Sometimes the disasters of life are hard to face alone, but there is always help available. Luckily, a counselor in North Miami Beach can provide for you the opportunity to take your life back into your hands, and give you the help that you need.

North Miami Beach Contains Haulover Park and Haulover beach, which is a popular beach in the area.  There are also monasteries that are authentic there, and many different parks, including a major tennis complex.  It’s a place to relax, but if you feel like you want to reach your true potential no matter what, a counselor in the area can assist you. 

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Richard Agostinho

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
3 years of experience

Finding someone to share your experiences with, who you can trust, is an important step in your journey. I believe challenging times gives you the greatest potential to create the life you’ve wanted and dreamt of. Whether you’re looking to improve specific situations, or to make big changes in your life, I can help, support, and guide you. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic therapies. Together we will break things down, determine common themes, and identify what is and is not working for you. Using your vision for what you want in your life, you’ll gain the skills to go after it and replace the parts which no longer serve you. I earned my MSW at the University of Connecticut and a B.A. at Trinity College in Hartford, CT

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Melinda Labbe

Offering therapy in FL
License: Masters in Counseling Psy,LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 19 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, conflict resolution, communication, career challenges and military members. I also worked with individuals who have experienced trauma from sexual abuse/rape, physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I feel it is an honor to walk through the journey with my client to a better happier life. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Catherine Cavinder

Offering therapy in FL
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist (Psy.D.) in the state of Florida with 8 years of experience working as therapist and psychological evaluator in both outpatient and correctional settings. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, difficulties with anger management, relationship problems, and parenting issues. I have also helped many people with histories of addiction, physical trauma, and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the fundamental foundation for successful counseling, so I strive to provide a laid-back and non-judgmental atmosphere, where trust between client and therapist can be rooted and nurtured. I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), which are client centered and goal-oriented approaches that enable me to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. We will work together to identify faulty thinking and behavior patterns and learn better ways of coping with life’s stressors. I commend you for having the courage to seek treatment at betterhelp.com. You’ve taken the first, and perhaps most difficult step! Change is not easy, but I am here to support you in overcoming life’s obstacles and becoming the best version of you that you can be! I look forward to working with you! Take care, Dr. Cavinder

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Juliet Robinson

Offering therapy in FL
License: MS, LMHC,CTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Thank you for taking your first step in becoming the best version of yourself. I am honored that you have considered starting the journey with us. Counseling is a healing journey but is also a big step to take. So I would like to acknowledge and validate your strength in taking this BIG step. I am Juliet Robinson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, whose greatest passion is bringing healing to individuals who have been through traumatic and or stressful experience. As a practicing clinician, together we will find hope, spirituality, wholeness, wellness, freedom and empowerment. My goal is to help my all individual, who include adolescence, adult and families finding a healthy balance life style. Through this we will heal, recover and grow together, as no one should be defined by their past, but rather be refined by who they aspire to become. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with years of experience in the field of addiction and mental illness, I have worked with adolescents and adults In-patient, Outpatient and Residential settings. My servant leadership qualities and discipline of simplicity, meditation and prayer is my mission to assist in your healing, recovering and growth journey. With dedication I will assist you in walking through and around obstacles of life. I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual and so my aim is to use evidence-based and or researched based-therapy as tools to build connection to self, others, self-esteem, self-love, self-care, self worth, and healing from the scars of life. This will be done in a safe and empathetic space. Listening is key and feeling unheard is frustrating, and this is why I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of service, as I believe that fostering care and creating therapeutic relationship is the medium through which emotional, psychological and spiritual growth takes place. Human mind is the most powerful entity of the body, thus all living species are built with series of thoughts, just like the thought of putting a puzzle together. Every attempt to match pieces of puzzles together requires clear, accurate and precise thought.. It is said that, “ Lifting your eyes from the things of this world is an activity that must begin where you are.” My focus is resolving trauma and past negative experiences, emotional regulation and emotional wellbeing, enriching interpersonal skills, and establishing positive behavioral modifications. As our country and the world fights the pandemic of COVID-19, we remain to the safety and wellbeing of ourselves, families and the communities. Thus a new approach called Telehealth is formed. Telehealth, an online video counseling is used to deliver personal secure session through mobile phones or computer, reaching you anytime and anywhere given you the opportunity to create a masterpiece of your life. Education My educational background includes MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I have a BA in Business and health Service Administration from Keiser University. Both degrees from West Palm Beach, Florida. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License # MH 18800). I am Board certified TeleMental Health Provider. I am Board certified Addiction professional. I am a trained level 1 & 2 EMDR clinician. Additional Training I am EMDRIA approved trained EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist. EMDR is a research based-therapy and will be integrated in my clinical therapeutic practice.EMDR is particularly effective in the treatment of victims of accidents and crimes, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, PTSD, loss, performance anxiety and anxiety/panic. It is also becoming an increasingly known techniques for people who struggles with eating disorders, history of cutting issues, as well as substance abuse disorders. Whether trauma experience is from a single incident or something to which someone is exposed to over a long period of time, EMDR can provide quick and lasting relief. Say Yes today. Schedule your appointment so we can discuss the tools and techniques to achieve a balance and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Melinda Nemiroff

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,TF-CBT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am a clinician of over 20 years experience, once named one of the best therapists in America by Psychology Today, who works with children, adults and families. I work well with a client who appreciates a skilled and common sense, interactive approach to counseling and coaching. I am interested in helping you solve your life issues with a solution focused, here and now approach to therapy. I treat teenagers and adults and seniors, with all different types of issues, ranging from depression and anxiety, loss, handicaps and challenges, to marital , blended family/family conflict, bereavement and phase/changes of life issues. I am skilled at using many current therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as well as Dialectical-Behavioral and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy to address your concerns. I have been trained in the highly successful Gottman model of couples and marital counseling. I also utilize narrative and solution-focused therapies. I address trauma, loss/grief, relationship, marital, family and phase of life issues. I also am certified in trauma based CBT. I now practice using tele-therapy and phone. I have worked in many diverse settings , such as psychiatric emergency units/hospitals, residential, family service and schools. I was privileged to work with the Navy, Army and Coast Guard in providing therapeutic services . I have a excellent reputation as a therapist.

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Carolina Dent

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC,MEd
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
11 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Carolina Dent. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have 10 years of experience working in many different settings with all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds through telehealth and in the community. I help people to identify their goals, overcome obstacles, meet challenges, and thrive. During sessions, you can expect compassion and understanding, as well as no judgement. It is my goal to provide a safe space that is gentle, collaborative, and direct where you can feel supported, understood, and heard, in order to help you better understand and find a solution to current or long-standing challenges. I customize my treatment to meet the needs and goals of the individual. I know it can be difficult at times to reach out for help and to share your life situations with a stranger. I am here to help. I don't have a magic wand, but I can help you see the magic that is within you. I consider it an honor and a privilege for you to allow me into your life as your therapist. Thank you so much for allowing me be a part of your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Robert Barrett

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
32 years of experience

Hi, my name is Robert Barrett and I have been licensed in Florida as a clinical social worker (LCSW) since 1996. For more than 30 years I have provided counseling and psychotherapy for clients for a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depressed mood, relationship concerns, personal stress, job stress and other difficulties. As a state of Florida certified sex therapist, I am qualified to provide counseling for problems related to sexual function and sexual behavior issues. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Florida International University in Miami, FL, and post-graduate training as a clinical sexologist. I am the past clinical director of Southwest Florida Employee Assistance Program and the past Program Director for Human Services Foundation of Lee County. For ten years I was the student behavioral health counselor at Florida Southwestern State College, Punta Gorda campus. I have been a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since 2001. In counseling I utilize a “strength-based” approach known as solution-focused brief therapy. SFBT is based on helping you build solutions by focusing on your current circumstances and your hopes for the future. I also integrate concepts of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for identifying the underlying thought patterns that may be contributing to psychological distress. My focus is to help individuals and families navigate life’s sometimes arduous transitions, and my style is to offer a sincere interest in assisting clients get through difficult challenges.

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Teresa Hess

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My passion for mental health stems from a deep-seated belief in the power of self-discovery, resilience, and the potential for positive change. I firmly believe that every person possesses unique strengths and abilities that can be harnessed to overcome life's challenges and achieve a fulfilling and balanced life. I am equipped to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques. I am committed to tailoring our sessions to your specific needs, whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or any other mental health concern.

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Gail Bennett

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

I am licensed in Florida and Massachusetts with 3 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 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Margery Flenner

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and OCD, coping with addictions, relationship (codependency/attachment) issues, trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in North Miami Beach

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed North Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach, 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 33162 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach, 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 Miami Beach 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.

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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 through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in North Miami Beach:

33160, 33162

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