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.


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

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

Cinnamon Key

LCSW, CPLC
6 years experience
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social Work in 2007. I began my counseling professional immediately upon graduating, and later added a Certification in Professional Life Coaching. I have worked with clients spanning from early childhood into late adulthood. I have counseled... Read More
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Marylise Zwarts

MA, MHC
16 years experience
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost… Maybe you’re looking for help... Read More
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 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

Sheri Wyatt

MA, LMHC
30 years experience
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and who may have trauma recovery needs, intimacy and relationship issues, depression and anxiety and LGBTQ issues. I have extensive experience with telephonic counseling and therapy in addition to face... Read More
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Chani Cochran

MSW, LCSW
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I have worked with diverse clientele on such issues as: depression, anxiety, anger, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting, family and relationship concerns, trauma, addictions, identity and self-esteem, emotional impact of chronic illness, and issues specific to military... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

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.