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Enrique Sanchez

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC,CAP
AddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

I have been a therapist for 17 years, during this time I have been fortunate enough to be able to help thousands of people going through many different problems in their lives. During my years in practice there are several areas that I feel I have a great deal of experience with. I have worked on an outpatient basis with client suffering from issues such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. I have been able to help my clients navigate the first symptoms of these problems, which can be very scary and debilitating. Also I have helped clients who have suffered from these conditions for a long time and are still trying to figure out how to feel better. I have also worked with many clients who have gone through traumatic situations in theirs lives. Dealing with past trauma can be one of the worst things that a person can deal with and I am very happy that I have helped many people learn to deal with it better. I have spent a lot of time working in the area of substance abuse. I have helped clients who are starting to feel they are having a substance abuse problem. I have also helped clients who have had this problem for a long time and are ready to make steps to change it. I have seen improvement in many clients and I believe strongly that if you are ready to stop your addiction I can help guide you along the way. Sadly, there is a lot of stigma associated with substance abuse and many people feel misunderstood and judged. You can be sure I will not judge you. Our interactions with family, friends and the world have a great deal to do with how we feel. I know how awful family and relationship conflicts can be. Also, the importance of good communication. I have had a lot of experience helping my clients do their part in improving their relationships. I'm always sad when I hear someone say they think constant conflict is "normal" in any relationship. It is not and there are ways to change that. Besides working with clients with more significant emotional and substance abuse problems, I've also helped clients going through different life stages who need some guidance. Everyone goes through a handful of crises or difficult times in their lives and when it happens you do not need to go through it alone. I'd loved to be able to help. I specialize in using a solution focus approach to help my clients find the answers to their questions within themselves. Whether your problems are due to thinking too much, negative thinking or being unsure what choices to make I'll help you figure out the steps to take to improve your life.

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Amra Mesic

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

My name is Amra Mesic and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I earned Bachelors in Psychology from University of North Florida and Masters of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. Currently, I recently earned a PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior from Capella University. I am fluent in Bosnian and English. I incorporate variety of modalities (CBT, TF-CBT, Solution Focused, Client Centered etc.) in order to give my clients the most effective tools. I have experience providing individual, family and group therapy. As a mental health counselor I strive to provide my clients safe, non judgmental, warming environment. Each person is unique, therefore I tailor my sessions to meet the needs unique to you. I am excited to take on the journey with you each step of the way ! Disclaimer: If you live in Duval county I am not able to provide therapy to you. Specialties: -Anxiety -Depression -Trauma -ADHD -Adjustment Disorder -Family conflict -Conduct

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Karen Porta

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I specialize in working with individuals to overcome grief, addiction, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, eating disorders and relationship challenges. My goal is to have my client’s achieve personal and professional success, develop healthier self-worth, better self-confidence, and strengthen their bonds with themselves and others. I work with my clients to identify triggers and I assists them in managing and reducing symptoms in order to help them become more grounded. I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. It is my goal to ensure every client receives a personalized experience. I help them achieve high levels of external success and assists them in connecting to their internal self.

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Lauren Berrones

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
10 years of experience

Love, health, wellness, balance, rest, relaxation, authenticity, family, security, fulfillment, contentment, abundance, satisfaction, confidence, resilience, nutrition, fitness. These are words that resonate with me and my practice. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Holistic Health Coach and I am dedicated to helping people heal from the inside out so that they can be the unique, powerful, healthy individuals they were designed to be.

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Jennifer Gasparri, MA

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersParenting issuesAnger management
11 years of experience

Hi there! I’m Jennifer and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Florida and Utah. I have been in the field and working with clients for over a decade. Throughout that time, I have worked in various settings, including community mental health, private practice, inpatient behavioral health, and within public schools. I am also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC) and I specialize in helping people struggling with eating disorders/eating and food-related issues, body image concerns, low self-esteem, and anxiety. I also specialize in and have spent a great deal of time working with couples helping them to improve communication skills, increase emotional intimacy, heal from infidelities and broken trust, learn effective ways to manage conflict, and strengthen the foundation of their relationship. I am a Level 1 Gottman Method trained therapist and a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. I am also trained in play therapy and have extensive experience working with children, teens, and families in order to help manage concerns ranging from family conflict, divorce/separation, parenting concerns, behavioral issues, reunification, and grief and loss. I am also a Certified facilitator of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting Program (STEP). I primarily utilize a person-centered approach, meeting clients where they are by implementing empathy, active listening, and a non-judgmental environment. I believe YOU are the expert of your own life. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). When I’m not working with clients, you can usually find me outdoors (I’m a true, born and raised Floridian!): cycling, hiking, running, gardening, paddleboarding, or reading a book on the beach. I also love to travel, try new recipes in the kitchen, and most of all, spend time with my family. I believe in a warm, fun, collaborative style of therapy, and I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to gain the insight and awareness they need in order to express themselves, heal, change unhealthy patterns, and reach their goals. You’ve already made a huge, brave first step toward healing and feeling so much better. I am ready when you are to join you on your continued journey. You are not alone. I look forward to getting to know you and learning how I can help.

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Kathleen Curzon

Offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Carolina Martinez

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. 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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Kimberly Johnston

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Florida, with 12 years of professional experience helping individuals improve mental health and well-being. I have experience working with those struggling with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, neglect, depression, grief and loss and coping with life changes. My counseling philosophy is to meet you wherever you are in life's journey and working alongside you to build on the strengths that will assist you in learning to cope and overcome challenges, past or present. I provide a compassionate and accepting atmosphere where I am committed to supporting you and your values to reach your potential and move forward. My therapeutic approach is a combination of person-centered, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy styles. Taking the initiative to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am so proud of you for taking that first step! Empowering those who seek a more fulfilling life is a passion of mine. Let's connect and work together on where your healing and growth may begin.

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Nadine Heusner

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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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Abey Adams-Adasah

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping 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, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Grand Ridge

Finding the best therapist close by in Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge. 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 Grand Ridge, 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge, elsewhere in Jackson, 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 Grand Ridge area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge, 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 32442 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge 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 Grand Ridge, 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.

Grand Ridge 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 through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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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