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


Matthew Floriani

MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
6 years experience
Opening up to another about our most vulnerable thoughts and feelings can be difficult. It takes both comfort and trust. That’s why my approach to counseling is based on building a comfortable relationship with you. I will listen, meet you where you are, and we will go at the pace you choose. Working together, we will look at not only you, but your environment. We will explore how the people around you, and the systems... Read More
Opening up to another about our most vulnerable thoughts and feelings can be difficult. It takes both comfort and trust. That’s why my approach to counseling is based on building a comfortable relationship with you. I will listen, meet you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jennifer Thompson

MS, LMHC
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and stress. Whatever the concern, the commonality is that life has challenges and sometimes we need help to overcome them. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and client centered counseling; in other words, my focus is on you and how best to help you.... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and stress. Whatever the concern, the commonality is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

Michelle Friedman

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I have worked in community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and residential school environments as well as within the criminal justice and healthcare systems over the past ten years providing counseling services to adults, adolescents and... Read More
Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Colleen Clark

LMHC
20 years experience
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy, successful, and balanced life. By training I am a licensed mental health counselor and a credentialed trauma, mindfulness, and stress reduction counselor. Together with my extensive experience, I combine traditional treatments along with a... Read More
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Linda Crawford

LMHC
15 years experience
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name is Linda Crawford. I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Florida. Just like you, I am human and that means I understand life has a variety of challenges to... Read More
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

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

Mary Coriano

LCSW
39 years experience
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York and Florida. My specialty is in Bereavement and Grief, Person-Centered/Supportive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialty is loss and grief, depression and anxiety. I also work with clients who have chronic medical... Read More
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 39 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

Overview On Mental Health Resources in Pembroke Pines, Florida

Pembroke Pines is a large city in the Miami Metropolitan area. The estimated 2016 population was 168,587 while the estimated median income was $62,812. The city, incorporated nearly 60 years ago, is slightly richer and more populous than the typical American city.

Because it’s so close to Miami, Pembroke Pines mental health problems are wrapped up in Miami’s. And experts believe that the situation is dire. There aren’t enough providers in the area to treat all of the patients who need mental health care.

The city is extremely diverse. 30% of residents were born outside of the U.S. The Latin American population is particularly strong. 32% of adult residents over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree, a number that’s slightly lower than the national average.

Pembroke Pine’s Crime Rate

Pembroke Pines has a lower crime rate than most Florida cities, despite its proximity to Miami. Residents have a 1-in-483 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. Florida residents, in general, have 1-in-232 chance.

Residents are also less likely to be involved in property crimes.

The low crime rate could be a sign that residents have good mental health. Crime and mental health intricately related.

Pembroke Pines Mental Health

Florida’s mental health resources are stretched too thin.

“About 70 percent of the people who need mental-health treatment in this state can’t get it,” Donna Wyche, the former manager of mental-health and homeless issues for Orange County, said. “Either the resources aren’t available or, sometimes, people can’t figure out how to navigate the system to find the resources. We have to do a better job.”

Compared to other states, Florida spends very little on mental health. The state was once ranked 49th out of the country for its mental health programs. The same study found that Florida spends nearly $1 billion on its prison system but only $718 million on mental health.

“So if somebody has a mental health problem in Florida it’s likely that they’re going to struggle finding a provider, getting the kind of mental health support they need to recover,” Theresa Nguyen, vice president of policy and programs for Mental Health America, said.

Despite the limited access to mental health care providers, Pembroke Pines does not have an unusually high rate of mental illness. It’s unclear why this is true.

“More surprising, in terms of a major shift, is that the prevalence rates of mental illness in Florida are low,” Nguyen said. “Florida is 10th in the nation, meaning they have some of the lowest rates of mental illness. People aren’t feeling as sick. There are some thoughts that has something to do with weather, socioeconomic status — factors like that.”

Many people move to Florida when they’re ready to retire or after they’ve made a lot of money. That could potentially provide a buffer against mental illness.

According to one estimate, 9% of residents in the Greater Miami area suffer from a serious mental illness.

With treatment, people with mental disorders can live satisfying, effective lives. Without treatment, those same people could easily end up in jail or living in the streets. There’s a clear societal benefit to taking care of mentally ill people.

Florida’s largest psychiatric facility is a county jail housing 3,000 mentally ill inmates in Miami-Dade County.

Pembroke Pines Mental Health Resources

Florida officials are aware of the condition of the state’s mental health resources. Efforts are being made to improve the situation. There is a lot, however, that needs to be done.

Judges are working to interrupt the criminal pipeline. Instead of sending mentally ill people to jail, they’re figuring out other options. One program gives mentally ill inmates a choice. Work with the program and receive housing, treatment, and a break from their case. Or, reject the group’s help and try to fight the charges on their own.

Such programs give people a chance to fight for their lives. A mentally ill person who receives treatment and guidance is in a much better spot than one who’s an inmate in jail.

More needs to be done, however. Florida needs more therapists. The state’s current population is aging and will soon leave the workforce.

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