Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Delray Beach, Florida

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

Britani Lalone

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, I am Britani Lalone, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. I completed my graduate work at St. Thomas and Undergrad at the University of Minnesota. I am currently practicing in Community Mental Health where I work with individuals with Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use Disorder, and PTSD. I take a person centered approach to... Read More
Hello, I am Britani Lalone, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida and am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Minnesota. I completed my graduate work at St. Thomas and Undergrad at... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Colleen Clark

LMHC
20 years experience
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy, successful, and balanced life. By training I am a licensed mental health counselor and a credentialed trauma, mindfulness, and stress reduction counselor. Together with my extensive experience, I combine traditional treatments along with a... Read More
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

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

Mariana Morales Girala

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Mariana Morales Girala. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am located in South Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and I have 6 years in private practice. 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 to build the life of their... Read More
My name is Mariana Morales Girala. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am located in South Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and I have 6 years... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 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

Cheryl Stanton

MA, LMHC
13 years experience
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your goals and develop the skills you need to make lasting, positive changes. I believe the human spirit is resilient and healable when one is motivated to change his or her life. I am a... Read More
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Potoula Diaz

MS, LMHC, LMFT
23 years experience
Greetings everyone, My name is Potoula Diaz and I live in Florida. I first became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and practiced in the field in that capacity for about 11 years holding all kinds of jobs, but mostly being a therapist for families and adults with crises in their lives, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. Then I decided that I would like to learn more in depth about families and couples, so... Read More
Greetings everyone, My name is Potoula Diaz and I live in Florida. I first became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and practiced in the field in that capacity for about 11 years holding all kinds of jobs, but mostly being... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Lewis Hoechstetter

LMHC
35 years experience
Over 35 years dedicated in the field of Mental Health/Addictions Adult & Adolescent Therapy Ph.D. LMHC, CAP, CAS, CPS, MAC Read More
Over 35 years dedicated in the field of Mental Health/Addictions Adult & Adolescent Therapy Ph.D. LMHC, CAP, CAS, CPS, MAC Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Jordan Motta

LMFT, BA, MS
9 years experience
Are you feeling stuck dealing with how life is unfolding right now? Has something stressful, scary, or confusing happened to you, your child, or your relationship? 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. Read More
Are you feeling stuck dealing with how life is unfolding right now? Has something stressful, scary, or confusing happened to you, your child, or your relationship? 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. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Lynn Carroll

LMHC
26 years experience
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 how we can use these findings toK develop skills to reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, and face our challenges with a renewed perspective. Read More
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 how we can use these findings toK develop skills to reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, and face our challenges with a renewed perspective. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 years

Mindy Appel

LCSW, ACSW, LMFT
20+ years experience
It’s my belief that therapy is a way to better understand oneself. My goal is to help individuals ultimately achieve clarity. I want them to feel confident enough to realize that their quality of life is actually a result of their own actions and perceptions — not uncontrollable and unforeseeable events. Read More
It’s my belief that therapy is a way to better understand oneself. My goal is to help individuals ultimately achieve clarity. I want them to feel confident enough to realize that their quality of life is actually a result of their own actions and perceptions — not uncontrollable and unforeseeable events. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Delray Beach, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida, is the self-proclaimed “gem” of Palm Beach County. It is characterized by white sandy beaches (of course), public art and galleries, museums, gardens, workshops and serene outdoor spaces. The local Wakodahatchee Wetlands provides residents and visitors alike with views of birds, alligators and turtles. Its culture, sports, arts, shopping and nightlife all helped the city win the All-American City award for three consecutive years.

As of 2017, Delray Beach was home to 68,749 individuals. 86 percent of those individuals aged 25 or older possess a high school diploma. 37 percent of individuals in the same age group have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The median household income in Delray Beach is $53,233, which is slightly lower than the national median but slightly higher than the state’s median. The average income per capita is $37,887, which is significantly higher than the national average of $31,177 and the state average of $28,774. However, the poverty rates are higher in Delray Beach than in all of Florida or the nation, at 16.5 to 17.2 percent, depending on which source to which you refer.

As with many Florida cities, Delray Beach is extremely diverse. While the majority of residents are white (55.9 percent), approximately one-third of residents are African American and another 10 percent are Hispanic. Asians make up almost three percent of the population.

The most common industries in Delray Beach are healthcare and social, retail trade and accommodation and food services. The most common jobs held by residents include management, sales and food and serving.

Mental Health Concerns Are Strong in Delray Beach and Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, like the rest of the nation, faces a very real mental health crisis. The suicide rate in the county, which it uses to identify mental disorders, is much higher than the national average and slightly higher than the state average. One report states that the county sees approximately three suicides per week. The same report suggests that close to 60,000 individuals living in Palm Beach County live with a mental disorder such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. That makes the prevalence rate at 26.2 percent. Approximately 45 percent of that 26.2 percent have two or more disorders. Six percent have been diagnosed with a “serious mental disorder.”

Factors That May Contribute to Delray Beach’s Mental Illness Worries

On paper and visually speaking, Delray Beach seems like a place that would be free of mental health concerns. Unfortunately, mental illness can plague any community for any number of reasons. Some factors that may contribute the beach city’s health issues are as follows:

  • Wage Inequality: The GINI scale measures wage inequality throughout certain regions and the nation. In 2016, the GINI score for Delray beach was .501, which is higher than the national average. The city’s average income per capita and poverty rate back the score. When there is such a huge discrepancy in wage earners in a localized area, it can cause the lower wage earners to feel a diminished sense of self-worth and depression.
  • Cost of Living: The cost of living index in Delray Beach is 109, with the average cost of housing, transpiration, groceries and goods being significantly higher than the national or state average. With nearly 20 percent of residents living in poverty, a high cost of living may put unnecessary strain on the community in the form of depression, stress and anxiety.
  • Crime: The crime rates in Delray Beach are nearly two times higher than the national or state crime rates. The city reported more incidences of rape, assault, robbery, burglary, theft, vehicle theft, property crime and violent crime per 100,000 individuals than the nation or the state. Fear of crime is associated with diminished mental health.
  • Industry: The most common industries in Delray Beach are healthcare, food services and retail. Retail and food and beverage are in the top three industries with the highest rates of absenteeism, substance abuse, worker dissatisfaction and high levels of conflict. Because of their high-stress environments and odd work hours, healthcare workers are prone to mood, anxiety, sleep and other psychiatric disorders.

E-Counseling Makes Mental Health Care Easily Accessible

Despite the prevalence of mental illness in Palm Beach County and Delray Beach, residents find it difficult to get the help they need. If this is the case for you, use E-Counseling’s mental health directory to locate a provider near you. The directory offers discretion, convenience and peace mind.