Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in St. Petersburg, Florida

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


Cecily Moore

LPC-MHSP, LMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Cecily and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have seven years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, outpatient, in-home, addictions, adoptions, and private practice. Simply put, I have had experience working with a variety of clinical issues. I have... Read More
Hello! My name is Cecily and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have seven years experience working in the mental health field. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Isibel Moreno

PhD, LMFT
14 years experience
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a little about me: I was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. My family and I migrated to the USA in 1995. I have two siblings. My journey towards Ph.D. started with a desire to teach and train other professionals in the field. As an author and presenter, I have traveled to various countries exposing my ideas on the topic of heartbreak and how therapists can help clients who... Read More
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a little about me: I was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. My family and I migrated to the USA in 1995. I have two siblings. My journey towards Ph.D. started with a desire... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 14 years

Rehana Saleem

LMHC, MCAP, Qualified, Supervisor
8 years experience
​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe that good treatment consists of establishing excellent communication and trust in a secure environment. I approach counseling and psychotherapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, logical, warmth, person-centered perspective. I have extensive experience working with youth and... Read More
​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu
  • Experience: 8 years

Mary Karlan

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is determined on a case by case basis, and I will work in collaboration with you to design a treatment plan that will suit your unique style and therapeutic goals. I believe that... Read More
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Cathy Heaps

LMHC
15 years experience
Hello. I am Cathy Heaps. I have worked educating, training, counseling, and supporting people all my life. I graduated from Argosy University – Sarasota with a Master’s degree and have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for fifteen years. I have also been certified by Grief Recovery as a Grief Recovery Specialist. I have worked with a range of individuals, from people who are struggling with a terminal illness to people who have faced loss... Read More
Hello. I am Cathy Heaps. I have worked educating, training, counseling, and supporting people all my life. I graduated from Argosy University – Sarasota with a Master’s degree and have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for fifteen years. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Deborah Rasso

LMHC, LCMHC, NCC, MCAP
9 years experience
"Every new day is a chance to change your life". My job as a counselor is to help you make the change in your life that will bring you to a better place. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or having problems with adjustment to any new life situation, things can get better with help through counseling. I have a special fondness for working with people who struggle with addictions (drug, alcohol,... Read More
"Every new day is a chance to change your life". My job as a counselor is to help you make the change in your life that will bring you to a better place. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Melissa Rini

MA, LMHC
22 years experience
I am a mental health counselor supervisor licensed in Florida with over 22 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. You will be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My... Read More
I am a mental health counselor supervisor licensed in Florida with over 22 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Ashley Cox

MA, MS, LMHC
15 years experience
I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and children with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, career challenges, family and parenting issues. My specialty in Career Counseling allows me to assist you with your career goals, workplace issues, resume reviews, job searching, and professional growth. I also provide consultations regarding disability as it relates to mental health diagnoses. Have a fear... Read More
I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families and children with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, career challenges, family and parenting issues. My specialty in Career... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Anna Dotey

LMHC
10 years experience
Hello My name is Anna. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida (MH 17172) where I earned my degree later in life. I began my career working with needy families and have worked with adults and families since moving back to New York. My clients have come to me with depression, A.D.H.D., Autism, O.C.D., Bi-Polar, depression and other life challenges. In my nearly twenty years of practice I have worked with many people... Read More
Hello My name is Anna. I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida (MH 17172) where I earned my degree later in life. I began my career working with needy families and have worked with adults and families since... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Julie Jakobi

LMHC
3 years experience
My name is Julie Jakobi. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida and I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a certified Adoption Specialist through the Florida Department of Children and Families. I have experience in working daily with adults and children who need help in their daily lives with Anxiety, Anger Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Major Recurring Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, and Adjustment... Read More
My name is Julie Jakobi. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida and I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a certified Adoption Specialist through the Florida Department... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Katie Schubert

LMHC
6 years experience
Our therapists focus primarily on in the LGBTQ+ community and sex therapy. In addition, our therapists specialties include sexual or gender identity, sexual functioning, sexually compulsive behaviors, sex addiction, or those who have relationship or communication difficulties. At Cypress Virtual, we offer live video counseling sessions to make sure communication is clear, and attention is... Read More
Our therapists focus primarily on in the LGBTQ+ community and sex therapy. In addition, our therapists specialties include sexual or gender identity, sexual functioning, sexually compulsive behaviors, sex addiction, or those who have relationship or communication difficulties. At Cypress Virtual, we offer live video counseling sessions to make sure communication is clear, and attention is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Stefanie Von Ohlen

MSW, LCSW
16 years experience
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003 and have provided psychotherapy to a variety of populations including children, families, groups, individuals, geriatrics and have worked with a variety of issues including grief and bereavement, chronic illness and pain, caregiver issues, divorce, depression, anxiety, couples counseling, stress reduction, self esteem building, phobias and... Read More
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003 and have provided psychotherapy to a variety of populations including children, families, groups, individuals, geriatrics and have worked with a variety of issues including grief and bereavement, chronic illness and pain, caregiver issues, divorce, depression, anxiety, couples counseling, stress reduction, self esteem building, phobias and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Annette Reiter

MA. LMFT
20+ years experience
Annette Reiter has been a counselor in Florida for over 20 years. She has a full-time practice in downtown St. Petersburg where she provides individual, couple and group therapy.   Annette is a GS 120 ™ Trained and Licensed Counselor. GS 120 ™ is an online career and college guidance tool, helping individuals identify long-term... Read More
Annette Reiter has been a counselor in Florida for over 20 years. She has a full-time practice in downtown St. Petersburg where she provides individual, couple and group therapy.   Annette is a GS 120 ™ Trained and Licensed Counselor. GS 120 ™ is an online career and college guidance tool, helping individuals identify long-term... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

Guide to Mental Health Resources in St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is nicknamed “The Sunshine City” due to its average of 361 days of sunshine each year.  It was known as a popular city for retirement due to its great weather and low cost of living, but has recently started attracting a younger set of newcomers.  Its growing art scene and culture is the allurement for this crowd.  There are often outdoor events and a very active night life downtown.

The city covers 137.6 square miles and is surrounded by three bodies of water that create the Tampa Bay.  It has the third largest public waterfront park in North America.  St. Petersburg has a humid subtropical climate bordering a tropical savanna climate, so it is occasionally struck with tropical storms and hurricanes.  The city contained 244,769 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Census.  It has the sixth largest rate of violent crime in the state of Florida and is less safe than 95% of the cities in the state.  The median household income in 2016 was $51,474.  In 2015, the divorce rate in Florida was 8.4 percent compared to the country’s rate of 6.9 percent.  The rate of dissolutions in the same year was 4.0 percent for Florida and 3.1 for the U.S.

St. Petersburg economy used to be fueled by tourism, but employment in financial services, manufacturing, medical technologies, information technology, and marine sciences is on the rise.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment was at 3.3 percent in March, 2018 in the city compared to 3.9 percent in the state of Florida.

City Concerns

The main element of anxiety during current times is the Parkland shooting incident in February of 2018, which occurred less than 4 hours away from St. Petersburg.  Teachers and parents are seeing an increase in mental health conditions in children and adolescents, especially during the school year.  The Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services, or PEMHS, right outside of St. Petersburg has been turning children away due to the increase of inpatient cases.

How We Can Help

It is important for our youth to feel safe and understood, especially during times of stress.  We hope that this can be a useful guide to finding mental health support easier and faster.  Are you noticing different behavior in young loved ones?  Are their teachers, coaches, and/or family members noticing any changes?

Parents and all adults who are experiencing anxiety and any other mental health symptoms would benefit from counseling as well.  Listing your concerns, symptoms, and any relationship changes is helpful prior to making that appointment.  Most mental health providers will offer a consultation free of charge to be sure that it is a good fit for you.

There are an estimated 293 therapists, psychologists, and licensed social workers located in St. Petersburg.  Approximately 31 treatment centers are in the city.  There are approximately 69 psychiatrists.

Crisis Support

Pinellas Cares – Family Resources offers suicide prevention and crisis intervention.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provides a multifaceted crisis intervention program.  There is a crisis hotline, with care coordination and a structured follow-up telephone connection until a treatment plan is in place.

Nonprofit Mental Health Providers

Suncoast Center has been providing mental health services for over 70 years.  They provide support for emotional wellness, trauma services, and children advocacy services.

Directions for Living treats children with acute, mild to severe, trauma; loss and grief; depression, anxiety, abuse histories, and addictions.  Services are provided on location or in the child’s home for comfort level.  They offer adult therapy, group therapy, psychiatric care, and mental health navigators.

Family Resources offers individual counseling for children and teens ages 6 to 17.  They provide family counseling.  The family counseling is free for most families and affordable payments for those who do not qualify for the free payment program.

Life Adventures Counseling provides treatment for depression and anxiety for individuals, adults, couples, groups, and children.

Northside offers adult outpatient counseling, children’s outpatient services (individual and family psychotherapy), and medication management.  Northside is located approximately 39 minutes from St. Petersburg.  Medicaid may provide transportation.  Payment plans are available.

Hospitals

John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides mental health services for children and teens.  They treat a variety of disorders including ADHD, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and behavioral issues.  There are 259 beds available for inpatient services.

Tampa Community Hospital provides emergency care and psychiatric care, inpatient and outpatient for adults.

We hope that you and your loved ones are able to find your way to emotional and mental wellness with the help of our resources.  Moving from suffering to enjoying life is a worthwhile step in recovery.  Please visit us at in our directory for further help in finding a therapist.