Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Doral, Florida

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


Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Emily Whitehouse

MSEd,LMHC
3 years experience
I believe every human is seeking meaning in their lives. We long to be loved, accepted, safe, and fulfilled. Many of us have been deprived of these experiences due to complicated circumstances, situations, and relationships. We get stuck doing the best we can to survive when we were meant to thrive. This is where I come into play. I am a licensed mental health counselor with comprehensive experience working with people of all ages. I... Read More
I believe every human is seeking meaning in their lives. We long to be loved, accepted, safe, and fulfilled. Many of us have been deprived of these experiences due to complicated circumstances, situations, and relationships. We get stuck doing the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Calvin Woodland

PsyD,EdD,licensures:,DE,LPCMH-0000423;,DC,LPC-#13932;,FL-MHC,#3304;,NCC-#24065;
22 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of Behavioral Health, my professional experience began as music therapist at a Forensic Psychiatric institution before moving on to directing Maryland's first Vocational Rehabilitation resocialization program for female and male clients who were enrolled in career... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 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

Jesse Greene

LMHC
5 years experience
My only goal is to help you work through life's challenges — big and small. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida working during the day with clients in the Tampa Bay area. I completed by M.S. in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in 2016. In 2012 I earned a B. A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) In the last 5 years... Read More
My only goal is to help you work through life's challenges — big and small. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida working during the day with clients in the Tampa Bay area. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Amanda Thomas

LMHC
3 years experience
I am so thankful you have decided to take the first step in improving your emotional health. Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with a passion to help my clients improve their emotional well-being. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 2014 and received my master degree in 2017 from Capella University in Clinical Psychology with a... Read More
I am so thankful you have decided to take the first step in improving your emotional health. Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with a passion to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Ann Russoli

MSW,LCSW,CAP
30 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally available, because I've been where you are, and I loved it. That's why I became a therapist because I saw all the amazing things that happened to me and for others after... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 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

Vanessa Rodriguez

LCSW
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South Florida for college and never left.   I have lived in South Florida for over 15 years and have built both a family and career here, I guess the sunny warm weather made it hard to... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Doral, Florida

Mental illness is a modern health crisis facing communities across the United States. From high prevalence of mental illness to shortages of mental health professionals, there are a number of factors contributing to this crisis. Doral, Florida, is just one community trying to cope with these problems.

Doral at a Glance

Located in Miami-Dade County, Doral is a suburb of approximately 61,000 residents. The economy specializes in such sectors as transportation, wholesale trade and real estate. The median income in 2017 was $76,184 while the per capita income was $28,711. Unemployment was at 5.1 percent and 12.8 percent of the population was living in poverty.

In 2017, over 80 percent of Doral’s population was of Latino or Hispanic descent. Unsurprisingly, there is also a large percentage of Spanish-speaking residents, with only 7.57 percent of residents speaking solely English; 92.4 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home, predominantly Spanish.

Mental Health in Doral

The Health Council of South Florida released a community health needs assessment report for Miami-Dade County in 2013, identifying just a few mental health statistics in the area.

  • 6 percent of adults reported that their overall mental health was “poor” or “fair,” which was just slightly higher than the national average.
  • Although 31.7 percent of adults reported chronic symptoms of depression, only 9.8 percent had been diagnosed with clinical depression by a healthcare professional.
  • Among parents of children aged 5-17, 5.3 percent reported their child’s mental health as being “poor” or “fair,” which was lower than the national average.

However, these numbers were higher among specific demographics.

  • Among the Hispanic population, a higher percentage of adults (14.8) reported “poor” or “fair” mental health. 34.7 percent reported chronic depression symptoms, while 11.8 percent had been diagnosed with major depression. 5.8 percent of Hispanic parents reported that their child suffered from poor mental health, only slightly higher than the overall population.
  • The numbers were even higher among those with a “very low income.” 29.5 percent of these adults reported “poor” or “fair” mental health. Over half (53.5 percent) reported symptoms of chronic depression, and 23.5 percent had been diagnosed with major depression. 8.4 percent of parents living in poverty reported having a child with poor mental health.
  • Adult women, adults over 40, blacks and teens also saw higher numbers in poor mental health and symptoms of depression.

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a significant aspect of mental health, and South Florida has been plagued with drug problems since the 1970s. Florida’s location with a reach into the Caribbean makes it a prime area for the trafficking of drugs from Central and South America. Because of this, it isn’t exactly rare for Floridians to be exposed to some of the most dangerous and addictive drugs around. Cocaine, heroin, meth and fentanyl are just a few of the substances that are readily available in much of the state.

According to the CDC, Florida saw a rate of 25.1 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people in 2017. That adds up to a total of 5,088 deaths. Although Florida was not even in the top 10 states with the highest overdose death rates, its total number of deaths was comparable to those of Ohio and Pennsylvania, two of the top three in overdose death rates.

The CDC’s most recent data available by county was from the years 2014 to 2016. During that time, the drug overdose death rate in Miami-Dade County was 8 per 100,000, with a total number of 643 deaths. Although the county versus state data is off by one year, it would appear that Doral and the Miami area are actually doing much better than the rest of the state in terms of overdose deaths.

Resources in Doral

Dealing with mental illness or substance abuse problems can sometimes feel impossible, but luckily, there are many resources available in Doral and the surrounding area.

  • South Florida Behavioral Health Network is “a nonprofit, managing entity” that provides resources for mental health care patients and providers.
  • Multicultural Care Centers is a behavioral health organization with a focus on a culturally-sensitive approach, including services available in Spanish and other languages.
  • Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital is located in Miami and provides a variety of mental health care services.

Another helpful resource is E-Counseling, an online directory of mental health professionals you can use to search for care near you.