Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Gainesville, Florida

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

Dr. Tracee Moore

PhD
12 years experience
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about. A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist with a multifaceted background that also includes specialization in Geriatrics. I have over 12 years of experience in mental health and am very comfortable... Read More
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Marylise Zwarts

MA, MHC
16 years experience
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost… Maybe you’re looking for help... Read More
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 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

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

Danielle Eaton

LMHC, CRC
4 years experience
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with disabilities (whether those disabilities are visible or invisible). I worked for about five years in an involuntary commitment treatment center, specializing my experience in matters of suicidal thoughts, depression, homicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance use disorders,... Read More
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Holly McIntyre

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the mental health field for more than 20 years which began during her service and enlistment in the United States Navy. Trained as a Hospital Corpsman with a specialty in psychology/psychiatry, she provided counseling to both... Read More
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Ed.D, LMHC, CAP
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings; privately and in the hospital/treatment center settings. I have experience working with couples and families. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, recovery, trauma, abuse, as well as grief and... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Melissa Nadler

LMHC
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you help you and in doing so I am along for the ride and journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I work with a varied clientele covering many different issues and feel that my approach is both... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Katalin Hanana

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, anger management, drug addiction, eating disorders, family and relationship dynamics, and conflict resolution as well as with caregivers I can assist you in developing the tools necessary to help you cope and... Read More
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida is known for being home to the University of Florida. Being a college town, the population is a bit transient. People don’t stay for long and, while they’re there, don’t always take root. This can lead to a resistance to seeking mental health treatment.

The median household income is only $32,000. This is not surprising given that the poverty rate is over 34%. Gainesville is a poor city in a state made up of a lot of different cultures. The population is only 132,000 which is small for such an integral city in Florida.

Given the makeup of the city of Gainesville, it’s not surprising that they have their share of issues with mental health. People who have issues don’t have the resources to seek help. Those who have the resources are reluctant or afraid to get treatment.

Mental Health Statistics for Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville is a rather small city. The population is only 132,000 people. The biggest problem with mental health care in Florida is that there just aren’t enough resources. Florida ranks next to last when it comes to funding for mental health.

Another huge problem in Gainesville is that the mental health system is just downright confusing. Even the experts have no idea how to navigate the system. So, you can imagine how difficult it is for an average person to do so. Especially if they’re suffering from a mental health illness.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Gainesville

There are only about 132,000 people in Gainesville and a good number of them are students. Yet there are over 600 mental health professionals in the city. So it makes absolutely no sense that so many people go without mental health treatment. The difficulty is that they have no idea how to go about finding this help.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

If people in Gainesville knew how to go about securing mental health treatment, they wouldn’t experience these issues. The problem is, if the professionals don’t even know how the system works, we can’t expect the residents of Gainesville to understand it. This is why they would really benefit from a one-stop mental health resource.

What Makes Gainesville Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

People in Gainesville have to worry about day to day survival. The last thing they have time to worry about is getting mental health treatment. With poverty levels close to 35%, it is understandable that people put their mental health on the back burner.

  • Culture: The culture in Gainesville is unique. You have a large student population mixed with an economically depressed culture.
  • Economic: The poverty level is so high in this city, people have a hard time putting food on the table.
  • Climate: The climate in Gainesville is swampy. Florida is a humid and almost tropical state in the summer. It does offer a milder climate in the winter and fall, but people sometimes benefit from the change in seasons.

Divorce Rate in Gainesville, Florida

The divorce rate in Florida is about 15%. This is almost twice as high as the states on the lower end of the spectrum. A large reason for this is that there are so many people in Florida who are either unmarried or elderly, they skew the numbers. However, the divorce rate is still higher than we would like to see.

With poverty such an issue in Florida, you can expect the divorce rate to climb even higher. If people could afford to divorce, the rate would probably be well over 20%. If people had the benefit of mental health counseling, perhaps they would be able to handle life’s stressors better. This could improve the length and sustainability of a marriage.

Mental Health Resources in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville has its share of mental health issues. Although there are more than enough mental health professionals, the healthcare system is so confusing that people are afraid to even try to seek out help.

There are about 510 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Gainesville. This is actually a healthy ratio. The problem is that people don’t have the money or time to seek out mental health assistance. If they had a place to get information quickly, they would be more likely to seek the mental health treatment they need.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Gainesville, Florida

E-Counseling believes that everybody deserves good mental health treatment. People in Gainesville don’t understand the healthcare system there. They also don’t have the money to pay for mental health treatment. If they had a one-stop spot for information, they would be able to get the help that they need.  It is important that E-counseling provide this much needed information in their directory.