Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tallahassee, Florida

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

Bernadette Alers

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and... Read More
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

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

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

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

Aprile Andelle

D.M.F.T., LMFT
7 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: 7 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

Dr. Christina McGrath Fair

PhD, LMHC
13 years experience
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than 13 years of experience in residential, community-based, school-based, and college counseling. I have has significant experience working with juvenile and adult probation, substance abuse, sexual offender and addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and general mental health. My... Read More
I work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns. My specialty areas include Gender/Sexuality, LGBTQ+, hRt consideration/gender therapy, Identity Development, Sexual Wellness and Health, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Concerns, Problem Alcohol Use and Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety. I have more than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee in Leon County is the capital of Florida.  It is the home of the Florida State Capitol, Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Governor’s Mansion, and almost 30 state agency headquarters.  The city is known for its great number of law firms, lobbying establishments, trade associations, and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and Florida Chamber of Commerce.  It is also the headquarters to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory as the city is a regional center for scientific research.  The population was 191,049 in 2017 according to the U.S. Bureau, making it the 7th-largest city in Florida.  It is the largest city in the Panhandle region.  It is the key center for trade and agriculture in the Big Bend and Southwest Georgia regions.  2015 was the second year that the city was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League. For the period of 2009 to 2013 and according to the U.S. Census, the estimated median household income was $39,524. The number of people living below the poverty level was estimated at 30.2%.  The top employers of the area are the State of Florida and Florida State University.  Tallahassee is home to many diverse entertainment venues.  Railroad Square Art Park is their arts, culture, and entertainment district.  It displays locally owned shops, studios, and an alternative art scene.

Tallahassee has an area of 98.2 square miles (254.3 km2).  The city has a humid subtropical climate.  There are long summers and short, mild winters.  Summer highs are hotter in Tallahassee than in the rest of the Florida peninsula.  The city has been detrimentally impacted by hurricanes.  In 1985, Hurricane Kate and, in 2016, Hurricane Hermine have struck Tallahassee directly.   Category 4 Hurricane Michael swept through in early October, 2018.  This record-breaking storm left the entire grid of 117,000 customers without power for days.  There was extensive rain and wind damage.

City Concerns

The rate of suicide in Florida increased 10.6 percent from 1999 to 2016.  The Mental Health Council of the Big Bend announced on March 13, 2018 that it is joining together with more than 20 local mental health providers to address the current issues.  They have seen an 8 percent increase in the Baker / Marchman Acts (an involuntary commitment to hospitalization) since the Parkland shootings.  Leon County residents reported a perceived stress score of 15.3 out of 20 in the Council’s self-reported stress ratings.  This is higher than the 13.2 national mean.  The mental health providers and organizations do not match the prevalence of mental illness in this community and do not reach all of those who are in need of services.  Another note of concern in the city is the increase in prescription drug use and misuse in addition to the resulting turn to heroin when the prescriptions run out.  Major health organizations in Tallahassee filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies on April 4, 2018 and this legal pursuit is still on-going.  The damage by the recent assault by Hurricane Michael has left much of the city without power for days, limited relief efforts due to downed trees on the roads, and lack of communication putting the community in many forms of crisis.

The rate of divorce in Florida in 2016 was 3.9%.  The U.S. rate was 6.9% in the same year, according to the National Vital Statistic Report.

There are approximately 124 psychologists, counselors, and licensed social workers in Tallahassee and an estimate of 24 treatment centers.   There are approximately 77 psychiatrists in the city.

How We Can Help

You have a resource here to help you find a partner to assist in your mental and emotional well-being.  You do not need to feel alone in this decision.  We recommend that you write down your symptoms, your concerns, how long you have been experiencing them, and what you would like to achieve through counseling.  This will help you be better prepared in choosing the right therapist for you.  Many therapist and providers will offer a complementary consultation, so you can interview them and find the best support for yourself.

Crisis Intervention

2-1-1 Big Bend provides emergency services for suicide prevention and for those in crisis due to Hurricane Michael.

National Suicidal Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress.  They provide prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.  Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Nonprofit Organizations

The Apalachee Center provides mental health treatment, emotional support, and substance abuse recovery for residents of Leon County.  http://apalacheecenter.org

The Henry & Rilla White Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and targeted case management.  They specialize in working with troubled children and their families.

Lee’s Place is a nonprofit organization that offers sliding scale services to all individuals suffering from grief, loss, and trauma.  They serve children, teens, and adults adjusting to loss, trauma, or life changing experiences.

National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tallahassee offers supportive, educational classes for parents and caregivers of children ages 5-17 who have mental health issues.

Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest providers of community-based behavioral health services that offers treatment for a diverse category of mental health symptoms and illnesses.  They serve children, adolescents, adults, seniors and families.  They provide group, individual, couple and family counseling, crisis solutions, psychiatric services, and medication management.

Hospitals

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare offers comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatments for adults and children.  They also provide emergency psychiatric evaluations for anyone experiencing a serious mental health crisis.

The Behavioral Health Center at Capital Regional treats adults 18 and older.  They offer inpatient and outpatient therapies.

Choosing to receive support for strengthening your mental health is a courageous effort.  We hope that our directory make that effort easier and want to help you find the best provider for your needs.  We wish you well as you make your path towards a positive change.  We welcome you to find more assistance on choosing a therapist at https://www.e-counseling.com.