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Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Better Beginnings

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
14822 Main Street, Alachua, FL 32615
Let's Connect (386) 518-6089
LOCATIONS IN ALACHUA AND ORANGE PARK/JACKSONVILLE. Better Beginnings is Florida's premier practice specializing in mental health surrounding fertility, pregnancy, loss and early parenting years. Our levels of care include prenatal preparation, traditional weekly outpatient visits and Florida's first Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (an intensive, outpatient day program). All of our team have received additional training and education in working during the time of pregnancy and postpartum. We look forward to partnering with you in your care.
Psychotherapy/counseling; psychiatry/medication management; individual, couples and family counseling sessions. Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (outpatient day treatment). Onsite, free childcare services. ***We also provide counseling and psychiatry to those who are NOT within pregnancy or postpartum.
We understand making that first phone call can be very difficult. We are here to help you determine what steps to take and understand how you can begin to feel better. We work with individuals, couples and families. We help you move from "surviving" to thriving.
Call or Better Beginnings now for a free 15 minute consultation - (386) 518-6089

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Better Beginnings

14822 Main Street

Alachua, FL 32615

(386) 518-6089

Better Beginnings

1543 Kingsley Avenue

Building 7

Orange Park, FL 32073

As the services we provide are essential to health; we are still open to serve you. We are offering both in office and telehealth.
I specialize in Anxiety, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum and Depression 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (386) 518-6089

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Better Beginnings

14822 Main Street

Alachua, FL 32615

(386) 518-6089

Better Beginnings

1543 Kingsley Avenue

Building 7

Orange Park, FL 32073

As the services we provide are essential to health; we are still open to serve you. We are offering both in office and telehealth.
I specialize in Anxiety, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum and Depression 
I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry
  • E4Health
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • New Directions | Lucet
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Florida / SW12196 Lauren W DePaola
  • Certificate from NASW LCSW / 2014
  • Certificate from Postpartum Support International 2014
  • Attended Florida State University
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Depression

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Reproductive Mental Health
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Age

Toddler
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Better Beginnings

14822 Main Street

Alachua, FL 32615

(386) 518-6089

Additional Location

Better Beginnings

1543 Kingsley Avenue

Building 7

Orange Park, FL 32073

(386) 518-6089
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As the services we provide are essential to health; we are still open to serve you. We are offering both in office and telehealth.
Call for a free consultation now - (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"
As the services we provide are essential to health; we are still open to serve you. We are offering both in office and telehealth.
Call for a free consultation now - (386) 518-6089
Better Beginnings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Last Modified: 4 Oct 2023