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New York, Florida

The world can feel overwhelming. Especially at a time where everything in both personal life and professional life is in flux. How do you adjust the changes outside of your control? Are you struggling with unwanted thoughts, feelings, or ideas? Has...
Angela Blount
LMHC, MS
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Tallahassee, Florida

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Florida

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, ADHD/ADD, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, and phase of life problems. I facilitate sessions that...
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Florida

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the field. In my practice I assist my clients with resolving and healing issues which are preventing them from living their best life. Issues may vary from childhood traumas...
Debbie Cherry
LMFT, MS
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Florida, California

After working with hundreds of clients for over 20 years as a therapist, master coach, and entrepreneur... I can tell you that trusting yourself is the key to success. Clients see improvements quickly by implementing strategies based on modern...
Liz Strong
LMHC, MA
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Winter Park, Florida

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Florida

Welcome! I have been working with adults for over a decade, specializing in Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Infertility and Eating Disorders. I am certified in Cognitive Therapy as well as Distance Counseling. I blend person-centered therapy...
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Florida

I graduated with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (2014) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. I have had the opportunity to work with families, individuals and...
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West Palm Beach, Florida

NEW patients are welcome! Medication management! We write prescriptions! Buprenorphine/Suboxone/Naltrexone prescribers! Commercial Insurance, Medicaid or Cash. Same day/Next day appointments available! Call us for Medication Management,...
DJ Spigener
LMHC, MA
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Orlando, Florida

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Florida

DJ began his counseling career as an intern at an adolescent substance abuse recovery program, cementing his love for working with adolescents while also providing a context to practice counseling skills in a real-world setting. For his follow-up...
Paige Bond
MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Longwood, Florida

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Florida

Does it feel like your sex life has plummeted? Are you tired of having the same fights over and over again? Or Maybe you are reeling from a recent break up. All of these issues can make someone feel so alone... But there is hope. I love helping...
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Florida

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my page. My name is Gabriele Cash and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I currently serve clients in the beautiful state of Florida and have been practicing for the last 13 years. I have worked in...
Jennifer Diaz
R.I.M.F.T
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Altamonte Springs, Florida

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Florida

It is my core belief that individuals can change and have the potential to grow. With the right support and guidance individuals can overcome and succeed in their lives. My education and professional experience have taught me and provided me the...
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Louisiana, Florida

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida and Louisiana. I am trained in looking at the whole puzzle, not just one piece to fully understand you and the part you play in your life. I have experience working with...
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Florida

My clients are some of the strongest, most resilient people that I know. Yet, they often don't recognize this about themselves initially. I have wanted to be a therapist for as long as I can remember. After struggling to find a therapist who I...
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Florida

My therapeutic stance is nonjudgmental and collaborative. In therapy, I focus on helping families and individuals identify and obtain achievable goals.” During my more than 10 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have learned many...
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Hollywood, Florida

Marni Winters is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH18458). She is a member of Nova Southeastern University’s Psi Chi Honor Society. Marni received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University....
Cheryl Bray
LMHC, LPC-Supervisor 1
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Alabama, Florida

After 17 years in another career, I returned to school and obtained my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Mississippi College. My undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL. I have completed Level I, II and...
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Naples, Florida

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Florida

My philosophy is that, "It takes courage to be happy... again." So many people will stay stuck in a life situation and before long, it starts to feel "comfortable" at least to the extent that it is either too scary or too difficult to try to make...
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Bradenton, Florida

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Florida

Chima is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified clinical trauma professional. She has extensive background in working with at risk youth, children and families in outpatient, inpatient, in home and juvenile detention center...
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Ormond Beach, Florida

Over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology enables me to offer effective, individualized, psychological care. I address a number of mental health, relationship and life event concerns in a supportive manner with  individuals, couples,...
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Wellington, Florida

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Florida

I'm a psychotherapist that helps children, teenagers and adults create an amazing life by getting them back on track. I will teach you skills based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles that will help you with anxiety or depression. I offer...
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Delray Beach, Florida

Lew has over 35 years of experience in the field of addictions. He has worked for many years with the multi-diagnosed client. Lew graduated from Barry University and completed his graduate studies with the New York Institute of Technology. He has...
Rhonda Baker
MA, LMFT
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Georgia, Florida

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Orlando, Florida

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Florida

We have a team of 4 licensed therapist, a certified life coach and a teacher that specializes in meditation. We believe in getting to the root of the issue at hand. We do not hand out coping skills and short term solutions. We ask that our clients...
Mindy Appel
LCSW-S
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Delray Beach, Florida

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Florida

MSW from Tulane University. Over 30 years of experience dealing with Mental Health and Chemical Dependency issues.

An Overview of Mental Health in Boca Raton, Florida

While Florida is a popular vacation and retirement destination, many of its communities are facing mental health crises like much of the US. The city of Boca Raton is located in Palm Beach County and is considered a part of the Miami metropolitan area. With a pleasant climate and the Atlantic Ocean as its eastern border, there are miles of beautiful beaches to be enjoyed by its over 99,000 residents year-round.

Boca Raton has a thriving real estate industry, while other large sectors include healthcare, science, and retail. The city’s per capita income is approximately $89,000.

The city’s overall poverty rate of 9.2% is relatively low compared to the national rate of approximately 12.3%, but statistics show that minorities in Boca Raton are disproportionately affected by poverty compared to the white majority. For example, although the city has a small Native American population, its poverty rate is a tremendous 30%. The trend applies to other minority groups, with the poverty rate among Asians being 20%, Hispanics almost 18%, and almost 17% in the black population.

Mental Illness in Florida

Poverty is a common risk factor for mental illness, and vice versa. Florida is not alone in dealing with a mental health crisis. Mental Health America published a list ranking each state in terms of mental health prevalence and access to treatment, among other factors. Here are some of their stats about Florida:

  • Mental Health America placed Florida at an overall ranking of 32.
  • For adults, Florida placed at 26, but its ranking in youth mental health was 32.
  • In overall prevalence of mental illness, Florida ranked at a low 9. However, its rating in access to mental health care was one of the lowest in the nation at 43.
  • Another source stated that Florida ranked second-to-last in the amount of funding allocated for mental health care, at less than $40 per person in 2012.

Risk Factors in Boca Raton

Of course, not every region in the state will be dealing with the same issues that contribute to the overall crisis. Boca Raton has its own set of issues regarding mental illness.

Alcohol Abuse

Abuse of alcohol is a common risk factor for mental illness, as it can often lead to addiction as well as several physical ailments such as liver problems. According to a 2017 health report from Palm Beach County, the number of adults who reported engaging in binge drinking was relatively similar to that of the state from 2002 to 2013 (14.6% to 17.1% in Palm Beach County versus 15% to 17.6% in Florida).

The report also looked at the same behavior among high school students and found it to be significantly higher than adults, ranging from 18% to 26% within the same time frame. This was also higher than the state average of 16% to 23%.

Poor Treatment Access

Like most of the nation, Florida is also suffering from a lack of mental health professionals. A report from the Florida Behavioral Health Association stated that the national average ratio of residents to mental health professionals was 547:1 in 2016. Florida’s ratio was quite a bit higher at 750:1. Other states had much lower ratios, such as California with 350:1.

The less care available, the longer the wait times to get the treatment needed for mental illnesses. In 2013, the second most common reason for hospitalization in the state was psychosis. Usually, severe mental illnesses like psychosis can be treated successfully – when the right care is available, that is.

Consequences of Crisis

Unfortunately, it appears that we are already able to see the consequences of this mental health crisis. In 2016, Palm Beach County had the third-highest suicide rate of all the counties in the state with a count of 230 deaths. This rate also seems to be rising. Between 2011 and 2015, the suicide rate rose annually from 13.8% to 15.7% in Palm Beach County, compared to 13.5% up to 14.6% for Florida overall.