Counseling in Gainesville, FL. Find the Right Therapist.

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Deborah Garren, LMHC

Deborah Garren, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

2233 NW 41st Street, Suite 200-B, Gainesville, Florida 32606 | 352-363-5849

Dear future client, It’s hard to take that first step, to make that first call. I know. It’s scary. But you know too that life just isn’t working out right now. Come on in and let’s talk in a safe place where your heart matters.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

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Gainesville is located in the northern part of the state with around 257,000 residents. This is also the where the University of Florida is located, home of the Gators. The university is also considered the Berkeley of the south. The temperature in Gainesville is subtropical, with high humidity. The summers are humid, with frequent downpours and an average temperature in the 90’s.  The winters are milder with some freezing temperatures at night, but the average day temperature in the mid to high-60’s. The city has numerous cultural activities and events that occur throughout the year. For instance, there is an annual art festival that attracts artists and visitors from around the southeastern part of the United States. The city also boasts the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Hippodrome State Theatre, and the Civic Center Media Center, to name a few attractions.1

Mental Health in Gainesville

Meridian Behavioral Health is a non-profit organization that provides medically supervised withdrawal services and other addiction recovery programs at its Gainesville clinic.2 Their detox team is staffed by professionals who are prepared to help clients overcome their physical dependency on chemicals in a safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment. Those seeking support and encouragement during this difficult time will also find that Meridian can assist them in locating low-income housing or other housing options suitable to their situation. To find out more about the assistance available at Meridian, call (352) 374-5600.

The Alachua County Crisis Center, located in Gainesville, provides suicide awareness, prevention, and emergency services.3 Tens of thousands succumb to suicide annually.4 Their Suicide and Crisis Intervention Service has been in operation since 1969 and has helped thousands of citizens in need. It is staffed by trained volunteers, professionals, and graduate students from mental health disciplines. The center offers not only a crisis line for those contemplating suicide, but also a community trauma response team and a grief support group. For those interested in attending the group, call (352) 264-6792. Those in crisis should call (352) 264-6789. For more information about volunteering with the program, call (352) 264-6779.

Current Initiatives

The University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic visits multiple locations in Gainesville to provide much needed medical care to those with barriers to access.5 From assisting the uninsured suffering from acute or chronic health problems to ensuring that migrant workers and their families receive immunizations, the Mobile Outreach Clinic is a vital resource and valuable initiative in Gainesville. To reach the mobile clinic by phone, call (352) 262-1602. To contact the office, call (352) 273-5329.


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2. Meridian Behavioral Health Clinic. (2017). Residential Services. Retrieved from
3. Alachua County. (2017). Crisis Center. Retrieved from
4. (2005). U.S. Suicide Statistics. Retrieved from
5. University of Florida Health. (2017). Mobile Outreach Clinic. Retrieved from

Gainesville is located in Alachua County, Florida. It has a land area of 62.32 square miles and a water area of 1.16 square miles.  The population of Gainesville is 130,128 people with 47,968 households and a median annual income of $31,818. .

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Gainesville. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Gainesville. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Gainesville public health department.