Boca Raton, Florida Therapists

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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...
Joy R. Berkheimer
LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
 Boca Raton, Florida
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As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and...
Ellen Sherman
LMHC, LMFTC, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
 Online Sessions
Struggling alone to overcome the challenges you are facing can feel overwhelming and even hopeless at times. That’s why I’m passionate about working together with my clients to help them overcome the pain that is holding them back from living a...
Dr. Virginia Crist
LMFT, Ph.D.
 Boca Raton, Florida
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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...
 Delray Beach, Florida
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I’ve been a therapist for 26 years, blending traditional psychotherapy with neuroscience and mindfulness practices to support my clients' process of integrating mind and body. I have studied extensively the latest developments in neuroscience and...
 Delray Beach, Florida
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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...
 Delray Beach, Florida
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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a safe, creative, and shame-free space for children, teens, adults, and couples who are dealing with anxiety, stress, and trauma, or who are having trouble in their relationships. I help children...
Mindy Appel
LCSW-S
 Delray Beach, Florida
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MSW from Tulane University. Over 30 years of experience dealing with Mental Health and Chemical Dependency issues.
 Delray Beach, Florida
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Are you worried about your little one? Are they hard to parent or anxious at separation? Do you feel lost when it comes to getting them to listen to you or how to help when their feelings get really big? Does your child have trouble with their peers...
 Coral Springs, Florida
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Do you feel like you are stuck or held back in your life? My goal is to help you reach your goals in 2020 within yourself and your relationships. I am committed to providing high-quality care and a personalized approach and customized plan to those...
 Coral Springs, Florida
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I offer individualized mental health care, and provide a neutral, safe space for my clients. I call the people I see "clients" instead of "patients" because "patient" is derived from a medical model, which implies something is wrong or needs fixing....
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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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I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where together we will work to address the issues that you are faced with. If you take the first step and make the call, together we can help you feel less overwhelmed, live a happier life and achieve...
Ana Newman
LCSW, TEAM-CBT
 Sunrise, Florida
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My name is Ana Newman. I’m a master’s level, Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Sunrise, Florida. I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Florida and my Master in Social Work from Florida...
 Sunrise, Florida
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Viviana Vethencourt is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH 16206). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela), and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova...
Dr. Sharon Smith
Pastorial Counselor, MSC, PhD , FACCT, NACM
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Wholeness Counseling Service is focused on providing Christian/Biblical counseling services with the highest level of care, in an effort to bring healing to those suffering emotionally and spiritually. Dr. Sharon has worked in the counseling field...
Dr. Jason-Anthony Prendergast
Pastoral Counselor
 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Are you looking for a deeper connection and joy in your relationships? Do you long for acceptance and happiness, both within yourself and in your relationship, as well as friends and co-workers? I will help you work on and manage your anger,...
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Dr. Aprile Andelle is a psychotherapist, speaker, and mental health advocate in South Florida specializing in love and relationships, and mental wellness, and how to make these things work in today's modern age. She practices solution focused,...
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Have you been feeling stressed out or overwhelmed lately? If you are looking for help, I am here to provide it. I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York and Florida and love what I do. My passion for being a therapist is evidenced in the...
Lisa Seid
LMFT-Supervisor
 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Hello! My name is Lisa Seid, MS, LMFT. Are you living with anxiety? How about upsetting memories or thoughts you just can’t shake? Let me guess, your day might go something like this: I wake up and somewhere along the line I start to experience a...
 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The first half of my working life was spent in Corporate America where I worked as an efficiency expert. I have always had the mindset of delivering service better, faster, cheaper in an emotionally painless way. I focus on getting my clients to...
Dawn Reilly
M.A., M.S., Psy.D.
 Plantation, Florida
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Master's degree in Counseling and Community Psychology, Marist College; Master's in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (All from APA-accredited programs). Training and...
Elana Polsyn
LCSW, CSW-G
 Plantation, Florida
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Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW11710) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985. Then in 2010 earned her...
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Aline-Vanya Guillaume is a Licensed Christian Counselor who owns the private practice, Therapy Terrace. Aline-Vanya believes that many adults are living an unfulfilled life due to unprocessed traumatic events that took place in their past. Present...

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.