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. 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

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

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

Theresia Jackson

MA, LMHC
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Theresia. I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor that provides psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and families through the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention and consultation. I am proficient in my field with significant knowledge in clinical diagnosing, trauma, crisis and conflict intervention, as well as experience with high risk populations. I am also a PhD student with five years experience of evidence-based research and advanced studies in... Read More
Hello, my name is Theresia. I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor that provides psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and families through the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention and consultation. I am proficient in my field with significant... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

Deeanna Farrington

LCSW
20 years experience
It takes courage to seek help. I am a firm believer that every person can benefit from self-reflection by developing more effective ways to cope with the difficult parts of life. I strive to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients. My approach to therapy is integrative and holistic. My passion for helping others led me toward obtaining my master’s in social work from Louisiana State University in 1996. For one year I provided... Read More
It takes courage to seek help. I am a firm believer that every person can benefit from self-reflection by developing more effective ways to cope with the difficult parts of life. I strive to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Amanda Boyer

LPC, NCC, CCTP
8 years experience
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda and I have worked in the mental health field for 8 years with a focus on substance use, trauma, and family services. I use a client-centered approach along with skills from evidence-based treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to work collaboratively with clients so they are able to live a life more aligned with their personal values and goals. I... Read More
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda and I have worked in the mental health field for 8 years with a focus on substance use, trauma, and family services. I use a client-centered approach along with skills from evidence-based treatment... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Heidi Graber

LMHC
3 years experience
I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been in Jacksonville, FL for 12 years. I have a 6 year old dog named Maddux who runs my house. I enjoy sports and hanging out with friends and family. I got my Bachelor's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy University in 2012. I completed my internship at a substance use residential facility. I... Read More
I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been in Jacksonville, FL for 12 years. I have a 6 year old dog named Maddux who runs my house. I enjoy sports and hanging out with friends and family. I got my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

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

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.