Heather Stambaugh, LMHC, CAP, NCC, Counselor in Lakeland
Are you struggling to feel accepted and comfortable in your sexual or gender identity? Or wanting to help your LGBTQ teen navigate their coming-out or identity-formation process? I help LGBTQ adults and teenagers sort through sexuality and gender challenges, as well as mental health issues like depression, anxiety, stress management, unresolved trauma, and self-esteem. I strive to accept, respect, and bring positivity to all of my clients. My practice is open and affirming, and I am committed to helping and respecting LGBTQ clients from all faiths and walks of life. No judgment or criticism here, ever!
I am proud to specialize in LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapy, having spent many years researching the therapeutic needs of the LGBTQ community and providing trainings to Ally Therapists around Florida. Your unique identity is respected here. I provide HRT & Surgery letters for transgender clients, after appropriate evaluation.
I'm glad to schedule a free, brief phone screening to chat about your situation and discuss how I can help you navigate your self-discovery and personal growth. I usually have appointments available within a few weeks time, and flexible availability Mondays through Fridays.
Call Heather Stambaugh for a free phone consultation now - (863) 617-7751


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of South Florida
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: MH11554 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $110
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • (UPDATED May, 2017!)
  • Aetna
  • BayCare Cigna
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Florida Certification Board/Certified Addiction Profession
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: National Certification Board/National Certified Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2016


  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Transgender


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • HRT & Surgery Letters
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 14 May 2017
Heather Stambaugh, LMHC, CAP, NCC, Counselor in Lakeland

Heather Stambaugh

Counselor, LMHC, CAP, NCC