Sanford, Florida Therapists

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Liz Strong
LMHC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Park, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Welcome! I have been working with adults for over a decade, specializing in Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Infertility and Eating Disorders. I am certified in Cognitive Therapy as well as Distance Counseling. I blend person-centered therapy...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

We have a team of 4 licensed therapist, a certified life coach and a teacher that specializes in meditation. We believe in getting to the root of the issue at hand. We do not hand out coping skills and short term solutions. We ask that our clients...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Are you getting married soon and are seeking pre-marital classes? Can you not decide in which direction to take you life, education, and/or career? Does your relationship need work or could be stronger? Does your life currently feel out of whack and...
Christine Garnett
LMHC, NCC, QS, CCATP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Often times we find ourselves in difficult life situations and ask, “how did I end up here?” While our mind may be trying to look for one solitary answer, it is often the subtle experiences in between that can contribute to feeling stuck,...
Barbara Coffee
Ph.D., LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Park, Florida

Welcome to the first steps on your journey to achieving your life goals! We will be working intensively to start to see immediate results, graduating to bi-weekly as things improve, then monthly, and then occasionally to be sure all we achieved...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

EDUCATION Shane was awarded his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Orlando, Florida and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services from Belhaven University in Orlando, Florida. Shane was...
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Garden, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

With over 14 years of experience in the mental health field, Brittini Carter has worked with adults of all cultural, socioeconomic, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations. She is recognized for teaching individuals on how to control their...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My therapeutic stance is nonjudgmental and collaborative. In therapy, I focus on helping families and individuals identify and obtain achievable goals.” During my more than 10 years as a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have learned many...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Pennsylvania

My focus is on helping you learn how to empower yourself to become stronger and more determined to reach the goals that you set. I work with clients in education, healthcare, emergency response, & military personnel as they navigate to balance...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

As a Christian counselor and over 20 years of experience, I assist individuals and families empower themselves to begin to live the life they have always wanted. With my experiences in substance abuse and values, I am able to share techniques that...
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Altamonte Springs, Florida

It is my hope to use my 40 years of experience to help individuals and families feel better by using their own strengths. One of my specialties is the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. My approach is extremely safe and non invasive. It is...
Alan Smith
LCSW, LCSW-R, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Melbourne, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, New York

We’re glad you have taken the first step! I see it as a strength to seek out counseling services. It means you are acknowledging that a new direction is needed and have the courage to face the unknown. It is through this courage that you will...
In-Person Sessions:

Ormond Beach, Florida

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,...
Jennifer Diaz
R.I.M.F.T
In-Person Sessions:

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

It is my core belief that individuals can change and have the potential to grow. With the right support and guidance individuals can overcome and succeed in their lives. My education and professional experience have taught me and provided me the...
Michael Moore
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
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Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Therapy and Counseling Michael is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, providing counseling, therapy and life coaching to individuals, couples and families in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando, FL. With over 30 years experience working with...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

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 at Villanova University. I have a masters degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia...
Pavitri Doobay
MA, LMFTI
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Are you feeling sad, lonely, tired, overwhelmed, loss interest, trouble sleeping & worthless, ? If you answer "yes", and would like to reduce these feelings, please contact me for your free over the phone consultation at 352-405-2894. I know it...
Jose De La Cruz
LCSW, CCH, CHT, FBT, EMDR-TC
In-Person Sessions:

Altamonte Springs,, Florida

evibe Therapy is Directed by Jose De La Cruz LCSW, CCH. At age 32, De La Cruz has spent many years pursuing the knowledge to describe the truth about optimal mental health, losing weight, and mastering hypnosis for smoking. His services can help you...
Tania Feres
MA, RMHCI, RMFTI
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Tania Feres, RMHCI/RMFTI (Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern/Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern) Tania has the desire to help clients to reach their goals using Mindfulness, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Michele Rosa Kratochvil is the owner and operator of Kratochvil Health Kare. She began as a massage therapist in the late 1980's. At that time, she was working in a variety of settings including: health spas, chiropractic offices and rehabilitation...
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My patients often enjoy the ability to be heard without judgement or interruption, when they want to share details of events that cause them to experience the emotions they are feeling. They often need an outlet as they process what they are feeling...
Paige Bond
MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
In-Person Sessions:

Longwood, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Does it feel like your sex life has plummeted? Are you tired of having the same fights over and over again? Or Maybe you are reeling from a recent break up. All of these issues can make someone feel so alone... But there is hope. I love helping...
In-Person Sessions:

Winter Park, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Life just isn't feeling quite right sometimes. Maybe your mind is racing and worrying all the time and it won't shut up for just one second. You're feeling exhausted, stressed, perhaps even lonely. It seems like everyone else has it figured out....
DJ Spigener
LMHC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Orlando, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

DJ began his counseling career as an intern at an adolescent substance abuse recovery program, cementing his love for working with adolescents while also providing a context to practice counseling skills in a real-world setting. For his follow-up...

An Overview of Mental Health in Sanford, Florida

Situated near beautiful Lake Monroe, Sanford, Florida offers visitors and residents alike views of pristine lakeside beaches, warm Florida sun and excellent areas for outdoor activities. A quick stroll through town makes it clear why 57,000 residents call this city their home. However, Sanford is not without its problems. Learn how many in the area struggle with mental illness and find out how you can find a local, experienced therapist for you or a loved one.

Mental illness is a concern throughout the nation. Approximately 44.7 million adults suffer from a mental illness as of 2016. While there are many mental health resource providers located all across the nation, more than 40 percent of adults with mental illness did not receive treatment.

Statewide, the issue is quickly growing. 21 percent of adults aged 26-49 in Florida live with a mental illness. Of those individuals, roughly 70 percent aren’t able to access resources and treatment.

Seminole County, home to Sanford, has its share of health and mental health issues as well. There were 71 cases of suicide throughout the county in 2016, while only 28 cases of homicide. Individuals who experience depression and other mental health issues are at greater risk of suicide.

Contributing Factors to Mental Illness

To better understand the individual cases and general rates of mental illness throughout the nation, state and city of Sanford, here are a few common factors that increase the risk of mental illness. There isn’t usually a single cause of mental illness, but each of these risk factors can be linked together to increase the likelihood of mental illness:

  • Dysfunctional family situation
  • Poverty
  • Sudden and significant changes in life
  • Strong cultural or social pressure
  • Severe emotional and psychological trauma, such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Extreme neglect
  • Lack of relation to others
  • Prenatal harm
  • Brain injury
  • Infections

Many of the environmental risk factors are present in Sanford and throughout Seminole County, particularly poverty. Sanford has a poverty rate of 22.2 percent, which is far higher than the county average of 11.7 percent. This means that the city suffers a disproportionate lack of jobs and household income. The median household income in Sanford is lower than the national average, at just $39,989.

Another factor that strongly related to poverty is homeownership. Without a home, many residents may not be able to find a secure place to live. There are many places to rent in the surrounding area, but a low homeownership rate could lead to a higher rate in homelessness. 52.5 percent of residents own a home in Sanford.

In 2017, there were 75,781 dissolutions of marriages in Florida, which includes both divorces and annulments. Divorce can be an emotionally traumatic event to both the individuals going through the divorce, as well as friends and family members. All affected individuals could experience severe emotional trauma or feelings of abandonment, which are risk factors for mental health issues like depression, anxiety and other illnesses.

Finally, alcohol and substance abuse are strongly linked to emotional distress and mental health issues. The excessive alcohol prevalence throughout the county is 18 percent of all adults. 23.7 Floridians out of every 100,000 died in 2016 due to drug overdose. Depression is often linked with alcohol and drug use, but these addictions can often be separate from mental illness or a sign of another severe mental health issue.

Each of these factors are highly interrelated. Many individuals who experience one may experience another, and mental health issues can both be caused by these issues or cause these issues to affect an individual. If you see any of these warning signs in a loved one, don’t wait to contact a local therapist or mental health professional for assistance.

Finding a Therapist in Sanford Today

Whether you’ve struggled to find a therapist in your area or you’ve been unsure of the resources available, there’s an excellent way to quickly find the help you need. Use the E-Counseling directory today to compare local, qualified therapists and mental health workers. Discover the resources available to you in Sanford and throughout Seminole County. Don’t wait to find hope and healing for you or someone you know.