The motto of the town of Miami Lakes is to achieve better public participation, transparency, and communication on all issues. In fact, this city has been named the All-American City Finalist in two separate years, proof that the townsfolk really love it there. They have also been named one of the 100 best communities for young people. 

Whether you are a young person, adult, or senior citizen, sometimes you have problems with personal or mental health issues. Nobody has a perfect life and things can get difficult to deal with for many. If you or someone you love is having these problems, contact one of the many dedicated counselors in the Miami Lakes area. 

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Fumi Takashina

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC,MS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, I am so glad you're here. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor in the state of Florida with over 15 years of combined life coaching, executive coaching, and psychotherapy/ counseling experience. I have had the honor of working with clients across a broad spectrum of lived experiences. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ identifying clients, relationship issues, career challenges, self-esteem, grief, substance abuse, trauma, racial inequity/ injustice, and much more. I would summarize my counseling style as a blend of Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other modes, tailoring to my clients' needs and where they currently are in their journey. My approach of therapy is interactive, empathetically assertive, guiding you towards creating a resilient sense of self, and ensuring I hold a safe space for my clients. I help you to uncover and work through hidden parts of yourself to live your most authentic life. I equip you with the right tools so that you can stand strong on your own. I am here to guide and support you along this journey of self-discovery and equip you with the right skills to help you make the best decisions for your life. You have made the first step towards doing something for yourself to live the life you want and deserve. I look forward to working with you.

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Tiffany Graham

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is currently working on attaining my Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional Certification (MCAP). I am a first-generation college graduate of Caribbean descent who received a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida back in 2015. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I began working at South County Mental Health in Delray Beach, Florida which began my journey in the field of Social Work. I later obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. I have over 6 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder. I have worked in several treatment facilities, including but not limited to, South County Mental Health Center, The Florida House Experience, and Banyan Health System to assist in combating the addiction crisis. My specialties include treating individuals with the following issues: Abandonment, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Mental Health (Bipolar, Depression, and Anxiety), Grief/Loss, Guilt and Shame, Sexuality Concerns, Self Esteem Issues, Body Imagining Issues, Intimacy Problem, Stress, Anger, Crisis/Trauma, Impulse Control, Codependent Relationships, Relationship/Family Conflict, and Work-related stressor. My experience extends to community outpatient facilities, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and private practice. These opportunities have contributed to my extensive understanding, belief, and practice associated with psychotherapy. I work from a strength-based perspective, encouraging self-compassion and positive self-regard for my clients. I believe in establishing a positive working relationship with clients in order to create a healthy therapeutic rapport in order to increase a positive treatment outcome. My treatment modalities consist of Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I have experience working with various populations (i.e., homeless, community control/criminal justice, LGBTQ, and the elite class) and age groups (i.e., children, adolescents, and adults). My focus is to help others develop a healthy thought process to relieve emotional and psychological distress.

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Jill Fairhead

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, USA. I have been counseling for the past 10 years. My experience consists of providing individual therapy in an outpatient setting and via telehealth, and facilitating group therapies for adults and adolescents in residential and outpatient treatment settings. Life can get messy, unmanageable and even unbearable at times. As your therapist, I’ll provide you with support, psychological education and guidance to help navigate through those difficult, challenging times. I chose this profession to help individuals improve their quality of life. I care about my clients and their welfare. Dealing with a disorder or making changes can be a difficult, challenging process. I’m here to help. I am well versed in several therapeutic evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, and Stress Management/Mindfulness. I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, mood instability, addiction, adjustments issues, relationship problems, ADHD, anger management, domestic violence, adoption, Borderline Personality Disorder, parenting issues, acculturation problems, and communication skills.

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Scott Wetherhold

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

I am a LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) currently licensed in Florida. I have 5 years experience in this capacity, as well as 24 years as a para-professional providing crisis response services (CISM, Peer Support) to First Responders (I am a retired Law Enforcement Officer with 28 years of experience). In addition to my first responder work, I have also had the pleasure of providing counseling services to many of the same people that I had arrested. I mention this because it is not where you've been or where you're at, but where you want to be. I value the person. I have worked with clients over trauma issues, anxiety, depression, coping, existential/quality of life concerns, etc. I take an integrative approach to counseling, adjusting to best serve the client's needs. I am direct and factual in my approach with clients, as I don't believe in ambiguity or leaving someone guessing. That being said, effective counseling also requires warmth, caring and support. I find that a sprinkling of appropriate humor helps to facilitate the process, but most of all, sincerity is the key to a successful collaborative experience. I bring a lot of life experience to counseling, especially trauma/crisis issues for First Responders. I do not just talk the talk, I have walked the walk.

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Gisela Delgadillo

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting 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, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. I have also worked with clients with substance abuse issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I consider each session to be a safe space where the individual can be open and candid without the fear of judgement. I believe in listening intently to the stories the client brings to the sessions. I understand that everyone is unique and that goals should be tailored specifically to the individual’s needs and style of communication. I treat everyone with empathy, compassion, and respect. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and solution focus therapies. My experience is varied I have worked with couples, families and individuals. I use a systemic approach. I look at each individual and how he or she interacts as a member of the family. Understanding family dynamics facilitates the sessions. I work with the client to look for patterns of behaviors that can be altered to have a better outcome. If you are ready to start working towards a happier and healthier life, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Christine Holden

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Mississippi with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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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Linda Cavett

Offering therapy in FL
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with 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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Kelly Murphy

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Christine Block

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesEating disordersSelf esteem
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 addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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!

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Chelsea Mohammed

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

I am licensed in Florida with 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 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!

How to find counseling in Miami Lakes

Finding the best therapist close by in Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes. 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 Lakes, 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 Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes, 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 Miami Lakes area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Miami Lakes 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 Lakes 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 Lakes 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 Miami Lakes, 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 Miami Lakes 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 Lakes 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 Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes 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 33018 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 Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes 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 Miami Lakes, 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 Lakes 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Miami Lakes:

33014, 33016, 33018

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