Struggling with your mental health can prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. Even when you live in one of the most pleasant places in the country, it can be tough to fully appreciate it. You want to be able to join the smiling faces that surround you, but you simply cannot find it within yourself. You are not alone in struggling with depression or anxiety issues and there are options for you to seek help.

Finding a dedicated South Miami-area counselor can help you to change your situation. Dealing with these depression or anxiety issues can be tough but it will feel like less of a burden when you have help. A compassionate professional will be ready to listen and help. Take the time to talk to a counselor today and start to feel better about life.

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Latoya Claxton

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC ,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Latoya Claxton and as a license mental health counselor in the field over 7 years, I am here to assist YOU through your most challenging struggles and times in life. You no longer need to continue to struggle, feel unloved, isolate, feel the emotional, mental pain and feel alone. Everyone needs someone that is non-judgmental with a safe place to just listen at times and/or someone to provides the tools to get through the unexpected issues that can range from depression, loss of a job, pet, friend, partner, or family member, anxiety, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, trauma, family issues, and/or learning to have balance. I would like to be that person for you, that person you can build a positive rapport and work through life unexpecting challenges and struggles with the use of various therapeutic approaches. With the help of the therapeutic approaches and a counselor that is willing to guide you with empathy, compassion, and patience to deal with the difficult emotions and help you to reach your goals. I am willing to work with you through text, email, or video, whichever platform you prefer to take the next step to change your life.

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Melissa Whitlow

Offering therapy in FL
License: MA, LMHC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas with 16 years of counseling experience. I work with individuals and couples facing issues with depression, anxiety, communication, infidelity, parenting issues, addictions and OCD. My approach to counseling is from a cognitive-behavioral framework to help empower the client towards change. The loss and hardships that I have faced in my own life have helped me to be empathic with my clients. If you are ready to make changes in your life and relationships I am here to help you take that step.

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Marcia Winter

Offering therapy in FL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I began my career in the child dependency field and worked with children and families. I currently work in the hospital setting and my current role is the emergency room social worker. Many of the patients I see have experienced a traumatic event or recent life change. I primarily complete brief interventions in my current role. It would be nice to have a longer-term relationship with my clients to help them achieve their goals. I have a variety of work experience with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, death and dying, loss and trauma. My therapy style is open and nonjudgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. It is a big step to seek therapy and start making changes in your life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and help you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Rose Topal

Offering therapy in FL
License: MA,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

When you join me in a therapeutic relationship you will find an open-minded, curious, and accepting clinician. I am a counselor who seeks to empower you, as you address the series of adjustments that is life. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I also have over 15 years of experience as a life and career coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, life transitions, OCD and ADHD. I also work to help my clients learn how to live with and thrive despite experiences of trauma, emotional or physical abuse, or diagnoses of complex/serious mental health illnesses. My therapy style is warm and interactive, I believe in treating each person with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels; my goal is always to share space with you as we both work together to achieve a sense of well-being. My approach combines an eclectic style that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT, Parts Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, mindfulness, REBT therapy, Somatic/Body Based, EMDR, and Brainspotting. Please allow me to share space with you as you begin this very brave journey of casting aside your pain and discomfort to seek a life of intentionality. I am here to support and empower you as you embark on your journey. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Welcome, I look forward to working with you!

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Judith Gordon

Offering therapy in FL
License: LMHC,JUDITH GORDON
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have a Master of Arts degree in counseling and a Master of Business Administration. I have over six years of experience in the field. My work involved working in Community Mental Health and private practice. I am also knowledgeable in Business areas as well so I can help you get through some of the difficult financial decisions you have to make. Your current situation should not determine who you are and where you are going, it is just a starting point. Sometimes we are stuck and need someone to help us get over the obstacle. I believe we can work together to achieve that goal. I am a very understanding and caring person with a listening ear ready to hear. I lean towards an integrative approach drawing on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques because I want to offer the most effective methods to address your individual needs. I also counsel from a Christian world view if you are open to that. This is my story. What's yours? Let's talk. Thank you for reading my profile. Specialties Depression Anxiety Anger management I am also experienced in substance abuse, self-esteem, money and financial issues, forgiveness, career counseling and behavioral issues Clinical Approach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Client Centered.

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Dr. John Stiles

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
40 years of experience

I am licensed inFlorida with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kayla Goldsby

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
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, coping with addictions, anger management, & 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 sign up for therapy can be overwhelming and take courage. I am excited to begin this therapy journey with you and want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

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Todd Robinson

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepression
13 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor practicing in the state of Florida for the past 13 years. Much of my experience comes from working in a community mental health non-profit. This has given me the good fortune to work with adults and adolescents from all walks of life with all sorts of struggles, from mood disorders such as depression, difficulties with anger management and anxiety, to struggles within a family or relationship, to finding ways to cope with the everyday stressors that come with living in a very complicated time. I am a firm believer that anyone can benefit from counseling without some negative stigma. We all have times when a little outside perspective can help. I believe therapy should be an active conversation; we have moved far beyond laying on a couch and staring at a ceiling. My interventions often tend to be eclectic - a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy, existentialism, solution focused treatment, client centered treatment, and even some humor when appropriate. Opening up about the difficulties we face can be a challenging but liberating experience. I applaud you taking this first step, and look forward to working with you.

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Yeneisy Fernandez

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Bonnie Perez

Offering therapy in FL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

You already have everything you need to feel whole inside of you. But sometimes, life can make it difficult to find that wholeness. My goal as a therapist is to help you navigate life’s challenges by guiding you to the centered place that already exists inside of all of us. Seeking help is not easy. You have already taken the first step, and I commend you for this! Finding the right therapist is key to a successful therapeutic experience. Empathy and trust are the building blocks of any successful relationship, especially a therapeutic one. As your therapist, I will offer you a safe non-judgmental space where you can be open to the possibilities already inside of you. As your therapist, I will help you to identify the thoughts and feelings that stand in the way of your centered place. You will learn a combination of mindfulness practices and cognitive behavioral strategies that will help you to face the challenges that come your way. As you move towards self-awareness, I will help you also learn self-acceptance so that you can feel confident no matter what life brings. I welcome the opportunity guide you on your journey to finding your wholeness! Please feel free to message me to schedule an initial consultation. I practice telehealth in Florida.

How to find counseling in South Miami

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed South Miami 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 South Miami 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 South Miami 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 South Miami, 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 South Miami 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 South Miami 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 South Miami 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 South Miami 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 South Miami 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 33143 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 South Miami 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 South Miami 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 South Miami, 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.

South Miami 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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in South Miami:

33143, 33155

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