Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hollywood, Florida

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


Michelle Roisman

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have experience providing home-based therapy, outpatient community based services, school-based therapy, as well as managing my own private practice. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, stressful life experiences, and parenting challenges using individual and family therapy. Originally from Weston, Florida, I attended Emory University in... Read More
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have experience providing home-based therapy, outpatient community based services, school-based therapy, as well... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

Mariana Morales

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Mariana Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Florida, USA. I have a Bachelors Degree from CUNY in New York, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I have 6 years in private practice and 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 that have... Read More
My name is Mariana Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Florida, USA. I have a Bachelors Degree from CUNY in New York, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:7 years

Raimel Alvarez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Raimel; you may call me (Ray). I am a licensed mental health counselor. I identify myself as a Hispanic that migrated to the United States at a very young age, and I have lived through the many difficulties Hispanic families face when transitioning to another country. I obtained my master's degree in Nova Southeaster University, and I have been working in the field now for five years, and I have been... Read More
Hello! My name is Raimel; you may call me (Ray). I am a licensed mental health counselor. I identify myself as a Hispanic that migrated to the United States at a very young age, and I have lived through the... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Christina Taylor

LMFT
3 years experience
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a full-time career. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Tampa Bay area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. This... Read More
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Barbara Barone

PsyD
20 years experience
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of behavioral health services, both in private practice and agency work. I am a licensed clinical social worker since 2000 and a licensed psychologist since 2012. Initially, my practice focused on children and families.... Read More
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Christina Gonzalez

EdD,LMHC,NCC
15 years experience
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked around the world- in Mexico, in the US, in Germany, in Japan, and in US, and worked in a wide variety of settings, including extensive work in community mental health, substance abuse/addictions,... Read More
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Kathleen Murphy

20 years experience
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range of concerns and populations.I completed my master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University in California. Now I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I will treat you as a unique individual and... Read More
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Belky Perez

PsyD,LMHC,NCC
16 years experience
Hello! My name is Dr. Perez and I'm happy you've taken a step towards working with a therapist today. Therapy can be a very exciting experience. While you may have some reservations about the process, it can be very rewarding for you. I come to BetterHelp as a licensed mental health counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Dr. Perez and I'm happy you've taken a step towards working with a therapist today. Therapy can be a very exciting experience. While you may have some reservations about the process, it can be very rewarding... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 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

Jacob Widdekind

LPC, MS
3 years experience
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 other and help them to hear you.... Read More
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 other and help them to hear you.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Marni Winters

MS
1.5 years experience
Marni Winters is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH18458). She is a member of Nova Southeastern University’s Psi Chi Honor Society. Marni received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults providing individual, group, and couples counseling. Marni has worked with clients... Read More
Marni Winters is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH18458). She is a member of Nova Southeastern University’s Psi Chi Honor Society. Marni received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults providing individual, group, and couples counseling. Marni has worked with clients... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 1.5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood is one of the principal cities in the greater metropolitan Miami Florida area with a population of approximately 150,000 and a metro population of over 6 million. Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the city boasts a wide variety of things to do but is mostly known for its miles of beaches, one section interrupted by a portion deeded to Dania Beach, FL.

Host to myriad of tourist related activities, often on, in or near the Atlantic ocean, Hollywood is home to the Hollywood Boardwalk, airboat rides, Everglade trips, and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park which is known for its Segway adventures. There’s always something to do in Hollywood any time of the year, especially during the winter months when the population grows dues to an influx of Snowbirds..

Mental Health Statistics for Hollywood

Frequently mentioned as a health concern for the city, mental health issues continue to climb in this mostly middle-class part of Florida. With mental illness on the rise, Florida in general is falling behind and ranks last in the nation for support services. Although the state seems to have a decent ratio of professionals to population at 750:1 the length of stay in psychiatric facilities is lengthy with a median average of 342 days.

Supporting mental health is a essential part of overall health and Hollywood residents are more than aware of this. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the state and Broward County has more suicides each year than any other county in the state. 243 people claimed their own life in 2016 and the rate doesn’t seem to be slowing any

What Makes Hollywood Different for Mental Health?

According to the Florida Behavioral Health Association 61.7 percent of adults don’t get treatment for their mental illness in Florida and ranks 44th in the nation for care. Hollywood also a slightly higher than the national average rate of poverty compared to the rest of the state and an incongruence in income to cost of living ratio.

  • Residents of Hollywood earn slightly more (for the state), while the cost of housing has outpaced income for a decade. Depression and anxiety have been directly tied to financial stress.
  • The poverty rate in Broward County is 25 percent.
  • The median home value in Hollywood is $235,500.
  • The per capita income in Hollywood is $29,055.
  • One suicide every 3 hours in Florida.

Divorce Rate in Hollywood

Divorce in the Hollywood area is higher than average at 15.3 percent. This number represents divorced residents. A median age of 42.6 years old may be a factor in the average number of divorcees as people who marry later in life tend to stay married as opposed to those who marry young. That said 31.6 percent, of the population has never been married and only 42.9 percent are currently married.

Another factor for Hollywood residents staying married is the availability of premarital and marriage counselors in the area. 59 marriage counselors are in the city with over 400 total in Broward County making for a married population to counselor ratio of 2,500:1.

Mental Health Resources in Hollywood

Florida spent $735 million on mental health in 2015. Broward County spends millions of dollars each year promoting physical activity to help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression along with a plethora of substance abuse rehabilitation centers located in the area.

Perhaps because the residents are aware of the mental health crisis sweeping the nation and their neighborhoods Hollywood has an abundance of counselors and psychologist available to help  people. Broward County has more than 1,000 mental health professionals for an overall patient to therapist ratio of 800:1.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Hollywood

Seeking out a mental health professional in any metropolitan area such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale comes with the challenge of deciding which one is best for you. The problem isn’t so much as the availability of professionals, it’s deciding on one.

How do you know which Hollywood therapists is right for you? Everywhere you look online, there are advertisements  and “Top 10” lists for mental health professionals on popular sites such as Yelp. Nearly every professional comes with a near perfect rating, making your decision that much harder.

If you want to learn more about the counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists in and around Hollywood, Florida, this directory is for you. We’ve added many details other mental health brokers and social review sites don’t such as education, background, experience, specialty and more so you can make an informed decision before filling out reams of paperwork or signing on the dotted line.