Miami Lakes Counseling and Psychotherapy

Julia Salas, MS, LMHC, CHT

Lourdes Guiardinu, MS, LCSW

Now Open Late Evenings and Sundays 


Welcome to MLC

 Hi! I’m Julia Salas, I am a counselor in Miami Lakes and before I give you a long history of my experience, know that I will work with you so you will be able to wake up each day knowing you are a superhero in your own life. But most importantly, to love yourself. It's not always an easy road but it can be done!  

Are you ready to make the changes?

I have 16 years of experience in psychotherapy and mental health counseling in clinical and community settings. I have vast experience treating: 



Bipolar Disorder

Adjustment Disorders

Sleep Disorders



Caregiver Stress 

My name is Lourdes Guiardinu and I want to be the first one to congratulate you for taking the first step to positive changes in your life.  When we experience trauma or severe life stressors is not uncommon for our lives to unravel and at times, it might even seem impossible to find that light at the end of the tunnel. That is my goal here at Miami Lakes Counseling; to assist all of our clients in finding that inner strength, helping them grow by being able to find the solutions that were hidden behind those dark shadows.  My great passion is bringing healing and peace to those who have been affected by a traumatic or stressful experience. 

  • Depression 
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Trauma


What to Expect

Does seeing a psychotherapist mean I'm crazy?

No, a lot of times people have a stigma that if they are seeing a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist they are crazy. That is not true, sometimes we need someone to guide our thoughts and address something they haven't on their own.

Do I have to talk about everything that has happened in my life?

It is up to you. Nothing in therapy is forced, and you are doing this because you want to explore and process what is going on. We might explore some of the past but it is up to you.

Will I feel uncomfortable?

There will be times that you might explore situations that trigger some negative feelings. But this is your time, and we will make sure the setting is cozy and comfortable for you, and provide much support for you to thrive.

Did You Know...

  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
  • Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, almost one-third of the country's $148 billion total mental health bill, according to "The Economic Burden of Anxiety Disorders," a study commissioned by ADAA (The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60(7), July 1999).
    • More than $22.84 billion of those costs are associated with the repeated use of health care services; people with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses.
  • People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.


Where We're At

We're located just west of the Palmetto Exwy (SR 826) from the Miami Lakes Drive exit. Easily accessible from Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Palm Springs North, Miramar and Pembroke Pines.

We're at the Leroy Collins building, on the fourth floor.

Contact Us

Financial and Insurance Info

Julia is part of some insurance networks, give us a call to find out if you are covered. Other than that, we can provide you with a form you can send in to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. That means you're responsible for the fee at the time of our appointment and, depending on your plan, a certain percentage of that may be paid to you by your insurance co.  

Initial visit/evaluation $170, follow up sessions $80. Couples family prices differs. Taking cash/checks and all CC.

Miami Lakes Counseling

7900 Oak Lane Suite 400 Miami Lakes, Florida 33016

(786) 617-8078



10:00 am – 8:30 pm


10:00 am – 8:30 pm


10:00 am – 8:30 pm


10:00 am – 8:30 pm


10:00 am – 8:30 pm


9:00 am – 2:00 pm


9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 8:30PM 

Saturday: 9AM - 2PM

Sunday: 9AM - 2PM

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