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Cynthia Pinion

Offering therapy in FL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed Psychotherapist who specializes in family systems therapy. I am also a National Certified Counselor and Certified Master Life Coach. In addition to being a Therapist, I am a former Certified Family Mediator for the State of Florida and Adjunct Professor. For the past 12 years I have worked with diverse clients from all walks of life. No judgements, no labels! I also work with individuals who wish to focus on their own personal growth. I have over 30 years of extensive background experience in the Performing Arts and over 20 years in the Aviation industry. My experience in these two fields assist those clients particularly struggling with body issues, self esteem, relationships, "parenting from a distance" and infidelity. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, end of life issues and beyond. Each client is unique; so with genuine warmth, compassion and understanding I offer a customized approach which can combine: Solution-Focused, Person Centered, Intergenerational, Attachment Theory, Gottman's Method , Trauma Informed Care, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Holistic interventions and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I collaborate with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the goals they wish to accomplish in therapy. If you are ready to walk the path to achieving your best "Self," I am ready to walk with you. Let's do this!! "No dream is too big when you truly understand that abundance and happiness is your birthright"~ Author Unknown

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Ann DePoole

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

Hi, my name is Ann DePoole. So many of us have been through a difficult year and now we are again trying to readjust. I am extremely thankful that more and more people are talking openly about mental health and helping to reduce the stigma. I believe for anyone to get the most from therapy, there needs to be trust and openness between the client and therapist. I have been a therapist for 12 years, returning to school in my 40s to fulfill a lifelong dream of helping others lead their best life. I believe in mending one soul at a time. My areas of expertise include mood disorders, co-occuring disorders, trauma and substance abuse. Some of the therapies I use are CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, traumatic incident reduction and acceptance and commitment therapy.

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Adam Williams

Offering therapy in FL
License: MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
11 years of experience

Are you ready to create meaningful change in your life? Do you worry about your own effectiveness as an individual, partner or caregiver? Is it a challenge for you to respond to life stressors calmly and appropriately in a manner that promotes a positive view of self? My goal is to help spare you undue suffering so that you can meet or exceed your desired level of functioning and have the life that you deserve. For nearly 10 years I have had the pleasure of helping adults, families and young people who attend therapy. My integrative therapeutic approach is tailored to meet the needs of my clients and draws upon a variety of treatment modalities which include: person-centered, feedback-informed, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, behavioral modification, trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive and dialectical-behavioral therapies. With approximately 10,000 hours clinical experience I have had the opportunity to assist clients of all ages. My clients have helped me to build a reputation for developing quick rapport and a strong therapeutic alliance, by offering respect, unconditional positive regard, and a warm supportive counseling environment. My understanding of AD/HD, anxiety, and the ability to teach clients how to work through anger/stress are areas of strength. I have led anger management groups in clinical practice and in community settings. I am also comfortable working with survivors of sexual assault/abuse, and have additional training in acceptance and commitment therapy. It is my belief that a therapeutic relationship is most beneficial when it is personal and authentic. I enjoy using humor to share stories relevant to your individual needs, which can serve to enrich the counseling experience by adding color and warmth. I strive to provide my clients with the opportunity to be heard and tell their story in a private, secure setting free from judgment. I commend you for making an important first step and seeking additional support at this time. Please contact me so that I may help you to begin meeting your personal goals.

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Svetlana Sokol

Offering therapy in FL
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience

My name is Svetlana Sokol, LCSW. I have been licensed since 2007. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Client Centered approaches with my clients. I have been working in medical field since 2005. This experience has connected with clients dealing with chronic illness, family issues, grief and loss, end of life, and post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I am passionate about helping my clients find support, and personal happiness. I appreciate your courage to trust me to walk with you.

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Rachel Weinstein

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

Hello! My name is Rachel, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have a Master of Arts degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College and have been licensed in the state of Florida since 2002. My first profession was as a music therapist, so I bring an eclectic approach, recognizing the importance of using creative arts in our healing. I have spent most of my career helping to support adults with challenges related to relationships/communication, parenting, work stressors, communication, grief/ loss, anxiety and depression. I am directive and solution focused in approach, while being flexible and moving at your pace to support your individualized needs. I operate from a nurturing, person-centered approach, am strength based and use cognitive behavioral techniques in our work together. I believe the therapeutic relationship is both delicate and sacred. Deciding to go to therapy can sometimes be an overwhelming decision, especially when we are already stressed. We usually need to feel safe in order to allow ourselves to become vulnerable. This feeling of safety is built upon trust, which can take time, as it does in most relationships. Therapy is no different. For me, our therapeutic relationship is at the core of this process. I look forward to walking with you in your journey toward emotional wellness.

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Ian Rivera

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW,MCAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been in providing therapeutic services to clients for over 6 years. I have worked addressing a wide range of clients issues; addiction, anxiety, depression, and life changes just to name a few. I meet each of my clients where they are at in their walk of life. I work to individualize a plan of action to help you make changes to live a fulfilling life. My approach’s include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and client centered. Change is difficult, but very important in order to progress and overcome various life challenges. I am here to guide you through the difficult times in order to be the best you.

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Kelly Bednarz

Offering therapy in FL
License: M.S.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

Hi, I am Kelly Bednarz, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have been working with families, adults, and children since 2015 in a community mental health practice. This setting enabled me to work with a diverse population including clients from different socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and religions. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, family conflict, LGBTQIA-related issues, self-esteem issues, ADHD, domestic violence, as well as many other life issues. Anxiety and depression can disrupt our daily lives and make it difficult to move forward. Sometimes our self-esteem is low, and we need to focus on our strengths. Past trauma and abuse can affect our current relationships and our feelings of self-worth. Life is challenging and relationships are challenging! I work collaboratively with clients to discover patterns of behavior or relationship interactions that are not working and identify resources and tools to establish healthier and happier relationships with others as well as yourself. The therapeutic relationship is vital and meeting the client where they are is the foundation of establishing that trust. Sometimes we need an unbiased person to help us see things through a different lens. I would love to be that person! I look forward to helping you on your journey to your best self!

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Mary (Gina) Arnold

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteem
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, coping with addictions, & relationship issues. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Usmania Hamid

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem issues, and other mental health disorders. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 and empower you in that process.

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Jamilla Herring

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 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 Sopchoppy

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy, 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 32358 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy 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 Sopchoppy, 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.

Sopchoppy 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

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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.

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