Living on an island may seem like it is a paradise but even those who live in paradise can have emotional and mental issues at the time. Bay Harbor Islands in Miami-Dade County, Florida is situated between Miami Beach and Aventura and has just under 6000 inhabitants. Founded in 1947 by Shepard Broad and incorporated that same year, the town is actually comprised of two islands. One of the islands has homes while the other has a school, business district, and apartments.

Whether you have a mental illness or just have some questions or concerns about an emotional issue, in and around Bay Harbor Islands you can find some of the top counselors and therapists on the island. Contact one of them today for an appointment.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for about 20 years. The journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding and I love utilizing what I have learned to help others become their best self. I am an existential therapist who focuses on each person as a unique individual who is able to make choices that will help shape their life. I am trained in various treatment modalities including solution-focused, CBT, TF-CBT, motivational inteviewing, and play therapy which I draw from to meet the needs of...

Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 19

Welcome! It's a big step to seek out counseling, and I want to share about my experience so you can decide whether I might be a good match for your counseling needs. I am available for counseling by text, chat, video, and phone. At this time I am offering live sessions on weekend mornings (until 12pm Eastern time) and messaging at anytime. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle, following a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, with a minor in Women's Studies and Gender Issues. I have been ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Self esteem
Years of experience: 19

Hello, I am Sandee Nebel, MS, LMHC, LPC, LPC-MHSP, LCMHC, CEDS-S. RYT. (licensed in 4 states) Are you struggling with feeling stuck or with adjustment and resistant to change? There are so many changes universally right now and they can be overwhelming. Even adapting back to what we are referring to as "normalcy" is different and new, right? you have some issues with feeling confident in one or more areas of your life? I get it. Sometimes clients come to me for support and guidance with their relationships, yet their work situation is mostly satisfying....

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 13

Greetings! I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida and Michigan with over 13 years of experience; I have worked in a variety of settings including community health, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse facilities, and corrections. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, trauma, and LGBT-related issues. I earned my Bachelor's of Arts in History and Psychology at Florida State University as well as my Master's of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Marri...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 25

"Building Resilience Through Empowerment", is the belief that guides me as a professional therapist. I believe that every individual has the power to overcome any obstacle they may facing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Nurse and I have an extensive amount of experience providing clinical therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families . I earned a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Central Florida in May, 1996 and I became a Licensed Clnical Social Worker in January, 2005. I've also earned an Associate ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders
Years of experience: 4

I work with clients of all ages to help cultivate healthy coping skills for day to day life. I am a firm believer in my favorite quote by John Milton: "The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." At times, even the most self-aware individual can benefit from gaining outside perspective to how they handle daily obstacles. With a special emphasis on mindfulness, I help clients identify tools they often forget they already have in their possession to be their healthiest, and happiest selves. My specialties consist of worki...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of experience: 21

Brian J Williams Clinical Social Work/Therapist, I SPECIALIZE in COUPLES: married, engaged, separated, living together... fighting, not talking, unhappy or hopeless. I use tested methods & A SENSE OF HUMOR. 1/2 of what I know is training. The rest from being married over 30 years & working with couples just like you. I studied with John Gottman you've seen on Oprah. My wife & I have been in counseling, more than once. Calling a couples counselor is hard. "What good is it talking to a stranger?!" You've tried everything maybe even counseling—nothing works.. You're ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 10

My name is Darriah Arthur-Lazard and it is nice to meet you! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 9 years of experience that includes roles within outpatient settings, inpatient hospitals, and managed care organizations. I specialize in substance-abuse counseling, relationship issues, mindfulness, anxiety and stress management, career, self-esteem and self-love, and depression disorders. My wit, tenacity, attention to detail and easy-going nature make me the ideal therapist. I possess strong interpersonal skills and I am a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 30

Hello and thank you for reading my profile. We live in a complicated world. Experiencing feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and stress is not unusual as we manage our lives. Individuals often face grief, marital discord, divorce, chronic illness, employment crisis, caregiver stress, and substance use either personally or with loved ones. Sometimes these events happen suddenly. In other cases, these stressors have been happening for years. Such events can result in unhappiness and disappointment that is difficult to explain. Talking with a compassionate and min...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 17

Hello, congratulations on taking an important first step towards a healthier you. I would love to help you with your next steps in that journey. Let's get to work on eliminating the thoughts that are holding you back. I have helped hundreds of people navigate through severe depression and crippling anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, but will tailor my approach to meet your needs. I use lots of strange analogies, but they seem to help trigger new insights for people and help them to change unhelpful perspectives that th...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a 32 year Air Force veteran. I served on active duty for 24 years retired and went back to work two weeks later at my same Air Force job as a GS-11 Civilian employee. I have experience treating trauma with military veterans and first responders. I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and self confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in Florida with 22 years of professional work experience. My approach to therapy is client centered. In my practice, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness. This approach works well to help decrease anxiety and depression. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfill...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Dulal is devoted to her clients and utilizes a collaborative approach in counseling. She believes that everyone deserves a safe space to process their feelings and learn through self-discovery how to feel in control of their life....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed clinical social worker in Florida with 7 years of therapy experience and more than 15 years experience in the field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. As a social worker, I approach my clients holistically and believe in your value and worth in the therapeutic relationship. I take a strengths ba...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 9

I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma experiences, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd) for school aged clients and adults. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. The LGBTQIA community is one that is an area that I have specific expertise to assist individual clients and families to navigate with ...

How To Find Counseling Bay Harbor Islands

Finding the best therapist close by in Bay Harbor Islands can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Bay Harbor Islands area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bay Harbor Islands. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Bay Harbor Islands, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Bay Harbor Islands or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Bay Harbor Islands counselors can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Bay Harbor Islands area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Bay Harbor Islands
  • DBT in Bay Harbor Islands
  • Substance use therapy in Bay Harbor Islands
  • Couples therapy in Bay Harbor Islands

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Bay Harbor Islands, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Bay Harbor Islands, elsewhere in Miami-Dade, or in the greater state of Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Bay Harbor Islands area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Bay Harbor Islands Therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Bay Harbor Islands due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist in Bay Harbor Islands: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Bay Harbor Islands: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Bay Harbor Islands: $100
  • Therapy in Bay Harbor Islands: $80

While many psychologists in Bay Harbor Islands may not take health insurance, some counselors in the state of Florida may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp counselors serving the city of Bay Harbor Islands and elsewhere throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology professionals have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health counselor. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Bay Harbor Islands above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Bay Harbor Islands virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office to meet with one of these counselors as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Bay Harbor Islands helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Bay Harbor Islands therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Bay Harbor Islands therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Bay Harbor Islands counselor can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 33154 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Bay Harbor Islands can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Bay Harbor Islands Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist If I Feel Fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although counselors and psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Bay Harbor Islands licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Bay Harbor Islands has many professionals who practice person- or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Bay Harbor Islands, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Bay Harbor Islands.

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