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.


Bhakti Cohen

M,ED,ED,S,LMFT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was a parent and an educator. I’m also a spouse, and now a grandmother. My husband and I are married 48 years and have 2 sons, their partners, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cary Acosta

LCSW,DCSW,ACSW
15 years experience
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in addictions. I also hold the following credentials- The DCSW- Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and the ACSW- Academy of Certified Social Workers. I have worked in different settings with individuals- children, adolescents and adults,... Read More
My name is Cary Acosta and I am a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida. I have a Masters of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree and a certificate in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:15 years

Phyllis Babrove

MSW,LCSW
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in abuse situations; crisis counseling; working with adolescents in a diversion program; family counseling; and as a school social worker. I helped students achieve academic success so that they were able to set goals for... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Jose Ramirez

LMHC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently work with vulnerable populations and therefore have a lot of experience working with trauma and abuse. I got my master's degree in Psychology from Florida International University and currently work with vulnerable adults, LGBTQ+ youth/adolescents,... Read More
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 3 years experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, LGBTQ+ issues, HIV/AIDS, psychosis, and other clinical problems. I currently... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Jason Hosch

PhD,LCCC,LMHC
24 years experience
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology through the National Christian Counselors Association, and he was ordained. He has his certifications in Temperament Therapy and Neuro-Lingistic Programming (NLP). He has also been trained in Eye Movement... Read More
Dr. Jason Hosch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (LCCC). He acquired his MA in Counseling Psychology in 1995 from the University of North Florida. In 2010, he attained his... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:24 years

Roxana Rodriguez

LMHC
4 years experience
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the opportunity of working with various populations and ailments. I have experience working with the Elderly, Homeless population, Immune compromised HIV / AIDS population, Adolescents and families, LGBTQ. I am friendly, energetic, compassionate individual who... Read More
Hello! My name is Roxana Rodriguez, i am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. I have had the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Larry Baumgartner

LMFT
5 years experience
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in the right place! Are you and your partner not communicating like you used to? Has someone cheated? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem issues? Have relationships not gone as you would have hoped? Have you lost your job... Read More
Hi and welcome to Better Help! This is a huge step in moving forward from what has been troubling you. My name is Larry and a Licensed Counselor. I have a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. You are in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Melissa Klemkosky

LCSW
7 years experience
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, stress management, and grief. I also have professional and personal experience with military and law enforcement cultures. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches.... Read More
My name is Melissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from University of South Florida. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals and problems,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Evelyn Spaar

MA,LMHC,MCAP
7 years experience
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have anger issues. I am a person who believes in a world filled with peace and love, and as a Christian, I know how life can be both challenging and rewarding. I am here to help... Read More
I am a Mental Health Counselor in Florida with over 7 years of experience and over 20 years working in the helping field. I have worked with clients who are depressed, stressed, have low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma and have... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lance Rao

LMHC
10 years experience
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted into the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. For the last 5 years, I have served as the President of the Palm Beach Fordham Alumni Chapter. I also received my Masters Degree in Mental Health... Read More
Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. (I check messages every 2 hours and reply several times daily) I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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.