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.


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

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

Debra Bichachi

MSW, LCSW
8 years experience
Hi! My name is Debbie Bichachi, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I earned my B.A. from Brandeis University in Sociology and Psychology and my M.S.W. from Columbia University in Advanced Clinical Social Work. My specialty is in treating individuals with depression and anxiety disorders including OCD, phobias, panic, generalized anxiety and social anxiety. I am a Behavioral Treatment Therapy Institute (BTTI) graduate and... Read More
Hi! My name is Debbie Bichachi, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I earned my B.A. from Brandeis University in Sociology and Psychology and my M.S.W. from Columbia University in Advanced... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Mary Coriano

LCSW
39 years experience
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York and Florida. My specialty is in Bereavement and Grief, Person-Centered/Supportive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialty is loss and grief, depression and anxiety. I also work with clients who have chronic medical... Read More
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 39 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

Linda Crawford

LMHC
15 years experience
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name is Linda Crawford. I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Florida. Just like you, I am human and that means I understand life has a variety of challenges to... Read More
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Samara Quintero

LMFT, CHT
6 years experience
Hi! I am Samara Quintero, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Heart Centered Hypnotherapist and owner of Conscious Transformations, LLC. My mission behind creating this practice has been to help others transform their lives and begin living fully and authentically. Throughout my years in practice, one of the most common problems that people express, is the conscious desire to want to change but feeling blocked or “stuck” in some way from getting to that place.... Read More
Hi! I am Samara Quintero, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Heart Centered Hypnotherapist and owner of Conscious Transformations, LLC. My mission behind creating this practice has been to help others transform their lives and begin living fully and authentically.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Aprile Andelle

LMFT
7 years experience
Dr. Aprile Andelle is a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT), solution focused mental health coach and advocate specializing in online therapy (virtual counseling) for relationships and matters of the heart, plus mental health stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and burnout. Read More
Dr. Aprile Andelle is a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT), solution focused mental health coach and advocate specializing in online therapy (virtual counseling) for relationships and matters of the heart, plus mental health stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, and burnout. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Yaroslaba Garcia

LPC, PhD
8 years experience
Hello! Please call me Yaro. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have a doctorate in Psychology. I am also a professor and speaker for trauma subjects. It is a difficult decision to seek therapy. My role as a therapist is to participate in healing wounds, restoring hope, and creating comfortable meaning from stress or painful exp Read More
Hello! Please call me Yaro. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have a doctorate in Psychology. I am also a professor and speaker for trauma subjects. It is a difficult decision to seek therapy. My role as a therapist is to participate in healing wounds, restoring hope, and creating comfortable meaning from stress or painful exp Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Lisa Seid

LMFT
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Lisa Seid, MS, LMFT. I’m a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, stress, and trauma, particularly related to relationship and family issues (past or present) and the owner of Mindful Life Solutions. I am a Mindful Life enthusiast who takes a collaborative and holistic approach towards helping and healing. Read More
Hello! My name is Lisa Seid, MS, LMFT. I’m a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, stress, and trauma, particularly related to relationship and family issues (past or present) and the owner of Mindful Life Solutions. I am a Mindful Life enthusiast who takes a collaborative and holistic approach towards helping and healing. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. Jason-Anthony Prendergast

LPC
9 years experience
Dr. Jason is the President & CEO of Edify Creative Counseling Group and is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor - Advanced Certified, a Certified Temperament Therapist and a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). He holds a Doctorate in Pastoral Psychology and a MBA In Business Leadership. Read More
Dr. Jason is the President & CEO of Edify Creative Counseling Group and is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor - Advanced Certified, a Certified Temperament Therapist and a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). He holds a Doctorate in Pastoral Psychology and a MBA In Business Leadership. 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)?

There are approximately 396 psychologists, counselors, and social workers in Fort Lauderdale and approximately 81 treatment centers.

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 are directory, at https://www.e-counseling.com.