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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, MSW, LCSW LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! I am so glad you're here. A safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment is key to bringing about the change clients are seeking in their lives and in their relationships. Creating that kind of environment in counseling is my primary goal. Additionally, I bring a breadth of training and experience that allows me to utilize a blend of approaches to counseling dealing with a wide range of concerns. My approach is eclectic—tailored to each client's unique needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a helpful counse...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC ,CCMHC ,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, My name is Waynette Speakman. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am also a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider (BC-THP). I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a Master's in Counseling. I primarily work from an Adlerian counseling perspective as it utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral techniques. I incorporate...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 10

Hi and thank you for having the courage to take this first step. Life is a journey. Through my passion to empower you, I will help move you on a path forward in life. I will guide you through discovering your strengths and self-awareness to bring you clarity and direction. I am open-minded and create an environment that promotes healing and transformation. I was born and raised in upstate New York. Completed my bachelors in exercise science from Ithaca College and a masters in social work from University of South Florida. I am a licensed clinical social wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LMHC,NBCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 17

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and briefly explain the therapeutic process. My name is Gale Kelley and I am a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), in Clinical Psychology and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. Over the past sixteen years I have provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy to people of all ages and backgrounds who find themselves faced with a variety of mental health concerns. From a client-centered perspective, I believe that we all possess the strengths needed to attain and maintain...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD.,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 24

I know the decision to seek therapy and to find the 'right' therapist is not an easy one. So, I do my best to provide the mental guidance and emotional balance that you may be looking for. My approach is eclectic but I think a touch of humor is essential to ease the anxieties and to bring about that elusive feeling of emotional stability. My treatment specialties include relationship problems, feelings of depression, stress and anxiety, low self esteem, along with issues connected to alcohol and substance abuse.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,NCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Indiana and Florida with more than 2 decades of experience treating and supporting youth, adults and families. In my work I have helped individuals and families identify and address the issues that are causing them distress. These range from depression and anxiety to physical and sexual abuse. I have worked with those struggling with addiction and have provided support for those who love individuals with addictions. It is my belief is that it is within a warm, trusting relationship that individuals are most likely t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Beatrice and Congratulations on taking the first step towards improving your emotional well-being. I look forward to helping you navigate and effectively manage your mood and stress. I received my master’s degree from Barry University and am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida. My experience over the past 12 years have been in the mental health field and worked 5 years at a Florida State Hospital. This was an inpatient setting to help others that may need more intensive and long term support in stabilizing their mental health. For the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,NCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I value family units and children and adolescents being provided an environment in which they are able to thrive as individuals. Historically, I've worked with adolescents who were in the foster care system needing psychoeducational independent living skills to better be equipt as an adult to contribute to society and able to navigate through the world. Also, providing individuals tools to navigate through life crisis is very important to assist in being functional and having coping mechanism help go...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition, I have a great deal of experience in working with people who have experienced problems with alcohol and drug abuse issues. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and highly engaged. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, EDS,Mai Steinbook LMHC Eds
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I’m a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience and a Specialization in varying exceptionalities My experience has been in a variety of mental health disorders such as: developmental and behavioral, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, PARENTING, existensional issues of adults and the elderly. As a Mental Health Counselor I’m very empathetic, open minded, compassionate, with good communicative skills to fulfill their goals. I used rational-emotive therapy, cognitive-behavioral, existential and psychodynamic ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and congratulations for embarking on a new journey to peruse mental health wellness. My name is Victoria and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I have eight years of experience working with individuals, families, groups, communities, partial hospitalization (PHP)/ intensive outpatient (IOP), and crises stabilization. Over the last eight years I have worked as a case manager, counselor, licensed therapist, and manager of outpatient programs. My goal when working with you is to provide a safe and positive experience where we can ident...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MCAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a general mental health practitioner and addictions professional currently providing counseling services to residents of Florida. My mission as a therapist is to assist clients in learning new skills and empowering them to reach their goals. I approach counseling from non-judgmental and multicultural perspectives to ensure clients feel heard and understood. I also feel strongly about working as a team with my clients so they can get the best service I have to offer. Life can be challenging and sometimes we need a little assistance to navigate it; I’d be honor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 26

Hey, I think it’s time for a deep breath! The more we chase speculation the more we turn those things into a mental drain. Most of us just need to slow things down and relax, to let our natural gifts come to the surface. Sometimes the assets in our toolboxes get a little rusty. I can help you re-discover them for current and upcoming challenging scenarios. For over 25 years my client base has encompassed individuals, couples, and families in a number of diverse areas. I have counseled in homes, organizations, schools, places of worship, and the military. Ten ye...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.ED,LMHC-FL,LPC-TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Experienced online therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health industry both FL and TX. Highly skilled in Child/Adolescent Development and Adults. I provide Individual Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness/Meditation, Yoga CBT. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, also approved by the State of Florida to be a Clinical Supervisor in FL. I also am licensed the state of TX as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Gannon ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! I am glad you took this step towards healing and growth. Whatever your specific struggles are, I can help lead you towards their resolution. My approach is to create a safe and grounded space for you while getting to the root of your issue. Healing from a foundational place will create lasting changes over time. As we uncover these deeper layers, I make sure that you feel grounded and maintain a sense of calm and safety. My goal is to help you heal, grow, become more resilient and feel confident in facing whatever life may present to you in the future. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I am very passionate about what I do because I believe that optimal mental health can truly make a difference in our everyday lives. It is important for everyone to have the tools they need to manage day to day obstacles in order to prevent severe disruptions in their overall wellbeing. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and com...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Florida with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping couples with relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hi, I'm Jodi Paris. I'm a licensed marriage & family therapist in both California and Florida. Over the last 25 years, I have helped my clients improve their lives and become the best version of themselves. By utilizing various therapy techniques, I increase my clients confidence, personal strengths, self esteem, resilience, as well as strengthen their relationships . My style of therapy is warm and personal. I believe in treating every individual with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while building a strong trustworthy rapport. Together, we will come up with ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed therapist, in Florida, with over 15 years of experience helping adults, teens, and children work through life's challenges. I have experience in helping clients with symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, family conflicts, grief, and trauma. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Miami, Florida (South Miami, FL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Florida with over 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In South Miami?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the South Miami area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in South Miami and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of South Miami or elsewhere in Miami-Dade or the state of Florida.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified South Miami therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of South Miami and elsewhere throughout the state of Florida you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around South Miami to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In South Miami, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in South Miami, FL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 33143 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

33143, 33155

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.