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Mery Atick

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there. I am very honored that you stopped by. I believe that life can be a roller coaster, one minute it feels that you’ve got everything under control, and a minute later it feels as if your juggling too many tasks at hand. You start feeling overwhelmed, and it almost feels like everything is falling apart. It feels like you have been stretched too thin. You are trying to have a smile on the outside but suffering to balance yourself from the inside. I hear you, as I myself, am going through my healing journey. Wouldn’t feel amazing to have a balanced life where you can feel hopeful, calm, and excited about what the day may bring? I am a Compassionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the sunshine state, Florida. I obtained my Master of Science in Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Florida International University in 2016. I attained facilitator certificate in Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) in 2018. I am a huge fan that we are all unique and understand life differently from each other. Therefore, I tailor my therapeutic approach depending on the uniqueness of each client’s needs. I use multiple therapeutic techniques but tend to focus on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (thought process), Person-Centered Therapy, and the clients’ strengths to inspire my clients to overcome their obstacles and live a balanced life. I offer my sessions in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental manner where you can be absolutely yourself. The journey of healing is like hiking. It can be painful and tiring, and once you reach the top of the hill, it is rewarding. As a therapist, I believe that individuals have the ability and the potential to bloom at their own pace. It is my honor to guide you through your healing journey one step at a time.

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Stephanie Safos-Moriarty

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over a decade of experience working with all populations. I have extensive experience working with trauma, juvenile sex offenders, human trafficking, couples counseling, family counseling, substance abuse, parenting, depression and anxiety, LGBTQ, domestic violence, and individual counseling. I am compassionate and genuine and will walk with you throughout your counseling journey. My approach to counseling incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as other modalities to best fit the needs of my client. Making that first step to talk to a counselor can be stressful, but you are making a step towards resolving those issues that may have been preventing you from being the best you. I look forward to partnering with you on the journey to better mental health!

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LaShanna Larkins

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

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” ~ J.P. Morgan Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is LaShanna Larkins and I’m thrilled that you decided to take the steps to INVEST IN YOU! You might be a little uneasy about this process but I assure you that we are in this TOGETHER. So let me tell you a little bit about myself. I began working in this career field in 2004 as a Mental Health Technician in the United States Air Force. In 2008, I decided to pursue my master's degree by attending the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina—GO GAMECOCKS!!! I graduated with the highest of honors and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I am a proud military spouse and have had the pleasure of providing services to individuals, couples, families, and groups all over the world. The myriad of experiences that I’ve had in the military and civilian sector have equipped me with a wealth of knowledge, a unique skill set, and clinical expertise that I believe will empower you to live a fulfilling and purposeful life. I understand the importance of being able to connect with your counselor so if you have any questions or would like to talk more then please feel free to contact me. I hope to hear from you soon and wish you love, peace, & happiness!

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Sandra Rico

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist. I have 15 years of experience treating people suffering from a wide range of problems including family problems, relationship problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, and sexual disorders. I gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science at Florida State University in 2005, where I learned about people of various cultures. I continued my studies in Florida International University to earn a Master of Science with a major in Psychology, and became a Certified Sex Therapist in 2008. I utilize techniques learned in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy to assist people in developing tools to improve their lives. I will provide guidance by helping you develop your goals and treatment plan so that you can take control of your life.

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Beth Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am passionate about helping the clients I serve as they navigate life challenges. With nearly two decades of experience in wilderness settings as well as clinical settings, I have helped my clients with trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, addiction, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, aging, and family dynamics. I seek to build a connection of trust, understanding, and empathy with my clients. Listening to your concerns and helping you discover the best path for your circumstances is always my primary focus. I use a variety of techniques in treatment, tailoring to best meet the individual needs of the client. Some of my favorites combine mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy such as meditation, mindfulness practices, identifying unproductive thought patterns and reshaping them to create new behavioral patterns.

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Melissa Whitlow

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LMHC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas with 16 years of counseling experience. I work with individuals and couples facing issues with depression, anxiety, communication, infidelity, parenting issues, addictions and OCD. My approach to counseling is from a cognitive-behavioral framework to help empower the client towards change. The loss and hardships that I have faced in my own life have helped me to be empathic with my clients. If you are ready to make changes in your life and relationships I am here to help you take that step.

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Amy Corderman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoaching
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, I am here to support you in that process.

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Audra Latham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed mental health therapist in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression and anxiety. 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. 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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J'ere Clark

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert on your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Suzanne DePasquale-Galvin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCompassion fatigueADHD
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida and New Jersey with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & compassion fatigue. 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. 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 a therapist for counseling in Carrabelle

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle, elsewhere in Franklin, 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Carrabelle, 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Carrabelle 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.

Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 32322 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 Carrabelle counselor?

Before seeing your Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle.

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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle 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 Carrabelle, 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.

Carrabelle 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 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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