Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Clearwater, Florida

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


Dr. Pamela Bratton

PhD
35 years experience
I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and I work with adults and mature teens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, providing a warm supportive environment where treatment is customized to best suit each individual. Sessions are collaborative and based on a fundamental respect for each client’s unique circumstances, talents, and goals. During my long career I have... Read More
I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and I work with adults and mature teens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, providing a warm supportive environment where treatment is customized to best... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Bernadette Alers

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and... Read More
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Monica Gonzalez

LMHC
11 years experience
Making the decision to come to therapy can often be difficult. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere to help foster change and overcome challenges. Utilizing a strength based, integrative approach, I draw from various modalities, including person centered, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness, to best meet the needs of each individual client. By drawing on your personal strengths and building insight, my goal is to help you improve your quality of life and... Read More
Making the decision to come to therapy can often be difficult. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere to help foster change and overcome challenges. Utilizing a strength based, integrative approach, I draw from various modalities, including... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Sharon Crane

LMHC
5 years experience
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have experience in grief counseling, family therapy, individual and group therapy. I have worked with children and adolescents. I can help parents address the issues they may... Read More
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 5 years

Alexis James

LMHC
6 years experience
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings offering treatment to individuals (ages 18-geriatric) with mild to severe mental health disorders. I believe that establishing trust within the counseling relationship is paramount. ... Read More
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Melissa Nadler

LMHC
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you help you and in doing so I am along for the ride and journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I work with a varied clientele covering many different issues and feel that my approach is both... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Aprile Andelle

D.M.F.T., LMFT
7 years experience
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I can talk with you about your chronic pain and/or illness whether in your diagnosis, treatment or recovery stage. And I work closely with clients going through Depression along with Stress and Burnout, particularly to those... Read More
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Ed.D, LMHC, CAP
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings; privately and in the hospital/treatment center settings. I have experience working with couples and families. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, recovery, trauma, abuse, as well as grief and... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Christina McGrath Fair

PhD, LMHC
13 years experience
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than 13 years of experience in residential, community-based, school-based, and college counseling. I have has significant experience working with juvenile and adult probation, substance abuse, sexual offender and addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and general mental health. My... Read More
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Mental Health Resources in Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida has an estimated population of 107,685 and is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the southeast, this seat of Pinellas County is known for its beautiful white sand beaches. Clearwater is a year-round vacation destination but is also provides a good lifestyle for its residents who enjoy warm weather and picturesque scenery. While employment has gone up in the past several years in the Clearwater area, the average household income is still below average compared to the rest of the country. Economic uncertainty can be a leading cause of stress for many people. It impacts the emotional and physical well-being of individuals. This can pose serious problems especially in an area where mental health resources to help with these stressors may not be as easily accessed. It has been reported that 61% of adults in Florida suffering from a mental illness did not receive treatment. This access to care ranking is higher than the national average of 55.8%.

A Worrisome Trend

Florida is one of the lower ranking states in the nation when it comes to the level of access to insurance and mental health treatment in the U.S. It currently is 44th and is nearly last when it comes to mental health spending per person.

As a part of one of the major metropolitan areas in Florida, Clearwater has an important role to play in ensuring its residents can obtain the help they need. The increasing numbers of mental illness are an unfortunate reality but putting the right programs in place can help tackle the problem.

If you are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, undue stress, or another condition that is having a negative impact on your quality of life, you may want to consider reaching out for assistance from a professional. When you are ready to find a Clearwater mental health professional or therapist we want to help with your search. Our goal is to connect you with someone who understands you and who can work around your busy schedule.

Recognizing you might need outside help to deal with issues related to your mental health is not always easy, but when you are ready, we want to make the process of finding treatment as smooth as possible for you. We suggest that before beginning your search you first take a moment to think about what it is you need from treatment.

Your Search for the Right Mental Health Professional

Before you can begin to consider the type of help you are seeking, it is important to think about your unique needs. Asking yourself a few questions at the outset about what conditions might work best for you will help focus your search when you do finally start to look at the resources available to you. Here are a few key questions you can start with:

  • What specific condition are you needing assistance with?
  • Why is now the right time for you to get help?
  • What would you consider a successful outcome of therapy to be for you?
  • Do you feel more comfortable speaking with a female or male therapist about your personal issues?
  • What timeframe do you have to devote to the process of treatment?
  • Are you looking to work with someone who specializes in certain conditions, such as eating disorders or addiction?
  • What type of environmental support do you have from friends and family?

This is by no means a complete list of questions, but it will get you to think about your own possible requirements. Gaining clarity about what you personally need will help you communicate your needs to anyone you may potentially work with.

Health Insurance Considerations

Mental health treatment can sometimes be costly, so it is a good idea if you reach out to your health insurance company to find out what, if any, services they may cover. You may find that it will cost you less out-of-pocket to work with a therapist who is in their network of preferred professionals. This savings to you could potentially mean better and more thorough access to care so it is worthwhile to find out what your insurance covers on your plan.

How e-counseling.com Can Help You Connect with a Clearwater Mental Health Professional

With our directory, you can connect with Clearwater therapists or mental health professionals that offer a wide variety of services. We make it easy to compare by providing you with detailed bios and profiles of these potential candidates and you can narrow down your choices to a select few that you want to speak to directly. Asking additional questions will help you figure out which is really the best option for you and with whom you might have the best rapport. The goal is to work with someone who you trust and can clearly communicate with.

The right therapist can be a great resource for you to overcome your mental health struggles and any future challenges. This may be the first step in taking charge of your life.