Finding the right therapist can be more challenging than it seems. There are an abundance of evidence-based therapy techniques, and what works well for one challenge may not be as effective for another. The specialty that you need may not be available in your area. In addition, it can be important to consider therapeutic alliances. The effectiveness of therapy is dependent on feeling comfortable opening up to your counselor. 

With online therapy through a platform like BetterHelp, you can choose from over 30,000 mental healthcare professionals with expertise in everything from managing workplace stress to healing relationship difficulties. By filling out an online questionnaire you will be matched with a licensed therapist who meets your needs. And because rapport is so important, if for any reason you don’t feel that you connect with your therapist, you can switch at no additional cost. 

Online therapy with BetterHelp is also a convenient option for people with busy lifestyles who want to prioritize mental wellness. Appointments can be fit easily into your schedule, and with video chat, phone, and text messaging options, you can attend therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home. 

Sometimes we need a little help making positive changes in our lives, and we require something more than just life coaching to make that happen. Therapy with one of the professionals from BetterHelp supports clients in gaining fresh perspective, facilitating healthy lifestyle change, and healing past hurts. If you live in Miami Dade county and have been thinking about starting therapy, BetterHelp can get you started on your wellness journey. 

 

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Lisa Sussman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC,QS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have been working in the field for 20+ years. I utilize an eclectic approach to help improve your quality of life and to obtain the skills needed to accomplish your objectives. Interventions that may be used are Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Therapy in treating issues such as Addiction/Substance Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, and Trauma-related disorders. Awareness is the first step toward creating a positive change in one's life and helping people to heal. By beginning an inner journey of self-exploration, we can create this change together. The well-being of my clients and providing a safe, comfortable environment are of vital importance. Collaboratively, we will work to develop a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust, honesty, and respect; to accomplish your goals; and to make a positive change in your life. I know it is not always easy to take the first steps in asking for help. If you are ready to move forward, I am here to help and support you. I look forward to working with you!

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Bonnie Define

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,LMHC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida, and my Master's Degree in Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University and have been working in the field since 2001. I have worked inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, non-profit agencies, and in private practice. My experience is extensive, having done much work with couples working to strengthen and preserve their relationship, supported clients who are healing from divorce or other traumatic life events, and worked with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety or chronic stress. I have worked with clients who have a significant mental health diagnosis, as well as individuals who are in crisis. You will find me to be compassionate and thoughtful as we work together to sort through your issues and experiences in order to gain a healthy perspective and healing. Please message me if you're interested in talking before setting up a session.

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Heather Childs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,APRN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

HI, my name is Heather. I have experienced the benefits of counseling personally, and I understand the courage it takes to make the decision to take that first step, especially if the concept is new to you. My goal is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for you. I work in a very empathic and non-judgmental manner. l I have worked in health care most of my life-first as an RN, and later as a Nurse Practitioner. I realized that many of my patients were struggling with stress, anxiety and depression, so I decided to become educated as a Psychotherapist. Since that time, I have been able to help many people suffering with these issues as well as those with PTSD. I have worked with people with traumas including those who have been sexually abused or assaulted. I use several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, rapid resolution therapy, solution focused therapy and person centered therapy. I am also trained and certified as a life coach, which is helpful for people working on career goals as well as health issues and weight loss. Actually this is very helpful for everyone who wants to make positive changes in their life. If you feel stuck where you are in life, and want to move ahead, Coaching can help with that.

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Robin Lavine

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MA, MS, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My clients have taught me that everyone, (even though you think you're different) wants the same thing: to be heard, understood, and validated, so it's safe to love and be loved. With the use of psychodynamic, Jungian, and humanistic style, I listen to your stories from childhood or yesterday as we identify, explore, and process your feelings. You may find that it's okay to be angry at your mother. I'm only a phone call away and would like to assist you realize your best self. Men, that means you, too. I have 17 years of clinical experience working one-on-one, with couples, or in groups while practicing in mental health agencies, hospitals, residential facilities, and prisons. When will we start?

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Angela Finn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
AddictionsParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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Paul Cisneros

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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Amie Dunn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have a foundational belief that no one deserves to be alone on their healing journey. My name is Amie Dunn. I have spent the last 25 years dedicated to helping individuals and families struggling with mental health issues. I obtained two master’s degrees, one in Cognitive and Behavioral Disabilities as well as in Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation. I am furthering my studies as well with a doctoral program with a PhD in Psychology and am eager to complete that journey, reaching a very personal goal after my own traumatic event rocked my life. My post-graduate work has allowed me to specialize in trauma, with certifications in Sexual Abuse, Play Therapy, and Art therapy. I hold certifications in specific modalities including Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention Therapy, Trauma Informed Consent Therapy, and Child Adoptions Related Therapy, Mindfulness and Certified Professional Life Coaching. I am a Preferred Provided for the Department of Children and Families/Child Protective Services Division program. My specialized skill sets have also led me to be a sworn in expert witness for Pinellas. Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando Counties, respectively. For the past twenty-five years, I have dedicated myself to working with military veterans, children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with trauma. I look forward to the opportunity of hearing your story. I approach each individual with respect, reliability and real-life experiences resulting in a level of respectable relatability. No one person fits in a square box and can find all the answers from a textbook. As a Play Therapist I seek healing for others outside the norms of traditional counseling. I believe it has to hit home and be real, truly real for trust and safety to build. This is the place where each client feels empowered to use their voice! It is my honor to offer services helping individuals seeking to find hope and healing. Everyone deserves support in their healing journey and should never feel alone. My hope and commitment to each of my clients is for every single person to have the life they want and so deserve.

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Patricia Bilitzke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Corazan Ennis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping 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 relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Diana Schaffer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I’m so glad that you are reaching out to find help in this chaotic world we are living in! So many people choose to live in “anxious mode”, but by taking this first step, we can work toward changing your life to “happy and stress-free mode”. I started my journey as a behavior disorders teacher turned elementary school counselor. After retirement, I continued my career and followed my dream of earning my license and opening my own counseling practice. In my practice I have worked with all ages dealing with various issues such as post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, grief, depression, family relationships, abuse, divorce, and couples therapy. I also worked with many clients referred from the Division of Family Services relating to parenting skills and child abuse/neglect. I love helping people change their mindset from “I can’t take this anymore!” to “Oh, life is good after all!” Sometimes another person’s perspective on situations helps volumes, and that is what I do. I help offer solutions using a variety of techniques in a non-judgmental and compassionate way. My style includes Behavior-focused therapy, Person-centered therapy, and Reality therapy, with some Mindfulness all rolled in together to fit your personal needs and unique personality. I love life, and each day is an adventure-I hope that I can help you on your journey to find this same love of life!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Miami

Finding the best therapist close by in Miami 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 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. 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, 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Miami, 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 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 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 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 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 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Miami 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 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 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 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 33142 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 counselor?

Before seeing your Miami 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.

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 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 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, 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 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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