Life is all about progress, but just like progress in society, it can come slowly, or seem like it’s not moving at all. Anxiety, depression, and other troubles can make you feel like you're suffering when it comes to making progress. A counselor based in North Miami can help you. 

Miami’s motto is “City of Progress.” It’s a town that wants to keep moving forward. Many want to progress, but they’re tangled up with past and current problems. A counselor can help detangle these problems and allow you to live a better life. Speak to a counselor today and progress. 

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Elizaveta (Liza) Patchen

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida experienced in providing guidance, mental health, and substance abuse counseling for my clients. Since 2014, I have worked with individuals struggling with various problems with addictions, depression, anxiety, traumatic events, loss of purpose, and relationship issues. I received my Bachelor’s in Culture and Arts in 2009 and my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2014. I gained my experience working with elderly individuals in inpatient settings, providing therapy services to families and individuals in an outpatient setting, as well as working with clients, struggling with addictions in an inpatient setting. In addition, I have worked with patients severely mentally ill by providing a safe place to share their world and seek solutions to their challenging life circumstances. I am trained in evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, as well as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with MBSR techniques. I am fluent in English and Russian languages. Our everyday lives are filled with events that we have no control over. Some go about their lives embracing this chaos, but for others this task may seem challenging and unattainable. I believe that with proper guidance one can accept life as spontaneous chain of events and feel comfortable throughout the process of change. I do believe that without a sense of purpose life loses its meaning, therefore in my sessions I stress the importance of finding and redefining one's purpose. I offer a range of therapeutic services, all designed to help you find your way back into a peaceful and satisfying life. Whether you're looking for a change or just feel the need to talk to somebody, I am here for you.

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Courtney Gongwer

Offering therapy in FL
License: MEd,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

Hi! I am a licensed mental health counselor with 10 years of experience working with a range of populations to include: families, couples, at risk youth and young adults, and the incarcerated population. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues/divorce, parenting problems, grief counseling, and anger management. I have also helped those with stress related issues and symptoms of PTSD. My counseling style is accepting and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and client centered therapy, however 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 you! I look forward to working with you!

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Rachel Weinstein

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

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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Dr. Cathy Guyer

Offering therapy in FL
License: Ph,D.,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist in Florida. I have been in private practice for over 30 years. I work with a wide array of people from all walks of life. Several of the areas of need including depression, trauma, grief, loss and bereavement. i have also treated individuals who are veterans, women's issues, gambling addictions, ADHD, ODD, and children/adolescent concerns. An addition area of expertise is working with the LBGQT community and with gender identity/sexuality and, gender transition. I believe in a supportive and judgment environment. Everyone is treated in a respectful and amicable manner. My treatment approach is a combination Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered and Hypnosis. Various therapeutic approaches are necessary to work with different issues. Taking a step toward healing is taking a leap toward a more fulfilled lfe.

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Douglas Fowler

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
25 years of experience

Living life has been full of challenges, pain, suffering and many good times. I have worked with people from many countries and many cultures. My approach is a mix of what therapy will be most effective for the client. No one therapy approach works for everyone. Sixty years of living has taught me a lot. A Bachelor's degree in Theology then a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling with subsequent licensure, gives me the knowledge and credentials to effectively help people. I care is the biggest gift I bring to each client that I work with. The goal of my practice is to help the person overcome the issues they bring to therapy. Then live successfully without that issue dominating their life.

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Jacquelyn Morton

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping 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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Azmia Ricchuito

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Karen Epple

Offering therapy in FL
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
27 years of experience

Are you feeling like your joie de vivre is flagging? I am ready to help you reclaim your joy. I can assist people who are feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed or lonely to find their way back to their best life. I like to provide a warm and friendly environment and feel that there can even be room in therapy for gentle humor. I value each person's story and want you to know I am dedicated to providing an open-minded, safe and compassionate therapeutic relationship with my clients to enable you to share your thoughts and feelings, and to create a comfortable, open and safe environment in which you can move forward towards a happier, more fulfilling life. I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Florida with over 27 years of professional experience. I have experience in a wide variety of settings, and with helping clients cope with grief and loss, to find ways to improve your enthusiasm and motivation, improve your self esteem, and confidence, as well as helping you find the path up and out of depression. I also have experience working with coping with the challenges that can come with life changes I know it isn't easy reaching out to ask for help, and I applaud your courage. Let's take the next steps on the road to your best life together.

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Kathie Land

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

With a wealth of experience spanning over three years, I am a dedicated LMHC specializing in youth mental health. My current role at Truecore Behavioral Solutions involves working closely with youth in the juvenile justice system, conducting biopsychosocial assessments, crafting treatment and safety plans, and conducting both individual and group therapy sessions. I previously served as a Mental Health Counselor at Westcare, where I provided comprehensive care for clients with mental health and substance use challenges. My commitment to fostering mental well-being is underlined by my extensive work history in various clinical roles, where I honed my skills in assessment, treatment planning, and therapy. As a compassionate therapist, I prioritize empathy, validation, and therapeutic techniques, ensuring that clients receive personalized care. My experience extends to managing clinical documentation, billing, and serving as an emergency screener. I am also proud to have volunteered with Crisis Text Line, providing vital support to individuals in crisis. My multifaceted career path reflects my unwavering dedication to helping individuals overcome challenges and find their path to mental wellness.

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Ronnecia Hepburn

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

I am licensed in Florida . 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. 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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed North 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 North 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 North 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 33181 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 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 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, 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 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

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:

33160, 33161, 33167, 33168, 33181

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