If you’re feeling overwhelmed or want to make a positive change in your life, working with a therapist in Miami Beach, FL, can help. However, barriers to treatment, including a lack of available providers and transportation challenges, can make finding an in-person therapist difficult. With an online platform like BetterHelp, you can attend sessions from the comfort of your home at a time that works for your schedule.

Therapists on the BetterHelp platform specialize in providing independent treatment to adults. Whether you work with a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, or social worker, all of the providers on the platform have extensive training and knowledge of various treatment approaches to help their clients grow. Note that although BetterHelp providers can help clients cope with everything from family conflict to panic attacks to personal growth, they cannot prescribe or help manage medication. BetterHelp also does not provide services to children, like play therapy or gifted testing. 

If you want to work with a mental health professional in the Coral Gables or North Miami Beach area, contact one of the therapists below to learn more.

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Dr. Elyse Schwartz Myers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I began working in the field over 20 years ago treating children, teens and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral disorders. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self esteem, career challenges, addiction, and trauma. I utilize a psychodynamic approach with CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing . I will be sure to tailor our sessions with the best approaches to meet your individualized needs. I have a passion for mental health and helping others feel better. My style is emphatic and nonjudgmental as I treat everyone with respect, compassion and validation. It is very courageous of you to make the first step in wanting to feel better. When you are ready, I am here to listen, support and help you feel empowered! I look forward to working with you and hearing more about your story!

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Cynthia Yzaguirre

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MEd,LMHC,NCC
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello- I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 27 years of experience helping others, I am a veteran counselor as well as an educator. Therefore, I thrive on learning and have always been quick to master skills. Some of the modalities I have used and could choose from are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I also utilize my knowledge as a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified International Health Coach. I would feel privileged working with you to learn about your current life challenges and how I can best help you set and meet goals that will overcome them. Let’s work together to learn what approach and strategies will be most beneficial for your specific needs. You will become empowered and enlightened with self-awareness and strategies that will immediately begin directing your life in a more positive direction. I am here to guide you through a process that will help you reach your goals for growth. You are encouraged to express all thoughts and feeling without judgement because this is a safe non-judgement zone. Some sessions may be more thought-provoking and/or challenging than others, but I am here to help you through every one of them. You are courageous in taking this first step in a journey of self-awareness and empowerment, be proud of this step and be ready to work together on overcoming your challenges. I would be honored to begin the journey with you. I look forward to meeting you. Cynthia O. Yzaguirre

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zelimna Taveras

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Zelimna Taveras. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have over 8 years of counseling experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults with a wide range of concerns including trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, depression, parenting issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and anger management. My counseling approach is trauma-focused-CBT, CBT, strength-based, motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused. My focus has been working with children, adolescents, and families impacted by trauma. I also have experience in working with at risk youths, social services, children with special needs, and homeless families. I have training in Trauma-Focused CBT, Play Therapy, CBT, as well as certification in Trauma-Focused CBT and Infant Mental Health-Attachment Therapy. I have a passion for helping others and providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to express themselves. Therapy is an alliance of hope, in which I am committed in empowering you to make healthy decisions as you travel on the journey of wellness and stability. I look forward to working with you.

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Raquel Miret

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, with 4 years of experience. I have worked with teenagers, young adults, adults, families and couples. I pride myself in providing highly individualized psychotherapy services to address anxiety, self-worth, depression, family conflict, adjustment issues, anger, power and control, and relationship issues. I have received training in, and feel comfortable implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness- Based Cognitive therapy, Anger Management, Parenting skills, Domestic Violence and Motivational Interviewing. I have pursued this profession to apply my knowledge and understanding to those individuals in need of services. My counseling style is compassionate, empathetic, interactive, and accepting. I believe in treating all people with dignity, honesty and consideration. I enjoy helping others understand their ability to control their thoughts and actions by expressing their emotions in a healthy, meaningful manner. I have a passion to help others and I feel I have been a safe place for many clients and will continue to hold this standard. You made the decisions to value yourself and your mental health. Now it is time to begin your journey to become the best version of you. To feel mentally healthy, empowered, confident, and to know you are in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I look forward to working with any individual who is ready to take the first step in to a better, healthier, more positive future.

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Daisy Alberto

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My passion is to help others in their life journey and help them find their path through the struggles of life and adversity.

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Jessica Manley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

................... Openings on Nights and Saturday. ........................................... Let me introduce myself I am Jessica Manley licensed Mental Health Therapist in Florida with over 18 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I have worked over 16 years in private practice with clients with a wide range of concerns. Including depression, addictions, grief, suicidal loss, anxiety, LGBTQIA2A+, loss to over dose, first responder issues, Covid long haulers, therapists and counselors working with their needs, and relationship issues. I also work well with individuals with heavy medical diagnoses, auto immune disorders, terminal sickness, and sickness that has not been diagnosed yet.

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Karen Porta

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Cindy Pineyro

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Ann Garfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 40 years of professional work experience. My upbringing and graduate school education was in New York. I have therapeutic experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, certain trauma, relationship issues, and motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with family challenges, coping abilities and strategies with life changes and creating new ones. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that have and will assist you in overcoming situations that challenge you. I have experience with holocaust survivors as well as their adult children and families. Whatever you face, 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Gabrielle Castaneda

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Miami Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Miami 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 in Miami Beach that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Miami 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 Miami 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 in the Miami Beach region and in the state of Florida. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Miami Beach or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Miami 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach, elsewhere in Miami-Dade, or in the greater state of Florida.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Miami Beach area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami 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 a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Miami 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 Miami Beach psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Miami 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 Miami Beach helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Miami 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Miami 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 in Miami Beach?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Miami Beach 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.

Miami Beach therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Miami Beach 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 Miami 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in FL, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 33109 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Miami Beach counselor?

Before seeing your Miami Beach therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Miami Beach.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Miami 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 with a Miami Beach counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist 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 Miami 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.

Miami 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Miami Beach:

33109, 33139, 33140, 33141

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