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. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Kathleen Murphy

20 years experience
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range of concerns and populations.I completed my master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University in California. Now I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I will treat you as a unique individual and... Read More
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Bhakti Cohen

M,ED,ED,S,LMFT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was a parent and an educator. I’m also a spouse, and now a grandmother. My husband and I are married 48 years and have 2 sons, their partners, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Mary-Joe Rivas

LMHC
4 years experience
Welcome. I don’t know the exact details of what led you to click on this page but I think it’s safe to assume that it is because you are ready for a change. What comes to mind when you hear the word Therapy? Perhaps you don’t know what to think or have some preconceived idea of what it may be. Starting this process can be overwhelming as there is still a lot of stigma... Read More
Welcome. I don’t know the exact details of what led you to click on this page but I think it’s safe to assume that it is because you are ready for a change. What comes to mind when you hear... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Nicole Locklear

MSSW,LCSW
3 years experience
I earned my Master’s degree at the University of Louisville. My professional experience includes working with adults in individual, group, and family sessions. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential and outpatient substance use and mental health, homeless shelters, jail diversion programs, and private practice. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have worked with clients struggling with substance use, mental health diagnoses (e.g., Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, co-occurring disorders), trauma,... Read More
I earned my Master’s degree at the University of Louisville. My professional experience includes working with adults in individual, group, and family sessions. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential and outpatient substance use and mental... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cary Acosta

LCSW,DCSW,ACSW
15 years experience
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in addictions. I also hold the following credentials- The DCSW- Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and the ACSW- Academy of Certified Social Workers. I have worked in different settings with individuals- children, adolescents and adults,... Read More
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Dr. Elizabeth Wynter

LMHC,EdD
20 years experience
Welcome, I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida and have a doctorate in organizational leadership. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, career challenges, and parenting problems. My career has given me the opportunity to provide one-on-one counselings, teach masters level interns as an adjunct professor, and lead nonprofit organizations. The breath and depth of my experience has... Read More
Welcome, I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida and have a doctorate in organizational leadership. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, career challenges, and parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Phyllis Babrove

MSW,LCSW
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in abuse situations; crisis counseling; working with adolescents in a diversion program; family counseling; and as a school social worker. I helped students achieve academic success so that they were able to set goals for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Roxana Rodriguez

LMHC
4 years experience
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the opportunity of working with various populations and ailments. I have experience working with the Elderly, Homeless population, Immune compromised HIV / AIDS population, Adolescents and families, LGBTQ. I am friendly, energetic, compassionate individual who... Read More
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Larry Baumgartner

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in the right place! Are you and your partner not communicating like you used to? Has someone cheated? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem issues? Have relationships not gone as you would have hoped? Have you lost your job... Read More
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Christine Ellis

LMHC
8 years experience
Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Elite Life Counseling, LLC. She comes from an eclectic and holistic therapeutic perspective. Using tenants of ecology and education she learned in her previous careers to gain a fuller perspective of her client’s world. She is skilled in the use of client centered, ecological, narrative, pyschoeducation and cognitive... Read More
Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Elite Life Counseling, LLC. She comes from an eclectic and holistic therapeutic perspective. Using tenants of ecology and education she learned in her previous careers to gain a fuller perspective of her client’s world. She is skilled in the use of client centered, ecological, narrative, pyschoeducation and cognitive... 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

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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

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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.