Myrakle Betancourt

She/Her

LMSW

Meet Myrakle

Working With Children & Youth

I find that young clients respond really well to creative therapies and hands-on activities. Making art allows them to process emotions in a safe, non-verbal way. For older kids and teens, I incorporate techniques like cognitive restructuring to challenge negative thought patterns holding them back. My goal is to help youth find their voice, and learn to express themselves. Common issues I help with include building self-confidence, managing peer relationships, and managing emotions effectively instead of acting out.

Working With Adults

With adults, I draw upon cognitive-behavioral techniques to replace unhealthy thought patterns with self-compassion. You’ll gain deeper self-awareness and coping strategies to anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. My solutions-focused style means setting tangible goals to start living your desired life.

Faith and Identity

I have a passion working with youth and families because growing up I often felt misunderstood and unheard. Growing up in the church gave me a sense of belonging and I enjoy incorporating faith in practice. We are all complex individuals and I love to help my clients unpack all of their layers and intersections of identity.

Adolescents
Adults
Children
Families
Young Adults

Child and teen support groups or skills groups
Parents seeking coaching/parenting skills
Families trying to rebuild their relationships
Children between 8-13 dealing with behavioral concerns, anxiety, ADHD. ODD, school issues, or transitions (new school, new move etc.)
Young adults 21-25 with anxiety and depression

Evidence-based Treatments

  • Cognitive Behvavior Therapy
  • Solution Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention

Training & Credentials

  • Bachelors in Psychology – University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Licensed Masters Social Work – Baylor University
  • Doctoral Candidate of Education and Public Service (in progress) – Capella University
  • Certified Creative Art Therapy Coach
  • TBRI Certified

Outside the Office

To recharge, you’ll find me exploring my artistic side through poetry, visiting art museums, or getting lost in a good movie. I also love gaming from time to time – it sparks my imagination and allows me to be playful. Above all, I prioritize self-care through restorative practices like meditation, journaling, and spending quality time with loved ones. My commitment to personal growth makes me a better guide for my clients.

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Insurance

I accept the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Tricare East

Rates

$135 Hourly

fees & Insurance

Availability

  • Monday (virtual only) 11 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – 7 00 PM
  • Wedneday 10:00 AM – 7 00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM – 6 00 PM

Want To Work With Myrakle?