Find Therapists and Counselors in Wilmington, DE

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Wilmington, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in Wilmington or find a child psychologist or family therapist in Wilmington. You can also connect with Wilmington therapists who specialize in treating anxiety or depression. In addition, some therapists provide group therapy, which is typically a therapist-led session with multiple people.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Wilmington who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics for Wilmington 

Opioid abuse abuse is a major issue in Wilmington and the surrounding New Castle County. Between 2013 and 2014, there was a 93.5% increase of heroin-related deaths in the county. The most recent data show Wilmington is Delaware’s largest local heroin supply base. Between 2014 and 2015, New Castle County saw a 130% increase in fentanyl-related deaths. In 2015, 59% of all drug overdose deaths in Delaware took place in New Castle County.

Youth drug use is also a concern in the area. In the 2016 Delaware School Survey, researchers asked Wilmington 11th graders if they had used illegal substances in the past year.  Nearly 3% had abused “downers,” 2% reported abusing crack cocaine, and 1% had abused heroin. 

Access to treatment can be difficult for some people in Wilmington. In 2014, 3.4% of Wilmington residents who needed treatment for drug use did not receive it. This rate was higher than the state, county, and national levels. As of 2018, 8% of people in Wilmington do not have health insurance.

References:

  1. Behavioral health: People needing treatment. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://delawarefocus.org/health/behavioral-health/people-needing-treatment
  2. The drug situation in Delaware [PDF]. (2016). Drug Enforcement Administration. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2018-07/phi051816_attach.pdf
  3. 2017 Delaware state epidemiological profile: Substance use and related issues [PDF]. (2017). University of Delaware Center for Drug and Health Studies. Retrieved from https://www.cdhs.udel.edu/content-sub-site/Documents/2017%20Epi%20Report/2017%20Delaware%20Epidemiological%20Report.pdf
  4. QuickFacts: Wilmington city, Delaware. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/wilmingtoncitydelaware
 
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