Chronic Illness Therapists in Sarasota, FL

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Dr. Marcy Stern, EdD, LMHC
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I provide virtual Psychotherapy to clients, practicing professionals and Supervision to Registered Interns. I work with clients who are struggling with COVID-related stress, depression, fear, general stress, anxiety, and Chronic Illness such as Dementia and Cancer. My focus is present-centered, strength-based therapy and I provide you with tools that you will be able to use in your everyday life. I am a trained Gestalt Therapist and work in the here and now with wellness and solution-focused intention. I believe that 'if nothing changes, nothing changes,' so therapy is crucial to your health and to the health of others.
(941) 740-5357
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Crystal L Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with those living with chronic illness and wellness needs. My own personal experience led me to this professional journey to help those facing issues such as chronic disease, weight management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and self-care. In addition, I have a degree in nutrition and work with clients about their relationship with food and nutrition. Many issues we face with our well-being affect our relationships as well. Our well-being affects those we live and work with. I believe in creating healthy boundaries and learning effective communication habits in order to grow, thrive, and be well.
(941) 214-2072
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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Nurture and Be Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
As well as the impact of chronic illness , medical trauma, grief and loss.
We support women in all stages of life wanting to heal from and embrace the beautiful, messy, sometimes painful experiences that define us. When we are experiencing depression or anxiety oftentimes, low self-worth, trauma or shame are underneath the surface. This impacts how we show up in relationships with others and keeps us from being our most authentic and joyful selves.
(678) 940-9124
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Olivia Aybar Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, thank you for reading my profile. Life is beautiful and we try to make the best of it, but due to stresses and unexpected factors it becomes difficult to maintain a balance between ourselves and the people surrounding us. I believe in a holistic approach to treat the human mind. I provide psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults to address depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem issues, concern in personal and work relationships. I have specialized training in traumatic events like sexual assault, grief and chronic illness as well as anger management, conflict resolution, life coaching and problem solving.
(240) 297-6720
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Sarasota, FL 34238
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Kirsten Ellingsen Phd PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in ASD, anxiety, chronic illness , ADHD, giftedness (twice exceptional children/teens), as well as supporting pregnant and postpartum moms reducing anxiety and depression.
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
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Karen M Milo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Milo has special expertise in treating people with health and medical problems including eating disorders, chronic pain, chronic illness (heart disease, cancer, MS, etc.
Dr. Karen Milo has been providing a full range of psychological services in the Tampa Bay region for over 25 years. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and health psychology. Dr. Milo gained extensive health/medical psychology experience at Tampa VA Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital Sleep Disorders program, St. Joseph's Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program, and USF's eating disorders, obesity, movement disorders and behavioral medicine programs.
(813) 519-6953
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Sarasota, FL 34230
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Teri Callender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PA-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stressed and stuck? Sometimes a change in life circumstances can leave us feeling at a loss, striving to move forward. Times of transition provide an opportunity to reflect on new possibilities, examining what changes we may want to make to regain balance. I provide a confidential and safe space for learning more about yourself, identifying obstacles, adopting new strategies, and exploring personal growth. Together we navigate the path towards clarity, hope, fulfillment, and greater meaning.
(941) 320-5454
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dr. Marian Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In today's world of stress and global issues, I want you to know that I am walking this journey with you. I have over 20 years experience in mental health across both community and inpatient settings. I own a private practice in Maumelle, Arkansas (Comprehensive Health Psychology & Testing) and provide tele-mental health across most state lines with licensure in Florida, Missouri, and PSYPACT credential. My treatment focus is strength-based on health and behavior change. I take an inquisitive and insight oriented approach, which I believe can empower you to obtain your best physical, mental, and emotional health.
(501) 290-2832
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Sarasota, FL 34231
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Lisa Grossman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DOM, AP, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer over 28 years of clinical experience to address your emotional & physical issues with counseling and evidence based natural medicine. We have all experienced emotions that manifest in our bodies as pain. You may experience stomach pain after an argument or headache at work. You may notice you get anxiety that feels like low blood sugar signals. Emotions manifest in our bodies and our body gives us signals. I help guide people into understanding how to listen to their body while including Cognitive Behavioral therapy for attaining a stronger sense of self. Mindfulness starts when we reside in our bodies; empowerment follows!
(941) 479-2924
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Sarasota, FL 34234
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Stephanie Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
I create a safe place for you to share openly. We may work at helping you change a pattern or improve your relationships, or help you cope with a challenge; other times we may try to solve a problem. One person's feelings, values, and goals can be very different from another individual's. It's crucial to understand what matters to you. I provide a combination of empathy, support, insight and tools. I will want to know whether you are finding therapy helpful.
(941) 841-3673
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Sarasota, FL 34243
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Linda S Touchton Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you need to explore an unpleasant aspect of your life, you are contemplating a major lifestyle change, a divorce or have just received diagnosis of a lifethreatening illness. If you suffer from anxiety and depression, or want to understand yourself better, I am your person.
(941) 214-7758
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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Carmen T Alvarez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who is willing to look inside themselves and discover their true self. Someone who is willing to believe in themselves, identify their strengths and is willing to grow. Someone who is willing to embrace all their feelings and learn to not run from them. I can provide a relaxed and safe environment to help in this process.
(941) 841-1975
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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John Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is John Mann and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1980. I have experience working with mental health, adjustment disorders, relationship dynamics, self esteem, anxiety, depression, life change, trauma, relationship issues, family dynamics, and substance abuse issues with young adults, adults and older adults. I do not believe that people are “broken”, needing to be fixed by a professional. I believe that there are many approaches towards achieving a goal and that working together is the key to establishing an effective and sustainable treatment approach.
(941) 241-2261
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Sarasota, FL 34233
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Jessica Barbalato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Joel Bernstein
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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Todd Warren
MDiv, MA, LMHC, LPCC, CCM
Verified
Verified
Are you in a relationship that's manipulative? Or are you unsure and need some clarity? Maybe you've just left one and need someone to help you heal. While everyone does unhealthy things sometimes, a manipulator will leave you feeling exhausted, hurt, frustrated, and afraid. And yet, you continue to sacrifice your own needs simply because their needs are far above your own. You're empathetic by nature and do not want them to feel any discomfort, so you take it on yourself. But for all your efforts, you don't feel loved in return. You hope that someday it will change, but it never does.
(727) 382-3789
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Reflections Counseling & Coaching
MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
At Reflections, we love helping people to find peace and joy again, and to experience their personal, family, and financial dreams coming true as well. We help our clients to deal with problematic thoughts and behaviors and life stress in general also. We work from a Christian framework and we "dig" only as deeply as needed to correct the problem(s). Our coaches specifically focus on meeting your goals for a promising future! In addition to our in-person work, we also offer online courses that individuals can take in the privacy of their own home!
(941) 254-2624
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Sarasota, FL 34240
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Sisi Zhao
Counselor, LMHC , NCC, CRC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Sarasota, FL 34236
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Pine Grove Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you thinking that things are ok but they could be much better? Or at least, a lot less dark and stagnant? I know the importance of finding someone who lets you take your time, respects your emotional development and upholds your dignity. I want to help you make sense of the life that you have and turn it into the one you want. Growth looks different for all of us. What blocks us from it might not block everybody else, too. We are all doing the best we can and deserve the best not just for, but from ourselves. Do you want a helping hand and open heart to help you reconnect with the center of who you are?
(239) 208-0295
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Sarasota, FL 34240
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Lurline Aslanian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Would you like to have the understanding and the tools to feel lighter, more alive, more positive, more peaceful and whole? Working together in a collaborative process in teletherapy or in person, I assist you to discover heartfelt solutions to your most pressing issues. This is accomplished in a respectful atmosphere of safety, acceptance and non-judgment. You will learn new approaches and tools for coping. This process supports health, well being, and spiritual evolvement. With over forty years of experience as a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, I am grateful to still be learning and contributing.
(941) 803-4865
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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What type of Sarasota mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Sarasota?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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.

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