Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Christopher Gelinas
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC AS, ADC-C, GC-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
I am highly experienced working with children and adolescents dealing with issues including ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, behavior problems, self esteem issues, and parenting support. With older adolescents and young adults, I've been helpful with issues including navigating social situations with peers, parents and teachers, dating and relationships, self esteem, as well as ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
I am highly experienced working with children and adolescents dealing with issues including ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, behavior problems, self esteem issues, and parenting support. With older adolescents and young adults, I've been helpful with issues including navigating social situations with peers, parents and teachers, dating and relationships, self esteem, as well as ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
(954) 868-7938 View (954) 868-7938
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Florida Psychotherapy & Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
Now accepting Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Oxford & Oscar. We understand how debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be. We prioritize creating a welcoming and safe environment where individuals can share their struggles and receive treatment and support from highly trained therapists. At Florida Psychotherapy & Counseling, we utilize evidence-based techniques to treat symptoms such as racing thoughts, obsessive behavior, and feelings of hopelessness. Our team's expertise have helped thousands of clients gain control over their lives again. Join us today to begin your journey towards healing. www.lipsychotherapy.com
Now accepting Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Oxford & Oscar. We understand how debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be. We prioritize creating a welcoming and safe environment where individuals can share their struggles and receive treatment and support from highly trained therapists. At Florida Psychotherapy & Counseling, we utilize evidence-based techniques to treat symptoms such as racing thoughts, obsessive behavior, and feelings of hopelessness. Our team's expertise have helped thousands of clients gain control over their lives again. Join us today to begin your journey towards healing. www.lipsychotherapy.com
(954) 645-7506 View (954) 645-7506
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Samantha D Toney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
You’re constantly overwhelmed with a million tasks on your to- do list. A list littered with everyone else’s priorities, and if your passions make the cut they are always tucked in neatly at the very bottom of the list. You tell your friends and family of your dreams with enthusiasm, but each day you wake to the same life you’ve had for years. The life that has you wasting away the week wishing for the weekend and spending your Sundays anxiously dreading Monday.
You’re constantly overwhelmed with a million tasks on your to- do list. A list littered with everyone else’s priorities, and if your passions make the cut they are always tucked in neatly at the very bottom of the list. You tell your friends and family of your dreams with enthusiasm, but each day you wake to the same life you’ve had for years. The life that has you wasting away the week wishing for the weekend and spending your Sundays anxiously dreading Monday.
(954) 504-9664 View (954) 504-9664
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Amanda Kristen Pelaez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
Amanda Pelaez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional with over seventeen years working for individuals, children, families affected by mental illness and addiction. Amanda's intention is to guide clients as they achieve their full potential in every capacity of their life with ever-expanding self-love. With a supportive therapeutic relationship, clients will know they are powerful to manifest their dreams. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and connection to their authentic self to attain personal growth and freedom.
Amanda Pelaez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Substance Abuse Professional with over seventeen years working for individuals, children, families affected by mental illness and addiction. Amanda's intention is to guide clients as they achieve their full potential in every capacity of their life with ever-expanding self-love. With a supportive therapeutic relationship, clients will know they are powerful to manifest their dreams. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and connection to their authentic self to attain personal growth and freedom.
(954) 945-7336 View (954) 945-7336
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Quality Mental Health Therapy & Counseling, LLC
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHC, IMH2310
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Good Day and nice to meet you. After having my son with ASD, I saw the need to further pursue Mental Health and so as soon as he became more independent, I started my journey towards becoming a mental health clinician. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2022. An ideal client is cognizant about what they are experiencing, knows what needs they yearn for, and envisions the goals that would satiate those needs. An ideal client, wants to have an overall sense of mental health well-being, so that they strive towards a fulfilling resolve. It is important to know that sometimes the light can come out of the darkest places.
Good Day and nice to meet you. After having my son with ASD, I saw the need to further pursue Mental Health and so as soon as he became more independent, I started my journey towards becoming a mental health clinician. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2022. An ideal client is cognizant about what they are experiencing, knows what needs they yearn for, and envisions the goals that would satiate those needs. An ideal client, wants to have an overall sense of mental health well-being, so that they strive towards a fulfilling resolve. It is important to know that sometimes the light can come out of the darkest places.
(786) 788-8997 View (786) 788-8997
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Sarah Suarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Sarah Suarez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has over 3 years of clinical experience providing therapeutic counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety/depression, stress, self-esteem, and coping skills. Sarah is a strong ally and sensitive to the needs of other cultures. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Florida International University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Central Florida.
Sarah Suarez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has over 3 years of clinical experience providing therapeutic counseling services to children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety/depression, stress, self-esteem, and coping skills. Sarah is a strong ally and sensitive to the needs of other cultures. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Florida International University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Counseling at the University of Central Florida.
(954) 371-1226 View (954) 371-1226
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Emergent Counseling & Consulting LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BSSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Are you feeling frustrated in your relationship? Do you ever feel like you and your partner just aren't on the same page? Do you feel like you're not being heard or understood in your relationship or like your needs are not being met?
Are you feeling frustrated in your relationship? Do you ever feel like you and your partner just aren't on the same page? Do you feel like you're not being heard or understood in your relationship or like your needs are not being met?
(954) 231-2750 View (954) 231-2750
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Courtnie Vargas-Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
I firmly believe in the power of therapeutic intervention to guide individuals, couples, and families towards healthier, more fulfilling lives. I understand the pain involved in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples’ relationships. My goal is to create a safe, judgement-free, and collaborative environment that gives you the freedom to express yourself and establish goals. My ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for transformation and healing, fostering stronger, more harmonious relationships and for individuals to find the support and understanding they need to lead happier and healthier lives.
I firmly believe in the power of therapeutic intervention to guide individuals, couples, and families towards healthier, more fulfilling lives. I understand the pain involved in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples’ relationships. My goal is to create a safe, judgement-free, and collaborative environment that gives you the freedom to express yourself and establish goals. My ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for transformation and healing, fostering stronger, more harmonious relationships and for individuals to find the support and understanding they need to lead happier and healthier lives.
(954) 710-5450 View (954) 710-5450
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Dr. Maya Alexandria Berryhill-Porter
Pre-Licensed Professional, DSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
Dr. Maya Berryhill-Porter is a highly experienced compassionate social worker with 16 years of therapy and over 20 years of coaching experience helping others fulfill their potential. As a DSW, her scholarship includes complex trauma, race issues, human relationships and behavior. While encouraging you on your path to recovery and self-awareness Dr. Maya provides evidence-based techniques and expert knowledge of the importance of aiding individuals and couples to learn techniques to achieve their goals.
Dr. Maya Berryhill-Porter is a highly experienced compassionate social worker with 16 years of therapy and over 20 years of coaching experience helping others fulfill their potential. As a DSW, her scholarship includes complex trauma, race issues, human relationships and behavior. While encouraging you on your path to recovery and self-awareness Dr. Maya provides evidence-based techniques and expert knowledge of the importance of aiding individuals and couples to learn techniques to achieve their goals.
(954) 329-0548 View (954) 329-0548
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OCD Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
We specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders. This approach focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
We specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders. This approach focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
(954) 740-8109 View (954) 740-8109
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Peaks and Valleys Counseling Services 2, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, FSCSWI, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
We are so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others. We are licensed clinical social workers assisting clients of ages 13 years old to 80+ year olds clients. We work with clients from a strength perspective, encouraging curiosity to increase self awareness to unlock the why we are the way we are. We meet clients where they are, offering empowerment and support. Now offering EVENING and Saturday appointments!
We are so grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of others. We are licensed clinical social workers assisting clients of ages 13 years old to 80+ year olds clients. We work with clients from a strength perspective, encouraging curiosity to increase self awareness to unlock the why we are the way we are. We meet clients where they are, offering empowerment and support. Now offering EVENING and Saturday appointments!
(727) 746-5785 View (727) 746-5785
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Traci Babcock
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Traci! I understand the decision to begin counseling may not be easy and requires a great deal of courage. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I’m passionate about empowering you to overcome obstacles and achieve wellness.
Hi there, I’m Traci! I understand the decision to begin counseling may not be easy and requires a great deal of courage. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I’m passionate about empowering you to overcome obstacles and achieve wellness.
(786) 418-4496 View (786) 418-4496
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Lila Abello
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Abello is a Harvard-trained, recognized expert in psychological diagnosis and treatment. She strives for excellence through superior treatment, education, and research. She provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals, couples and their families, to resolve interpersonal, career, and stress-of-life problems. She draws on psychodynamic training and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help people advance in their personal and career paths.
Dr. Abello is a Harvard-trained, recognized expert in psychological diagnosis and treatment. She strives for excellence through superior treatment, education, and research. She provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals, couples and their families, to resolve interpersonal, career, and stress-of-life problems. She draws on psychodynamic training and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help people advance in their personal and career paths.
(954) 501-0787 View (954) 501-0787
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Jacqueline M Dawson
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
There's something about taking the first step that makes us uncomfortable but you've made it here! You've probably never fit in with the crowd. Perhaps you're an introvert, a nerd, a rule breaker, the black sheep? I created Born to Fly for you. You have been dealing with mental illness, addiction or simply getting through a life transition. What would life be like if you were able to move forward with confidence and healing? "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly."
There's something about taking the first step that makes us uncomfortable but you've made it here! You've probably never fit in with the crowd. Perhaps you're an introvert, a nerd, a rule breaker, the black sheep? I created Born to Fly for you. You have been dealing with mental illness, addiction or simply getting through a life transition. What would life be like if you were able to move forward with confidence and healing? "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly."
(954) 320-0143 View (954) 320-0143
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Agustin de Brito. Psicólogo Cognitivo Conductual
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
Psicólogo Cognitivo Conductual y Sistemico, de Argentina, con 17 años de trabajo en la práctica clínica. Con amplia experiencia en instituciones de salud mental así como en consultorio privado.
Psicólogo Cognitivo Conductual y Sistemico, de Argentina, con 17 años de trabajo en la práctica clínica. Con amplia experiencia en instituciones de salud mental así como en consultorio privado.
(305) 376-7520 View (305) 376-7520
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Michele M Schneider
MSEd
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305  (Online Only)
People find their way to therapy for so many reasons. You or someone you love may need help navigating a particular challenge or difficult phase of life. You may be in a crisis or wanting to work on long-standing patterns that aren't working for you. I enjoy helping young people manage emotional stress, anxiety, depression, struggles with relationships and life changes. I've worked with youth in schools and have a great deal of experience helping and advising parents too. Personally, I have 4 children of my own and deeply understand the struggles of parenting.
People find their way to therapy for so many reasons. You or someone you love may need help navigating a particular challenge or difficult phase of life. You may be in a crisis or wanting to work on long-standing patterns that aren't working for you. I enjoy helping young people manage emotional stress, anxiety, depression, struggles with relationships and life changes. I've worked with youth in schools and have a great deal of experience helping and advising parents too. Personally, I have 4 children of my own and deeply understand the struggles of parenting.
(954) 859-2877 View (954) 859-2877
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Alyssa Marko
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  (Online Only)
The process of finding the right therapist for yourself can be daunting, but don’t let it overwhelm you! The right therapist can help you feel differently about any difficulties that may be going on in your life. I work to help you better your relationships, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, increase productivity and motivation at work, and cope with the stressors of life. It is my mission to show both my clients and the community that EVERYONE can benefit from seeing a counselor!
The process of finding the right therapist for yourself can be daunting, but don’t let it overwhelm you! The right therapist can help you feel differently about any difficulties that may be going on in your life. I work to help you better your relationships, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, increase productivity and motivation at work, and cope with the stressors of life. It is my mission to show both my clients and the community that EVERYONE can benefit from seeing a counselor!
(754) 203-8924 View (754) 203-8924
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Roger J. LaVine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Dr. LaVine's remedies are based on modern neuroscience, psychological techniques, cognitive mind body practices, clinical experience and spirituality. Specializing in ADHD, anxiety and neurological related issues such as TBI (brain injuries), MS, Parkinson's and Epilepsy. He is particularly effective with ADOLESCENTS. He is also uniquely qualified to deal with executives and their unique issues with over 30 years experience as an executive.
Dr. LaVine's remedies are based on modern neuroscience, psychological techniques, cognitive mind body practices, clinical experience and spirituality. Specializing in ADHD, anxiety and neurological related issues such as TBI (brain injuries), MS, Parkinson's and Epilepsy. He is particularly effective with ADOLESCENTS. He is also uniquely qualified to deal with executives and their unique issues with over 30 years experience as an executive.
(954) 627-1860 View (954) 627-1860
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Cassandre Francois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Do you struggle with believing in yourself and making confident decisions? I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, and Parenting. I will give feedback for you to make proud decisions while learning coping skills and trusting yourself. I will be a guide in your journey using a trauma-informed and gender-affirming methods.
Do you struggle with believing in yourself and making confident decisions? I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, and Parenting. I will give feedback for you to make proud decisions while learning coping skills and trusting yourself. I will be a guide in your journey using a trauma-informed and gender-affirming methods.
(754) 714-3875 View (754) 714-3875
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Samantha Hacker
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, PharmD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Do you need to address your feelings of anxiety, depression, or lack of motivation? Do you need guidance in developing positive coping strategies? Do you struggle with feelings of shame, guilt or possibly feeling misunderstood? Would you like to enhance your sense of hope and resilience?   Psychotherapy changed my life and inspired me to enhance my career path by becoming an advocate and psychotherapist to help others with mental health issues. I graduated from NSU with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Do you need to address your feelings of anxiety, depression, or lack of motivation? Do you need guidance in developing positive coping strategies? Do you struggle with feelings of shame, guilt or possibly feeling misunderstood? Would you like to enhance your sense of hope and resilience?   Psychotherapy changed my life and inspired me to enhance my career path by becoming an advocate and psychotherapist to help others with mental health issues. I graduated from NSU with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
(954) 758-8668 View (954) 758-8668

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Number of Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD
59% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Lauderdale?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.