Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Miami Gardens, Florida

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


Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Emily Whitehouse

MSEd,LMHC
3 years experience
I believe every human is seeking meaning in their lives. We long to be loved, accepted, safe, and fulfilled. Many of us have been deprived of these experiences due to complicated circumstances, situations, and relationships. We get stuck doing the best we can to survive when we were meant to thrive. This is where I come into play. I am a licensed mental health counselor with comprehensive experience working with people of all ages. I... Read More
I believe every human is seeking meaning in their lives. We long to be loved, accepted, safe, and fulfilled. Many of us have been deprived of these experiences due to complicated circumstances, situations, and relationships. We get stuck doing the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Calvin Woodland

PsyD,EdD,licensures:,DE,LPCMH-0000423;,DC,LPC-#13932;,FL-MHC,#3304;,NCC-#24065;
22 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of Behavioral Health, my professional experience began as music therapist at a Forensic Psychiatric institution before moving on to directing Maryland's first Vocational Rehabilitation resocialization program for female and male clients who were enrolled in career... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 years

Bhakti Cohen

M,ED,ED,S,LMFT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was a parent and an educator. I’m also a spouse, and now a grandmother. My husband and I are married 48 years and have 2 sons, their partners, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Jesse Greene

LMHC
5 years experience
My only goal is to help you work through life's challenges — big and small. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida working during the day with clients in the Tampa Bay area. I completed by M.S. in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in 2016. In 2012 I earned a B. A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) In the last 5 years... Read More
My only goal is to help you work through life's challenges — big and small. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida working during the day with clients in the Tampa Bay area. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Amanda Thomas

LMHC
3 years experience
I am so thankful you have decided to take the first step in improving your emotional health. Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with a passion to help my clients improve their emotional well-being. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 2014 and received my master degree in 2017 from Capella University in Clinical Psychology with a... Read More
I am so thankful you have decided to take the first step in improving your emotional health. Allow me to tell you a little bit about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with a passion to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Ann Russoli

MSW,LCSW,CAP
30 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally available, because I've been where you are, and I loved it. That's why I became a therapist because I saw all the amazing things that happened to me and for others after... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions professional. I have been in the field for 30 years and have had my own therapy for nearly as long. Therefore, I can be emotionally... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Cary Acosta

LCSW,DCSW,ACSW
15 years experience
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in addictions. I also hold the following credentials- The DCSW- Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and the ACSW- Academy of Certified Social Workers. I have worked in different settings with individuals- children, adolescents and adults,... Read More
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Vanessa Rodriguez

LCSW
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South Florida for college and never left.   I have lived in South Florida for over 15 years and have built both a family and career here, I guess the sunny warm weather made it hard to... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:5 years

Darlise Baron

LCSW, MSW, CAP, CEAP
17 years experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience specializing in psychotherapy for mental health, hypnosis, anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence,parenting, family issues, relationship concerns,gender identity, grief counseling and struggles with every day living.

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience specializing in psychotherapy for mental health, hypnosis, anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence,parenting, family issues, relationship concerns,gender identity, grief counseling and struggles with every day living.

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  • Languages: English, Haitian Creole
  • Experience: 17 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Miami Gardens, Florida

Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area.  It was last counted to have a population of 113,750 reported by the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau.  The city takes up 19.02 square miles .  The average household income is $47,679 and the poverty rate is almost 24%.  Miami Gardens’ economy is specialized in Transportation and Warehousing; Public Administration; and Administration, Support, and Waste Management Services.  The population of Miami Gardens, FL is almost 70% Black, 25% Hispanic, and a little less than 4% White.  Approximately 32% of the residents speak a non-English language and 87.1% are U.S. citizens.

City Concerns

It is reported by the Florida Council for Community Mental Health that Florida ranks 50th in the country for per-capita public mental health spending.  The state spends approximately $39 per resident, which is significantly behind the national average of $129 per capita.  This amount is less per person regarding mental health services than it was in the 1950’s in consideration of inflation.  For this reason, individuals suffering from mental health issues and their loved ones must often overcome difficult obstacles to get effective, proper treatment.  The report states that lack of treatment could lead to unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, suicide, and difficult lives.  Florida has a slightly higher rate (13.84% per 100,000 of population) of suicide compared to the national average (12.93%).  For this reason, 24 of 32 law enforcement agencies in Miami-Dade County have implemented or are in the process of implementing Crisis Intervention Team programs.

A clinical professor at the University of Miami reports that the Miami area is supposed to be a very diverse community, but it is incredibly separated by ethnicity, nationality, and income.  Nathanial Sandler further states that there is a complex class hierarchy in Miami that behaves differently than other areas in the country.  Although the Caucasian demographic is the minority in the area, they have access to mental health resources more so than the other ethnicities.  It is speculated that the stigma in regards to receiving treatment is higher in the non-white ethnicities.

In 2015, the divorce rate in Florida was 8.4 percent compared to the country’s rate of 6.9 percent.  The rate of dissolutions in the same year was 4.0 percent for Florida and 3.1 for the U.S.

Community Health of South Florida provides outpatient services for children and adults.  They provide behavioral health care, substance abuse treatment, and medication management.  They offer a sliding scale for individuals who do not have insurance.

Mental Health Association of Dade County (MHA) provides quality mental health services to the diverse populations in Dade County’s multi-ethnic society.  Since 1947, they have been improving access to treatment and to the practice of mental health treatment, consumer rights, reducing stigma, preventing mental illness and promoting mental well-being. MHA provides innovative services such as Early Intervention/Prevention Programs for inner-city children ages 2-5 and their families.  They provide services for low cost or no fee.

South Florida Behavioral Health Network’s goal is to develop, implement, and refine a coordinated system of behavioral health care within the community that enhances prevention, treatment and recovery services for those at risk of or who are suffering from mental health and substance abuse problems.  They provide services for children and adults.

The Regis House Mental Health Services include treatment for behavioral problems, anger management, substance abuse, depression, bullying, individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.  The Family Support Program is a diversion program that works with adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 who present problems that include, but are not limited to, drug use, legal involvement, and/or conduct problems. They also focus on those in need such as immigrants, children, and low income families.

The Miami Foundation provides a comprehensive outpatient program for severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families. Services provided include: individual, group and family counseling, school consultation, therapeutic recreational and cultural activities, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, drug prevention and substance abuse counseling.

Wellspring Counseling provides therapeutic services for Marriage & Family, Premarital, Parenting, Relationships, and Divorce.

We hope that you are able to find some relief in just knowing that support is available for you and your loved ones.  Taking the first step is a sign of strength.  We wish for you positive experiences and a peaceful well-being as you navigate this path for yourself.  We welcome you to find additional therapists in our directory for you area.