Apopka Mental Health Therapist - Counseling Services

There are many counseling centers located in Central Florida.  Many people searching for a licensed mental health counselor will look for one who is close to their home or work. Healthy Living Counseling is located in Altamonte Springs, just 15 minutes from Apopka.









Counseling services for different types of psychotherapy are covered by many insurance companies. For more information about insurance and fees, please visit our practice information page.

Healthy Living Counseling Center provides mental health counseling services such as:

Apopka Depression Counseling: Depression affects many people, in many different ways. Each person experiences depression differently.  If you are sad, unhappy, feeling "down in the dumps," hopeless, or worthless, a therapist can provide counseling for depression issues whether short-term or for longer lasting periods of depression. Serious illness like cancer, loss of a job, relationship issues, domestic violence, loss of a child, loss of a loved one, sexual abuse/rape, childhood abuse, child birth and other overwhemling life events can contribute to depression.  If you are experiencing symptoms of depression such as: changes in appetite; sleep problems; fatigue; feeling worthless, guilty or hopeless; lack of interest in things you used to enjoy; avoiding family and friends; poor concentration/memory; decreased motivation and suicidal thoughts, you may want to seek the help of a licensed mental health counselor.  Feelings that last for more than a few weeks and/or ones that become unmanageable may leave you feeling alone. Professional advice from a counselor can help to provide you with support and can assist you in formulating coping strategies so that you no longer feel alone and can manage your daily life functons better.  A therapist can also evaluate whether an anti-depressant would help you as an additional form of treatment to alleviate your depression as well.

Apopka Anxiety Counseling:  Feeling overwhelmed physically or emotionally on a regular basis has been proven by medical research to lead to high blood pressure, regular headaches, depression, anxiety, and weakens our immune system. Besides, it simply doesn’t feel good when our stress levels are too high! Anxiety and stress can become overwhelming. It can be situational in that we just have too many things to do in any given time. Sometimes one might develop anxiety as a result of a traumatic event such as a car accident, abuse, being fired, etc. Health issues (cardiac problems, serious or chronic diagnoses, hormone fluctuations etc.) can also lead us to feel anxious. Regardless of what is causing the anxiety, there are VERY effective methods of alleviating the anxiety. Your anxiety is treatable. Studies have shown repeatedly that the most effective ways to treat anxiety is a combination of both anti-anxiety medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  A licensed mental health counselor can provide counseling services such as CBT and can also assist in evaluation of additional forms of treatment which may help alleviate your anxiety.

Apopka Counseling  for Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues:  Most people think that abuse is only physical or sexual, but it is important to know that there are many types of abuse. Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Mental/Emotionl Abuse, Verbal Abuse, and Economic or Financial Abuse are more common than you would think. Often times a victim may experience one or more of these different tyes of abuse at the same time.

Physical abuse and sexual abuse can be devastating to one's psyche, which can create barriers for the adult survivor to overcome, such as, building and mantaining healthy relationships, trust, anger, fear, and ability to cope in life in general. In cases of severe traumatic experiences, it is possible that one may develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A qualified mental health professional can assist you in sorting out what issues you may have and can provde you with tools for developing better coping skills.

Apopka Marriage - Couples Counseling: There are many reasons that a couple may seek counseling including: infidelity, loss of passion, arguing too much, parenting challenges, change in sex life, coping with major life changes (job loss, death in the family, retirement, bankruptcy, etc.) or just feeling like your relationship is fizzling and that you and your partner are living together as roommates. Instead of exploring the thoughts, feelings and history of only one person, couples counseling focuses on the “intimate relationship” between two people. Particular attention is paid to recognizing and resolving conflict in a healthy, open way and to increase intimacy (or reconnect with the closeness that the couple once had.) The couples counselor doesn’t take sides in arguments, but rather helps the couple learn different ways to communicate their wants, needs and feelings.

Apopka Therapy for Cancer / Coping with Cancer Diagnosis:   There are a wide range of thoughts and emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis that are completely normal. However, these thoughts and feelings may not feel normal because you may not have felt them before. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and relationship challenges very typically occur along with all the effects of cancer or its treatment. However, just because these emotional challenges are typical and even understandable given what cancer patients are going through, it doesn’t mean that the only option is to endure those feelings of anxiety, depression, anger etc.  

For a complete list of the types of counseling services which are available please visit our Psychotherapy Page.

It is also important to remember that you are not alone! There is help available to you and therapy can provide a safe, supportive, non-threatening environment to you. Together, you and your therapist can develop a plan of treatment specific to your needs. Please contact Dana Nolan and receive a brief free phone consultation.

Finding the right counselor is important, therapeutic relationships are built on trust, honesty and mutual respect between the therapist and the client. Finding harmony for your mind through counseling may help. Getting good therapy can be difficult if you don't find a counselor that is a good fit for you. It is important to find a counselor with whom you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings AND who has the necessary expertise to help you reach your goals. For that reason, we offer a free brief phone consultation to ensure that we are the right fit for you. If you would like to discuss some other issue(s), please don't hesitate to contact Dana Nolan at 407-340-2474.





















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