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.


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

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

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

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

Sharon Crane

LMHC
5 years experience
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have experience in grief counseling, family therapy, individual and group therapy. I have worked with children and adolescents. I can help parents address the issues they may... Read More
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 5 years

Alexis James

LMHC
6 years experience
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings offering treatment to individuals (ages 18-geriatric) with mild to severe mental health disorders. I believe that establishing trust within the counseling relationship is paramount. ... Read More
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Aprile Andelle

D.M.F.T., LMFT
7 years experience
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I can talk with you about your chronic pain and/or illness whether in your diagnosis, treatment or recovery stage. And I work closely with clients going through Depression along with Stress and Burnout, particularly to those... Read More
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Dr. Christina McGrath Fair

PhD, LMHC
13 years experience
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than 13 years of experience in residential, community-based, school-based, and college counseling. I have has significant experience working with juvenile and adult probation, substance abuse, sexual offender and addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and general mental health. My... Read More
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Jacob Widdekind

LPC, MS
3 years experience
I know you are amazing! My goal is to make you successful. You will learn tools and coping skills. I will help you go through the day without that tight feeling in your chest. I can help you fight your sadness. I can teach you & your partner to communicate and hear each other. You can process how to find that right person for you! Call me Read More
I know you are amazing! My goal is to make you successful. You will learn tools and coping skills. I will help you go through the day without that tight feeling in your chest. I can help you fight your sadness. I can teach you & your partner to communicate and hear each other. You can process how to find that right person for you! Call me Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Marni Winters

MS
1.5 years experience
To schedule a free phone consultation contact Ms. Winters at 561-247-5270 or Marni@cwcsf.com. Read More
To schedule a free phone consultation contact Ms. Winters at 561-247-5270 or Marni@cwcsf.com. 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.