Exercise is not only good for your physical body but for your mental health as well. In fact, any kind of physical exertion can improve your mood by increasing the “feel-good” hormones in the body called endorphins. Even taking a short walk around the house for 10-15 minutes can get your endorphins flowing. The therapists in Hialeah Gardens can explain to you how this works. 

The parks and recreation department in Hialeah Gardens has four large parks and several smaller parks in neighborhoods all over town. These places offer you and your family and friends a place to go for fun and relaxation as well as some endorphin-releasing exercise. Speak with one of the Hialeah Gardens therapists today about improving your mental health through exercise. 

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Dr. Jill Foxman

Offering therapy in FL
License: Ph.D., LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTIntimacy-related issuesEating disorders
20 years of experience

"As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I help my clients achieve confidence to use the tools necessary to meet life's challenges. Goals are extremely important to identify and increase self esteem. I am a certified cognitive behavioral therapist who can guide you to a new way of thinking and behavior to create a more positive outlook on life. My specialties include anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, sexuality issues and intimacy struggles. "I use a client centered approach to therapy with cognitive behavioral techniques. This therapeutic relationship will empower you to make your own decisions and face any obstacle. I believe the majority of success in therapy is the rapport between the counselor and the client." "I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology and couples counseling is available for developing a more intimate and stable relationship. Communication is key."

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Dr. Ralph Levinson

Offering therapy in FL
License: Ed. D,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefADHD
27 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Ralph Levinson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 27 years. I am also a Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer. I earned my Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University and received my Masters degree in Social Work from Barry University. I earned my Bachelor degree in Science from The Ohio State University. I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and I have been the School Social Work representative for the Broward Chapter of Florida Social Workers. My areas of specialization include Bereavement/Grief work, Parenting/ Family therapy and Divorce Adjustment. I also work with Blended Families, Step-families, Adjustment disorders, Anxiety, mood disorders and a variety of other problems experienced by adults, and the elderly population. I utilize a combination of traditional Psychotherapy, Solution-focused (brief) therapy, Family, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with experiential techniques that are enjoyable where the clients are active participants in their own treatment. I provide a safe, comfortable and non-threatening environment for those seeking help which enables them to open up and express their feelings, thoughts and emotions. I am an avid film fan, love all genre's of music, enjoy playing and watching sports and on an occasion I enjoy playing video games. I look forward to being able to guide, direct and support you through this "Journey" so in the end you will be able to "Live Your Life to the Fullest".

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Michelle Archer

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

I am an independently licensed therapist in Ohio and Florida with over 15 years of experience practicing and providing mental health counseling and consulting. I have spent 15 years providing mental health therapy in community mental health agencies, department of rehabilitation and corrections, and private practice settings. I have assisted and supported clients with a wide range of concerns including life coaching, depression, self confidence deficiencies, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, posttraumatic stress disorder, grief, addiction, substance abuse, and other pervasive and acute mental health disorders. My experience extends to providing services to specialized service providers including: first responders and military personnel including but not limited to: veterans, active duty, and or discharged military. As well as, medical doctors and nursing staff, counselors, social workers, law enforcement, prison corrections officers, and firefighters. My therapy style is open, genuine, accepting, nonjudgmental, honest, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral processing, humanistic or Rogerian, psychodynamic, person-centered, and motivational Interviewing to best fit your assessed needs. I will tailor our sessions and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs. Remember therapy is about striving towards wellness and wholehearted living! To make the first steps towards change it takes strength, commitment, courage, and the drive to seek a more fulfilling and happier life . 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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Shimyne Homidas

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Bell's Palsy, Divorce, Relocation, and Separation from a Job or a Relationship are some examples of life transition. Whether a life transition is planned or happens unexpectedly, it can be painful, confusing, and frustrating. In my practice, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. My goal is to meet you where you are right now and help guide you through this transition. I use motivational interviewing techniques, empowerment-based therapy, strength-based therapy, and more to help you identify, reflect, and process the barriers you feel may be keeping you from embracing or understanding where you are in your life. Your journey starts here! Today! I look forward to embracing this journey with you!

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Bertha Legra

Offering therapy in FL
AddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in the states of Florida and Utah with 20 years of professional work experience and am a Master Certified Addictions specialist. I have experience in helping clients with coping with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Brandy Colson

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping 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, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Dr. Dagmary De La Osa-Bermudez

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amber Biello-Taylor

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepressionCoping 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, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & depression. 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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Susan "Sue" Bowen

Offering therapy in FL
LGBT
32 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBTQIA+ related issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Michael Schwing

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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!

How to find counseling in Hialeah Gardens

Finding the best therapist close by in Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens. 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 Hialeah Gardens, 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens, elsewhere in Miami-Dade, 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 Hialeah Gardens area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens, 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 33016 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens 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 Hialeah Gardens, 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.

Hialeah Gardens 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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Hialeah Gardens:

33016, 33018

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