Amaris Dennison, Psy.D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctoral Resident

Amaris Dennison
Amaris Dennison, Psy.D., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctoral Resident
Book With Amaris

Amaris Dennison, Psy.D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctoral Resident

Dr. Amaris Dennison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Thriving Center of Psychology.  She graduated from Albizu University and earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with over 9 years of clinical experience providing services to individuals and families across the lifespan ranging from children to older adults within various clinical settings. Dr. Dennison completed her clinical internship in health psychology at the Bruce W. Carter Miami VA.

Dr. Dennison has experience working with a wide array of problem areas, including anxiety, mood disorders, health-related problems, neurocognitive disorders, substance abuse problems, PTSD, and veterans with combat trauma, military sexual trauma, and spinal cord injuries. She specializes in several areas including anxiety, trauma, depression, family therapy, parent training, stress and burnout, and emotional distress related to health problems.

Dr. Dennison believes that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important components of therapy and provides a safe space to have open dialogues with clients about their areas of concern. She believes in treating everyone with respect and compassion while often keeping a good sense of humour. She takes a collaborative and individualized approach using an integration of various modalities and interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based practices, person-centred therapy, and trauma-focused treatment. Dr. Dennison looks forward to working with you on your healing journey.

Top Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Anger
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Chronic / Physical Illness
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
Therapeutic Approach
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)
  • Individual (Adolescents 12-17)
  • Couples / Marriage
  • Family (With Minors)
  • Family (No Minors)
  • Group
Additional Languages
  • Spanish

Location / Map


1221 Brickell Ave,
Suite 900,
Miami, FL 33131
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Fort Lauderdale

2598 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Suite 2104,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

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Can I get a therapist just to talk?

Yes, talking to a therapist can help you to unload and see a different perspective. Talking and feeling listened to can help you to find the answers to your own questions in a judgment-free and safe environment.

How much does a therapist cost in Miami?

The cost of a therapist in Miami depends on the experience and training of the therapist. Therapy fees in most major cities cost between $100 to over $400. While we don’t accept insurance, Thriving Center of Psychology provides therapy services for different budgets from $150 to $400 per session.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a therapist?

While both the terms “psychologist” and “therapist” are used interchangeably in the world of mental health, there is a difference. All psychologists are therapists, but not all therapists have undergone the additional training required to be a psychologist.

Is this therapist fluent in Spanish?

Yes, Dr. Dennison is not only fluent in Spanish but also has a profound understanding of the cultural norms of Spanish-speaking clients to provide the most effective therapeutic treatment.

How important is it to speak to someone in their native language?

Therapy in your native language can feel more emotional and make you feel understood and listened to. Speaking in your mother tongue can connect you to your culture and be comforting in a therapy setting.

What role does language play in therapy?

Language has a huge part to play in the therapeutic process, contributing to your trust and understanding with your therapist. Language is also essential in explaining how you feel in an authentic and unaltered way.

Does this therapist have direct experience treating Spanish Speaking patients in Brickell Miami, Florida?

Absolutely, Dr. Dennison has been treating Spanish-speaking clients in Brickell for several years now, and she is also a resident of Miami.

How do I set up an appointment with a Spanish Speaking therapist?

To schedule an appointment with this Spanish-speaking therapist, simply click on the “Book with Amaris” button on her page and select the time and day that works best for you.