Therapists in Palm Bay, TX and Nearby Locations

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.

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Hello! My name is Samira Pizarro. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 and received my LCSW license in 2022. I love watching tv/movies, playing games and reading. Do you...
Ciara Weddborn
LPC, BCN/QEEG-DL
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Texas

I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I see therapy as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness and a better understanding on how to approach life. I believe that counseling begins with...
Cardona Mitchell
LPC, Ed.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, surviving narcissistic abuse, depression, and more. I believe that you are...
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The Woodlands, Texas

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Texas

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. Life doesn't allow us to go back and fix what we have done wrong in the past, but it does allow us to live each day better than our last. The best is yet to come. Join this...
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Richmond, Texas

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Texas

Do you want to vent, talk , explore your inner thoughts , address your hurts...schedule your session today! My private practice is available 7 days a week. Whether , you are dealing with challenges at work, relationship difficulties, phases in life,...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

My name is Shannon Martin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am naturally encouraging, compassionate and empathic. I enjoy supporting and guiding my clients in making healthy decisions that propel them to live happier lives. I specialize...
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Georgia, Texas

My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their life and I love providing them with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy. I know your time and...
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San Antonio, Texas

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Antonio, Texas. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004, my Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are your child or teen’s emotions or behaviors out of control? Are they -- having tantrums or fights, talking back, self-harming, threatening suicide, running away, or refusing to follow rules? Calls from their teachers or other parents,...
Jenet Dove
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

There is a unique story behind every person that details who they are today. When you reflect on your story, you may experience feelings of sadness, grief, shame or anxiety. You look at others and are constantly wondering “how do they keep it all...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas, Virginia

Amanda Sharp, Ph.D (Doctor of Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharp is the founder and owner of Monarch Behavioral Health, PLLC. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology in 2018. She has been conducting assessments and providing...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas

Thinking about therapy? Need guidance so, you are not alone, in the dark searching aimlessly for answers and solutions through blogs, chat-rooms and self-help books; trying to discover the right questions, let alone, the answers. Counseling provides...
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West Lake Hills, Texas

I want to help you create the relationship of your dreams and attract love, peace, and connection into your life. Whether you want to rekindle your relationship, are recovering from infidelity, feel frustrated and distant from your partner, give...
Katherine Portillo
MEd, LCDC, LPC-I
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League City, Texas

My therapeutic focus is centered to every client's needs and personal situation. I like to focus on reframing thoughts and emotions and educating clients on resources that will make their life more manageable and help each client reach a sense of...
Dawn Mult
LMFT-Supervisor
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Texas

I have worked with children, teens and adults for many years on various issues. I’ve been a teacher and a school counselor as well as had my own practice during my long career working with families. I’d love to hear your story and be of some...
Eva Ponder
LCSW, Psy.D., HSPP
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Dripping Springs, Texas

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Indiana, Texas

I am a seasoned psychologist who works to make therapy a safe place for healing. I am licensed in Texas, Illinois and Indiana and also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), which allows me to practice across state lines in...
Jessica Eiseman
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

I attempt to create a calming, safe, supportive space that also allows for some humor. I am both guiding and collaborative. Together we will create a plan, practice skills, and find solutions so that you can live the life that you desire. Together...
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Cypress, Texas

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Texas

Helping individuals discover their best self is a passion that I hold dearly. I believe there is importance in nurturing oneself, fostering a positive self-image, and believing in yourself. I am very passionate about helping you realize your true...
AP Vo
LMSW
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are you a couple in crisis, who can’t communicate, who argue, or live in silence? Are you wanting to make your relationship work, but are stuck? Has the stress affected your health, sleep, work, or parenting? Although we think “the kids don’t...
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Missouri City, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Does anxiety run your life? Do you avoid certain situations or find yourself consumed with worry about a number of things in your life? Has your anxiety prevented you from achieving the goals you once envisioned for yourself? Has your anxiety...
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Texas, Washington

Licensed in TX, WA, ID, OR. I have made my home and established a private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other...
Francisco Ortiz
L.P.C, MS
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Texas

It can be challenging finding the right therapist. My name is Francisco and I have dedicated my life to helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. It is never easy asking for help, and I...
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California, Texas

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, the health of a loved one,...
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Texas, Missouri

I am Jenna, founder of Calm Centered Counseling. I would love to walk with you on your journey through solving personal problems and self-discovery. I am here to listen and allow you to feel heard and understood. I want to help you make changes to...

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 can land a job; especially one with decent pay. Those who can 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.

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% 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% less than the national average. Moreover, a Palm Bay resident is 20% 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 that 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 to one another. Areas that 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%) 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 is more than twice as likely to be living without any health insurance than a typical American citizen. Undoubtedly, a good portion of these people are also low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is too great to bear.

Mental Health Resources in Palm Bay, Florida

Thanks to much-needed attention from both local and state officials, organizations that 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.