Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Dr. Sam Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Are you looking for a safe, supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences? As a warm, bubbly, and empathetic therapist, I bring authenticity and genuine care to each session, ensuring you feel heard and understood. Having worked with a wide range of mental health and sexuality concerns across all age groups, my therapeutic practice is anchored in meeting you where you are and bringing my wisdom along for the journey. We'll cultivate a space where you feel safe to be fully known.
Are you looking for a safe, supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences? As a warm, bubbly, and empathetic therapist, I bring authenticity and genuine care to each session, ensuring you feel heard and understood. Having worked with a wide range of mental health and sexuality concerns across all age groups, my therapeutic practice is anchored in meeting you where you are and bringing my wisdom along for the journey. We'll cultivate a space where you feel safe to be fully known.
(954) 621-3829 View (954) 621-3829
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Kim Meredith Brink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315  (Online Only)
I have been a clinical mental health therapist and behavior analyst for children and adults. I have treated and helped people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, problems with motivation and other life issues unique to each person. I have worked in schools, outpatient, inpatient and home settings.
I have been a clinical mental health therapist and behavior analyst for children and adults. I have treated and helped people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, problems with motivation and other life issues unique to each person. I have worked in schools, outpatient, inpatient and home settings.
(954) 953-0828 View (954) 953-0828
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Jazmine Hunt
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor that believes in a holistic and blended approach with respect for the mind-body-spirit connection.
I am a licensed mental health counselor that believes in a holistic and blended approach with respect for the mind-body-spirit connection.
(954) 870-4234 View (954) 870-4234
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Dr. Phoenix Adams Psychotherapy and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW , LCSW , GC-C
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Dr. Phoenix Adams is a licensed psychotherapist (FL, CA, CO, CT, GA, MA, MD, NJ, NV, PA, VA) who has over 15 years of experience as a clinician providing direct services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations as well as an industry leader in the fields of mental health and substance use treatment. he has extensive experience working with patients dealing with bereavement, loss, and grief. He holds a certificate as a Certified Grief Counselor from American Institute of Health Care Professionals. He has vast experience working with executives, professionals, and highly successful individuals and families.
Dr. Phoenix Adams is a licensed psychotherapist (FL, CA, CO, CT, GA, MA, MD, NJ, NV, PA, VA) who has over 15 years of experience as a clinician providing direct services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations as well as an industry leader in the fields of mental health and substance use treatment. he has extensive experience working with patients dealing with bereavement, loss, and grief. He holds a certificate as a Certified Grief Counselor from American Institute of Health Care Professionals. He has vast experience working with executives, professionals, and highly successful individuals and families.
(954) 257-7048 View (954) 257-7048
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Ester Buchnik
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep repeating, allowing you not to move forward? Are you drained because of disagreements and not able to be heard? Are you interested in healing problems with your behaviors? Combat issues like self-sabotage & allow you to learn how to react and respond to individuals in your family, community, & work environments. The ideal client comes to therapy, is consistent, and is ready to do the work and heavy lifting. A person who understands how important it is to process areas in their life that are no longer healthy and need to be addressed.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep repeating, allowing you not to move forward? Are you drained because of disagreements and not able to be heard? Are you interested in healing problems with your behaviors? Combat issues like self-sabotage & allow you to learn how to react and respond to individuals in your family, community, & work environments. The ideal client comes to therapy, is consistent, and is ready to do the work and heavy lifting. A person who understands how important it is to process areas in their life that are no longer healthy and need to be addressed.
(561) 202-8528 View (561) 202-8528
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Mary L. Bondi LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Welcome! Our Mind-body is connected so ‘talk therapy’ is often not enough. I am referred to as a therapist/teacher & guide. My role is to empower you to heal the 'root' cause of the issue(s). Anxiety, self-esteem, codependency, limited beliefs, repetitive patterns, all of our stories etc...are trapped in the subconscious mind. True healing occurs from tapping into this storehouse of information combined with cutting-edge (over 30 modalities) and tools and my 32 years of expertise. Visit marybondi on YouTube. I wish you the best on your journey!
Welcome! Our Mind-body is connected so ‘talk therapy’ is often not enough. I am referred to as a therapist/teacher & guide. My role is to empower you to heal the 'root' cause of the issue(s). Anxiety, self-esteem, codependency, limited beliefs, repetitive patterns, all of our stories etc...are trapped in the subconscious mind. True healing occurs from tapping into this storehouse of information combined with cutting-edge (over 30 modalities) and tools and my 32 years of expertise. Visit marybondi on YouTube. I wish you the best on your journey!
(754) 253-2276 View (754) 253-2276
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Patricia Grullon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
My ideal client includes young adults, couples, and families. I specialize in advocating for a holistic approach, recognizing the mind-body connection in therapy. Together, we can facilitate positive changes and strengthen relationships to promote emotional well-being.
My ideal client includes young adults, couples, and families. I specialize in advocating for a holistic approach, recognizing the mind-body connection in therapy. Together, we can facilitate positive changes and strengthen relationships to promote emotional well-being.
(754) 432-5588 View (754) 432-5588
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Shelley Buchanan
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316  (Online Only)
Are you facing challenges such as managing aggression, resolving conflicts or adjusting to significant life changes. Do you want to foster a more harmonious relationship, build mutual understanding, and rediscover the joy in your connections. Do you desire a supportive space to explore your needs as an indIvidual or a couple while strengthening the bonds in your relationships?
Are you facing challenges such as managing aggression, resolving conflicts or adjusting to significant life changes. Do you want to foster a more harmonious relationship, build mutual understanding, and rediscover the joy in your connections. Do you desire a supportive space to explore your needs as an indIvidual or a couple while strengthening the bonds in your relationships?
(954) 800-6559 View (954) 800-6559
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Gretshen Acevedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
I am a Bilingual (English-Spanish) licensed therapist with a passion to provide person-centered, strengths based, trauma informed and culturally sensitive treatment. I am a strong believer in the idea that we have the solutions to our problems within and I encourage clients to do introspection to find their answers. I strive to create a safe, warm, compassionate environment for clients to heal, explore and learn. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and genders. However, as a working Latina, mother of 3, I have a passion for working with women and minorities.
I am a Bilingual (English-Spanish) licensed therapist with a passion to provide person-centered, strengths based, trauma informed and culturally sensitive treatment. I am a strong believer in the idea that we have the solutions to our problems within and I encourage clients to do introspection to find their answers. I strive to create a safe, warm, compassionate environment for clients to heal, explore and learn. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and genders. However, as a working Latina, mother of 3, I have a passion for working with women and minorities.
(305) 894-3350 View (305) 894-3350
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Debbie Acevedo
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Whether it is anxiety, depression, feeling lost, fear of taking a necessary step, or a situation that has flipped the world as you know it, upside down. You don't have to go through it alone. Here at Halcyon Counseling Services we want to help you navigate those pivotal times in life.
Whether it is anxiety, depression, feeling lost, fear of taking a necessary step, or a situation that has flipped the world as you know it, upside down. You don't have to go through it alone. Here at Halcyon Counseling Services we want to help you navigate those pivotal times in life.
(954) 600-1576 View (954) 600-1576
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Audrey Dawson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Dr. Dawson is a licensed psychologist and CEO of VIP Transformations, LLC. She has over 20 years of mental health experience. She serves a multi-racial and diverse socio-economic population. Most of her life's work has been with adolescents, adults, geriatrics and families. She specializes working with trauma and sexual violence. Responding to growing social needs, she provides psychological services for those experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, career concerns, familial issues, anger management, and relationship challenges.
Dr. Dawson is a licensed psychologist and CEO of VIP Transformations, LLC. She has over 20 years of mental health experience. She serves a multi-racial and diverse socio-economic population. Most of her life's work has been with adolescents, adults, geriatrics and families. She specializes working with trauma and sexual violence. Responding to growing social needs, she provides psychological services for those experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, career concerns, familial issues, anger management, and relationship challenges.
(754) 714-3683 View (754) 714-3683
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Carolina Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Life is hard, but you can change the way you navigate the many challenges, decisions, and expectations we face daily. There’s a path to finding more balance, peace, and joy and it all starts with finding a therapist that fits your unique needs; one that can help you live a more fulfilled and happy life. I am bilingual (English & Spanish) and provide both individual and family therapy for adults, teens, and children. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD but am also equipped to help you with a wide range of other issues. Additionally, I perform psychological, fit-for-duty, and bariatric evaluations.
Life is hard, but you can change the way you navigate the many challenges, decisions, and expectations we face daily. There’s a path to finding more balance, peace, and joy and it all starts with finding a therapist that fits your unique needs; one that can help you live a more fulfilled and happy life. I am bilingual (English & Spanish) and provide both individual and family therapy for adults, teens, and children. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD but am also equipped to help you with a wide range of other issues. Additionally, I perform psychological, fit-for-duty, and bariatric evaluations.
(954) 329-1826 View (954) 329-1826
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Bonice Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, and confused? Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, and not knowing what your next step should be?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, and confused? Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, and not knowing what your next step should be?
(954) 737-5712 View (954) 737-5712
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Susanne R Mealer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
I have extensive experience in issues related to trauma, abuse, PTSD, dissociation, DID, anxiety and depression. I have a personal interest and experience in issues related to law enforcement, fire fighters, other first responders and military. I also serve clients dealing with issues related to pain and grief/loss. I provide a safe, caring, supportive but structured place for my clients to address their issues. I work with my clients as a team. Together, we come up with the best approach for you. My clients are treated as individuals and no one approach fits everyone.
I have extensive experience in issues related to trauma, abuse, PTSD, dissociation, DID, anxiety and depression. I have a personal interest and experience in issues related to law enforcement, fire fighters, other first responders and military. I also serve clients dealing with issues related to pain and grief/loss. I provide a safe, caring, supportive but structured place for my clients to address their issues. I work with my clients as a team. Together, we come up with the best approach for you. My clients are treated as individuals and no one approach fits everyone.
(954) 642-6776 View (954) 642-6776
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Amy Lee Ellowitz
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, ISW
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
I help adults and adolescents build resilience and improve their quality of life on their journey through difficult life transitions. Using a unique blend of systemic, holistic modalities, I empower my clients to return to the most basic components of sound mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health to achieve whole wellness. My clients typically experience increased vitality and physical endurance, as well as strengthening of interpersonal relationships, allowing them to experience an increased level of overall well-being that carries over into multiple aspects of life.
I help adults and adolescents build resilience and improve their quality of life on their journey through difficult life transitions. Using a unique blend of systemic, holistic modalities, I empower my clients to return to the most basic components of sound mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health to achieve whole wellness. My clients typically experience increased vitality and physical endurance, as well as strengthening of interpersonal relationships, allowing them to experience an increased level of overall well-being that carries over into multiple aspects of life.
(754) 465-9732 View (754) 465-9732
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Jon Waller
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
You are struggling in your relationship. You used to feel like things were easy with your partner, but now things are distant and frustrating and you don’t know how to fix it. You just don’t know how to communicate how you feel or how to reassure them. You wish you could just fix it so you can feel loved again and have the physical intimacy you miss. You wonder if things are too far gone and you might lose them. You notice the problems are draining your motivation and confidence, effecting other areas of life including work and other interests.
You are struggling in your relationship. You used to feel like things were easy with your partner, but now things are distant and frustrating and you don’t know how to fix it. You just don’t know how to communicate how you feel or how to reassure them. You wish you could just fix it so you can feel loved again and have the physical intimacy you miss. You wonder if things are too far gone and you might lose them. You notice the problems are draining your motivation and confidence, effecting other areas of life including work and other interests.
(754) 219-1809 View (754) 219-1809
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Fort Lauderdale Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
With over 20 yrs of clinical training & experience from the United States and Europe, I provide a well-informed approach to life's challenges. I have been trained in Systemic Therapy & am here to work w/you to help you understand & work towards remedying problems w/a newfound confidence. Whether you're dealing w/depression, anger-management, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship problems, low sex-drive, etc... It is important to know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. Together, we will work to leave behind the struggles of today & equip you w/the tools to move onward to a future of success & happiness.
With over 20 yrs of clinical training & experience from the United States and Europe, I provide a well-informed approach to life's challenges. I have been trained in Systemic Therapy & am here to work w/you to help you understand & work towards remedying problems w/a newfound confidence. Whether you're dealing w/depression, anger-management, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship problems, low sex-drive, etc... It is important to know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. Together, we will work to leave behind the struggles of today & equip you w/the tools to move onward to a future of success & happiness.
(954) 800-4453 View (954) 800-4453
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Minkyung Chung
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
During our lives we all encounter difficulties. Some are easy to overcome and others are more difficult to overcome. These difficulties can range from personal strife to familial strife. No matter the issues, it is often helpful to work through them with someone objective. My hope is that I can be the individual to help you work through the difficulties and find solutions that can be used throughout your life. I enjoy working with individuals (adults and adolescents), families, and couples. I specialize in working with the Asian American population and individuals with ongoing medical issues.
During our lives we all encounter difficulties. Some are easy to overcome and others are more difficult to overcome. These difficulties can range from personal strife to familial strife. No matter the issues, it is often helpful to work through them with someone objective. My hope is that I can be the individual to help you work through the difficulties and find solutions that can be used throughout your life. I enjoy working with individuals (adults and adolescents), families, and couples. I specialize in working with the Asian American population and individuals with ongoing medical issues.
(407) 706-3712 View (407) 706-3712
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Natalie Kusturic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Does your life look completely different than the one you had imagined? Divorce and breakups can make a person feel like everything they have put their faith and belief into is a lie. You may wonder who am I, what do I want and how do I trust myself again? Amidst the chaos of the loss there is opportunity for real positive life changes. Wouldn't it feel good to wake up in the morning with clarity, confidence, joy and self -love? I help take the shame, blame, denial, guilt and sadness out to uncover the truth of who you are.
Does your life look completely different than the one you had imagined? Divorce and breakups can make a person feel like everything they have put their faith and belief into is a lie. You may wonder who am I, what do I want and how do I trust myself again? Amidst the chaos of the loss there is opportunity for real positive life changes. Wouldn't it feel good to wake up in the morning with clarity, confidence, joy and self -love? I help take the shame, blame, denial, guilt and sadness out to uncover the truth of who you are.
(561) 609-0610 View (561) 609-0610
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Vanessa Ayude
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  (Online Only)
Life can be tough, filled with challenging days that leave you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. It's completely normal to experience worry and sadness, which can often lead to decisions that you'd rather avoid. The weight of these stressors can have a significant impact on your self-esteem, relationships, and overall performance in various aspects of life. I am here to provide guidance and support, helping you navigate towards a more positive and fulfilling life. Together, we will discover the path to happiness, well-being, and a brighter future. Contact me today to start your transformative journey!
Life can be tough, filled with challenging days that leave you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. It's completely normal to experience worry and sadness, which can often lead to decisions that you'd rather avoid. The weight of these stressors can have a significant impact on your self-esteem, relationships, and overall performance in various aspects of life. I am here to provide guidance and support, helping you navigate towards a more positive and fulfilling life. Together, we will discover the path to happiness, well-being, and a brighter future. Contact me today to start your transformative journey!
(954) 951-5391 View (954) 951-5391

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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
64% Relationship Issues
62% Trauma and PTSD
59% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% 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.

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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.