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.


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

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 trauma 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 trauma 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 career interests. 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 career interests. 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.