Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Miami, Florida

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


Dr. Pamela Bratton

PhD
35 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Bernadette Alers

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and... Read More
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Melissa Pesce

LCSW
7 years experience
Hi and thank you for having the courage to take this first step. Life is a journey. Through my passion to empower you, I will help move you on a path forward in life. I will guide you through discovering your strengths and self-awareness to bring you clarity and direction. I am open-minded and create an environment that promotes healing and transformation. I was born and raised in upstate New York. Completed my bachelors in exercise... Read More
Hi and thank you for having the courage to take this first step. Life is a journey. Through my passion to empower you, I will help move you on a path forward in life. I will guide you through discovering... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Sharon Crane

LMHC
5 years experience
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have experience in grief counseling, family therapy, individual and group therapy. I have worked with children and adolescents. I can help parents address the issues they may... Read More
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 5 years

Alexis James

LMHC
6 years experience
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings offering treatment to individuals (ages 18-geriatric) with mild to severe mental health disorders. I believe that establishing trust within the counseling relationship is paramount. ... Read More
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Melissa Nadler

LMHC
19 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Aprile Andelle

D.M.F.T., LMFT
7 years experience
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I can talk with you about your chronic pain and/or illness whether in your diagnosis, treatment or recovery stage. And I work closely with clients going through Depression along with Stress and Burnout, particularly to those... Read More
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Dr. Christina McGrath Fair

PhD, LMHC
13 years experience
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than 13 years of experience in residential, community-based, school-based, and college counseling. I have has significant experience working with juvenile and adult probation, substance abuse, sexual offender and addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and general mental health. My... Read More
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr Monika Kreinberg

LMHC, LMFT, PhD
8+ years experience
Dr 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 strives to empower individuals to see that change is possible, even with those who have lost all hope. Each approach is tailored to meet the needs and situation of each individual. No two people are the same, and Read More
Dr 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 strives to empower individuals to see that change is possible, even with those who have lost all hope. Each approach is tailored to meet the needs and situation of each individual. No two people are the same, and Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Experience: 8+ years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in in Miami, Florida

Considered the “Magic City” and the 43rd largest municipality in the United States, Miami is home to over 463,000 residents. Earning its popular nickname due to the public’s attraction of the tropical climates, beaches and acclaimed nature areas such as the Everglades and Biscayne National Park, the city is full of young professionals working in traditional professional careers while its neighbor, Miami Beach continues its reputation for fashion and entertainment. Popular among the nontraditional families, the Miami area is home to a large LGBT community and hosts one of the nation’s largest pride celebrations.

Tourism drives Miami’s job market. Home to the largest cruise port in the world, thousands of jobs depend on the 22 million people that fly into the Miami International Airport and the 5 million passengers boarding ships in Port Miami. Due to the increased tourism population, Miami is considered one of the worst cities in the United States to drive in due as commuters spend nearly 30 minutes driving to work. Public transportation has made strides but for commuters that live farther inland, there is a lack of reliable public transportation. Aggressive driving is part of the Miami culture causing stress of the local

Recently, Miami was recognized for its current mental health crisis. The city recently reported that 31.9% of its population under the age of 65 does not have health insurance. Additionally, the urban area is considered to have the largest ratio of individuals with a serious mental illness outside hospitals and treatment centers. Instead, they are found on the streets or in the county’s jail adding to the city’s homeless population.  An estimated 9 percent of the surrounding Miami area as reported a serious mental illness, like bipolar disorder, but only an estimated 1 percent receives help.

With such a large population reporting lack of health insurance or the stress of the daily commute, Miami’s residents have their share of problems to deal with each day.

With effective therapy and treatment, many individuals with mental health issues do live successful and productive lives. It is important to take the first step and decide what medical symptoms you suffer from before beginning your research.  Next, decide the frequency of sessions, the location of the therapist and their hours that will work best with your schedule. Ensuring that their office hours are compatible with yours will allow you to keep your appointment and benefit from continual treatment. Before connecting with your potential therapist, here are a few questions to consider during the research process:

  •    Why am I seeking help?
  •    What are my goals in therapy?
  •    Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
  •    Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
  •    Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
  •    How long do I plan to attend therapy?
  •    Does my problem need extra specialization?

The professional you select should have the ability to address your issue as our community has a variety of different skill sets. Your comfort level is important as well as you will be sharing your thoughts and feelings during each session. Take time to connect with our therapist community by viewing their profiles, bios, and blog posts to see if they have helped others with similar ailments like your own. You should also verify that the professional you plan to select has a current license and meets the required training to treat you. It is important for your care that they are current on medical requirements. For many cases, the success of your treatment depends on developing a strong relationship with your therapist. Once you have narrowed down the list of practitioners that meet your requirements, your next step is to schedule a time for a phone interview. This allows you the opportunity to see if you can converse with them with ease, understand their style and see if they were empathetic and interested in you.

Our Directory

We are committed to helping you improve your life and achieve your personal goals. There are times when life is difficult and taking the time to invest in you is a very important step. Therapy is a tool for you to work together on your personal needs and find solutions to your current problems. Here in Miami, our directory of experienced medical professionals will help guide your journey for a better you and a better future.