Ciara O'connor
PA-C Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
I am a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. I treat patients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD and OCD. I take the time to get to know each of my patients and make sure they feel safe and comfortable in my office. I work as a team with my patients and their loved ones to achieve their treatment goals. I am dedicated to finding the treatment that will improve my patients quality of life. My goal is to provide patient-centered, empathetic, supportive care with the fewest medications.
(941) 413-0834
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Sarasota, FL 34243
I am a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. I treat patients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD and OCD. I take the time to get to know each of my patients and make sure they feel safe and comfortable in my office. I work as a team with my patients and their loved ones to achieve their treatment goals. I am dedicated to finding the treatment that will improve my patients quality of life. My goal is to provide patient-centered, empathetic, supportive care with the fewest medications.
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Edsaida Ortiz
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Dr. Ortiz is a bilingual Psychologist that has worked with adults, children and adolescents throughout her career. Dr.Ortiz has extensive experience working with patients who suffer from various conditions, including: trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, issues with impulsive behaviors, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and non-suicidal self-injury behaviors (NSSI or “cutting”).
(941) 205-7194
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Dr. Ortiz is a bilingual Psychologist that has worked with adults, children and adolescents throughout her career. Dr.Ortiz has extensive experience working with patients who suffer from various conditions, including: trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, issues with impulsive behaviors, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and non-suicidal self-injury behaviors (NSSI or “cutting”).
Meg Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-TMH Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Nothing seems to be going right in the world right now. You are afraid of losing control completely and think something's wrong with you. The anxiety has gotten way out of hand and it's affecting many aspects of your life. It says a lot about your strength to even think about coming to therapy. You’re terrified of judgements or being seen as weak or a failure. But you are not weak and have not failed. There is a limit to what any of us can do and handle. You are a strong person and you will feel that again.
(941) 208-0535
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Nothing seems to be going right in the world right now. You are afraid of losing control completely and think something's wrong with you. The anxiety has gotten way out of hand and it's affecting many aspects of your life. It says a lot about your strength to even think about coming to therapy. You’re terrified of judgements or being seen as weak or a failure. But you are not weak and have not failed. There is a limit to what any of us can do and handle. You are a strong person and you will feel that again.
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Dr. Crosby and Associates, LLC
PsyD, MA Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
My primary goal is to provide you with relief and improvement in functioning and well-being. I will work closely with you while we help to move you to a more positive and functional situation. We will work together collaboratively to relieve your distress and establish a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship. The most important part of the experience will be to instill and foster hope, to help you see positive change, and to make sure that you feel supported. You are not alone.
(941) 256-2785
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
My primary goal is to provide you with relief and improvement in functioning and well-being. I will work closely with you while we help to move you to a more positive and functional situation. We will work together collaboratively to relieve your distress and establish a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship. The most important part of the experience will be to instill and foster hope, to help you see positive change, and to make sure that you feel supported. You are not alone.
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Diane A McKay, PsyD, PA
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
"Our goal is to get you back to being you". Psychological services are offered for depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. Dr. McKay is a clinical psychologist providing evidence-based treatment, such as cognitive-behavioral or dialectical behavioral therapy. She has extensive experience working with patients who have eating disorders or medical problems, as well as onducting psychological evaluations. Dr. McKay is also a Level 2 Gottman Therapist using an evidence-based method to help couples build a better relationship. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the community and treat all of our patients with respect and compassion.
(941) 877-6456
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
"Our goal is to get you back to being you". Psychological services are offered for depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. Dr. McKay is a clinical psychologist providing evidence-based treatment, such as cognitive-behavioral or dialectical behavioral therapy. She has extensive experience working with patients who have eating disorders or medical problems, as well as onducting psychological evaluations. Dr. McKay is also a Level 2 Gottman Therapist using an evidence-based method to help couples build a better relationship. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the community and treat all of our patients with respect and compassion.
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Lonne Lynne Sterling
Counselor, LMHC, CEAP, SAP Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
As a dedicated professional, I am committed to providing the highest standard of care. I believe therapy is a process, uniquely formed by the bonding relationship between therapist and client, working side-by-side. My objective is to help clients successfuly manage life's problems and challenges and empower them to achieve their therapeutic goals. I am interactive and results oriented. I want clients to receive the best I have to offer in the shortest amount of time possible."
(941) 357-7932
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
As a dedicated professional, I am committed to providing the highest standard of care. I believe therapy is a process, uniquely formed by the bonding relationship between therapist and client, working side-by-side. My objective is to help clients successfuly manage life's problems and challenges and empower them to achieve their therapeutic goals. I am interactive and results oriented. I want clients to receive the best I have to offer in the shortest amount of time possible."
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Laura Weber Garrison Phd
PhD, C-IAYT, ACHT
Sarasota, FL 34243
Dr. Laura Garrison is an author, educator and Holistic Health Practitioner with over two decades of experience working with challenged and at-risk populations. With a Doctorate in Holistic Health, Laura specializes in integrative yoga-based therapeutics with emphasis on restorative modalities. She is certified as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, is an E-RYT 500, is certified by iRest Yoga Nidra as an Instructor, and is authorized by the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT Continuing Education Provider.
(941) 260-2941
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Dr. Laura Garrison is an author, educator and Holistic Health Practitioner with over two decades of experience working with challenged and at-risk populations. With a Doctorate in Holistic Health, Laura specializes in integrative yoga-based therapeutics with emphasis on restorative modalities. She is certified as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, is an E-RYT 500, is certified by iRest Yoga Nidra as an Instructor, and is authorized by the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT Continuing Education Provider.
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William Anderson
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
I have expertise in counseling for a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety disorders and addictions, but my experience in finally beating my own weight problem after 25 years of weight loss failure is what has made weight loss my specialty. I discovered the solution to successful weight control in 1985, lost 140 pounds, and have maintained my ideal weight with no trouble. I've been helping others to the solution ever since. Now I'm teaching it to other therapists too.
(941) 932-4640
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Sarasota, FL 34243
I have expertise in counseling for a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety disorders and addictions, but my experience in finally beating my own weight problem after 25 years of weight loss failure is what has made weight loss my specialty. I discovered the solution to successful weight control in 1985, lost 140 pounds, and have maintained my ideal weight with no trouble. I've been helping others to the solution ever since. Now I'm teaching it to other therapists too.
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Crystal Rischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Covid19 Update: We have never experienced anything like this. We are all wondering what the future will hold. We are at home with family or alone like for longer amounts of time than we are used too. Some are working from home, some our homeschooling. Some have added stress of sickness and others loss of jobs. Children and adolescents are without friends and normalcy. We all have had a huge changes in a very short period of time. With changes come awareness of things, people and places we took for granted and also awareness of emotions connected to all. I am here to do my best to help guide and support you during these times.
(754) 465-9130
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Covid19 Update: We have never experienced anything like this. We are all wondering what the future will hold. We are at home with family or alone like for longer amounts of time than we are used too. Some are working from home, some our homeschooling. Some have added stress of sickness and others loss of jobs. Children and adolescents are without friends and normalcy. We all have had a huge changes in a very short period of time. With changes come awareness of things, people and places we took for granted and also awareness of emotions connected to all. I am here to do my best to help guide and support you during these times.
Denise Helen Schonwald
Counselor, BSRN, MS, LMHC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Are you sick & tired of feeling "sick and tired" all the time? If you feel your physical health has been declining, it may be time to address your mental health. As a critical care nurse and now a nationally licensed mental health counselor, I can help. We know that the body follows the mind-- the topic of my recent book, "Healing your Body by Mastering Your Mind." I have appointments available virtually and in person- in a comfortable quiet environment with flexibility to change my schedule to accommodate urgent needs of my patients. My certified therapy dog, Henry, works alongside me to bring you comfort along the way.
(352) 533-4663
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Are you sick & tired of feeling "sick and tired" all the time? If you feel your physical health has been declining, it may be time to address your mental health. As a critical care nurse and now a nationally licensed mental health counselor, I can help. We know that the body follows the mind-- the topic of my recent book, "Healing your Body by Mastering Your Mind." I have appointments available virtually and in person- in a comfortable quiet environment with flexibility to change my schedule to accommodate urgent needs of my patients. My certified therapy dog, Henry, works alongside me to bring you comfort along the way.
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Laura E Lajos
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Dr. Lajos provides assessment and psychological testing that can foster a better approach to determine treatment goals for clients. Dr. Lajos provides both brief and long-term therapy to adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. She addresses a multitude of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, health psychology and management of sleep disorders. She has also worked extensively with geriatric patients and their families in assisted-living and nursing home facilities. Her primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as supportive counseling and crisis management.
(800) 687-1938
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Dr. Lajos provides assessment and psychological testing that can foster a better approach to determine treatment goals for clients. Dr. Lajos provides both brief and long-term therapy to adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. She addresses a multitude of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, health psychology and management of sleep disorders. She has also worked extensively with geriatric patients and their families in assisted-living and nursing home facilities. Her primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as supportive counseling and crisis management.
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Jessica Barbalato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
My name is Jessica Barbalato and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the field. I received my Master of Social Work from Fordham University and have experience working with diverse populations in various settings. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment issues/life transitions, trauma as well as identity issues. My belief is that strong relationship between client and therapist can be the catalyst for healing, change and growth. As a therapist, I would describe myself as warm, empathetic, charismatic, funny and non-judgemental. I conduct all sessions via teletherapy.
(941) 205-7322
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
My name is Jessica Barbalato and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the field. I received my Master of Social Work from Fordham University and have experience working with diverse populations in various settings. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment issues/life transitions, trauma as well as identity issues. My belief is that strong relationship between client and therapist can be the catalyst for healing, change and growth. As a therapist, I would describe myself as warm, empathetic, charismatic, funny and non-judgemental. I conduct all sessions via teletherapy.
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Justin M. Lampert
PsyD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
I provide therapy during the afternoon and after typical "work hours" from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. I strive to build an authentic connection with my patients and do so by taking a "human-first" approach in my interactions. I am engaged and active in therapy, easily-accessible to answer questions and encourage communication outside of sessions via e-mail. My goal is to take the knowledge I have as a doctor and apply it in a meaningful and friendly manner; this is accomplished through a comprehensive care model, with ongoing research, communication, and individually-tailored interventions.
(941) 263-2976
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
I provide therapy during the afternoon and after typical "work hours" from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. I strive to build an authentic connection with my patients and do so by taking a "human-first" approach in my interactions. I am engaged and active in therapy, easily-accessible to answer questions and encourage communication outside of sessions via e-mail. My goal is to take the knowledge I have as a doctor and apply it in a meaningful and friendly manner; this is accomplished through a comprehensive care model, with ongoing research, communication, and individually-tailored interventions.
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Sisi Zhao
Counselor, LMHC , CRC , MA Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
(941) 662-4855
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
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Stefanie Coppes
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34243
Dr. Coppes is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist who specializes in providing assessment services for a variety of behavioral, mental health (e.g., anxiety and depression), and neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability) disorders. She also specializes in gifted evaluation.
(727) 287-5986
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Dr. Coppes is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist who specializes in providing assessment services for a variety of behavioral, mental health (e.g., anxiety and depression), and neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability) disorders. She also specializes in gifted evaluation.
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Audra Walsh, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP Verified
Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
Dr. Walsh has been caring for infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and families for more than a decade. Creating nurturing environments for kids to thrive involves both science and art and is increasingly difficult in today's evolving landscape of academic, social, and technological pressures experienced by both kids and caregivers alike. I aim to provide state-of-the-science psychological evaluation and deliver individualized treatment to promote psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being. Please note: Contacting Dr. Walsh does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.
(727) 592-5457
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Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
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Dr. Walsh has been caring for infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and families for more than a decade. Creating nurturing environments for kids to thrive involves both science and art and is increasingly difficult in today's evolving landscape of academic, social, and technological pressures experienced by both kids and caregivers alike. I aim to provide state-of-the-science psychological evaluation and deliver individualized treatment to promote psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being. Please note: Contacting Dr. Walsh does not establish a therapist-patient relationship. If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.
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Dave Stacho
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 19 years, with a specialty in counseling couples with relationship difficulties, individuals with mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, and those in need of life coaching strategies. I also provide anger and stress management programs. In addition, I offer sport counseling, exercise, and weight control sessions. My role is to help you formulate and achieve your goals.
(941) 348-2819
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Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 19 years, with a specialty in counseling couples with relationship difficulties, individuals with mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, and those in need of life coaching strategies. I also provide anger and stress management programs. In addition, I offer sport counseling, exercise, and weight control sessions. My role is to help you formulate and achieve your goals.
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Judith Korn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
I have been in practice for more than 25 years. I have a tremendous respect for the analytic process and for the individuals who are courageous enough to explore their emotional lives. I work with individuals, couples and families. Psychotherapy enables people to have a clear understanding of the themes and patterns in their lives. Having an awareness of our internal life, enables us to grow and create a sense of self.
(941) 548-6484
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Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
I have been in practice for more than 25 years. I have a tremendous respect for the analytic process and for the individuals who are courageous enough to explore their emotional lives. I work with individuals, couples and families. Psychotherapy enables people to have a clear understanding of the themes and patterns in their lives. Having an awareness of our internal life, enables us to grow and create a sense of self.
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David Umbras
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
My approach to counseling is framed around two perspectives. The first is that each individual knows themselves best. Because of that belief I am available to help individuals achieve the change they seek based on an understanding that each person may just need some guidance to access the knowledge they already have inside of them. The second perspective involves not dwelling on the origins of problems. Knowing the roots of a problem doesn't mean that the effects of a problem suddenly disappear. I often rely on a solutions focused approach rather than a problem centric focus with helping individuals work toward change.
(941) 584-4184
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Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
My approach to counseling is framed around two perspectives. The first is that each individual knows themselves best. Because of that belief I am available to help individuals achieve the change they seek based on an understanding that each person may just need some guidance to access the knowledge they already have inside of them. The second perspective involves not dwelling on the origins of problems. Knowing the roots of a problem doesn't mean that the effects of a problem suddenly disappear. I often rely on a solutions focused approach rather than a problem centric focus with helping individuals work toward change.
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Couples Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, IRT Verified
Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
Frustrated with the way your relationship is going? Trying to recover from an affair or breakup? Need help getting back on track? I specialize in Individual and Couples Therapy. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Imago Couples Therapist. The Counseling Center offers individual and couples therapy. Safe, confidential and relaxed environment.
(941) 756-3385
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Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34243
Frustrated with the way your relationship is going? Trying to recover from an affair or breakup? Need help getting back on track? I specialize in Individual and Couples Therapy. I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Certified Imago Couples Therapist. The Counseling Center offers individual and couples therapy. Safe, confidential and relaxed environment.

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in 34243 are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in 34243 then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
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