Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Melbourne, Florida

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


Molly Terry

MS, LMHC
20 years experience
If you are looking for a therapist who cares and makes the effort, who listens without judgement. If you wish to be seen and heard and valued, I am unique in making others feel very comfortable, safe and willing and ready to work through difficult areas of the self. From start to finish, I am on your side. I believe in the therapeutic relationship. I will meet you as an equal, with genuine and effective... Read More
If you are looking for a therapist who cares and makes the effort, who listens without judgement. If you wish to be seen and heard and valued, I am unique in making others feel very comfortable, safe and willing and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Carrie Glebe

LMHC
23 years experience
Do any of these sound familiar? You have to be strong and keep it all together even though it feels like the ground is crumbling beneath your feet. It seems like everyone around you is clinging to you like a life raft and you feel yourself going under. Your life is a tornado, everything is spinning and you are barely hanging on. You can feel yourself losing your grip and you know you will... Read More
Do any of these sound familiar? You have to be strong and keep it all together even though it feels like the ground is crumbling beneath your feet. It seems like everyone around you is clinging to you like a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Mary Karlan

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is determined on a case by case basis, and I will work in collaboration with you to design a treatment plan that will suit your unique style and therapeutic goals. I believe that... Read More
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Lisa Page

LMHC
15 years experience
I have worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for over 15 years. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues and concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship issues. My communication style is always compassionate and non-judgemental. My counseling approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused techniques. My focus is on both helping to relieve negative symptoms and emotions, as well as helping you gain a better understanding of your situation... Read More
I have worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for over 15 years. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues and concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship issues. My communication style is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Shelley Dodt

MSW, LCSW, BCPA
5 years experience
My clients say that they really appreciate the feeling that I am "on their side" helping them understand how to cope and deal with life. I always say if the behavior you are doing is getting you what you want out of life, keep doing it! If not, let's work together to see what we can change so you can get what you want out of life. I am a good listener and try... Read More
My clients say that they really appreciate the feeling that I am "on their side" helping them understand how to cope and deal with life. I always say if the behavior you are doing is getting you what you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Anna Dotey

LMHC
10 years experience
Hello My name is Anna. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida (MH 17172) where I earned my degree later in life. I began my career working with needy families and have worked with adults and families since moving back to New York. My clients have come to me with depression, A.D.H.D., Autism, O.C.D., Bi-Polar, depression and other life challenges. In my nearly twenty years of practice I have worked with many people... Read More
Hello My name is Anna. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida (MH 17172) where I earned my degree later in life. I began my career working with needy families and have worked with adults and families since... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Mary Beth Ridderman

LMHC, LPC, NCC
7 years experience
Hello! I am Mary Beth Ridderman, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified LMHC Supervisor, a Certified Clinical Military Counselor, a Social Investigator, Qualified Parenting Coordinator in Florida Circuits 3,4 and 8, an a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. I am proud to be a member of Chi... Read More
Hello! I am Mary Beth Ridderman, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified LMHC Supervisor, a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Rehana Saleem

LMHC, MCAP, Qualified, Supervisor
8 years experience
​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe that good treatment consists of establishing excellent communication and trust in a secure environment. I approach counseling and psychotherapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, logical, warmth, person-centered perspective. I have extensive experience working with youth and... Read More
​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu
  • Experience: 8 years

Melissa Klemkosky

LCSW
3 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: 3 years

Ann Russoli

MSW, LCSW, CAP
30 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally available, because I've been where you are, and I loved it. That's why I became a therapist because I saw all the amazing things that happened to me and for others after... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Earl Ledford

LCSW
25 years experience
Earl Ledford, LCSW’s mission is to work with couples to find solutions for staying together, recover from affairs and other infidelities, and recover from substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Read More
Earl Ledford, LCSW’s mission is to work with couples to find solutions for staying together, recover from affairs and other infidelities, and recover from substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Melbourne, Florida

From the Indian River Lagoon to its views of the Atlantic Ocean, Melbourne, Florida, has much to offer its residents. This city, which is located in Brevard County, is located about 75 minutes away from Orlando, one of Florida’s most popular tourist destinations. The city has a rich cultural arts community and its population of 81,192 includes males and females nearly equally, with of a difference of only .02 percent. While this even division of gender can give both sexes the same opportunities within the city, it might also mean a greater abundance of mental health issues that range from hereditary disorders, such as schizophrenia, and problems that stem from environmental factors, such as depression over one’s social standing or job position. However, examining these factors can be the first step in getting people in Melbourne who suffer from mental illness the help they need.

There is limited diversity in Melbourne, with the majority of the population being Caucasian and nearly half claiming no religious affiliation, according to U.S. News. Data culled from the same report revealed that over 20 percent of people who live in the city are over the age of 65, as Florida is one of the most popular states for retirees. However, this may be contributing to Brevard Country’s rising suicide rate, which the CDC reports as being 21.2 percent. There are several factors that may cause older people to end their lives and include:

  • Illness: Being diagnosed with a terminal disease can cause some elderly people to choose to end their lives on their own terms;
  • Poverty: The poverty rate in Melbourne is 5 percent, which is significantly higher than the national rate of 12.3 percent;
  • Grief: Older people are more prone to losing loved ones of their generation, which can lead to feelings of depression;
  • Loneliness: Elderly people who live alone may succumb to feelings of being isolated and may decide to take their own lives as a result.

While not all suicides in Brevard County are tied to these issues, the data suggests that mental illness is playing a part in this disturbing trend.

Racial Tension and Mental Health in Melbourne

Brevard County has one of the highest rates of interracial marriages in the state. While most people are tolerant, a large percentage of the population in this area has a higher median age, and older conservatives may oppose or be intolerant of such unions. This could lead to racial tension between neighbors, and the children of these couples may targeted for verbal and emotional bullying. These actions can lead to the development of several mental health problems including social anxiety, depression and even eating disorders.

The Crisis of Mental Health Care in Florida

Florida tops the list of mental health issues per state, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It further reports that 70 percent of people in the state who suffer from mental problems cannot get the help they need and that Florida ranks 49th out of the 50 states when it comes to the quality and availability of its mental health programs. People who cannot access therapy and medications may commit acts of violence on others or themselves, and young people who suffer from depression or bipolar disorder may do so in silence until they feel compelled to take their own lives. If this problem continues, the suicide rates for Brevard County and the rest of the state will likely continue to climb.

In 2016, there were 134 suicides in Brevard County, according to the Behavioral Health Association of Florida. In contrast, 30 homicides took place in the same year. However, despite these shocking numbers, the same data group shows that Florida is spending $90 less per capita than the national average per person for mental health care: a mere $36. This means that while there may be facilities in the area that offer help to the mentally ill, those who do not have health insurance or who are homeless will likely only get the minimum of treatment.

Get Help Now With E-Counseling

If you are suffering from a mental health problem, it is not too late to find help in Melbourne. E-Counseling.com offers a comprehensive directory of therapists and can help you connect with one that meets your individual needs. The mental health care crisis in Florida is considerable, but that does not mean you have to suffer alone; help can be closer than you think.