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"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in treating children, adolescents,and adults. I have a warm, caring approach to assessment and therapy provided in an attractive, private office setting. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, psychological and behavioral aspects of illness, life adjustment, and family, marital and relationship concerns. Specific and research supported therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive therapies, mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, intensive exposure, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), schema therapy, and relaxation techniques. Therapy is guided by a thorough case formulation and individualized treatment planning for each person's unique needs."
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"I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in treating children, adolescents,and adults. I have a warm, caring approach to assessment and therapy provided in an attractive, private office setting. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, psychological and behavioral aspects of illness, life adjustment, and family, marital and relationship concerns. Specific and research supported therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive therapies, mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, intensive exposure, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), schema therapy, and relaxation techniques. Therapy is guided by a thorough case formulation and individualized treatment planning for each person's unique needs."
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"As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my goal is to support the client through their personal difficult challenges. Whether it's individual, couples or family issues my mission is to help the client throughout the therapeutic process, and decrease the negative emotions they may be experiencing. I believe strongly in promoting self-awareness and unconditional positive regard to my clients. As one of the few Certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (TF-CBT) in Sarasota, I have specialized training working with children and families healing from various types of trauma. "
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"As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist my goal is to support the client through their personal difficult challenges. Whether it's individual, couples or family issues my mission is to help the client throughout the therapeutic process, and decrease the negative emotions they may be experiencing. I believe strongly in promoting self-awareness and unconditional positive regard to my clients. As one of the few Certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (TF-CBT) in Sarasota, I have specialized training working with children and families healing from various types of trauma. "
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"Divorce is difficult. Imagine having a supportive person throughout your divorce journey who will listen without judging, help you see the new path when you don't know the next step and cheer you on when you feel like giving up. I am passionate about assisting both men and women navigate the roller coaster of divorce with clarity, confidence, and class. I want to help you cope with your emotions appropriately, which will allow you to move forward and thrive. Along with my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, I am a CDC certified divorce coach."
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"Divorce is difficult. Imagine having a supportive person throughout your divorce journey who will listen without judging, help you see the new path when you don't know the next step and cheer you on when you feel like giving up. I am passionate about assisting both men and women navigate the roller coaster of divorce with clarity, confidence, and class. I want to help you cope with your emotions appropriately, which will allow you to move forward and thrive. Along with my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, I am a CDC certified divorce coach."
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"Being heard, understood, and supported can make the difference in how we experience life. Whether it is individual counseling or relationship counseling you seek, we will work together to improve how you think and feel about yourself, your relationship(s) and therefore, your life. I will help guide you to express your feelings, your thoughts and most importantly, learn to take the actions required to achieve the positive outcomes you seek. Making real change is not easy, however, I believe, with assistance, we can achieve great things working together."
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"Being heard, understood, and supported can make the difference in how we experience life. Whether it is individual counseling or relationship counseling you seek, we will work together to improve how you think and feel about yourself, your relationship(s) and therefore, your life. I will help guide you to express your feelings, your thoughts and most importantly, learn to take the actions required to achieve the positive outcomes you seek. Making real change is not easy, however, I believe, with assistance, we can achieve great things working together."
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"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide therapy with children, adolescents, and families in Sarasota County. I believe that Moms are the cornerstone of our families and need to be supported and uplifted. When our moms are struggling, the whole family suffers. I have experience working with moms with postpartum depression and anxiety. I have also spent much time developing my portfolio studying the experts in the field of Parenting and Child Development at the Forty Carrots Parenting and Family Center. "
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"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide therapy with children, adolescents, and families in Sarasota County. I believe that Moms are the cornerstone of our families and need to be supported and uplifted. When our moms are struggling, the whole family suffers. I have experience working with moms with postpartum depression and anxiety. I have also spent much time developing my portfolio studying the experts in the field of Parenting and Child Development at the Forty Carrots Parenting and Family Center. "
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"Trained in extensive cognitive behavioral theory and working at VR, I worked to help clients find new ways of working and developing self concepts that embrace change. Working at Patrick Harris Psychiatric Hospital, I saw those with severe mental illnesses. Additional academic training was helpful in working with those with chronic diseases. Now, primarily, I see children using play therapy techniques. Currently, I have acquired approximately 80 hours in gambling addiction training and have passed the International Gambling Counsel Certification exam. Being a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider is my next goal. "
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"Trained in extensive cognitive behavioral theory and working at VR, I worked to help clients find new ways of working and developing self concepts that embrace change. Working at Patrick Harris Psychiatric Hospital, I saw those with severe mental illnesses. Additional academic training was helpful in working with those with chronic diseases. Now, primarily, I see children using play therapy techniques. Currently, I have acquired approximately 80 hours in gambling addiction training and have passed the International Gambling Counsel Certification exam. Being a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider is my next goal. "
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"Sometimes our inner critic can be relentless by telling us we aren’t good enough, strong enough, smart enough, skinny enough, outgoing enough, attractive enough, or likeable enough to do something. That voice can become so common that we don’t even question the validity of it anymore. It eventually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because at some point we begin viewing the world through that lens of never being able to measure up. We then begin to seek out information that agrees with our inner critic. We can also misread others’ comments, gestures or facial expressions so that it aligns with our own doubts about ourselves."
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"Sometimes our inner critic can be relentless by telling us we aren’t good enough, strong enough, smart enough, skinny enough, outgoing enough, attractive enough, or likeable enough to do something. That voice can become so common that we don’t even question the validity of it anymore. It eventually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because at some point we begin viewing the world through that lens of never being able to measure up. We then begin to seek out information that agrees with our inner critic. We can also misread others’ comments, gestures or facial expressions so that it aligns with our own doubts about ourselves."
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" My areas of expertise include issues of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I have a Body, Mind, Spirit approach, where I help clients connect within themselves to find the underlying issues that are creating problems in their lives, then help clients learn to identify the thought patterns that can cause dysfunction and develop strategies to lead happier and healthier lives. "
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" My areas of expertise include issues of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I have a Body, Mind, Spirit approach, where I help clients connect within themselves to find the underlying issues that are creating problems in their lives, then help clients learn to identify the thought patterns that can cause dysfunction and develop strategies to lead happier and healthier lives. "
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"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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"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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"There is a quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, "not all those who wander are lost". I think this is a solid descriptor of my life's journey. To the outside observer, I've looked similar to a vagabond as I've "wasted my potential" walking barefoot through Orlando serving the homeless, living in Brazil while working with at-risk children abandoned to the streets, and even more recently as I've dove into therapy with men and women struggling with sexual addiction and the fallout of effects upon their loved ones. I've wrestled with my own struggles and mental health diagnosis of OCD and now have the privilege of serving others."
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"There is a quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, "not all those who wander are lost". I think this is a solid descriptor of my life's journey. To the outside observer, I've looked similar to a vagabond as I've "wasted my potential" walking barefoot through Orlando serving the homeless, living in Brazil while working with at-risk children abandoned to the streets, and even more recently as I've dove into therapy with men and women struggling with sexual addiction and the fallout of effects upon their loved ones. I've wrestled with my own struggles and mental health diagnosis of OCD and now have the privilege of serving others."
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"I specialize in child therapy, behavioral issues, adult trauma, gifted testing, psycho educational evaluations, and educational advocacy. I utilize EMDR to help adults and children process traumas that are affecting their daily lives. I will always advocate for what is best for the child and assist you in the process as well. I focus therapy on play-based, EMDR and cognitive behavioral strategies with a strong understanding of how children process and communicate. The family is always an integral part of therapy with children so I love bringing in parents and siblings in order to create a better future for the whole family. "
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"I specialize in child therapy, behavioral issues, adult trauma, gifted testing, psycho educational evaluations, and educational advocacy. I utilize EMDR to help adults and children process traumas that are affecting their daily lives. I will always advocate for what is best for the child and assist you in the process as well. I focus therapy on play-based, EMDR and cognitive behavioral strategies with a strong understanding of how children process and communicate. The family is always an integral part of therapy with children so I love bringing in parents and siblings in order to create a better future for the whole family. "
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"Many individuals come to Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy because they are suffering from issues such as PTSD, anxiety, grief, and depression. Those individuals who come for Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) have found that traditional "talk therapy" is not helping to move them from painful events of the past or they want a specific issue cleared. In most cases RRT treatments can be completed in as little as two or three sessions. Many people prefer RRT over spending months or years in weekly traditional therapy sessions. The desired change is quick and lasting."
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"Many individuals come to Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy because they are suffering from issues such as PTSD, anxiety, grief, and depression. Those individuals who come for Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) have found that traditional "talk therapy" is not helping to move them from painful events of the past or they want a specific issue cleared. In most cases RRT treatments can be completed in as little as two or three sessions. Many people prefer RRT over spending months or years in weekly traditional therapy sessions. The desired change is quick and lasting."
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"I am a licensed psychologist who owns a private practice with several clinicians. Our specialty is providing evidence-based treatments. We have great passion for helping children, teens & their families struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, behavior problems, mood disorders, OCD, PANS/PANDAS, selective mutism, and trauma. We view each family as unique, aiming to identify the most effective treatment available for each situation, providing a supportive relationship and actively working together to reach your goals. Parents are an integral part of the treatment process. "
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"I am a licensed psychologist who owns a private practice with several clinicians. Our specialty is providing evidence-based treatments. We have great passion for helping children, teens & their families struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, behavior problems, mood disorders, OCD, PANS/PANDAS, selective mutism, and trauma. We view each family as unique, aiming to identify the most effective treatment available for each situation, providing a supportive relationship and actively working together to reach your goals. Parents are an integral part of the treatment process. "
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"I listen without judgment. I focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses and build on those strengths. It takes courage to seek help. Often, people seek counseling when life continues to interrupt their happiness and general satisfaction with life. Here is a list of issues that typically bring clients to counseling: Physical, sexual or verbal abuse, alcohol or drugs, anger, anxiety, sadness or depression, codependency, bullying, grief and loss, significant life changes, low self-esteem, relationship issues, religion, sexuality, traumatic events, and workplace issues."
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"I listen without judgment. I focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses and build on those strengths. It takes courage to seek help. Often, people seek counseling when life continues to interrupt their happiness and general satisfaction with life. Here is a list of issues that typically bring clients to counseling: Physical, sexual or verbal abuse, alcohol or drugs, anger, anxiety, sadness or depression, codependency, bullying, grief and loss, significant life changes, low self-esteem, relationship issues, religion, sexuality, traumatic events, and workplace issues."
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"Maybe you’ve encountered some unexpected changes in your life. Or perhaps you are experiencing sadness, anxiety, burn out, or spiritual concerns that you just don’t know where to turn to. Maybe you have never felt like you had much of a positive self-esteem or you tend to be highly critical of yourself. What would it be like to gain better insight of your strengths and increase hopefulness ? What might change for the better if you could have a safe place to share the hurts and burdens you carry? "
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"Maybe you’ve encountered some unexpected changes in your life. Or perhaps you are experiencing sadness, anxiety, burn out, or spiritual concerns that you just don’t know where to turn to. Maybe you have never felt like you had much of a positive self-esteem or you tend to be highly critical of yourself. What would it be like to gain better insight of your strengths and increase hopefulness ? What might change for the better if you could have a safe place to share the hurts and burdens you carry? "
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"Eagle's Wings Counseling Center seeks to provide exceptional care to each individual who walks through our doors. Our staff are professional, highly trained, qualified, counselors with a combined 75+ years of experience. Through the use of sound psychological principles, including the latest therapies, techniques and research, we are able to provide personalized treatment to each individual we are privileged to see. Here you will find FREEDOM from the past, STRENGTH for today, and HOPE for the future."
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"Eagle's Wings Counseling Center seeks to provide exceptional care to each individual who walks through our doors. Our staff are professional, highly trained, qualified, counselors with a combined 75+ years of experience. Through the use of sound psychological principles, including the latest therapies, techniques and research, we are able to provide personalized treatment to each individual we are privileged to see. Here you will find FREEDOM from the past, STRENGTH for today, and HOPE for the future."
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"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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"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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"I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I also support pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, and compassionate treatment. I work with families to improve wellbeing and positive functioning of children by promoting strong parent-child relationships and better management of stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. The goal is to identify challenges and obstacles to optimal functioning, build skills, teach effective coping strategies, and increase knowledge and full engagement in daily life. "
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"I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I also support pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, and compassionate treatment. I work with families to improve wellbeing and positive functioning of children by promoting strong parent-child relationships and better management of stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. The goal is to identify challenges and obstacles to optimal functioning, build skills, teach effective coping strategies, and increase knowledge and full engagement in daily life. "
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"Are you feeling confused, disappointed or defeated? I seek to empower my clients to find their voice and inner strength that may have been squelched by past abuse and trauma. I have experience with many mental health issues but am passionate about helping my clients become emotionally and relationally whole whether it be individually, maritally or in their families."
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"Are you feeling confused, disappointed or defeated? I seek to empower my clients to find their voice and inner strength that may have been squelched by past abuse and trauma. I have experience with many mental health issues but am passionate about helping my clients become emotionally and relationally whole whether it be individually, maritally or in their families."
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"Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me. I recently moved to the Sarasota area and I am excited to start practicing in this area. I have been working in behavioral health for 10 years. I have extensive experience diagnosing and treating individuals with autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, social skills deficits, mood disorders, and learning disabilities."
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"Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me. I recently moved to the Sarasota area and I am excited to start practicing in this area. I have been working in behavioral health for 10 years. I have extensive experience diagnosing and treating individuals with autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, social skills deficits, mood disorders, and learning disabilities."

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Peer Relationships in 34233

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in 34233

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in 34233

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in 34233 or for a 34233 peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in 34233 and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in 34233 and peer relationship counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in 34233 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 34233 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 34233 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 34233 or family therapy in 34233.