Deerfield Beach, Florida Therapists

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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the field. In my practice I assist my clients with resolving and healing issues which are preventing them from living their best life. Issues may vary from childhood traumas...
Joy R. Berkheimer
LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
In-Person Sessions:

Boca Raton, Florida

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...
Ellen Sherman
LMHC, LMFTC, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Struggling alone to overcome the challenges you are facing can feel overwhelming and even hopeless at times. That’s why I’m passionate about working together with my clients to help them overcome the pain that is holding them back from living a...
Dr. Virginia Crist
LMFT, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Boca Raton, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

How do you keep love alive – at ANY age? Remember how you used to long for each other? Remember how you used to gaze lovingly Into each other’s eyes? Love was magical then. What makes those special desires fade? I believe you can rekindle your...
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Delray Beach, Florida

I’ve been a therapist for 26 years, blending traditional psychotherapy with neuroscience and mindfulness practices to support my clients' process of integrating mind and body. I have studied extensively the latest developments in neuroscience and...
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Delray Beach, Florida

Lew has over 35 years of experience in the field of addictions. He has worked for many years with the multi-diagnosed client. Lew graduated from Barry University and completed his graduate studies with the New York Institute of Technology. He has...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, North Carolina

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a safe, creative, and shame-free space for children, teens, adults, and couples who are dealing with anxiety, stress, and trauma, or who are having trouble in their relationships. I help children...
Mindy Appel
LCSW-S
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Delray Beach, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

MSW from Tulane University. Over 30 years of experience dealing with Mental Health and Chemical Dependency issues.
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Delray Beach, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, North Carolina

Are you worried about your little one? Are they hard to parent or anxious at separation? Do you feel lost when it comes to getting them to listen to you or how to help when their feelings get really big? Does your child have trouble with their peers...
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Coral Springs, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Do you feel like you are stuck or held back in your life? My goal is to help you reach your goals in 2020 within yourself and your relationships. I am committed to providing high-quality care and a personalized approach and customized plan to those...
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Coral Springs, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I offer individualized mental health care, and provide a neutral, safe space for my clients. I call the people I see "clients" instead of "patients" because "patient" is derived from a medical model, which implies something is wrong or needs fixing....
Dr. Sharon Smith
Pastorial Counselor, MSC, PhD , FACCT, NACM
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Wholeness Counseling Service is focused on providing Christian/Biblical counseling services with the highest level of care, in an effort to bring healing to those suffering emotionally and spiritually. Dr. Sharon has worked in the counseling field...
Dr. Jason-Anthony Prendergast
Pastoral Counselor
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Are you looking for a deeper connection and joy in your relationships? Do you long for acceptance and happiness, both within yourself and in your relationship, as well as friends and co-workers? I will help you work on and manage your anger,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Dr. Aprile Andelle is a psychotherapist, speaker, and mental health advocate in South Florida specializing in love and relationships, and mental wellness, and how to make these things work in today's modern age. She practices solution focused,...
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Have you been feeling stressed out or overwhelmed lately? If you are looking for help, I am here to provide it. I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York and Florida and love what I do. My passion for being a therapist is evidenced in the...
Lisa Seid
LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Hello! My name is Lisa Seid, MS, LMFT. Are you living with anxiety? How about upsetting memories or thoughts you just can’t shake? Let me guess, your day might go something like this: I wake up and somewhere along the line I start to experience a...
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

The first half of my working life was spent in Corporate America where I worked as an efficiency expert. I have always had the mindset of delivering service better, faster, cheaper in an emotionally painless way. I focus on getting my clients to...
Ana Newman
LCSW, TEAM-CBT
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Sunrise, Florida

My name is Ana Newman. I’m a master’s level, Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Sunrise, Florida. I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Florida and my Master in Social Work from Florida...
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Sunrise, Florida

Viviana Vethencourt is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH 16206). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela), and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My clients are some of the strongest, most resilient people that I know. Yet, they often don't recognize this about themselves initially. I have wanted to be a therapist for as long as I can remember. After struggling to find a therapist who I...
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Florida, Connecticut

I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where together we will work to address the issues that you are faced with. If you take the first step and make the call, together we can help you feel less overwhelmed, live a happier life and achieve...
Dawn Reilly
M.A., M.S., Psy.D.
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Plantation, Florida

Master's degree in Counseling and Community Psychology, Marist College; Master's in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (All from APA-accredited programs). Training and...
Elana Polsyn
LCSW, CSW-G
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Plantation, Florida

Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW11710) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985. Then in 2010 earned her...
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Florida

Aline-Vanya Guillaume is a Licensed Christian Counselor who owns the private practice, Therapy Terrace. Aline-Vanya believes that many adults are living an unfulfilled life due to unprocessed traumatic events that took place in their past. Present...

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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