Find Therapists and Counselors in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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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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