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.


Michelle Roisman

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have experience providing home-based therapy, outpatient community based services, school-based therapy, as well as managing my own private practice. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, stressful life experiences, and parenting challenges using individual and family therapy. Originally from Weston, Florida, I attended Emory University in... Read More
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have experience providing home-based therapy, outpatient community based services, school-based therapy, as well... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

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

Mariana Morales

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Mariana Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Florida, USA. I have a Bachelors Degree from CUNY in New York, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I have 6 years in private practice and I specialize in helping men and women who are looking to overcome negative thoughts and emotions, and who want to hear different perspectives to resolve problems that have... Read More
My name is Mariana Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Florida, USA. I have a Bachelors Degree from CUNY in New York, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:7 years

Raimel Alvarez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Raimel; you may call me (Ray). I am a licensed mental health counselor. I identify myself as a Hispanic that migrated to the United States at a very young age, and I have lived through the many difficulties Hispanic families face when transitioning to another country. I obtained my master's degree in Nova Southeaster University, and I have been working in the field now for five years, and I have been... Read More
Hello! My name is Raimel; you may call me (Ray). I am a licensed mental health counselor. I identify myself as a Hispanic that migrated to the United States at a very young age, and I have lived through the... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Christina Taylor

LMFT
3 years experience
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a full-time career. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Tampa Bay area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. This... Read More
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Barbara Barone

PsyD
20 years experience
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of behavioral health services, both in private practice and agency work. I am a licensed clinical social worker since 2000 and a licensed psychologist since 2012. Initially, my practice focused on children and families.... Read More
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Christina Gonzalez

EdD,LMHC,NCC
15 years experience
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked around the world- in Mexico, in the US, in Germany, in Japan, and in US, and worked in a wide variety of settings, including extensive work in community mental health, substance abuse/addictions,... Read More
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Kathleen Murphy

20 years experience
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range of concerns and populations.I completed my master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University in California. Now I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I will treat you as a unique individual and... Read More
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Belky Perez

PsyD,LMHC,NCC
16 years experience
Hello! My name is Dr. Perez and I'm happy you've taken a step towards working with a therapist today. Therapy can be a very exciting experience. While you may have some reservations about the process, it can be very rewarding for you. I come to BetterHelp as a licensed mental health counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Dr. Perez and I'm happy you've taken a step towards working with a therapist today. Therapy can be a very exciting experience. While you may have some reservations about the process, it can be very rewarding... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 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

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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