Palmetto Bay is on the coast of the Biscayne Bay to the east and the community enjoys spending many hours on the beach or in the water. The beaches also tend to bring visitors to town and it can sometimes feel crowded, especially if you have a mental health condition like social anxiety disorder. The Palmetto Bay counselors can help you understand and treat this problem. 

No matter how many people are visiting Palmetto Bay, you should never feel uncomfortable in your own home town. If you are struggling with anxiety for any reason, talk to one of the Palmetto Bay therapists so you can get back to normal. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida and Texas. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fl in 2007 and since then have been working in the counseling field. I have over 14 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including community based treatment, addiction treatment that include co-occurring disorders and have years of experience working in the trauma setting to support client's experiencing trauma. I have extensive training in EMDR and have experienced tremendou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MCAP,Qualified Supervisor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe that good treatment consists of establishing excellent communication and trust in a secure environment. I approach counseling and psychotherapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, logical, warmth, person-centered perspective. I have extensive experience working with youth and adults from various cultural backgrounds. I offer services to English, Hindi, Urdu,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Eileen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Eileen will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. Eileen is known for being a good listener, caring, sensitive, a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida with over 15 years experience working as a social worker and counselor . I have worked with clients, as well as some of their families, with a wide range of needs including depression, anxiety, parenting concerns, cancer diagnoses, and Lack of self love. I have also helped many people with grief and loss concerns, as well as those who have experienced trauma. I also am knowledgeable on medical concerns as well as body wellness due to working in the hospital, for hospice, and in a fitness center. I also particip...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Congratulations on taking the first step toward a positive future! Please allow me to introduce myself. I have been in practice for the past 22 years in Florida and have experience with a range of ages from 5-65. My practice has encompassed issues dealing with depression, anxiety and panic, marital issues, communication issues, Bipolar Disorder, family dynamics, divorce, self esteem issues, OCD, and ADHD with a wide range of problems associated with each. I work diligently to establish a solid rapport with each client and I encourage an open and friendly ass...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello!! Welcome to the BetterHelp Community. My name is Winnifred Pierre and I am the Licensed Clinical Social Work practicing in West Palm Beach, Florida. I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I graduated from Barry University with M.S.W in Social Work. I have experience working in various treatments with settings including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient, residential (mental health and substance use), and foster care. As a South Florida native and daughter of Haitian immigrants, I am passionate about pro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Amanda Sands and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida with over 5 years of experience working as a licensed therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and ADHD. I have used my skills to help many various populations and ages. My experience has afforded me an opportunity nurture my natural ability to provide to comfort to those that I work with . Providing a environment in which your concerns are heard and you are encouraged to move tow...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 16 years of experience in child welfare and mental health. I have had the pleasure to work with many wonderful people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, post partum depression, PTSD, OCD, parenting concerns, conflict due to divorce and relationship issues. My counseling style would be considered non judgmental and direct. I believe that everyone deserves respect and dignity and has the power to "take captive" any thoughts or issues that hinders them from living their life to the fullest. I am a mental health pr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,OSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

It takes courage to create and embrace change. My ideal client is open to the process of growth and stepping out of the comfort zone or where they are "stuck". My mantra includes the three A's ...Adjust, Adapt & Accept. My 26+ years of clinical experience have provided me the privilege to address individual, relationship and family issues. I have strong background in health, wellness & illness. I also work with grief and bereavement. I am a listener and my style is compassionate with a bit of "tough love" to help people get unstuck. My style is solution fo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hello, My name is Melissa Elliott, but I like to go by Leesa. I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Florida for over 30 years. I admire you for your courage to seek counseling by recognizing areas in your life that need peace, happiness and balance. I believe that in working with the right counselor, an individual can shorten the journey to achieving their personal goals. I enjoy being a part of the journey. I encourage my clients to add practical tools to their existing tool kit. This will enable them to apply these tools in both current and fut...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am glad you found your way here let's make it worth your while! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist in the state of Florida. I have eleven years of experience working with children, families, adults and couples. I also work as private practitioner helping individuals and families with issues related to depression, anxiety, life changes, coping with grief and self-esteem issues. I am a trained systemic therapist who see individuals as part of a system. Your current issues may have a lot...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience working with clients in Florida. I have a wide range of experience working with clients who may struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship conflict, parenting, trauma and addiction issues. I feel a therapist and client must be able to build a strong rapport which will include a foundation built on trust. My style of therapy is a blending or integration of different modalities that will fit the client and issue. These modalities could include Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, M...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! My name is Chris, and I am a clinical psychologist. I have over 10 years of mental and behavioral health experience working with a variety of populations. I've worked with individuals ages 17 through 95, and with a variety of complex problems. My expertise is working with trauma and bereavement. I am very passionate about working with the LGBTQi+ community. In this day and age, it can make considerable difference having a therapist who is an ally to members of this community - it's my paramount goal to be an ally, and to help LGBTQi+ individuals feel suppo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Greetings and welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. I graduated with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997 from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship/communication issues, marital conflict, singleness, grief/loss, anger management, low self-esteem, trauma, and spiritual concerns. I served as an adjunct professor for many years, teaching psychology and counseling at t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Florida and South Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also come from an integrative approach that utilizes modalities such as expressive arts, yoga, mindfulness, and ayurveda. My approach to therapy is to look at the whole person. 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 seeki...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I graduated from Monmouth University in 2012 and I have worked in the field of mental health since 2006. I moved from New Jersey to continue my career in Florida with military personnel. I have background in working with Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Problem Solving, Veteran Mental Health, Addiction, and Grief. I have worked in the community doing home visits , in Hospice Care , in the emergency room with Addiction, Inpatient mental health, and with Veterans. I look forward to having the opportunity to continue to help!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Texas and Tennessee, with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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. If you're willing to work hard make the changes, I am here to chee...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Deb holds state counseling licenses in New York, Florida and Virginia and works with Adolescents and Adults. Deb attended Regent University’s Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling in Virginia. In her practice, Deb emphasizes the restoration of one’s relationship with self and others. Deb graduated from Regent in 2004 with a Master’s in Counseling. Deb has worked in the helping profession for over 15 years. She serves those who suffer with Depression/Anxiety, Trauma, Victims of Sexual Abuse, Co-dependency, and Addictive Disorders.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with drug and alcohol addictions, 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Palmetto Bay, Florida (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Florida with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Palmetto Bay?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Palmetto Bay area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Palmetto Bay and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Palmetto Bay or elsewhere in Miami-Dade or the state of Florida.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Palmetto Bay therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Palmetto Bay due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Palmetto Bay and elsewhere throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Palmetto Bay to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Palmetto Bay, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Palmetto Bay, FL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 33158 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Palmetto Bay:

33157, 33158

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.