Florida Mental Health Counselors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mental Health Counselors in Florida

Fast Facts for Mental Health Counselors in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Pensacola, Panama City and Naples
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Orlando, West Palm Beach and Cape Coral
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Mental Health Counselors in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota

Schools for Mental Health Counselors in Florida are listed below.

Selected Mental Health Counseling Schools in Florida

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Consumer Behavior, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Organizational Behavior
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS in Psychology - General Psychology, MS in Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour, BS in Psychology, AA in Psychology
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Associate

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

  • Programs: Psychology - Bachelor
  • Degrees: Bachelor
South University
Tampa, West Palm Beach

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

  • Programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), Psychology (BA)
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor
Keiser University Campus
Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Melbourne, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Port Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

  • Programs: PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, PhD in Psychology, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master, Bachelor

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Psychology - BA, General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology
  • Degrees: Master

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

  • Programs: MA in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization , MA in Psychology, General Psychology
  • Degrees: Master
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More Florida Mental Health Counseling Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Central Florida Community College Ocala Associate 6,210
City College Gainesville Gainesville Bachelor 217
Daytona State College Daytona Beach Bachelor 13,675
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Bachelor 24,939
Florida Keys Community College Key West Associate 1,012
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City Associate 5,758
Hillsborough Community College Tampa Associate 22,621
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Bachelor 14,932
Miami Dade College Miami Bachelor 54,094
Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Doctorate 3,291
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth Associate 22,881
Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey Associate 8,065
St Petersburg College Clearwater Bachelor 25,450
Stetson University DeLand Masters & First Professional 3,721
The University of West Florida Pensacola Doctorate 10,358
University of Florida Gainesville Doctorate & First Professional 51,725
University of Miami Coral Gables Doctorate 15,449

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mental Health Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mental Health Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mental Health Counselors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 80 $37240 0.66
Jacksonville 510 $39110 0.88
Cape Coral 40 $34310 0.19
Fort Myers 40 $34310 0.19
Deltona 60 $35090 0.36
Daytona Beach 60 $35090 0.36
Ormond Beach 60 $35090 0.36
Orlando 370 $29610 0.35
Kissimmee 370 $29610 0.35
Sanford 370 $29610 0.35
Palm Bay 60 $41510 0.33
Melbourne 60 $41510 0.33
Titusville 60 $41510 0.33
Pensacola 80 $35280 0.54
Ferry Pass 80 $35280 0.54
Brent 80 $35280 0.54
Port St. Lucie 130 $39560 1.06
Lakeland 0 $32310 0
Winter Haven 0 $32310 0
Miami 1460 $44770 0.65
Fort Lauderdale 1460 $44770 0.65
West Palm Beach 1460 $44770 0.65
Naples 60 $48910 0.49
Immokalee 60 $48910 0.49
Marco Island 60 $48910 0.49
North Port 190 $46210 0.76
Sarasota 190 $46210 0.76
Bradenton 190 $46210 0.76
Ocala 80 $32400 0.96
Tallahassee 110 $47750 0.73
Tampa 550 $35530 0.49
St. Petersburg 550 $35530 0.49
Clearwater 550 $35530 0.49
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