With a wide range of sports facilities, including places to play tennis, basketball, baseball, and soccer, Miami Shores is a haven for sports enthusiasts. In the sport of life, the rules seem unclear and the stakes extremely high. Getting through each day can be a major ordeal.

Anxiety, depression, and grief add to the difficulty of life’s unfortunate circumstances. It’s hard to control your mind, emotions, and actions when you’re struggling with mental health issues. What you need most is help and support. Talk to a counselor in the Miami Shores area to start working toward your most cherished goals.

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Deborah Abram

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Hello: I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have years of experience working with people who want to make positive changes in their lives. I consider myself eclectic using all the tools in my tool bag to help my clients with issues they may be experiencing. I have worked with clients dealing with various life challenges such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues. Besides having been a LMHC for twenty years I am also certified as a creativity coach and Spiritual Director. As a Spiritual Director we talk about your faith and how it is guiding you in your life. I am warm and caring. I I am non-judgmental and help to put you at ease. I know it can be difficult at times to reach out for help and to share your life situations with a stranger. I would be happy to journey with you on this new stage of discovery and self-growth. I am here to help. I don't have a magic wand but I can help you see the magic that is within you. I will do live chat, phone or video with messaging in between. I will not do just messaging . I look forward to working with you.

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Janice Carr

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMFT, LCMHC,NCC
Trauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

ABOUT ME: Hello! So glad you’re here! My career path has not been traditional. It took many different twists and turns in the corporate and commercial world before I found my place as a counselor and therapist. My professional life experiences have expanded the knowledge and understanding I’m able to incorporate into helping you recognize, address, resolve, or just alleviate your life problems along with your wants, needs, or concerns. And, sometimes, it’s just a matter of having someone to talk to that will listen. That’s ok too! I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MT2839) in the State of Florida, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (8160) in North Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor In Colorado (LPC.0019501), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and have been Certified in Telehealth, Grief Counseling, and Trauma. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from California State University and my undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Interpersonal Communication with an emphasis in Psychology. My work has included a broad spectrum of culturally diverse populations that include adults, adolescents, children, and families. The venues have included military installations (worldwide), homeless shelters for women and teens, community mental health centers, private practice, family services, along with a mental health crisis center. Within these settings I have worked with the kind of personal problems and challenges that so many of us face daily -- that are at once shared as part of our common humanity and yet are uniquely and individually our own. I’m here to help you resolve the issues and concerns that are impacting your life, your goals, your relationships. Let me help. SPECIALTIES: Relationship Issues, Trauma, Self esteem, Grief, Coping with life changes. Also experienced in: Addictions, physical and/or sexual abuse, personality disorders, depression, stress, and anxiety. Clinical Approaches: My base approach to individual therapy is client centered. However, depending on the needs of the individual client therapy may integrate solution focused, cognitive behavioral (CBT), motivational interviewing and/or other theoretical practices depending on what best serves you as my client. In family counseling my preference is a systems approach. Years of Experience: 16 + years

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Dr. James Kowalski

Offering therapy in FL
License: EdD,MS ,MAC(Master Addiction Counselor)
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 30 years. I am licensed in four states which are Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and West Virginia. The journey has been both professionally and personally rewarding! My professional experiences have helped me build a distinctive and solid skill set to facilitate clients in developing life-long well being. I have extensive experience and certifications working with clients that have substance abuse related challenges. I am certified as a Master Addiction Counselor. I have training and expertise working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and stress challenges. I am a certified Anger Management treatment provider. I also work with the geriatric population. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating every one with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing techniques. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life. I believe that persons change and grow only when they decide to do so. Take the first steps towards a change is a courageous undertaking. I offer help to support and empower you. It is at this time when we experience a growth that helps us thrive toward being our personal best. To your wellness, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Lorraine Turner

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSleeping disordersDepression
16 years of experience

Greetings! I have been pro-actively involved in mental health practice for over 15 years and my simple goal for you is to feel well with who you are; enhance what you believe, and grow with how you see the world. Some may say this is a lofty goal, but with the work you put in, and with the discussions we have, this is achievable! I have a wide berth of experience working with diverse populations including adults, children, teens, and military personnel (whether active duty or retired). A significant part of my career has been spent with individuals with serious medical conditions, autism spectrum disturbances, trauma-related disturbances, those who wish to change their relationship with alcohol, those experiencing ongoing grief and loss, post-partum depression and children/teens with difficulties in the academic setting. This is only a partial list of experience.

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Norma Owens-Hixon

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC,MH11167
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I, Norma Owens-Hixon, received my Master’s Degree from the University of North Florida in Mental Health Counseling. I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have worked full-time at Northeast Florida State Hospital for 15 years, first as a Mental Health Program Analyst/Auditor and now as a Clinical Counselor in the Psychology Department. I have experience as a Child Protective Investigator, Family Service Counselor, and Independent Contract Therapist with the Department of Juvenile Justice through Daniel Kids. I am dedicated to facilitating positive growth and enriching the lives of others by endorsing an eclectic approach to counseling. In my spare time, I enjoy walking and arts & music.

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Thomas Boyle

Offering therapy in FL
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Connecticut with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with substance abuse, relationship issues, anger management, depression, those who have had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. 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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Tracy Zuber

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 25 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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Melissa Stahl

Offering therapy in FL
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Missouri with 11 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. 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 Black

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with 11 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. I am a laid-back kind of therapist who understands the importance of listening. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. 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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Danielle Vigliarolo

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related 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.

How to find counseling in Miami Shores

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Miami Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores, 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 Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores 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 33138 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 Shores 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 Shores 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 Shores, 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 Shores 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 Shores:

33138, 33141

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