Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Sarasota, Florida

Find a therapist in Sarasota, Florida that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Sarasota to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Tracee Moore

PhD
12 years experience
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about. A little about me: I am a licensed psychologist with a multifaceted background that also includes specialization in Geriatrics. I have over 12 years of experience in mental health and am very comfortable... Read More
Hello! I am glad that you have made the choice to work with me as your psychologist. My personal approach to therapy has allowed me to offer a more versatile style to therapy that you can feel good about.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Marylise Zwarts

MA, MHC
16 years experience
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost… Maybe you’re looking for help... Read More
Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better! If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you… Maybe you’re just tired of feeling... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 16 years

Monica Gonzalez

LMHC
11 years experience
Making the decision to come to therapy can often be difficult. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere to help foster change and overcome challenges. Utilizing a strength based, integrative approach, I draw from various modalities, including person centered, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness, to best meet the needs of each individual client. By drawing on your personal strengths and building insight, my goal is to help you improve your quality of life and... Read More
Making the decision to come to therapy can often be difficult. I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere to help foster change and overcome challenges. Utilizing a strength based, integrative approach, I draw from various modalities, including... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Cheryl Stanton

MA, LMHC
13 years experience
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your goals and develop the skills you need to make lasting, positive changes. I believe the human spirit is resilient and healable when one is motivated to change his or her life. I am a... Read More
specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Danielle Eaton

LMHC, CRC
4 years experience
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with disabilities (whether those disabilities are visible or invisible). I worked for about five years in an involuntary commitment treatment center, specializing my experience in matters of suicidal thoughts, depression, homicidal thoughts, anxiety, substance use disorders,... Read More
As a licensed mental health counselor I've been trained explicitly in mental health counseling. I received my master's in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. The rehabilitation portion directly applied to training in vocational matters, so regarding careers of persons with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Mary Coriano

LCSW
39 years experience
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York and Florida. My specialty is in Bereavement and Grief, Person-Centered/Supportive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialty is loss and grief, depression and anxiety. I also work with clients who have chronic medical... Read More
My name is Mary Kaye Coriano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 39 years of experience. I received my MSW from Fordham Universityat Lincoln Center and I am licensed in the State of New York... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 39 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Loretta Georgiou

LMFT
5 years experience
Welcome to my page on BetterHelp. You have taken the first step in seeking out a therapist and putting yourself and your needs first, so hats off to you! There is no greater gift you can give to yourself and those you love than finding someone qualified to help you during this time of your life. If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed by circumstances, know that you don’t... Read More
Welcome to my page on BetterHelp. You have taken the first step in seeking out a therapist and putting yourself and your needs first, so hats off to you! There is no greater gift you can give to yourself... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Holly McIntyre

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the mental health field for more than 20 years which began during her service and enlistment in the United States Navy. Trained as a Hospital Corpsman with a specialty in psychology/psychiatry, she provided counseling to both... Read More
Holly McIntyre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (SW 12230) and a qualified supervisor for Registered Clinical Social Work Interns. She is certified in Hypnotherapy and has been trained in multiple treatment modalities. Holly has been working in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Dr. Elizabeth Krzewski

Ed.D, LMHC, CAP
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group settings; privately and in the hospital/treatment center settings. I have experience working with couples and families. Some of my specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, recovery, trauma, abuse, as well as grief and... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Certified Addictions Professional and a National Certified Counselor. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in both individual and group... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Jeffrey Frank

LCSW (FL) LICSW (DC)
12 years experience
Intensive Short-Term Psychotherapy and Counseling for Individuals and Couples Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

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.