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.


Dr. Tenille Richardson-Quamina

Ph.D., LCSW
15 years experience
I am a therapist with degrees in psychology, social work , and marriage and family therapy. I am licensed in both Maryland and Florida and have over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I am also a certified parenting provider. I have assisted clients and families with issues regarding online infidelity, infidelity, relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflicts, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, anger and stress. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. ... Read More
I am a therapist with degrees in psychology, social work , and marriage and family therapy. I am licensed in both Maryland and Florida and have over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I am also a certified... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

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

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

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

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

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

Samara Quintero

LMFT, CHT
6 years experience
Hi! I am Samara Quintero, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Heart Centered Hypnotherapist and owner of Conscious Transformations, LLC. My mission behind creating this practice has been to help others transform their lives and begin living fully and authentically. Throughout my years in practice, one of the most common problems that people express, is the conscious desire to want to change but feeling blocked or “stuck” in some way from getting to that place.... Read More
Hi! I am Samara Quintero, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Heart Centered Hypnotherapist and owner of Conscious Transformations, LLC. My mission behind creating this practice has been to help others transform their lives and begin living fully and authentically.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Mariana Morales

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Mariana Morales Girala. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am located in South Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and I have 6 years in private practice. 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 to build the life of their... Read More
My name is Mariana Morales Girala. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am located in South Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and I have 6 years... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Kandyce Garth

LMHC, CRC
3 years experience
Hi there. My name is Kandyce Garth, and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida for over a year. Prior to receiving my licensure, I provided counseling services as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern for two years. As a mental health counselor, I have experience providing services to a wide population, including individuals with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Most of my recent experience has been in providing... Read More
Hi there. My name is Kandyce Garth, and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida for over a year. Prior to receiving my licensure, I provided counseling services as a Registered Mental Health Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kristina Taylor

LMHC
8 years experience
Human beings simply aren't meant to journey through this life alone. Sometimes we need people to walk beside us through hard moments in our lives. In a world that pushes harder and harder, it can be exceedingly difficult to take the time to care for ourselves. If you are thinking about therapy then, perhaps, you've decided that it is time to start the journey into self-care. What a great first step! I believe in a total... Read More
Human beings simply aren't meant to journey through this life alone. Sometimes we need people to walk beside us through hard moments in our lives. In a world that pushes harder and harder, it can be exceedingly difficult to take... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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.