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.


Becky Rojas

MS, LMHC
4 years experience
Therapy should be a stimulating and engaging experience, helping one to reach greater levels of well being and self-understanding. I work with those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues or families struggling with adolescent related conflicts. My main goal is for you to leave my office feeling prepared to tackle whatever issue life throws your way. Treatment can be brief and solution-focused, or more intensive for those who wish to dig deeper. Either way,... Read More
Therapy should be a stimulating and engaging experience, helping one to reach greater levels of well being and self-understanding. I work with those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues or families struggling with adolescent related conflicts. My main goal... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Mary Karlan

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is determined on a case by case basis, and I will work in collaboration with you to design a treatment plan that will suit your unique style and therapeutic goals. I believe that... Read More
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Florida. I have helped my clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and marital discord. My clinical approach is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Brent Berman

LCSW
9 years experience
Hello, my name is Brent Berman. I graduated from Barry University with my MSW in 2011 and have been licensed SW11714 in Florida since 2013. I began my career at the Trauma Resolution Center where I helped individuals reprocess their trauma’s using Traumatic Incident Reduction. I transitioned to Carrfour residential program that was under the TRC umbrella. At Carrfour, I created the curriculum, facilitated groups daily and treated the dual-diagnosis clients... Read More
Hello, my name is Brent Berman. I graduated from Barry University with my MSW in 2011 and have been licensed SW11714 in Florida since 2013. I began my career at the Trauma Resolution Center where I helped... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Julie Jakobi

LMHC
3 years experience
My name is Julie Jakobi. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida and I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a certified Adoption Specialist through the Florida Department of Children and Families. I have experience in working daily with adults and children who need help in their daily lives with Anxiety, Anger Management, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Major Recurring Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, and Adjustment... Read More
My name is Julie Jakobi. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida and I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am also a certified Adoption Specialist through the Florida Department... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Allison Schickedanz

MA, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
5 years experience
Hello and welcome to my page! I am happy to have you here because that means that you are taking steps to begin working on yourself and improving yourself. My name is Allison Schickedanz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I am also a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, as well as an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist level... Read More
Hello and welcome to my page! I am happy to have you here because that means that you are taking steps to begin working on yourself and improving yourself. My name is Allison Schickedanz and I am a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Lauren Hales

LMHC
16 years experience
Most of the time, most of us, are just doing the best we can. When we get stuck, it’s due not to inability, rather lack of experience or knowledge. Sometimes we just need to be heard and feel understood. Sometimes, we need to add more skills to our toolbox or see things from a different perspective. Throughout the years of my experience in hospitals and private... Read More
Most of the time, most of us, are just doing the best we can. When we get stuck, it’s due not to inability, rather lack of experience or knowledge. Sometimes we just need to be... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Carrie Glebe

LMHC
23 years experience
Do any of these sound familiar? You have to be strong and keep it all together even though it feels like the ground is crumbling beneath your feet. It seems like everyone around you is clinging to you like a life raft and you feel yourself going under. Your life is a tornado, everything is spinning and you are barely hanging on. You can feel yourself losing your grip and you know you will... Read More
Do any of these sound familiar? You have to be strong and keep it all together even though it feels like the ground is crumbling beneath your feet. It seems like everyone around you is clinging to you like a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

James Malone

MS, LMHC, MCAP
8 years experience
Hello there, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working as a Mental Health/Addictions Counselor since 2012. I specialize in Addictions and Mental Health issues, and working with adults. I graduated from Troy University with a masters in counseling and psychology in 2016. As well as being a fully licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, I also hold certifications as a Nationally Certified Counselor... Read More
Hello there, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working as a Mental Health/Addictions Counselor since 2012. I specialize in Addictions and Mental Health issues, and working with adults. I graduated from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Rehana Saleem

LMHC, MCAP, Qualified, Supervisor
8 years experience
​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe that good treatment consists of establishing excellent communication and trust in a secure environment. I approach counseling and psychotherapy from a nonjudgmental, empathetic, logical, warmth, person-centered perspective. I have extensive experience working with youth and... Read More
​Hello my name is Rehana Saleem. I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist. My belief is that we all need someone to talk to, someone who can really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I also believe... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu
  • Experience: 8 years

Katalin Hanana

MS, LMHC
9 years experience
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, suicidal thoughts, anger management, drug addiction, eating disorders, family and relationship dynamics, and conflict resolution as well as with caregivers I can assist you in developing the tools necessary to help you cope and... Read More
Hello, I’m here to help empower you to be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with people who have low esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 9 years

Felicia Ferreira

LMHC
6 years years experience
I work with children and adolescents 8*21 years old. Behavioral Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Anger Management and autism. I have completed additional training in: CBT, EMDR, REBT, Autism Assessment: ADOS-2 and Biofeedback. Read More
I work with children and adolescents 8*21 years old. Behavioral Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Anger Management and autism. I have completed additional training in: CBT, EMDR, REBT, Autism Assessment: ADOS-2 and Biofeedback. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 6 years 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.