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.


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

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.