Therapists Specializing in Identity Development in Florida

Our identity can change and develop throughout life. For many of us, our ideas of who we are and what we believe constantly evolve over the years. Defining your own beliefs, lifestyle, and sense of self can be exciting, but it’s natural to experience some uncertainty or discomfort in the process too. Although identity development is most commonly associated with adolescence, challenges can arise at any time, especially during major life transitions or other times of change.

Therapy can help us better understand ourselves, feel more confident in who we are, and improve our ability to make sense of our world. A therapist might focus on clarifying values to guide your actions through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or develop your thoughts and core beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Some therapists also provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

As numerous therapeutic modalities can help with identity development, it can be beneficial to discuss the options with one of the therapists in Florida below who specialize in this area. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Tara  Genovese

Tara Genovese

Online Sessions, FL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 per session

The search for a therapist that "gets it" and checks off all the boxes on your list can be exhausting. It took you so long to gather up the courage to get to this point and now you're here. You want someone that believes that more than just luck brings you to success and that will understand that achievement can take years of sacrifice. You're finally at a place where you feel like you don't have to sacrifice as much and here comes the fork in the road: one that leads to personal fulfillment despite defying expectations versus the slow march of being the dutiful, generous loyal individual that is to expect nothing in return. It's ok to want something else than what is the norm. Let's talk about the life you would like to live, schedule a free 15-minute consultation now!


Tia  Orraca Jimenez

Tia Orraca Jimenez

Online Sessions, FL

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $150 per session

At our first visit, we’ll discuss your present and past in great detail, including the concerns that prompted you to seek treatment. Based on our conversation, I will offer initial impressions and recommendations for our work together. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of the ways your mind works, cultivate better coping strategies, recognize areas in your life where you can begin to take back control from habitual behaviors, and start you on a path to better health and functioning, all while exploring the deeper, less conscious influences on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You’ll also receive homework, morning practices, and tools to use between sessions to deepen the work and to appease the parts of us that want the process to feel tangible and productive.


Brooke  English

Brooke English

Online Sessions, FL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $135 - $175 per session

Starting with a new therapist can be really difficult and feel daunting. My practice philosophy is rooted in the belief that your genuine and secure relationship with your therapist paves the way for change. I approach my clients with a respectful curiosity along with deep honor and compassion for your experiences. Together we'll build a relationship that feels safe for you to explore the inner workings of your mind and emotions.

My hope is that you leave our sessions feeling seen, understood, and with a greater sense of how to ride life's waves.


Sheina  Schochet

Sheina Schochet

Online Sessions, FL

Insurances: Lyra Health, Modern Health Insurance
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

You feel like something has to change. Here's a secret- accepting yourself breeds more change than beating yourself up. It IS possible to have ALL THE THINGS, but you’ve got to be more forgiving of yourself to invite all that positivity into your life. You CAN function at your best, even when life isn’t its best and things feel messy...

Schedule your free 10-minute phone consultation. No need to play phone tag; you can schedule right here on the site. Let’s chat and see if we’re a good fit. If we are, I look forward to working with you and helping you thrive!


Merav  Gur

Merav Gur

Online Sessions, FL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $275 per session

I believe that successful treatment is based on a warm, supportive, collaborative, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment, in which the client can comfortably explore issues and experience a good connection with the therapist. Since I am trained in different modalities (including insight oriented/psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, ACT, DBT, IPT), I am able to tailor my clinical approach to each individual’s needs and work integratively.

My approach is collaborative and my goal is to help my clients learn new and more effective coping skills, make meaningful life changes, heal from past trauma, establish healthier relationships, and work towards achieving the life that they envision for themselves. Gains made by individuals in psychotherapy are often maintained for many years.

In my personal clinical experience, I have found that psychotherapy facilitates personal growth and healing. Clients gain better self knowledge and self confidence, communicate and assert themselves more effectively, become more aware of their needs and learn to replace old and Ineffective ways of coping by healthier ones. Clients make better choices for themselves and become less stuck and paralyzed. Some will make career changes; others will find more suitable partners, and many learn to live lives that are more meaningful, satisfying, and more consistent with their core values.

Psychotherapy can be either short-term or long–term. Some individuals want to focus on a specific issue or target specific symptoms and may need coaching through that specific issue. Others may want to work through more complex life issues in order to attain a better understanding of themselves or to achieve their
desired goals.


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