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Darlene Mayers

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
26 years of experience

Welcome! Chances are if you're reading this profile you are looking for help. I believe life can be hard, but solutions don't have to be! Sometimes we just need help navigating through difficulties. My name is Darlene Mayers and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders and other addictions. I also have a great deal of experience working with individuals with trauma and abuse backgrounds. I also provide life coaching services. I completed my undergraduate studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University where I earned a B.S. degree in Psychology. I completed my graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University where I earned a M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My therapeutic approach is compassionate, sensitive, sincere, respectful and interactive. I utilize a mix of many therapeutic modalities in order to develop the best treatment plan for your success. If you are ready to find solutions, I am here to help.

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Kendra Alex

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

Kendra Alex is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She obtained her degrees from Florida State University and began her career in Houston, Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Kendra worked with patients and family members affected by Cancer and related conditions. She conducted support groups, provided inpatient and outpatient services and anticipatory grief counseling. Kendra transition in to hospice care at Big Bend Hospice where she provided grief counseling and case management services. She then worked for many years at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Center where she provided inpatient services including initial assessments, individual and group counseling and case management. Kendra is also an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University in the College of Social Work. Her areas of clinical interest include; depression, abuse, grief/ bereavement, anxiety, panic disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. She uses modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address major life stressors. Kendra works with adolescents and adults.

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Jennifer Dorado

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

Hello, my name is Jennifer Dorado and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 17 years of experience working with the community as a counselor. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida International University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University. I've worked with clients on issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, substance use, self-esteem, co-dependency, interpersonal conflicts and family conflict, among others. My approach to therapy is one in which I come along side a client to support them in achieving their personal goals and to help them work through the difficult times in life. Conflict with others or painful situations can make us feel depressed, anxious, emotionally drained, and confused about how to move forward. The great news is that by taking the courageous action of working on yourself, you can get through the difficult times, experience emotional healing and continue life with more well-being and hope. My therapeutic style is compassionate, client-centered, and solution-focused. I work with clients at their own pace and my therapeutic work focuses on helping a client identify the source of the problem, find their personal strengths, and use the therapeutic tools which will help empower them to attain their goals. I am here to support you and look forward to working with you!

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Sigridur "Sigga" Irizarry

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

I am licensed in Florida with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma, abuse, 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 the things that challenge you. I am merely here to help guide you in finding those strengths. It takes courage to be vulnerable and to ask for help. That vulnerability leads to a more fulfilling and happier life and therapy can help you take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Carrie Cohen

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,MA
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience

Hello! I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Florida. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and completed my Master's degree at Florida International University. I spent much of my career in the non profit arena, working with children, adults and families experiencing a wide range of challenges. I have also supervised therapists and program directors. In addition to clinical activities, I was very involved with continuous quality improvement and quality assurance. This experience allowed me to ensure clinical services were effective, efficient and in compliance with best practice standards. Since there is really not one right way to conduct therapy, it is crucial to monitor the therapeutic interventions to make sure they are effective for each person and his or her unique situation. I am a very warm and caring person, and this can be seen during our first interaction. I truly value the individual and the situations they are currently addressing. Besides the warm and fuzzy , I am also able to view situations objectively and sensibly. I think quickly and positively. I believe in solution focused interventions, and utilize techniques from various approaches to reach goals in a timely manner; including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Didactic Behavioral (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic, Person Centered and Holistic. I am down to earth and have a great sense of humor too. (We all need to laugh sometimes!)

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Amy Meek

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. 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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Francesca Corea

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hey! I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified DBT therapist with a Master's Degree focused in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University. I’m a dedicated and compassionate counselor with seven years of professional experience counseling individuals and groups. Expertise in working with individuals suffering from mental health conditions, including anxiety, stress management, adjustment disorders, low self-confidence, life transitions, and depression. I am a strong communicator with keen perceptivity that allows me to develop possible solutions and suggestions to help clients gain practical insight into their situations. I have a passion for helping others return to their personal centers, to regain emotional balance, and to reach a state of calmness where communication can take place and healing may begin. 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. As a therapist, I believe collaborative work is truly important and you can expect tasks to focus on between sessions. I aim to make the therapeutic process feel accepting, genuine, positive, interactive, and trusting. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches that include CBT, DBT, incorporation of meditation, mindfulness, assertiveness training, and mood management, as well as providing active listening, empathy and support throughout their healing journey.

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Benjamin Zeiger

Offering therapy in FL
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Elena Parsons

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

Cancer is a frightening diagnosis. It can conjure up thoughts of spending long periods of time in difficult treatment, feeling ill, suffering and possibly even dying. If you or a loved one has cancer or any other life threatening illness, it is important to learn the physical, emotional and spiritual tools to help you through this challenging time. Everyone’s experience is different which is why I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. With over 35 years experience as a licensed counselor, I have worked with addictions, mental illness, couples & family therapy, chronic illness, coping with life changes, grief and loss. My specialty lies with chronic illnesses, especially cancer, since it was so pronounced in my family while growing up. I am certified as an Interactive Guided Imagery ℠ Practitioner helping clients draw on their own inner resources to find creative ways to problem solve and to support healing. The greatest challenge to a life threatening diagnosis is often your own inexperience facing what seems so insurmountable. There is no good reason you should take this journey alone. That is where the support of counseling steps in providing a listening ear, help with the anxiety and stress that often accompanies this type of diagnosis and providing helpful referral information. 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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Theodore Liswith

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

I am licensed in Florida with 23 years of counseling experience. I served in the U. S. Navy and U. S. Army, provided care at a Carnegie Research University, a major level 1 trauma hospital in addition to the largest provider of mental health care in the United States. I earned bachelor and master degrees with honors while earning a certificate in trauma therapy practice. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, compulsive behavior, sleep disturbances, trauma, grief, abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and challenges with confidence. Other areas of expertise include counseling related to relationship, educational, occupational, housing, financial, legal system and medical challenges, I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where events, thoughts, and feelings are shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Sneads

Finding the best therapist close by in Sneads 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 Sneads. 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 Sneads, 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads, elsewhere in Jackson, 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 Sneads area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads, 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 32460 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 Sneads 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 Sneads 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 Sneads, 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.

Sneads 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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