Therapists in Sarasota, FL

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Stephanie M Knight
Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I truly enjoy getting to know each client and meet them where they are in life. My strengths include empathy, compassion, engagement and I am non-judgmental. I have helped clients who struggle with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, blended family and infidelity among others. My ideal client will work collaboratively with me to develop a set of goals and be motivated to work together to reach them.
(941) 205-7405
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist. I trained at the University of Pennsylvania and have been in practice for over 35 years specializing in both individual and couples therapy. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems (including difficulties with communication and sexual functioning), body image issues, the challenges of life transitions (divorce, death of a loved one, relocation, retirement, health problems), as well as gay, lesbian, and gender identity issues.
(941) 366-3134
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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Joel Bernstein
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPN, MA
Verified
Verified
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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Sarasota, FL 34237
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Belle Heneberger
Counselor, RN, MEd, LMHC, RPT
Verified
Verified
Eliminate conflict, anxiety and depression more quickly when you engage your subconscious mind in the process of positive and rapid change. Activate new ways of thinking and coping to get more of what you want in life! Learn how previous experiences have influenced your choices until now, and begin to make the changes you want immediately. My approach is caring and supportive. As you clarify your goals and move towards attaining them, you will become more aware of your own strengths and options moving forward.
(941) 479-0968
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Brittany Hoff
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My passion is working with people with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, addiction and relationship challenges. I work with individuals, adults, and adolescents. I have worked with both mental health and substance use populations for the past six years, working in detox facilities, residential programs, and outpatient settings. My goal is to sit with you in your experience, providing encouragement and support while teaching you skills to help you maintain long-term stability and improve your overall mental well-being.
(941) 541-3875
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Sarasota, FL 34232
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Brittany Eshelman
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you tired of being bogged down by worry, relationship challenges, low mood, or low self-image? Are you struggling to manage your emotions? I believe counseling is about helping you become the best version of yourself. I invite clients to come as they are into a space where recovery and healing can take place- while feeling safe, relaxed, and supported in the process. My almost 10 years of experience has included counseling in community agency, hospital-based outpatient/intensive outpatient clinic, and private practice settings. My approach blends gentleness, warmth, and empathy with teaching skills to promote real life changes.
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Sarasota, FL 34238
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Virginia Lucia Gibala
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Virginia Gibala, MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in the Gainesville area. Virginia received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima Peru in 2000 and then moved to Gainesville, Florida and received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Webster University in 2004.
(941) 538-7338
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Sarasota, FL 34241
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Walter Wade Botkin
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Verified
Sometimes you need a good listener who won't judge you, who will really listen to understand, and not rush in to fix things. When you're going through a rough time, you need to be treated with care, respect and kindness. I tell new clients: "I am here to listen and understand, and when your ready to explore solutions just let me know." There have been many new, positive and effective innovations in the field of therapy. See reviews by real clients at https://www.healthgrades.com/providers/walter-botkin-2rsmb Check out my website at wbotkin.com.
(941) 357-1556
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Christine Ann Emens
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice for over 14 years. I received my BA in Psychology and a MA in Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in community mental health with adolescents and adults dealing with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, anger, as well as communication and interpersonal relationships issues. I utilize Accelerated Resolution Therapy, CBT, SFBT. I believe it is critical to find the right approach that meets your individual needs, and we will work together towards your goals. Being person centered, I ensure we go at your pace and where you are comfortable being in the therapeutic process.
(941) 840-5029
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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Laura Carnevale Therapy.
Counselor, LMHC, LLC
Verified
Verified
I understand the pain of anxiety and depression. Often unhealthy relationships and unresolved traumas are root causes. You can feel whole, confident, creative and connected again. Together we will make sense of the past, lessen the pain of adverse experiences, identify and incorporate helpful thinking and behaving patterns, improve relationships, and reconnect with body emotions and the self so once again simple joys in daily living are felt.
(941) 845-6639
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Sarasota, FL 34237
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Healing Solutions Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stress of life weighing you down? Seeking freedom from anxiety loops & old traumas? Conquer anxiety & steer towards the life you want! Tired of just surviving each day? Feeling stuck, can't fit in, unable to escape the pain, dysfunction & trauma of your past? Awake all night & can't shut off your racing thoughts? Struggling under the weight of imposter syndrome, social anxiety, regrets of yesterday & fear of the future? Experienced loss & having trouble moving forward? Want to overcome that cycle perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis? Life transitions looming? Our work will bring healing so you can feel like your best self now!
(941) 202-0317
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Family Tree Behavioral Care, LLC
PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
Verified
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D), I provide applied behavior analysis services with an emphasis on functional analyses and function-based treatments to all ages. I specialize in treating problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, property destruction, pica, tantrums, elopement, noncompliance). I also provide skill development (e.g., social, communication, play, academic, vocational, and daily living skills). I work with all abilities and disabilities, including gifted children who struggle with social and communication skills and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities. I provide extensive caregiver training and home services.
(941) 404-3721
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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Child & Family Integrative Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am here to help parents and children navigate challenges they are experiencing in an open and friendly atmosphere. I offer a safe, supportive environment where all are free to express their feelings, struggles and hopes in a safe nurturing space. I tailor therapy sessions to match the personality and needs of each individual using evidenced based treatment methods. I have worked with people of all ages while specializing in mental health needs of children and families for the past 26 years. In my work I have found that people express themselves differently at various stages of their life and understanding that is my specialty.
(941) 350-5527
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Karen A Lord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Specialist with 24 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Life presents continuous challenges and I believe everyone deserves peace of mind and freedom from painful thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Using an integrative approach, I will partner with you to to identify and prioritize your concerns. Together we will build an individualized course of treatment that will help you reach your goals and start living the life you want.
(941) 226-8280
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Sarasota, FL 34237
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Amanda Thomas
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When counseling, I look at whole person not just the current situation. I take time to get to know you and understand your situation and/or concerns. I treat all my clients with the upmost respect and compassion. I use motivational skills to help my patients see their strengths and help them create achievable goals. I believe in breaking the big goal into smaller goals that lead to meeting that larger goal. I believe this creates positive reinforcement for my clients and improves their emotional health, during what could be difficult time in their life. I look forward to helping you improve your mental health, one-step at a time.
(941) 205-7228
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Sarasota, FL 34243
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Sandra Giacometti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, CADC, CTMH
Verified
Verified
Life is very unpredictable with many up and downs. Today can start a better day. Step by step, you can walk through whatever hardship life has handed you with guidance and support from an empathetic clinician. You don't have to be alone in whatever struggle you may be dealing with- big or small. Take the first step and do something different. The rest of the process will be helping you get through whatever discomfort or stressor life has handed you. Counseling can help assist you during this difficult time.
(272) 444-3075
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Sarasota, FL 34241
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Barbara Morelli
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, pulled in several directions, struggling with family or relationship issues—such as blended family challenges, problematic behavior of strong-willed children, or caring for your children while also caring for your aging parents? Perhaps you are struggling with sexual or gender identity-related challenges or have experienced trauma in your life. You may have unhealed childhood wounds you would like to process. Are you feeling stressed or overextended due to juggling multiple roles and responsibilities? Do you struggle with substance abuse, codependency, PTSD, life transitions, or struggling to cope?
(941) 655-9381
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Sarasota, FL 34238
Not accepting new clients
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Florida Center For Healthy Sexuality
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CST, C-SAT
Verified
Verified
The Florida Center for Healthy Sexuality approaches each client as a unique, whole human being with individual needs, wants and desires. Within a comfortable, safe and trusting environment the goal is to assist you, as an individual or as a part of a couple, in exploring your experiences and understanding your life story. For only then can you review and find awareness rather you are seeking change or greater self knowledge.
(941) 225-2873
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Sarasota, FL 34237
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Dori E Goldfarb
Psychologist, MS, MPhil, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our goal is to get you back to being you. Dr. Goldfarb is a Yale trained psychologist who offers psychological services for mood and anxiety disorders including depression, anxiety, addictions, ADHD/ADD, stress, grief and loss, infertility, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and chronic pain. We work with individuals, couples, and families. We treat children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Goldfarb provides evidence-based treatment, including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. She has extensive training in working with clients with eating and weight disorders. She also specializes in conducting psychological evaluations/assessments for children and adults, including gifted testing and forensic evaluations.
(941) 256-7558
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Sarasota, FL 34237
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Mary St. Aubin LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working in this field for over 20 years. I thoroughly enjoy my work and have tried to become trained in as many modalities that I thought would benefit my clients. I work with adolescents, as well as adults. I use a client centered approach and also am trained in hypnosis for those who prefer that.
(941) 740-6105
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.