LGBTQ Therapists in Florida

Finding a lesbian, gay, trans, or queer-identifying therapist can be one of the most important factors in an LGBTQ person’s therapist search. For many, sexual orientation and gender identity can be an important part of therapy (for example, coming out to family or friends, or navigating the LGBTQ community); for others, it may not be the focus of therapy. But seeing a therapist who has an understanding of LGBTQ experiences at a personal level can be empowering, and reduce the amount of explanation needed of their unique experiences.

61 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Dreavita Counseling Coaching and Consulting Inc

Group practice

Accepting clients from Florida

ADHD - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Autism spectrum disorder - Career counseling - Stress management - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Juan Carlos Camps

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - Clinical supervision - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life coaching - Sports psychology - Depression
 In-person & online
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Shelley M. Samuels

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Domestic violence - Climate anxiety
Online only
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Amaia Oiz

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Self-esteem - Mind-body connection - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Online only
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Michael Pezzullo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Complex trauma (C-PTSD) - Mood disorders - Addiction - Attachment issues - LGBTQIA topics
Online only
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Blair L Prescott

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Caregiver stress & support - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Self-esteem - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma - Burnout
Online only
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Lisa Jimenez

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Body image - Adolescent mental health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
 In-person & online
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D.J. Burr

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Codependency - Men's issues - Relationship issues - Sex addiction - Trauma - Shame
Online only
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Michael Payne

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - Depression - Stress management - Loss and grief - Relationships
Online only
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Amy Bruce

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Depression - Anxiety - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Artists' mental health - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
Online only
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Annelise Hernandez

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Attachment issues - Couples counseling - Life transitions - Premarital counseling - Relationship issues - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
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Gulf Coast Psych Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Florida

Borderline personality disorder - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Bipolar disorder
 In-person & online
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Mark Michael Muse

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Childhood trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Clinical supervision
Online only
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Becky Lenning

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Addiction - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Stress management
Online only
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Felicia Lepetri

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Women's issues
Online only
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Charlie Janski-Ogunfidodo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - Chronic illness - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Trauma - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Online only
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Modern Therapy Group

Group practice

Accepting clients from Florida

Addiction - Anxiety - Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Trauma
Online only
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Sara K. Pelaez

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Trauma - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Life transitions - Relationship issues
Online only
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Generations Behavioral Healthcare, P.C.

Group practice

Accepting clients from Florida

Psychiatric medication management - Anxiety - Depression - Couples counseling - Trauma - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
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Two Brothas Counseling

Group practice

Accepting clients from Florida

Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Medical professionals' mental health - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
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Heather Tahler

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Family issues - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Work stress - Women's issues
Online only
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Rodrigo Dasilva

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Drug addiction & abuse - Trauma - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Anxiety - Depression
Online only
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Rebecca Kushins

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Mindfulness - LGBTQIA topics - Anxiety - Depression - Spirituality & religion
Online only
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Laura Depko

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Sports psychology - Anxiety - Insomnia & sleep issues - Burnout - Imposter syndrome - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Online only
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Allana Stark

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Trauma - LGBTQIA topics - Anxiety - Depression - Artists' mental health - Life Meaning & Purpose and Self-Doubt or Shame Barriers
Online only
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Liz Nolan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Body image - Perfectionism - Trauma - ADHD
Online only
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Robin Shamburg

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Academic challenges - Anxiety - Artists' mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
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Michael Stokes

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Men's issues - Sex addiction - Sexual health & dysfunction - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Online only
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Kayla Meyer

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Gender identity & transgender health - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma - Childhood trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Jeannette Craigfeld

Therapist

Accepting clients from Florida

Anxiety - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Perfectionism - Self-esteem - Social anxiety
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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Florida

How do I find a therapist in Florida?

Find a therapist near you in Florida on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Florida?

Yes, most Florida health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Florida. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Florida?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Florida. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Florida?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Florida on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Florida require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Florida who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Florida offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Florida who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Florida have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Florida near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Florida who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Florida continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Florida therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Florida without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Florida?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Florida on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Florida; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Florida?

Start your search for a great therapist in Florida on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Florida or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Florida go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Florida?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Florida, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Florida include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Florida also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Florida providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Florida?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Florida. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Florida, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.