Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in West Palm Beach, Florida

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


Bernadette Alers

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my Master’s degree in Social Work, from Columbia University. I’ve lived in Florida since 1999. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. My experience is with individuals and... Read More
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I’m originally from New York City, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, from Hunter College and my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Cinnamon Key

LCSW, CPLC
6 years experience
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social Work in 2007. I began my counseling professional immediately upon graduating, and later added a Certification in Professional Life Coaching. I have worked with clients spanning from early childhood into late adulthood. I have counseled... Read More
Hi there! Welcome to the first step toward better health with Better Help! My name is Cinnamon Key and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I graduated from Barry University with my Masters in Clinical Social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Sharon Crane

LMHC
5 years experience
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. I have experience in grief counseling, family therapy, individual and group therapy. I have worked with children and adolescents. I can help parents address the issues they may... Read More
"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity"- Samuel Johnson We all face challenges in our lives. I am here to help you face those challenges with a non- judgemental , empathetic approach. I am a... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Portuguese
  • Experience: 5 years

Sheri Wyatt

MA, LMHC
30 years experience
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who have experienced childhood abuse and who may have trauma recovery needs, intimacy and relationship issues, depression and anxiety and LGBTQ issues. I have extensive experience with telephonic counseling and therapy in addition to face... Read More
Hi, my name is Sheri Wyatt, I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and therapist for 30 years and my experience includes working with individuals and couples in various settings. I have specialized in working with adults who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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

Alexis James

LMHC
6 years experience
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings offering treatment to individuals (ages 18-geriatric) with mild to severe mental health disorders. I believe that establishing trust within the counseling relationship is paramount. ... Read More
Hi There! My name is Alexis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I relocated to Florida in 2013 from New York State. I have experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Dr. Martine Senatus

PMHNP
6 years experience
Psychiatric Mental Health Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioners , We treat our clients from a Holistic care standpoint integrating the physical and mental aspects of the self. We provide compassionate care to optimize patient wellness. We are accepting new patients now! 561-909-8555 Read More
Psychiatric Mental Health Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioners , We treat our clients from a Holistic care standpoint integrating the physical and mental aspects of the self. We provide compassionate care to optimize patient wellness. We are accepting new patients now! 561-909-8555 Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. As far as residents, some live there during the traditional winter season of other states such as New York and Massachusetts while others live in West Palm Beach the entire year.

The geographic area in which West Palm Beach is located is commonly called The Palm Beaches and has been literally trademarked as “America’s first resort destination”. People can participate in everything from snorkeling to golfing at some of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Because of the popularity of The Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach and its surrounding communities have plenty of medical treatment options — including a variety of therapists, support groups, psychiatrists, and other types of care for mental illnesses (i.e. schizophrenia, anxiety, or bipolar disorder) and/or substance abuse.

Poverty and Mental Illness in West Palm Beach, Florida

As of July 2017, West Palm Beach had 110,222 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The poverty level for West Palm Beach is 19%, which is substantially higher than both the state average of 14% and the U.S. average of 12.3%.

Therefore, finances could present a challenge to West Palm Beach, Florida residents who need mental health care services.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness. Finally, anyone who has a mental health condition such as depression or schizophrenia is more likely to end up living in poverty after symptoms begin to appear. This applies to people of all education levels and professions.

Mental Health Statistics for West Palm Beach, Florida

According to a report from the American Psychological Association, Florida has nearly 2,900 active psychologists — one of the highest numbers in the Southeast region of the United States. Such a large number of psychologists indicates how pervasive the problem of mental illness is among people throughout the state.

According to SAMHSA’s Florida Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are slightly lower than the national average.

The percentage of major depressive episodes among Florida children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 10.5% —half a percentage point lower than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period.

The average for serious mental illnesses among Florida adults in 2013-2014 was 3.7% — again half a percentage point lower than the national average of 4.2%.

Between 2010 and 2014, nearly 37% of Florida adults with any mental illness received counseling or other related treatment. This was somewhat lower than the national average of nearly 43% for the same period. It is unclear whether the lower incidence of adults receiving mental health services was caused by the usual stigma that accompanies any mental illness diagnosis, geographically or financially inconvenient access to mental health care, and/or other factors such as Florida’s year-round sunny weather (which can reduce or eliminate symptoms of some mental illnesses such as seasonal affective disorder or SAD).

Mental Health Resources for West Palm Beach, Florida

A SAMHSA online search engine lists seven facilities in West Palm Beach that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults. On the other hand, there are 21 providers of services related to substance abuse in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in West Palm Beach and nearby cities offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. It is always worth inquiring about payment options, even if you do have health insurance and/or a steady job.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in West Palm Beach, Florida

This website is dedicated to helping people in West Palm Beach, Florida and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment available.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near West Palm Beach, Florida. We provide mental health resources for residents of West Palm Beach, Florida who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.