Therapists in Sarasota, FL

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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I have worked for almost 15 years as a therapist and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. I am especially passionate about my extensive work with trans and gender-expansive clients and their family members. My empathic, non-judgemental style allows my clients safety in navigating coming out, transitioning and understanding themselves better through a lens of self-compassion. I am well versed in writing letters of support for trans-affirming medical care and have an established resource referral network. Let me help to guide you on the path to your authentic self.
(941) 584-5091 
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
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Forty Carrots Family Center
Counselor
Verified
Forty Carrots Family Center provides mental health services for the entire family. Our individual and family offerings are devoted to promoting healthy family relationships. We offer general and specialized therapeutic services to meet your family's needs, including Individual and family therapy, play therapy, infant mental health, maternal wellness, and trauma - focused treatment. Forty Carrots therapists are committed to working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with different concerns.
(941) 203-1021 
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Sarasota, FL 34239
Offers online therapy
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Therapy Srq
Counselor
Verified
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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Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
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Joel Bernstein
Counselor, LMHC, LPN, MA
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
Offers online therapy
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Mari Davenport
Counselor, LMHC, MA, CCTP
Verified
I enjoy working with adults in an individual setting. I believe that you have the ability to solve your own conflicts. However, sometimes it is helpful to be able to have a safe place to process options and solutions to life's everyday challenges.
(941) 877-5395 
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Sarasota, FL 34232
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Michele Messina
MA, CAGS, LSP
Verified
Michele is available to administer psycho-educational assessments of intelligence, academic achievement, cognitive processing, social development, emotional regulation, adaptive functioning, school readiness, executive functioning, and attention/concentration. Her evaluations include valuable recommendations for both school and home. She provides a range of counseling services to address the needs of students and their families and is a Certified Child & Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP-CA).
(941) 676-9547 
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Sarasota, FL 34238
Offers online therapy
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Aimee Dos Santos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
My highest belief is healing is not linear and that there is NO one size fits all therapy! I am extremely versed in traditional therapy that is data based, but believe that often practitioners miss the mark when it comes to looking at the client as whole/ not just numbers. My approach is holistic compassionate care, that offers clients a flexible way to heal and discover new nuggets of truth, in both traditional therapy and alternative ones. I have a particular passion for empowering woman in seeking their purpose and worth.
(941) 202-5631 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
Offers online therapy
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Jerold Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified
I have over thirty years of experience in treating difficult couples and challenging family cases. I completed my initial graduate school training at the renowned Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. I completed advanced structured sex therapy training at the Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis. My training is extensive, including taking a post-graduate medical school rotation in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. In addition to treatment, I conduct Custody Evaluations, Parenting Coordination, Divorce Mediation, Expert Testimony and Infertility Evaluation and Consultation in conjunction with an OB/GYN specialist.
(941) 479-2968 
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Sarasota, FL 34238
Offers online therapy
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Diane A McKay, PsyD, PA
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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
Gwen H. Pearlstein
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MFT
Verified
Life often presents challenges - family conflict, relationships, eldercare, self-care. Choosing a therapist with advanced clinical knowledge offers you the maximum opportunity to experience contentment in life. Relationship difficulties often escalate - working with an experienced therapist increases the probability of a positive outcome. Parenthood can be challenging; while bringing immense joy, pride, and personal growth, it can also add much stress. Caring for an aging parent can be stressful and challenging for you and your parent(s). An experienced counselor assures your well-being and success in all areas of your life.
(941) 548-4206 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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Deanna Veremchuk
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new"- Socrates. We are all given 24 units of energy a day to be used carefully, building the best life possible! If you look at your life, your relationships, your happiness and know it's not your best life- then it's time to spend your energy on building the life and relationships that you desire.
(941) 265-2420 
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Sarasota, FL 34243
Offers online therapy
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Anayatherapy
Counselor, M Ed, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
We offer specialized Interventions designed to achieve results. I want to help you realize your own worth and power. I believe by identifying negative beliefs and faulty thinking patterns we can process and reframe harmful cognitions that have been undermining you throughout your life. I use evidenced-based therapy approaches to help you stop self defeating behavior and begin to release lingering doubts and detrimental thoughts. Achieve your goals and make the call to connect with me.
(941) 226-8955 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Thomas
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Lara Fine
Pastoral Counselor, MA
I am here to help and usually can! Using heightened intuition, meditation and counseling skills, my gift is seeing through and beneath appearances to the core of your Soul issues and conflicts and those of others. In just one session, we can quickly get to the "bottom line" and treat the sources of your problem/s. We will then discuss approaches to take in your life which will ease you onto a healthier path. We can develop your own inner spiritual compass to benefit yourself and your loved ones. "God helps those who help themselves" and "Seek and ye shall find!"
(941) 548-4080 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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Kirsten Ellingsen
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified
I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I am also passionate about supporting pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, compassionate treatment. I work with children and parents to improve wellbeing and functioning, strengthen relationships, and build skills to better manage stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. Participation in therapy is collaborative with a focus on strengths, reducing challenges, and increasing effective coping strategies to allow for optimal engagement in daily life.
(941) 304-4187 
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Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
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ColorWheel Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
My ideal client was willing to share with me about their feelings of being sick and tired of feeling mentally unhealthy. They shared their thoughts and how they negatively dealt with their problems. They felt hope after learning they were not alone. First, therapy felt uncomfortable, but soon they looked forward to our weekly sessions. They listened and used the techniques I taught them. They felt the freedom of letting go of their old life and grateful to learn new skills for a positive change. Their weekly sessions ended with a new a real sense of hope knowing they could always return to therapy if there was a need.
(941) 541-1214 
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Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
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Nathan Daniel Groff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Hello, my name is Nathan Groff and I'm a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida. I've worked in various settings such as community organizations, faith based, non-profits, private practice, hospitals, schools, and also county contracts. My demographic of specialty has been teenagers and adolescents, but I have worked with all populations from substance, family, crisis, groups, couples, and individuals. I'm also adopted which provides me with a unique perspective when working with parents and individuals of those within the adoption and foster care community. My promise is to meet you where your at.
(941) 417-4017 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
Offers online therapy
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Lisiane Fidalgo
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
If you are a mom laying in bed trying not to think about your past, feeling like no one gets you, not being able to trust others, feeling like you are carrying a weight on your shoulders, and thinking that you don't want to go on living any longer. I understand. I treat women who cannot let go of their past because of their childhood trauma history, their depression, anxiety and anger. I believe that those with a difficult past don't need to spend their lives suffering. By utilizing Traumatic Incident Reduction, mindfulness and working on how our thoughts play a big role in how we think, feel and behave you can find peace within.
(941) 205-7244 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
Offers online therapy
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Tara Motzenbecker
LMHC, RPT, NCSP
Verified
I specialize in child therapy, Selective Mutism, OCD, behavioral issues, child and adult trauma, and gifted testing. I am a Registered Play Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed School Psychologist, EMDR Certified Therapist and a certified PCIT Therapist. I focus therapy on play-based, EMDR and cognitive behavioral strategies with a strong understanding of how children process and communicate. The family is always an integral part of therapy with children so I love bringing in parents and siblings in order to create a better future for the whole family.
(727) 261-1689 
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Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
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Patricia Musselwhite-Weaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I am a rehabilitation counselor trained to treat medical issues such as physical illness or disability, emotional/mental diagnoses, and addictions and am also licensed as a mental health counselor. I am specially trained to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma, including dissociative disorders. I provide treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, and help with parenting issues. I am skilled at diagnosing, especially persons with dual diagnoses or complex medical/psychological ailments.
(941) 677-1188 
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Sarasota, FL 34231
Offers online therapy


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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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Sarasota, or Child Psychologists in Sarasota.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sarasota psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Sarasota specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.