Counseling in Palm Bay, FL. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Palm Bay, Florida will help you make the changes you want.


Stephanie Byrd, MS, LMFT

Stephanie Byrd, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 32901 - Nearby to Palm Bay.

Whether you are looking for support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a different direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals creating more connection, clarity, and purpose in life.

Empowered Life Counseling, Inc., Dr. Remy Nelson, LMHC,NCC, CCMHC

Empowered Life Counseling, Inc., Dr. Remy Nelson, LMHC,NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Hello and thank you for reaching out. I'm so glad that you are here exploring options to a better way. I believe in a healthy humanity, and I have set forth the intention to become what I have become so that I can contribute toward the humanity that I envision.

Marcia Norman, PsyD, (Doctor of Psychology)

Marcia Norman, PsyD, (Doctor of Psychology)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Feeling stuck? Sad? Anxious? My typical client is a high achieving person who has hit a bump in the road. Whether it's depression, stress or anxiety, life is just not sparking joy. Sometimes it is a relationship that needs clearer communication. Let's fix it!

Jo Shaw, Ph.D

Jo Shaw, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide psychological assessments and treatment for children and their families. I am passionate about helping families with cohesion and overcoming challenges as a unit. I am available for one on one as well as family sessions.


Related Sites:
City of Palm Bay
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling

Therapy Palm Bay, FL

Malabar, June Park Counseling, West Brevard, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Melbourne Beach

Palm Bay is located on the eastern seaboard of the Atlantic Ocean in Florida. The city’s population is around 100,000.1 There are a couple of Christian schools located in Palm Bay--Covenant Christian School and Cornerstone Christian School, a with a Catholic school, St. Joseph Catholic School. Palm Bay also boasts different family-type activities throughout the year. Other recreational activities include events held at the 29 various city parks, which include paintball, skateboarding, golf courses, and an aquatic center. Of course who could forget the beaches!! Since Palm Bay is considered part of the Space Coast, it is close to Kennedy Space Center, which is definitely something to visit. There are also many other events along the coast, such as musical programs, art shows and festivals. If shopping is on the agenda, then Palm Bay is just the place, as there are four different shopping malls in the area, offering anything from specialty shops, to antiques, to electronics. There is something for the whole family.

Mental Health in Palm Bay

Overeating can be linked to a number of physical health problems, as everyone is well aware, but it can be both a symptom and a cause of mental health problems as well. Yet, stopping can be difficult, because compulsive overeating can more closely resemble an addiction than a simple bad habit.2 The Overeater’s Anonymous Support Group at the Our Lady of Grace Church in Palm Bay, Florida can offer those coping with compulsive overeating support, knowledge, and compassion as they work toward a mentally and physically healthier lifestyle.3 For more information, current schedules, and the full list of support groups available at Our Lady of Grace Church, call (321) 725-3066.

Bullying is taken seriously in the Brevard County School District, and bullying reports are filled out when any incidence of bullying is noted. Although Acacia Woodley agreed with the program of reporting, tracking, and responding to bullying, her Tiny Girl, Big Dream Foundation sought to improve relationships between Palm Bay residents in a new way.4 The foundation places brightly colored “friendship benches” in school and around town—including in front of city hall—where anyone can take a seat to indicate they need the support, comfort, or caring a friend can offer. To find out more about how Palm Bay’s friendship benches are transforming relationships in the community, or to donate, call (321) 952-3400.

Current Initiatives

CentrePoint Church in Palm Bay considers mission work, both at home and abroad, to be a critical part of the church ministry; their Operation Hope ministry reaches out to migrant laborers in the area. Operation Hope provides migrant laborers with clothing, food, and other necessities, providing a valuable community outreach service to Palm Bay. Poverty can be oppressive not only in a physical sense, but an emotional one as well, and initiatives like Operation Hope can build stronger, healthier communities. To find out how you can assist, call (321) 723-1216.5


References

1. City-Data.com. (2017). Palm Bay, Florida. Retrieved from http://www.city-data.com/city/Palm-Bay-Florida.html
2. Johnson, P. M. & Kenny, P. J. (2010). Addiction-like reward dysfuntion and compulsive eating in obese rats: Role for dopamine D2 Receptors. Nature Neuroscience 13 (5). 635-641. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2947358/
3. Our Lady of Grace Church. (2017). Bulletin. Retrieved from http://www.ourladyofgracechurch.com/uploads/514135_052514.pdf
4. The City of Palm Bay. (2017). Community Spirit. Retrieved from http://www.palmbayflorida.org/discover-us/showcase/community-spirit
5. CenterPointe Church. (2017). Missions. Retrieved from http://www.cpchurch.net/contentpages/28549/ace40af7-378b-4cdb-ab50-5eef50e52fe1/Missions.aspx

Palm Bay is located in Brevard County, Florida. It has a land area of 65.72 square miles and a water area of 3.13 square miles.  The population of Palm Bay is 107,888 people with 37,821 households and a median annual income of $43,163. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Palm Bay, FL

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Palm Bay is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Palm Bay are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Palm Bay public health department.