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Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center

Better Beginnings, LLC

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
14822 Main Street, Alachua, FL 32615
Let's Connect (352) 329-3689
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Expert Perinatal Mental Health Care
Now serving Alabama, Georgia and Florida. At Better Beginnings our providers serve adult mental health and we specialize in mental and emotional health surrounding the time of pregnancy and after delivery (this includes infertility, surrogacy, donor mental health, perinatal loss and post-adoption). We also offer psychotherapy and medication management to teens and adults outside of that specialization. Additionally, we offer comprehensive evaluations and medication for ADHD.
One-stop shop for mental health & wellness
Better Beginnings is the only specialized center in the Southeastern U.S. and Florida with levels of care and providers with additional training in perinatal mental health (surrounding the time of pregnancy and after delivery. This includes infertility, surrogacy, donor mental health, perinatal loss and post-adoption. Services are delivered in person and online by psychotherapists and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. We offer preventative/educational resources and classes; traditional outpatient weekly sessions and Florida's first Mother/Baby Partial Hospitalization Program (this is an OUTPATIENT program) for our clients who are better served with more intensive outpatient services.
What if I'm not pregnant or postpartum?
Better Beginnings' also serves those who are NOT within the timeframe of pregnancy or postpartum via counseling and psychiatry services. Call us today to learn more how we can partner with you for your health.
Call or Better Beginnings, LLC now for a free 15 minute consultation - (352) 329-3689

Our Facility at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

14822 Main Street

Alachua, FL 32615

(352) 329-3689

Better Beginnings

1543 Kingsley Avenue

Building 7

Orange Park, FL 32073

We specialize in Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Mood Disorders and Anxiety 
We accept insurance 
Our clients are toddlers, teens and adults  
Let's Connect (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center

Our Facility at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

14822 Main Street

Alachua, FL 32615

(352) 329-3689

Better Beginnings

1543 Kingsley Avenue

Building 7

Orange Park, FL 32073

We specialize in Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Mood Disorders and Anxiety 
We accept insurance 
Our clients are toddlers, teens and adults  

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • AvMed
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Call us for more information.
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • E4Health
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • New Directions | Lucet
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (352) 329-3689
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Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today License: Florida / SW12196
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (352) 329-3689
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Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Veterans
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (352) 329-3689
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Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center
Do these issues align with your needs? or (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Age

Toddler
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs

  • Depression
  • Outdoor Therapy

Out / Inpatient

  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Mother/Baby Day Program
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center

Groups

Location

Primary Location

14822 Main Street

Alachua, FL 32615

(352) 329-3689

Additional Location

Better Beginnings

1543 Kingsley Avenue

Building 7

Orange Park, FL 32073

(352) 329-3689
Call for a free consultation now - (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center
Call for a free consultation now - (352) 329-3689
Photo of Lauren DePaola - Better Beginnings, LLC, LCSW, Treatment Center
Better Beginnings, LLC
Treatment Center