Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, CAC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This quote really encompasses a therapeutic setting for me. A place where there is no judgement and you are heard. "
Suicidal Ideation
(810) 202-0458
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"The great poet Rumi wrote "out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." This quote really encompasses a therapeutic setting for me. A place where there is no judgement and you are heard. "
Annette Fiedler Counseling & Associates, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
"Let's write a story that makes you feel inspired. People come together for many reasons. I have been married for 41 years and understand the issues in long term relationships and life. Some issues are small and can be quickly worked through. Some issues damage our core. A relationship needs a commitment from both parties to become whole again. If both parties are committed to the relationship then I can help you find the courage to rekindle the relationship, find happiness or make a life change. Take charge of your life & happiness. Let's learn some new tools."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 328-8040
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
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Suicidal Ideation
"Let's write a story that makes you feel inspired. People come together for many reasons. I have been married for 41 years and understand the issues in long term relationships and life. Some issues are small and can be quickly worked through. Some issues damage our core. A relationship needs a commitment from both parties to become whole again. If both parties are committed to the relationship then I can help you find the courage to rekindle the relationship, find happiness or make a life change. Take charge of your life & happiness. Let's learn some new tools."
Candis L. Jackson, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, CAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Most sessions are treatment oriented using a cognitive behavior approach, however I also do a lot of work with adults abused as children. I work with many dually diagnosed clients -substance abuse and mentally ill . Referrals are made to Dr.Gallego if medications are deemed a possibility. I also see a lot of clients with posttraumatic stress disorder and complicated trauma experiences."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 256-2329
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"Most sessions are treatment oriented using a cognitive behavior approach, however I also do a lot of work with adults abused as children. I work with many dually diagnosed clients -substance abuse and mentally ill . Referrals are made to Dr.Gallego if medications are deemed a possibility. I also see a lot of clients with posttraumatic stress disorder and complicated trauma experiences."
James Fry, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"My ideal client is one who knows they are in need of help and are eager to take an active role in their own counseling. I encourage clients to journal, in session and after the session, to make their own record of issues covered, directions that emerged from the counseling session, to journal thoughts and feelings between sessions, and to list issues and questions to address in their next session. For counseling clients, my goal is to help them effectively and efficiently to resolve the issues that brought them into counseling. For coaching clients, my goal is to assist them to achieve excellence in the area of their choosing."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 242-7138
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"My ideal client is one who knows they are in need of help and are eager to take an active role in their own counseling. I encourage clients to journal, in session and after the session, to make their own record of issues covered, directions that emerged from the counseling session, to journal thoughts and feelings between sessions, and to list issues and questions to address in their next session. For counseling clients, my goal is to help them effectively and efficiently to resolve the issues that brought them into counseling. For coaching clients, my goal is to assist them to achieve excellence in the area of their choosing."
Christine M Rykiel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD, CEAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Hello, my name is Christine Rykiel and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Charlotte County, FL. I own a group counseling practice in Port Charlotte FLorida that specializes in providing caring and nuturing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with issues such as depression, anxiety, developmental delays, trauma, substance abuse, divorce/separation, and significant life changes. It is the goal of both myself and the therapists in my practice to provide treatment that will increase a patient's overall self confidence and personal growth."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 270-9976
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"Hello, my name is Christine Rykiel and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Charlotte County, FL. I own a group counseling practice in Port Charlotte FLorida that specializes in providing caring and nuturing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults who are coping with issues such as depression, anxiety, developmental delays, trauma, substance abuse, divorce/separation, and significant life changes. It is the goal of both myself and the therapists in my practice to provide treatment that will increase a patient's overall self confidence and personal growth."
Ivan Resto, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"At Resto Family Services, we strive to provide individuals with the highest quality of care. Through compassion, knowledge, and respect, we work with children, teens, adults, and families to encourage personal growth and development. Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, family relational problems, ADHD, or any number of other difficulties, it is our goal to help you and your family in achieving your goals and improving your quality of life. At some point in our lives, we all will need assistance and someone with whom to talk. We are here to assist you on your journey toward a happier and healthier future."
Suicidal Ideation
(434) 234-4131
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Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"At Resto Family Services, we strive to provide individuals with the highest quality of care. Through compassion, knowledge, and respect, we work with children, teens, adults, and families to encourage personal growth and development. Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, family relational problems, ADHD, or any number of other difficulties, it is our goal to help you and your family in achieving your goals and improving your quality of life. At some point in our lives, we all will need assistance and someone with whom to talk. We are here to assist you on your journey toward a happier and healthier future."
Kelley Sgroi, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"If you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, struggling with anxiety, depression, trying to overcome past traumas and searching for the way to live a life filled with joy, then let’s do it! Aspire for greatness and transform your life through self empowerment !! CALL NOW"
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 214-7140
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"If you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, struggling with anxiety, depression, trying to overcome past traumas and searching for the way to live a life filled with joy, then let’s do it! Aspire for greatness and transform your life through self empowerment !! CALL NOW"
Edward R Cheek, Sr.,LMHC, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"A licensed Mental Health professional, I have been providing services for 18+ years to the residents of SW Florida: Charlotte, Sarasota, Desoto, & Lee counties. Specialties include resolving differences between dating and married couples, individuals suffering with anger disorder, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders & panic attacks. Along with completing my educational goals, I have been happily married for 52-years. My wife & I have raised 6-children. I believe these life experiences have increased my ability to listen, understand & bring the problems of those seeking assistance to a successful resolution."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 229-3764
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Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"A licensed Mental Health professional, I have been providing services for 18+ years to the residents of SW Florida: Charlotte, Sarasota, Desoto, & Lee counties. Specialties include resolving differences between dating and married couples, individuals suffering with anger disorder, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders & panic attacks. Along with completing my educational goals, I have been happily married for 52-years. My wife & I have raised 6-children. I believe these life experiences have increased my ability to listen, understand & bring the problems of those seeking assistance to a successful resolution."
Heather Proctor, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and couples therapy. Couples can run into some uncharted areas of their lives that can be a real hurdle to overcome. Best that we first meet individually to gain the unique perspective that each of you have in the relationship. You recognize that issues need to be addressed so take that time individually to speak your mind about what you feel is happening in the relationship. Then you as a couple can work together towards achieving a more satisfying relationship for both of you."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 866-6478
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual and couples therapy. Couples can run into some uncharted areas of their lives that can be a real hurdle to overcome. Best that we first meet individually to gain the unique perspective that each of you have in the relationship. You recognize that issues need to be addressed so take that time individually to speak your mind about what you feel is happening in the relationship. Then you as a couple can work together towards achieving a more satisfying relationship for both of you."
Jodi Walls, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"I believe that everyone goes through difficult times in their lives. Whether a recent issue or unresolved past issues. My focus in treatment is to help you learn new ways of coping with negative emotions and behaviors. I believe that everyone deserves to think of themselves in the most positive light and with therapeutic techniques it is possible to achieve that goal. I work with a diverse population of clientele and specialize in cognitive-behavioral techniques. The issues that I am best suited to treat range from situational depression, anxiety to chronic mood disorders, relationship issues, personality disorders, addictions, court mandated counseling and trauma."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 205-3333
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"I believe that everyone goes through difficult times in their lives. Whether a recent issue or unresolved past issues. My focus in treatment is to help you learn new ways of coping with negative emotions and behaviors. I believe that everyone deserves to think of themselves in the most positive light and with therapeutic techniques it is possible to achieve that goal. I work with a diverse population of clientele and specialize in cognitive-behavioral techniques. The issues that I am best suited to treat range from situational depression, anxiety to chronic mood disorders, relationship issues, personality disorders, addictions, court mandated counseling and trauma."
Elisa Niles, Counselor
Counselor, PhD., LMHC-S, NCC, CCTP, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Hello and Welcome. My name is Dr. Elisa Niles and I am a FL Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the counseling profession. I work with diverse populations that cover the developmental life span.With my versatile background and skills set, I am prepared to work with many issues that my clients are faced with on a daily basis. As a therapist, I believe my role is to help my clients unlock the answers that lie within themselves. Just like a lighthouse guides ships safely in the harbor, I hope to guide my clients to create and reshape healthy, whole lives."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 256-2962
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Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"Hello and Welcome. My name is Dr. Elisa Niles and I am a FL Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the counseling profession. I work with diverse populations that cover the developmental life span.With my versatile background and skills set, I am prepared to work with many issues that my clients are faced with on a daily basis. As a therapist, I believe my role is to help my clients unlock the answers that lie within themselves. Just like a lighthouse guides ships safely in the harbor, I hope to guide my clients to create and reshape healthy, whole lives."
Real Therapy Solutions, Inc, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"At Real Therapy Solutions, Inc., we use a client-centered approach to treatment. We focus on your most pressing issues first, offering solution focused therapy to help you work through your most pressing needs. With over ten years of experience treating everything from severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD) to addiction to relationship counseling, there is no need to look further than Real Therapy Solutions for all of your counseling needs."
Suicidal Ideation
(941) 960-7185
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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Suicidal Ideation
"At Real Therapy Solutions, Inc., we use a client-centered approach to treatment. We focus on your most pressing issues first, offering solution focused therapy to help you work through your most pressing needs. With over ten years of experience treating everything from severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD) to addiction to relationship counseling, there is no need to look further than Real Therapy Solutions for all of your counseling needs."
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Lori Olson, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC, CCHT
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Do you want long lasting and effective change? You do not have to feel "stuck" anymore..no matter how you suffer...or how long....whether with anxiety, depression, weight issues, smoking, trauma, PTSD, life skills or more. Neurofeedback is a "must" for people who feel stuck or who want to have peak performance. Now offering in office and remote neurofeedback. Neurofeedback works with neuroplasticity of the brain; decades of proof that show it is effective therapeutic service. Hypnosis has a very long history. Trauma and relationship focused. Why wait? Remote neurofeedback service is fun and affordable in privacy of your home."
(603) 287-1104
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Do you want long lasting and effective change? You do not have to feel "stuck" anymore..no matter how you suffer...or how long....whether with anxiety, depression, weight issues, smoking, trauma, PTSD, life skills or more. Neurofeedback is a "must" for people who feel stuck or who want to have peak performance. Now offering in office and remote neurofeedback. Neurofeedback works with neuroplasticity of the brain; decades of proof that show it is effective therapeutic service. Hypnosis has a very long history. Trauma and relationship focused. Why wait? Remote neurofeedback service is fun and affordable in privacy of your home."
Catherine Bukovitz, Counselor
Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, CAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"A happy life is your birthright. Together in a respectful and collaborative relationship we can determine what prevents you from the experience of life you want and were intended to have. I keep up to date with the latest research in psychotherapy and brain neurology and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, unstable personal or work relationships. I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) which is the only non-medicinal therapy in effectively treating trauma and post traumatic stress disorder."
(941) 244-5907
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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"A happy life is your birthright. Together in a respectful and collaborative relationship we can determine what prevents you from the experience of life you want and were intended to have. I keep up to date with the latest research in psychotherapy and brain neurology and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, unstable personal or work relationships. I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) which is the only non-medicinal therapy in effectively treating trauma and post traumatic stress disorder."
Cristina F Finnegan
MS, RMHI
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Please contact me to discuss your individual needs. I offer Individual, Family, Couples and Group Counseling and am currently offering free anger management assessments. I am able to accept many private insurances, as well as work on a sliding scale for all self-pay individuals. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and provide you with a safe and private environment during this time."
(941) 214-4953
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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"Please contact me to discuss your individual needs. I offer Individual, Family, Couples and Group Counseling and am currently offering free anger management assessments. I am able to accept many private insurances, as well as work on a sliding scale for all self-pay individuals. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and provide you with a safe and private environment during this time."
Cora Sue Taylor, Counselor
Counselor, Psy, S, LMHC, PA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
""No matter where you go, there you are!" Change is often hard. Crossway Counseling & Learning Center was founded in 1998 by Cora Taylor, Psy.S., to bring hope and healing for many of the issues in life, both current and past, that keep individuals from becoming the persons they want to be. Some of those issues may be depression, relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, stress, trauma, or abuse. I am Ceftified in Critical Incident Stress Management by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, American Red Cross and am a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator, certified to assist couples preparing for marriage or remarriage."
(941) 637-7111
Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
""No matter where you go, there you are!" Change is often hard. Crossway Counseling & Learning Center was founded in 1998 by Cora Taylor, Psy.S., to bring hope and healing for many of the issues in life, both current and past, that keep individuals from becoming the persons they want to be. Some of those issues may be depression, relationships, marriage, divorce, anxiety, stress, trauma, or abuse. I am Ceftified in Critical Incident Stress Management by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, American Red Cross and am a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator, certified to assist couples preparing for marriage or remarriage."
Margaret M Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"Happiness in a persons day to day living is attainable. Everyone experiences times in their lives that are challenging, and can be extremely difficult. No one escapes! The ability to sort out issues, explore possibilities, and find resolution can put a person on the path of enjoying life again. Everyone experiences loss, and disappointment in different ways, and time frames. Allowing a counselor to help guide a person through the process can help to attain your personal goals. The process can be short term, or longer if necessary. Aiming for a enjoyable quality of life is key."
(631) 213-9288
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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"Happiness in a persons day to day living is attainable. Everyone experiences times in their lives that are challenging, and can be extremely difficult. No one escapes! The ability to sort out issues, explore possibilities, and find resolution can put a person on the path of enjoying life again. Everyone experiences loss, and disappointment in different ways, and time frames. Allowing a counselor to help guide a person through the process can help to attain your personal goals. The process can be short term, or longer if necessary. Aiming for a enjoyable quality of life is key."
Welkis Alcohol/Drug Counseling, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CMLAP, MCAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"I have been specializing in the treatment of addictions for the past 28 years. I am a Certified Master's Level Addiction Professional. I was in private practice in Nyack, NY for 11 years, having previously worked in various clinical modalities. I have private offices in Spring Valley, NY, as well as Punta Gorda, Fla. I conduct Alcohol/Drug Assessments, Interventions & counsel individuals & couples. Focus is kept on the present & how to move forward successfully, while recognizing how one is also affected by the past. I work with people's beliefs, behavioral patterns and creating solutions to present difficulties."
(845) 614-8447
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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"I have been specializing in the treatment of addictions for the past 28 years. I am a Certified Master's Level Addiction Professional. I was in private practice in Nyack, NY for 11 years, having previously worked in various clinical modalities. I have private offices in Spring Valley, NY, as well as Punta Gorda, Fla. I conduct Alcohol/Drug Assessments, Interventions & counsel individuals & couples. Focus is kept on the present & how to move forward successfully, while recognizing how one is also affected by the past. I work with people's beliefs, behavioral patterns and creating solutions to present difficulties."
Amanda McDonald Kennard, Counselor
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NBCC, RPT-S
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"The struggle is real and transitions in life are hard. If you are struggling with life's challenges, you are NOT alone. My name is Dr. Amanda M. Kennard and I will assist you in changing your life. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Board Certified Counselor, Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Family Mediator and a Register Play Therapist/Play Therapist Supervisor. I create individualized interventions for each client, no matter how hard the problem. I meet each client where they currently are in their life and assist them in attaining where they want to be in their life."
(941) 845-6897
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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"The struggle is real and transitions in life are hard. If you are struggling with life's challenges, you are NOT alone. My name is Dr. Amanda M. Kennard and I will assist you in changing your life. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Board Certified Counselor, Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Family Mediator and a Register Play Therapist/Play Therapist Supervisor. I create individualized interventions for each client, no matter how hard the problem. I meet each client where they currently are in their life and assist them in attaining where they want to be in their life."
Southwest Florida Counseling Center, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, CAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
"During my career I have practiced in many venues including: marriage counseling, family therapy, foster care, corrections, mental health, substance abuse and the military. I believe that the strength of our communities lie in the strength of our families. I address each member with warmth and support as they strive to become the family they would like to be. Using talk therapy and therapeutic adventures clients can reach their desired goals and feel happier in their lives."
(239) 319-4037
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Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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"During my career I have practiced in many venues including: marriage counseling, family therapy, foster care, corrections, mental health, substance abuse and the military. I believe that the strength of our communities lie in the strength of our families. I address each member with warmth and support as they strive to become the family they would like to be. Using talk therapy and therapeutic adventures clients can reach their desired goals and feel happier in their lives."

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If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in Punta Gorda, please call a Punta Gorda therapists from the list above or, simply call this number 1-800-273-8255 to chat to someone now.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a therapist in Punta Gorda who can help with counseling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

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

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