Therapists in Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Ali Owoc
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
First things first, I am NOT your typical therapist. I am a trauma expert who utilizes EMDR for trauma processing. I am NOT interested in you sitting on the couch with me for years. I want you to dive right in, do the hard work, heal and get on with living your full potential in life. Instead of putting out fires, I want to get to the root and figure out what’s causing them in the first place. Once we’ve dug deep, we will see what needs to be repaired, what’s not working and explore what you want to see happen in your life. Then we will focus on rebuilding so that you can be free to live without limitations or blocks.
First things first, I am NOT your typical therapist. I am a trauma expert who utilizes EMDR for trauma processing. I am NOT interested in you sitting on the couch with me for years. I want you to dive right in, do the hard work, heal and get on with living your full potential in life. Instead of putting out fires, I want to get to the root and figure out what’s causing them in the first place. Once we’ve dug deep, we will see what needs to be repaired, what’s not working and explore what you want to see happen in your life. Then we will focus on rebuilding so that you can be free to live without limitations or blocks.
(850) 493-6911 View (850) 493-6911
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Chelsea Wilcocks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Whether your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition, phobia, or challenges related to illness, school, family, or friends, therapy may be a helpful step in developing coping skills and building resilience. I specialize in pediatric health psychology, working with youth diagnosed with chronic illness, such as diabetes, cancer, transplant, & GI concerns. I also work with those who are striving to make healthy lifestyle changes. I have extensive clinical experiences working with youth to improve adherence, adjustment, health outcomes, & family functioning and decrease high-risk health behaviors.
Whether your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition, phobia, or challenges related to illness, school, family, or friends, therapy may be a helpful step in developing coping skills and building resilience. I specialize in pediatric health psychology, working with youth diagnosed with chronic illness, such as diabetes, cancer, transplant, & GI concerns. I also work with those who are striving to make healthy lifestyle changes. I have extensive clinical experiences working with youth to improve adherence, adjustment, health outcomes, & family functioning and decrease high-risk health behaviors.
(954) 758-7570 View (954) 758-7570
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Joseph LaBadia
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
I help my clients learn and enhance their abilities to utilize their own strengths in order to overcome issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and daily or work related stress. I put in a strong effort to connect with my clients and create a working alliance. The treatment I provide is a collaborative process where we will work together for positive changes. I've spent the last five years training and working with clients at institutions such as New York Presbyterian Hospital, the William Alanson White Institute, New York University, and Cornell Medical College.
I help my clients learn and enhance their abilities to utilize their own strengths in order to overcome issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, and daily or work related stress. I put in a strong effort to connect with my clients and create a working alliance. The treatment I provide is a collaborative process where we will work together for positive changes. I've spent the last five years training and working with clients at institutions such as New York Presbyterian Hospital, the William Alanson White Institute, New York University, and Cornell Medical College.
(904) 297-2463 View (904) 297-2463
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Suzie Long
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316  (Online Only)
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP (RF-ERP) for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. I recognize the value of integrating psychoanalytic treatment with ERP to provide a comprehensive therapeutic approach that goes beyond symptom management.
I specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP (RF-ERP) for OCD. This approach to ERP focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. I recognize the value of integrating psychoanalytic treatment with ERP to provide a comprehensive therapeutic approach that goes beyond symptom management.
(954) 231-4305 View (954) 231-4305
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Dr. Shannel Cunningham
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  (Online Only)
I believe the client is the ultimate author and driver within their story called life. In life there are so many circumstances that influence an immense amount of stress and overwhelming feelings over the client. Clients need supportive methods to help them process their experiences. As human beings we are innately drawn to wanting to live a more fulfilled and purposeful life, and sometimes life stressors can get in the way of that. As an experienced therapist it is my job to help the client understand why it is important for them to reach their desired goal and what issues can be alleviated once they've accomplish those goals.
I believe the client is the ultimate author and driver within their story called life. In life there are so many circumstances that influence an immense amount of stress and overwhelming feelings over the client. Clients need supportive methods to help them process their experiences. As human beings we are innately drawn to wanting to live a more fulfilled and purposeful life, and sometimes life stressors can get in the way of that. As an experienced therapist it is my job to help the client understand why it is important for them to reach their desired goal and what issues can be alleviated once they've accomplish those goals.
(954) 324-2747 View (954) 324-2747
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Prosper Health
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  (Online Only)
We are a group practice in Florida that focuses on helping autistic adults reach their goals, whatever they may be. Whether you are formally diagnosed or not, we understand the challenges that many autistic adults face - we work with clients experiencing burnout, having social or communication issues, struggling with masking, and more. We take the time to understand whatever it is that you need, and we personalize our approach to you.
We are a group practice in Florida that focuses on helping autistic adults reach their goals, whatever they may be. Whether you are formally diagnosed or not, we understand the challenges that many autistic adults face - we work with clients experiencing burnout, having social or communication issues, struggling with masking, and more. We take the time to understand whatever it is that you need, and we personalize our approach to you.
(954) 758-8401 View (954) 758-8401
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Jessica Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold a Masters degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. I am also a certified Welfare Specialist. I have a wide range of experience and training. I work with children and adults who have recently suffered or are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or addiction.
Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold a Masters degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. I am also a certified Welfare Specialist. I have a wide range of experience and training. I work with children and adults who have recently suffered or are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or addiction.
(954) 287-4435 View (954) 287-4435
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Online Virtual Therapy With Jessica DeLoach
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
(347) 835-5529 View (347) 835-5529
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Shelly Thome
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, CCTSI, CTMH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
For too long now, you have put everyone first and constantly worry that you are not “enough” despite all you have accomplished. You sleep too little or too much as you rethink the conversation you had, or wish you had. You are filled with self-doubt. All of these feelings and negative self-talk have you lacking energy and makes you want to stay in bed rather than facing another overwhelming and exhausting day.
For too long now, you have put everyone first and constantly worry that you are not “enough” despite all you have accomplished. You sleep too little or too much as you rethink the conversation you had, or wish you had. You are filled with self-doubt. All of these feelings and negative self-talk have you lacking energy and makes you want to stay in bed rather than facing another overwhelming and exhausting day.
(602) 806-9997 View (602) 806-9997
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Thomas S Rue
Counselor, LMHC, M-CASAC, SAP, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Feeling hurt, lost, or anxious, wondering if you want to wake up tomorrow, trapped in addiction or chronic pain, torn between choices, in or recovering from a hurtful relationship, alone, or like life is against you?
Feeling hurt, lost, or anxious, wondering if you want to wake up tomorrow, trapped in addiction or chronic pain, torn between choices, in or recovering from a hurtful relationship, alone, or like life is against you?
(845) 207-8070 View (845) 207-8070
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Erin Hoenemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
~I am currently accepting new clients~ My philosophy is that life is a journey and we can be thrown unexpected difficulties and challenges during the ride. Many times we just need a little help during tough times to successfully move forward. I work with individuals, couples, and children. I provide an empathetic non-judgmental environment for clients to feel safe and comfortable while working towards their goals. I have worked with clients on many different complicated issues and relational difficulties.
~I am currently accepting new clients~ My philosophy is that life is a journey and we can be thrown unexpected difficulties and challenges during the ride. Many times we just need a little help during tough times to successfully move forward. I work with individuals, couples, and children. I provide an empathetic non-judgmental environment for clients to feel safe and comfortable while working towards their goals. I have worked with clients on many different complicated issues and relational difficulties.
(754) 212-8469 View (754) 212-8469
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Anabel Espin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW, QS
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Over 15 years of practice providing my clients’ with “Feeling at home ” and helping them achieve their goals and see real progress in a short period of time. I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, trauma. Including CBT, DBT, Conflict resolution, Psychodynamic, Biodecodification, Holistic approaches. Affordable fees $ and convenient hours.
Over 15 years of practice providing my clients’ with “Feeling at home ” and helping them achieve their goals and see real progress in a short period of time. I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, mood disorders, trauma. Including CBT, DBT, Conflict resolution, Psychodynamic, Biodecodification, Holistic approaches. Affordable fees $ and convenient hours.
(561) 739-4786 View (561) 739-4786
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Gigi-Joy Auguste
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Do you feel stuck? Are you having trouble managing day-to-day worries and fears? Do you struggle with people pleasing? Saying yes when you want to say no? Often this creates anxiety, resentment, and dissatisfaction in our lives and relationships and can leave us feeling stuck and unfulfilled. We will work together to create insight to shift old patterns and behaviors that are keeping you from living the life you want. We will develop reliable tools to manage and improve painful emotions and stressful situations. If you are ready to find a new sense of confidence and meaning in your life then I am here to help you get there.
Do you feel stuck? Are you having trouble managing day-to-day worries and fears? Do you struggle with people pleasing? Saying yes when you want to say no? Often this creates anxiety, resentment, and dissatisfaction in our lives and relationships and can leave us feeling stuck and unfulfilled. We will work together to create insight to shift old patterns and behaviors that are keeping you from living the life you want. We will develop reliable tools to manage and improve painful emotions and stressful situations. If you are ready to find a new sense of confidence and meaning in your life then I am here to help you get there.
(305) 680-3575 View (305) 680-3575
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Danie S Dance
Psychologist, PhD, LPsy
Verified
Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304  (Online Only)
My primary goal is to help people better understand what is happening in their lives, the role we each play in problems and how to make small, but powerful changes to improve interactions.
My primary goal is to help people better understand what is happening in their lives, the role we each play in problems and how to make small, but powerful changes to improve interactions.
(941) 541-2690 View (941) 541-2690

Online Therapists

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Karen Nicole Marconi
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS
Verified
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.” Are you finding it difficult to cope with depression, anxiety, or trauma? You may also find yourself in the midst of a significant life transition or actively exploring a new identity, which can lead to questioning your place in society. Do these overwhelming feelings cause you to shut down because your unsure of where to begin, resulting in a lack of progress and improvement? This can often leave you feeling frustrated and doubting your own abilities, intensifying the situation. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone.
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.” Are you finding it difficult to cope with depression, anxiety, or trauma? You may also find yourself in the midst of a significant life transition or actively exploring a new identity, which can lead to questioning your place in society. Do these overwhelming feelings cause you to shut down because your unsure of where to begin, resulting in a lack of progress and improvement? This can often leave you feeling frustrated and doubting your own abilities, intensifying the situation. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone.
(954) 210-9326 View (954) 210-9326
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Nancy Alonzo
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified
My ideal clients are middle-aged Hispanic females who are married and have children. They may struggle with disturbed sleep, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feeling under-appreciated. They are experiencing difficulties "juggling" their roles at home, work, and parenting responsibilities. They have expressed a desire to feel "normal" and "efficient", and to be a "good mother, spouse and employee." The end goal would be a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, returning to a normal level of function, practicing self-care, and enhancing time management skills.
My ideal clients are middle-aged Hispanic females who are married and have children. They may struggle with disturbed sleep, excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feeling under-appreciated. They are experiencing difficulties "juggling" their roles at home, work, and parenting responsibilities. They have expressed a desire to feel "normal" and "efficient", and to be a "good mother, spouse and employee." The end goal would be a reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, returning to a normal level of function, practicing self-care, and enhancing time management skills.
(954) 519-7695 View (954) 519-7695
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Alex Garber (Steiner)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
My clients often identify as feeling "stuck." Stuck doing the same things over and over again, stuck wanting to change but struggling to take action. Stuck in a job or in relationships that feel unfulfilling. I work closely with codependency recovery and learning healthy relationships. I most frequently work with adults (18-35) experiencing life transitions, strained or toxic relationships with parents/significant others/self, low self esteem, anxiety and depression (also shows up as poor digestion + sleep). I work closely with the LGBT+ community and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all to show up exactly as they are.
My clients often identify as feeling "stuck." Stuck doing the same things over and over again, stuck wanting to change but struggling to take action. Stuck in a job or in relationships that feel unfulfilling. I work closely with codependency recovery and learning healthy relationships. I most frequently work with adults (18-35) experiencing life transitions, strained or toxic relationships with parents/significant others/self, low self esteem, anxiety and depression (also shows up as poor digestion + sleep). I work closely with the LGBT+ community and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all to show up exactly as they are.
(954) 379-8419 View (954) 379-8419
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Dorcas Matowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
If there is one thing we all have in common, it's a desire for connection. Loneliness, isolation, being different culturally or otherwise, trauma, loss- these are experiences that can lead to disconnection.
If there is one thing we all have in common, it's a desire for connection. Loneliness, isolation, being different culturally or otherwise, trauma, loss- these are experiences that can lead to disconnection.
(305) 419-1558 View (305) 419-1558
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Denise Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As an LCSW in practice since 1988, I offer proven treatments that are effective with short term counseling. EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction are very effective for trauma, anxiety, grief and insomnia. EMDR and ART are particularly effective for Performance Improvement. Trauma resolution is achieved in 1 to 5 sessions, not months or years and is offered in person or video sessions. Pain management is also offered with Alpha Stim M, a painless and quick treatment for reducing or eliminating a variety of pain issues including nerve pain.
As an LCSW in practice since 1988, I offer proven treatments that are effective with short term counseling. EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction are very effective for trauma, anxiety, grief and insomnia. EMDR and ART are particularly effective for Performance Improvement. Trauma resolution is achieved in 1 to 5 sessions, not months or years and is offered in person or video sessions. Pain management is also offered with Alpha Stim M, a painless and quick treatment for reducing or eliminating a variety of pain issues including nerve pain.
(954) 790-6489 View (954) 790-6489
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Jacob Kaiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CAP
Verified
I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, life transitions, etc. I also worked in the addiction field and am a certified addiction professional (CAP). My ideal client is a person who has the willingness to feel better. I will help you feel safe to share honestly and openly what you are experiencing in real-time. You will eventually learn to take accountability for their happiness, have an open mind, and be prepared to collaborate and apply the strategies learned in the therapy sessions.
I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, life transitions, etc. I also worked in the addiction field and am a certified addiction professional (CAP). My ideal client is a person who has the willingness to feel better. I will help you feel safe to share honestly and openly what you are experiencing in real-time. You will eventually learn to take accountability for their happiness, have an open mind, and be prepared to collaborate and apply the strategies learned in the therapy sessions.
(754) 254-3878 View (754) 254-3878

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Number of Therapists in Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief
57% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Aetna

How Therapists in Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, FL see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Central Beach Alliance, Fort Lauderdale?

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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.