Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lauderhill, Florida

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


Bernadette Alers

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and... Read More
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Cinnamon Key

LCSW, CPLC
6 years experience
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social Work in 2007. I began my counseling professional immediately upon graduating, and later added a Certification in Professional Life Coaching. I have worked with clients spanning from early childhood into late adulthood. I have counseled... Read More
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Sharon Crane

LMHC
5 years experience
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have experience in grief counseling, family therapy, individual and group therapy. I have worked with children and adolescents. I can help parents address the issues they may... Read More
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 5 years

Sheri Wyatt

MA, LMHC
30 years experience
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and who may have trauma recovery needs, intimacy and relationship issues, depression and anxiety and LGBTQ issues. I have extensive experience with telephonic counseling and therapy in addition to face... Read More
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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

Alexis James

LMHC
6 years experience
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings offering treatment to individuals (ages 18-geriatric) with mild to severe mental health disorders. I believe that establishing trust within the counseling relationship is paramount. ... Read More
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lauderhill, Florida

The city of Lauderhill, Florida is part of the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. Proximity to the ocean, golf courses and numerous other amenities benefit the 71,970 residents. Demographically, Lauderhill is home to a diverse group of people including 78.6 percent black or African American, 10.1 percent white and 9.3 percent Hispanic or Latino.

Throughout the country, 18.3 percent of adults are personally affected by mental illness. Florida’s rate is slightly lower, with a prevalence of 17.3 percent. Despite the many amenities of the area, the people of Lauderhill may experience environmental factors that increase emotional distress. Exposure to natural disasters, financial struggles or victimization cause significant strain. Fortunately, there are psychological resources in place to assist those impacted by these and other life situations that necessitate mental health support.

Climate in Lauderhill, Florida

With average temperatures ranging from 68 to 84 degrees, the population of Lauderhill enjoys outdoor activities year-round. In addition, both air (17 percent higher quality) and pollution index (86 percent healthier) are better than the national average. Fresh air and sunshine encourage outdoor exercise and socialization. Maintaining health and creating relationships have a positive impact on overall emotional well-being.

The disadvantage of living near the Florida coast, however, is the increased frequency of hurricanes. Annually, Broward County has 24 instances of natural disasters compared to the national average of 13. In addition to hurricanes (14), other water-related calamities include floods, heavy rain and tropical storms. A severe weather threat causes significant anxiety. Suffering from property destruction, displacement or bodily harm leads to worry, depression and grief. Therapeutic support helps people cope with these emotional difficulties, heal and move forward.

Lauderhill Cost of Living and Poverty Statistics

Both individuals and families struggle financially in Lauderhill. The median household income of $37,597 is lower than the national median of $55,322. Although incomes are generally less, the Cost of Living Index of 101 is still commensurate with the national average. This means that expenses are the same as other areas, with less money to spend.

The poverty rate of 23.7 percent in Lauderhill is 57 percent higher than the national average of 15.1 percent. The unemployment rate of 8.2 percent (compared to 4.7 percent nationally) suggests that those living in poverty may have a difficult time finding a better paying job to improve their financial situation.

Females are much more likely to live in poverty, particularly in the 25-34 age range. With 30.8 percent of the population unmarried with children, it is likely that parents, especially mothers, raising children on a single income negatively impacts them monetarily. An overwhelming 76 percent of people living below the poverty level are black. Money concerns increase levels of stress and over time can leads to severe anxiety and depression. Some therapists offer flexibility in payment, such as a sliding scale based on income. Professional support helps increase self-esteem and decrease feelings of hopelessness.

Crime Rates in Lauderhill

Annually across the nation, there are approximately 2,745 crimes committed per 100,000 people. Unfortunately, residents of Lauderhill experience crimes at the much higher rate of 4,747 per 100,000. Even more concerning is the frequency of crimes considered violent in nature. Residents are violently victimized at nearly three times the national rate, 917 versus 383 per 100,000 people respectively. These types of crimes include homicide, rape, robbery and assault. Experiencing these crimes firsthand, having a loved one violated or witnessing an offense has the potential to have serious implications for one’s mental health. The emotions of grief and trauma are difficult to navigate without support. Professional counseling helps people successfully move past the pain and regain control.

Access to Care in Lauderhill, Florida

In the United States, an estimated 56.4 percent of people with mental illness do not receive related care. In Florida, this heightens to 61.4 percent. In Lauderhill, this may be exacerbated by lack of financial resources or adequate health insurance. In Broward County, there are 139 mental health providers per 100,00 residents. Local therapists are available to support the emotional needs of the people in Lauderhill.

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