Melissa Lavin

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(858) 859-0822

Melissa Lavin

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Lavin Psychology Services
3333 Clark Rd
110
Sarasota, FL 34231
(858) 859-0822
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Lavin Psychology Services, PLLC
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(858) 859-0822
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About

The journey of one's life can be thrown off course by unexpected changes, trauma, grief, life/family transitions, and emotional struggles. I am dedicated in creating a safe place for individuals and families to understand themselves better and explore these life challenges. Everyone needs to feel understood and accepted at some point in their lives. My goal is to recognize each person's individual needs and help create a path to a more fulfilling life. I am committed to providing holistic, inclusive, and personalized interventions that are effective in getting you back to your complete self.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families from all walks of life facing a variety of psychological concerns. My specialty is childhood trauma and its adult manifestations (anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-doubt/esteem, identity issues, stress, relationship difficulties, & parenting).
I'm certified in advance nutritional integrative medicine for mental health. I enjoy providing unconditional support and skills tailored to each individual's needs. So if you are ready to start this journey, then I am ready to be by your side. ***At this time, I currently have in person sessions on Thursdays only, the rest are telehealth appointments***

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Currently, taking private pay or I can help submit claims for OON.
Email me or call (858) 859-0822 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Florida / PY10924
  • School: Forest Institute of professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2012
I am dually licensed in New Hampshire and Florida. I provide telehealth services in both states.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 1359 New Hampshire
  • Certificate: PESI- Certified in Advanced Nutrition & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

Lavin Psychology Services
3333 Clark Rd
110
Sarasota, FL 34231
(858) 859-0822
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Lavin Psychology Services, PLLC
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
(858) 859-0822
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Nutritional & Integrative Medicine
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • TF-CBT
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 9 Mar 2022
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Melissa Lavin

Psychologist, PsyD