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.


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

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

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

Jose Ramirez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently work with vulnerable populations and therefore have a lot of experience working with trauma and abuse. I got my master's degree in Psychology from Florida International University and currently work with vulnerable adults, LGBTQ+ youth/adolescents,... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Jason Hosch

PhD,LCCC,LMHC
24 years experience
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology through the National Christian Counselors Association, and he was ordained. He has his certifications in Temperament Therapy and Neuro-Lingistic Programming (NLP). He has also been trained in Eye Movement... Read More
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 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

Melissa Klemkosky

LCSW
7 years experience
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches.... Read More
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Evelyn Spaar

MA,LMHC,MCAP
7 years experience
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have anger issues. I am a person who believes in a world filled with peace and love, and as a Christian, I know how life can be both challenging and rewarding. I am here to help... Read More
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lance Rao

LMHC
10 years experience
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted into the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. For the last 5 years, I have served as the President of the Palm Beach Fordham Alumni Chapter. I also received my Masters Degree in Mental Health... Read More
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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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