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Providing Therapy for
Parkland, Coral Springs, Boca Raton areas

We provide proven science-based therapy with a personal approach designed to give you the tools to manage the challenges you face.

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Providing Therapy for
Parkland
Coral Springs
Boca Raton areas

We provide proven science-based therapy with a personal approach designed to give you the tools to manage the challenges you face.

Therapy for Children, Teens, and Adults

At Equinox Counseling, we know that finding the right therapist is complicated and deeply personal. When you searched for the “best therapist near me,” you saw a long list of psychologists, counselors, therapists. It is hard to know where to start.

We offer individual therapy for:

The counseling includes personalized therapy helping you and your loved ones overcome your challenges and regain control of your life. The best way to know if a therapist is right for you is to meet with them. We would love to meet you and are happy to offer a free session.

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Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is the leading mental health issue for adults, kids, and teens. We provide cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which is proven to treat anxiety. CBT teaches you to identify negative automatic thoughts which cause you distress and replace them with healthy positive thoughts.

We teach strategies to children and teenagers to identify, manage, and reduce their stress and anxiety at home or at school.

Learn more about our counseling services for anxiety in children and adults.

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Autism Therapy

About half of all children with autism also have anxiety. We use counseling techniques suited for the needs of anxious kids with autism.

We provide therapy for autism (ASD) related challenges in kids and teens. Individuals with high functioning autism will develop skills to manage and reduce their fears and help to navigate the world around them.

Find out more about therapy for autistic children and adults.

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Parenting Therapy

Parenting is stressful, and often, parents don’t take time for themselves. Therapy for parenting can reduce stress and provide much-needed support to moms and dads.

If you are a parent of a child with special needs such as autism (ASD), you are even more likely to be overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, stress.

Learn more about how to deal with the stress of parenting.

Psychologist near me anxiety in teen child with stress from bullying

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is the leading mental health issue for adults, kids, and teens. We provide cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which is proven to treat anxiety. CBT teaches you to identify negative automatic thoughts which cause you distress and replace them with healthy positive thoughts.

We teach strategies to children and teenagers to identify, manage, and reduce their stress and anxiety at home or at school.

Learn more about our counseling services for anxiety in children and adults.

Autism Therapy

About half of all children with autism also have anxiety. We use counseling techniques suited for the needs of anxious kids with autism.

We provide therapy for autism (ASD) related challenges in kids and teens. Individuals with high functioning autism will develop skills to manage and reduce their fears and help to navigate the world around them.

Find out more about therapy for autistic children and adults.

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Parenting Therapy

Parenting is stressful, and often, parents don’t take time for themselves. Therapy for parenting can reduce stress and provide much-needed support to moms and dads.

If you are a parent of a child with special needs such as autism (ASD), you are even more likely to be overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, stress.

Learn more about how to deal with the stress of parenting.

Stephanie Eckler MPsy, LMHC

Stephanie Eckler is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Mindfulness-informed Clinician (CMC-1).  She has many years of experience delivering evidence-based psychotherapy services such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), strength-based approaches, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.
She provides personalized therapy using proven methods for children, teens, and adults.  She has enjoyed working with a wide range of clients in clinical offices, day treatment facilities, as well as preschool, elementary and high schools.  She specializes in treating challenges that typically accompany the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders for the individual as well as their family.
Stephanie is a compassionate, non-judgemental, and relaxed psychotherapist. She looks forward to providing a calming and positive approach to support you or your loved one on a journey of healing and growth.

Common Questions about Choosing a Therapist

There are many questions that you should be asking your psychotherapist or psychologist to make sure they are a right fit for you, but here are a few of the most common questions we get asked on an initial phone call. We want to make your experience comfortable so you know what to expect when working with a therapist.

Effective Online Therapy

We provide HIPAA-compliant video teletherapy when you need it most.  During the stress of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, it is important to take care of yourself and your loved ones.   We allow you to do this from the privacy, convenience, and safety of your home or office from your computer or smartphone.  We are here to help.  You are not alone.

For online therapy to be the most effective, we recommend that you find a quiet, comfortable, and private area with enough light for the video conference. Position your camera, phone, or tablet on a stable base just far enough away that the head and upper body are within the frame. Proper positioning will allow you to make typical gestures and body movements during our discussions without the distraction of the video cutting you off. The use of headphones provides additional privacy.

Technology and Privacy

Equinox Counseling takes precautions to protect you, your information, and our conversations. You can access our online platform by a secure app and or a desktop application. The use of Skype or FaceTime, for example, are not sufficient for therapy. There is no additional cost to download or use these apps. The video solution is HIPPA compliant, and the communication between us is encrypted.

We do not record our sessions, and we do not store client information in the online therapy app. Each therapy session has a unique session code that can not reuse, and it requires a password from both you and the therapist. You have the power to turn off the video, mute the audio, and end the call altogether.

Cost for Counseling

Therapy is an investment in you and your family, but we know it is also a time and financial commitment. But, what is the cost if you don’t invest in therapy. We appreciate the critical decision you are making to help yourself or family member.

You will find that we are open about costs and for individuals in financial distress we offer some sessions on a sliding scale. Call us or message us if you have questions.

Counseling Fees

Individual Therapy Session: $90.00
Standard weekly therapy session lasting 45 minutes.

Introductory Session: FREE
A 15-minute secure video conference session to answer questions to help you decide if we are the right fit for you or your loved one.

In the interest of your confidentiality and my ability to treat you without the input of insurance companies, I do not take insurance at this time.  Insurance companies require that I provide your diagnosis and treatment notes to them in order for payment. They will often require only treatment that is covered by your plan.

We take cash, check, all major credit cards, and debit cards. Many employers offer flexible savings (FSA), health savings (HSA), or health reimbursement accounts (HRA). Ask your employer about the eligibility of therapy to be paid using pre-tax dollars.

Many insurance companies, allow for submitting mental health claims as an out of network provider. Equinox Counseling can provide medically coded “superbills” every month for you to give to your insurance provider. Insurance companies will require us to list your covered diagnoses on the superbill.

If you are expecting your insurance company to pay for therapy, contact them first. Equinox Counseling can not discuss this with them directly nor be liable for what they do or don’t pay.

Confidentiality

The things that are going on in your life and your mind are very personal. You may have not even shared them with your closest friends. You can trust that what you share in the therapeutic relationship remains confidential and private, subject to the legal obligations for disclosure.

Not only because psychologists and counselors are bound legally and ethically, but because it is the foundation of the entire psychological profession. Even if you were to meet us in public, we wouldn’t acknowledge that we knew you unless you started a conversation first.

We also keep your information secure and private. Equinox Counseling invested in secure HIPPA compliant email, scheduling, phone, video conferencing, and record management systems.

When We Must Legally Break Confidentiality

Under certain situations, we are bound ethically and legally to break confidentiality, without consent, in order to warn and protect under the following situations:

  • Suspected abuse or neglect of a child, a person with a disability, or an elder. The appropriate authorities will be notified.
  • The client states an intention to harm themselves or another person or group of people. The counselor will notify the potential victim(s) and law enforcement. In the case of threats of harm to self, an assessment will be made in order to determine notification to authorities and further crisis interventions.
  • The therapist is given a court order, which requires the release of specific client information. Efforts will be made to minimize the information released and you will be notified.