Madison Ahles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
It’s hard to imagine a more accurate stereotype than the image of an unhappy adult reclined on a chaise lounge while venting about an unhappy childhood. Though the stereotype might be overly simplified, the reality is your childhood and adolescent years go on to color the rest of your life, shaping your personality, relationships, goals, and opinions. The importance of these years is what drew me to the field. From my very first placement as a graduate school intern, I was especially drawn towards the prospect of helping children and young adults navigate their way through a time that can feel like a rollercoaster.
(941) 205-7181
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
It’s hard to imagine a more accurate stereotype than the image of an unhappy adult reclined on a chaise lounge while venting about an unhappy childhood. Though the stereotype might be overly simplified, the reality is your childhood and adolescent years go on to color the rest of your life, shaping your personality, relationships, goals, and opinions. The importance of these years is what drew me to the field. From my very first placement as a graduate school intern, I was especially drawn towards the prospect of helping children and young adults navigate their way through a time that can feel like a rollercoaster.
Chima Lubin | Kabod Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
You look at your adolescent and wonder what happened to your sweet, happy kid? Your parent intuition tells you something is not right. There are so many changes, too fast. Adolescence is a stage of life that brings with it a lot of change, physically, socially, and emotionally. Whether your child is entering adolescence, in the middle of adolescence or at the end of adolescence, each stage brings its challenges. Not addressing issues presented with your teen can lead to risky behaviors. Most parents brace themselves and suffer through it, as does their teen but it doesn't have to be this way!
(941) 203-1596
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
You look at your adolescent and wonder what happened to your sweet, happy kid? Your parent intuition tells you something is not right. There are so many changes, too fast. Adolescence is a stage of life that brings with it a lot of change, physically, socially, and emotionally. Whether your child is entering adolescence, in the middle of adolescence or at the end of adolescence, each stage brings its challenges. Not addressing issues presented with your teen can lead to risky behaviors. Most parents brace themselves and suffer through it, as does their teen but it doesn't have to be this way!
Cari Tingen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
(941) 229-7657
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
Joel Bernstein
Counselor, LMHC, LPN, MA Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Offers online therapy
Many of us struggle with conflicting thoughts and emotions. Facing challenging decisions, navigating intimate relationships and family, and carrying too many responsibilities can be overwhelming and often too difficult to work though alone. Unresolved issues and traumas can lead to feeling "stuck" rather than taking steps towards finding solutions and healing. Many people resort to "quick fixes" when feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed, instead of addressing the root cause of the pain and discomfort. My experiences and training allow me to help you find tools within yourself to discover new perspectives and cultivate new skills.
(941) 444-5688
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Offers online therapy
Many of us struggle with conflicting thoughts and emotions. Facing challenging decisions, navigating intimate relationships and family, and carrying too many responsibilities can be overwhelming and often too difficult to work though alone. Unresolved issues and traumas can lead to feeling "stuck" rather than taking steps towards finding solutions and healing. Many people resort to "quick fixes" when feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed, instead of addressing the root cause of the pain and discomfort. My experiences and training allow me to help you find tools within yourself to discover new perspectives and cultivate new skills.
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Leigh O'Rourke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. My practice consists primarily of individuals (adults and adolescents) dealing with depression, anxiety, loss and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and families struggling with relationship and transition issues.
(941) 735-5959
Verified

Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. My practice consists primarily of individuals (adults and adolescents) dealing with depression, anxiety, loss and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and families struggling with relationship and transition issues.
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Robert Stephenson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Dr. Stephenson has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, specializing in Pediatric Neuropsychology. He performs a wide variety of psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children (ADHD, LD, Gifted, Behavior) and adults (memory disorders, dementia, etc.). Dr. Stephenson is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team, a private interdisciplinary behavioral health practice that offers a broad range individualized and empirically-based psychiatric, evaluation, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR SARASOTA & LAKEWOOD RANCH OFFICES.
(941) 234-0872
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Dr. Stephenson has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, specializing in Pediatric Neuropsychology. He performs a wide variety of psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children (ADHD, LD, Gifted, Behavior) and adults (memory disorders, dementia, etc.). Dr. Stephenson is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team, a private interdisciplinary behavioral health practice that offers a broad range individualized and empirically-based psychiatric, evaluation, and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR SARASOTA & LAKEWOOD RANCH OFFICES.
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Cheryl Peppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Free parking downtown! :) While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
(941) 932-8691
Verified

Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Free parking downtown! :) While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
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Jeffrey C Anglin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, CAP Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Approval seeking, bad relationships and addictions keep us from living out our true potential, but they're not the real problem. Many practitioners provide a long list of conditions, diagnoses and symptoms they treat. Frankly, I'm not all that interested in symptoms: I want to help you figure out why you've been using the same strategies for years and expecting different results. If you want to stop waking up every morning and hoping that somehow - today - your life is somehow going to be different, you've got to DO something different.
(941) 586-0929
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Approval seeking, bad relationships and addictions keep us from living out our true potential, but they're not the real problem. Many practitioners provide a long list of conditions, diagnoses and symptoms they treat. Frankly, I'm not all that interested in symptoms: I want to help you figure out why you've been using the same strategies for years and expecting different results. If you want to stop waking up every morning and hoping that somehow - today - your life is somehow going to be different, you've got to DO something different.
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Tracy Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like you've arrived at a place not of your choosing? Do you stand on the threshold of something new and unknown? With so many external forces competing for your attention, it's hard to even take stock of these questions. And that's on top of the more timeless and pressing life transitions associated with adulthood, college, careers, long term relationships, aging, or parenting, to name a few. Failing to address these questions leaves you carrying around little bags of anxiety, depression, resentment, or a general disenchantment with the world promised to you. In this state, it's hard to live deliberately.
(941) 676-8836
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Do you feel like you've arrived at a place not of your choosing? Do you stand on the threshold of something new and unknown? With so many external forces competing for your attention, it's hard to even take stock of these questions. And that's on top of the more timeless and pressing life transitions associated with adulthood, college, careers, long term relationships, aging, or parenting, to name a few. Failing to address these questions leaves you carrying around little bags of anxiety, depression, resentment, or a general disenchantment with the world promised to you. In this state, it's hard to live deliberately.
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Debbie Kadagian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, HHP Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
**my practice is currently full**. "I am most interested in your well being, and providing you with the tools to become your own healer." Debbie believes that all human beings are meant to connect with more joy and more meaning in their lives. Addiction, chronic relapse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and mood disorders are often symptoms of a deeper pain that needs to be revealed, often rooted in forgotten trauma. Through compassion, education, experience and particular tools, Debbie assists each client in empowering themselves to heal.
(203) 935-8749
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
**my practice is currently full**. "I am most interested in your well being, and providing you with the tools to become your own healer." Debbie believes that all human beings are meant to connect with more joy and more meaning in their lives. Addiction, chronic relapse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and mood disorders are often symptoms of a deeper pain that needs to be revealed, often rooted in forgotten trauma. Through compassion, education, experience and particular tools, Debbie assists each client in empowering themselves to heal.
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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I believe that we come into this world whole and remain whole as we travel through our lives. Collectively and individually, however, we suffer trauma as the result of the human condition. We develop brilliant coping mechanisms for survival that, over time, become a hindrance to our continued evolution. I use a holistic treatment approach, that addresses the whole person (mind, body, soul and emotions). I view my work with clients through the lens of social justice. I am especially sensitive to how various societal oppression becomes internalized and impact our mental health and identity.
(941) 584-5091
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I believe that we come into this world whole and remain whole as we travel through our lives. Collectively and individually, however, we suffer trauma as the result of the human condition. We develop brilliant coping mechanisms for survival that, over time, become a hindrance to our continued evolution. I use a holistic treatment approach, that addresses the whole person (mind, body, soul and emotions). I view my work with clients through the lens of social justice. I am especially sensitive to how various societal oppression becomes internalized and impact our mental health and identity.
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Anne K Glowacki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, CHT Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Offers online therapy
Welcome and thank you for visiting and taking the first step to personal well-being. People seek out psychotherapy for many reasons. My focus is to help identify what is most important to you in your life that you wish to strengthen and express more fully, even if you are facing difficulties right now. What may appear as obstacles at first can merely be stepping-stones to your deepest fulfillment. I welcome the opportunity to take part of that journey with you in a confidential environment committed to sensitivity and compassion with proven strategies that motivate and encourage continued success.
(941) 219-3481
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Offers online therapy
Welcome and thank you for visiting and taking the first step to personal well-being. People seek out psychotherapy for many reasons. My focus is to help identify what is most important to you in your life that you wish to strengthen and express more fully, even if you are facing difficulties right now. What may appear as obstacles at first can merely be stepping-stones to your deepest fulfillment. I welcome the opportunity to take part of that journey with you in a confidential environment committed to sensitivity and compassion with proven strategies that motivate and encourage continued success.
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Jennifer Barmash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Change doesn't happen by chance, it's based on the choices you make and hard work. Have you been trying to make changes on your own and feeling stuck? I can help. I have 25 years of experience helping people to develop new ways of thinking and feeling to create lasting change.
(941) 208-6691
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Change doesn't happen by chance, it's based on the choices you make and hard work. Have you been trying to make changes on your own and feeling stuck? I can help. I have 25 years of experience helping people to develop new ways of thinking and feeling to create lasting change.
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Sisi Zhao
Counselor, LMHC , NCC, CRC, MA Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Not accepting 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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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Not accepting 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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Tamara Knapp
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, NCC Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
My commitment to my clients is to reflect for them what is most helpful on their healing journey as we identify and expand on their strengths. I am able to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and creative approaches to assist clients with issues including anxiety, depression, adjustments to transition, grief, and identity issues.
(941) 662-4998
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
My commitment to my clients is to reflect for them what is most helpful on their healing journey as we identify and expand on their strengths. I am able to utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities and creative approaches to assist clients with issues including anxiety, depression, adjustments to transition, grief, and identity issues.
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Patti Thompson, M.A.
Counselor, MA, CAP, LMHC Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
You have many choices. One of which is with whom to work when seeking professional help. Selection of a psychotherapist is important and equal to the reasons for pursuing therapy. Safety and respect are of paramount importance in my practice and critical aspects of any therapeutic process. Your confidential and effective treatment is my highest priority. My training and experience will help you learn what you need to know so that you can move forward and attain the goals and changes you seek. Please call me to meet and discuss what you are looking for and how we may work together toward your success.
(941) 584-5083
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
You have many choices. One of which is with whom to work when seeking professional help. Selection of a psychotherapist is important and equal to the reasons for pursuing therapy. Safety and respect are of paramount importance in my practice and critical aspects of any therapeutic process. Your confidential and effective treatment is my highest priority. My training and experience will help you learn what you need to know so that you can move forward and attain the goals and changes you seek. Please call me to meet and discuss what you are looking for and how we may work together toward your success.
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Therapy Srq
Counselor Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Engage in a supportive process that allows you to explore the journey of personal growth and change. At Therapy Srq we form a trusting, collaborative relationship to identify emotions, experiences and behavior patterns holding you back. Our therapists work with you to build confidence, overcome challenges and create positive change. We believe each individual is complex and unique in their own makeup. We pride ourselves on personalizing our therapeutic approach to best suit your needs.
(941) 909-3298
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Engage in a supportive process that allows you to explore the journey of personal growth and change. At Therapy Srq we form a trusting, collaborative relationship to identify emotions, experiences and behavior patterns holding you back. Our therapists work with you to build confidence, overcome challenges and create positive change. We believe each individual is complex and unique in their own makeup. We pride ourselves on personalizing our therapeutic approach to best suit your needs.
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Malinda Isaacs
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Dr. Isaacs is a Psychologist with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS). She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She has experience treating a wide range of psychological disorders with a passionate focus on eating disorders. She specializes in general psychotherapy and assessment services for adolescents and adults; eating disorders; pre-surgical bariatric psychological evaluations and follow-ups. Dr. Isaacs values providing an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust so clients can explore the challenges they face and discover the strengths they can use for positive change.
(941) 254-2834
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Dr. Isaacs is a Psychologist with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS). She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She has experience treating a wide range of psychological disorders with a passionate focus on eating disorders. She specializes in general psychotherapy and assessment services for adolescents and adults; eating disorders; pre-surgical bariatric psychological evaluations and follow-ups. Dr. Isaacs values providing an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust so clients can explore the challenges they face and discover the strengths they can use for positive change.
Roxanne Permesly
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
As a therapist, it is my task to join with you to tackle your issues of concern. Sometimes these are situational. Other times you have become aware of a pattern or trend that continually gets in your way. The therapist must create an empathetic environment in which you can truly share and be heard. Then, the therapist can offer the insights and suggestions, so you may begin to unravel and solve the problems. It is a process. My work in Boston, Princeton, and Sarasota has focused on creating this environment and giving you the space to find your way.
(941) 623-4756
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
As a therapist, it is my task to join with you to tackle your issues of concern. Sometimes these are situational. Other times you have become aware of a pattern or trend that continually gets in your way. The therapist must create an empathetic environment in which you can truly share and be heard. Then, the therapist can offer the insights and suggestions, so you may begin to unravel and solve the problems. It is a process. My work in Boston, Princeton, and Sarasota has focused on creating this environment and giving you the space to find your way.
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Kelly Walgren Hunt
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
I am an experienced therapist working with individuals and families for over 20 years. During this time, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. My clients begin therapy as a means of overcoming obstacles or issues that prevent them from moving forward toward the individual goals they have set for themselves.I help them assess and explore clear and realistic goals. My early expertise working was with adolescents with social, emotional, family or school issues. The diversity of having worked in mental health, abuse/trauma, community education & private practice has helped me adopt a versatile tailored approach to treatment.
(941) 479-0905
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
I am an experienced therapist working with individuals and families for over 20 years. During this time, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. My clients begin therapy as a means of overcoming obstacles or issues that prevent them from moving forward toward the individual goals they have set for themselves.I help them assess and explore clear and realistic goals. My early expertise working was with adolescents with social, emotional, family or school issues. The diversity of having worked in mental health, abuse/trauma, community education & private practice has helped me adopt a versatile tailored approach to treatment.

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Downtown, Sarasota and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.