Joni Winstead, LMHC, NCC, MCAP, CTP


Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 13 years of experience committed to helping people learn how to have better relationships, cope with stress, and manage all areas of life. My work focuses on trauma, anxiety, depression, dependency issues, relationships, couples, and families. I work with adults and adolescents. I am solution focused and mindfulness based and believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I am passionate about helping others struggling with mental and behavioral health conditions, and hold certifications as a National Certified Counselor, an MCAP, and a Certified Telehealth Practitioner. I am also trained in DBT and EMDR as additional therapeutic interventions. I often use art informed therapy, mindfulness strategies, and role playing as part of treatment.

Education & Experience

BA, Psychology, University of West Florida, 2006 Minor in Child Welfare, University of West Florida, 2006 MS, Counseling and Psychology, Troy University, 2018

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

ACA, Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Phi

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

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