Fort Lauderdale, Florida Therapists

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

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I graduated with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (2014) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. I have had the opportunity to work with families, individuals and...
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Florida

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...
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Miami, Florida

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Florida

Are you clear about who you are and what you want in life? What your values are and what drives you? What defines you and what makes you happy? Do you like your job or where your career is going? How do you define your relationships and what are the...
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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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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Florida

You might be not feeling yourself, anxious, worried and just overwhelmed with all the changes happening in your life. You might be dealing with a loss in your life, parenting struggles or a deep overwhelming sadness. Know you are not alone. nearly...
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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...
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Hollywood, Florida

My goal is to make you successful. I will help you go through the day without having to worry constantly about that tight feeling in your chest. I can help you fight your sadness and come out on top. I can teach you to talk you your significant...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

At first glance, no one can tell anything is “wrong”. But, you don’t feel like yourself. You feel crappy, stressed, and lonely. You tell yourself you shouldn’t worry about “small” things or the past but you just can’t help it. The more...
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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Cooper City, Florida

I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and I am currently the President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also the current Coordinator of the South Broward/North Dade Chapter...
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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...
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West Palm Beach, Florida

NEW patients are welcome! Medication management! We write prescriptions! Buprenorphine/Suboxone/Naltrexone prescribers! Commercial Insurance, Medicaid or Cash. Same day/Next day appointments available! Call us for Medication Management,...
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Miami, Florida

Altheresa Clark is the CEO/Founder of Inspire4Purpose,LLC. Altheresa Clark is a therapist, author, motivational speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and a life coach. Altheresa is a purpose Coach that is passionate about helping clients find...
Darlise Baron
LCSW, MSW, CAP, CEAP
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Miami, Florida

My name is Darlise Baron. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience specializing in psychotherapy for mental health, hypnosis, anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence,parenting, family issues, relationship...
Dr. Sharon Smith
Pastorial Counselor, MSC, PhD , FACCT, NACM
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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...
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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...
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Davie, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

HI! I’M JESSICA. I’m the Founder and Clinical Executive Officer of SW Social Support based in Davie, Florida. More than 15 years ago, I started my career in mental health. I’ve had just about every position you can imagine — from front desk...
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Florida

A licensed psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer in Miami, Fl. She has successfully worked with depressive illnesses and behavioral problems. She has held positions in several community-based mental health programs, in-patient and out-patient...
Lisa Seid
LMFT-Supervisor
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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...
Dr Monika Kreinberg
LMHC, LMFT, PhD
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Coral Gables, Florida

Kreinberg is a dually licensed, multi-lingual, multi-disciplined therapist that works with couples and individuals. Her main areas of focus are depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem problems and sexual disorders and dysfunctions. Dr Kreinberg...
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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....
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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...
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,...

Overview of Mental Health Resources In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is in Broward County, Florida.  The city had a population of 165,521 in 2010, according to the most recent U.S. Census completed in the state.  It has a total area of 38.6 square miles (99.9 km2).  It is known for its far-reaching network of canals, which includes 165 miles (266 km) of them and there are 7 miles (11 km) of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.  The area has a tropical rainforest climate.  The weather is a beautiful average of 75.5 F degrees (24.2 C) temperature year-round and around 246 sunny days annually.  The city is popular with tourists.  In 2012, there were 12 million visitors, together with 2.8 million international visitors.  The tourism is great for the local economy as the county’s 5% hotel tax in 2012 totaled $43.9 million.  Their Port Everglades saw 46 cruise ships in the same year.  Due to its proximity to the Caribbean and the Bahamas, it is a popular yachting vacation place.  The annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the world and it attracts over 125,000 people to the area each year.  The numerous restaurants, golf clubs, nightclubs, and campgrounds make it an attractive place to visit.  The city is known for its large LGBT+ community and has the highest ratio of gay individuals than any other city in the U.S.

The community is over 62% Caucasian and 31% African-American along with a strong diversity of other cultures.  As of 2010, the median income for a household in the city was $49,818 and 18.2% of the population was below the poverty line.  In 2015, the divorce rate in Florida was 8.4 percent compared to the country’s rate of 6.9 percent.  The rate of dissolutions in the same year was 4.0 percent for Florida and 3.1 for the U.S.

City Concerns

The Florida Council for Community Mental Health reports that Florida ranks 50th in the country for per-capita public mental health spending.  The state spends approximately $39 per resident, significantly behind the national average of $129 per capita.  The state now spends less per person on mental health services than it did in the 1950’s when considering inflation.  For this reason, individuals suffering from mental health issues and their loved ones must often overcome difficult obstacles to get effective, proper treatment.  The report states that lack of treatment could lead to unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide, and difficult lives.  Florida has a slightly higher rate (13.84% per 100,000 of population) of suicide compared to the national average (12.93%).  Other issues in the city that could affect the well-being of the community includes possible gentrification as the city continues to increase redevelopment to attract a wealthier demographic.  This process decreases affordable housing, putting a financial strain on lower and middle classes.  This is reported to detrimentally affect mental and emotional health.  The other community concern is the contamination of the water supply in the city and in the New River.  Tests show a high level of trihalomethanes, which could have a detrimental impact on individuals’ nervous systems and fetuses’ nervous systems with a potential effect on mental health as well as other medical concerns.

How We Can Help

Asking for help when in need is essential to your wellbeing.  Knowing where to start those steps can make it easier.  With the concern of limited resources in Fort Lauderdale, we did the research and compiled the following list to assist you in this.  Consider asking yourself the following questions to narrow down your list of providers:

What are my symptoms and the side effects of experiencing them?

Do any of my life conditions have an impact on my mental health (ie: finances, relationships, employment issues)?

What qualities do I need for support in my therapist (ie: experience, training / education, gender)?

Asking for help is a sign of strength.  We hope that you are able to find some relief in just knowing that support is available for you and your loved ones.  We wish for you positive experiences and a peaceful wellbeing as you navigate this path for yourself.  We welcome you to find additional resources in our therapist directory.