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


Sheina Schochet

Sheina Schochet, LMHC

Life doesn't always go as planned, and that can be really hard to deal with, ESPECIALLY on your own! That's where I come in: Hi, I'm Sheina. I'm a licensed mental health counselor, licensed in New York and Florida, with close to 10 years of experience in counseling services. I have worked with clients of all ages, dealing with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, self-esteem difficulties, unhealthy body-image, and more. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Michelle Friedman

Michelle Friedman, LCSW

Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I have worked in community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and residential school environments as well as within the criminal justice and healthcare systems over the past ten years providing counseling services to adults, adolescents and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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. 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


Cheryl Stanton

Cheryl Stanton, MA, LMHC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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


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


Kelly Mayor

Kelly Mayor, MSW, LCSW

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2012. I have my Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. I have worked in a domestic violence shelter providing counseling and advocacy to survivors of abuse and sexual assault. I have also worked in home health care, where I provided in-home counseling to homebound adults with chronic (both physical and mental) health conditions. I have worked with clients on the topics of depression, anxiety/phobias, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Melissa Nadler

Melissa Nadler, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you help you and in doing so I am along for the ride and journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I work with a varied clientele covering many different issues and feel that my approach is both Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 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.