Heather D. Eslien

Counselor, MA, LMHC

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Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Sarasota
(941) 584-5091 Website

Heather D. Eslien

Counselor, MA, LMHC


Location

Heather D. Eslien, LLC
1530 Cross St
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 584-5091

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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 oppressions become internalized and impact our mental health and identity.
My specialization is with the LGBTQIA+ community. In particular, I have a lot of experience working with the trans and gender expansive community. Gender, much like sexual orientation, exists on a natural continuum. The dysphoria that Trans folks often suffer from comes directly from the oppression and discrimination inflicted by a largely transphobic culture.
I believe wholeheartedly in the practice of Mindfulness. By turning inward and beginning to notice our thoughts without judgment, we begin to see our own patterns and ultimately, free ourselves to make new choices. Cultivating self-compassion allows our understanding of others to expand and enriches our lives immeasurably.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Antioch University Seattle
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: MH14336 Florida

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: WPATH
  • Member Since: 2018
  • Membership: FCA
  • Member Since: 2018

Heather D. Eslien's Groups

Loved Ones of Trans/Gender Expansive Individuals

The people who love and support trans individuals often have questions and concerns of their own, as dealing with a loved ones transition can be a challenging process. These loved ones go through a transition process of their own, specific to their relationships as partners, parents and family members. This group will offer a space for then to come together and share their stories and experiences as well as provide support for each other. * Please note this particular group is for non-trans identified (cisgender) individuals only.* ~If interested please contact Heather Eslien, LMHC at: (941)-840-0878 or heather.d.eslien@gmail.com.

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Transmasculine Support Group

This includes any and all folks who identify from a male and/or masculine perspective who were AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) be they transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, etc. All sexual orientations are welcome. Wherever you are in your process, come share your story, learn from others and empower yourself in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. This is a free monthly support group facilitated by a licensed mental health therapist and gender specialist. ~If interested please contact Heather Eslien at: (941)-840-0878 or heather.d.eslien@gmail.com for a free screening to determine if you are a good fit for the group.

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Location

Heather D. Eslien, LLC
1530 Cross St
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 584-5091

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Lesbian
  • Gay
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ + Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Buddhist
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Internalized Oppression
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Somatic Awareness
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Professional Connections

Jeffrey Frank, LCSW
Jeffrey Frank, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 2 years
Mr. Steve Hammil, MA, LMHC
Mr. Steve Hammil, MA, LMHC
Counselor Classmate, known for 10 years
Ms. Tracy Hahn, MA, LMFT
Ms. Tracy Hahn, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 11 years
Dr. Mary Davenport, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Mary Davenport, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Megan Kovacevic, LMFT, MHP, CMHS
Megan Kovacevic, LMFT, MHP, CMHS
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 11 years
Sara Baldwin, MA, MHP, LMHC
Sara Baldwin, MA, MHP, LMHC
Counselor Classmate, known for 10 years
Ms. Simcha Shtull, MA, LMHC
Ms. Simcha Shtull, MA, LMHC
Counselor Classmate, known for 10 years
Tricia McKay, MA, LMHC, RYT
Tricia McKay, MA, LMHC, RYT
Counselor Classmate, known for 12 years
Dr. Christina De Guia, MD
Dr. Christina De Guia, MD
Psychiatrist Colleague, known for 5 years
Dr. Stacy Greeter, MD
Dr. Stacy Greeter, MD
Psychiatrist Classmate, known for 1 years

Links

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Last Modified: 09 Apr 2018
Heather D. Eslien, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Sarasota

Heather D. Eslien

Counselor, MA, LMHC