Recreation is great for people, but sometimes it is used as an escape from the problems and trauma. Luckily, there are counselors in Hallandale Beach ready to help you face your fears.

Hallandale beach is named after Luther Halland, who was the son of a worker on the Florida East Coast Railroad. It has notable locations, including Gulfstream Park which has a casino and horse racing, along with other casinos and racetracks. You can bet you’re going to find the right counselor today, and from there help you get the mental health that you need to be happy. 

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Leah Pavela-Mullins

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,C-ET
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know you and try to find out what is at the heart of your issue. Together, we will talk about possible avenues you may want to take, or changes you may want to consider. I may give you some “homework” assignments…things to write out or think about, worksheets to complete, or even techniques/exercises to practice in your own time so that some of what we discuss in our sessions is reinforced. Most of all, I will be an objective listener, helping you to gain insight into what is going on with you, so that you are able to make the choices and changes you want to, in your own time. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Margaret Reeves

Offering therapy in FL
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
40 years of experience

Welcome! I'm Dr. Margaret Reeves with 40+ years of experience as an Internationally Certified Addiction Professional and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. My educational background education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Human Resources, a second Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and PhD in Educational Leadership. I offer a non-judgmental, active listening approach to help you find solutions, develop skills, and feel validated. With a blend of therapeutic styles including client-centered, solution-focused, CBT, motivational interviewing, and DBT, I tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs. I work with couples, families and individuals and my areas of expertise include Addictions, Anger Management, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Boundary Setting, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Forgiveness, Unresolved Grief, Parenting, Divorce & Separation, Blended Families, PTSD, Trauma, Behavior Analysis and Modification (Autism Spectrum). Let's work together to address your challenges and pave the way for a brighter, more fulfilling life. Reach out, and let's start this journey toward healing and growth 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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Lawrence "Anton" Feriozzi

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I have a passionate commitment to provide each client with the approach and strategies that will best ensure they acquire their desired goals, prioritizing expeditious relief from unwanted symptoms. A major reason psychological pain is prolonged is because its causes remain elusive to the sufferer. Relief occurs as we discover and address their causes. Often, this only occurs in a special relationship where we feel comfortable discussing sensitive, confusing and painful issues. If efforts toward relief fail without this special relationship, as they typically do, each disappointment expands a threatening belief that we are beyond help. I lived with this threatening belief into midlife, until finding my special relationship with an extraordinary therapist. This experience played a critical role in my becoming a therapist to discover my vocational passion. In my years as a therapist, I have been honored to partner with a wide diversity of clients, facilitate their progress and witness so many of their life-affirming changes. I listen with compassion and a professional curiosity to sympathetically understand from the client's perspective. I place the highest importance on maintaining privacy and being free of moral judgment. I nourish hope, facilitate the client's discovering their unique path out of pain and into greater wholeness, for control over symptoms and toward the life they most authentically want. While having a psychodynamic orientation, I utilize many cognitive-behavioral strategies within a person-centered framework that prioritizes the client-therapist relationship. I have specific knowledge, experience and developed skills working with men, adolescents males, recent mothers, mother's with adolescent boys, gender specific issues, mature/older men and women, gay and lesbian issues, and with transgendered clients. While successful in treating a wide range of mental health problems in adults and adolescents, I have specialized training and experience treating individuals with trauma, depression, mood, personality, substance-abuse, co-occurring disorders and with men's issues.

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Angela Avery

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 19 years of professional work experience., primarily with children and adolescents. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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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Shirley Delmoral

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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.

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Kristyn Faircloth

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

I am licensed in Florida with 4 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. 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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Alicia Gomes

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career difficulties, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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James Jackson

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Diane Cantwell

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I have worked with individuals and families for over 20 years, both online, in schools, and in my private practice. I assist clients to increase confidence, motivation, and self-esteem while achieving their personal goals in the areas of stress reduction, habit modification, and improved interpersonal relationships. I have written and voiced numerous mediation and mindfulness CD’s to help clients successfully reduce stress and overcome anxiety, fears, and phobias. I have a unique background, perspective, and expertise that I bring to the field of counseling. Throughout my youth, I utilized my full potential as a scholar and athlete, achieving recognition as an elite gymnast and a member of the National Honor Society. Over the course of my life, I used my creativity and interest in the welfare of children and families to create educational products designed to get students and their families up and moving towards greater health and well-being with less stress and more motivation to face the challenges of this rapidly changing, high-tech world. In my practice, I designed and facilitated a Wellness and Weight Loss Program to help participants reduce stress and make healthy life choices through diet, exercise, and improved mental outlook. My most notable project, “Body Bingo” is a healthy life program that won the Parents’ Choice Gold Award and is used in schools and educational facilities around the world.

How to find counseling in Hallandale Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach. 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 Hallandale Beach, 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach, 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 Hallandale Beach area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach, 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 33009 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach 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 Hallandale Beach, 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.

Hallandale Beach 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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out 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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33008, 33009

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