Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bradenton, Florida

Find a therapist in Bradenton, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Bradenton 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

Chima Lubin

LMFT
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 settings for over 10 yrs and she absolutely love’s it. Chima serves and loves supporting teens who battle with... Read More
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 settings for over 10 yrs and she absolutely love’s it. Chima serves and loves supporting teens who battle with... Read More
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  • Languages: English

An Overview of Mental Health in Bradenton, Florida

The 56,508 residents of Bradenton, Florida, have much to be proud of. The city, which runs along the picturesque Manatee River, has many cultural and entertainment-based points of interest, including museums and miles of beaches that draw thousands of tourists each year. However, despite all Bradenton has to offer, some of its residents are suffering from poor mental health and struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression and personality disorders. These problems can lead to a variety of secondary difficulties that disrupt daily life and relationships with friends and family. While genetics might play a part in their illness, environmental factors may also influence the progression and severity of poor mental health.

Population and Mental Health in Bradenton

Bradenton is densely populated; in fact, it is 1161 percent more populated than the rest of the state. This concentration of people continues to grow, and in 2017, over 10,00 people migrated to the area.  As people continue to flood into Bradenton and the city continues to grow, this could trigger or worsen several mental health issues that may include:

  • Social anxiety
  • Heightened feelings of aggression
  • Agoraphobia/fear of leaving one’s home
  • Chronic depression

Because those who live in populated cities are more likely to develop these problems, many individuals in Bradenton may be struggling with these feelings without understanding why. However, not all will seek help or treatment.

Poverty and Mental Health in Bradenton

More than 22 percent of residents in Bradenton live at or below the poverty line, a percentage that is slightly higher than the state’s levels. Single mothers, the unemployed and disabled female individuals are most at risk. Poverty can have a severe impact on mental health, and in some cases, mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can affect an individual’s ability to hold down a job or maintain positive relations with coworkers and managers.

Unemployed individuals who spiral into poverty may develop severe depression or anxiety as their expenses and overdue bills mount. They may even become homeless, and single parents may no longer be able to care for their children properly. This vicious cycle of poor mental health and poverty can be difficult for the majority of the affected populace to handle, as young and middle-aged adults in Bradenton are the least likely to have health coverage in general. For those living in poverty, it is even less likely they will have the means to seek treatment.

Crime and Mental Health in Bradenton

Bradenton is not as safe as other major cities in Florida, and its crime rate is higher than the state average in both violent and property crimes. Shootings and other incidents are not always directly related to poor mental health; however, some criminals who commit theft do so to fuel addictive behaviors that could stem from untreated mental disorders. Others who take part in criminal behavior may do so as a result of mental illness that makes them unable to make good decisions. Theft, violent crimes and other offenses may stem from mental illnesses that include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorder

This behavior may be compounded if affected individuals are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other controlled substances.

Divorce and Mental Illness in Bradenton

Divorce is a common occurrence in Bradenton. 14.1 percent of the population is divorced, and this can trigger or worsen certain mental health problems, particularly anxiety and depression. Divorced individuals who are left with the bulk of the responsibility for their children may suffer episodes of anxiety when they do not have the finances to cover expenses or when their spouses refuse to pay alimony or child support.

The rate of divorce in Bradenton may also be related to the number of white middle-aged women living in poverty. Their situation may also make it difficult for them to reach out for help or afford treatment for their mental health problems, especially if they were previously on their spouse’s insurance plan and now cannot afford coverage of their own.