Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Miami Beach, Florida

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.

Dr. Pamela Bratton

Dr. Pamela Bratton, PhD

I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and I work with adults and mature teens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, providing a warm supportive environment where treatment is customized to best suit each individual. Sessions are collaborative and based on a fundamental respect for each client’s unique circumstances, talents, and goals. During my long career I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years


Rebecca Gamaitoni

Rebecca Gamaitoni, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for working with individuals as they navigate life's transitions and struggle to find their unique purpose in the world. I provide a safe, nurturing, and judgement-free environment for clients to process and explore issues related to anxiety, depression, conflict management and self-worth. My goal is for every client to leave with a better understanding of who they were created to be and equip them Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Debbi Kutner

Dr. Debbi Kutner, LMHC, PhD

Just so you can get to know me a bit better: I am a mental health counselor with a PhD in Health Psychology, which focuses on how different layers like biology, psychology, cultural, social, and environments factors influence health and wellness (that's a mouthful)! I know that having online therapy is a unique experience and different than what it would be if you saw me in my office for one hour a week. I also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Jeanine May

Jeanine May, LMHC, MA

I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and my bachelors in Psychology from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I was born and raised in Nebraska and came to Florida for graduate school. I fell in love with Florida and have been here since. I have been working in the field since 2011 and have been supervising clinicians since 2014. I enjoy working with clients to help them improve their Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Dr. Larisa Lasko

Dr. Larisa Lasko, Psy.D.

Hello! I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Florida with over 7 years of experience working with adults (ages 18-80) in medical and government settings, as well as private practice. I have training in anxiety and depression, weight and diabetes management, adjustment to chronic medical conditions, chronic pain, stress management, sleep hygiene, and relationship issues. I utilize an integrated approach to therapy, primarily using cognitive behavioral therapy, while also incorporating other theories and skills Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Shannon Cunningham

Shannon Cunningham, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida with 8 years of experience working in a variety of positions including addictions counselor, inpatient social worker, and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, life transitions, and self esteem issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, both chronic and acute. My counseling style is compassionate and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Dr. Julia Kogan

Dr. Julia Kogan, PsyD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Joy Berkheimer

Joy Berkheimer, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC

I’ve earned a Masters’ degree from Barry University, with dual specialties in marriage, family and couples therapy and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, registered with the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am also a life coach, trained with the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP Institute). My time with individuals and couples Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Surgey Figueroa

Surgey Figueroa, LMHC

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience providing individual, groups, and couple therapy to adults and adolescents in different settings. I obtained a Master in Counseling Psychology at the University of West Florida; and my Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico. I am a bilingual counselor (English and Spanish) trained in a Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years


Cynthia  Pinion

Cynthia Pinion, LMFT, NCC

I am a licensed Psychotherapist in the State of Florida and National Certified Counselor who specializes in couples and family therapy. For the past 11 years I have worked with diverse clients from all walks of life. No judgements, no labels! I also work with individuals who wish to focus on their own personal growth. I have over 30 years of extensive background experience in the Performing Arts and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


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 the 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 of 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.

An Overview of Mental Health in Miami Beach, Florida

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, which is 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 in 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 iare 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

Even with the challenges facing Miami Beach, there is some good news to celebrate. One uplifting fact is that there are 135 mental health professionals per 100,000 people in Miami Beach. 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.

If you or a loved one needs help in overcoming mental health problems, E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory is a great resource. You can easily find and contact therapists in Miami Beach.