Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in North Miami, Florida

Find a therapist in North Miami, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in North Miamito 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

Cinnamon Key

LCSW, CPLC
6 years experience
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social Work in 2007. I began my counseling professional immediately upon graduating, and later added a Certification in Professional Life Coaching. I have worked with clients spanning from early childhood into late adulthood. I have counseled... Read More
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Marylise Zwarts

MA, MHC
16 years experience
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost… Maybe you’re looking for help... Read More
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 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

Sheri Wyatt

MA, LMHC
30 years experience
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and who may have trauma recovery needs, intimacy and relationship issues, depression and anxiety and LGBTQ issues. I have extensive experience with telephonic counseling and therapy in addition to face... Read More
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Chani Cochran

MSW, LCSW
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I have worked with diverse clientele on such issues as: depression, anxiety, anger, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting, family and relationship concerns, trauma, addictions, identity and self-esteem, emotional impact of chronic illness, and issues specific to military... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

Ellen Brazer

Radix Body Psychotherapist
41 years years experience
I will assist you in moving forward in your life, giving you tools and skills to lead a more loving, balanced, prosperous life where you can feel free to be yourself. and have more choices.We will identify old and unproductive patterns and release them, learning new, more loving, kinder ways to live and behave, embracing trust and love. Read More
I will assist you in moving forward in your life, giving you tools and skills to lead a more loving, balanced, prosperous life where you can feel free to be yourself. and have more choices.We will identify old and unproductive patterns and release them, learning new, more loving, kinder ways to live and behave, embracing trust and love. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 41 years years

An Overview of Mental Health in North Miami, Florida

North Miami developed in the 1800s, leaving the city with rich culture and a multitude of mid-century modern buildings.  With its beautiful weather, numerous beaches, and multiple tourist attractions, the city is also one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the entire state. Blending together a variety of needs and interests also brings about distinctive mental health concerns.

A visitor, however, may never see into the deeper underlying issues of the city. North Miami attractions include various indoor and outdoor activities. Explore the glamorous pieces as you walk down Antique Row, and then stop by Captain Jim’s for some of the best seafood. Browse through paintings by Venezuelan artist Rolando Pena at Moca, and then step outdoors into the beautiful oasis of the Disney-like Enchanted Forest. Drive over the Broad Causeway bridge for some of the best views in the city.

The population of North Miami combined with the public services contribute to the mental health concerns of the city. With a population of almost 60,000 people, the homes are split evenly between family-led homes and homes with disconnected parts of a family. The lack of a family culture, along with race, status, education, poverty, and crime correlate with specific mental illnesses in the city.

Race

North Miami is made up of approximately 57 percent Blacks and 27 percent Hispanics. With these groups of people come common struggles with mental and emotional health.

  • African Americans commonly experience major depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, suicide (especially among young men), and posttraumatic stress disorder (because of increased exposure to violence).
  • Prominent mental health risk factors for African Americans are homelessness and exposure to violence.
  • African Americans suffer from misdiagnosis and poor quality of care due to racial bias from providers.
  • Latinos are most likely to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism, and suicide attempts (among high school girls).
  • The Hispanic community struggles with language barriers when seeking diagnosis and treatment.

Status

Another racial struggle is related to the legal status of Latinos. Immigrants who arrive without documentation may not seek help for fear of deportation. Even the children of these immigrants who are eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act often are not registered because families fear the presumed consequences.

A second status that affects mental health concerns is that of marriage. Almost 50 percent of the population is never married, and about 10 percent of the population is divorced with only 35 percent being married. Unique family dynamics contribute to instability and insecurity in relationships and care.

Education

Lack of education is a risk factor for mental illness. In North Miami, only 75 percent of the population completes high school or higher. The average test scores are about 12 percent lower than both the Florida and national averages. There are more students per teacher, meaning that children do not receive as much one-on-one attention. Not only that, but over seven percent of the population is unemployed. Lack of employment has a negative impact on mental health, and it also restricts the ability to seek help for any problems that arise.

Poverty

The poverty rate of almost 25 percent is over double that of the national rate. With a median household income of only 37,000 dollars, it can be especially difficult for families to make ends meet. With so much financial stress, anxiety and depression threaten to set in. The struggles of poverty often combine with difficult work circumstances and dangerous living conditions to make life even harder. Mental health concerns may contribute to these situations or occur as a result.

Crime

The crime in North Miami is extreme, and it exposes many people to violence, which can lead to PTSD and other emotional struggles.

  • Crime is 70 percent more likely in North Miami than in Florida, on average, and 81 percent more likely than in the rest of the United States.
  • The violent crime rate is 88 percent higher and 101 percent higher in North Miami than in Florida and the United States respectively.
  • People experience property crime 67 percent more often in North Miami than in Florida, and 77 percent more often than in the United States.

E-Counseling

This online website provides a directory of trusted counselors and therapists, as well as an abundance of mental health information and resources.