Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Homestead, Florida

Find a therapist in Homestead, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Homestead 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Homestead, Florida

When people think of Florida, they think of a tropical environment, white sandy beaches and an ocean horizon. In short, they think of paradise. While Homestead is within driving distance of all things characteristic of Florida—beaches, boardwalks and bikinis—it is a far cry from paradise. AreaVibes gave it a livability score of just 65, which is a solid D. The reasons behind this score may explain why mental health seems to be a prevalent issue in Homestead and the rest of Miami-Dade County.

Homestead, Florida, at a Glance

Homestead is located in Miami-Dade County, a county that those who don’t live there associated with glam, culture and all things exotic. However, for those who live there, Miami and, in particular, Homestead, is just your average American town with your average American residents trying to make a living.

Homestead has a population of 69,907. Of the nearly than 70,000 residents, nearly one-third live in poverty. Those that do not live in poverty still make significantly less than the state and national averages. The average income per capita is a startlingly low $17,405, compared with the national average of $31,177. The median household income is just $43,150, which is approximately $14,000 lower than the national median and about $7,000 lower than the state median.

A factor that may contribute to the city’s low income levels is the lack of education. More than one-quarter of individuals aged 25 years or older does NOT possess a high school diploma. Just 20 percent possess a bachelor’s degree or higher.

As one might expect from a suburb of Miami, the population of Homestead is very diverse. According to DataUSA, 60 percent of residents are Hispanic, 21.5 percent are African American and 15.6 percent are white. More than half the population are non-native English speakers. The most common language spoken in the area is Spanish, English the second most common and French-Creole the third.

The homeownership rate in Homestead is just 38.1 percent, which is far lower than the nation’s, state’s and county’s rates of 63.6, 64.8 and 52.6 percent respectively. More than a quarter of residents do not have health coverage.

Factors That May Contribute to Behavioral Disorders

Most everything about Homestead, save for its weather, makes it the perfect breeding ground for mental illness. Below you can explore how certain factors may contribute to poor mental health:

  • Poverty: Poverty is one of the greatest concerns in Homestead. Poverty has been linked to mental illness time and time again.
  • Cost of Living: The cost of living in Homestead is higher than the national average in three categories and only slightly lower in three others, earning it an overall rating of 98. Considering how low the income per capita and median household income is, it’s not unthinkable that the cost of living further perpetuates poverty. It may also cause stress, depression and anxiety.
  • Crime: The crime rates in Homestead are startling. Though the murder rate is lower than the state and national average, rates for almost all other types of crime are two to three times higher than state and national rates. For instance, robbery rates in Homestead are 362.3 per 100,000 individuals compared with the state and national rates of 88.6 and 98. The total crime rate in homestead is 4,551 per 100,000 individuals, compared to the state and national rates of 2,920 and 2,745. Fear of crime is associated with poorer mental health. Studies also show that depressed people are three times more likely to commit a violent crime than happy individuals.
  • HIV Diagnoses: In 2017, there were approximately 1,282.2 individuals living with an HIV diagnosis in Miami-Dade county. Such a diagnosis can cause fear, depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.
  • Integration: The majority of Homestead residents are minorities. Minorities are less likely to receive mental health care when necessary. Additionally, minorities or foreign born individuals may feel out of place and disconnected from the world around them.

Find the Help You Need

If you live in Homestead, Florida, and have a mental illness, or if you experience chronic emotional issues such as depression and anxiety, it’s time to find the help you need and deserve. Use E-Counseling’s online directory to help you do just that in a discreet, affordable and easy manner.