The town of Pembroke Park is known as a small town that means big business. It is a great place to live but you may not be able to appreciate all of its positive benefits if you are not feeling your best mentally. Mental health problems such as anxiety disorders and depression can hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. When these issues occur in your life it can be tough to figure out how to move forward.

The best thing that you can do is to contact Pembroke Park-area online counselors. These professionals will have the ability to get you through various issues. They can give you important advice that will make it easier to cope with symptoms and you can even count on these experts to simple listen when you need to vent. It will be a good situation to know that you have reliable allies in the fight against mental health issues.

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Arlene Bishop

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,CAP
AddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinician in Florida and a transplant from New York with over 24 years of experience working as a Psychiatric Social Worker. I have worked with a diverse group of clients including from the Caribbean, seeking assistance for several diagnoses such as ADHD, Bipolar Dis., Depression, Anxiety, Addiction to Relationship issues, Career Challenges, and PTSD. My counseling style can be described as eclectic drawing from my wealth of experiences. I integrate many clinical approaches such as Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness therapies I believe everyone needs a good listener to talk to at times. I believe by creating a treatment plan to empower and guide you through the ups and downs of life‘s challenges will lead to a successful outcome. I am ready and able and I am looking forward to walking that journey with you.

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Wendy McDermott

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,CCM
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

Hello and thanks for checking out BetterHelp. If you are struggling or need help dealing with a life issue you have come to the right place and I may be your person. I'm Wendy...I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in a vast array of settings. I received my MSW from the University of Oklahoma and I hold licenses in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Washington DC. My experience as well as my diverse life history and worldwide travel will help me see you as a unique and remarkable person. I am a military brat and a veteran, a sports enthusiast as well as a dedicated clinician who enjoys creating a venue for growth and adaptation. I appreciate any and all walks of life. I understand there is no one person like you and or knows what you need better than you. I will listen and provide you an avenue to explore yourself. I tend to be straight forward and direct with a kind, nonjudgemental approach. You will find that I have an open and caring attitude and I am passionate about exploring ways to help you become your best self. My practice is based on a Strengths-Based approach and or guided by Solution-Focused Brief therapeutic interventions however I am able to incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral techniques depending on your needs. I am available if you need assistance for an immediate crisis, a tune up for continued growth, a cheer leader or a "coach" to guide you through a life change or challenge. I have a good deal of experience working with individuals who have addictions, sexual trauma, end of life coping and or death grief, trauma, LBGTQ+ challenges and military life stressors. During my career I have assisted troubled, foster, adoptive, non traditional and blended families. I respect you for your courage and bravery to seek help. I realize your time is precious and would be honored to be your ally in this tough world.

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Dr. Bosco Lorio

Offering therapy in FL
License: Psy.D.,LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
16 years of experience

I am a counselor licensed in Georgia as an LPC and Florida as an LMHC while also pursing licensure to become a licensed psychologist. I have worked in mental health since 2006 both in hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Most of my experience has been focused with, both, the veteran population and LGBTQ+ community addressing various issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as issues related to sexual identity and orientation. Trauma-focused treatment and LGBTQ+ studies are areas that I've specialized in. My counseling approach is providing supportive and understanding. I firmly believe that for change to occur there must be respect, compassion, dignity, and receiving feedback to meet individuals where the client is. I attempt to remove stigma and labels associated with mental health. My main therapeutic approach is behavioral-cognitive and solution-focused however open to adapting and modifying with other therapies including motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. To seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the needed steps towards this positive change it takes courage. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Important to note that I work on this platform part-time while working full-time at a hospital. As such offer evening hours during the week and more availability on weekends. I look forward to working with you!

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Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Some of our most joyful moments in life are also fraught with the discomfort that change can bring. Being a teen in today's world, becoming a young adult, parenting through the struggles, dealing with unexpected changes, living though a pandemic; so many things we experience that can bring on confusion, discomfort, and even feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. Sometimes the changes and challenges become overwhelming and you might find yourself thinking “How do I find my way forward?" I’m no stranger to discomfort and pain, I’ve walked in those shoes throughout my life. Combining my life experiences and training while working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings from inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment, I am here to help guide you on a new path towards the life you desire most.

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Mariama Samateh

Offering therapy in FL
License: MS, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

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 to do with the system you are or were part of. Trauma, dysfunctions in the family, stress and conflicts don't happen in a vacuum they happen within the framework of systems. Taking a closer look at that system to understand context and patterns is crucial in gaining self-awareness and growth. If you are able to figure out the WHY and HOW, you will gain insight thus be able to identify tools to help manage or resolve the issues that brought you to therapy. My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment conducive for self-discovery and growth. I encourage an atmosphere of honesty, compassion and accountability. I help clients identify and use their strengths to occupy the driver's seat in their own lives. My personal goal for my clients is that even if we are unsuccessful in finding solutions to your issues, you can leave therapy with renewed sense of self and more empowered than when you started.

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Selma Rodriguez Freijo

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I have worked as a therapist for over 8 years, serving in both private practice and community mental health settings. I graduated with my masters degree in social work from Florida International University in 2016 and I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I specialize in using a range of evidence-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and psychodynamic approaches. As a therapist I have learned the importance of endorsing a non-judgmental attitude, empathy and flexibility to help patients feel safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. As a therapist, I am passionate about empowering individuals heal and transform by providing a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My experience as a therapist has taught me the importance of collaboration in the therapeutic process to help uncover inner resources and strengths to overcome challenges and achieve goals.

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Brenda S Faiber

Offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
38 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 38 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tera Campbell

Offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
10 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience. I am also a board certified behavior analyst and specialize in maladaptive behaviors. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, relationships & parenting issues. I have 24 years experience with military life, and understand the struggles with deployments, change in family dynamics, and transitions in roles. My therapeutic style is more solution-focused. I also love setting goals and expectations. 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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Ashley Kappelman

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. Many clients I have worked with are neurodivergent and I enjoy supporting people who have diverse neurotypes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Through attuned, reflective listening you'll be supported to successfully process your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Christina Laborde

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a LCSW in Florida and Nevada. I have a passion for serving others and have experience working with various populations to include active duty military, veterans, adults, adolescents, and the incarcerated population. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and needs. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Pembroke Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park. 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 Pembroke Park, 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park, elsewhere in Broward, 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 Pembroke Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park, 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 33009 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park 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 Pembroke Park, 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.

Pembroke Park 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

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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33009, 33023

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