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. Tracee Moore

PhD
12 years experience
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about. A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist with a multifaceted background that also includes specialization in Geriatrics. I have over 12 years of experience in mental health and am very comfortable... Read More
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Jeanette Jacobs

Psy.D.
22 years experience
Before talking about myself, I want to say this: By the time someone reaches out for help, they are usually not only stuck but in considerable distress. It isn't easy to acknowledge when we are struggling, and sometimes we think, “If only I was stronger / smarter / tougher / more something, I wouldn't be in this situation or need therapy.” This is not only an inappropriate thought, it's unfair. Nobody... Read More
Before talking about myself, I want to say this: By the time someone reaches out for help, they are usually not only stuck but in considerable distress. It isn't easy to acknowledge when we are struggling, and sometimes... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 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

Marylise Zwarts

MA, MHC
16 years experience
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost… Maybe you’re looking for help... Read More
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 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

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

Danielle Eaton

LMHC, CRC
4 years experience
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with disabilities (whether those disabilities are visible or invisible). I worked for about five years in an involuntary commitment treatment center, specializing my experience in matters of suicidal thoughts, depression, homicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance use disorders,... Read More
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Aprile Andelle

D.M.F.T., LMFT
6 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: 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

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.