Life can feel as carefree as a kayak ride in beautiful Biscayne Bay, or it can feel as hectic as the busy streets of neighboring Miami. If you're having more hectic days than carefree ones, you may benefit from the help of a mental health professional. You may just need a little boost from a good listener, or maybe you need intensive therapy to deal with major life events. Whatever the issue, qualified therapists and counselors are here to help.

Contact a professional today to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs, whether it's to deal with difficult relationships, maange mental illness. or cope with loss.

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Dr. Edward Suarez

Offering therapy in FL
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Aloha, I am Dr. Edward Suarez. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience consulting, training and providing mental health services to a wide range of individuals around the world, including Florida, Hawaii and recently, headquartered in Morocco helping U.S. Peace Corps volunteers adjust to life in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. I received my doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii, specializing in cross-cultural approaches to severe mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bipolar and major depression) but since then have expanded my expertise into areas of adjustment, stress & coping, anxiety (including social anxiety, OCD and phobias) My training and therapeutic approach focus on using best practices such as client-centered, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including mindfulness and motivational interviewing, designed to help my clients efficiently assess and address problems in the here and now in order to achieve timely and lasting improvements. Usually this begins with a holistic assessment and focus on each person's health, diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, socialization, stress coping skills and self-care regimen, in addition to any additional specific concerns of each client I serve. My therapeutic approach emphasizes rapport building, empathic listening, radical acceptance, genuineness, and helping client's develop interpersonal (communication), intrapersonal (mental hygiene) and problem-solving skills so they can build on therapy to independently maximize their potential. The therapeutic relationship involves mutual collaboration in creating a client-based and client-driven plan so we can honestly assess and document progress and client readiness to successfully graduate and move on in a reasonable amount of time, typically just 1-2 months.

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Mark Rogers

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC,Supervisor (RMHCI),ADHD-CCSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

I am Mark Rogers, a licensed mental health counselor-supervisor (LMHC-S) in Florida. I have practiced person-centered mental health counseling for over 15 years with twenty years of experience in career and daily functioning coaching. My clients have ranged from primary school, adolescents, adults, members of the LGBTQ community, and incarcerated individuals. I have been EMDRIA trained to provide EMDR therapy (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) and I use techniques of this within the framework of cognitive behavioral therapy. Trained attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder-certified clinical service provider (ADHD-CCSP), trauma (PTSD and CPTSD). I have the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Levels 1 and 2 training for clinical hypnotherapy. My modalities include cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy (CBT and DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), EMDR with a goal of solution-focused therapy, and hypnotherapy to address trauma/anxiety/and attachment issues. Our therapeutic relationship is the most important part of counseling. During our sessions, my goal is to help you achieve your goal. I will be more focused on helping you achieve the goals you set than giving a diagnosis/label. I know that the hardest part of getting help is the process of asking (or seeking) help for an issue. Most of us do not want others to see us at less than our best. I feel that my role as a counselor is to genuinely care for my clients. A counselor should avoid judging or putting their value system in the way of progress. The only goal that I personally have for my clients is to achieve the best quality of life that they can create for themselves. I am a facilitator towards progress, but the engine that drives progress is within you. I look forward to meeting you.

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Natasha Fredericks Klein

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

It is really brave of you, to seek help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Florida. If you are looking for experience provider, I am here to help. I have provided therapy as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2013. I have a long history of treating mental health difficulty and interpersonal concerns. I am happy to provided a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. My focus is to help others reach their goals and become aware of their inner strengths. My goal is to help you grow, face your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Tiffany Ragan

Offering therapy in FL
License: PsyD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Dr. Tiffany Ragan, PsyD. is a licensed psychologist in Florida. She received her APA accredited doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, and has over 15 years of experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice, health clinics, acute rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is important and offers a client-centered approach to treatment. She utilizes modalities tailored to the individual and provides services within her scope of training to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. You will find that Dr. Ragan provides insight and strength to individuals through her non-threatening and non-judgmental approach. Her goal is to provide individuals with the tools necessary to increase satisfaction and quality of life. Dr. Ragan has successfully treated individuals struggling with the affects of trauma, anxiety disorders, adjustment difficulties, and depression. She has also worked with co-occurring disorders to include individuals recovering from substance use disorders, brain injury, and other medical conditions. Her ability to meet the client where they are and offer a holistic approach to treatment makes her an asset in the mental health field.

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Deborah Newell

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
15 years of experience

Hello & Welcome, My name is Deborah Newell and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and an Accredited Triple P Parenting Therapist. I have 14 years of experience counseling in a variety of settings. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, & families around issues of depression/anxiety, foster care/adoption, behavioral concerns, parenting, relationships/family issues, adjustment/transitions, and trauma. I approach each situation with compassion and understanding, it is my goal to provide a safe space that is gentle, collaborative, and direct in order to help you better understand and find a solution to current or long-standing challenges through a trauma sensitive approach and cognitive-behavior intervention. I look forward to supporting and guiding you on your journey to improved mental health. It is vital to be patient with yourself as you work toward your healing and change. Learn to find reasons to love yourself, embrace your uniqueness; nurture and hold yourself accountable for the changes you hope to accomplish. I enjoy helping individuals find motivation within themselves to change their lives, situations and/or relationships for the better. I assist individuals to identify the choices they can make in their own lives to reach their goals. We all experience stress in life, complications in relationships, confusion with goals and desires, Uncertainty about the future and decisions that we have made can make us lose touch with who we are and what makes us truly fulfilled and happy. Traumatic events from the past can cloud that vision even more. We can work together to gain insight into who you truly are and how you can create the life you want. Whatever reasons you may have for reaching out at this moment, I am ready to work with you as part of a collaborative relationship in which you will be respected, supported, and free to express your feelings and talk about anything without fear of judgment. I will actively listen and help guide you in identifying personal gifts, abilities, and resources you possess. Together we can effectively meet your needs and goals.

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Leva Talton

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker LCSW, licensed in the state of Florida with over 8 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, and a minor in Public Administration. I then obtained my MSW in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University where I graduated summa cum laude. I have worked with clients ranging from children as young as age 5, to late adulthood that suffer from a wide array of concerns: Anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Bipolar I and II, comorbid disorders, depression, couples counseling, family counseling, LGBTQ+ issues, schizophrenia, PTSD, and trauma. My therapy style is always to meet the client where they're at, warmly, with no judgement. We're all on this crazy journey called life together, and nobody gave us a roadmap. Of course there are going to be twists and turns and bumps in the road along the way. My job is to help you navigate through them successfully. My therapeutic approach combines mindfulness first and foremost, with cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment, solution focused therapeutic modalities. You will always be an active player in your own treatment. Your treatment plan will consist of agreed upon goals that are tailored to your specific needs and desires. Are you ready to take that first step to bettering the rest of your life? It all starts here. Let's get to work! "You must do that which you think you cannot." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Sonja Orozco

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Virginia Hagen

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefEating disordersDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 34 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders. 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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Amy Rath

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
36 years of experience

Hello! Thank you for your interest to learn about me and how I might be able to help you. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida with 36 years of professional clinical counseling experience. Through a variety of clinical practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed practice and family systems approaches, I have compassionately supported and helped clients address many life concerns. These include working through stress and anxiety, helping those living with chronic and terminal illness, supporting those coping and growing through grief and all kinds of loss, inspiring motivation, improving self esteem, and increasing confidence while facing and overcoming life changes. I have worked with individuals from childhood to senior adults, assisting them in navigating life challenges and discovering a happy and healthy life filled with more joy and peace. 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. Hope always remains for growth to take place and to experience the fulfilling life you desire! Please know that as you courageously take steps to discover and develop that life, I am here to support you and help you in that process.

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Dana Spigener

Offering therapy in FL
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in coping with addictions, depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in North Bay Village

Finding the best therapist close by in North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village. 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 North Bay Village, 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village, 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 North Bay Village area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village, 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 33141 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village 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 North Bay Village, 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.

North Bay Village 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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