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. Melanie Smith

PhD, LMHC
25 years experience
I have my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and family counseling. My experience lies in working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship issues. Life can be challenging and having someone who understands and listens is the key to moving on to a new life. I utilize a solution-focused approach and my goal is to provide support and practical feedback... Read More
I have my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and family counseling. My experience lies in working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship issues. Life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

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

Chani Cochran

MSW, LCSW
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I have worked with diverse clientele on such issues as: depression, anxiety, anger, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting, family and relationship concerns, trauma, addictions, identity and self-esteem, emotional impact of chronic illness, and issues specific to military... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

Kelly Dambra

MA, LMHC
4 years experience
Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 5 years of experience. I serve clients with a wide range of needs, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, domestic violence and complex trauma. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. By building on your current strengths, I want to help empower... Read More
Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 5 years of experience. I serve clients with a wide range of needs, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Colleen Clark

LMHC
20 years experience
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy, successful, and balanced life. By training I am a licensed mental health counselor and a credentialed trauma, mindfulness, and stress reduction counselor. Together with my extensive experience, I combine traditional treatments along with a... Read More
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

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

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

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

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.