Mariana  Carabantes
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Mariana Carabantes

Doctor of Psychology, PsyD
Florida Accepting Online
Coral Gables Accepting In-person
Updated October 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic illness
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Mariana Carabantes is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in the State of Florida for the past 10 years. Her office is conveniently located in Coral Gables, right in the center of Miami. Additionally, she offers the option of teletherapy, for those individuals who live far from her office, are located elsewhere in Florida, or simply prefer to avoid the commute.

Dr. Carabantes was born in Argentina, and at a young age moved to Spain. She arrived in Miami in 1993, and received her psychological training from Nova Southeastern University, graduating in 2009. Living in three different countries and navigating the nuances of different cultures has been invaluable to understand and embrace the multicultural population of Florida.

Dr. Carabantes specializes in supporting her clients through difficult life transitions. Life events such as illness, accidents, divorce, empty nest, menopause, retirement, just to name a few, may be overwhelming, stressful, and be the source of depressive and anxiety symptoms.

Dr. Carabantes is constantly exploring new developments in therapeutic techniques, and has received training in hypnosis, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), grief counseling, and trauma informed therapy. To expand her knowledge of how nutrition affects mental health, she additionally obtained training as a health coach. But furthermore than techniques, Dr. Carabantes believes that one of the most important factors in a successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship between client and psychologist, therefore her main objective is to provide a safe and respectful environment, where the client can achieve their goals at their own pace.


Message to clients

There are moments in life when things feel overwhelming, and you might not even know why. Other times it might be clearer what is causing your distress. Either way, you may be waiting for things to get better, but the longer you wait, the more difficult it gets. The good news is that things can get better; I assure you they can.

If you are here it's because you have already taken the most difficult step; deciding to seek help. Fortunately, asking for help gets easier with practice. The way in which we cope with difficulties is greatly influenced by how we see the world. Asking for help, and obtaining a different perspective is often the first and most significant step toward developing the skills needed to become stronger. The more support you gain, the better equipped you will be to take on bigger challenges and achieve your goals.

It is my priority to create a safe atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change. I look forward to working with you to address your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.


Specialties

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $120
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Coral Gables practice
3081 Salzedo Street, Suite 202, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Online sessions only.
  • Wed Online sessions only.
  • Thu Online sessions only.
  • Fri 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, Licensed Psychologist, 2011 - Present

Nova Southeastern University, Doctor of Psychology, 2009
Nova Southeastern University, Master of Psychology, 2006


Licensure

Florida: PY8188


Languages

English

Spanish