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Matthew Mateika

Offering therapy in FL
License: MA,LMHC,MCAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp, and thank you for viewing my profile to see if I may be a good fit for you! Over my years of experience working as a mental health counselor, I have found that flexibility is the key to a good counseling experience. I will spend time to get to know you and establish a working relationship that will allow me to tailor your experience to what will work to help you reach your short and long term counseling goals. Just as we all deal with stress and turbulent situations differently, your counseling experience will be like no one else’s, and our conversations will move at your preferred pace to ensure you are comfortable and making progress towards a happier you. I truly enjoy helping others and take pride in developing a therapeutic partnership with my clients to work towards positive change. My experience includes working in a university counseling department as well as serving as the lead clinician in a residential substance abuse program. Through these roles, I have worked with a diverse demographic of people and addressed a variety of counseling issues such as, but not limited to, substance abuse and addiction, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Whether you are seeking counseling for your relationship or are suffering from anxiety, depression, or addiction, we will work through it together. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP).

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Linda Burrell

Offering therapy in FL
License: MS,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Linda Burrell and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for the state of Florida. I am also a Board National Certified Counselor (NCC). I graduated at the top of my class from Nova Southeastern University and interned at Harbor House (Domestic Violence Shelter). I have many years working in the federal government for the Veterans Healthcare System, Department of Army and the Department of Navy; serving the armed forces by assisting them with their mental health and career counseling needs. I have also worked in the Social Services arena for local agencies. I come with 12 years of experience as a mental health counselor working with adults, adolescents and children in both individual and group settings. I assist individuals with a variety of issues (but not limited to) such as; PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Substance abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and family issues. I have also been extremely instrumental in helping those experiencing Domestic Abuse. My theoretical approach in most cases is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; but have on occasion switched my theoretical approach to meet the current need of the client. I am a believer that no one shoe size fits all and that every client is different. I am committed to working with you in helping you work through your issues. I am very genuine, empathetic and a strong believer in rapport building, trust and respect as the foundation for an effective client-provider therapeutic relationship. There may be times in the counseling session where exploration of thoughts, feelings, personal history and beliefs about one’s self may be uncovered; and at the moment it may not feel very good and even uncomfortable. However, together we can work through it. The success and outcome of the counseling depends on your willingness to be open, committed and involved in the process. I look forward to working with you; as we join forces together in helping you move towards your goals.

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Dr. Robin Miller

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

My name is Robin I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California University, Master's degree from Webster University in Clinical Counseling, and Bachelor's degree from Rollins College in Psychology. I am a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Florida. I completed my internship providing psychological services for teens and young mothers in a pregnancy program, as well as working as a substance abuse counselor with adults. Upon completion of my Master's, I went straight into private practice. I am a former high school psychology teacher. I serve as a psychology and counseling adjunct professor at Eastern Florida State College. My area of focus in my practice is on anxiety and depression. I work mainly with people who are feeling stuck and have a negative outlook on life. My goal is helping people gain clarity in their situation and build the skills to find meaning and purpose in their lives. I use an eclectic approach to therapy. With a mix of CBT to challenge many of those illogical racing thoughts that plague many people with a mix of mindfulness activities, I find my clients do very well with these two modalities. I take each client as a very unique individual so once we meet I can get a better idea of what the client may need as far as treatment approaches. There is nothing more rewarding than guiding someone through their journey into wellness!

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Amy Hamm

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Minnesota and Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management and trauma. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. By participating in therapy, you are taking on of the most important first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Ivi Torres

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesEating disordersCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and New York with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Shae Sellers

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Christine Block

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesEating disordersSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Colin Davis

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Empowering Your Journey to Emotional Wellness Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth? As a dedicated and experienced therapist of over 12 years, I am committed to guiding individuals on their path to profound positive change. Why Choose Me? I believe that every person has the potential to lead a fulfilling and purpose-driven life, regardless of the challenges they face. My approach to therapy is dynamic, compassionate, and results-driven. Here's what you can expect when you choose me as your therapist: 1. Tailored Solutions: Your journey is unique, and so are your needs. I create customized treatment plans that draw from a diverse range of evidence-based modalities, ensuring that therapy aligns perfectly with your goals and aspirations. 2. Safe and Supportive Space: I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we'll uncover the insights and tools needed to overcome obstacles and achieve lasting change. 3. Collaboration and Empowerment: Therapy is a collaborative effort. I empower you to take an active role in your healing process, helping you build resilience, develop coping strategies, and unlock your innate potential. 4. Holistic Approach: I believe in treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. My holistic approach addresses the root causes of your concerns, promoting long-lasting well-being. 5. Positive Outcomes: My ultimate goal is to equip you with the skills and mindset to thrive in all aspects of your life. I am deeply committed to helping you achieve positive and sustainable results. Ready to Begin Your Journey? It's never too late to invest in your emotional well-being and create a brighter future. Whether you're facing relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, or seeking personal growth, I am here to guide and support you every step of the way. Take the first step towards a happier, healthier you. Contact me today to schedule an appointment, and let's embark on this transformative journey together.

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Levana Toledano-Heller

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical-School Psychologist in Florida and New York with 20 years of professional work experience. My goal is to empower individuals to navigate life’s challenges by gaining insights and developing resilience. My work has been helping individuals better cope with stress and anxiety, mood difficulties, relationship issues, grief and loss, chronic illness/trauma, and to improve self-esteem and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have worked collaboratively with adolescents, teenagers, young adult, adult and elderly populations to build healthy and effective coping skills to manage daily stressors. Eclectic modalities such as evidence-based therapies in cognitive-behavioral psychology, positive psychology, and mind-body techniques (mindfulness) are used. I will tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs. My aim is to provide a safe, warm, and nurturing environment where growth can occur. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy demonstrates bravery and I applaud you for taking the first step!

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Stephanie Cook

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, substance use and addiction, trauma and abuse, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Bristol

Finding the best therapist close by in Bristol 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 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 Bristol. 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 Bristol, 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. 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 Bristol 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 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 Bristol area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Bristol, elsewhere in Liberty, 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 Bristol area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bristol, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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?

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 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 Bristol 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 lot of people in FL, providers 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 32321 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bristol 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 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 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 Bristol 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 Bristol, 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.

Bristol 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?

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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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