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.

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

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. According to the Modern Medicine Network, individuals who experience poverty early in life or for an extended period of time are at a high risk for depression, anxiety, psychological distress, lower school achievement and suicide.
  • 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.