Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bonita Springs, Florida

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


Jesse Greene

LMHC
5 years experience
My only goal is to help you work through life's challenges — big and small. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida working during the day with clients in the Tampa Bay area. I completed by M.S. in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in 2016. In 2012 I earned a B. A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) In the last 5 years... Read More
My only goal is to help you work through life's challenges — big and small. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida working during the day with clients in the Tampa Bay area. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Emily Whitehouse

MSEd,LMHC
3 years experience
I believe every human is seeking meaning in their lives. We long to be loved, accepted, safe, and fulfilled. Many of us have been deprived of these experiences due to complicated circumstances, situations, and relationships. We get stuck doing the best we can to survive when we were meant to thrive. This is where I come into play. I am a licensed mental health counselor with comprehensive experience working with people of all ages. I... Read More
I believe every human is seeking meaning in their lives. We long to be loved, accepted, safe, and fulfilled. Many of us have been deprived of these experiences due to complicated circumstances, situations, and relationships. We get stuck doing the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Dr. Calvin Woodland

PsyD,EdD,licensures:,DE,LPCMH-0000423;,DC,LPC-#13932;,FL-MHC,#3304;,NCC-#24065;
22 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of Behavioral Health, my professional experience began as music therapist at a Forensic Psychiatric institution before moving on to directing Maryland's first Vocational Rehabilitation resocialization program for female and male clients who were enrolled in career... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 years

Andria Achong

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Andria Achong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Florida. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated from Florida State University with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations include teenagers, adults, and geriatrics. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, substance use issues, and major life changes including growing... Read More
Hello! My name is Andria Achong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Florida. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated from Florida State University with a Master in Social... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Barbara Barone

PsyD
20 years experience
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of behavioral health services, both in private practice and agency work. I am a licensed clinical social worker since 2000 and a licensed psychologist since 2012. Initially, my practice focused on children and families.... Read More
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Bhakti Cohen

M,ED,ED,S,LMFT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was a parent and an educator. I’m also a spouse, and now a grandmother. My husband and I are married 48 years and have 2 sons, their partners, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Elena Felipe

PhD,LCSW
20 years experience
Looking for solutions to transition into your best life? Are conflict, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, relationships, and/or grief getting in your way of a balanced life? Are you a healthcare worker or first responder struggling with compassion fatigue and post-traumatic stress due to the Covid19 pandemic? If so, invest in you! Find your voice and your power and live your best life! Elena Felipe is a psychotherapist and coach who utilizes a... Read More
Looking for solutions to transition into your best life? Are conflict, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, relationships, and/or grief getting in your way of a balanced life? Are you a healthcare worker or first responder struggling with compassion... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Rev. Jessica Conti

LMHC,QS,RYT
15 years experience
Reverend Jessica Joan Conti, is a licensed mental health counselor with the state of Florida, a 200 hr trained/certified yoga instructor, and a level II Reiki Practitioner; working to change the world, one individual at a time. I have approx 2 decades of experience working in the field of mental health and have been described as "fiercely passionate". I consider myself to be a healer of the mind, body, and spirit, tapping in to my... Read More
Reverend Jessica Joan Conti, is a licensed mental health counselor with the state of Florida, a 200 hr trained/certified yoga instructor, and a level II Reiki Practitioner; working to change the world, one individual at a time. I have approx... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Tracy Dasher

MA,LMHC
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Central Florida with many years of experience working in both private practice as well as in the school system and in hospitals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, career changes, behavior issues and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe in meeting... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Central Florida with many years of experience working in both private practice as well as in the school system and in hospitals. I have worked with clients with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Bonita Springs, Florida

Nestled between the more well-known communities of Fort Myers and Naples, Bonita Springs is a city in southwest Florida located in Lee County along the Gulf of Mexico. As of 2017, its population was estimated at 56,088. Due to its seaside location and mild weather, Bonita Springs is known as a place to enjoy outdoor activities, such as fishing. It’s no surprise that many of the points of interest in Bonita Springs are beach parks and nature preserves, but the city also boasts the Centers for the Arts, incorporating both performing and visual arts, and offers a wealth of other amenities.

Life in Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs was ranked number eight on a list of 25 great places to retire nationwide, published by Forbes Magazine. Many retirees have answered the siren call of living in southwest Florida areas like Lee County. As a result, the average resident age in Bonita Springs is relatively high at 57.4 years, compared with an average of 42.1 years statewide.
One of the factors that draws retirees and others to life in Bonita Springs is the relatively low crime rate. The total crime rate in Bonita Springs is nearly half what it is nationwide and across the state of Florida, and the same pattern holds true within the categories of property crime and violent crime.
Residents of Bonita Springs seem to be relatively healthy and well educated. Prevalence of obesity and diabetes are fairly low, as are diagnoses of chlamydia and HIV. The percentage of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree is somewhat higher than the national percentage (33.7 percent and 30.9 percent respectively), and the percentage of adults with a high school diploma or higher is similar to the national percentage at 85.2 percent.
However, Bonita Springs has little to boast of when it comes to diversity. Nearly three-quarters of residents, 71.7 percent, identify as white/Caucasian. The percentage of residents identifying as Hispanic/Latino is just shy of one-quarter at 24.9 percent. African American and Asian American residents make up 1.4 percent and 1.5 percent of the population, respectively.

An Overview of Mental Health in Bonita Springs

A 2017 Lee County community health needs assessment demonstrated the following mental health statistics:

  • The age-adjusted suicide rate in Lee County was 16.9 per 100,000 people, higher than the 14 suicides per 100,000 people for the state of Florida.
  • Thirty percent of residents in Lee County have experienced chronic depression symptoms, nearly equal with the percentage for the United States.
  • The percentage of Lee County residents diagnosed with a depressive disorder was 22.1, higher than the percentages for Florida and the United States, which were 16.5 and 17.9 percent, respectively.
  • The percentage of residents in Lee County reporting overall mental health that was fair to poor was 13.1 percent.

Stress is a significant mental health concern in Lee County, with 13.1 percent of residents reporting that most days are either very stressful or extremely stressful. Another major mental health concern in Lee County is substance abuse. The prevalence of excessive drinking in Lee County is rather high at 19.5 percent, and Florida sees a moderate to moderately high number of drug overdose deaths, with 23.7 per 100,000 people per year.

Access to Mental Health Care in Bonita Springs

Drawing from 2018 data, the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida concluded that there is a shortage of mental health care providers throughout Lee County, including Bonita Springs. More specifically, there is one mental health care provider for approximately every 1,150 residents, or 87 mental health providers for every 100,000 people.

Vulnerable Populations in Bonita Springs

The significant number of elderly residents in Bonita Springs makes them a particularly vulnerable population. Twenty percent or more of Americans over the age of 65 may experience severe depression and/or some other mental disorder. Social stigma surrounding mental health complaints and concerns about how family members perceive them may prevent older individuals from seeking the mental health services they need.
Other vulnerable populations in Bonita Springs include the following:

  • Low-income individuals: 42.5 percent have experienced symptoms of chronic depression, and 24.1 percent report fair to poor mental health.
  • Hispanics/Latinos: 35.9 percent have experienced symptoms of chronic depression, and 21.6 percent report fair to poor mental health.
  • Women: 35.5 percent have experienced symptoms of chronic depression, and 18 percent report fair to poor mental health.