Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Find a therapist in Deerfield Beach, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Deerfield Beach 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

Joy R. Berkheimer

LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
5 years experience
As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and what our loved one believes about us. We make life plans with all this in mind. Read More
As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and what our loved one believes about us. We make life plans with all this in mind. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Situated on the Southeastern coast of the peninsula, Deerfield Beach, Florida, is home to 80,571 residents according to the United States Census Bureau. Incorporated in 1925, the town enjoys a rich history of booming agriculture. Throughout the latter part of the century, industries broadened to include manufacturing and distribution. Currently the tropical climate, breathtaking ocean views and numerous amenities attract tourists year-round.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 44.7 million adults in the United States suffer from mental health issues. Psychological disorders impact people in every walk of life regardless of age, gender or location. However, outside forces do intensify the impact of mental illness. Life events such as natural disasters, financial struggles or relationship difficulties can cause significant stress for the population of Deerfield Beach.

Florida’s Mental Health Statistics

The state of Florida ranks 9 out of 51 in terms of lowest prevalence of adult mental illness according to Mental Health America. Approximately 17.3 percent of residents have psychological needs, compared to the 18.07 percent national average. Living in Florida is also correlated with the least amount of suicidal thoughts out of any state, 3.34 percent compared to the US average of 4.04 percent.

The same picture for Florida’s youth, however, is less promising. The rate of childhood depression is slightly more prevalent in Florida than across the nation. Devastatingly, suicide continues to be the third leading cause of death in 15-24 year olds and second in the 25-34 age range. Therapeutic intervention is crucial for adolescents and young adults experiencing feelings of depression or suicidal ideation.

Climate in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Locals and tourists alike benefit from invigorating ocean breezes and bright, sunny days in Southern Florida. With average temperatures in the 70s and 80s year-round, the weather is ideal. Excellence in air quality, shore conditions, habitat conservation and water quality earned Deerfield Beach the award-winning “Blue Wave” beach designation from the Clean Beach Council. Fresh, clean air and plenty of sunshine are known to improve mood.

However, the downfall of living in close proximity to the sea is the continued threat of hurricanes. In Broward County, the frequency of natural disasters is nearly twice the national average. Hurricanes, floods and tropical storms are more common in this region. These events can have severe negative consequences on mental health, ranging from stress to grief. Those experiencing this spectrum of emotions benefit from professional, therapeutic care.

Deerfield Beach Economy

The cost of living index of 98 in Deerfield Beach is commensurate with the indices of Florida (99) and the national average (100). Housing prices are 32 percent lower than the US median of $184,700, with a median home price of $124,900. However, the unemployment rate of 5.9 percent is higher than the state (4.9 percent) and nation (4.7 percent). More concerning, 18.1 percent of city residents live at or below the poverty level. Professional counseling helps those stressed from financial concerns make a plan for the future and learn to cope with related negative feelings.

Marriage Statistics in Deerfield Beach

Throughout the US, the average divorce rate falls around 10.92 percent. Florida is in the middle of the pack in comparison to other states with a rate of 10.7 percent. Deerfield Beach marriage statistics reveal that 13 percent of men and 18 percent of women are currently divorced. There are an additional 4 percent of men and 13 percent of women widowed. Whether through divorce or death, the loss of a spouse is heartbreaking. Marriage counseling helps rebuild communication and trust between partners.  Individual therapy assists people in learning to cope and thrive in these new life circumstances.

Access to Care in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Across the nation, 56.4 percent of people with mental health needs do not receive treatment. In Florida, that percentage rises to 61.4 making it the seventh worst state in the nation for access to care. This is likely due to a variety of factors including lack of insurance or financial means, fear of stigma attached to mental illness or lack of knowledge in locating support services.

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