Christina M De Guia, MD, Psychiatrist in Sarasota
Finding a psychiatrist can be a daunting task for yourself or for your child. Fortunately, as a Board Certified Child/Adolescent & Adult psychiatrist, I have the skills to help you feel at ease. I have appointment times available within the week that you call. My desire is to do a thorough evaluation and to not make you feel rushed. I have experience treating and managing a range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders in children. I also have worked with adolescents with substance abuse disorders, and women with mood disorders related to pregnancy.
I worked in busy hospital and outpatient settings in NYC, Virginia, Hawaii and the East Coast of Florida before to returning back to Sarasota to start my private practice. I will do a complete medical and psychiatric assessment, then give recommendations if therapy and/or medications are needed.
I grew up in the Sarasota area, have travelled extensively in the US and abroad. In college I majored in Studio Arts and later attended Pastry School. Remember, I am here to help, not to judge. Call me for a brief phone consultation before deciding to schedule an appointment.
Call or Email Christina M De Guia for a free phone consultation now - (941) 621-2988


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: NYPH Child Fellowship of Columbia and Cornell
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: ME111114 Florida
  • Board Certification: ABPN


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $300
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Miami School of Medicine / Doctor of Medicine
  • Year graduated: 2003
  • Certificate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Certificate Date: 2009


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Mood Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016
Christina M De Guia, MD, Psychiatrist in Sarasota

Christina M De Guia

Psychiatrist, MD