Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Palm Bay, Texas

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

Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am not able to prescribe medications and I am not a licensed psychologist, so can't provide diagnostic evaluations. I specialize in working with anxiety related disorders such as trauma related to abuse, OCD, panic disorder,... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Celine Medlock

LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling... Read More
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Josh Briley

PhD
20 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for help in their struggles. My approach to counseling is to focus on you as an individual. Each person I work with has strengths and coping skills he or she has utilized to get... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kathleen Barnes

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief intervention Solution-based focused therapy. My experience is with individuals that struggle from stress and anxiety from everyday life, to severe or mild mental heath symptoms and trauma/PTSD. I believe in providing the hope and support... Read More
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathi Turner

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of us are taught to be tough and figure things out on our own. Being strong and independent will always be an asset, but those same qualities can help you learn, grow, and change even more... Read More
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Harmon

LCSW-S, LCDC-I
6 years experience
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and received both my Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. My current full-time role is working with primarily young... Read More
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Stephanie Adamson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, self-esteem, body... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kelly Brast

LPC-S, LSOTP, CART
16 years experience
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. ... Read More
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Palm Bay, Florida

For many, Palm Bay, Florida offers the ideal version of coastal living. 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau estimate an impressive 111,000 people call Palm Bay home. More notable is how quickly the city’s population is growing. Every decade or so, the number of Palm Bay residents increases by a little more than eight percent – significantly greater than most other places to live in the area. With temperate weather to enjoy almost every day and plenty of amenities to utilize, it is no wonder why so many people are choosing to go there to live.

Typically, a family’s decision to move houses rests on a financial motive. The most common motivating factors are job opportunities, such as a raise in pay or a new job altogether. Palm Bay is identical to most other American cities in that regard as well. However, despite a willingness to participate in the workforce, not everyone in the city is able to land a job; especially one with decent pay. Those that are able to find work are not always able to maintain their positions. Layoffs and other job-compromising events occur more regularly than what’s good for comfort.

However, the economic woes of the city are ancillary to another complex problem affecting tens of thousands of people. Experts are saying Palm Bay is going through a “mental health crisis,” in addition to much of the rest of the nation. Let’s go over what that means, why Palm Bay’s situation is so detrimental, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Palm Bay, Florida

Much like every other developed nation in the world, the overall mental health of the United States is deteriorating. Chances are, you probably know someone struggling with a mental disorder if not yourself. A particularly alarming report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness claims roughly one in five (or 18.5 percent) of American adults experience mental illness at some point during their life. Unfortunately, narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield more hopeful results. A 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America ranks the state of Florida amongst the top 53 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness and the lack of access to care. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable behavioral/psychiatric disorder. So, what’s causing the situation in Palm Bay to be so dire, specifically?

First of all, the economy of Palm Bay is not in stellar condition. On the contrary, vast swaths of people in the area are finding it difficult to make ends meet. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average income per capita in the city of Palm Bay is a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Moreover, a Palm Bay resident is 20 percent more likely to suffer from chronic unemployment and poverty, as per Area Vibes. Unfortunately, the relationship between income and mental health is not insignificant. It is no secret that people who do better financially are not as likely to be living with a mental condition. Research indicates poverty not only breeds mental illness but worsens the experience of living with it because of a lack of resources. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently published a study which estimates adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder.

Palm Bay also has a violent crime problem. According to the most recent statistics sourced from the FBI, crimes that involve violence disproportionately occur in Palm Bay. It is no secret that crime and mental illness have a strong link between one another. Areas which enjoy lower rates of violent crime also tend to see less mental illness, and vice versa. Regrettably, Palm Bay is not an exception in that regard. While the city is aware of the need to deal with crime, results are not going to come to fruition overnight. In the meantime, crime is most certainly negatively influencing the community’s mental health.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Palm Bay, Florida

A harsh reality people across the country are facing is the often-troublesome nature of reaching out for therapeutic help. To the surprise of some, lots of people in the country do not get any treatment for their mental conditions, regardless of the necessity to do so. The National Institute of Mental Health claims a majority (57 percent) of mentally ill Americans get no form of mental health care during a given year. Experts are partly blaming the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals.

In the case of Palm Bay, people are pointing fingers at ineffective legislation, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being major barriers to entry. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, a resident of Palm Bay more than twice as likely to be living without any health insurance than the typical American citizen. Undoubtedly, a good portion of these people is also low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is too great to bare.

Mental Health Resources in Palm Bay, Florida

Thanks to much-needed attention from both local and state officials, organizations which focus on mental health are opening their doors all across the state. Fortunately, residents of Palm Bay have a good selection of places to choose from when looking for mental health assistance. The Coastal Mental Health Center is a local mental health clinic providing a bevy of services for those in need. Atlantic Psychiatric Care is another institution that has 22 professionals on staff with similar offerings.

E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory was created to help those in need of mental health assistance via counseling find trusted professionals in their areas. Settle for the best experience by using our directory to find a therapist fit just for you.