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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.

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If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in Fort Lauderdale or find a child psychologist or family therapist in Fort Lauderdale. You can also connect with Fort Lauderdale 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.

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Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Fort Lauderdale 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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About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is the administrative center of Broward County, Florida. The city covers 36 square miles and has a population of 178,800 people. The population increased by 8% from 2010 to 2016.

Fort Lauderdale is known for its warm weather, beaches, and inland waterways. The city supports many industries, including film, technology, aerospace, and tourism. People in Fort Lauderdale earn an average annual wage of $38,100. Almost one in five residents live below the poverty line. 

Almost 24% of Fort Lauderdale residents are foreign-born. The city’s ethnic composition is 49% white, 32% black, 16% Hispanic, and 1% Asian. Over 28% of residents speak a language other than English at home. Fort Lauderdale has approximately 23,300 Spanish speakers, 10,200 French Creole speakers, and 2,600 French speakers.

Mental Health in Fort Lauderdale

In Broward County, 12% of adults report poor mental health. Roughly 14% of adult residents in the county have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. The suicide death rate in Broward County is 11 per 100,000 people.

In 2018, the Broward County Commission unanimously voted to ban mental health professionals from practicing gay conversion therapy on minors. They cited research linking the practice to self-harm, depression, and suicide. Therapists who break the law will be fined $250. 


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