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 helped people who are dealing with a wide variety of concerns including family and relat Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 35 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 know each person I talk with has their own Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 12 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-focus Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 8 years

Ruby Coopersmith

Ruby Coopersmith, MA, LMHC,

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and have been providing both individual and couples counseling services for many years. I received my Masters in Counseling Education from the University of Central Florida (CACREP Accredited) and have a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I have a background working with a variety of issues but have specialized in working with clients with addiction, anxiety and depression. More specifically, Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 years

Christian Lamb

Christian Lamb, Licensed, Clinical, Social, Worker, LCSW,

× I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Hawaii, but licensed in Florida.  Moving to Hawaii is my newest adventure and I definitely have to say it's one of the better ideas I've had.  I traveled to many different countries during my 5 years in Naval Special Forces and I must say Hawaii is one of the most breathtaking places I've seen. Along with travelling and adventuring I also enjoy spending quality time with my family, my wife and son and all our relatives. M Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 9 years

Nicole Jasmine Johnson

Nicole Jasmine Johnson, MSW, MA, LCSW,

I have been providing therapeutic services in a variety of settings for over 15 years. I have been fulfilled at helping my clients work through challenging times and reach their goals. I am a solution-focused therapist with an emphasis on a strength-based approach. I believe that the problems we face, there is a solution to relieve or correct the stressors, hurt and or damage. With my assistance, my clients are able to identify their own strengths, resiliency, and resources Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 15 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 appr Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 18 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski, Ed.D, LMHC, CAP,

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, tra Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 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 Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Larisa Lasko

Dr. Larisa Lasko, Psy.D.,

Hello! I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Florida with over 7 years of experience working with adults (ages 18-80) in medical and government settings, as well as private practice. I have training in anxiety and depression, weight and diabetes management, adjustment to chronic medical conditions, chronic pain, stress management, sleep hygiene, and relationship issues. I utilize an integrated approach to therapy, primarily using cognitive behaviora Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 6 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.