Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Orlando, Florida

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


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

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

Phyllis Babrove

MSW,LCSW
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in abuse situations; crisis counseling; working with adolescents in a diversion program; family counseling; and as a school social worker. I helped students achieve academic success so that they were able to set goals for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Jose Ramirez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently work with vulnerable populations and therefore have a lot of experience working with trauma and abuse. I got my master's degree in Psychology from Florida International University and currently work with vulnerable adults, LGBTQ+ youth/adolescents,... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Jason Hosch

PhD,LCCC,LMHC
24 years experience
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology through the National Christian Counselors Association, and he was ordained. He has his certifications in Temperament Therapy and Neuro-Lingistic Programming (NLP). He has also been trained in Eye Movement... Read More
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 years

Roxana Rodriguez

LMHC
4 years experience
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the opportunity of working with various populations and ailments. I have experience working with the Elderly, Homeless population, Immune compromised HIV / AIDS population, Adolescents and families, LGBTQ. I am friendly, energetic, compassionate individual who... Read More
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Larry Baumgartner

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in the right place! Are you and your partner not communicating like you used to? Has someone cheated? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem issues? Have relationships not gone as you would have hoped? Have you lost your job... Read More
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Melissa Klemkosky

LCSW
7 years experience
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches.... Read More
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Evelyn Spaar

MA,LMHC,MCAP
7 years experience
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have anger issues. I am a person who believes in a world filled with peace and love, and as a Christian, I know how life can be both challenging and rewarding. I am here to help... Read More
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lance Rao

LMHC
10 years experience
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted into the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. For the last 5 years, I have served as the President of the Palm Beach Fordham Alumni Chapter. I also received my Masters Degree in Mental Health... Read More
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Ann Currier

L.M.H.C
7 years experience
If you are a new client seeking ongoing therapy, your first therapy session is FREE. Let’s see if we’re a fit. I specialize in LGBT/transgender issues and schizophrenia. Being an active advocate and ally in the LGBT community since 1993, I can assist with coming out (work, school, family/friends), HRT/GCS referrals, finding resources, gaining confidence,... Read More
If you are a new client seeking ongoing therapy, your first therapy session is FREE. Let’s see if we’re a fit. I specialize in LGBT/transgender issues and schizophrenia. Being an active advocate and ally in the LGBT community since 1993, I can assist with coming out (work, school, family/friends), HRT/GCS referrals, finding resources, gaining confidence,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Stephanie Roberts

LHMC
20 years experience
As a Christian counselor and over 20 years of experience, I assist individuals and families empower themselves to begin to live the life they have always wanted. With my experiences in substance abuse and values, I am able to share techniques that will allow the clients I serve to reach their goals. I use my... Read More
As a Christian counselor and over 20 years of experience, I assist individuals and families empower themselves to begin to live the life they have always wanted. With my experiences in substance abuse and values, I am able to share techniques that will allow the clients I serve to reach their goals. I use my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Pavitri Doobay

MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
2 years experience
Are you feeling sad, lonely, tired, overwhelmed, loss interest, trouble sleeping & worthless, ? If you answer “yes”, and would like to reduce these feelings, please contact me for your free over the phone consultation at 352-405-2894. I know it can feel scary asking for help but you are here and it shows your strength.... Read More
Are you feeling sad, lonely, tired, overwhelmed, loss interest, trouble sleeping & worthless, ? If you answer “yes”, and would like to reduce these feelings, please contact me for your free over the phone consultation at 352-405-2894. I know it can feel scary asking for help but you are here and it shows your strength.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Ann-Marie Miglionico

LCSW
5 years experience
My patients often enjoy the ability to be heard without judgement or interruption, when they want to share details of events that cause them to experience the emotions they are feeling. They often need an outlet as they process what they are feeling and I provide that in a safe environment. I guide the sessions... Read More
My patients often enjoy the ability to be heard without judgement or interruption, when they want to share details of events that cause them to experience the emotions they are feeling. They often need an outlet as they process what they are feeling and I provide that in a safe environment. I guide the sessions... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Orlando, Florida

Everyone knows Orlando to be the “Theme Park Capital of the World” as it is the home to Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.  In 2016, it attracted more than 72 million visitors.  When the resort opened in 1971, it was single-handedly the reason for a huge expansion of population and increase in economic growth.  There are more theme parks in Orlando than all over the world and the vacation resort occupies four counties.  Tourism is the number one contributor to the city’s economy.  The Pew Research Center study ranked the city as the 4th most popular city of where people would like to live in America.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau report in 2017, Orlando has a population of 2,802,570.  Orlando has many lakes, swamps, and is mostly wetlands with flat terrain.  The foundation of the land is porous with limestone, which causes it to be vulnerable to sinkholes.  The climate is humid subtropical.  There is a hot, rainy season and a warm, dry season.

The unemployment rate is currently at four percent, but the city is coined as the home of “the working poor” as the median household income averages $53,000.00.  This causes the city to be the 3rd worst for family incomes out of the 25 top metropolitan cities in the U.S.  Almost half of city’s residents have challenges affording basic necessities such as healthcare, transportation, and even housing.

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.

Mental Health Concerns

Approximately seventy percent of people who need mental health services are not receiving them due to lack of resources or challenges in finding them for themselves.  During the past five years, mental health illness calls to law enforcement has increased by over 30 percent.  The cause is likely due to the national trend to close down mental health inpatient facilities and not follow-up with the community programs as promised.  The rates of mental health prevalence and substance abuse for youths and for adults in Florida is in alignment with the rates for the U.S.

Florida is one of sixteen states that does not provide workplace protection for the LGBT+ community.  LGBT+ individuals report that they are afraid of being harassed and fear violence when they are out in the community.  The violent attack in the gay nightclub in Orlando in June of 2016 has caused many people to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  LGBT+ people are three times more likely to suffer from mental health symptoms and young LGBT+ people are four times more likely to commit suicide than heterosexual youths.

Crisis Intervention

IMAlive is a provider of suicide prevention, intervention, and education.  They can be reached by phone or online chat.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24 hours per day / 7 days per week.

Nonprofit Mental Health Organizations

Mental Health Association of Central Florida offers free mental health services and crisis intervention.

Aspire Health Partners is the largest behavioral health nonprofit provider in Florida.  They provide mental health and substance abuse services for adults.  Voluntary, involuntary, and crisis intervention are also offered.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the leading nonprofit mental health organizations that provide services for individuals and for families.  There is a child and adolescent psychiatric specialty hospital on location.

Solace Counseling offers mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  They have individual and group counseling to address a wide variation of symptoms and behaviors.  Solace offers a sliding scale payment fee when necessary.

Hospitals

Central Florida Behavioral Hospital has services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.  Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Outpatient are available.

University Behavioral Center offers intensive mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults.  Detox and substance abuse treatment is available for adults.

How We Can Help

Listed below are nonprofit mental health organizations and other providers in the hope that you can find the support and services you need.  It is helpful to consider what is important to you in a provider prior to making the call.  Many will offer a free consultation over the phone to be sure that it is a good fit for you.  Consider listing your symptoms and the goals that you would like to achieve through therapy.

We hope that this information is helpful for you and a valuable resource as you find your way to mental and emotional wellness.  Please visit e-counseling.com with additional help in finding a therapist.