Exploring popular searches for therapists in your area often brings up lots of great options, but you may find yourself feeling frustrated by a lack of skilled practitioners with openings that fit into your own life and schedule. 

Experienced mental health therapists in North Lauderdale, FL, can provide a supportive environment, engage in solution-focused strategies, and actively listen—all qualities that make for superb care. They might also specialize in guiding clients like you through traumatic experiences like child abuse, internal conflicts such as self-esteem issues, or the intrusive symptoms of other conditions like chronic pain or autism spectrum disorder. 

No matter how long you’ve been struggling, you can rediscover inner peace. If you live in North Lauderdale, FL, consider finding therapists who meet your unique needs using our online platform.

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Dr. Dana Scoville

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health professional in Florida, with 20+ years of experience. My approach to therapy focuses on a positive and empowering approach, encompassing a range of techniques from different theories. I will assist you in focusing on your strengths and how you can increase your own resilience and adaptability to help you through difficult times versus focusing trying to change things beyond your control. I believe that mental health is a lifestyle, just as we need to maintain our physical health, mental health requires work and attention too. Mental health is not a 2-sided concept--it is not that you are or you are not mentally healthy, think of it as more of a continuum or spectrum with optimal functioning on end and least optimal functioning on the other end. Where is your health on the spectrum and how can we help you move more into the optimal direction? There are no quick fixes or magic cures for all that troubles you, but with some lifestyle adjustments you can improve your overall well-being. I would like to help you examine your life and create lifestyle improvements that are unique to your needs and abilities.

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Maryssa St Fort

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to Better Help! My name is Maryssa St. Fort and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I obtained both my undergraduate and graduate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Throughout my years of working in the mental health field, I gained experience in individual, family and couples counseling. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who have difficulty coping with everyday life situations. I have helped these individuals improve their everyday functioning and have helped couples work through some difficult times in their relationship. I have been a therapist in the for over 6 years and have taken an active role in my community, as she has worked with nonprofit organizations to assist families in Broward County obtain counseling services. In addition to my counseling skills I has held a leadership role with a nonprofit organization for the past several years, overseeing the daily functions of a grant funded program. It's not always easy to ask for help but it takes a string and courageous person to do so and you have taken the first step! I look forward to working with you!

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Tricia Walsh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed psychotherapist with extensive experience serving diverse populations struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and various medical conditions such as cancer and chronic illness. I believe the most important catalyst for change is the relationship between therapist and client. My goal is to partner with you to reach your desired goals in a therapeutic environment. We will take these steps together to foster positive change while creating individual strategies for self-empowerment. I have been trained in EMDR which is a theory based on the belief that our brains have a natural system for processing information and experiences so that we can keep what we need for wisdom, learning, and growth. EMDR uses eye movements and other right-left stimulation to activate your brain’s processing system so you can successfully process past experiences and let go of what is not useful to you. I believe our past effects our present and future- both in adaptive and maladaptive ways. I would be honored to be a part of your journey to emotional wellbeing, inner peace, and self-love

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Timothy Rowell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a social worker licensed in Alabama and Florida with over 13 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma related challenges, addiction to substances, and psychosis. I believe it is important my patients feel comfortable engaging with me and know they will never be judged for anything they disclose during session. I believe the moment this occurs work will halt as honesty between us is essential to healing. I believe in treating everyone with care, respect, and being genuine with my patients. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, and dialectic behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes effort and work to make changes to our lives. When we work together in a collaborative effort we can make the progress you desire. My hope is to see you be successful and help you achieve the quality of life you desire and deserve. I look forward to working with you!

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Rachel Weinstein

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have a Master of Arts degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College and have been licensed in the state of Florida since 2002. My first profession was as a music therapist, so I bring an eclectic approach, recognizing the importance of using creative arts in our healing. I have spent most of my career helping to support adults with challenges related to relationships/communication, parenting, work stressors, communication, grief/ loss, anxiety and depression. I am directive and solution focused in approach, while being flexible and moving at your pace to support your individualized needs. I operate from a nurturing, person-centered approach, am strength based and use cognitive behavioral techniques in our work together. I believe the therapeutic relationship is both delicate and sacred. Deciding to go to therapy can sometimes be an overwhelming decision, especially when we are already stressed. We usually need to feel safe in order to allow ourselves to become vulnerable. This feeling of safety is built upon trust, which can take time, as it does in most relationships. Therapy is no different. For me, our therapeutic relationship is at the core of this process. I look forward to walking with you in your journey toward emotional wellness.

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Joel Bergman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,CAP,SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have worked in the field of addiction for the past 20 years. I am a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in FL as well as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) under the Department of Transportation. I received my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from Springfield College in Tampa and am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Human Services Administration at NOVA Southeastern University. I have worked with adults and adolescents with addiction problems and co-existing disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder to name a few. I am extremely passionate about helping my clients overcome their mental health and addiction problems as well as their behavioral challenges. My goal as a professional is to bring my clients to a point where they can function as a productive member of society, become the best version of themselves, and improve the quality of their lives. I was the Clinical Manager for Big Bear Behavioral Health in Hillsborough, Sarasota, and Manatee counties, I was also the Clinical Director for two and a half years at at the ACTS Adolescents Residential program, and for the past four years I have been Clinical Director of 7 Summit Pathways Treatment Facility. In addition to working for other established agencies, I have worked with my wife in our own treatment agency for the past eighteen years. Together we run our Transitional Living Program, provide outpatient services for our clients such as individual therapy, and facilitate interventions for families and friends of addicts. We have provided trainings to many professionals in both New York and Florida.

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Oswaldo Castro

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
LGBTFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, 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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Kelly Larson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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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Paul Comeau

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Florida with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, 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!

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Alana Woods

Clinical therapist offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Alana Woods. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my MSW from the University of West Florida. I have a passion for strength-based, client-centered work that aims to make sure that you are heard, supported, and valued throughout the treatment process. I believe that every individual has the skills and strength within them to overcome any difficulty they face. It is my goal to help you recognize the resiliency within yourself to increase your ability to achieve your best potential. I believe in transparency, collaboration, advocacy, and the importance of our therapeutic relationship in helping you to heal. My prior work experience includes working as a clinician with individuals, children, adults, families, and couples. I have additional experience working in community mental health, substance use, and child welfare. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention. I also utilize techniques from play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am skilled at working with individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, behavioral disturbances, interpersonal and familial conflicts, and personality traits. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in North Lauderdale

Finding the best therapist close by in North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale. 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 Lauderdale, 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find North Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale, elsewhere in Broward, 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in North Lauderdale, 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a North Lauderdale 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.

North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 33068 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 North Lauderdale counselor?

Before seeing your North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale.

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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale 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 North Lauderdale, 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 Lauderdale 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.

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