Counseling in Lakeland, FL. Find the Right Therapist.

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Michael Brown, Ed.S.

Michael Brown, Ed.S.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

930 Alicia Road, Lakeland, Florida 33801 | 863-680-1950

I use client-centered play therapy with children ages 3-11, allowing them to express their thoughts and emotions through play. Without saying a word, children find relief from emotional distress by playing with select toys in a safe, compassionate environment.

Empowered Life Counseling, Inc., Dr. Remy Nelson, LMHC,NCC, CCMHC

Empowered Life Counseling, Inc., Dr. Remy Nelson, LMHC,NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Hello and thank you for reaching out. I'm so glad that you are here exploring options to a better way. I believe in a healthy humanity, and I have set forth the intention to become what I have become so that I can contribute toward the humanity that I envision.

Marcia Norman, PsyD, (Doctor of Psychology)

Marcia Norman, PsyD, (Doctor of Psychology)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Feeling stuck? Sad? Anxious? My typical client is a high achieving person who has hit a bump in the road. Whether it's depression, stress or anxiety, life is just not sparking joy. Sometimes it is a relationship that needs clearer communication. Let's fix it!

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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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling

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Lakeland, Florida is located in the middle of Florida near Tampa and Orlando. The city has around 89,000 residents with several private schools available, such as Lakeland Christian School, Santa Fe Catholic High School, Victory Christian School, and Sonrise Christian School.1 For history buffs, there are several historical districts, including the Dixieland Historic District, Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District and Munn Park Historic District, to name a few. Lakeland also boasts several different ways in which families can be entertained, such as through activities at the many different parks throughout the city, trying your hand at the indoor triathlon, or by visiting one of the 38 lakes that are located within the city. For those golf enthusiasts, Lakeland has several different golf courses to choose from, and is perfect for all levels and ages of golfers.

Mental Health in Lakeland

Substance abuse of any kind is a significant obstacle to both physical and emotional well-being. It impacts not only the addicted, but their family, friends, and communities as well. Heartland Intergroup, located in Lakeland, is a centralized office for multiple AA groups in Lakeland and the surrounding area. Lakeland AA groups can collaborate through Heartland to provide members with more services and support2. A multitude of support groups are available, many with different themes or special accommodations, including men’s- and women’s-only , early morning , beginner’s, anniversary , youth centered, and more. To find the right group for your needs, contact the Heartland Intergroup at (863) 688-0211. For their 24 hour AA hotline, call (863) 687-9275.

Florida is second in the nation in long term unemployment, and lack of personal resources and education certainly play a role3.Lighthouse Ministries’ H.O.P.E. Outreach helps unemployed and disadvantaged residents with referral services and basic needs, while their George W. Jenkins Center of Learning aids in adult education for better employment opportunities4. The center helps with resumes, job searching and interview skills, as well as literacy, earning a GED, vocational training skills like typing, and more.

Current Initiatives

Talbot House Ministries is fighting homelessness in Lakeland through participation in Habitat for Humanity, by providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, and daytime safe havens. Support groups and mental health support, as well as medical and dental services, are also part of Talbot House Ministries’ advocacy programs for the homeless. Their Long Term Renewal Program is an ongoing initiative which is aimed at helping the homeless of Lakeland become self-sufficient. Their programs are intended for anyone without a home. For more information, call (863) 687-8475.


References

1. Lakeland Christian School. (2017). Home Page. http://www.lcsonline.org/
2. Heartland Intergroup. (2017). District III Area Meeting Schedule. Retrieved from http://www.heartlandintergroup.org/meetings.html
3. Tampa Bay Times. (2017). Charlie Crist Says Florida is No. 2 in Long-Term Unemployment Under Rick Scott. Retrieved from http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2014/may/06/charlie-crist/charlie-crist-says-florida-no-2-long-term-unemploy/
4. Lighthouse Ministries. (2017). Adult Learning. Retrieved from http://lighthousemin.org/ministry-overview/adultlearning
5. Talbot House Ministries. (2017). Renewal Program. Retrieved from http://talbothouse.org/talbot/programs/long-term-renewal-program.html

Lakeland is located in Polk County, Florida. It has a land area of 65.90 square miles and a water area of 9.01 square miles.  The population of Lakeland is 104,401 people with 39,376 households and a median annual income of $39,706. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Lakeland are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Lakeland may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Lakeland public health department.