Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Davie, Florida

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

Dr. Pamela Bratton

Dr. Pamela Bratton, PhD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years


Rebecca Gamaitoni

Rebecca Gamaitoni, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for working with individuals as they navigate life's transitions and struggle to find their unique purpose in the world. I provide a safe, nurturing, and judgement-free environment for clients to process and explore issues related to anxiety, depression, conflict management and self-worth. My goal is for every client to leave with a better understanding of who they were created to be and equip them Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Debbi Kutner

Dr. Debbi Kutner, LMHC, PhD

Just so you can get to know me a bit better: I am a mental health counselor with a PhD in Health Psychology, which focuses on how different layers like biology, psychology, cultural, social, and environments factors influence health and wellness (that's a mouthful)! I know that having online therapy is a unique experience and different than what it would be if you saw me in my office for one hour a week. I also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Jeanine May

Jeanine May, LMHC, MA

I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and my bachelors in Psychology from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I was born and raised in Nebraska and came to Florida for graduate school. I fell in love with Florida and have been here since. I have been working in the field since 2011 and have been supervising clinicians since 2014. I enjoy working with clients to help them improve their Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Larisa Lasko

Dr. Larisa Lasko, Psy.D.

Hello! I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Florida with over 7 years of experience working with adults (ages 18-80) in medical and government settings, as well as private practice. I have training in anxiety and depression, weight and diabetes management, adjustment to chronic medical conditions, chronic pain, stress management, sleep hygiene, and relationship issues. I utilize an integrated approach to therapy, primarily using cognitive behavioral therapy, while also incorporating other theories and skills Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Shannon Cunningham

Shannon Cunningham, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida with 8 years of experience working in a variety of positions including addictions counselor, inpatient social worker, and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, life transitions, and self esteem issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, both chronic and acute. My counseling style is compassionate and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Julia Kogan

Dr. Julia Kogan, PsyD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Joy Berkheimer

Joy Berkheimer, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC

I’ve earned a Masters’ degree from Barry University, with dual specialties in marriage, family and couples therapy and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, registered with the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am also a life coach, trained with the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP Institute). My time with individuals and couples Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Surgey Figueroa

Surgey Figueroa, LMHC

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience providing individual, groups, and couple therapy to adults and adolescents in different settings. I obtained a Master in Counseling Psychology at the University of West Florida; and my Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico. I am a bilingual counselor (English and Spanish) trained in a Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years


Cynthia  Pinion

Cynthia Pinion, LMFT, NCC

I am a licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida and National Certified Counselor who specializes in couples and family therapy. For the past 11 years I have worked with diverse clients from all walks of life. No judgements, no labels! I also work with individuals who wish to focus on their own personal growth. I have over 30 years of extensive background experience in the Performing Arts and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


An Overview of Mental Health in Davie, Florida

The central Broward County town of Davie, Florida is home to a close-knit community of 105,149 residents. With almost a rural feel, the city boasts 167 miles of trails, numerous parks and green spaces, a large equestrian community and the enchanting south Florida Everglades. The city is located about 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale and an hour from Miami, but there’s plenty to do in Davie itself. Popular leisure options include the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Flamingo Gardens and Vista View Park. Davis is also known for the higher education institutions that make up the South Florida Educational Center, such as Nova Southeastern University (where the Miami Dolphins practice).

Mental Health in Davie

Of course, the external factors listed above do not guarantee perfect mental or physical health. Nice weather, low crime rates, access to education and relatively wealth can support happiness, but only up to a point. Some of the challenges that Davie residents face include mood and depressive disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia and suicide. Unfortunately, across Florida, 61.7% of adults do not receive treatment for their mental illness. Specific challenges in the Davie region are outlined below.

  • Difficulty that Foreign-Born Residents Face in US: 1% of residents in Davie were born abroad. These residents bring a rich cultural background to the city but may find they need additional support to adapt to life in the US.
  • Pressure from Higher Education: The presence of higher education institutions can put pressure on residents to achieve a certain level of education or career success. Burnout, anxiety and stress can lead to mental and physical illness.
  • Stress of Managing Long-term Illness: HIV rates are higher in Broward County than the rest of the state and US. Although treatment of HIV has advanced considerably, it is still difficult to live with this diagnosis.
  • Lack of Suicide Support: Broward County has one of the highest suicide rates in Florida. If you are having any thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Mental Health Resources in Davie

Davie residents have access to a variety of mental health resources. Depending on your needs and preferences, you could work with a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). They see clients in long-term care facilities, private practice, community counseling environments or detox and rehab centers.

These counselors have helped clients through a wide range of situations and illnesses, including the following.

  • Career challenges
  • Relationship, parenting and family difficulties
  • Grief and physical, sexual and emotional trauma
  • Coping with chronic physical and mental illnesses
  • Substance abuse recovery

As with any medical professional, it’s important to find a counselor who is experienced and meets your needs. When it comes to mental health, you may have to check out multiple providers before you find a counselor and style of therapy that is a good fit for you. Therapists and counselors in Davie have experience in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and solution-focused therapy.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Davie

Cost is often one of the main challenges of finding a suitable therapist in Davie. 12.7% of the city lives in poverty, 16.7% of residents don’t have health insurance and the state is one of the worst in the country at providing mental health funding. Currently, mental health funding in Florida is a mere $39 per resident and it’s likely to continue to shrink due to budget constraints.

Given these challenges, it’s worth investigating alternative ways to obtain counseling in Davie and nearby towns .

Find a Therapist in Davie

If you or a loved one are dealing with a mental health challenge, know that there is hope nearby. E-Counseling has a robust therapist directory to help you find the support you need. Whatever you’re going through deserves care, kindness and attention. When you’re ready to take the next step on your recovery journey, reach out and find an experienced and licensed counselor in Davie.