Better Beginnings

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Better Beginnings

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Better Beginnings
14822 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32615
Call Lauren DePaola
(352) 462-9484
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Better Beginnings
1543 Kingsley Avenue
Building 7
Orange Park, FL 32073
(352) 462-9484
Announcement icon As the services we provide are essential to health; we are still open to serve you. We are offering both in office and telehealth.

About

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.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Coventry
  • E4Health
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Florida / SW12196
  • School: Florida State University

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: NASW / LCSW
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: Postpartum Support International
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Better Beginnings's Groups

Transition to Parenthood

Call to sign up for online course- do it at your own leisure! Learn about positive communication, discovering expectations, and emotional health to prepare for baby's arrival, including those preparing for adoption. We also cover the topic of preparing your relationship for the emotional and psychological journey of pregnancy and parenthood.

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Groups (FREE!)

Mom Squad: a free support group for pregnancy and parenting Moms. Weekly discussions include the many topics that come along with the roles of womanhood/motherhood. Little ones welcome; nursery services available free of charge.

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Loss: Pregnancy & Infant (FREE!)

Come join this supportive, "safe" and welcoming group in discussing all things related to pregnancy and infant loss. Information, support and coping mechanisms will also be discussed regarding complicated grief. Gain support from knowing you're not alone and not to blame. {FREE & significant other/support person are always welcome.} RSVP is required. Please call our office (352) 278-2538 to RSVP and get group meeting dates.

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Location

Better Beginnings
14822 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32615
Call Lauren DePaola
(352) 462-9484
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Better Beginnings
1543 Kingsley Avenue
Building 7
Orange Park, FL 32073
(352) 462-9484
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Reproductive Mental Health
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Toddler

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
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Better Beginnings

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW