Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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.


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

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

Eileen Kunmann

MSW,LCSW
5 years experience
Eileen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Eileen will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. Eileen... Read More
Eileen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Eileen will use one of several therapeutic... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Andria Achong

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Andria Achong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Florida. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated from Florida State University with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations include teenagers, adults, and geriatrics. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, substance use issues, and major life changes including growing... Read More
Hello! My name is Andria Achong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Florida. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated from Florida State University with a Master in Social... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Vanessa Montero

MS,LMHC
6 years experience
Welcome! Once you have made the decision to seek help outside of yourself, that is one of the bravest steps anyone can make so I commend, admire, and welcome you! I see counseling as a journey where I meet you wherever you are (mentally, physically, and/or emotionally) and I have the privilege of walking alongside you through this journey. Every half-step, leap, or sprint is celebrated and acknowledged as we work together towards your goals and... Read More
Welcome! Once you have made the decision to seek help outside of yourself, that is one of the bravest steps anyone can make so I commend, admire, and welcome you! I see counseling as a journey where I meet you wherever... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ray Castiglia

MS,LMHC
18 years experience
My name is Ray Castiglia. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience in both community and crisis stabilization settings. I also have worked for an employee assistance program. Types of treatment modalities that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Interventions, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, and Motivational Interviewing Interventions. I like to encourage my client's to identify their strengths and find the solutions within themselves. ... Read More
My name is Ray Castiglia. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience in both community and crisis stabilization settings. I also have worked for an employee assistance program. Types of treatment... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Randee-Sue Kramer

LCSW
25 years experience
Hi Welcome to BetterHelp, My name is Randee-Sue Kramer and i am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 25 years experience, working with individuals, families, children, teenagers, and couples. Currently i have a large male practice focusing on men's issues, and relationships. I have developed a private practice focusing on marital/divorce, relationship therapy, family therapy, and working with clients with anxiety and depression. i offer my patients a safe and comfortable space to share their inner most... Read More
Hi Welcome to BetterHelp, My name is Randee-Sue Kramer and i am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 25 years experience, working with individuals, families, children, teenagers, and couples. Currently i have a large male practice focusing on men's issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 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

Nicale Caravella

LCSW
16 years experience
Hi there. Since we're meeting this way, you probably have something weighing on your heart and mind. You're not alone. More importantly, you don't have to be alone in the exploration and solution of it either. My name is Nikki Caravella and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I earned my Undergraduate Degree in Social Work at Youngstown State University in 1996 and my Master's Degree at Case... Read More
Hi there. Since we're meeting this way, you probably have something weighing on your heart and mind. You're not alone. More importantly, you don't have to be alone in the exploration and solution of it either. My name is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Dr. Jason-Anthony Prendergast

Pastoral Counselor
9 years experience
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, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship/marriage troubles. I provide the tools to move beyond... Read More
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, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship/marriage troubles. I provide the tools to move beyond... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

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.