Therapists in Hollywood, FL and Nearby Locations

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.

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Debbie Cherry
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, California

After working with hundreds of clients for over 20 years as a therapist, master coach, and entrepreneur... I can tell you that trusting yourself is the key to success. Clients see improvements quickly by implementing strategies based on modern...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Florida

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Dr. Aprile Andelle is a psychotherapist, speaker, and mental health advocate in South Florida specializing in love and relationships, and mental wellness, and how to make these things work in today's modern age. She practices solution focused,...
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Wellington, Florida

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Florida

I'm a psychotherapist that helps children, teenagers and adults create an amazing life by getting them back on track. I will teach you skills based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles that will help you with anxiety or depression. I offer...
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Davie, Florida

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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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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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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...
Joy R. Berkheimer
LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
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Boca Raton, Florida

As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Mindy Appel
LCSW-S
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Delray Beach, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

MSW from Tulane University. Over 30 years of experience dealing with Mental Health and Chemical Dependency issues.
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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...
Dr. Virginia Crist
LMFT, Ph.D.
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Boca Raton, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

How do you keep love alive – at ANY age? Remember how you used to long for each other? Remember how you used to gaze lovingly Into each other’s eyes? Love was magical then. What makes those special desires fade? I believe you can rekindle your...
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Coral Springs, Florida

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Florida

Do you feel like you are stuck or held back in your life? My goal is to help you reach your goals in 2020 within yourself and your relationships. I am committed to providing high-quality care and a personalized approach and customized plan to those...
Ana Newman
LCSW, TEAM-CBT
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Sunrise, Florida

My name is Ana Newman. I’m a master’s level, Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Sunrise, Florida. I received my Bachelors in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Florida and my Master in Social Work from Florida...
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Florida

The first half of my working life was spent in Corporate America where I worked as an efficiency expert. I have always had the mindset of delivering service better, faster, cheaper in an emotionally painless way. I focus on getting my clients to...
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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Dr. Sharon Smith
Pastorial Counselor, MSC, PhD , FACCT, NACM
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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 a 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 due 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 the population at 750:1 the length of stay in psychiatric facilities is lengthy with a median average of 342 days.

Supporting mental health is an 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 which ranks 44th in the nation for care. Hollywood also has 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%.
  • 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, FL

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 psychologists 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 therapist 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.