Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Find a therapist in Port St. Lucie, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Port St. Lucie 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

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

Surgey Figueroa

LMHC
4 years experience
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience providing individual, groups, and couple therapy to adults and adolescents in different settings. I obtained a Master in Counseling Psychology at the University of West Florida; and my Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico. I am a bilingual counselor (English and Spanish) trained in a... Read More
Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience providing individual, groups, and couple therapy to adults and adolescents in different settings. I obtained a Master in Counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Lisa Seid

LMFT
7 years experience
“Worried” or "Overwhelmed." Do either or these words enter your mind when thinking about an important relationship in your life-like your partner, child, family, or friend? Or maybe it's your job or something that happened in the past that you just can't get over and move on from, like a trauma. Many people often feel bad about themselves and have a lowered sense of self-esteem as a result. Do you want to fix things but... Read More
“Worried” or "Overwhelmed." Do either or these words enter your mind when thinking about an important relationship in your life-like your partner, child, family, or friend? Or maybe it's your job or something that happened in the past that you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

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

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

Dr. & Mrs. Liliana Uribe

DSW, LCSW, MSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I have a doctorate in Social Work from Capella. I have experience working with a variety of clients in various settings and situations, including domestic violence in families, children, children with behavorial challenges, medical social work, psychiatric facility, family court, geriatric population in home health, nursing home and hospital setting and adults. I am a professor teaching for two universities. You can... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I have a doctorate in Social Work from Capella. I have experience working with a variety of clients in various settings and situations, including domestic violence in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Port St. Lucie, Florida is located in St. Lucie County. Port St. Lucie is relatively close to the Miami and Fort Lauderdale metro areas. Port St. Lucie is also the third largest city in South Florida.

Like so many areas of Florida, people tend to find a high quality of life in the city because of the warm, subtropical climate, the nearby beaches and the outdoor activities available in the area. Even the winters are very mild or even warm, and the cost of living in Florida including in Port St. Lucie is comparatively low.

Port St. Lucie is in what’s called the Treasure Coast of Florida, which is around an hour north of luxurious Palm Beach. There are rivers for paddling, outdoor preserves, and championship golf courses in the area.

However, not everything about life in Port St. Lucie is about beautiful outdoor scenery and warm south Florida weather.

Mental Health Information in Port St. Lucie, Florida

In recent years, the state of Florida including Port St. Lucie have seen a huge increase in the number of opioid users and opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Law enforcement in Port St. Lucie has been working to combat the influx of drugs like heroin, and according to a study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin deaths in South Florida went up 89 percent from 2012 to 2015.

In addition to deaths, there are also frequent arrests and raids by police in the area. As is the case with so many other cities and towns in the United States, a lot of the blame for the heroin epidemic in Port St. Lucie is blamed on the abuse of prescription medications that started in the mid-2000s.

The median annual income for households in Port St. Lucie was reported at $50,829 in 2016, which is less than the median annual income for the entire U.S. More than 14 percent of the population in Port St. Lucie was reported to be living in poverty in 2016, and among that percentage, the largest demographic was females aged 24 to 34.

There was a study from the state of Florida conducted that looked at the community needs of Port St. Lucie. It found that many people in St. Lucie County are affected by family life issues including low incomes, high unemployment and poverty, and other similar issues.

According to research from the Florida Behavioral Health Association, in 62 of the 67 counties in Florida, the suicide death rates are higher than homicides. 93 percent of the entire state experienced more suicides than homicides in 2016 according to this data.

Also, the same research found that the divorce rate in St. Lucie County is lower than the rate for the state of Florida but that there has been a significant increase in the number of households headed by females, which can lead to less favorable outcomes according to the study.

In the state of Florida as a whole, almost two-thirds of the people living there with mental illnesses don’t receive treatment.

Mental Health Resources in Port St. Lucie

Mental health resources are available in Port St. Lucie. For example, there are an estimated 122 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people. Along with individual counselors and care providers, there are other options like Treasure Coast Behavioral Healthcare at St. Lucie Medical Center, and Florida Mental Health Services at Port St. Lucie Hospital. Suncoast Mental Health is a services provider in the area as well. Helping People Succeed is a local organization that provides education, training and other services to adults, families, and children in the area.

Therapist Directory for Port St. Lucie

When you’re struggling with mental health issues or family-related concerns, you may not know where to start to find help.

That’s why we created the above directory of psychologists, therapists, counselors and other care providers in Port St. Lucie. We wanted to make it easy to find the right specialist for your needs and to reach out to them to receive the services you need.

Whether you need a counselor or therapist who specializes in a particular area of mental health, or you’re looking for something such as marriage counseling, we encourage you to browse the Port St. Lucie therapist directory.