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Dr. Melinda Lawless Coker

Offering therapy in FL
License: Psy.D., LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
32 years of experience

Hi, there! I go by "M.A.," though I have other nicknames, too. I'm a licensed family therapist and a licensed psychologist; I completed my graduate education programs in Miami, FL. I work from a multigenerational family systems approach and incorporate psychodramatic (& sociometric) methods into my clinical work; these are each relational in theory, in reality/in practice, and in the healing process. I believe in establishing clear boundaries and learning what someone's emotional needs are, so that they can make healthy choices and potentially get grounded as often as necessary. I've been a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. This has included working with many different groups of people in various settings (e.g., private psychotherapy, inpatient drug treatment, high school counseling program, county drug treatment, outpatient psychotherapy, women's prison, drug court treatment, etc.). My focus at times has been on healing past personal trauma (e.g., sexual abuse/incest, rape, domestic violence, etc.), as well as anxiety, stress, depression, and borderline personality disorder - among other daily life challenges. I look forward to beginning my work with you and hope you'll ask me questions about anything that will facilitate a useful & relevant experience in therapy for you, personally. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Kiara Pittman

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Hi, My name is Kiara and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 8 years of experience working in the field and I am very passionate for this work! I have worked in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, outpatient, in homes and addictions. I have experience working with adults, couples and teenagers who come to me for an array of reasons. I have about 5 years experience working with substance abuse and addictions for teenagers and adults as well as sexual assault and trauma. With the climate of today's world, I understand the importance of multi-cultural preferences and I am open to meeting the needs of my clients. The hardest step of the process of going to therapy, is actually taking the action to seeking support. And here you are! I would like to describe my approach to clients as very welcoming and warm. My clients provide the expectations and the goals in our sessions, my job is to offer support and guidance through the process. Counseling is about you and meeting the needs you have for yourself, not what others perpetuate your needs to be. I want you to leave my session feeling as though you are closer to meeting your goals. I use a client-centered, solution-focused approach. Much of my sessions include works from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and narrative therapy. This means, we work on what your needs are and how we can get you- your mind and body, on the same page. I am open in sessions and very engaging. I listen to you and we work together! With my personal experiences, coupled with my professional experiences, I am able to offer comfort to my client. I was a military brat, moved to over 12 different states and I have traveled to over 10 different countries. I am a professional at adaptation and being resilient as well as talking to new people. I know life is not always rainbows and sunshine, but I have learned the importance of interpretation and framing our perspectives. It makes such a difference! I am eager to start working together with you and look forward to our journey together!

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Justine Nyman

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

My name is Justine Nyman. I want to thank you for taking the time to seek support. It is not easy to reach out or even realize that counseling/support is needed. So I welcome you. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have about 8 years' experience and continue to grow in my therapeutic approaches and my knowledge as a therapist. I have familiarity through group counseling and individual counseling for both mental health and dual diagnosis. My approaches vary per the clients' specific needs. I am familiar and utilize the cognitive behavioral approach, dialectical behavioral therapeutic approach, mindfulness therapies, positive psychology, and do incorporate some solution focused therapy depending on the client's needs. My specialties' include: depression, anxiety/stress management, bipolar disorder, substance use recovery, and many other areas. I create a very warm and non-judgmental environment where the client feels comfortable. In order to express ourselves and be open with our struggles we need to feel comfortable in the therapeutic process. I use acceptance with my clients and don't judge them based on their history or the choices that have been made. I want the client to feel comfortable, so they can start their journey, set goals, use coping skills, and improve their overall well-being. Counseling is a process and takes time. Some individuals require more time than others and that is okay. I believe in moving with the pace of the client, through setting goals and practicing tools is essential for change. In order to feel change, we need to make changes in our everyday lives. If we don't initiate changes, it becomes a struggle to move forward. "Practice makes permanent" I look forward to working with you on your journey of growth, mastery, and success.

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Orlando Garcia

Offering therapy in FL
License: MS, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience

I am a seasoned psychotherapist/family therapist with over 26 years of experience in alleviating and/or resolving a broad spectrum of psychological, behavioral, and emotional issues. Using scientifically proven treatment methods, I can help you to start improving your life today. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups and I work with people of all ages. I use a hybrid of cognitive-behavioral therapy/Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy combined with family systems therapy. I also incorporate Gestalt/experiential approaches, psychodrama approaches, client centered/Rogerian approaches and psychodynamic approaches into my therapeutic work. I can help you to effectively address your issues and concerns. I also can help you to become more aware of your strengths and potentials and to even identify and develop new strengths and potentials and to make significant changes in your self and in your life. Knowing yourself and being at peace with yourself will help you to have a more satisfying life and more satisfying relationships. Please do not judge your future by your present. Don't give the power to your negative thoughts to convince you that they have the final and unalterable say about you, about life and about reality in general. The future is full of beautiful possibilities and by choosing to work on addressing your problems you begin to make those possibilities come true. I can help you to do that. May you find peace and joy in your journey. Orlando

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Jennifer Myers

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

As a licensed therapist with ten years of experience, I am dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their inner world, gain insight, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Also a yoga teacher,I am extremely passionate about helping client’s to get more attuned to their mind-body connection. I utilize a blend of evidence-based therapeutic modalities tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. My approach is rooted in compassion, collaboration, and a deep respect for the inherent wisdom and capacity for healing within each person. The most powerful tool in my therapeutic toolbox is the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. Through gentle tapping on specific meridian points while focusing on emotional experiences, EFT helps to release emotional blockages, reduce stress, and promote emotional balance and resilience. I also draw from Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, which recognizes that within each individual exists a system of distinct parts, each with its own unique perspective and role. By fostering curiosity and compassion towards these inner parts, I help clients cultivate self-awareness, heal emotional wounds, and integrate conflicting aspects of the self. In addition, I incorporate Solution-Focused Therapy techniques to help clients identify and amplify their strengths, resources, and solutions. By shifting the focus from problems to possibilities, we work collaboratively to create concrete, achievable goals and develop practical strategies for positive change. Mindfulness practices form an integral part of my therapeutic approach, guiding clients to cultivate present-moment awareness, non-judgment, and self-compassion. Through mindfulness-based interventions, clients learn to cultivate greater resilience, reduce reactivity to stressors, and deepen their connection to themselves and others. If you are ready to embark on a journey towards healing, growth, and transformation. Together, we can work towards creating positive change and unlocking your full potential.

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Rigaud Desir

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, depression, stress management, disability management, disability adjustment, death and loss, self-advocacy, academic guidance, LGBT+ related issues, and caregiver fatigue. I also specialize in working with individuals facing challenges in their career. My counseling style is sincere and collaborative. I utilize a solution-focused approach within a narrative framework. This means I will work with you to create solutions that work for you. I believe that we have the answers to our problems but from time to time we can become stuck. However, we are the authors of our stories, and we have the power to rewrite them. We can become overwhelmed with the expectations of the world around us and these expectations become the driving force in our personal and professional storylines. It takes strength to take the first step towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Parinaz Fard-Aghaie

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Ivonne Fraga

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with more than 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Sabine Augustin

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
4 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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Demetrius Jifunza

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Greensboro

Finding the best therapist close by in Greensboro 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 Greensboro. 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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro, elsewhere in Gadsden, 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 Greensboro area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 32351 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro, 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.

Greensboro 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 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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32330, 32351

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