Heather D. Eslien
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Downtown
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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Downtown
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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Chaya R Lerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
It’s the beginning of the week. You might be thinking “Why do I feel so sad? Why do I feel anxious? Why did I have difficulty sleeping?” Do you feel like you aren’t living your most authentic life.. This has been a challenging year. Maybe your job is not fulfilling or maybe you’ve experienced so many losses. When we scratch the surface of sadness and anxiety, we find unresolved grief. I have the tools to help you mourn your losses and feel a renewed zest for life.
(786) 480-1263
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
It’s the beginning of the week. You might be thinking “Why do I feel so sad? Why do I feel anxious? Why did I have difficulty sleeping?” Do you feel like you aren’t living your most authentic life.. This has been a challenging year. Maybe your job is not fulfilling or maybe you’ve experienced so many losses. When we scratch the surface of sadness and anxiety, we find unresolved grief. I have the tools to help you mourn your losses and feel a renewed zest for life.
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Olivia Houston
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC, LPC, CCTP Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
I have found that many adolescents experience times where they feel misunderstood and overwhelmed while trying to navigate their teen years. They are often trying to forge their own independence while still needing the support of adults around them. This dynamic can mean that it's not always easy to ask for help, and a degree of hesitancy exists to allow even the most loving adults into their worlds. I regularly work with clients that are struggling with major life transitions, depression, anxiety, or have experienced trauma. My clients are often seeking safety, understanding, and freedom from their negative thoughts.
(352) 254-3696
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
I have found that many adolescents experience times where they feel misunderstood and overwhelmed while trying to navigate their teen years. They are often trying to forge their own independence while still needing the support of adults around them. This dynamic can mean that it's not always easy to ask for help, and a degree of hesitancy exists to allow even the most loving adults into their worlds. I regularly work with clients that are struggling with major life transitions, depression, anxiety, or have experienced trauma. My clients are often seeking safety, understanding, and freedom from their negative thoughts.
Haya Soya
Psychologist, PsyD, QS Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Reaching out for help is difficult, though it is also your first step towards the change you seek. Life can bring interesting challenges which, at times, can be overwhelming and hard to manage on your own. Therapy can help you to process your thoughts and feelings, learn skills to manage, better cope, and identify options that allows you to move forward.
(321) 328-7692
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Reaching out for help is difficult, though it is also your first step towards the change you seek. Life can bring interesting challenges which, at times, can be overwhelming and hard to manage on your own. Therapy can help you to process your thoughts and feelings, learn skills to manage, better cope, and identify options that allows you to move forward.
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Sex and Love Therapist, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, CSTS, CHT Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Want to grow in your personal life and relationships? I work with individuals, partners and couples on a variety of issues related to love, sex and relationships. I am a clinical sexologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified hypnotherapist and AASECT-certified sex therapist & supervisor.
(941) 727-5979
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Want to grow in your personal life and relationships? I work with individuals, partners and couples on a variety of issues related to love, sex and relationships. I am a clinical sexologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified hypnotherapist and AASECT-certified sex therapist & supervisor.
Cari Tingen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
(941) 229-7657
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
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Linda McGee
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, RMFTI Verified
Downtown
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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Downtown
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.
Dana Bottari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Do you "overthink"? Are you constantly criticizing yourself? Are you often fearing the worst case scenario? Do you find it difficult to get through the day without worry, stress, or even panic? Do you feel like you're not good enough? Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you feel like your emotions overwhelm you? Do you feel sad, down, or numb? Are you experiencing difficulty with a life transition, such as a new job, stress in your relationship, or are you suffering due to symptoms of unresolved trauma? Do you sometimes feel like giving up? It’s often difficult to imagine things changing. However, change IS possible!
(561) 567-0175
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Do you "overthink"? Are you constantly criticizing yourself? Are you often fearing the worst case scenario? Do you find it difficult to get through the day without worry, stress, or even panic? Do you feel like you're not good enough? Do you struggle with your emotions? Do you feel like your emotions overwhelm you? Do you feel sad, down, or numb? Are you experiencing difficulty with a life transition, such as a new job, stress in your relationship, or are you suffering due to symptoms of unresolved trauma? Do you sometimes feel like giving up? It’s often difficult to imagine things changing. However, change IS possible!
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Erika Miley
Counselor, MEd, LMHC Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
If you're dealing with issues like your sexuality, relationships, or body image, I want to help you. I am a specialized Sex Therapist, working with clients from adolescents to adults on issues including sexuality, couples, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, body image, and bariatric surgery. I work with those who are in monogamous relationships or non-monogamous relationships. My group practice also has several therapists who received consultation and training from me as well. They can work with folks who struggle with anger, body image, shame, grief, trauma, and relationships. We can help you be the person you want to be!
(509) 330-5540
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
If you're dealing with issues like your sexuality, relationships, or body image, I want to help you. I am a specialized Sex Therapist, working with clients from adolescents to adults on issues including sexuality, couples, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, body image, and bariatric surgery. I work with those who are in monogamous relationships or non-monogamous relationships. My group practice also has several therapists who received consultation and training from me as well. They can work with folks who struggle with anger, body image, shame, grief, trauma, and relationships. We can help you be the person you want to be!
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Wendy Gause
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
The process of finding a therapist you can trust can be intimidating, but it is the first step toward healing and growth. I'm Wendy Gause, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD. I've worked in the mental health field for the past 10 years and genuinely love what I do.
(208) 231-3157
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
The process of finding a therapist you can trust can be intimidating, but it is the first step toward healing and growth. I'm Wendy Gause, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD. I've worked in the mental health field for the past 10 years and genuinely love what I do.
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Cheryl Peppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Free parking downtown! :) While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
(941) 932-8691
Verified

Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Free parking downtown! :) While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
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Sisi Zhao
Counselor, LMHC , CRC , MA Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
(941) 662-4855
Verified
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
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Gulf Coast Therapy Center
Counselor Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
We believe that everyone has an ability to solve problems they encounter and in doing so, realize their own unique potential. At Gulf Coast Therapy Center, we collaborate with you in exploring and developing your own personal resources for growth and change. Our approach to therapy draws on a range of psychological disciplines and ways of working; we’re not locked into one particular therapeutic approach and can tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs. We’ll help you to set goals and cultivate new ways of behaving with the potential to improve your life, both now and for years to come.
(941) 541-5625
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
We believe that everyone has an ability to solve problems they encounter and in doing so, realize their own unique potential. At Gulf Coast Therapy Center, we collaborate with you in exploring and developing your own personal resources for growth and change. Our approach to therapy draws on a range of psychological disciplines and ways of working; we’re not locked into one particular therapeutic approach and can tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs. We’ll help you to set goals and cultivate new ways of behaving with the potential to improve your life, both now and for years to come.
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Robert Bakst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
I have over 30 years of experienced providing therapeutic services for clients dealing with addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, stress, and trauma. The services I provide are individual, marital, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. A positive treatment outcome will enhance your self-esteem and improve your mood by assisting you in developing the tools to deal effectively with your problems.
(941) 803-1142
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
I have over 30 years of experienced providing therapeutic services for clients dealing with addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, stress, and trauma. The services I provide are individual, marital, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. A positive treatment outcome will enhance your self-esteem and improve your mood by assisting you in developing the tools to deal effectively with your problems.
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Abigail Maher
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
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:
Downtown
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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Jennifer Barmash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Change doesn't happen by chance, it's based on the choices you make and hard work. Have you been trying to make changes on your own and feeling stuck? I can help. I have 25 years of experience helping people to develop new ways of thinking and feeling to create lasting change.
(941) 208-6691
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34237
Change doesn't happen by chance, it's based on the choices you make and hard work. Have you been trying to make changes on your own and feeling stuck? I can help. I have 25 years of experience helping people to develop new ways of thinking and feeling to create lasting change.
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Susan Albrecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
My intention is to partner with you to overcome any challenges that prevent you from living your life in a joyful, creative totally involved way. Together we clarify issues that cause your distress; set goals, achieve results. How you'd like your life and relationships to look is the focus of a supportive counseling relationship. We pay attention to your mind, body and spirit as you take personal responsibility for your life and move towards conscious awareness. For 30 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families and a variety of problematic situations they present.. I look forward to your call.
(941) 270-9948
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
My intention is to partner with you to overcome any challenges that prevent you from living your life in a joyful, creative totally involved way. Together we clarify issues that cause your distress; set goals, achieve results. How you'd like your life and relationships to look is the focus of a supportive counseling relationship. We pay attention to your mind, body and spirit as you take personal responsibility for your life and move towards conscious awareness. For 30 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families and a variety of problematic situations they present.. I look forward to your call.
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Patti Thompson, M.A.
Counselor, MA, CAP, LMHC Verified
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
You have many choices. One of which is with whom to work when seeking professional help. Selection of a psychotherapist is important and equal to the reasons for pursuing therapy. Safety and respect are of paramount importance in my practice and critical aspects of any therapeutic process. Your confidential and effective treatment is my highest priority. My training and experience will help you learn what you need to know so that you can move forward and attain the goals and changes you seek. Please call me to meet and discuss what you are looking for and how we may work together toward your success.
(941) 584-5083
Verified
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Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34236
Offers online therapy
You have many choices. One of which is with whom to work when seeking professional help. Selection of a psychotherapist is important and equal to the reasons for pursuing therapy. Safety and respect are of paramount importance in my practice and critical aspects of any therapeutic process. Your confidential and effective treatment is my highest priority. My training and experience will help you learn what you need to know so that you can move forward and attain the goals and changes you seek. Please call me to meet and discuss what you are looking for and how we may work together toward your success.
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Downtown
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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Downtown
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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Lisa Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Since 2001, I have worked with clients to navigate life challenges and transitions - whether in relationships, in their careers, or with in their sense of self. I believe that the more deeply we understand ourselves, the more we are able to live in ways aligned with with our desires and values. I work with clients to uncover and overcome the self-defeating beliefs and behaviors that stand in the way of fullfillment. I view the emotional work I do with clients within a larger social and political context, factoring in the impact of these forces on each individual's experience.
(319) 458-5068
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Office is near:
Downtown
Sarasota, FL 34230
Offers online therapy
Since 2001, I have worked with clients to navigate life challenges and transitions - whether in relationships, in their careers, or with in their sense of self. I believe that the more deeply we understand ourselves, the more we are able to live in ways aligned with with our desires and values. I work with clients to uncover and overcome the self-defeating beliefs and behaviors that stand in the way of fullfillment. I view the emotional work I do with clients within a larger social and political context, factoring in the impact of these forces on each individual's experience.

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Transgender Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Downtown, Sarasota and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Downtown, Sarasota or for a Downtown, Sarasota transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Downtown, Sarasota may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Downtown, Sarasota, transgender friendly therapists in Downtown, Sarasota, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Downtown, Sarasota can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.