Iara Bonatto

Counselor, LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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Iara Bonatto

Counselor, LMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Reliance and Wellness
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 855-8349
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Miami, FL 33130
(727) 855-8349
Announcement icon I am offering teletherapy due to covid 19 spread. We will re-start face to face appointments once Covid 19 has subsided. Thank you.

About

I am in the business of helping people to develop the best version of themselves. Because of that I believe that while we are still alive, we have at least two solutions for every problem. I tailor my sessions according to my client’s needs. And I use strength-based approaches to try to bring the best out of you (it is your choice and I respect any safe decisions you make). I use Positive Psychology techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, Short Term therapy, Motivational Interviewing and other methods according to my client’s style and personality.
I also use Tapping and other alternative treatments depending on what you want and need. I compare my therapy style to “You are the driver in a car and I am your co-pilot with the GPS.” You tell me where you are going & I will be there to encourage & support you so you can make safe turns, returns, stop spinning your wheels, and move forward with your life.
I serve populations who have PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I work with Adults and Teens. And I come from a diverse background and welcome people from all colors, cultures, sexuality, religion, and genders in my practice. If you are reading this, you are already made your first step. I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish. Give me a call so we can connect.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $120 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • EAP
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Florida / MH 16406
  • School: Webster University
  • Year Graduated: 2012
If that is the case, call me and ask about my sliding scale fee. I am genuinely here to help you.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Member Since: 2021

Iara Bonatto's Groups

Keep your mood stable - Support group

The group meets once a week and discuss triggers, difficulties going through the week, coping skills used to win, and learn new strategies to continue to thrive. Take a look at our Reliance site - https://iarabonatto.wixsite.com/reliance or call us at ?(813) 922-5590?. We will return your call in 48 hours or less.

More about this group

Location

Reliance and Wellness
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 855-8349
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Miami, FL 33130
(727) 855-8349
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-care, insomnia
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Portuguese, Portuguese and Spanish and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Solution Focused, Trauma Focused, Brief Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 4 Feb 2023
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Iara Bonatto

Counselor, LMHC