Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Coconut Creek, Florida

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


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

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

Phyllis Babrove

MSW,LCSW
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in abuse situations; crisis counseling; working with adolescents in a diversion program; family counseling; and as a school social worker. I helped students achieve academic success so that they were able to set goals for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Jose Ramirez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently work with vulnerable populations and therefore have a lot of experience working with trauma and abuse. I got my master's degree in Psychology from Florida International University and currently work with vulnerable adults, LGBTQ+ youth/adolescents,... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Jason Hosch

PhD,LCCC,LMHC
24 years experience
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology through the National Christian Counselors Association, and he was ordained. He has his certifications in Temperament Therapy and Neuro-Lingistic Programming (NLP). He has also been trained in Eye Movement... Read More
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 years

Roxana Rodriguez

LMHC
4 years experience
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the opportunity of working with various populations and ailments. I have experience working with the Elderly, Homeless population, Immune compromised HIV / AIDS population, Adolescents and families, LGBTQ. I am friendly, energetic, compassionate individual who... Read More
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Larry Baumgartner

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in the right place! Are you and your partner not communicating like you used to? Has someone cheated? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem issues? Have relationships not gone as you would have hoped? Have you lost your job... Read More
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Melissa Klemkosky

LCSW
7 years experience
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches.... Read More
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Evelyn Spaar

MA,LMHC,MCAP
7 years experience
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have anger issues. I am a person who believes in a world filled with peace and love, and as a Christian, I know how life can be both challenging and rewarding. I am here to help... Read More
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lance Rao

LMHC
10 years experience
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted into the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. For the last 5 years, I have served as the President of the Palm Beach Fordham Alumni Chapter. I also received my Masters Degree in Mental Health... Read More
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Coconut Creek, Florida

Coconut Creek is a city in the northern part of Broward County, Florida. It has existed as an independent community since the 1960s after its secession from Pompano Beach. One of Coconut Creek’s biggest claims to fame is Butterfly World, the largest butterfly aviary in existence. Because of this, Coconut Creek has earned the nickname “Butterfly Capital of the World.”

Residents give Coconut Creek a high livability score, with weather, education, crime, and amenities earning particularly high marks. The population of Coconut Creek is about 58,000, of which approximately one-third identify as either black or Hispanic (13 percent and 20.4 percent, respectively), and over half (59.7 percent) identify as white.

A Slice of Life in Coconut Creek

On the surface, Coconut Creek seems like a healthy and prosperous community. It boasts a significantly high percentage of adult residents with at least a high school diploma, 92.7 percent. Its percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher (33.1 percent) is similar to, but higher than, the national rate of 30.9 percent.

Coconut Creek’s poverty rate of 9.1 percent is low compared to the national rate of 12.3 percent. The median household income in Coconut Creek is $55,451, comparable to the national median of $55,322 and higher than the medians for both Florida and Broward county, $48,900 and $52,954, respectively. However, home values in Coconut Creek are lower than statewide in Florida, $182,598 compared with $197,700.

Broward County as a whole sees a moderately high number of violent crimes (440.9) per 100,000 residents. Crime rates in Coconut Creek, including both violent and nonviolent crimes, are fairly low relative to comparable cities. Not only that, but the last five or six years have seen a fairly steady decrease in Coconut Creek’s crime rate.

An Overview of Mental Health in Coconut Creek

From the outside, Coconut Creek may seem like an idyllic place to live, but it has its challenges just like any other city, and that includes mental health challenges. Approximately 10 percent of Broward County residents reported poor mental health according to one study, and 19.8 percent reported rarely, if ever, receiving the emotional and social support they need. Another study showed that Broward County residents reported 3.9 poor mental health days out of every month.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Coconut Creek

Drug and alcohol abuse is a significant factor affecting mental health in Broward County, including Coconut Creek. Excessive drinking prevalence is moderately high in Broward County at 17.2 percent, and while neither city- nor county-level data is available, Florida has a high rate of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people: 23.7 in 2016, of which 14.4 were specifically due to opioids.

There is often a relationship between physical and mental health, and there is a high rate of sexually transmitted diseases diagnosed in Broward County. In 2014, per 100,000 residents, there were 491.9 diagnoses of chlamydia alone, and in 2013 the diagnosis rate of HIV was even higher, at 1,092 new cases per 100,000 people.

Vulnerable Populations in Coconut Creek

Members of certain communities may be more at risk of developing mental health issues than others.

  • Veterans: There are 3,103 veterans living in Coconut Creek, approximately 30 percent of whom served in the Gulf Wars of the 1990s and 2000s. Military personnel who saw combat are at greater risk for mental health issues like PTSD and substance abuse.
  • Low-Income Individuals: Though the poverty rate in Coconut Creek is low, 24.6 percent of people in Broward County with a yearly income of less than $25,000 per year reported poor mental health, approximately twice the percentage for the state of Florida as a whole (12.6 percent).
  • Hispanics: Potentially, members of any non-white race/ethnicity are at greater risk for mental health issues, but among the Broward County Hispanic population specifically, 17.3 percent report poor mental health and 25.1 percent report heavy drinking or bingeing.

Asking for Help Is a Sign of Strength

Many people struggle with the stigma and shame associated with living with a mental health problem. These negatives often prevent people from taking steps to seek the help they need. When you’re ready to find a mental health professional, E-Counseling.com can help make the first step easier. Our directory can assist you in finding a local counselor or therapist who is professional and trustworthy.