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. Calvin Woodland

PsyD,EdD,licensures:,DE,LPCMH-0000423;,DC,LPC-#13932;,FL-MHC,#3304;,NCC-#24065;
22 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of Behavioral Health, my professional experience began as music therapist at a Forensic Psychiatric institution before moving on to directing Maryland's first Vocational Rehabilitation resocialization program for female and male clients who were enrolled in career... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the States of Delaware and Florida. In addition, I am also licensed as a Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. With more than 30 years in the field of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 years

Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Eileen Kunmann

MSW,LCSW
5 years experience
Eileen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Eileen will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. Eileen... Read More
Eileen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Eileen will use one of several therapeutic... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Andria Achong

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! My name is Andria Achong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Florida. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated from Florida State University with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations include teenagers, adults, and geriatrics. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, substance use issues, and major life changes including growing... Read More
Hello! My name is Andria Achong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Florida. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 10 years. I graduated from Florida State University with a Master in Social... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Bhakti Cohen

M,ED,ED,S,LMFT
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was a parent and an educator. I’m also a spouse, and now a grandmother. My husband and I are married 48 years and have 2 sons, their partners, and 6 wonderful grandchildren. In addition to... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for nearly 15 years. I'm in private practice and treat couples and families of all persuasions. Psychotherapy is a second career for me. Prior to returning to the graduate school, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Vanessa Montero

MS,LMHC
6 years experience
Welcome! Once you have made the decision to seek help outside of yourself, that is one of the bravest steps anyone can make so I commend, admire, and welcome you! I see counseling as a journey where I meet you wherever you are (mentally, physically, and/or emotionally) and I have the privilege of walking alongside you through this journey. Every half-step, leap, or sprint is celebrated and acknowledged as we work together towards your goals and... Read More
Welcome! Once you have made the decision to seek help outside of yourself, that is one of the bravest steps anyone can make so I commend, admire, and welcome you! I see counseling as a journey where I meet you wherever... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ray Castiglia

MS,LMHC
18 years experience
My name is Ray Castiglia. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience in both community and crisis stabilization settings. I also have worked for an employee assistance program. Types of treatment modalities that I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Interventions, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, and Motivational Interviewing Interventions. I like to encourage my client's to identify their strengths and find the solutions within themselves. ... Read More
My name is Ray Castiglia. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience in both community and crisis stabilization settings. I also have worked for an employee assistance program. Types of treatment... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Randee-Sue Kramer

LCSW
25 years experience
Hi Welcome to BetterHelp, My name is Randee-Sue Kramer and i am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 25 years experience, working with individuals, families, children, teenagers, and couples. Currently i have a large male practice focusing on men's issues, and relationships. I have developed a private practice focusing on marital/divorce, relationship therapy, family therapy, and working with clients with anxiety and depression. i offer my patients a safe and comfortable space to share their inner most... Read More
Hi Welcome to BetterHelp, My name is Randee-Sue Kramer and i am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 25 years experience, working with individuals, families, children, teenagers, and couples. Currently i have a large male practice focusing on men's issues,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Vanessa Rodriguez

LCSW
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South Florida for college and never left.   I have lived in South Florida for over 15 years and have built both a family and career here, I guess the sunny warm weather made it hard to... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Vanessa and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I am bilingual(English & Spanish) and can provide counseling in both languages. I am originally from New York and moved to South... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:5 years

Nicale Caravella

LCSW
16 years experience
Hi there. Since we're meeting this way, you probably have something weighing on your heart and mind. You're not alone. More importantly, you don't have to be alone in the exploration and solution of it either. My name is Nikki Caravella and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I earned my Undergraduate Degree in Social Work at Youngstown State University in 1996 and my Master's Degree at Case... Read More
Hi there. Since we're meeting this way, you probably have something weighing on your heart and mind. You're not alone. More importantly, you don't have to be alone in the exploration and solution of it either. My name is... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Julie Simons

LCSW
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, but it’s wearing you down… If you can relate to... Read More
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, but it’s wearing you down… If you can relate to... Read More
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  • Languages: English

Lurline Aslanian

LCSW, Certified Psychoanalyst
50 years experience
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 that are aligned with your highest values.... Read More
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 that are aligned with your highest values.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 50 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.