Counseling in Sarasota, FL. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Sarasota, Florida will help you make the changes you want.

Lisa Bissett, M.Ed., Ed.S., LMHC

Lisa Bissett, M.Ed., Ed.S., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

5454 Lena Road, Suite 106, Bradenton, Florida 34211 | 941-806-9897

Private Concierge Practice offering clients a safe, private and supportive atmosphere in which to heal, learn and grow. Come to let go of what no longer serves you and discover your Higher Self. We will co-construct the life and relationships your heart desires!

Meg Berry, LCSW

Meg Berry, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sarasota, Florida 34238 | 941-462-4807

I empower adults who are suffering from strong emotions such as depression and anxiety, as well as other negative effects of stress control these emotions and behaviors in order to live the balanced and symptom free life they desire and deserve.

Kirsten Lesch, MSW, MA, LMFT

Kirsten Lesch, MSW, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

All people have strengths and challenges. Are you looking to make changes in your life but not sure where to begin? I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your challenges and to build on your strengths.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Natalie Lampkin, LMHC

Natalie Lampkin, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

2803 Fruitville Road, Suite 137, Sarasota, Florida 34237 | 941-932-1134

The therapeutic process can be a catalyst for change and through this process, with compassion, understanding, non-judgment and solution focus, I will meet you where you are and work with you to help you move toward freedom and a renewed sense of self.

Related Sites:
City of Sarasota
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling

Therapy Sarasota, FL

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Sarasota, Florida is a touristy town with a surplus of attractions to keep any family entertained for months. There is something nearby for all children, teenager, and adult family members. Be sure to spend a day at Myakka River State Park. This site offers everything you could imagine including an ecology center and guided boat tours. The J.P. Igloo Ice and Incline Sports Complex is another must-see entertainment venue offering recreational and skating fun for children, teenagers, and adults. However, be sure to dress warm for this family outing. For families wishing for a less adventurous location, feel free to plan a trip to the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre featuring amazing buffet-style food with a musical production like no other. Take your children and teenagers to Rip Van Winkle Lanes for a friendly game of bowling that they will never forget. Then stop by Burns Court Cinema for a unique viewing of an independent film; you are guaranteed to find non-traditional movies at this venue. In terms of education, this city has multiple schools nearby including Garden Elementary, Heron Creek Middle, and North Port High.1

Mental Health in Sarasota

Disabilities create many challenges in an individual’s life; they can increase the difficulty inherent in everyday activities, and they can create obstacles in creating and maintaining relationships within the community. The Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Sarasota is aimed not only at reducing barriers for practical purposes, but to allow those who are disabled to participate fully in the community. The CCDHH is committed to empowering and educating the deaf and hard of hearing to maximize independence through its programs and services. The video phone number for the CCDHH is (941) 209-1108; the telephone number is (941) 366-0260.2

While the economy may be recovering, problems with unemployment are still severe.3 Unemployment has a deleterious effect on the individual’s finances, but can also impact their self-esteem, their sense of worth, and can even lead to depression. The Employment and Business Success Program at the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County assists anyone looking for a new job, scholarship, or with the desire to improve their employability. For information about class schedules and other programs offered at the Women’s Resource Center, call (941) 366-1700.4

Current Initiatives

It is estimated that one in four Americans is functionally illiterate; it’s also said that those who fail to read at level by the fourth grade are four times as likely to drop out of school. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has enacted the Campaign for Grade Level Reading to combat illiteracy. The campaign’s goal is to ensure that children are reading at-level by the end of their third grade year. For more information, contact the Community Foundation of Sarasota County at (941) 955-3000.5


1. North Port High. (2017). About Us. Retrieved from
2. Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. (2017). Home Page. Retrieved from
3. The Desert Sun. (2017). Employment Statistics Confusion Blur Failure of Government Policies. Retrieved from
4. Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County. (2017). Programs and Classes. Retrieved from
5. Community Foundation of Sarasota County. (2017). Community Initiatives: Literacy and Education. Retrieved from

Sarasota is located in Sarasota County, Florida. It has a land area of 14.68 square miles and a water area of 10.53 square miles.  The population of Sarasota is 55,118 people with 23,461 households and a median annual income of $43,244. .

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Sarasota is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Sarasota are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Sarasota public health department.