Therapists in Miami Beach, FL and Nearby Locations

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

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Debbie Cherry
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, California

After working with hundreds of clients for over 20 years as a therapist, master coach, and entrepreneur... I can tell you that trusting yourself is the key to success. Clients see improvements quickly by implementing strategies based on modern...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I graduated with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University (2014) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. I have had the opportunity to work with families, individuals and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the field. In my practice I assist my clients with resolving and healing issues which are preventing them from living their best life. Issues may vary from childhood traumas...
Lisa Seid
LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Hello! My name is Lisa Seid, MS, LMFT. Are you living with anxiety? How about upsetting memories or thoughts you just can’t shake? Let me guess, your day might go something like this: I wake up and somewhere along the line I start to experience a...
In-Person Sessions:

Coral Springs, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I offer individualized mental health care, and provide a neutral, safe space for my clients. I call the people I see "clients" instead of "patients" because "patient" is derived from a medical model, which implies something is wrong or needs fixing....
Elana Polsyn
LCSW, CSW-G
In-Person Sessions:

Plantation, Florida

Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW11710) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985. Then in 2010 earned her...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Connecticut

I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where together we will work to address the issues that you are faced with. If you take the first step and make the call, together we can help you feel less overwhelmed, live a happier life and achieve...
Dr. Virginia Crist
LMFT, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Boca Raton, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

How do you keep love alive – at ANY age? Remember how you used to long for each other? Remember how you used to gaze lovingly Into each other’s eyes? Love was magical then. What makes those special desires fade? I believe you can rekindle your...
Dr. Sharon Smith
Pastorial Counselor, MSC, PhD , FACCT, NACM
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Wholeness Counseling Service is focused on providing Christian/Biblical counseling services with the highest level of care, in an effort to bring healing to those suffering emotionally and spiritually. Dr. Sharon has worked in the counseling field...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My clients are some of the strongest, most resilient people that I know. Yet, they often don't recognize this about themselves initially. I have wanted to be a therapist for as long as I can remember. After struggling to find a therapist who I...
In-Person Sessions:

Davie, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

HI! I’M JESSICA. I’m the Founder and Clinical Executive Officer of SW Social Support based in Davie, Florida. More than 15 years ago, I started my career in mental health. I’ve had just about every position you can imagine — from front desk...
In-Person Sessions:

Hollywood, Florida

My goal is to make you successful. I will help you go through the day without having to worry constantly about that tight feeling in your chest. I can help you fight your sadness and come out on top. I can teach you to talk you your significant...
In-Person Sessions:

Delray Beach, Florida

Lew has over 35 years of experience in the field of addictions. He has worked for many years with the multi-diagnosed client. Lew graduated from Barry University and completed his graduate studies with the New York Institute of Technology. He has...
In-Person Sessions:

Cooper City, Florida

I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and I am currently the President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also the current Coordinator of the South Broward/North Dade Chapter...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, North Carolina

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a safe, creative, and shame-free space for children, teens, adults, and couples who are dealing with anxiety, stress, and trauma, or who are having trouble in their relationships. I help children...
Dr Monika Kreinberg
LMHC, LMFT, PhD
In-Person Sessions:

Coral Gables, Florida

Kreinberg is a dually licensed, multi-lingual, multi-disciplined therapist that works with couples and individuals. Her main areas of focus are depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem problems and sexual disorders and dysfunctions. Dr Kreinberg...
Ellen Sherman
LMHC, LMFTC, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Struggling alone to overcome the challenges you are facing can feel overwhelming and even hopeless at times. That’s why I’m passionate about working together with my clients to help them overcome the pain that is holding them back from living a...
In-Person Sessions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

The first half of my working life was spent in Corporate America where I worked as an efficiency expert. I have always had the mindset of delivering service better, faster, cheaper in an emotionally painless way. I focus on getting my clients to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Aline-Vanya Guillaume is a Licensed Christian Counselor who owns the private practice, Therapy Terrace. Aline-Vanya believes that many adults are living an unfulfilled life due to unprocessed traumatic events that took place in their past. Present...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

You might be not feeling yourself, anxious, worried and just overwhelmed with all the changes happening in your life. You might be dealing with a loss in your life, parenting struggles or a deep overwhelming sadness. Know you are not alone. nearly...
Joy R. Berkheimer
LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
In-Person Sessions:

Boca Raton, Florida

As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and...
In-Person Sessions:

Miami, Florida

Altheresa Clark is the CEO/Founder of Inspire4Purpose,LLC. Altheresa Clark is a therapist, author, motivational speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and a life coach. Altheresa is a purpose Coach that is passionate about helping clients find...
In-Person Sessions:

Hollywood, Florida

Marni Winters is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH18458). She is a member of Nova Southeastern University’s Psi Chi Honor Society. Marni received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University....
In-Person Sessions:

Delray Beach, Florida

I’ve been a therapist for 26 years, blending traditional psychotherapy with neuroscience and mindfulness practices to support my clients' process of integrating mind and body. I have studied extensively the latest developments in neuroscience and...

An Overview of Mental Health in Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach is a resort city on the southern coast of Florida. This municipality is located in Miami-Dade County and has an estimated population of 92,307 as of 2017. It’s positioned between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean via various man-made and natural barrier islands. The South Beach neighborhood is one of the most popular parts of the city, as part of South Florida’s bustling commercial center.

This beautiful beach resort city is known for its rich history, arts, tourism, and prominence in popular culture. But while Miami Beach has a variety of benefits for its residents, there are serious mental health concerns in the city and surrounding area. Poverty and divorce are the most notable contributors to the prevalence of mental illness in the area. Take a closer look at how Miami Beach residents struggle with mental health disorders and how you can get in contact with a counselor.

Some of the statistics about mental health in the Miami Beach area are troubling. For example, 241 residents of Miami-Dade County died by suicide in 2016. The only other county with more deaths by suicide is Broward at 243. Another disturbing fact is that the number of suicides is higher than homicides in the Miami-Dade area and almost all of Florida.

An estimated 9 percent of people in the Miami area suffer from a mental illness, which is three times the national average. If you look at all of Florida, 181,000 children and 660,000 adults live with severe mental health conditions. This includes major depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

One major contributing factor to mental health complications is money issues. The poverty rate in Miami Beach is at 16.7 percent. This is notably higher than the national rate, estimated to be 12.3 percent. In all of Miami-Dade County, 21.3 percent of households (179,200) suffered in poverty in 2013. A disturbing 21 percent of all Miami-Dade residents lived in poverty in 2013.

Another cause and risk factor of mental illness is divorce. According to studies and mental health professionals, divorce can result in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Many Florida cities, including Miami Beach, dominate a list of cities with the highest divorce rates. In Miami Beach, 16.3 percent of the population is divorced.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Miami Beach, Florida

Sadly, many residents of Miami Beach may face difficulties when trying to get help for mental health conditions. One barrier to receiving mental health treatment is access to health insurance. A shocking 26.7 percent of Miami Beach residents do not have health insurance. In 2013, 58 percent of people in all of Miami-Dade County aged 18-to-64 lacked health insurance. These are huge numbers in comparison to the national rate of uninsured individuals of 8.8 percent.

According to the Florida Health Behavioral Association, 61.7 percent of adults with mental illness in Florida didn’t receive treatment, compared to the national average of 55.8 percent. Florida ranks 44th out of all states in the ratio of people to mental health professionals. Florida’s ratio is 750:1 and the national average is 547:1. The Sunshine State also comes in last in mental health support per capita.

Mental Health Resources in Miami Beach, Florida

Despite the challenges facing Miami Beach, there is some good news to celebrate. One uplifting fact is that Miami Beach has 135 mental health professionals per 100,000 people. Plus, there have been positive strides in treating mental illness in the area in recent years. For example, there is a successful diversion program in Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade Jail Diversion Program is designed to help get mentally ill people who are arrested into hospitals as quickly as possible, rather than just keeping them in jail. As part of this program, a 180,000-square-foot treatment center is being constructed to provide trauma services, crisis stabilization, job training, and primary health care services for people suffering from severe mental impairments.