Heather Stambaugh, LMHC, CAP, NCC, Counselor in Lakeland
Is your sexual or gender identity something you have struggled to feel comfortable with, maybe since you were young? Are you navigating your coming-out and identity-formation process and needing positive support? I help adults and teenagers embrace their LGBTQ+ identities, get through gender dysphoria, and plan gender transition steps. I also help with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, stress management, unresolved trauma, self-esteem, & more. 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!
My focus is LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapy. Everyone deserves to be supported and understood during their therapy experience, and I aim to provide this for the LGBTQ population, who has historically had very few resources available to them in our area. I provide hormone & surgery letters for transgender clients, after evaluation.
Let's connect to schedule a free, brief conversation before starting therapy! I would be happy to chat about your situation and make your acquaintance by phone or email before we start working together. I usually have appointments available within a few weeks time, and flexible availability Tuesdays 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): $90 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BayCare
  • Cigna
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


  • Transgender
  • Gay
  • Bisexual


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


  • Lesbian

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
  • Psychodynamic
  • Secular Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2017
Heather Stambaugh, LMHC, CAP, NCC, Counselor in Lakeland

Heather Stambaugh

Counselor, LMHC, CAP, NCC