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

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

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

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

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

Erik Silva

Erik Silva, LMHC

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with a diverse population including children, adults, geriatrics, foster care, low socioeconomic levels, LGBTQ community, and supporting others with varying disabilities. My counseling style is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and goal oriented therapy however I believe in utilizing a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the client's need. Reaching out for Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Laurie Pittman

Laurie Pittman, LMHC, LMFT

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. I have over 6 years of counseling experience, working with adults, children and families struggling with challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, life transitions and trauma. I work from a strength-based approach, pulling from theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Mariana Morales Girala

Mariana Morales Girala, LMFT

My name is Mariana Morales Girala. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am located in South Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and I have 6 years in private practice. I specialize in helping men and women who are looking to overcome negative thoughts and emotions, and who want to hear different perspectives to resolve problems to build the life of their Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 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: 19 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.

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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.