Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Weston, Florida

Find a therapist in Weston, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Weston  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 Weston, Florida

Situated along the edge of the Everglades, Weston is a charming city in Florida. Home to over 68,000 individuals, this diverse city has a wonderful downtown, easy access to major cities and beautiful countryside. Despite the picturesque backdrop, many residents of Weston, Florida are struggling with mental health issues. There are a range of mental illnesses present in Weston, and many risk factors that make it difficult for people living with a mental illness. If you or someone you know is affected by mental illness, learn how you can find hope and healing with this overview of mental health.

Mental Illness in Florida

The 2018 State of Mental Health in America report ranked Florida at 44 out of the 50 states in terms of access to mental health support. Approximately 660,000 adults suffer from serious mental illness, and the state offers the second lowest per capita spending on mental health resources. Whether you or someone you know is dealing with depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide or other serious mental health issues, it can be difficult to find access in the state of Florida.

Other factors in the state contribute to the effects of mental illness. Substance abuse in Florida is approximately the same as the national average, about 9 percent. Florida has slightly lower rates of both cigarette use and frequency of binge alcohol use. Alcohol use in particular is associated with increased rates of depression. Unfortunately, the effects are cyclical. Individuals who drink excessively typically see higher rates of depression, while at the same time individuals who are depressed have an increased risk of drinking to excess. A trained mental health professional can help you or a loved one break the cycle of alcohol and depression.

Common Mental Health Challenges in Weston, Florida

Residents of Weston face several social challenges that can increase the risk of mental illness. There are a range of mental illnesses that are common in the United States, including:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Phobias
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

These mental health issues can affect anyone, but there are certain risk factors that can increase your likelihood of struggling with a mental illness. Poverty in particular can have a traumatic effect on mental health. Individuals living in poverty are exposed to high levels of stress, anxiety and uncertainty about the future. In Weston, the rate of homeownership is 73.4 percent. This is higher than the national average, which helps to lower the local rates of homelessness. The poverty rate is 7.85 percent, which is also lower than the national average. Residents of Weston enjoy, on average, a higher household income as well.

While these factors are lower in Weston than the national average, the lack of mental health resources throughout Florida can still put residents at risk. Here are a few common signs and symptoms that a person may be dealing with a mental health crisis:

  • Social withdrawal
  • Lower performance at school, work etc.
  • Difficulty in thinking and concentration
  • Loss of motivation and initiative
  • Strong mood swings
  • Feelings of disconnection, nervousness and apathy

Any of these feelings or attitudes could be signs of serious mental health issues. Don’t let yourself or someone you know suffer alone with these feelings, but find out how you can get in contact with a local mental health professional today.

Divorce Rates in Florida

A common social change that can have a major impact on your mental wellbeing is divorce. Whether recent or far removed, experiencing  a divorce can still bring up pain and sensitivity when you least expect it. Thankfully, the divorce rate in Florida has been steadily dropping in the past few decades. In 2015, only 4 out of every 1,000 individuals throughout the state experienced a divorce. However, if you know someone who has recently gone through a divorce, don’t hesitate to reach out and recommend contacting a mental health expert. Marriage or individual counseling can have a dramatic effect.

Discover Mental Health Services in Weston, Florida

From the Everglades to nearby Fort Lauderdale and Miami, there’s many mental health resources available to you. Browse the E-Counseling directory today to find a local, qualified professional for you or a loved one. Connect with highly trained and welcoming individuals, and browse any reviews or other important information before making a call.