If you are in Fort Lauderdale, FL, you can find access to mental health professionals and resources online. If you need help with your mental wellness, a therapist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can help you work toward a more fulfilling life. 

One way to find the best therapist is to use online counseling services with a platform like BetterHelp. While practitioners on the platform cannot prescribe psychiatric medication, BetterHelp can connect you with dedicated therapists who can help you with relationship challenges, personal growth, self-discovery, or the stress of everyday life. If the mental health professional you’re matched with isn’t a good fit, you can switch to a new online therapist anytime for no extra cost. 

Talking to a compassionate therapist can help you find a healthier life, both physically and mentally. Connect with a mental health professional based in Fort Lauderdale to get started.

 

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Camilo Delgado

Offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LMFT,CAP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
33 years of experience as a therapist

Hello: I'm glad you reached out, that means your journey of improvement has begun. Let's talk and work together towards your goals and towards a better life. Let me hold non-judgmental space for you so you can bring forth any topic you want. Go ahead, make an appointment on my schedule as soon as possible so we can start working together. I look forward to our next session. Cam

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Osa Holmes

Offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MSEd LCSW CCTP RRT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Osa J Holmes [MSED LCSW CCTP RRT] . I am a compassionate healer with more than 35 years of experience working with children, teens and adults in mental health, substance abuse and educational settings and in my private practice. My focus and passion in the work is based in a belief that all therapy interventions should be of value to the recipient, and all wounds and conflicts can be lessened. Skilled attention to them in a safe environment is the key, and I have studied and practiced for decades to offer that skilled environment and facilitate the journey to resolution for the people I serve. I am an experienced teacher, having presented classes for parents, infants, pre-school, and K-12 in the behavioral classroom. I've taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine [UMF] as well as Indian River State College. I'm also a qualified Behavioral Health assessor, having provided comprehensive assessment of infants, children and adults for the Department of Human Services and Department of Juvenile Justice, and has served many times as an expert witness. As a teacher, I have supervised student teachers in their journey to licensure, as well as supervising clinical social workers, in their internships and their journey to an independent license. I often work with children or adults who are seeking to resolve upset, related to behavioral concerns, trauma histories and life challenges including addiction. I have experience working with children with special needs and their families, working with the resolution of panic and anxiety, depression ad other mood disturbances, in individual, family or group therapy. I have worked with children separated from their families and transitioning to independence or to a new home placement. The primary focus of my work is in resolving what is presented as "the challenge" and assisting in the transition to more ease and comfort in relationships and life situations. I look forward to working with you!

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Rachel Weinstein

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have a Master of Arts degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College and have been licensed in the state of Florida since 2002. My first profession was as a music therapist, so I bring an eclectic approach, recognizing the importance of using creative arts in our healing. I have spent most of my career helping to support adults with challenges related to relationships/communication, parenting, work stressors, communication, grief/ loss, anxiety and depression. I am directive and solution focused in approach, while being flexible and moving at your pace to support your individualized needs. I operate from a nurturing, person-centered approach, am strength based and use cognitive behavioral techniques in our work together. I believe the therapeutic relationship is both delicate and sacred. Deciding to go to therapy can sometimes be an overwhelming decision, especially when we are already stressed. We usually need to feel safe in order to allow ourselves to become vulnerable. This feeling of safety is built upon trust, which can take time, as it does in most relationships. Therapy is no different. For me, our therapeutic relationship is at the core of this process. I look forward to walking with you in your journey toward emotional wellness.

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Constance (Connie) Glass

Offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC, QS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

With over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations, i.e., foster care, mental health and substance use disorders, trauma as an adult or child, dissociation, domestic violence, LGBTQ + individuals including Transgender individuals considering transition, and adoption issues, I bring to the table a commitment to helping others where they are. It is my goal to provide all clients with respect, dignity, and acceptance as we work together to motivate and impower you to live your best life. I know that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and am committed to developing a professional, compassionate, and affirming environment for you to make changes in your life. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, trauma counseling techniques, bibliotherapy, and solution focused therapy. I would be honored to work with you as we discover, together, what your challenges and strengths are in order to provide you with the tools you need to become wildly successful in life.

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Michael Chase

Offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida for the last 19 years. Prior to my move to Florida I was a Certified Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan for 13 years. During my career I have provided treatment to a variety of clients in outpatient, home and school settings. My current specialties are the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, family and relationship conflict. I also have an extensive history working with children and teens and feel one of my strengths is my ability to develop rapport with this population. I have a client centered approach with the understanding what each client wants to get out of the treatment process may differ. With that in mind I will do my best to tailor each session and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Jemma Coleman

Offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): Ed. S.,LMHC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

I'm Jemma Coleman. You'll enjoy working with me if you like a warm and encouraging, to-the-point approach to counseling. I have over 14 years of experience working with a wide variety of issues, the usual, like anxiety and depression, as well as a few areas of specialization, including Gottman Method Couples Therapy and ART (accelerated resolution therapy). I find getting my clients up and running in their lives on their own two feet to be extremely rewarding. I believe in the capacity of all people to find ways to love and support themselves to better health and find great joy assisting in that process. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor with a Masters and Specialist Degree from the University of Florida.

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Natalie Knight

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name Is Natalie Knight and I am an LCSW who is passionate about utilizing the strength of the therapeutic alliance as a support to enter into an exploration of what is beckoning for our attention at any given moment. I believe once we learn how to meet our emotions that we can clear ourselves of old past traumas or new anxieties and fears that are inhibiting us from being the best versions of ourselves that we are longing for. In a nutshell I work to help my clients identify and then let go of old habits and ways of being that no long serve them and help guide them in the allowing process of letting new ways of being that are more healthy in. Together I begin to assist the client with untangling the knots of beliefs that have held them back from truly knowing the peace and contentment. I have been doing this work for the past eight years professionally. I use a person-centered approach in my counseling practice which emphasizes that the client is the best authority for his/her own life and that the answers to his/her questions are inside of them. I serve as a mirror to reflect to the client the inherent knowing. I also rely strongly on EMDR as a modality to help client with the root of their traumas and held beliefs that cover the growth that they are desiring most. This process has been quite effective for me in my search for understanding and I hope to be able to share it with others who feel called to this type of work with me as well.

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Katlyn Maves

Offering therapy in FL
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

All boring credentials aside, I'm a human being who experiences all life's ups and downs just like you. I personally enjoy helping all walks of life but find it particularly enjoyable to work with teens, young adults, and families. If you think you would enjoy speaking with someone who's easy going and down-to earth then shoot me an email for scheduling! I look forward to working with you.

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Sabrina Francis

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience in the behavioral health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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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Rosalind Frazer-Gregory

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Fort Lauderdale

Finding the best therapist close by in Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale. 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 Fort Lauderdale, 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale, elsewhere in Broward, 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 Fort Lauderdale area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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).

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

Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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?

BetterHelp's verified Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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.

Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 33329 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 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 Fort Lauderdale.

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 from a therapist. A Fort Lauderdale 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 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 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 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 Fort Lauderdale, 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.

Fort Lauderdale 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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.

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

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