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.

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Elida Segrera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life? As a licensed family and marriage counselor in Florida, I am here to provide you with the support and empowerment you need to achieve your goals. With over 15 years of experience in Couples and in Medical Family Therapy, I have worked with clients from all walks of life and with a wide range of concerns. From loss and grief to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and family problems, I have helped many people find their way back to happiness and fulfillment. My counseling style is warm and interactive, and I believe in treating every client with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in labels, and I will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Whether you're adjusting to a new health diagnosis or facing a challenging life transition, I am here to help you navigate the journey. My approach to counseling combines cognitive-behavioral, narrative-language based, and solution-focused techniques to help you achieve your goals. Our work together will be focused on your specific needs and concerns, and I will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to achieve lasting change. It takes strength to seek help and take the first steps towards a better life. But you don't have to do it alone. I am here to walk this path with you and provide you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals. If you're ready to take that step, I look forward to working with you!

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Jenny Ortega

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Jenny Ortega, and I was born in Havana, Cuba. I am fluent in Spanish and English, and I enjoy working with individuals from all cultures. I am an LCSW in the state of Florida. I graduated from Saint Leo University in 2016 with a Master's in Social Work -Advanced Clinical Concentration. My training and background have provided me with the skills to work in many different settings with a diverse clientele. In addition to providing counseling and education for stress management and anxiety relief, I am experienced in working with those suffering from depression and other mood disorders. I have worked with vulnerable populations such as older adults, children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, survivors of physical and sexual abuse, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a passion for working with women and children who have experienced trauma, and I am able to build trust while being sensitive to their special needs. I am mostly trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Client Centered, and Solution Focused Therapy, though I like to draw from multiple approaches and employ an eclectic style in therapy. My combined set of skills afford me the ability to treat in a holistic manner. I consistently add to my knowledge base by researching and attending educational training to enhance my professional skills. I will meet you where you are and provide support through whichever means you are most comfortable with, whether video, talk, or text. I hope to teach you skills that will make your life a bit easier. It is a privilege and an honor to join you on this journey to a healthier you!

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Diego Gomez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,NCC,CBIT
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Florida with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and qualified mental health professional. I have worked with clients with a wide range of presenting problems and concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, family conflicts/dynamics, parenting-related issues, trauma-related symptoms, OCD, DMDD, ODD and ADHD. I am certified in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) and have extensive training working with individuals with Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders. My counseling style is attentive, empathic, and person-centered. I believe supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with psychoeducation is life-changing and can be life-saving. My clinical approach is integrative eclectic therapy, which combines variety of modalities and techniques to best fit your needs. Grounded in dialogue, I will make it a priority to ensure a safe, comfortable, and respectful environment that allows you to talk openly. As we build rapport and a therapeutic relationship, I will display unconditional positive regard in a objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental manner. We demonstrate resilience when we expand our understanding and challenge our irrational thoughts that influence our emotions. Together, we will aim to improve symptoms and overcome life's obstacles through self-awareness, discernment and reassurance. I look forward to working with you!

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Merceydes Morassi

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionADHD
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! My name is Merceydes and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I am also an adjunct professor of psychology at FIU. I am a behaviorist with a solutions focused and psychoeducational approach which means that I will not spend a lot of time talking about your childhood or your feelings. Instead I want to help you analyze your current problem, figure out what causes these problems and then find solutions to them. Once we have figured out the solutions, my job is to help you make the necessary changes to your environment, your expectations or your own behavior. I also like to teach clients more about their mental health issues and provide them with self help tools to use in the future. I am especially committed to helping people develop coping strategies that allow them to reduce or eliminate their use of psychotropic medications.

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Isis Daaga

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.S.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Isis and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 8 years of experience. I have worked professionally as a counselor, school counselor, and motivational therapist. I have worked with clients to navigate a wide range of challenges including anxiety, ADHD, relationship challenges, parenting and family issues, depression, and women's issues. I believe in an integrative approach to therapy. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. I like to meet people where they're at with techniques that will be beneficial for them. My philosophy is to give people the tools they need to create positive change. I can help effectively evaluate your situation, and empower you with different strategies that will be beneficial in working through these challenges. I ensure that you feel that with me you are in a safe place to grow and explore. It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take steps towards creating that life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Natalie Scetinkinova

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I was trained in both mental health and marriage & family therapy. Furthermore I completed studies at the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and became a transpersonal hypnotherapist. I also completed trauma studies at the well-known Bessel Van der Kolk Trauma Institute. My original background was in international relations, which I studied at the prestigious University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. I also received a diploma from the Czech Chamber of Graphology. I believe that my diverse background has given me a broader perspective as a therapist, and as such, I am able to understand and help people with different life experiences. My counseling style is warm and understanding. I meet people where they are currently at. My counseling approach is person-centered and system based. I often use cognitive-behavioral techniques to find problematic behavior and solution-focused techniques to change the problematic behavioral patterns. Of course I apply array of techniques from other fields, e.g. meditation. I am here for you to start the process of healing.

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Olivia Quinn Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with 7 years of clinical experience and 10 years of serving at-risk children and families. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, coping with life changes and compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Our meetings are a safe place, free from judgement and expectations. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You have taken at least the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life, I am here to support you in that process.

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Chantelle Rhoden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michael Fentress

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
AddictionsLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in both Florida and Wisconsin with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBT-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Melissa Stahl

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida and Missouri with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in 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 serving your 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 in Bay Harbor Islands that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

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, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Bay Harbor Islands region and in the state of Florida. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor 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, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers 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
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bay Harbor Islands therapists, 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) about therapists and mental health services

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 with a therapist 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: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Bay Harbor Islands may not take health insurance, some 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 a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Bay Harbor Islands 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 clinicians 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 provider. 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 Bay Harbor Islands psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Bay Harbor Islands above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults 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 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, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Bay Harbor Islands?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bay Harbor Islands 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 trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Bay Harbor Islands therapists 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 Bay Harbor Islands 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 therapist 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 a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in FL, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles 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 from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bay Harbor Islands counselor?

Before seeing your Bay Harbor Islands 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bay Harbor Islands.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 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 from a therapist. 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 with a Bay Harbor Islands counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 clinicians 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.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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 within 24 to 48 hours.

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