Abigail Maher
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
In addition to my clinical work I am an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, and also belong to the Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC).
I use a variety of treatment styles, theories and interventions in my work, but underneath it all my main focus is providing a safe, empathic environment for you to truly explore yourself and every facet of your experience. This includes exploring sources of pain and hurt, as well as celebrating sources of hope and joy. I believe that one of the most powerful things we can do is truly learn to understand ourselves, accept ourselves, practice compassion for ourselves, and move forward in life allowing ourselves to be as authentic as possible.
(813) 437-4994
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Office is near:
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
In addition to my clinical work I am an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, and also belong to the Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC).
I use a variety of treatment styles, theories and interventions in my work, but underneath it all my main focus is providing a safe, empathic environment for you to truly explore yourself and every facet of your experience. This includes exploring sources of pain and hurt, as well as celebrating sources of hope and joy. I believe that one of the most powerful things we can do is truly learn to understand ourselves, accept ourselves, practice compassion for ourselves, and move forward in life allowing ourselves to be as authentic as possible.
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Donald B McGaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual community but not exclusively.. The ideal GLB client is seeking gay affirmative clinical approaches to the therapy. Clients desire to explore what is keeping them from maximizing their potential as a person Client recognizes a need to examine oppressive societal structures that have impacted their lives and relating. The ideal client is not looking for a 'quick fix'. Client acknowledges therapy takes time for growth. Bisexual clients will be looking for support not judgement from their therapist. Heterosexual clients will want a therapist who is empathic t and is motivated to attenuate conflict in their lives.
(941) 479-0956
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Sarasota, FL 34232
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual community but not exclusively.. The ideal GLB client is seeking gay affirmative clinical approaches to the therapy. Clients desire to explore what is keeping them from maximizing their potential as a person Client recognizes a need to examine oppressive societal structures that have impacted their lives and relating. The ideal client is not looking for a 'quick fix'. Client acknowledges therapy takes time for growth. Bisexual clients will be looking for support not judgement from their therapist. Heterosexual clients will want a therapist who is empathic t and is motivated to attenuate conflict in their lives.
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
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
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.
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Kimberly S Benson
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CAP, CCTP, QS Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
My specialty areas include disorders of the self, grief, depression, post traumatic stress, addictions, mood disorders, family of origin issues, body image, self mutilation and anxiety/phobia, & gay/lesbian issues .
It is my goal and priority to provide an environment that enhances growth and change within your life. I believe in assisting people in attaining resolution with their past and working towards a healthier present and future. Helping others grow through pain and attain a new healthy way of living is my personal and professional passion. I offer Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, & Couples Counseling. In addition to these treatment modalities I also provide expressive art therapy with children, adolescents and adults upon request. I facilitate Supervision for Mental Health Counselors seeking licensure in the state of Florida.
(941) 564-9973
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Sarasota, FL 34236
My specialty areas include disorders of the self, grief, depression, post traumatic stress, addictions, mood disorders, family of origin issues, body image, self mutilation and anxiety/phobia, & gay/lesbian issues .
It is my goal and priority to provide an environment that enhances growth and change within your life. I believe in assisting people in attaining resolution with their past and working towards a healthier present and future. Helping others grow through pain and attain a new healthy way of living is my personal and professional passion. I offer Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, & Couples Counseling. In addition to these treatment modalities I also provide expressive art therapy with children, adolescents and adults upon request. I facilitate Supervision for Mental Health Counselors seeking licensure in the state of Florida.
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Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
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 oppression becomes internalized and impact our mental health and identity.
(941) 584-5091
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
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 oppression becomes internalized and impact our mental health and identity.
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Rachel Filson
MSW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
Not accepting new clients
I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. Making the choice of who you feel most comfortable sitting down and discussing your goals and vulnerabilities with is an important and sometimes overwhelming decision. My goal in the therapy room is to always help you feel as supported and heard as possible. Together, we will work collaboratively to find a tailored approach to meet your individual needs.
(941) 953-8715
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Sarasota, FL 34239
Not accepting new clients
I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. Making the choice of who you feel most comfortable sitting down and discussing your goals and vulnerabilities with is an important and sometimes overwhelming decision. My goal in the therapy room is to always help you feel as supported and heard as possible. Together, we will work collaboratively to find a tailored approach to meet your individual needs.
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Nicole Zingale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
My name is Nicole, I am a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. I am dually licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW and LISW), as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). I hold a M.A. in Social Work from Cleveland State University. As a dually licensed clinician with more than 10 years of experience in addiction and mental health, I will work with you to create a non-judgmental and empowering space where you can bring your entire self into the conversation in order to heal. The foundation of my work is to build strong, long-term and trusting therapeutic relationships.
(941) 205-7160
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
My name is Nicole, I am a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. I am dually licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW and LISW), as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). I hold a M.A. in Social Work from Cleveland State University. As a dually licensed clinician with more than 10 years of experience in addiction and mental health, I will work with you to create a non-judgmental and empowering space where you can bring your entire self into the conversation in order to heal. The foundation of my work is to build strong, long-term and trusting therapeutic relationships.
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Bradshaw Behavior Health Solutions
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC, CEAP Verified
Sarasota, FL 34238
Not accepting new clients
Private therapy practice specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Addictions, Depression, Military Life/ Military Family Reintegration,Work/School Life Issues, Duel Diagnosis, Suicide Surviving Family Members and Friends Grief and Loss,and Domestic Violence. The office is located in the center of Palmer Ranch in Sarasota County. I work with individuals, couples and families in a quiet comfortable atmosphere using my training and experiences to assist my clients in finding solutions.
(941) 254-2325
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Sarasota, FL 34238
Not accepting new clients
Private therapy practice specializing in Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Addictions, Depression, Military Life/ Military Family Reintegration,Work/School Life Issues, Duel Diagnosis, Suicide Surviving Family Members and Friends Grief and Loss,and Domestic Violence. The office is located in the center of Palmer Ranch in Sarasota County. I work with individuals, couples and families in a quiet comfortable atmosphere using my training and experiences to assist my clients in finding solutions.
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Linda McGee
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, RMFTI Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Relationships, careers, and retirement dreams cannot thrive when you are hurting. I work with adults, both individuals and couples, to treat grief, anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions (retirement, divorce, relocation, illness, end-of-life issues), as well as communication and sexual functioning. Some clients are anxious to free themselves from nagging issues of the past, while others struggle to discern the best path for their future. I support couples who want to increase intimacy, and I help couples who have already decided to separate to do so as respectfully as possible.
(704) 369-9403
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Relationships, careers, and retirement dreams cannot thrive when you are hurting. I work with adults, both individuals and couples, to treat grief, anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions (retirement, divorce, relocation, illness, end-of-life issues), as well as communication and sexual functioning. Some clients are anxious to free themselves from nagging issues of the past, while others struggle to discern the best path for their future. I support couples who want to increase intimacy, and I help couples who have already decided to separate to do so as respectfully as possible.
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Sarasota Psychotherapy Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
Offers online therapy
Evidence Based Treatments for Anxiety Issues, PTSD, Depression, OCD, Self Image, & Behavioral Struggles. Treatments strategies include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eyemovement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. Learn ways to interrupt unhealthy patterns. Understand ways to initiate the relaxation response and direct actions that support what you value and how you want to live.
(941) 253-5558
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Sarasota, FL 34239
Offers online therapy
Evidence Based Treatments for Anxiety Issues, PTSD, Depression, OCD, Self Image, & Behavioral Struggles. Treatments strategies include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eyemovement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. Learn ways to interrupt unhealthy patterns. Understand ways to initiate the relaxation response and direct actions that support what you value and how you want to live.
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Rachel Thorpe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DAPA, LICSW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
Hello there, and welcome to my profile. My decision to work in this field was fueled by my observations of my mom's experiences with mental health treatment. As a result, I have strong compassion for people and I approach treatment differently. I am constantly looking for new and effective treatments that can be pleasant and enjoyable. I am a huge animal lover and I believe that animals enrich our lives and trigger our natural compassion for others. This is why I incorporate animals in my practice. There is nothing more uplifting than to be greeted by two wagging tails.
(941) 803-1263
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Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
Hello there, and welcome to my profile. My decision to work in this field was fueled by my observations of my mom's experiences with mental health treatment. As a result, I have strong compassion for people and I approach treatment differently. I am constantly looking for new and effective treatments that can be pleasant and enjoyable. I am a huge animal lover and I believe that animals enrich our lives and trigger our natural compassion for others. This is why I incorporate animals in my practice. There is nothing more uplifting than to be greeted by two wagging tails.
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Cindy Auchter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST Verified
Sarasota, FL 34239
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist. I established a private psychotherapy practice in Sarasota 26 years ago and I am a co-owner of Alliance Counseling Services, a faith based counseling office. By faith based we are saying we provide emotional and spiritual care for the whole person honoring and respecting people of all religious/spiritual traditions. All people are welcome here. Included in my professional philosophy of sex therapy is the goal of incorporating a sex positive/sexually liberating approach with our clients' religious and spiritual beliefs; that the two are not mutually exclusive.
(941) 877-6467
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Sarasota, FL 34239
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist. I established a private psychotherapy practice in Sarasota 26 years ago and I am a co-owner of Alliance Counseling Services, a faith based counseling office. By faith based we are saying we provide emotional and spiritual care for the whole person honoring and respecting people of all religious/spiritual traditions. All people are welcome here. Included in my professional philosophy of sex therapy is the goal of incorporating a sex positive/sexually liberating approach with our clients' religious and spiritual beliefs; that the two are not mutually exclusive.
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Laura Gutierrez Kiley
Counselor, LMHC, CMP Verified
Sarasota, FL 34237
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience in the Mental Health Counseling field. I am fully bilingual(English/Spanish) and work with adults, children and their families from various ethnic backgrounds. I have a special interest and expertise in assisting people in their grief process and emotional wounds toward healing and self-confidence. My personal and professional experience in the grief process allows me to be compassionate, and resourceful in assisting people in the movement from' grief to grace,' acceptance, integration and healing.
(941) 564-0844
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Sarasota, FL 34237
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience in the Mental Health Counseling field. I am fully bilingual(English/Spanish) and work with adults, children and their families from various ethnic backgrounds. I have a special interest and expertise in assisting people in their grief process and emotional wounds toward healing and self-confidence. My personal and professional experience in the grief process allows me to be compassionate, and resourceful in assisting people in the movement from' grief to grace,' acceptance, integration and healing.
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Sonia Romano
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34231
Wanting to make beneficial changes, but no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to change unhealthy thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Know that this isn’t your fault—just your mind processing information in a way that does not benefit you. If you are struggling in a relationship, these stuck patterns can also block connection. I can help you move what has been stuck so you can move toward a future full of possibilities. I specialize in addressing trauma and removing blocks that can keep clients stuck through an approach that can be quite powerful and rapid, without having to re-experience traumatic events and painful emotions.
(941) 526-0553
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Sarasota, FL 34231
Wanting to make beneficial changes, but no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to change unhealthy thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Know that this isn’t your fault—just your mind processing information in a way that does not benefit you. If you are struggling in a relationship, these stuck patterns can also block connection. I can help you move what has been stuck so you can move toward a future full of possibilities. I specialize in addressing trauma and removing blocks that can keep clients stuck through an approach that can be quite powerful and rapid, without having to re-experience traumatic events and painful emotions.
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Danielle Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, PhD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe environment to explore and resolve beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that stand in the way of living a fully conscious and authentic life. Specialties include work with anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, death, attachment ruptures, and ancestral/ inter-generational shame, and PTSD. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have studied at the Graduate Theological Union - University of California, Berkeley, The Graduate School for Marriage and Family Therapy, Ca.Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), and The Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. I hold two Masters degrees and a Ph D in Psychology.
(941) 203-3351
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe environment to explore and resolve beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that stand in the way of living a fully conscious and authentic life. Specialties include work with anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, death, attachment ruptures, and ancestral/ inter-generational shame, and PTSD. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have studied at the Graduate Theological Union - University of California, Berkeley, The Graduate School for Marriage and Family Therapy, Ca.Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), and The Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. I hold two Masters degrees and a Ph D in Psychology.
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Sharon Diane Forrest
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MBA, BA, LMFT, PCC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Are you overwhelmed by depression, guilt, anger, fear, alcoholism, drug addition, grief, or heartbreak and feel out of control of your life or relationships? My practice focuses on the individual, family, and marriage in a Christ-centered counseling setting. With a Doctorate in Education-Pastoral Counseling/ MBA in Business, I provide a unique form of therapy addressing your spiritual and professional needs collectively. I seek to assist you in re-shaping the circumstances that have temporarily gotten you off track. You may have experienced a setback but working together we can make this a SET UP for something GREAT!
(941) 803-1243
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Are you overwhelmed by depression, guilt, anger, fear, alcoholism, drug addition, grief, or heartbreak and feel out of control of your life or relationships? My practice focuses on the individual, family, and marriage in a Christ-centered counseling setting. With a Doctorate in Education-Pastoral Counseling/ MBA in Business, I provide a unique form of therapy addressing your spiritual and professional needs collectively. I seek to assist you in re-shaping the circumstances that have temporarily gotten you off track. You may have experienced a setback but working together we can make this a SET UP for something GREAT!
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Daniel Goldman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Offers online therapy
I help people manage their lives better by identifying the barriers that keep them from finding happiness, meaning, and fulfillment in their lives and relationships. Together, we'll rework the way you handle love, family, work, and other life experiences to help you thrive and to effectively reduce stress so that you'll start to feel better soon! College students to retirees, and everyone in between. Good therapy meets you where you are, then guides you to where you want to be. It helps you mold your life to fit your own personal needs and values, not someone else's.
(941) 256-7600
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Sarasota, FL 34232
Offers online therapy
I help people manage their lives better by identifying the barriers that keep them from finding happiness, meaning, and fulfillment in their lives and relationships. Together, we'll rework the way you handle love, family, work, and other life experiences to help you thrive and to effectively reduce stress so that you'll start to feel better soon! College students to retirees, and everyone in between. Good therapy meets you where you are, then guides you to where you want to be. It helps you mold your life to fit your own personal needs and values, not someone else's.
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Dr. Nelly de Ridder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
Hello, my name Is Dr. Nelly de Ridder and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Phd in Clinical Social Work from NYU. I pride myself in being very open, kind, non-judgmental,easy to speak to and energetic. I believe that seeking therapy takes strength and is an investment in you for you and others around you. I believe that as humans we all have life lessons to share and learn. I see myself as part of a team and I align myself with my clients and will always have their back and best interest in mind.
(941) 225-2942
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Sarasota, FL 34233
Offers online therapy
Hello, my name Is Dr. Nelly de Ridder and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Phd in Clinical Social Work from NYU. I pride myself in being very open, kind, non-judgmental,easy to speak to and energetic. I believe that seeking therapy takes strength and is an investment in you for you and others around you. I believe that as humans we all have life lessons to share and learn. I see myself as part of a team and I align myself with my clients and will always have their back and best interest in mind.
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Carrie A DeWolf
Counselor, EdD, LMHC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been in the teaching and counseling fields for over fifteen years, and I am a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor. I use an integrative, holistic and active approach to health and wellness. I work to create a safe, supportive and trusting environment to help guide and facilitate personal healing and growth. Working in such areas as; life transition, interpersonal coping skills, PTSD, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress/anger management, behavioral issues, relationship issues, grief work, addictions, family issues, and beyond.
(941) 208-0092
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been in the teaching and counseling fields for over fifteen years, and I am a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor. I use an integrative, holistic and active approach to health and wellness. I work to create a safe, supportive and trusting environment to help guide and facilitate personal healing and growth. Working in such areas as; life transition, interpersonal coping skills, PTSD, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress/anger management, behavioral issues, relationship issues, grief work, addictions, family issues, and beyond.
Andrea Mann
Counselor, LMHC, RPT, NCC Verified
Sarasota, FL 34241
Offers online therapy
An ideal client is someone who is dedicated to putting in the work necessary to facilitate lasting changes in their lives. Clients embark on a therapeutic journey that leads them to a deeper, richer, more secure and more grounded relationship with themselves. Once clients are able to attain feelings of authenticity and peacefulness within themselves, they are in a far better position to enrich and enhance the lives of people around them. I partner with my clients, no matter where they are when they start this journey, and I am at their side every step of the way.
(941) 740-5177
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Sarasota, FL 34241
Offers online therapy
An ideal client is someone who is dedicated to putting in the work necessary to facilitate lasting changes in their lives. Clients embark on a therapeutic journey that leads them to a deeper, richer, more secure and more grounded relationship with themselves. Once clients are able to attain feelings of authenticity and peacefulness within themselves, they are in a far better position to enrich and enhance the lives of people around them. I partner with my clients, no matter where they are when they start this journey, and I am at their side every step of the way.

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