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Mareo Hood Psychotherapy, LCSW

Mareo Hood has 20+ years of experience helping clients achieve positive change. As a former college athlete, he promotes positive support systems in order to maximize a strengths-based and solution-focused approach while treating the root cause of your challenges. He has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals from various cultures and religions.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Men’s Mental Health
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    <$80
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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“As a longtime athlete, I've learned the importance of trusting others, working together to achieve a common goal, and effectively working through adversity.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a therapist began when I was a high school student; my peers would seek my advice and I enjoyed helping them through difficult situations. I've worked in several mental health settings, including crisis stabilization units, hospitals, and educational settings. I enjoy working with young and older clients who have a willingness to work toward achieving their therapeutic goals.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the initial stages of my therapeutic approach, we will assess and prioritize your goals for therapy and continually assess and redevelop goals as needed. I find that therapeutic homework can be a valuable tool between therapy sessions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am constantly learning and evolving as a therapist. I enjoy continuing to increase my knowledge of new age therapeutic approaches based on client needs. In the era of technology, I find that telehealth has allowed an increased acceptance and a wider comfort zone for clients willing to address their mental health needs.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
Throughout my life, I have had the opportunity to work side by side with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. As a longtime athlete, I've learned the importance of trusting others, working together to achieve a common goal, and effectively working through adversity. The challenges I personally experienced in life have developed my heightened compassion and empathy for others.
“The challenges I personally experienced in life have developed my heightened compassion and empathy for others.”
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