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Enrique Sanchez

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Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Addictions, Family, Bipolar, Depression, Spanish, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Non-religious, Teens, Liberal counselor

Mary Lee Palmer

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Addictions, Relationship, Family, Intimacy-related, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Gay, Older, Grief, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Non-religious, Depression, Teens, Liberal counselor

Tamara Powell

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Pensacola, Florida
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital, Feminist, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Narrative, Transpersonal

State License: Florida

Jeffrey Frank

  • 10+ years of Experience
  • United States
  • Sarasota, Florida
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Psychodynamic, Relational, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Florida and Washington D.C.

Allison Velez

  • 24 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Navarre, Florida
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Areas of focus: Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Marital / Premarital, Relationship Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Hypnotherapy

State License: Florida

Michelle Sgarlato

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • North Palm Beach, Florida
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Gottman Method, Intervention, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Florida

Meg Young

  • 14 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Sarasota, Florida
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Areas of focus: Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Caregiver Stress, Coping Skills, Depression, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Grief, Military, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: Connecticut and Florida

Tracy Rodriguez-Miller

  • 20 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Aventura, Florida
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Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Florida and Georgia

Arthur Belmont

  • 24 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Tampa, Florida
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Family Conflict, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Marital / Premarital, Military, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State Licenses: California, Florida, Michigan and Texas

Lisa de Geneste

  • 28 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Ft Lauderdale, Florida
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Areas of focus: Academic issues, Adoption, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Coping With Medical Issues, Divorce, Immigration Issues, Infertility, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Transgender, Weight Loss

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, EMDR, Family / Marital, Feminist, Humanistic, Hypnotherapy, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: California, Florida and New York

II. The Best Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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To find the best therapists in Jacksonville, Online Therapy evaluated providers in eight professional areas, including clinical experience, billing options, flexibility, and telehealth availability. These criteria point to industry experts who are effective, easy to work with, and meet high ethical and professional standards.

Gwendolyn Allen: LMHC | Best for adolescents

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Website
904-504-5119

Gwendolyn Allen of North Star uses an eclectic blend of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy and life coaching to help adults and adolescents develop healthy coping skills and overcome anxiety. Weekend and phone or video appointments are available by request. Her services are geared toward school-aged children and adults.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Women’s Issues
Anxiety
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
E4Health
Florida Blue
Health Advocate
Humana
Magellan
New Directions
Optum
TRICARE
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$60 – $100
Yes Yes

Monica Tsai: LMHC, M.A. | Best for personal growth

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Website
904-513-9646

Through her practice at Life Journey Counseling, Monica helps clients work through past events and build a more meaningful and balanced life. She offers person-centered Rogerian therapy for individuals, groups, and couples. This positive approach is beneficial for individuals who are recovering from abuse, traumatic events, or addiction. It’s also helpful for grief, career-related goals, self-esteem, and identity issues.

What patients say: “I’ve known Monica for some time now. She is dedicated to continuing education to improve her skills as well as meet new people in the community. She is always looking for ways to help people heal.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Healing from childhood abuse
Recovery from emotional trauma
Mental Health Issues such as Depression
Grief / Bereavement
Faith-based approaches
Self-esteem and identity issues
Group therapy**
Addiction & Recovery
Work and Career issues
Aetna
Cigna
ComPsych
New Directions
Optum
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$70 – $100
Yes Yes

Angela Hainsworth: M.S., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC | Best for insomnia and PTSD

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Website
904-674-8635

Angela uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to help adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. These services can help clients change negative thought patterns, avoid reactive emotional states, and manage triggers. She specializes in CBT-I therapy that’s designed to help people who experience insomnia change negative thought processes.

What patients say: Jax Psychotherapy receives five-star ratings from clients. “Angela is very skilled and continues to seek out training regularly to be better able to serve her clients!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sleep or Insomnia
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Florida Blue
New Directions
TRICARE
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$125 – $150
No Yes

Innovation Counseling Center: LMHC | Best for personal transformations

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Website
904-674-8915

Founded by licensed mental health counselors Angela Malone and Alexis Thomas, the Innovation Counseling Center provides compassionate, interactive services to help clients through life transitions. Their areas of expertise include addiction, depression, grief, and sudden events, such as job loss. Angela and Alexis help clients understand and move past these experiences through self-growth, balanced living, and faith-based principles. The Innovation Counseling Center offers sliding-scale services with an emphasis on serving veterans and the LGBTQ community.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Grief
Spirituality
N/A Cost per Session:
$60 – $120
Yes Yes

Dr. Justin D'Arienzo: Psy.D., ABPP | Best for parents and couples

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Website
904-980-8460

Since 2008, Dr. D’Arienzo and his team have been working with individuals and couples who are dealing with anxiety, depression, infidelity, or relationship issues. In addition to offering online marriage counseling courses, his practice focuses on borderline and narcissistic personality disorders and anger management. Dr. D’Arienzo is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he specializes in forensic psychology and mental health evaluations.

What patients say: “Dr. D’Arienzo is understanding and comprehensive, measured and knowledgeable in his suggestions and recommendations. Great environment if you ever need it.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Mood Disorders
Relationship Issues
Out of Network Cost per Session:
$50 – $250
No Yes

Merland Tony Baker: M.S., LMHC, CET | Best for men's issues

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Website
904-447-5931

Merland Tony Baker of MTB Therapist Counseling & Psychiatric Care is a certified experiential therapist and licensed mental health counselor with more than 20 years of experience. He uses CBT to help young men and adults move past trauma and develop effective strategies for dealing with behavioral issues such as anger, addiction, antisocial personality disorder, breakups, and family conflicts. He accepts Aetna, Cigna, Medicaid, and several other major insurance plans.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Men’s Issues
Child or Adolescent
Behavioral Issues
Aetna
Cigna
Florida Blue
Health Advocate
Medicaid
New Directions
Sunshine Health
Cost per Session:
$80 – $350
No Yes

Shamara D. Gibson: LCSW-QS, CWCM | Best for trauma and sexual abuse

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Website
904-204-3413

Shamara founded Mara’s Lighthouse Counseling Center in 2017 to serve women, children, and teens who have experienced sexual abuse or traumatic events. Her team uses trauma-focused CBT, EMDR, and solution-based techniques to help clients process difficult life events. The center accepts more than a dozen major insurance plans, including clients who are covered by the state’s victim’s compensation fund.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Sexual Abuse
Trauma and PTSD
ACI Specialty Benefits
Aetna
AvMed
Cigna
ComPsych
E4Health
ESI Employee Assistance Group
Health Advocate
Magellan
Morneau Shepell
New Directions
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Victims Compensation
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$125 – $180
Yes Yes

Family Therapy Associates of Jacksonville: Varies | Best for relationships

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Website
904-302-5340

Consistently recognized as one of the top therapists in Jacksonville, Family Therapy Associates is staffed by a team of more than a dozen licensed marriage and family counselors, certified addiction professionals, and master’s interns. These professionals give clients access to varying techniques and areas of expertise along with flexible rates that vary based on the provider’s credentials and level of experience. The group focuses on premarital counseling, relationship issues, and family conflicts.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Family Conflict
Sex Therapy
Out of Network Cost per Session:
$225+
No Yes

Dr. Gabriel Ybarra: Ph.D. |Best for military families

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Website
904-503-3579

Dr. Gabriel Ybarra is an experienced mental health professional and professor of psychology who works with teens, adults, and families. He uses CBT and strength-based solutions to help clients overcome challenges and adapt to life changes. These services are also suitable for children and young adults who need help coping with difficult family situations or life transitions. His areas of experience include anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, divorce, and anger management. Dr. Ybarra accepts Tricare and several HMO insurance plans.

What patients say: “Dr. Ybarra was very understanding and so helpful. He went above and beyond for us, assessed my son, and did an amazing job of explaining the test results to us.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
ADHD
Aetna
Cigna
MultiPlan
PHCS
TRICARE
Cost per Session:
$120 – $150
No Yes

Dr. Bruce Kristol: Ph.D. | Best for anxiety and stress

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Website
904-739-5808

At Healing & Counseling in Jacksonville, Dr. Bruce Kristol and therapy dogs Paypay and Delilah Sky Dancer provide a compassionate, comfortable environment where individuals can work through anxiety, depression, trauma, and feelings of grief or loss. He uses hypnosis and psycho-spiritual techniques like attitudinal healing to promote inner peace and assist with PTSD, chronic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and cancer recovery.

What patients say: “Dr. Bruce is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and gives great coping skills. He has been a godsend to my life. I highly recommend his services!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Aetna
American Behavioral
Beacon
Beech Street
Behavioral Health Systems
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Florida Blue
Humana
MHN
Magellan
Medicare
Optum
PHCS
TRICARE
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$100 – $120
Yes Yes

Cynthia Schwartzberg: LCSW | Best for integrative therapy

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Website
917-816-3534

Cynthia Schwartzberg of Cynthasis is a Certified Brain Health Coach and Certified Brainspotting Therapist who works with individuals and couples. In addition to offering training programs and seminars for other mental health professionals, she works with clients who are struggling with health, wellness, and relational issues. She helps clients find greater personal or spiritual clarity, work through trauma, and understand their life’s purpose. Cynthia’s integrative modalities and coaching skills, including EMDR and Core Energetics, are useful for stress, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and life transitions.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Out of Network Cost per Session:
$180 – $210
No Yes

Lindsey K. Bennett: LCSW, MCAP | Best for personal well-being

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Website
904-762-4122

Specializing in clinical hypnosis, Lindsey K. Bennett is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of professional experience related to relationship issues, such as trust, betrayal, resentment, and boundaries. She works with individuals who are dealing with stress, perfectionism, anxiety, and day-to-day challenges with the goal of helping clients relax, find relief, and build a happier, more balanced life.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues
Out of Network Cost per Session:
$145
No Yes

Christine Hudson: M.S., RMHCI | Best for life transitions

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Website
904-844-0781

Working as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Christine Hudson uses individualized, research-backed modalities, such as biofeedback and heart rate variability, to help clients explore and understand the relationship between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In addition to helping teens with issues like stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional regulation, she has substantial experience working with adults who are facing challenges related to divorce, life transitions, and co-parenting.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Transitions
Anxiety
Divorce
N/A Cost per Session: $90+ Yes Yes

Nicole Story: EDS, MED, LMFT, LMHC | Best for children and adolescents

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Website
904-234-0574

Nicole Story of Oceanside Family Therapy & Assessments has more than 20 years of clinical experience with an emphasis on mental health evaluations and forensic or court-ordered assessments. Her work with children relates to ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, and the autism spectrum. She offers play therapy for children under 12, pet-assisted therapy, and yoga and mindfulness-based approaches for busy professionals. Sliding-scale rates are available.

What patients say: “Highly recommend, extremely qualified and experienced with a convenient beachside office and teletherapy options.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Testing and Evaluation
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
Cost per Session:
$100 – $500
Yes Yes

Lynn H. Powell: LMHC, RRT, CTRS | Best for dual diagnoses

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Website
904-502-4813

With more than 25 years of experience spanning outpatient therapy, inpatient mental health facilities, and work with young offenders, Lynn Powell is an expert in CBT, hypnotherapy, and rapid resolution therapy. She helps clients gain insight into difficult life events without having to relive traumatic experiences. Her areas of focus include grief, bereavement, addiction, couples therapy, relationship issues, and infertility.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Couples/Marriage Therapy
Depression
Relationship Issues
Trauma
ACI Specialty Benefits
Ceridian
Ceridian EAP
Cigna
E4Health
New Directions
New Directions EAP
VitalWork Life EAP
Out of Network
Cost per Session:
$120 – $140
No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Jacksonville Therapy

How are Jacksonville therapists licensed? 

Marriage and family therapists, social workers, and mental health counselors are licensed by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. They must meet minimum requirements for education and work experience, pass a national exam, and complete several state-approved training courses.

How much does therapy cost in Jacksonville? 

Therapists in Jacksonville typically charge $80-$200 per session with an average of $140. Rates may vary depending on the length of the session, type of therapy, and provider’s experience. Insurance is often accepted, and sliding-scale fees are available from some providers.

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Caitlin Kingston is a licensed clinical social worker at Yale New Haven Hospital and has worked in the field since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University and her Master of Social Work, clinical/medical social work in 2020 from Fordham University. Her licenses and certifications include LCSW, LMSW, and CASAC.

Kingston has always had a passion for helping others and knew early on that she wanted to support others in her profession. During her undergraduate studies at Penn State, she met a social worker who inspired her to pursue a career as a therapist. She’s also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Kingston completed internships working in an after-school program with underprivileged youth and their families and with inmates in the high-security sector of Rikers Island jail.

Kingston’s career has included work at a drug treatment center, where she became the supervisor of intake and assessment for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders. Today, she’s a social worker in the Psychiatric Observation Unit of the emergency department. Kingston is also trained in perinatal mental health with a focus on helping new mothers adjust to motherhood, especially in these very difficult times of isolation.

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Caitlin Kingston is a licensed clinical social worker at Yale New Haven Hospital and has worked in the field since 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University and her Master of Social Work, clinical/medical social work in 2020 from Fordham University. Her licenses and certifications include LCSW, LMSW, and CASAC.

Kingston has always had a passion for helping others and knew early on that she wanted to support others in her profession. During her undergraduate studies at Penn State, she met a social worker who inspired her to pursue a career as a therapist. She’s also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Kingston completed internships working in an after-school program with underprivileged youth and their families and with inmates in the high-security sector of Rikers Island jail.

Kingston’s career has included work at a drug treatment center, where she became the supervisor of intake and assessment for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders. Today, she’s a social worker in the Psychiatric Observation Unit of the emergency department. Kingston is also trained in perinatal mental health with a focus on helping new mothers adjust to motherhood, especially in these very difficult times of isolation.

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