Questions about FSU Panama City admissions, programs, campus, COVID-19 response or current hours of operation?
Call the FSU PC Promise Information Number (24/7): (850) 832-5649.

Local Mental Health and Substance Abuse Providers


Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline 1(800) 500-1119

Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon( 850) 784-7431

Narcotics Anonymous 1(866) 095-0008 local ext. #3


AWARE (Women’s Recovery Program)

Alford, FL
(850) 597-1001

Angel House Bereavement Center

1015 Grace Ave., Unit C
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 275-5036

Bay County Vet Center

3109 Minnesota Ave., Suite 101
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 522-6102
Offering the following groups: PTSD, MST, Yoga/Meditation, Paint Therapy, Jewelry Making, Guitar Therapy, Relationship, Moral Injury

CARE (Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Inc.) Bay Outpatient (BOP)

2230 N. East Ave. (DUI Bldg.)
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 872-7730 and 7701 press 0

 Brent Decker, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist
734 Jenks Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 522-9456

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital

1940 Harrison Ave.
(850) 763-0017
Outpatient individual and groups and inpatient treatment

Florida Therapy Services

2711 West 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-6001

Gulf Coast Addiction Medicine

227 Forrest Park Circle
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 522-1516

Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program

310 East 11th St.
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-7760
24 hour crisis line 1-866-218-4738

Gulf Coast Veteran’s Health Care System – Panama City Outpatient

2600 Veterans Way
Panama City, FL 32408
(850) 636-7000

Journey Pure

22219 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 249-4300

Life Management Center of Northwest Florida, Inc.

525 East 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32405
Main No. (24 hour crisis line) (850) 785-8750
Toll-free crisis line 1(888) 785-8750

Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program 

1824 West 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32041
Main number (850) 769-7989
Crisis line 1(800) 252-2597
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program 1(800) 252-2597

A Peace of Mind Therapy

Dale Heppe, LMHC
Adjunct at Troy University
Can supervise college and state level practicums 
Specializes in anger management, PTSD, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy, REBT
114 Airport Rd., Suite A
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 481-8189

AP Family Life Educational Counseling

Anita Pembleton, Ph.D, LMHC, CFLE
Adjunct at Troy University
Specializes in attachment disorder, ADHD, marriage counseling, play therapy, anger management, anxiety disorder, stress management, PTSD, resilience treatment and reunion reintegration after deployment. 
5 Miracle Strip Loop Suite 14
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 763-0708

Associates of Counseling & Psychology

Neda C. Koehnemann, Ph.D
Specializes in family and individual counseling with children and adults
105 Jazz Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 522-9719

At The Cornerstone Christian Counseling Center (CCCC)

Cathi Casto, LCSW 
Works with children, adolescents, and adults and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, older adult issues, and trauma and is trained in EMDR.  
In-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tricare, Medicare and Cigna. Self-paying clients’ fee: $100 an hour

Bayside Neurotherapy

Cynthia Wilson, PsyD, LP, BCN
Areas of expertise include neurofeedback, woman's trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, adjustment to life changes, grieving, and self-esteem
One Stanford Centre
1022 W 23rd St
Suite 530
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 541-8520.

Beach Counseling & Psychological Services

Joel G. Prather, PsyD., LMHC
Cara Wheeler, PsyD
12133 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 249-9636
Fax (850) 249-9635

Suzanne Clark, LCSW

Mental Health First Aid Educator
Neutral Facilitator for Divorce
(850) 319-3828

Emerald Counseling Services LLC

Geoffrey W. Helms, LCSW
Online counseling services, assessments, psychotherapy services, and mental health education, emotional support animal certificates. He uses CBT, Motivational Interviewing and adapts Functional Family Therapy
(850) 427-2650

Finch & Finch Consulting Group

Ken Finch, Ph.D, LMHC
Dallas Finch, LCSW
Meredith Finch Thurlow, LCSW
Individual and family therapy, EMDR, coaching, team building and leadership development
752 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 747-8144

Green Wave Family Wellness Center

John “Chuck” Cluxton, Ph.D in Marriage and Family Counseling, LMFT, LMHC, NCC 
Certified in Hypnosis Therapy, Certified Rapid Resolution Therapy Practitioner having completed IRRT’s highest advanced level III training, 
Has specialized training in dealing with Anxieties and Trauma including diagnosis of Panic Attacks and PTSD
625 Jenks Avenue 
Panama City, Florida 32401 
(850) 215-5657

Denise Folsom, LMHC 

Specializes in working with young children with trauma or behavioral issues, combat/military trauma, sexual assault and childhood abuse
625 Jenks Avenue 
Panama City, Florida 32401 
(850) 215-5657

Coastal Counseling Corner, LLC 

Brandy Haiman, LCSW
7108 Quail Hollow Drive 
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
(850) 633-1242
Works with individuals, couples and families, children and adults
Specializes in relationship issues, depression and parenting
Accepts BlueCross and BlueShield, 
Florida Blue (Out of network provider-form given to client to file own insurance claim) and Out of Network 

Mind & Body with Robbie

Robbie (Cutler) Hysong, LMHC, MS, LMHC, NASM-CPT
She provides client-centered therapy with an emphasis on the connection between the body, mind, and soul.
Robbie particularly specializes in treating addictions/substance abuse and eating disorders. Other areas of specialty include grief therapy, relationship issues, stress management, career planning, and sexual orientation/gender identity counseling.
1000 West 11th Street 
Panama City, Florida 32401
O:(850) 633-1242
P: (850) 913-8313 

Hughley’s Mental Health Services

Marvin Hughley, LMHC, MCAP, SAP (military veteran) Specializes in addiction issues and trauma treatment
205 Forrest Park Circle
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 628-9326

Bob Kuchta Counseling, LLC

Bob Kuchta, LCSW 
Works with children and adults. Uses a trauma-informed lens; trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems. 
Accepts Aetna, Cigna, Florida Blue-Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tricare, Military One Source, and Uninsured.
814 Grace Ave.
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 358-8389 Phone

Barbara Maxwell, LCSW

(850) 215-8552
211 E. 11th St.
Panama City, FL 32401
Works with children, adolescents, military members and retirees and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She takes most insurances except for BC/BS..

Sherry Taylor-Butler, Ed.D, LMHC

Specializes in depression, anxiety and substance abuse but works with most issues.
400 West 11th St., Suite F
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 960-7862

Trompeter Counseling 

Pamela Trompeter, LCSW
Specializes in depression, anxiety, couples counseling, addictions, LGBTQI issues and hormone therapy evaluations
She accepts a variety of insurances.
1137 Harrison Avenue, Suite 5
Panama City, Florida 32401 
(850) 972-1522

Thrive Life Counseling & Wellness, LLC

Thomas Winterman, LMHC
114 Airport Road, Suite A
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 890-7963


Vicki A. Alberts, MD

102 Springhill Circle
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 522-8555

Balk and Associates

Susan Balk Kradel, MD (Child/Adolescent) 
Dr. Balk utilizes a family-centered approach in treating the emotional and behavioral problems of children, adolescents, and adults.
1000 W 11th St
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 913-8313

Bart Edwards, MD (Adult) 

1607 Lisenby Ave., Suite D
Panama City, FL 32045
(850) 250-3360

John L. Laubenthal, MD

2226 Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 249-7400
Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays
*Does not work with high-risk clients, i.e. suicidal or schizophrenia

Rajnikant B. Patel, MD

4836 County Rd 389
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
(850) 785-5660 Fax

Ahmed Mohamed, MD

412 W. 19th St.
Panama City, FL
(850) 522-4155

Functional Medicine and Functional Psychiatry of Destin

Deborah R. Simkin, M.D., DFAACAP,
Diplomat ABIHM, BCN
(Child, Adolescent and Adult)
She practices Integrative Psychiatry and Sport Psychiatry. 
After a thorough evaluation, she utilizes many complementary and integrative interventions. She specializes in the treatment of the following disorders:
ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, obesity, depression, bipolar disorder, autism,
Addiction, sleep disorders, Traumatic brain syndrome, fatigue, metabolic disorders.
4641 Gulfstarr Dr, Suite 106
Destin, FL 32541
Tel. (850) 243-9788

*Do we take insurance?
*Can you be reimbursed by your insurance company?
Some insurance companies allow patients to be reimbursed.
For the Psychiatric Evaluation, our office will assist you in filing with your insurance company for reimbursement. Neurofeedback is not paid for by any insurance companies at this time.

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