When you are trying to deal with depression, managing the rest of your life may seem impossible. You struggle to get to work every day and take care of the household. In fact, some days you don’t even want to get out of bed. Depression can be debilitating but it is treatable and the City of Pinecrest has a multitude of therapists who are dedicated to treating depression and other mental conditions. 

Pinecrest is a small town with a big taste for the outdoors. There are five parks with almost 40 acres of land for your enjoyment. They have fishing, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, a recreation center, batting cages, and much more. If you have depression, it is hard to get out and enjoy anything. Talk to one of the therapists in Pinecrest right away for help.  

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Althea Sawyers

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMFT,CCHt
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

As a Florida Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience, I currently work online in Private Practice using evidence-based models of therapy that get results. My experience includes working with clients that present a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma-related issues, goal-setting hurdles, and other areas of needing self-empowerment. My mission is to empower you to overcome the obstacles of anxiety and depression, to become unstuck in accomplishing your goals, to begin feeling fulfilled, to step out of the shadows and fears caused by past traumatic events, to take back the reins of control in your life, and to start living a life of fulfillment, peace, balance, and be the overcomer! I would be honored to accompany you on your journey of rediscovering and re-establishing your strengths, and be equipped with the tools you need to become better problem solvers. I realize that it’s not easy to decide on which therapist may be best for you, but I’m hoping you will take a leap of faith and give us a chance to work together. I’m looking forward to meeting you soon and to helping you accomplish your goals!

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Dr. Kristy Becraft

Offering therapy in FL
License: PhD, LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step, and that is not always easy. I have found that one of the most important aspects in the success of counseling is having a good match between the client and counselor. So, I invite you to read a little bit about me and contact me with any questions you may have. I am a PhD level, licensed therapist with over 16 years of experience in the field. I have worked in a variety of capacities and have been independently licensed since 2011. I specialize in treating challenges related to stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, relationship dynamics (including parenting and family issues), trauma, grief, self-esteem and identity, career difficulties, and existential concerns. I approach therapy from the perspective that you, the client, are the expert on your own life. My role is to provide support, objectivity, and to help you to develop the insight and the tools to use to get you where you want to be. My practice includes the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction, logo therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a competent, open-minded, and genuine practitioner and will treat you with respect and non-judgment. My goal is to help you become your most authentic, happy, and fulfilled self. It would be my privilege to do this work alongside you. I look forward to connecting with you! Dr. Kristy Becraft, PhD, LPC (She/Her)

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Robert Pritz

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families. I am dedicated to the field of psychotherapy and committed to the client/therapist relationship. As a therapist, I am non-judgmental, empathetic and eager to see you become your best self. I am open minded and value the art of listening. I believe in the power of gained insight and self awareness. I trust that you can succeed in whatever it is you set your mind to. As a therapist and client team- We got this! You will experience the growth you desire. As your therapist, I will commit myself to align with you and your desired outcomes. My hope is for you to experience healing, clarity and serenity. I sincerely believe in you. You will walk away from our sessions feeling empowered and capable.

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Claudia Adade

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lequoia Bell-Person

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & 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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Courtney Hendrickson

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional therapy experience while having worked in the Social Work field for over 20 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, 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. I am here to help you navigate those strengths to heal and overcome difficult moments in your life. Change can be very hard, and I recognize that it takes courage to take the first steps towards that change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey as well as make sure you are not taking it alone. We are a team, and I will be your co-pilot as we navigate journey together. I have worked with many populations throughout my career which led me towards my LCSW to better help clients. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds but have always come back to helping teens and young adults find their voice and path. I am certified in the High-Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) model which helps clients reach their goals and creates a team to assist them with their goals. I am also a certified trainer for HFW. I find this model is a great tool for parents and their children to work together to reach individual and mutual goals for the family. I have won a Cooperman-Bogue Award from the Juvenile Welfare Board for my work with youth as well as the Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force Leadership Award for my work with Domestic and Teen Violence survivors. I look forward to meeting you and helping you create your goals for your future!

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Parinaz Fard-Aghaie

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Jamie Kopp

Offering therapy in FL
Relationship issues
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues. 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.

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Jennifer Arevalo-Rodriguez

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Jennie Moses

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & career difficulties. 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 Pinecrest

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest, 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 33156 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest 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 Pinecrest, 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.

Pinecrest 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 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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