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.


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

Aline-Vanya Guillaume

LCSW
8 years experience
Mrs. Guillaume is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, with years of experience in providing services to hundreds of individuals in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, suicide ideations, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. These issues can be a result of one or multiple life events. Read More
Mrs. Guillaume is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, with years of experience in providing services to hundreds of individuals in the areas of trauma, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, suicide ideations, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. These issues can be a result of one or multiple life events. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Haitian Creole
  • Experience: 8 years

Elana Polsyn

LCSW, CSW-G
10 years experience
Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985 and a MSW with a concentration on Services to Elderly and their Families in 2010. Lonnieis empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental and has the ability to relate to others at their level. Read More
Lonnie (Elana) Polsyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Florida in 1985 and a MSW with a concentration on Services to Elderly and their Families in 2010. Lonnieis empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental and has the ability to relate to others at their level. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Dawn Reilly

M.A., M.S., Psy.D.
15 years experience
Master's degree in Counseling and Community Psychology, Marist College; Master's in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (All from APA-accredited programs). Training and experience in early childhood through late adulthood in family, group and individual therapy. Specializing in relationship, anxiety and trauma, wellness and health. Read More
Master's degree in Counseling and Community Psychology, Marist College; Master's in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University (All from APA-accredited programs). Training and experience in early childhood through late adulthood in family, group and individual therapy. Specializing in relationship, anxiety and trauma, wellness and health. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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.