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

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

Christy Paul

LMHC
16 years experience
Hello, my name is Christy! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working in the field for over 16 years. I received my masters degree at the University of North Florida. In my experience when people are given the right tools or skills it empowers them to cope with any life situation. I believe therapy is the means in which one develops these skills. That is why... Read More
Hello, my name is Christy! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working in the field for over 16 years. I received my masters degree at the University of North Florida. In... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Linda Crawford

LMHC
15 years experience
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name is Linda Crawford. I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of Florida. Just like you, I am human and that means I understand life has a variety of challenges to... Read More
Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! This is where you can find your new future and the help you seek for the life you are wanting to live! I would be honored to assist you along that ride. My name... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Julie Featherman

LMHC, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice, along with nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including marketing, higher education administration, and K-12 online education. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with anxiety, depression,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL). I have over 3 years experience working in a non-profit setting, a residential crisis stabilization unit, a community mental health agency, and a private practice,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Colleen Clark

LMHC
20 years experience
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy, successful, and balanced life. By training I am a licensed mental health counselor and a credentialed trauma, mindfulness, and stress reduction counselor. Together with my extensive experience, I combine traditional treatments along with a... Read More
Hello-I am so glad you are here to start your journey of growth and healing! My name is Colleen. I am a therapist with over 20 years experience helping people navigate and find their way to a happy, healthy,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Heidi Graber

LMHC
3 years experience
I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been in Jacksonville, FL for 12 years. I have a 6 year old dog named Maddux who runs my house. I enjoy sports and hanging out with friends and family. I got my Bachelor's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy University in 2012. I completed my internship at a substance use residential facility. I... Read More
I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been in Jacksonville, FL for 12 years. I have a 6 year old dog named Maddux who runs my house. I enjoy sports and hanging out with friends and family. I got my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Isibel Moreno

PhD, LMFT
14 years experience
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a little about me: I was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. My family and I migrated to the USA in 1995. I have two siblings. My journey towards Ph.D. started with a desire to teach and train other professionals in the field. As an author and presenter, I have traveled to various countries exposing my ideas on the topic of heartbreak and how therapists can help clients who... Read More
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my page. Here's a little about me: I was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. My family and I migrated to the USA in 1995. I have two siblings. My journey towards Ph.D. started with a desire... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 14 years

Mariana Morales

LMFT
7 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 7 years

Kristina Taylor

LMHC
8 years experience
Human beings simply aren't meant to journey through this life alone. Sometimes we need people to walk beside us through hard moments in our lives. In a world that pushes harder and harder, it can be exceedingly difficult to take the time to care for ourselves. If you are thinking about therapy then, perhaps, you've decided that it is time to start the journey into self-care. What a great first step! I believe in a total... Read More
Human beings simply aren't meant to journey through this life alone. Sometimes we need people to walk beside us through hard moments in our lives. In a world that pushes harder and harder, it can be exceedingly difficult to take... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

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 and 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.