Find a Therapist near Gainesville, FL

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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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Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Gainesville 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 Gainesville

Gainesville is the government seat of Alachua County, Florida. It is the largest city in the county with a population of 132,200 people. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the largest and oldest university in the state. 

The median age of people in Gainesville is 26 years old. Of residents 25 years and older, 43% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Over 5,600 veterans live in the city.

The population of Gainesville is 57% white, 22% black, 10% Hispanic, and 7% Asian. Twelve percent of the city residents were born outside of the United States. Nearly 16% of Gainesville residents speak a native language that is not English. The city has 8,300 Spanish speakers, 1,800 Chinese speakers, and 900 Vietnamese speakers. 

The average yearly income in Gainesville is $20,000. The median household income is $32,700. The homeownership rate is 39%. Roughly 35% of Gainesville residents live in poverty.

Mental Health in Gainesville

Mental health is a top priority for the Gainesville Police Department (GPD). In 2015, 54 officers from the department participated in a week-long training in crisis intervention. The purpose of the training was to equip officers with the skills needed to defuse volatile situations involving a mental health crisis. 

More recently, the GPD has teamed up with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) to start a new co-responder program. Under this program, an officer and a mental health clinician from MBH will team up to respond to mental health calls. This new initiative is designed to improve the identification of individuals with mental health issues and increase the speed with which they receive appropriate intervention.


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