Stephanie Akl Psy.D., Psychologist in Miami, Florida, 33156

Stephanie Akl

Psy.D.

Stephanie Akl

Psy.D.

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PY10062
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: At this time, I am not accepting insurance payments, but I am happy to provide you with appropriate invoices so you can submit for reimbursement from your insurance company, if your plan covers therapy services. I also offer special discounts for full- and part-time college students, and sliding-scale fee reductions. Please feel free to contact me for more information or for details on my fees!
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

9990 SW 77th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33156

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My Approach to Helping

Some days and weeks are harder than others, aren't they? You might be feeling stuck in life, caught up in constant worry, or down and depressed. Maybe you're here because you could use a little extra help getting through a particularly tough time. Or maybe you have a hard time facing or making decisions, setting boundaries, or communicating your ideas. We've all been here at some point in life. I want you to know that you're not alone, and you're in the right place. Therapy can help, and I am here to support you through it.

I provide therapy for a wide range of personal needs with adults of all ages, adolescents, children, and families. While I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress, I can also assist with many related topics, so I encourage you to give me a call to see how I can help you. I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment for you to heal from and grow through whatever is holding you in place. I'm a firm believer in starting where you are and going at your pace, and your therapy experience will always be tailored specifically to you. We can have our sessions in my office in South Miami, and for adults I also offer online therapy (you may have heard it called "teletherapy") using video conference. This can help you to be able to fit therapy into a busy schedule or if you live somewhere in Florida where it's hard to access my actual office. Feel uncertain how you'd like this approach? Just let me know--we could hold our free initial consultation chat using this method so you can try it out!

More Info About My Practice

In addition to therapy, I also provide Psychological Assessment and Forensic Assessment Services. Evaluations I provide include Psychological (adult, adolescent, and child), Intelligence Testing, Psychoeducational, Developmental Disability, Substance Abuse, Parental Fitness, Sanity, Competency, and Neuropsychological Screenings. Feel free to contact me or visit my website for more details!

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Many of my clients tell me that they felt unsure about beginning therapy at first, but now they're very pleased that they did it. I get it...100%. It's a commitment of your time, finances, and emotional energy. But here's the way I see it: you're here (and reading this far) because something in the back of your mind is nagging at you that things could be better. I encourage everyone who is considering therapy to give it a try. If it's not for you, then you're not bound to keep coming back. But what if it is for you, and it's the piece you're missing to help life feel a little easier and a little better? I like to think it's worth a try! And that's not just because I'm a therapist; rather, it's because I truly believe I can help you pinpoint and work on the things that will help you most.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Legal Documentation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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