Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Jacksonville, Florida

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


Jennifer Thompson

MS, LMHC
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and stress. Whatever the concern, the commonality is that life has challenges and sometimes we need help to overcome them. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and client centered counseling; in other words, my focus is on you and how best to help you.... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and stress. Whatever the concern, the commonality is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Theresia Jackson

MA, LMHC
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Theresia. I know right now you may be feeling lost, frustrated, angry, hurt and depressed. You may feel hopeless and may not even know what it is you feel. You may have so many questions, and so little answers to what is happening in your life right now. Well, I am here to listen to you tell your story, and help you figure out how to move forward in your life.... Read More
Hello, my name is Theresia. I know right now you may be feeling lost, frustrated, angry, hurt and depressed. You may feel hopeless and may not even know what it is you feel. You may have so many questions, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Christy Paul

LMHC
16 years experience
Hello, my name is Christy! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working in the field for over 16 years. I received my masters degree at the University of North Florida. In my experience when people are given the right tools or skills it empowers them to cope with any life situation. I believe therapy is the means in which one develops these skills. That is why... Read More
Hello, my name is Christy! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working in the field for over 16 years. I received my masters degree at the University of North Florida. In... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Regina Green

LMHC
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Regina, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida with a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. If you are experiencing stressful life experiences or emotional issues, connecting with a therapist can help you with learning the appropriate coping skills such as breathing techniques and mindfulness. I care deeply about the relationship I establish with my clients. I bring warmth and compassion to therapy in... Read More
Hello! My name is Regina, and I’m a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida with a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. If you are experiencing stressful life experiences or emotional issues, connecting with a therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 8 years

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

Julie Featherman

LMHC, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Linda Crawford

LMHC
15 years experience
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name is Linda Crawford. I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Florida. Just like you, I am human and that means I understand life has a variety of challenges to... Read More
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Carrie Glebe

LMHC
23 years experience
Do any of these sound familiar? You have to be strong and keep it all together even though it feels like the ground is crumbling beneath your feet. It seems like everyone around you is clinging to you like a life raft and you feel yourself going under. Your life is a tornado, everything is spinning and you are barely hanging on. You can feel yourself losing your grip and you know you will... Read More
Do any of these sound familiar? You have to be strong and keep it all together even though it feels like the ground is crumbling beneath your feet. It seems like everyone around you is clinging to you like a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Dr. Susan Albinder

Ph.D, LMFT
21 years experience
Thank you so much for reaching out to me! As you can see, this is a standard reply designed to answer most questions. If, however at the end of this response you need further assistance, please reply to this email and I’ll get back to you. I promise. Here’s a bit about me: I've spent over 15 years counseling, mentoring, and speaking to people just like you. And I'm excited to begin this process of... Read More
Thank you so much for reaching out to me! As you can see, this is a standard reply designed to answer most questions. If, however at the end of this response you need further assistance, please reply to this email... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years

Christine Ellis

LMHC
8 years experience
Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and comes from an eclectic and holistic therapeutic perspective. She is skilled in the use of client centered, ecological, narrative, pyschoeducation and cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma,grief, infertility, anger, and adjustment issues for adolescents and adults. Read More
Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and comes from an eclectic and holistic therapeutic perspective. She is skilled in the use of client centered, ecological, narrative, pyschoeducation and cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma,grief, infertility, anger, and adjustment issues for adolescents and adults. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Brian Ludden

LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety depression, grief and loss, military transitions, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidality, and more. Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety depression, grief and loss, military transitions, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidality, and more. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Max Horovitz

Ph.D.
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Psychologist at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. I have experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in various capacities across development. I additionally have experience working with children with a wider range of emotional and behavioral needs, including oppositional and defiant behaviors, anxiety, depre Read More
I am a Licensed Psychologist at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. I have experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in various capacities across development. I additionally have experience working with children with a wider range of emotional and behavioral needs, including oppositional and defiant behaviors, anxiety, depre Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Mental Health Concerns and Treatment Options in Jacksonville, Florida

Located in northeast Florida, Jacksonville is the largest city by territory in the continental United States covering over 870 square miles. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its population at a little over 890,000 people. Just like other large metros in the country, Jacksonville residents’ mental health is impacted by several socioeconomic factors such as education level, employment opportunities, insurance coverage and availability of treatment services. The Census Bureau reports that in Jacksonville 17% of the population lives in poverty, compared to a 14.7% average for the state, and almost 16% has no health insurance, which is very close to the average rate for Florida. These factors are largely the reason why many residents do not seek counseling and treatment for their mental health issues.

An Overview of Mental Health in Jacksonville, Florida

According to a report published by the Florida Behavioral Health Association, 1 in 6 adults in the U.S. experiences some type of mental illness within a year. Over 62% of Florida adults with mental issues however did not receive treatment, compared to a national average of 56%.

According to the 2017-19 Community Health Improvemnet  Plan (whose county seat is Jacksonville), behavioral health is one of the top 3 strategic health priority areas focusing on reducing suicide deaths and opioid induced deaths. This is not surprising in light of the fact that in 62 out of 67 counties in Florida, suicides counts are higher than homicides as reported by the Florida Behavioral Health Association.

The plan reports that on average, adult residents of Duval County have 4.1 poor mental health days during the preceding 30-day period compared to the slightly lower 3.6 days average for the state of Florida.

The suicide death rate in Duval County is 13.1 cases per 100,000 population – slightly lower than the average of 14.1 cases per 100,000 for the state of Florida. An alarming number however, is the percentage of attempted suicides in high school – 18.9% in Duval County is nearly two and a half times higher than the average for Florida (7.6%).

These startling statistics only emphasize the importance of seeking help for yourself or a loved one suffering from depression, substance abuse or other mental disorder.

Mental Health Resources in Jacksonville, Florida

Mental health disorders is a disability. They affect residents’ ability to participate in school and work, to have meaningful relationships and contribute to the community. Society’s understanding of the impact of mental health issues has increased dramatically in the last years, and as a result, more counseling and treatment options have been made available to the population.

There are four mental health agencies funded by the Social Services division of the City of Jacksonville – Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC), Mental Health Center of Jacksonville (MHCJ), Northwest Behavioral Health Services and River Region Human Services. These agencies provide comprehensive mental health services including evaluations, stabilization, case management, counseling and rehabilitation.

Jacksonville also has several MDs, PsyDs, and LMHCs (Licensed Mental Health Counselors) that provide mental health services.

How to Choose the Right Therapist in Jacksonville, Florida

Selecting a health care provider when you are not feeling well is not an easy task. This is especially true when you are looking for a mental health professional. Consider the following questions when evaluating and comparing providers:

  • Do they specialize or have provided treatment for your condition in the past?
  • Do they have positive reviews online from past patients?
  • Do they accept your insurance?
  • Do they provide free services for uninsured and underprivileged individuals?
  • Do they have a convenient location and office hours?

Finally, you need to ensure that you feel comfortable discussing personal matters with the provider. Building rapport and a long-term doctor-patient relationship with your therapist is very important for the positive outcome of mental health therapy.

Our directory of mental health providers in Jacksonville, Florida features several reputable psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors, as well as other organizations that can help you with mental health care for yourself or a loved one. Our goal is to assist you with finding the right professional.