Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Plantation, Florida

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


Michelle Roisman

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have experience providing home-based therapy, outpatient community based services, school-based therapy, as well as managing my own private practice. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, stressful life experiences, and parenting challenges using individual and family therapy. Originally from Weston, Florida, I attended Emory University in... Read More
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings. I have experience providing home-based therapy, outpatient community based services, school-based therapy, as well... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Bhakti Cohen

M,ED,ED,S,LMFT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was a parent and an educator. I’m also a spouse, and now a grandmother. My husband and I are married 48 years and have 2 sons, their partners, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Mariana Morales

LMFT
7 years experience
My name is Mariana Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Florida, USA. I have a Bachelors Degree from CUNY in New York, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I have 6 years in private practice and I specialize in helping men and women who are looking to overcome negative thoughts and emotions, and who want to hear different perspectives to resolve problems that have... Read More
My name is Mariana Morales. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Florida, USA. I have a Bachelors Degree from CUNY in New York, and a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:7 years

Raimel Alvarez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Raimel; you may call me (Ray). I am a licensed mental health counselor. I identify myself as a Hispanic that migrated to the United States at a very young age, and I have lived through the many difficulties Hispanic families face when transitioning to another country. I obtained my master's degree in Nova Southeaster University, and I have been working in the field now for five years, and I have been... Read More
Hello! My name is Raimel; you may call me (Ray). I am a licensed mental health counselor. I identify myself as a Hispanic that migrated to the United States at a very young age, and I have lived through the... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Christina Taylor

LMFT
3 years experience
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a full-time career. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Tampa Bay area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs. This... Read More
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study psychology, Marriage and Family in particular, and eventually led to a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Barbara Barone

PsyD
20 years experience
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of behavioral health services, both in private practice and agency work. I am a licensed clinical social worker since 2000 and a licensed psychologist since 2012. Initially, my practice focused on children and families.... Read More
Hello, and welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My goal is to assist you in meeting your current life challenges and reaching the healthy goals that you want for yourself. I have over twenty years of experience as a provider of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Christina Gonzalez

EdD,LMHC,NCC
15 years experience
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked around the world- in Mexico, in the US, in Germany, in Japan, and in US, and worked in a wide variety of settings, including extensive work in community mental health, substance abuse/addictions,... Read More
Hello there-- you made it! Thank you for taking the first step in contacting me! I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Kathleen Murphy

20 years experience
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range of concerns and populations.I completed my master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University in California. Now I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I will treat you as a unique individual and... Read More
Hello my name is Kate, My therapeutic style is warm, focused, interactive and compassionate. My style includes the ability to be structural and direct. Having worked in this field for 20 years I have gained my therapy experience from a range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Belky Perez

PsyD,LMHC,NCC
16 years experience
Hello! My name is Dr. Perez and I'm happy you've taken a step towards working with a therapist today. Therapy can be a very exciting experience. While you may have some reservations about the process, it can be very rewarding for you. I come to BetterHelp as a licensed mental health counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My... Read More
Hello! My name is Dr. Perez and I'm happy you've taken a step towards working with a therapist today. Therapy can be a very exciting experience. While you may have some reservations about the process, it can be very rewarding... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Cary Acosta

LCSW,DCSW,ACSW
15 years experience
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in addictions. I also hold the following credentials- The DCSW- Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and the ACSW- Academy of Certified Social Workers. I have worked in different settings with individuals- children, adolescents and adults,... Read More
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Elana Polsyn

LCSW, CSW-G
10 years experience
Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW11710) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985. Then in 2010 earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration on Services to Elderly and their Families. Ms. Polsyn... Read More
Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW11710) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985. Then in 2010 earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration on Services to Elderly and their Families. Ms. Polsyn... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Plantation, Florida

Located in Broward County with a warm, subtropical climate, Plantation, Florida is a welcoming community that is home to 90,000 residents. With a growing population and a vibrant community of universities, hospitals and small businesses, Plantation is a great city to call home. Whether you live in Plantation or nearby Fort Lauderdale, there are many amenities available to residents and travelers. However, there are also challenges facing this community. If you’re a resident of Plantation and dealing with a mental health crisis, you’re not alone. Discover how many individuals in your community are dealing with mental illness, and learn how you can contact a experienced therapist today. Whether you’re looking for help for you or a loved one, there’s plenty of resources available in your community.

Mental Illness Statistics in Plantation, Florida

Statewide, the second most frequent hospitalization reason was psychosis in 2013. Unfortunately, the state also spends the second lowest amount on mental health resources, just $37 per person in 2012. A large crisis and small funding pool can cause many individuals to experience mental health issues without any support.

There are approximately 660,00 adults in Florida who live with a serious mental illness, and it’s estimated half the population will experience a form of mental illness at one point in their life. Mental illness can take many forms, and some of the most common forms of mental illness include:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

If you or a loved one is experiencing any signs or symptoms of mental illness, such as feelings of hopelessness, distancing from favorite activities or unusual anger or sadness, consider contacting a therapist in your area. There are many signs of mental illness, so it can be difficult to determine the cause or solution on your own.

Another strong indicator of potential mental illness is excessive alcohol or drug use. In Florida, there were 14.4 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016 from opioid overdose. The excessive drinking rate in Broward County was 17.2 percent in 2017. Opioid overdose and excessive drinking can be directly linked with depression. These issues can be linked in two ways. First, many individuals who are experiencing depression often drink to excess. Other individuals who begin excessively drinking or abusing drugs can quickly become depressed, anxious or have other symptoms of mental illness.

If you know an individual who is experiencing homelessness, watch for any signs of mental illness. While Plantation has average household incomes higher than the national average, property values are also higher. This could lead to more instances of homelessness. On a national level, 30 percent of individuals who are homeless suffer from a serious mental illness. Finding treatment can be especially difficult for individuals who are also facing a variety of environmental and financial obstacles.

Divorce Rates in Florida

With the seventh highest divorce rate nationally, Florida experiences a large percentage of divorces every year. Divorce can either be a sign of large amounts of stress and anxiety, or cause these symptoms to manifest. Divorce doesn’t just affect the couple, but also friends and family members. The stress of a divorce can add an additional burden to an individual with a mental illness, or it can cause an individual’s emotions to spiral out of control and lead to a depressive episode or panic attack.

15 percent of the population of Plantation is divorced. While not all individuals who experience a mental health issue experience a divorce, mental illness can cause a great amount of stress in a marriage. If you’re concerned about your marriage, or the marriage of friends or family members, due to high levels of stress or depression, consider contacting a therapist or marriage counselor in your area.

Contact a Local Therapist Today

Despite the lower funding and high levels of mental illness in Florida, there are many highly experienced therapists in Plantation, Florida who can offer hope and assistance. There are approximately 139 mental health professionals in Plantation for every 100,000 people. Finding a therapist is as simple as searching through the comprehensive E-Counseling Directory. Read reviews, find helpful articles and get to know a local therapist. Whether you’re searching for assistance for yourself or a loved one, this comprehensive directory can give you the resources you need to discover hope in Plantation.