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. 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

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

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

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

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

Aprile Andelle

D.M.F.T., LMFT
7 years experience
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I can talk with you about your chronic pain and/or illness whether in your diagnosis, treatment or recovery stage. And I work closely with clients going through Depression along with Stress and Burnout, particularly to those... Read More
Hello. I am a relationship therapist and coach in South Florida specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, and Grief–I help you remember that, despite terrible ordeals, it is possible to move forward. I also am a medical family therapist which means I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Dr. Christina McGrath Fair

PhD, LMHC
13 years experience
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than 13 years of experience in residential, community-based, school-based, and college counseling. I have has significant experience working with juvenile and adult probation, substance abuse, sexual offender and addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and general mental health. My... Read More
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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 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.