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. Melanie Smith

PhD, LMHC
25 years experience
I have my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and family counseling. My experience lies in working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship issues. Life can be challenging and having someone who understands and listens is the key to moving on to a new life. I utilize a solution-focused approach and my goal is to provide support and practical feedback... Read More
I have my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and family counseling. My experience lies in working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship issues. Life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dr. Tenille Richardson-Quamina

Ph.D., LCSW
15 years experience
I am a therapist with degrees in psychology, social work , and marriage and family therapy. I am licensed in both Maryland and Florida and have over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I am also a certified parenting provider. I have assisted clients and families with issues regarding online infidelity, infidelity, relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflicts, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, anger and stress. My counseling style is supportive and interactive. ... Read More
I am a therapist with degrees in psychology, social work , and marriage and family therapy. I am licensed in both Maryland and Florida and have over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I am also a certified... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Chani Cochran

MSW, LCSW
13 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I have worked with diverse clientele on such issues as: depression, anxiety, anger, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting, family and relationship concerns, trauma, addictions, identity and self-esteem, emotional impact of chronic illness, and issues specific to military... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, with nearly 15 years of clinical experience. I spent many years working in both outpatient and inpatient settings and am currently building my Private Practice. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

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

Kelly Dambra

MA, LMHC
4 years experience
Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 5 years of experience. I serve clients with a wide range of needs, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, domestic violence and complex trauma. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. By building on your current strengths, I want to help empower... Read More
Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 5 years of experience. I serve clients with a wide range of needs, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Marylise Zwarts

MA, MHC
16 years experience
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost… Maybe you’re looking for help... Read More
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 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

Cheryl Stanton

MA, LMHC
13 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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.