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.


Dr. Tracee Moore

PhD
12 years experience
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about. A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist with a multifaceted background that also includes specialization in Geriatrics. I have over 12 years of experience in mental health and am very comfortable... Read More
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

Cheryl Stanton

MA, LMHC
13 years experience
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your goals and develop the skills you need to make lasting, positive changes. I believe the human spirit is resilient and healable when one is motivated to change his or her life. I am a... Read More
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Danielle Eaton

LMHC, CRC
4 years experience
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with disabilities (whether those disabilities are visible or invisible). I worked for about five years in an involuntary commitment treatment center, specializing my experience in matters of suicidal thoughts, depression, homicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance use disorders,... Read More
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Mary Coriano

LCSW
39 years experience
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York and Florida. My specialty is in Bereavement and Grief, Person-Centered/Supportive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialty is loss and grief, depression and anxiety. I also work with clients who have chronic medical... Read More
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 39 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Loretta Georgiou

LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome to my page on BetterHelp. You have taken the first step in seeking out a therapist and putting yourself and your needs first, so hats off to you! There is no greater gift you can give to yourself and those you love than finding someone qualified to help you during this time of your life. If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed by circumstances, know that you don’t... Read More
Welcome to my page on BetterHelp. You have taken the first step in seeking out a therapist and putting yourself and your needs first, so hats off to you! There is no greater gift you can give to yourself... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Holly McIntyre

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the mental health field for more than 20 years which began during her service and enlistment in the United States Navy. Trained as a Hospital Corpsman with a specialty in psychology/psychiatry, she provided counseling to both... Read More
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Ed.D, LMHC, CAP
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings; privately and in the hospital/treatment center settings. I have experience working with couples and families. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, recovery, trauma, abuse, as well as grief and... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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.