Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Tampa, Florida

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

Dr. Pamela Bratton

Dr. Pamela Bratton, PhD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Jeanine May

Jeanine May, LMHC, MA

I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and my bachelors in Psychology from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I was born and raised in Nebraska and came to Florida for graduate school. I fell in love with Florida and have been here since. I have been working in the field since 2011 and have been supervising clinicians since 2014. I enjoy working with clients to help them improve their Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Debbi Kutner

Dr. Debbi Kutner, LMHC, PhD

Just so you can get to know me a bit better: I am a mental health counselor with a PhD in Health Psychology, which focuses on how different layers like biology, psychology, cultural, social, and environments factors influence health and wellness (that's a mouthful)! I know that having online therapy is a unique experience and different than what it would be if you saw me in my office for one hour a week. I also Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Cheryl Stanton

Cheryl Stanton, MA, LMHC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Surgey Figueroa

Surgey Figueroa, LMHC

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...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

Dr. Julia Kogan, PsyD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Erik Silva

Erik Silva, LMHC

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Florida with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with a diverse population including children, adults, geriatrics, foster care, low socioeconomic levels, LGBTQ community, and supporting others with varying disabilities. My counseling style is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and goal oriented therapy however I believe in utilizing a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the client's need. Reaching out for Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Laurie Pittman

Laurie Pittman, LMHC, LMFT

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. I have over 6 years of counseling experience, working with adults, children and families struggling with challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting concerns, life transitions and trauma. I work from a strength-based approach, pulling from theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Mariana Morales Girala

Mariana Morales Girala, LMFT

My name is Mariana Morales Girala. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I am located in South Florida. I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, and I have 6 years in private practice. I specialize in helping men and women who are looking to overcome negative thoughts and emotions, and who want to hear different perspectives to resolve problems to build the life of their Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Nadler

Melissa Nadler, LMHC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida, like much of the state, is known for its warm, sunny weather and outdoor activities. Tampa is in Hillsborough County, on the western coast of Florida. Tampa is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s the main city in the Tampa Bay metro area. The Tampa Bay metro is the fourth largest in the southeastern region of the U.S.

There are attractions in Tampa including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and the Florida Aquarium. The nearby beaches particularly around Clearwater are beautiful and attract many tourists. There are professional sports teams who call Tampa home, and there is a relatively strong economy.

However, what about mental health care in Tampa, as well as issues like substance abuse and divorce? As with other major cities in the U.S., there are people in Tampa experiencing problems that do require mental health care, and they often need to know what resources are available to them.

Mental Health in Tampa

Tampa and all of Florida have been hard hit by the national opioid epidemic. As prescription pain medications and heroin have ravaged communities, Tampa and the surrounding areas haven’t been spared.

According to a 2017 report from the Medical Examiners Commission, deaths that were attributed in whole or part to opioids went up 35 percent from 2015. There was a total of 5,725 opioid-related deaths statewide in Florida in 2016. As is the case in many locations, people who are buying opioids like heroin on the streets are inadvertently taking the powerful and incredibly deadly synthetic drug fentanyl, which is often mixed into these substances.

In the Tampa Bay area, there was also an increase in deaths related to cocaine according to the same report. There was a 57 percent increase in cocaine-related deaths from 2015 to 2016 statewide in Florida.

Pinellas County, which is part of the Tampa Bay metro, is one of the Florida counties with the highest number of arrests due to drug possession. This is according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch.

Along with substance abuse, poverty is an issue faced by many people in the area. A report from the end of 2016 showed that more than 200,000 people  in Hillsborough County live in poverty. More than one in four children in Hillsborough County reportedly live below the poverty level, and an estimated 17 percent of the county’s total population lived below the poverty level in 2016.

Other reports show that the crime rates in Tampa are higher than in other areas. According to the Neighborhood Scout, the crime index in Tampa is 22, out of a rating of 100 which represents the safest cities. There is a violent crime rate of more than 5 per 1,000 residents in the city. The murder, robbery and assault rates are higher than the U.S. average.

In 2013, there was a report that also named Tampa as one of the top five cities in the U.S. for the highest divorce rates. According to the report, the Tampa Bay area including Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater had a population of more than 280,000 divorced people out of 2.7 million total people. 11.6 percent of men and 14.2 percent of women were divorced at the time of the report. Tampa was only behind Las Vegas in terms of high divorce rates.

Mental Health Resources in Tampa

There are resources for people in Tampa and the surrounding areas who need mental health services and help. There are non-profit resources such as Project Helping Tampa. Project Helping Tampa is an organization made up of volunteers who work in the community to promote mental wellness. According to the organization, the goal is to help improve mental wellness in Tampa by creating meaningful and accessible volunteer experiences.

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is a non-profit organization where people can go if they have been the victim of sexual assault or other forms of trauma. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay also offers suicide prevention services, and they operate several call centers and hotlines for people who may need help.

There are also private or for-profit mental health care facilities throughout Tampa including the North Tampa Behavioral Health Hospital, and the Northside Behavioral Health Center. There is the Rogers Behavioral Health Center at Rogers Memorial Health, and BayCare, which is the largest provider of behavioral health services in Tampa Bay.

Along with non-profits and facilities, there are hundreds of therapists in the Tampa Bay area.

Connecting with a Tampa Therapist

We created a directory of some of the leading therapists, counselors, and mental health care providers in Tampa and the surrounding areas. Our above guide to Tampa therapists includes highly qualified, licensed providers in a variety of specialties. It’s our hope that the Tampa therapist guide can help you make an informed decision that will positively impact your life.