you and your family. I focus on being holistic in my approach, integrating the mind and body connection, and encourage my clients to consider diet, exercise, social support, and spirituality in their daily lives to feel healthy and live their best lives. I provide non-judgmental, accepting, and empathic counseling services to help those through the process of change.
Life can certainly get complicated and difficult to endure. Therapy with me can help you on the path to figuring things out and finding yourself. With encouragement and guidance, I do my very best to be a supportive ally to you and your family. I focus on being holistic in my approach, integrating the mind and body connection, and encourage my clients to consider diet, exercise, social support, and spirituality in their daily lives to feel healthy and live their best lives. I provide non-judgmental, accepting, and empathic counseling services to help those through the process of change.
(407) 942-7534 View (407) 942-7534
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Chelsea Hester
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
I have always valued helping others and believe that all people desire purpose in their lives, but sometimes need help realizing what is their purpose and determining what is truly meaningful to them. Seeking help is a sign of strength not weakness; it is the first step towards a more fulfilling and purposeful life. My approach to therapy is highly person-centered utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, as well as, mindfulness techniques and Logotherapy (Meaning Therapy).
I have always valued helping others and believe that all people desire purpose in their lives, but sometimes need help realizing what is their purpose and determining what is truly meaningful to them. Seeking help is a sign of strength not weakness; it is the first step towards a more fulfilling and purposeful life. My approach to therapy is highly person-centered utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, as well as, mindfulness techniques and Logotherapy (Meaning Therapy).
(407) 759-5189 View (407) 759-5189
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Stephanie Na Richard
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
My specialization lies in providing mental health therapy to individuals, families, and couples of all ages. Beyond addressing common concerns like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues, I bring a unique expertise in emotional intelligence. Specifically, I focus on meeting the diverse needs of multi-generational Haitian American individuals and families by helping them navigate various challenges, and offering a guiding hand through the complexities of their past.
My specialization lies in providing mental health therapy to individuals, families, and couples of all ages. Beyond addressing common concerns like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues, I bring a unique expertise in emotional intelligence. Specifically, I focus on meeting the diverse needs of multi-generational Haitian American individuals and families by helping them navigate various challenges, and offering a guiding hand through the complexities of their past.
(321) 456-9505 View (321) 456-9505
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Patrick Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Patrick Hill is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2023. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and his graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida as well. Making a choice to see a counselor can introduce feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Therefore, Patrick meets the client where they are and takes the journey with them. He wants the client to know they are in control, and he is here to offer the support and safe space needed to navigate difficulties.
Patrick Hill is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2023. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and his graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida as well. Making a choice to see a counselor can introduce feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Therefore, Patrick meets the client where they are and takes the journey with them. He wants the client to know they are in control, and he is here to offer the support and safe space needed to navigate difficulties.
(386) 284-2444 View (386) 284-2444
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Shane Williamson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Shane Williamson, LMHC Shane Williamson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. He has an MS in Mental Health Counseling. Shane believes in helping people overcome mental and emotional life challenges in order to help them reach their full potential. In his free time, Shane enjoys fishing, golf, reading, anything outdoors, and helping people develop their faith.
Shane Williamson, LMHC Shane Williamson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. He has an MS in Mental Health Counseling. Shane believes in helping people overcome mental and emotional life challenges in order to help them reach their full potential. In his free time, Shane enjoys fishing, golf, reading, anything outdoors, and helping people develop their faith.
(407) 901-3149 View (407) 901-3149
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Matt Altizer
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Does life feel overwhelming? Are you struggling to find a direction? Throughout therapy with me, you will be able to gain insight into yourself and develop tools to address life’s challenges. Our sessions are a safe space for you to find acceptance, learn about yourself, or process traumatic experiences. Maybe you feel lonely, isolated, or disconnected, and need someone to talk to. It can be difficult to build and sustain meaningful relationships. These are all issues we can address together as you seek to identify and create the life you want.
Does life feel overwhelming? Are you struggling to find a direction? Throughout therapy with me, you will be able to gain insight into yourself and develop tools to address life’s challenges. Our sessions are a safe space for you to find acceptance, learn about yourself, or process traumatic experiences. Maybe you feel lonely, isolated, or disconnected, and need someone to talk to. It can be difficult to build and sustain meaningful relationships. These are all issues we can address together as you seek to identify and create the life you want.
(407) 759-7885 View (407) 759-7885
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Sam Beckman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
As a therapist my primary focus has always been to help those individuals who struggle with issues surrounding substance abuse and chemical dependency. My approach to dealing with addition is person centered using 12 step and cognitive behavioral treatment. My experience has shown me that this approach is effective in dealing with co-occurring disorders and focuses on problem solving allowing people to make healthy choices. I also encourage families to participate in the therapeutic process believing that the odds for success increase when family members are educated about the recovery process.
As a therapist my primary focus has always been to help those individuals who struggle with issues surrounding substance abuse and chemical dependency. My approach to dealing with addition is person centered using 12 step and cognitive behavioral treatment. My experience has shown me that this approach is effective in dealing with co-occurring disorders and focuses on problem solving allowing people to make healthy choices. I also encourage families to participate in the therapeutic process believing that the odds for success increase when family members are educated about the recovery process.
(321) 732-8004 View (321) 732-8004
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Sandra Torres
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Sandra Torres, LMHC Sandra Torres is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2018. She believes in a treatment philosophy that is person-centered. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys bicycles and painting.
Sandra Torres, LMHC Sandra Torres is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2018. She believes in a treatment philosophy that is person-centered. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys bicycles and painting.
(407) 289-1677 View (407) 289-1677
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Liz Buford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sanford, FL 32773  (Online Only)
Hi! Thank you for taking the first steps toward becoming the best version of yourself! I'm honored that you would consider me to assist you on this journey. With over ten years of clinical social work and behavioral health experience, I am passionate about inciting change in others and guiding them toward their answers. I love working with both children and adults. Children and adolescents present unique challenges, especially amidst a pandemic and social unrest. Understanding how to identify their emotions and then communicate them can be the best way for children and teens to find their unique identities. I also love helping
Hi! Thank you for taking the first steps toward becoming the best version of yourself! I'm honored that you would consider me to assist you on this journey. With over ten years of clinical social work and behavioral health experience, I am passionate about inciting change in others and guiding them toward their answers. I love working with both children and adults. Children and adolescents present unique challenges, especially amidst a pandemic and social unrest. Understanding how to identify their emotions and then communicate them can be the best way for children and teens to find their unique identities. I also love helping
(407) 214-4756 View (407) 214-4756
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Satara Carr
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Hello! My name is Satara Carr (MH12963). My philosophy is to take the guesswork out of therapy. Therapy doesn't have to be difficult, and difficult does not mean impossible. This philosophy has led me to help clients aspire to create their own destinies and to be the change that they desire. My mission is to motivate, encourage and guide you to your healthier self. My work focuses on several issues, including anger management, depression, anxiety, and postpartum adjustment, to name a few. I work with clients who understand that sometimes we need additional support to navigate life's challenges.
Hello! My name is Satara Carr (MH12963). My philosophy is to take the guesswork out of therapy. Therapy doesn't have to be difficult, and difficult does not mean impossible. This philosophy has led me to help clients aspire to create their own destinies and to be the change that they desire. My mission is to motivate, encourage and guide you to your healthier self. My work focuses on several issues, including anger management, depression, anxiety, and postpartum adjustment, to name a few. I work with clients who understand that sometimes we need additional support to navigate life's challenges.
(407) 490-0576 View (407) 490-0576
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Jackie D' Orta
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Sanford, FL 32771
Jackie D'Orta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. Jackie has a deep commitment to providing exceptional care. With a wealth of experience spanning 10 years, Jackie specializes in developing effective treatment plans for adults dealing with all types of mental health issues or with trauma, crisis, PTSD, severe mental illnesses, and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. She brings a compassionate and empathetic approach to every therapeutic interaction.
Jackie D'Orta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. Jackie has a deep commitment to providing exceptional care. With a wealth of experience spanning 10 years, Jackie specializes in developing effective treatment plans for adults dealing with all types of mental health issues or with trauma, crisis, PTSD, severe mental illnesses, and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. She brings a compassionate and empathetic approach to every therapeutic interaction.
(407) 531-8336 View (407) 531-8336

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sanford, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Sanford, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
64% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Aetna
93% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sanford, FL see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sanford?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.