Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cape Coral, Florida

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


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

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. 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

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

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

Amanda Thomas

LMHC
3 years experience
I am so thankful you have decided to take the first step in improving your emotional health. Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with a passion to help my clients improve their emotional well-being. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 2014 and received my master degree in 2017 from Capella University in Clinical Psychology with a... Read More
I am so thankful you have decided to take the first step in improving your emotional health. Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with a passion to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Ann Russoli

MSW,LCSW,CAP
30 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally available, because I've been where you are, and I loved it. That's why I became a therapist because I saw all the amazing things that happened to me and for others after... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Cary Acosta

LCSW,DCSW,ACSW
15 years experience
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in addictions. I also hold the following credentials- The DCSW- Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and the ACSW- Academy of Certified Social Workers. I have worked in different settings with individuals- children, adolescents and adults,... Read More
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Vanessa Rodriguez

LCSW
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South Florida for college and never left.   I have lived in South Florida for over 15 years and have built both a family and career here, I guess the sunny warm weather made it hard to... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:5 years

The State of Mental Health and Available Care Resources in Cape Coral, Florida

Cape Coral is located in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. One of the principal cities in the Cape Coral – Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area, Cape Coral has a population of 183,365 residents as per the 2017 estimates of the U.S. Census Bureau. Its population grew by a whopping 18.8% since the 2010 census counts.

The Census Bureau estimates the per capita income in Cape Coral at $25,145, which is slightly lower than the average in both Florida ($27,598) and the United States ($29,829). Furthermore, 13.1% of Cape Coral’s population lives in poverty, compared to 14.0% average for Florida and 12.3% average for the entire country. Examining these socioeconomic factors when discussing mental health is important as low income is one of the main barriers to obtaining timely and effective treatment and care. Additionally, these individuals are more likely to experience poor mental health than their counterparts with higher incomes.

Another statistic closely related to an individual’s ability to receive mental health care is medical insurance. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of uninsured individuals under 65 years of age in Cape Coral is 20.3%. In comparison, the average for Florida is 15.9% and the average for the United States is 10.2%.

Many residents of Cape Coral would not seek treatment or counseling for their mental health issues due to these factors.

Mental Health Status of the Cape Coral Community

According to the CDC’s 500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health, 13.0% of Cape Coral residents over 18 years of age reported that their mental health was not good for at least 14 days in the past month. In Lee County, where Cape Coral is located, residents experience on average 3.7 days of poor mental health in a month. This number is on par with the 3.8 days average for Florida, however it is higher than the top performing counties in the country, where the average is 3.1 days.

Additionally, the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment Report for Lee County has identified mental health as the top health problem in this community, with 92.9% identifying it as a major or moderate problem. As in many other U.S. cities, depression and suicide are two of the top concerns. In Lee County, 22.1% of the population has been diagnosed with depression, and 30.0% of those individuals exhibit symptoms of chronic depression. The suicide rate in the county is 16.9 deaths per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the rate for both Florida and the United States.

Substance abuse was identified in the Assessment as the second highest health concern in the county, with 85% of the respondents considering it a major or moderate problem. In Lee County, 65.5% of the focus group respondents identified themselves as current drinkers and 26.8% as excessive drinkers. Furthermore, 4.5% admitted to illegal drug use in the past month and 5.4% reported marijuana use in the same time period. The death rate attributed to substance abuse in the county is 14.7 deaths per 100,000 population and a staggering 40.4% reported than their lives have been impacted negatively by substance abuse.

These startling facts illustrate the importance of making mental health care more affordable and accessible to individuals of all walks of life. It is also imperative to work toward eliminating the stigma associated with mental disorders and seeking treatment.

The Lack of Mental Health Resources in Cape Coral, Florida

According to the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment, access to mental health care and services is one of the major challenges associated with mental health in this community. Mental health services were identified by 65.4% as most difficult to access.

Aside from several private practices, Cape Coral has virtually no mental health services and residents often have to seek care in nearby Fort Myers.

Based in Fort Myers, SalusCare is a not-for-profit organization providing mental health and substance abuse services. SalusCare offers services on a sliding fee scale based on household income for children and adults and has a campus in Cape Coral along with several other area locations.

Lee Health, also based in Fort Myers, is a system of local acute care hospitals and an outpatient behavioral health center treating conditions such as mood, anxiety and personality disorders. Lee Health also has a pediatric behavioral program for children and teenagers with emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.

While these centers are located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral does have a number of private mental health therapists and counselors. Our directory features the top area professionals that can help with a wide range of emotional problems, substance abuse and more debilitating mental illnesses. These specialists are ready to assist you or a loved one in achieving a better mental health and overall wellbeing.