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.


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

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

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

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

Katalin Hanana

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, anger management, drug addiction, eating disorders, family and relationship dynamics, and conflict resolution as well as with caregivers I can assist you in developing the tools necessary to help you cope and... Read More
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Dr. Christina Gonzalez

EdD, LMHC, NCC
15 years experience
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked around the world- in Mexico, in the US, in Germany, in Japan, and in US, and worked in a wide variety of settings, including extensive work in community mental health, substance abuse/addictions,... Read More
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 15 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. Read More
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. Read More
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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.