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Liz Strong
LMHC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Park, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Welcome! I have been working with adults for over a decade, specializing in Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Infertility and Eating Disorders. I am certified in Cognitive Therapy as well as Distance Counseling. I blend person-centered therapy...
Alan Smith
LCSW, LCSW-R, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Melbourne, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, New York

We’re glad you have taken the first step! I see it as a strength to seek out counseling services. It means you are acknowledging that a new direction is needed and have the courage to face the unknown. It is through this courage that you will...
Jennifer Diaz
R.I.M.F.T
In-Person Sessions:

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

It is my core belief that individuals can change and have the potential to grow. With the right support and guidance individuals can overcome and succeed in their lives. My education and professional experience have taught me and provided me the...
Pavitri Doobay
MA, LMFTI
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Are you feeling sad, lonely, tired, overwhelmed, loss interest, trouble sleeping & worthless, ? If you answer "yes", and would like to reduce these feelings, please contact me for your free over the phone consultation at 352-405-2894. I know it...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My therapeutic stance is nonjudgmental and collaborative. In therapy, I focus on helping families and individuals identify and obtain achievable goals.” During my more than 10 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have learned many...
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Park, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Life just isn't feeling quite right sometimes. Maybe your mind is racing and worrying all the time and it won't shut up for just one second. You're feeling exhausted, stressed, perhaps even lonely. It seems like everyone else has it figured out....
In-Person Sessions:

Melbourne, Florida

Earl Ledford, LCSW's approach to couples counseling with you and your spouse or partner is to identify what you want to be different in your life, where you are in relation to getting there, what you are willing to do achieve the difference, and to...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

As a Christian counselor and over 20 years of experience, I assist individuals and families empower themselves to begin to live the life they have always wanted. With my experiences in substance abuse and values, I am able to share techniques that...
Michael Moore
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Therapy and Counseling Michael is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, providing counseling, therapy and life coaching to individuals, couples and families in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando, FL. With over 30 years experience working with...
DJ Spigener
LMHC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

DJ began his counseling career as an intern at an adolescent substance abuse recovery program, cementing his love for working with adolescents while also providing a context to practice counseling skills in a real-world setting. For his follow-up...
Jose De La Cruz
LCSW, CCH, CHT, FBT, EMDR-TC
In-Person Sessions:

Altamonte Springs,, Florida

evibe Therapy is Directed by Jose De La Cruz LCSW, CCH. At age 32, De La Cruz has spent many years pursuing the knowledge to describe the truth about optimal mental health, losing weight, and mastering hypnosis for smoking. His services can help you...
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Garden, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

With over 14 years of experience in the mental health field, Brittini Carter has worked with adults of all cultural, socioeconomic, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations. She is recognized for teaching individuals on how to control their...
Tania Feres
MA, RMHCI, RMFTI
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Tania Feres, RMHCI/RMFTI (Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern/Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern) Tania has the desire to help clients to reach their goals using Mindfulness, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

We have a team of 4 licensed therapist, a certified life coach and a teacher that specializes in meditation. We believe in getting to the root of the issue at hand. We do not hand out coping skills and short term solutions. We ask that our clients...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

EDUCATION Shane was awarded his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Orlando, Florida and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services from Belhaven University in Orlando, Florida. Shane was...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My counseling philosophy is that each person’s life story is unique; therefore, their counseling experience is also unique. A person’s life experiences and environment impacts them in many ways. Some experiences are easily understood while...
Margaret Keig
LMFT, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I believe that recovery is possible and that therapy can help you find the solutions to move forward in your life. In therapy, I will establish an affirming, nonjudgmental relationship with you and help you to build on your strengths, reach your...
Paige Bond
MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
In-Person Sessions:

Longwood, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Does it feel like your sex life has plummeted? Are you tired of having the same fights over and over again? Or Maybe you are reeling from a recent break up. All of these issues can make someone feel so alone... But there is hope. I love helping...
In-Person Sessions:

Altamonte Springs, Florida

It is my hope to use my 40 years of experience to help individuals and families feel better by using their own strengths. One of my specialties is the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. My approach is extremely safe and non invasive. It is...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology at Villanova University. I have a masters degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia...
Ann Currier
L.M.H.C
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

If you are a new client seeking ongoing therapy, your first therapy session is FREE. Let's see if we're a fit. I specialize in LGBT/transgender issues and schizophrenia. Being an active advocate and ally in the LGBT community since 1993, I can...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My patients often enjoy the ability to be heard without judgement or interruption, when they want to share details of events that cause them to experience the emotions they are feeling. They often need an outlet as they process what they are feeling...
Christine Garnett
LMHC, NCC, QS, CCATP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Often times we find ourselves in difficult life situations and ask, “how did I end up here?” While our mind may be trying to look for one solitary answer, it is often the subtle experiences in between that can contribute to feeling stuck,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Michele Rosa Kratochvil is the owner and operator of Kratochvil Health Kare. She began as a massage therapist in the late 1980's. At that time, she was working in a variety of settings including: health spas, chiropractic offices and rehabilitation...

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.