Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kissimmee, Florida

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

Dr. Tracee Moore

PhD
12 years experience
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about. A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist with a multifaceted background that also includes specialization in Geriatrics. I have over 12 years of experience in mental health and am very comfortable... Read More
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about.... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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
View Profile
  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 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
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Danielle Eaton

LMHC, CRC
4 years experience
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with disabilities (whether those disabilities are visible or invisible). I worked for about five years in an involuntary commitment treatment center, specializing my experience in matters of suicidal thoughts, depression, homicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance use disorders,... Read More
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Holly McIntyre

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the mental health field for more than 20 years which began during her service and enlistment in the United States Navy. Trained as a Hospital Corpsman with a specialty in psychology/psychiatry, she provided counseling to both... Read More
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Ed.D, LMHC, CAP
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings; privately and in the hospital/treatment center settings. I have experience working with couples and families. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, recovery, trauma, abuse, as well as grief and... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Melissa Nadler

LMHC
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you help you and in doing so I am along for the ride and journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I work with a varied clientele covering many different issues and feel that my approach is both... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Katalin Hanana

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, anger management, drug addiction, eating disorders, family and relationship dynamics, and conflict resolution as well as with caregivers I can assist you in developing the tools necessary to help you cope and... Read More
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida, is a suburb of Orlando and, like its major counterpart, is located within Osceola County. As a result, the mini-city is just a short distance away from major amusement parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. One might think that, being close to such happy places, Kissimmee would be a town full of happy residents. While many residents surely are happy, the city’s demographics indicate that a majority live with mental instabilities. Below we explore why that might be.

Kissimmee at a Glance

Kissimmee may be located within one of the most desirable states and within close proximity to one of the most desirable cities, but the small town itself is less than a desirable place to live. The town of approximately 71,104 residents is comprised of mostly whites and Hispanics. According to the US Census, approximately 70.3 percent of residents claimed to be white while 66.1 percent claimed to be Latino or Hispanic. 10.9 percent said they were black or African American. More than 25 percent of residents are foreign born. Of course, the culture is not what makes it an undesirable place to live. The following factors, however, may.

The median household income in Kissimmee is a startlingly low $38,353, which is significantly lower than the state’s median household income of $50,883. The income per capita is also relatively low, with the average person bringing home just $18,215. The poverty rate in Kissimmee is 24.4 percent.

The major industries in Kissimmee are accommodation and food services and retail and trade. Approximately 36.6 percent of the population works in either of these industries.

According to the US Census Bureau, almost 20 percent of residents aged 25 or older do not possess a high school diploma. Only 15 percent of adults in the same age group have a bachelor’s degree or higher. This may be why AreaVibes gave the town an education rating of D-.

The crime rates in Kissimmee are dismal as well. According to AreaVibes, there are approximately 9.8 murders per 100,000 individuals per year in the vicinity. The state’s and national rates are 5.0 and 5.3 respectively. The rates for all other crimes, including rape, robbery, theft, vehicle theft, violent crime, assault, burglary and property crime were all higher in Kissimmee than in all of Florida or the United States. For this reason, AreaVibes gave the city a crime rating of F.

Risk Factors That May Contribute to Mental Health Issues in Kissimmee

As with many low-income areas, poverty may be the number one contributing factor to the area’s poor state of mental health. According to several studies (of which there are too many to list here), poverty is one of the most significant social detriments of health and mental health. Individuals who are exposed to poverty at a young age and for long periods of time experience lower school achievement, diminished cognitive abilities, behavioral concerns, high rates of delinquency and anxiety and depressive disorders. Adults who live in poverty often live with anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as psychological distress. It is not uncommon for adults who live in poverty to commit suicide.

Poverty aside, there are several other factors that may contribute to the area’s diminished state of mental health. Those include the following:

  • Industry: Among the top three industries most commonly afflicted by behavioral and mental health issues are retail and food and beverage. There are high levels of employee substance abuse and conflict in these industries.
  • Lack of Education: Lack of a higher education often leads to unemployment and poverty. As mentioned above, poverty is one of the leading contributing factors of mental illness.
  • Crime: One study indicates that a fear of crime creates a barrier between a person and his or her participation in health-promoting social and physical activities. For instance, working individuals may refrain from going jogging before or after work for fear of being mugged. This fear may perpetuate anxiety and depressive disorders.
  • Culture: While diversity is great, it is not uncommon for minorities to go without the mental health care they need.

Mental Health Care Resources in Kissimmee

Osceola County, like the rest of the nation, endures a shortage of mental health care providers. This, in combination with the above factors, may contribute to the overall declining mental health of the area. If you or a loved one lives with a mental illness, don’t go another day without receiving the care you need. Use E-Counseling’s mental health directory to find a compassionate therapist near you in a convenient and discreet manner.