Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Margate, Florida

Find a therapist in Margate, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Margateto 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

Monique Evelyn

MS,LMHC
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been practicing in the behavioral health field for four years, treating clients who struggle with the disease of addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, communication issues, and interpersonal/relationship problems. I am a caring, passionate and congenial individual whose main objective is to see my clients become successful. I incorporate a combination of cognitive behavioral and client-centered approaches into my sessions. You... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been practicing in the behavioral health field for four years, treating clients who struggle with the disease of addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, communication issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 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

Judith Durdan

LCSW
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Judy Durdan and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Florida and Connecticut. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2001. I have extensive experience working with a variety of people in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I've worked with people who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, forensics, homelessness, veterans, and the LGBTQ community, as well... Read More
Hi! My name is Judy Durdan and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Florida and Connecticut. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2001. I have extensive experience... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

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

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

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

Yasmin Mendoza

LMHC
22 years experience
Congratulations on making the first step towards a healthy well-being. It takes a lot of courage to seek for help and commit to life changing behaviors.  I am honored that you have chosen me to part of your journey.   To get you a bit acquainted with how I can be part of your wellness journey, I achieved my Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 1998 from Saint Thomas University in Miami Florida and earned my license... Read More
Congratulations on making the first step towards a healthy well-being. It takes a lot of courage to seek for help and commit to life changing behaviors.  I am honored that you have chosen me to part of your journey.   To get... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Margate, Florida

Like most of Florida, Margate is a safe haven for those who would rather trade in snowy winters for warm weather and sunshine all year long. The city is located in Broward County and has an estimated population of 58,430 people. Although the city itself is relatively young since it was incorporated into the state of Florida in 1961, the median age of its current residents is at 43.9 years, which is higher than the national average. Notably, Margate is a culturally diverse city with large populations of both Hispanic and African American residents. In addition, 36.5 percent of the overall population was born in a different country.

While sunny skies and diversity are certainly positive aspects of the city, Margate’s residents struggle in several specific ways:

  • Economic Problems: The median household income in Margate is $43,782, and the per capita income in the city is $24,921. These statistics along with an 11.7 percent poverty rate reveals many people in the city struggle to make ends meet. In addition, the cost of living in Margate is 6 due to expensive housing.
  • Low Educational Attainment: Unfortunately, adults 25 or older in Margate have overall low graduation rates. Only 86.7 percent have a high school degree and 18.9 percent have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, Margate public schools have an average test score of 44 percent which is 11 percent lower than both the state and national average.
  • High Uninsured Rates: The uninsured rate in Margate is at 20.7 percent, which is much higher than the national average. This is very problematic as individuals will have increased difficulty accessing mental and medical care. The rate of uninsured Americans is expected to rise with the recent repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Suicide Rate: The suicide rate in Broward County is at 93, and a total of 243 people in the county died by suicide in 2016. Although this rate is lower than the national level, suicide is still an issue in Margate and needs to be addressed.
  • Substance Abuse: Drug and alcohol abuse continues to be a growing problem for youths and adults in Broward County. Alcohol use and binge drinking posed one of the largest concerns for patients in need of addiction treatment. The community also saw an increase in opioid deaths due to an increased presence of non-pharmaceutical fentanyl.

As residents of Margate face these issues, the mental health of those in the community needs to be a primary concern. In Broward County, 11.9 percent of adults report having had a bad mental health day for 14 or more days within a thirty day period, and 14.4 percent of adults claimed that a poor mental or physical health kept them from doing usual activities for 14 days or more in the past 30 days. It is important residents are aware of where they can find resources to help them improve their overall mental health.

Divorce Rates in Margate, Florida

Margate, Florida has a very high divorce rate with 14.7 percent of adults being currently divorced. The rate is significantly worse for women than men with 17 percent of women and 12 percent of men being divorced.

Although divorce is commonplace in today’s culture, it is often very hard for married couples who are experiencing marital problems or for individuals who are trying to recover after a divorce has already taken place. In fact, it is not uncommon for individuals to struggle with depression after a divorce. In addition, those who deal with mental health problems like depression may experience more marital conflict which can result in a divorce.

For couples who want to avoid a divorce, a marriage counselor can be extremely helpful in assisting both individuals learn how to address common issues in their marriage. For individuals who have already gone through a divorce, talking with a counselor can help with the healing process.

Mental Health Resources in Margate, Florida

If you are struggling with your mental health and feel as if there is no end in sight, it is important to know that there are many resources available to make sure that you are not alone in your struggle. Trying to find a therapist in your area can be difficult, but E-Counseling makes this process much easier. Simply visit their therapist directory and choose a mental health provider in Margate, Florida today.