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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
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Heather D. Eslien

Counselor, MA, LMHC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed
330 South Pineapple Avenue, Suite 101, Sarasota, FL 34236
Let's Connect (941) 584-5091
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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.
I view my work with clients through the lens of social justice/anti-oppression. I am sensitive to how various societal oppression becomes internalized and impacts mental health which often leads to higher levels of anxiety, depression, PTSD, self-harm and suicide. My therapeutic orientation is humanistic, compassion-focused and strengths-based.
I believe you know yourself better than anyone, but sometimes that knowing becomes cloudy. Let me illuminate your path to empower you to find your authentic self. I believe trans and gender-expansive people are an important key to our societal liberation and should be celebrated. Your gifts and presence are needed now more than ever!
Call or Heather D. Eslien now for a free 15 minute consultation - (941) 584-5091

My Practice at a Glance

Available in-person

Heather D. Eslien, LLC

330 South Pineapple Avenue

Suite 101

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 584-5091
I believe my clients benefit most from in person therapy, however, I can do some online therapy if necessary. I work Wednesdays - Saturdays.
I specialize in Transgender, LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergence (ADHD, AS) 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available in-person

Heather D. Eslien, LLC

330 South Pineapple Avenue

Suite 101

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 584-5091
I believe my clients benefit most from in person therapy, however, I can do some online therapy if necessary. I work Wednesdays - Saturdays.
I specialize in Transgender, LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergence (ADHD, AS) 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $195
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to self submit for out of network benefits.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
"
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to self submit for out of network benefits.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Florida / MH14336 Heather D. Eslien
  • In Practice for 11 Years
  • Certificate from WPATH 2024
  • Certificate from FCA 2024
  • Attended Antioch University Seattle, Graduated 2009
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (941) 584-5091
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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (941) 584-5091
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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Transgender
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence (ADHD, AS)

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
Do these issues align with your needs? or (941) 584-5091
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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Buddhist

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Religion

Buddhist

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Internalized Oppression
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
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I use a Relational, Compassion Focused approach, but also pull from my extensive experiences with Buddhist psychotherapy and Internalized Oppression work (cultural sensitivity) as I incorporate a holistic approach (body, mind, soul) to treat the whole individual.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
"
I use a Relational, Compassion Focused approach, but also pull from my extensive experiences with Buddhist psychotherapy and Internalized Oppression work (cultural sensitivity) as I incorporate a holistic approach (body, mind, soul) to treat the whole individual.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Heather D. Eslien, LLC

330 South Pineapple Avenue

Suite 101

Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 584-5091
"
I believe my clients benefit most from in person therapy, however, I can do some online therapy if necessary. I work Wednesdays - Saturdays.
Call for a free consultation now - (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC
"
I believe my clients benefit most from in person therapy, however, I can do some online therapy if necessary. I work Wednesdays - Saturdays.
Call for a free consultation now - (941) 584-5091
Photo of Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC