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Amanda Gurgel, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Specialist, Integrative Medical Healer, Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Soundbowl, and Reiki Healer. 

Founder of Beyond-Counseling

Hello, my name is Amanda Gurgel, the founder of Beyond-Counseling, and a licensed mental health provider. Over the last 10 years, I have had the pleasure of helping individuals, children, and families find growth and success in their personal lives. I founded Beyond-Counseling in September 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Globally, we were all facing a very difficult and unprecedented time in our lives. I witnessed the impact it had on my personal life and those around me. I was inspired to help our community grow and heal by strengthening the mental health support systems. The demand for mental health exceeded my ability to aid everyone, so I decided to open Beyond-Counseling & Holistic Group Practice. By hiring other professional mental health providers that are loving, caring, and dedicated, we are able to support the community’s mental health needs on a larger scale.  I am very grateful to have an amazing team to help our clients reach their fullest potential with an integrative and holistic approach to healing.

As a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, I have worked in private based settings with women, children, and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, separation/ divorce, and many more of life’s obstacles. During my time as an ESE Educator and school-based therapist, I have provided services for ADHD, social skills training, childhood/adolescent trauma, social anxiety, bullying, and behavioral modification. I specialize in improving parent/child relationships and providing parenting interventions.


My goal as your therapist is to support you every step of the way within your process and to use the best approaches that meet your needs. My preference is to integrate an individualized, holistic, and evidence-based approach.

When working with adults, I have had tremendous success with techniques such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT

  • Existential therapy

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Trauma-Focused Counseling

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-DBT

  • NLP

  • Reiki

  • Soundbowl Therapy

As a child/ teen therapist, I specialized in utilizing the most effective approaches: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Expressive and Play Therapy 

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Trauma-Focused Counseling

  • NLP

  • Reiki

  • Soundbowl Therapy

Together we will develop an individualized treatment plan that is custom fit to your individualized needs. My true passion is to help you navigate through life’s challenges in a safe space that promotes healing and renewal.

I am excited to get to know you and begin this journey with you. Research indicates that the greatest factor for success in therapy is the rapport between the therapist and client. In light of this, I would like to invite you to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation anytime. My therapeutic services are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Beach at Sunset


Evaluation: $180 per hour

Individual Session: $160 per hour

Family Session: $180 per hour



Couples Counseling



Family Therapy

Parenting Therapy

Child Welfare



Dialectical Behaborial Therapy

Play Therapy

Applied Behavorial Therapy

Emotional Freedom Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Existential Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy


Systemic Therapy; Family Therapy 






Cliffs and Ocean

Childhood/Adult Trauma


Relationship Conflict

Nature Tokens


Wild Nature


Gender Identity

Pebble Beach


Calm Woman


Above the Clouds



Grief and Loss

Life Transitions

Couple at Home


Meditation by the Sea

Family Conflict

Large Tree


Parenting Training

Get in Touch

7800 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite D-211, Sunrise, FL 33351  /  Tel. 954-228-0856

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Main Office - Sunrise

7800 West Oakland Park Boulevard Sunrise, FL 33351
Suite D-211




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