Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Boca Raton, Florida

Find a therapist in Boca Raton, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Boca Raton to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Karin Witte

LMHC
14 years experience
Hello and I'm so glad you're here! I’m a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years of experience working with individuals and couples. Throughout my career, I've been privileged to help my clients discover their own unique tools to heal their past and create an empowered, wholehearted and authentic life of purpose and fulfillment. Relationship and marital conflict, childhood and adult trauma, depression, anxiety and life transitions are all resolvable with skilled and respectful guidance. ... Read More
Hello and I'm so glad you're here! I’m a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years of experience working with individuals and couples. Throughout my career, I've been privileged to help my clients discover their own unique tools to heal their past... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Julie Featherman

LMHC, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Pesce

LCSW
7 years experience
Hi and thank you for having the courage to take this first step. Life is a journey. Through my passion to empower you, I will help move you on a path forward in life. I will guide you through discovering your strengths and self-awareness to bring you clarity and direction. I am open-minded and create an environment that promotes healing and transformation. I was born and raised in upstate New York. Completed my bachelors in exercise... Read More
Hi and thank you for having the courage to take this first step. Life is a journey. Through my passion to empower you, I will help move you on a path forward in life. I will guide you through discovering... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Mary Karlan

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is determined on a case by case basis, and I will work in collaboration with you to design a treatment plan that will suit your unique style and therapeutic goals. I believe that... Read More
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jan Hernandez

LCSW, BCD
29 years experience
I am a graduate of Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research Masters Program. Since then, I have worked in adoption, with hospice, and with a variety of people with different problems in my private practice of 25 years. Some of these include relationship counseling, individual counseling, obesity, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, alcoholism, drug addiction, women's issues, and geriatrics. Working with people to be the best that they strive... Read More
I am a graduate of Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research Masters Program. Since then, I have worked in adoption, with hospice, and with a variety of people with different problems in my private practice of 25... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

Elizabeth Cupo

LMHC, MCAP
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Masters Certified Addictions Professional in the state of Florida. I have worked successfully with a broad cross section of people who have come to me with a variety of life issues. I do not use the exact same approach with each client; rather I tailor the treatment to fit the individual. I would say that I am integrative in my approach, using a variety of techniques including... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Masters Certified Addictions Professional in the state of Florida. I have worked successfully with a broad cross section of people who have come to me with a variety of life issues. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Randee-Sue Kramer

LCSW
25 years experience
Hi Welcome to BetterHelp, My name is Randee-Sue Kramer and i am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 25 years experience, working with individuals, families, children, teenagers, and couples. Currently i have a large male practice focusing on men's issues, and relationships. I have developed a private practice focusing on marital/divorce, relationship therapy, family therapy, and working with clients with anxiety and depression. i offer my patients a safe and comfortable space to share their inner most... Read More
Hi Welcome to BetterHelp, My name is Randee-Sue Kramer and i am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 25 years experience, working with individuals, families, children, teenagers, and couples. Currently i have a large male practice focusing on men's issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Anna Dotey

LMHC
10 years experience
Hello My name is Anna. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida (MH 17172) where I earned my degree later in life. I began my career working with needy families and have worked with adults and families since moving back to New York. My clients have come to me with depression, A.D.H.D., Autism, O.C.D., Bi-Polar, depression and other life challenges. In my nearly twenty years of practice I have worked with many people... Read More
Hello My name is Anna. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida (MH 17172) where I earned my degree later in life. I began my career working with needy families and have worked with adults and families since... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dallas Hale

LMHC, LPC
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both Texas and Florida as well as an Air Force veteran with experience in deployments. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University, Panama City Campus in 2016. I have a total of 4 years counseling experience. I have worked in a private practice and clinic setting helping individuals and families with issues related to depression,... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in both Texas and Florida as well as an Air Force veteran with experience in deployments. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Julia Talmadge

LCSW
30 years experience
I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1991 during which time I have worked in various settings including; homeless, runaways, veterans, ptsd, rape centers, native american tribe, hospice, nursing homes and outpatient clinics. As a social worker I have worked with clients who have experienced mental illness, substance use, difficulties with self acceptance, aging issues, childhood issues, etc. I love assisting individuals through difficult times and helping them realize their full... Read More
I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1991 during which time I have worked in various settings including; homeless, runaways, veterans, ptsd, rape centers, native american tribe, hospice, nursing homes and outpatient clinics. As a social worker... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Dr. Virginia Crist

LMFT, Ph.D.
23 years experience
How do you keep love alive – at ANY age? Remember how you used to long for each other? Remember how you used to gaze lovingly Into each other’s eyes? Love was magical then. What makes those special desires fade? I believe you can rekindle your love and keep your love alive! I have done... Read More
How do you keep love alive – at ANY age? Remember how you used to long for each other? Remember how you used to gaze lovingly Into each other’s eyes? Love was magical then. What makes those special desires fade? I believe you can rekindle your love and keep your love alive! I have done... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

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 98,000 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 $55,000, with an unemployment rate of 6.6 percent.

The city’s overall poverty rate of 9.26 percent is relatively low compared to the national rate of approximately 12.3 percent, 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, their poverty rate is a tremendous 30 percent. The trend applies to other minority groups, with the poverty rate among Asians being 20 percent, Hispanics almost 18 percent and almost 17 percent 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 a number of 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 percent in Palm Beach County versus 15 to 17.6 percent 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 percent within the same time frame. This was also higher than the state average of 16 to 23 percent.

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 percent to 15.7 percent in Palm Beach County, compared to 13.5 percent up to 14.6 percent for Florida overall.

Resources in Boca Raton

Although it can sometimes seem hopeless or difficult to know where to start, there is always help available. Boca Raton is home to some fine mental health facilities and doctors, and you can use E-Counseling to find the right one for you. E-Counseling is an online directory of mental health providers by location which you can easily use to take the first step toward better mental health today.