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.


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

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, building your support system, and any/all aspects of transition. 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, building your support system, and any/all aspects of transition. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Stephanie Roberts

L.M.H.C and MCAP
29 years experience
There is nothing more profound and sacred than our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. My mission is to provide emotional shelter for the hurting individual. A commitment to serve these individuals, with absolute respect, compassion, and unconditional love. The belief that the individual can grow only when they feel empowered. Read More
There is nothing more profound and sacred than our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. My mission is to provide emotional shelter for the hurting individual. A commitment to serve these individuals, with absolute respect, compassion, and unconditional love. The belief that the individual can grow only when they feel empowered. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

Carolina Alvarez

L.M.F.T.
11 years experience
My therapeutic stance is nonjudgmental and collaborative. In therapy, I focus on helping families and individuals identify and obtain achievable goals.” Read More
My therapeutic stance is nonjudgmental and collaborative. In therapy, I focus on helping families and individuals identify and obtain achievable goals.” Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 11 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 to help encourage the development of solutions when my patient is in that place emotionally, and ready for a positive change. Patients often find relief of their sympt 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 to help encourage the development of solutions when my patient is in that place emotionally, and ready for a positive change. Patients often find relief of their sympt 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.