This is Karen Armstrong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LCPC,LCPP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, de...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC-Florida,LPCC-Ohio
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Jamie Matthews and I have been working as a counselor since 2007, and really enjoy helping people reach their treatment goals. I believe that counseling is about change, and believe people can change any behavior not working in their life. I started my career working in community mental health where I worked with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and gained a great deal of experience helping individuals manage symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, severe depression symptoms, and severe anxiety symptoms. From 2007-2015 I did main...

This is Monica Matuska's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. I am trained in looking at the whole puzzle, not just one piece to fully understand you and the part you play in your life. I have experience working with individuals, couples and groups who have symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, substance use and parenting problems. My experience is varied and I have provided group therapy along with individual therapy in home settings, schools, agencies and non-profits. My therapeutic style is warm and open. I uti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Martha K Fay MSW, LCSW attended Barry University for her undergraduate and graduate program of study in social work . Ms. Fay  graduated with a Master in Social ( MSW ) in 2005.  Ms. Fay has worked in the mental health and medical fields for 14 years in the capacity of Mental Health Targeted Case Manager, Mental Health Counselor, Special Needs Coordinator for Military Families and most recently she has opened a private practice.  Ms. Fay has experience in child welfare and domestic violence issues ; she specializes in  the areas  of depression , anxiety , trauma...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Beatrice and Congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your emotional well-being. I look forward to helping you navigate and effectively manage your mood and stress. I received my master’s degree from Barry University and am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida. My experience over the past 12 years have been in the mental health field and worked 5 years at a Florida State Hospital. This was an inpatient setting to help others that may need more intensive and long term support in stabilizing their mental health. For the ...

This is Brett Lieberman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MS
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Brett Lieberman. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida. I am currently a doctoral candidate who completed my Master's Degree in 2009 from Capella University. I am often referred to as a person-centered therapist because I believe you are the expert in your life. Nothing in your life is so bad that we can not overcome it together. My job is to help you move from where you are now to the place that you are hoping to go. I will not tell you what to do. Instead, I will help you make the healthies decisions for yourse...

This is Dana Young's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,Qualified Supervisor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a Board Approved Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Interns and Marriage and Family Interns in the State of Florida. I have over 10 plus years experience that consists of working in a variety of different settings such as public schools, alternative schools, residential treatment programs for teenagers, substance abuse residential treatment centers, prisons, nursing homes, and more. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ...

This is Job Brunat's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Know that you are working with a professional that has your best interest at heart, providing realistic, non-judgement care. My practice offers you that safe place to begin that transformation and journey to a better you. No two clients are ever treated the same in my practice. I take the time to understand each client and their perspectives on life. There is no cookie cutter formula for each human beings. I will get to know you and your personal experiences and work with you to formulate what best works for you.

This is Anthony Cipolla's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,Qualified Supervisor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 40

With 40 years of experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor, I have brought a wide variety of methods and techniques to my practice and to my students, with solid expertise working with alcohol and drug abusers, children at risk, seniors, families and couples. ABOUT MY METHODS I’ve conducted trainings in 'best practice' therapies such as Solution-Focused, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Structural/Strategic Family therapy throughout the United States. I've even developed and facilitated workshops for at-risk teens and their parents utilizing psyc...

This is Alicia Nohle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in the mental health field for over 16 years. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families with concerns ranging from parenting issues, relationship concerns, grief and loss, stress and anxiety, and compassion fatigue. I also have specialized experience in autism assessment. My approach to therapy is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe the most progress is made when you meet a client where they are at and focus on the issues that are a priority for them...

This is Sarah Berger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently licensed through Florida and North Dakota. I have over 20 years working with families, adolescents, and young adults. My experience includes working with youth in treatment foster homes, providing triage therapy/crisis services, and providing school therapy. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, adjustment to life changes, anger issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I also worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotio...

This is Caitlin Riggins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, self harm and suicidality, and trauma processing. I use a collaborative approach in therapy sessions with the overall belief that you are the greatest expert on you! I utilize cognitive behavioral approaches with a solution focused lens. Ultimately, I will be there to support you in achieving whatever you identify as your goal. It takes courage and insight to take the first ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Deidre Ann Ricketts, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I have been providing psychotherapy to individuals ranging from children to older adults for the past 5 years both in person and virtually. My training at Florida Atlantic University, where I earned my MSW degree, as well as my various employment opportunities over the years prepared me to engage in a client centered manner. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to walk alongside each individual as they faced various challenges in their life. Whether it...

This is Tina Muggli's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello my name is Tina Muggli. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Florida and Minnesota. I've worked effectively in outpatient community mental health settings, schools, and inpatient sex offender treatment facilities for many years serving a variety of populations, including those with compromised executive functioning and co-morbid disorders. I've offered therapy services for the past 15 years serving adults, children and families. I'm experienced in behavioral counseling, marriage and family therapy, and the treatment of sexual offen...

This is Sherri Kincade's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Welcome. I am a licensed mental health counselor who has over 20 years of experience working as a therapist and clinical supervisor. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, from healthcare professionals to parents to business professionals to homeless who all share a goal of feeling happy. I have training and many years of experience working with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use and recovery, trauma recovery, career challenges and general life satisfaction. My style is supportive and motiva...

This is Michelle Skoien's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Resiliency means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. I believe everyone is resilient. My passion is to help others learn to deal with difficult experiences and ‘bounce back’. My goal is to help you to have balance in your life (physically/intellectually/emotionally/spiritually) through skills, which you will learn about during our sessions, in a comfortable welcoming environment. Dealing with difficult experiences are what led me in the direction of becoming a helper for others. I am grateful to have learned about, and been able to help, individuals for th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida since 2011. I have over 7 years of experience working with dual diagnosis children, adolescents and their families. I am also experienced in leading a clinical team in an Intensive Outpatient setting. I've supervised master’s degree level Mental Health students in their pursuits to licensure and have conducted therapeutic groups for potential master’s degree level graduates. I am a mother of two and I love working with parents and their children. I offer support using Cognitive Behavioral Ther...

This is Cara Damier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! I am glad you took this step towards healing and growth. Whatever your specific struggles are, I can help lead you towards their resolution. My approach is to create a safe and grounded space for you while getting to the root of your issue. Healing from a foundational place will create lasting changes over time. As we uncover these deeper layers, I make sure that you feel grounded and maintain a sense of calm and safety. My goal is to help you heal, grow, become more resilient and feel confident in facing whatever life may present to you in the future. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am Caroline, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, and trauma. I believe in providing a safe and healing place to work through life’s challenges. My personal and professional life experiences have provided me with a strong foundation of patience and compassion to help my clients effectively. I strive to understand each client’s specific context and unique perspective and view each counseling relationship as a collaborative endeavor. I offer personalized, bilingual (English...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - El Portal, Florida (El Portal, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Florida with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in El Portal? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the El Portal area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in El Portal' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of El Portal, or elsewhere in the Miami-Dade county or state of Florida.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified El Portal therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified El Portal counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in El Portal, FL ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Florida will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of El Portal 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around El Portal offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, El Portal has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In El Portal, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A El Portal therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 2480 people in the city of El Portal, FL finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 33150 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified El Portal therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around El Portal, Florida can serve:

33138, 33150

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near El Portal' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "El Portal's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near El Portal, Florida?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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