Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Palm Coast , Florida

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

Dr. Tracee Moore

PhD
12 years experience
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about. A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist with a multifaceted background that also includes specialization in Geriatrics. I have over 12 years of experience in mental health and am very comfortable... Read More
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

Cheryl Stanton

MA, LMHC
13 years experience
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your goals and develop the skills you need to make lasting, positive changes. I believe the human spirit is resilient and healable when one is motivated to change his or her life. I am a... Read More
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

Danielle Eaton

LMHC, CRC
4 years experience
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with disabilities (whether those disabilities are visible or invisible). I worked for about five years in an involuntary commitment treatment center, specializing my experience in matters of suicidal thoughts, depression, homicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance use disorders,... Read More
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Holly McIntyre

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the mental health field for more than 20 years which began during her service and enlistment in the United States Navy. Trained as a Hospital Corpsman with a specialty in psychology/psychiatry, she provided counseling to both... Read More
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Ed.D, LMHC, CAP
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings; privately and in the hospital/treatment center settings. I have experience working with couples and families. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, recovery, trauma, abuse, as well as grief and... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Melissa Nadler

LMHC
19 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you help you and in doing so I am along for the ride and journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I work with a varied clientele covering many different issues and feel that my approach is both... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses several therapeutic styles including cognitive/behavioral and reality therapies. My strengths include empathy, compassion, humor, and sensitivity to any issue that is brought to the "couch." My job is to help you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Katalin Hanana

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, anger management, drug addiction, eating disorders, family and relationship dynamics, and conflict resolution as well as with caregivers I can assist you in developing the tools necessary to help you cope and... Read More
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Melissa Muller

MA, LMHC
20 years experience
Therapy with me is always nonjudgmental and accepting of all people and issues. I start with a positive focus and work with you as a team. I know how hard it is to reach out for help. I am here to help guide you in making positive changes in your life, to be able to live more fully and have more positive relationships. Read More
Therapy with me is always nonjudgmental and accepting of all people and issues. I start with a positive focus and work with you as a team. I know how hard it is to reach out for help. I am here to help guide you in making positive changes in your life, to be able to live more fully and have more positive relationships. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Karen Palpant

LMHC
30+ years experience
Over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology enables me to offer effective, individualized, psychological care. I address a number of mental health, relationship and life event concerns in a supportive manner with  individuals, couples, and families. Read More
Over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology enables me to offer effective, individualized, psychological care. I address a number of mental health, relationship and life event concerns in a supportive manner with  individuals, couples, and families. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30+ years

Jessica Plate, LCSW

LCSW in FL and PA
5+ years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Yoga Teacher. My goal is to help you develop the skills you need to overcome life’s challenges. Through self-exploration, mindfulness, and solution-focused sessions, we will work to help you overcome the struggles that you will identify. Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Yoga Teacher. My goal is to help you develop the skills you need to overcome life’s challenges. Through self-exploration, mindfulness, and solution-focused sessions, we will work to help you overcome the struggles that you will identify. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5+ years

Kathleen Coughlin,LCSW

LCSW in FL and PA
22+ years experience
I view counseling as a collaborative process, focusing on exploring your feelings and life challenges, so that you are able to begin to lead a happier and healthier life. Therapy can help you to increase your self-understanding and learn more effective ways to cope with feelings and situations that you may be experiencing. Read More
I view counseling as a collaborative process, focusing on exploring your feelings and life challenges, so that you are able to begin to lead a happier and healthier life. Therapy can help you to increase your self-understanding and learn more effective ways to cope with feelings and situations that you may be experiencing. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Palm Coast, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida, offers its residents beautiful weather with highs in the summer staying between 70 and 90 degrees, abundant sunshine, and the breeze blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. As of July 1, 2017, the United States Census Bureau estimated that the population of Palm Coast was 86,516. It’s the largest city or town in Flagler County, and most households (73 percent) are made up of families.

Aside from the comfortable climate and easy access to the water, the city of Palm Coast also boasts a stable economy. The unemployment rate is a low 6 percent, and the median household income is roughly equal to that of the state as a whole at $49,371. The cost of living index for Palm Coast is 93.5, whereas the average for the United States is 100, so residents find they can make a dollar go a little farther here. The city also features numerous golf clubs and family attractions to keep you and your household from getting bored.

However, even with all of these positive, the 2016 Flagler County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) found some significant challenges related to the availability of quality mental health services. In fact, adult and youth behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment, were first and second on the list of priority health issues. Family violence, which is commonly correlated with mental health issues, was number five on the list.

Factors Contributing to the State of Mental Health Care in Palm Coast, Florida

  • Poverty is a primary barrier to accessing treatment for mental and behavioral issues.
    • Based on the five-year average computed by the United States Census, 26.5 percent of children and youth under the age of 18 in Flagler County live below the federal poverty level.
    • For ten years running, the county’s overall poverty rate has been higher than that of the state.
    • On the ALICE scale, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, 37 percent of Palm Coast residents are struggling to meet monthly expenses.
  • Many Palm Coast residents are unaware of mental health services that are available. Even if they know that help exists, they may not know how to access it.
    • As part of the CHNA, survey respondents were asked what health services were difficult to obtain in their community.
    • Almost one-third, 32.71 percent, listed mental health and counseling in that category.
    • Almost a quarter, 23.46 percent, listed services for alcoholism and other substance abuse disorders.
  • Despite great strides in education and communication, mental health issues are still associated with a stigma that is not attached to most physical illnesses. Mental illness is associated with criminal behavior, and in fact, some clients never get help unless and until they are arrested.

Why Make Mental Health Services a Priority in Palm Coast, Florida?

  • Mental health conditions tend to be chronic, requiring consistent care for many years in order for the client to maintain activities of daily living.
  • When adequate and competent services are not available on an outpatient basis, clients end up in the emergency room, or they get no treatment at all, which results in increased calls to 911. First responders spend a great deal of time in contact with those who need stable mental health care.
  • Just as with cancer or other physical health disorders, mental health problems affect the entire family, not just the client. Substance abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse are all linked to undiagnosed and/or untreated mental health disorders. Homelessness, crime, and physical injuries are all associated with mental health as well.

Where to Find the Help You Need in Palm Coast, Florida?

If you, your child, or someone else you love is struggling with poor mental health or behavioral issues, it can be hard to find a provider you’re comfortable with who accepts your insurance. The online directory from E-Counseling.com can help you find the professional you’re seeking. You’ll find a brief bio for each therapist of counselor, along with a summary of his or her qualifications and level of experience. The providers even include a picture and a statement as to how they approach the therapeutic relationship and any areas of specialty. This enables you, as the potential consumer, to make an educated decision as to whom to contact for an appointment.