Sarasota, Florida Therapists

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Lurline Aslanian
LCSW, Certified Psychoanalyst
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Would you like to be happier and more relaxed? Let me help you to get a handle on your life so you can begin to grasp what is stuck or out of balance in your life and learn better coping strategies...
In-Person Sessions:

Sarasota, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

You're sick of feeling this way. You hoped it would get better with time. You kept thinking, "I can figure it out on my own." And you've tried. But nothing's worked. You're tired & not sure where to turn. You're good at keeping up appearances,...
Dr Carin Friedman
LCSW, MSW, Ed.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Are you ready to start your journey towards inner peace, growth, and a better life? Providing a safe space in which to address any issues that may be keeping you stuck, I will guide you to move forward and create a life of joy and fulfillment. My...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Connecticut

My name is Meg Young. I am an LCSW licensed in Florida and Connecticut. I am a Certified EMDR therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional level 2, and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider. I have been providing video based counseling...
Jeffrey Frank
LCSW, LICSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, District of Columbia

If you are struggling with personal or professional relationships, are anxious or depressed, or suffering with addiction, my approach to therapy can help you get to emotional and mental wellness. www.sarasotapsychotherapy.com
In-Person Sessions:

Bradenton, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Chima is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified clinical trauma professional. She has extensive background in working with at risk youth, children and families in outpatient, inpatient, in home and juvenile detention center...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Exhausted at the end of the day? Like no one really gets you? Like even though you are in a room full of people, you are completely alone? That even though you ask for support, it is falling on deaf ears? Have you been...
Annette Reiter
MA. LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

St Petersburg, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Annette Reiter has been a counselor in Florida for over 20 years. She has a full-time practice in downtown St. Petersburg where she provides individual, couple and group therapy.   Annette is a GS 120 ™ Trained and Licensed Counselor. GS 120 ™...
In-Person Sessions:

St. Petersburg, Florida

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003 and have provided psychotherapy to a variety of populations including children, families, groups, individuals, geriatrics and have worked with a variety of issues including grief and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Our therapists focus primarily on in the LGBTQ+ community and sex therapy. In addition, our therapists specialties include sexual or gender identity, sexual functioning, sexually compulsive behaviors, sex addiction, or those who have relationship or...
In-Person Sessions:

St Petersburg, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Michael enjoys being a part of people's healing and growth. He sees it as an honor, privilege and joy to have worked with hundreds of people who are on the path of life enhancement and well being. We all start from here and go to there; that means...
In-Person Sessions:

St. Petersburg, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Georgia

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Florida and Georgia. I received my MSW from the University of Georgia in 2013 and have been practicing as a mental health therapist since 2014. I love working with clients who are dealing with anxiety,...
Martin Wesley
LMHC, LPCC-S 2, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Kentucky

Dr. Martin Wesley is a professor of the Florida School of Counseling with National Louis University. He has served as a licensed professional counselor for almost 25 years in Arizona, Kentucky, and Florida. Clinically, he specializes in marriage and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

My name is Lydia Angelica and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I received my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and my...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my page. My name is Gabriele Cash and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I currently serve clients in the beautiful state of Florida and have been practicing for the last 13 years. I have worked in...
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Largo, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

ACCEPTING CLIENTS-SELF-PAY ONLY. TELEHEALTH OPTIONS AVAILABLE. Have you ever been abandoned? Do you feel as if you could tweak your poor boundaries into stronger boundaries? Do you get defensive easily and find yourself resentful towards family...
Dr. Pamela Paul
NCC, LMHC, CFT, ISSA, RRCA, DSc
In-Person Sessions:

Largo, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Georgia

Pamela helps others transform their lives and restore hope through an integrated approach of counseling, coaching, nutritional education, and spiritual direction from a Judeo-Christian world view that addresses the whole person, spirit, soul, and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Utah

I have 30 years of experience. I was Gestalt trained. I specialized in addictions and Co-Dependency .I have branched out since then doing grief, incest survivors, family counseling. I also do business consulting. I became more skilled and trained in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I began my persuit understanding the human condition as an Anthropologist. After spending a number of years exploring and working on archeological sites, I returned to school and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University....
In-Person Sessions:

Tampa, Florida

I work with children and adolescents 8*21 years old. Behavioral Concerns, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Anger Management and autism. I have completed additional training in: CBT, EMDR, REBT, Autism Assessment: ADOS-2 and Biofeedback.
Maria Gusten
Pastoral Counselor
In-Person Sessions:

Indian Rocks, Florida

Maria Elena Gustin is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor through National Christian Counselors Association. She has her BA and MA in Counseling from Cornerstone University and has a certification in Adoption Competency sponsored by Rutgers...
Sandee Nebel
LMHC, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Clearwater, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

Sandee Nebel, LMHC, CEDS-S, RYT is the owner of the White Picket Fence Counseling Center, a mostly virtual online therapy practice. Her “brick and mortar” offices are located in Altamonte Springs and Clearwater, Florida. Sandee is a known expert...
Cindy Athey
MS, CAP
In-Person Sessions:

Clearwater, Florida

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I know it’s scary to come here and look for help but you are in the right place. I can help you break free from depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, codependency, addictions and other compulsive behaviors. I provide nonjudgmental...
Margery Runyan
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida

I was born a twin and lost my twin at 39 years of age. I know how to love.

An Overview of Mental Health in Sarasota, Florida

Tucked into the southwestern coast, Sarasota, Florida, rests on the bay near the Gulf of Mexico. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 56,944 people reside in this seaside town year-round. Aside from warm temperatures and ocean breezes, inhabitants enjoy a wide variety of amenities. Nearby shopping, aquariums and museums, state parks and public beaches are just a few of the local pastimes.

Although sunshine and outdoor activities are positive influences on emotional well-being, it is not always enough. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 18.3 percent of adults across the nation suffer from some form of mental illness. For the state of Florida, Mental Health America reports a 17.3 percent rate of adults with mental health concerns.

Psychological well-being is commonly understood as a combination of nature and nurture. Nature refers to biological, intrinsic elements present at birth. Nurture is the external, environmental influences that impact a person’s state of mind. In Sarasota, some extrinsic factors include victimization, relationship difficulties and money troubles. Fortunately, regardless of the source, professional counseling aids Sarasota residents in coping with difficulties and improving emotional health.

Crime Rates in Sarasota, Florida

Throughout the US, there are roughly 2,745 crimes committed annually per 100,000 people. Sarasota’s rate is 45 percent higher than the national average, with about 3,986 offenses per 100,000 people every year. Both property and violent wrongdoings occur at a much higher rate. Falling victim to a property crime, such as burglary or theft, may threaten one’s personal sense of security leading to increased anxiety and worry. Violent crimes, however, oftentimes have a life-altering impact. There are 323 reported violent crimes per year in Sarasota, including rape, robbery, assault and murder. For these 323 victims and their families, there is subsequent grief, trauma, guilt and despair. When violated in this way, therapeutic services help people develop positive coping mechanisms and move forward with recovery.

Marriage and Divorce Statistics in Sarasota

The companionship of marriage has positive effects on emotional well-being. However, the opposite holds true as well in that divorce is a top life stressor. In Sarasota, approximately 40.5 percent of the inhabitants are married and 31.3 percent have never been wed. This leaves a staggering 28.2 percent of the local population divorced, separated or widowed. On average in the state of Florida, about 10.7 percent of people are divorced. In Sarasota, this number rises to 17.2 percent. These statistics speak to the importance of marriage counseling for struggling couples. After a divorce, separation or death of a spouse, therapy helps people adjust and learn how to find joy in their new life circumstance.

Cost of Living and Poverty in Sarasota

According to the US census report, the national median household income is $57,652. In comparison, the median income per household in Sarasota is $45,073. These numbers are particularly concerning for Sarasota residents because the local Cost of Living Index of 108 is higher than the national index of 100. This means that the price of goods, services, groceries, utilities, health care and housing is slightly more than average. However, with a less than average income residents must find a way to make their dollar stretch further. Living paycheck to paycheck or not having enough money to pay the bills can be extremely stressful.

Some residents have more severe financial difficulties. In Sarasota, 19.6 percent of the population live at or below the poverty level, higher than the national average rate of 14 percent. In this instance, worries may be related to putting food on the table or finding an affordable place to live. It is normal to experience sadness, anxiety or feelings of inadequacy in this situation.

The Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Sarasota, Florida

There are many reasons why 56.4 percent of US residents with mental health concerns do not access support. In Sarasota, Florida, approximately 25 percent of people under the age of 65 are without health insurance. Finances are a significant barrier to seeking help, therefore some therapists offer services on a reduced fee or sliding scale basis. Another common barrier is feeling overwhelmed or confused as to how to begin the therapeutic journey.

E-Counseling wants to help the people of Sarasota, Florida, access counseling support. If you or a loved one are experiencing emotional difficulties, search our online therapist directory to find a licensed, highly-qualified professional near you today.