Therapists in Walton County, FL

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Michelle Dugas
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMHC
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
With 15 years of experience as a clinician and more than 30 years of experience in Christian ministry, I am equipped to deal with a broad spectrum of clients and their unique concerns. My areas of expertise are trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, OCD, grief counseling, marriage issues, and adolescent issues. My passion is to guide individuals and couples through life's hurts and trauma to recovery and healing.
With 15 years of experience as a clinician and more than 30 years of experience in Christian ministry, I am equipped to deal with a broad spectrum of clients and their unique concerns. My areas of expertise are trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, OCD, grief counseling, marriage issues, and adolescent issues. My passion is to guide individuals and couples through life's hurts and trauma to recovery and healing.
(850) 608-0524 View (850) 608-0524
Self-Synergy Solutions, LLC
EdS
Verified Verified
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
I am a licensed School Psychologist, Certified Kolbe Consultant, and Performance Coach. I utilize an assessment and strength-based approach to help individuals and teams improve self synergy and team synergy to maximize performance in various settings.
I am a licensed School Psychologist, Certified Kolbe Consultant, and Performance Coach. I utilize an assessment and strength-based approach to help individuals and teams improve self synergy and team synergy to maximize performance in various settings.
(850) 820-6641 View (850) 820-6641
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Marcia Butcher
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Do you sometimes find yourself feeling overwhelmed with life? Or relationships? Or circumstances? I can offer you a fresh perspective through my creative counseling approach. I specialize in premarital and marriage counseling as well as helping adolescence and adults through trauma, transitions, grief, and personal development.
Do you sometimes find yourself feeling overwhelmed with life? Or relationships? Or circumstances? I can offer you a fresh perspective through my creative counseling approach. I specialize in premarital and marriage counseling as well as helping adolescence and adults through trauma, transitions, grief, and personal development.
(407) 512-5844 View (407) 512-5844
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Jenny Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS, CCTHP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
Are you just existing and feeling stuck? Do you feel defective and do not want childhood abuse and trauma to define you? Do you want the anxiety by sexual abuse to stop and heal from sexual abuse. Over 50% of women and about 30% of men have experienced physical or sexual violence. Whether you survived childhood trauma, domestic violence, gun violence, physical abuse, or sexual assault, JoyFeel Therapy’s online trauma therapy practice could be the right fit for you.
Are you just existing and feeling stuck? Do you feel defective and do not want childhood abuse and trauma to define you? Do you want the anxiety by sexual abuse to stop and heal from sexual abuse. Over 50% of women and about 30% of men have experienced physical or sexual violence. Whether you survived childhood trauma, domestic violence, gun violence, physical abuse, or sexual assault, JoyFeel Therapy’s online trauma therapy practice could be the right fit for you.
(850) 204-9494 View (850) 204-9494
Julianne Marse
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
Miramar Beach, FL 32550  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern and I have been practicing Social Work since 2012, right here on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Throughout my Social Work journey I have worked alongside many diverse populations, with experience in both an outpatient and inpatient atmosphere. Throughout my career my primary focus has been on children and family dynamics, perinatal mental health, and working with families that have experienced infant/child loss. My passion is working alongside individuals who struggle with substance misuse and working with their families to achieve recovery.
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern and I have been practicing Social Work since 2012, right here on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Throughout my Social Work journey I have worked alongside many diverse populations, with experience in both an outpatient and inpatient atmosphere. Throughout my career my primary focus has been on children and family dynamics, perinatal mental health, and working with families that have experienced infant/child loss. My passion is working alongside individuals who struggle with substance misuse and working with their families to achieve recovery.
(850) 920-6567 View (850) 920-6567
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Christine Rushford
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CPFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you and your family members constantly in conflict? Do you feel at war with members of your own family? If your child's behavior is causing you stress, I can help. If you and your partner are stuck in a negative communication cycle, I can help. Sometimes families do not know what to do with big emotions, whether anger, sadness or even happiness. Learning to deal with those big feelings is a direct benefit of therapy. Therapy will provide the tools in your toolbox to create a harmonious, peaceful home with your family.
Are you and your family members constantly in conflict? Do you feel at war with members of your own family? If your child's behavior is causing you stress, I can help. If you and your partner are stuck in a negative communication cycle, I can help. Sometimes families do not know what to do with big emotions, whether anger, sadness or even happiness. Learning to deal with those big feelings is a direct benefit of therapy. Therapy will provide the tools in your toolbox to create a harmonious, peaceful home with your family.
(850) 290-5292 View (850) 290-5292
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Jean Polyot Relationship Expert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Relationship issues suck the fun out of life. They can drain your energy and even make you feel like you're dying inside. Whether it is your marriage, a committed, or other significant relationship, if it is not healthy, you won't feel healthy either. Relationship issues are like a dark cloud hanging over your head. Not to mention, the mental gymnastics involved in managing negative thoughts can be exhausting. The disconnect between the perception your friends have of you versus your relationship reality, only adds to your burden. The true reality is, good relationships are essential to our health and happiness.
Relationship issues suck the fun out of life. They can drain your energy and even make you feel like you're dying inside. Whether it is your marriage, a committed, or other significant relationship, if it is not healthy, you won't feel healthy either. Relationship issues are like a dark cloud hanging over your head. Not to mention, the mental gymnastics involved in managing negative thoughts can be exhausting. The disconnect between the perception your friends have of you versus your relationship reality, only adds to your burden. The true reality is, good relationships are essential to our health and happiness.
(850) 660-7114 View (850) 660-7114
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Jean Polyot Codependency Specialist
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Navigating the maze of people-pleasing can often feel like a full-time gig, yielding little reward in return. The fear of being judged plus the weight of a guilt-driven mindset can result in a cocktail of stress, anxiety, and resentment. Sure, saying yes to everyone might have seemed like the winning strategy in the past, but now you're realizing it came at the cost of neglecting your own needs, aspirations, health and happiness. The bottom line is, you are no longer willing to sacrifice yourself on the altar of codependency and you're looking for someone to guide you safely to your new destination of personal authenticity.
Navigating the maze of people-pleasing can often feel like a full-time gig, yielding little reward in return. The fear of being judged plus the weight of a guilt-driven mindset can result in a cocktail of stress, anxiety, and resentment. Sure, saying yes to everyone might have seemed like the winning strategy in the past, but now you're realizing it came at the cost of neglecting your own needs, aspirations, health and happiness. The bottom line is, you are no longer willing to sacrifice yourself on the altar of codependency and you're looking for someone to guide you safely to your new destination of personal authenticity.
(850) 407-2553 View (850) 407-2553
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Hillary Barnard Owen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have hurts. Whether you’re experiencing the normal stress of daily living or ready to face something big, my hope is to partner with you in moving toward your goals for health and healing. We are all deserving of support, no matter what. My approach is warm and hospitable, while being directive and solution-focused to empower my clients to harness what has happened and experience the fullness of healing.
We all have hurts. Whether you’re experiencing the normal stress of daily living or ready to face something big, my hope is to partner with you in moving toward your goals for health and healing. We are all deserving of support, no matter what. My approach is warm and hospitable, while being directive and solution-focused to empower my clients to harness what has happened and experience the fullness of healing.
(850) 713-5066 View (850) 713-5066
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Lakeshore Drive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 30 years and consider it an honor to work with clients in therapy on an often challenging and difficult journey. The resilience and enduring spirit of fellow human beings to overcome and thrive despite adversity is why I remain in this field. Let me assist you on your path. This office is my home office in Santa Rosa Beach serving 30A/South Walton. This office is private pay. Since it is my home office I limit who I see to couples, families, adult males as well as adolescents 16 and older accompanied by a parent. You can take a quick tour of the office on this site.
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 30 years and consider it an honor to work with clients in therapy on an often challenging and difficult journey. The resilience and enduring spirit of fellow human beings to overcome and thrive despite adversity is why I remain in this field. Let me assist you on your path. This office is my home office in Santa Rosa Beach serving 30A/South Walton. This office is private pay. Since it is my home office I limit who I see to couples, families, adult males as well as adolescents 16 and older accompanied by a parent. You can take a quick tour of the office on this site.
(850) 608-0428 View (850) 608-0428
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Faith Campbell Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Would you like to heal current or past hurts with those who mean the most to you? Do you want to feel a deeper connection with your loved ones but have no idea where to begin? We are hard wired as humans to connect, but sometimes our fear of being vulnerable keeps us stuck in patterns of communication that may not serve us well. At times, some of us may feel we could use some help with our relationship to ourSELVES too. Past hurts can keep us stuck alone in places where we are unable to grow and thrive as humans.
Would you like to heal current or past hurts with those who mean the most to you? Do you want to feel a deeper connection with your loved ones but have no idea where to begin? We are hard wired as humans to connect, but sometimes our fear of being vulnerable keeps us stuck in patterns of communication that may not serve us well. At times, some of us may feel we could use some help with our relationship to ourSELVES too. Past hurts can keep us stuck alone in places where we are unable to grow and thrive as humans.
(850) 605-3759 View (850) 605-3759
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Julie Blamasah
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
We will work together to build a solid recovery and resolve your depression, anxiety, fear, anger, experience of being overwhelmed or relationship issues. People walk into my office for many different reasons and there are many different ways to address the problems that you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on what works best for you. Whatever the issue, we will work together to develop a personalized plan that will help you feel good again. I offer compassion, complete confidentiality, and flexible hours with the option of in-home therapy sessions.
We will work together to build a solid recovery and resolve your depression, anxiety, fear, anger, experience of being overwhelmed or relationship issues. People walk into my office for many different reasons and there are many different ways to address the problems that you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on what works best for you. Whatever the issue, we will work together to develop a personalized plan that will help you feel good again. I offer compassion, complete confidentiality, and flexible hours with the option of in-home therapy sessions.
(850) 397-4930 View (850) 397-4930
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Douglas B Shoumaker
PsySp, LSP, NCSP
Verified Verified
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
I’m a Licensed School Psychologist and owner of Child & Adolescent Psychological and Counseling Svcs of NW FL (CAPS) and have been providing psychological assessments and counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults for 31 years. As a School Psychologist, I'm passionate about seeing children and young adults reach their maximum potential at home, school, and their social setting. My goal is to help children and teens learn to live happier, healthier lives. I think it's paramount to set children and adolescents up for success instead of failure. I can work with the student as well as the parents to make this happen.
I’m a Licensed School Psychologist and owner of Child & Adolescent Psychological and Counseling Svcs of NW FL (CAPS) and have been providing psychological assessments and counseling services to children, adolescents, and young adults for 31 years. As a School Psychologist, I'm passionate about seeing children and young adults reach their maximum potential at home, school, and their social setting. My goal is to help children and teens learn to live happier, healthier lives. I think it's paramount to set children and adolescents up for success instead of failure. I can work with the student as well as the parents to make this happen.
(850) 695-3930 View (850) 695-3930
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Katie Truax
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Life can be so tough. Even when we want to live our best lives and thrive, sometimes it can just feel impossible to see the way to get there. When we've done the best we can and things still aren't working the way we want them to, that's when it's time to reach out and get help. As a therapist, it's my job to come along beside you, work with you to get really clear about all aspects of what is going on in the here and now, help you figure out where it is you would like to be instead, and walk with you from point A to point B.
Life can be so tough. Even when we want to live our best lives and thrive, sometimes it can just feel impossible to see the way to get there. When we've done the best we can and things still aren't working the way we want them to, that's when it's time to reach out and get help. As a therapist, it's my job to come along beside you, work with you to get really clear about all aspects of what is going on in the here and now, help you figure out where it is you would like to be instead, and walk with you from point A to point B.
(404) 429-2505 View (404) 429-2505
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Jeanine Rousso
Counselor, LMHC-S, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
You're probably stressed and overwhelmed with relationships, work, school, family dynamics....life in general. It's hard to find the right harmony when you're juggling so many things. That's where I come in: to walk with you through life's ups and downs & help you live in alignment with your values. You'll learn new ways to communicate, manage emotions, & connect so you can experience more joy in life. You'll better understand yourself and your relationships so you can show up for yourself and the important people in your life. It's hard work to dive into knowing yourself better, but the work pays off with more joy & peace in life!
You're probably stressed and overwhelmed with relationships, work, school, family dynamics....life in general. It's hard to find the right harmony when you're juggling so many things. That's where I come in: to walk with you through life's ups and downs & help you live in alignment with your values. You'll learn new ways to communicate, manage emotions, & connect so you can experience more joy in life. You'll better understand yourself and your relationships so you can show up for yourself and the important people in your life. It's hard work to dive into knowing yourself better, but the work pays off with more joy & peace in life!
(850) 331-0869 View (850) 331-0869
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Emerald Coast Therapeutics
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, ASTC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
We are wired to connect with one another. And the nature of pain is that it can cause us to withdraw from those around us, including from ourselves. This is where I try to help; I take the art of listening seriously and recognize that being heard is a part of the therapy process. Experiences with depression, anxiety, relationships, substances and much more all impact & interfere with our ability to connect with others and with being comfortable with ourselves. If this is where you are, please contact me to see if I would be a good fit for you.
We are wired to connect with one another. And the nature of pain is that it can cause us to withdraw from those around us, including from ourselves. This is where I try to help; I take the art of listening seriously and recognize that being heard is a part of the therapy process. Experiences with depression, anxiety, relationships, substances and much more all impact & interfere with our ability to connect with others and with being comfortable with ourselves. If this is where you are, please contact me to see if I would be a good fit for you.
(850) 290-0235 View (850) 290-0235
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Allegiance Resiliency Therapy
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified Verified
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433  (Online Only)
Allegiance Resiliency Therapy offers virtual group therapy options for those looking to build resiliency factors through receiving educational, support, and a sense of belonging through the group therapy experience. It is a great supplement to your current individual therapy.
Allegiance Resiliency Therapy offers virtual group therapy options for those looking to build resiliency factors through receiving educational, support, and a sense of belonging through the group therapy experience. It is a great supplement to your current individual therapy.
(850) 204-3270 View (850) 204-3270
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Laurie Hutchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
We all have the ability to be our best self. My role is to help you to tap into your potential and encourage personal growth while providing the space that you need to rethink patterns of thought and behavior that no longer provide you with the outcome that you desire. Personal transformation can happen. During your therapy session, we will utilize therapeutic techniques that define your concerns and create realistic goals.
We all have the ability to be our best self. My role is to help you to tap into your potential and encourage personal growth while providing the space that you need to rethink patterns of thought and behavior that no longer provide you with the outcome that you desire. Personal transformation can happen. During your therapy session, we will utilize therapeutic techniques that define your concerns and create realistic goals.
(407) 305-3981 View (407) 305-3981
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Dareece A. Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Freeport, FL 32439  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Florida & Nevada. I graduated from Chapman University with a Master's degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I have specific extensive experience working with individuals suffering from PTSD. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Florida & Nevada. I graduated from Chapman University with a Master's degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I have specific extensive experience working with individuals suffering from PTSD. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
(850) 583-9429 View (850) 583-9429
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Donna Curran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miramar Beach, FL 32550  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a way to feel more positive, more hopeful and more confident? Do you want to decrease your anxiety, resolve conflict or improve closeness and trust in your relationship? For over 30 years I have been helping individuals, couples and families to feel better about themselves, improve their relationships and gain greater satisfaction in life.
Are you looking for a way to feel more positive, more hopeful and more confident? Do you want to decrease your anxiety, resolve conflict or improve closeness and trust in your relationship? For over 30 years I have been helping individuals, couples and families to feel better about themselves, improve their relationships and gain greater satisfaction in life.
(850) 920-7282 View (850) 920-7282

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Number of Therapists in Walton County, FL

90+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Walton County, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Aetna
74% Optum

How Therapists in Walton County, FL see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Walton County?

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.