Sarasota Mental Health Therapy & Counseling

Sarasota Therapy & Counseling Services

Compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based mental health care that empowers individuals to achieve emotional well-being and lead fulfilling lives.

Our Vision for Mental Health Therapy in Sarasota

 At Sarasota Mental Health, we prioritize client care and believe that the therapeutic rapport is the foundation for change. It is with this relationship that clients have a safe place to explore their mind, grow awareness, gain acceptance, and empower themselves to take the actions necessary for change. Inclusivity, equity, and diversity are our core values and we serve children, adolescents, and adults.

About Our Therapists:

Our therapists at Sarasota Mental Health Therapy & Counseling utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to provide individualized treatment to help clients meet their mental health goals and overall improve their quality of life.

We offer in-office, as well as, virtual therapy sessions for individuals struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, life stage change, grief and loss, anger management, overwhelming stress, childhood trauma, attachment issues, LGBTQAI+ issues, perfectionism and much more.

Benefits of Counseling Services:

Improved Interpersonal Relationships
Increased self- awareness
Healthy Coping Strategies
Mindfulness and Inner Peace
Emotional Intelligence and Expression
Overcoming Generational Trauma
Improved Self-Esteem
Enhance Mood

A Message From Our Lead Therapist

"The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is most important for lasting change to occur. Our vision is to provide a safe and secure environment for clients to explore identified issues and to learn skills to manage life stressors. It’s not easy to take that first step in seeking therapy. It's great that you are here!"

Christina Ercoli

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Chrisitna Ercoli, Sarasota Mental Health Therapy & Counseling clinical director
Our Passion is Your Success

Your Journey For Therapy in Sarasota Starts Here

There are many reasons why people seek therapy or mental health counseling. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss issues, life stage changes, etc, then you are not alone. At first, making the decision to meet with a therapist to share your deepest vulnerabilities can be overwhelming. This is why the therapeutic rapport and relationship between therapist and client is most important and that you feel safety and comfort in the process. Therapy is an opportunity to challenge themes and patterns that are sabotaging your well-being and leading to lack of fulfillment. This is a reminder that you are in control of your destiny and that it’s okay to ask for help and get support when you need it.


Call or fill out our online form to connect with a therapist who will answer any questions you have about therapy.


Set up an initial “in-office” or virtual therapy session to meet and develop an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and goals.


If you and your therapist are a good match, we will schedule ongoing sessions with you at your convenience. We also have a large local referral network. We can work with you to find other programs and/or counselors.

Prefer to talk with someone? Give us a call!

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IDENTIFY Yourself. Understand Feelings. MAKE PROGRESS.

Core Offerings For Therapy At Sarasota Mental Health

We are dedicated to helping you find balance and well-being within your life. Our wide range of therapy & counseling services addresses many kinds of  mental health challenges. We believe in the power of psychotherapy to explore the underlying factors causing distress, providing you with effective strategies and tools to lead a happier, healthier life.


Substance abuse disorder and addiction affects not only the individual, but also their family and friends. Ongoing therapy is crucial for lasting success with substance abuse and coping.


Disordered eating and body image issues can become serious physical health concerns. Whether it is eating too much or not enough, we can assist with your relationship with food.


Traumatic experiences, whether childhood, adulthood, or generational, can be a significant mental obstacle. Overcoming trauma requires both conscious and ongoing healing efforts.


Depression and anxiety at their core are negative relationships with past and future events and self, respectively. Our therapists teach acceptance and coping methods to add more balance and presence in your life. 


Relationships with others are an essential part of our human experience and often require good communication skills and the ability to make compromises. We can help assess your situation and offer a professional perspective.


It can be difficulty to find resources that are allied with and supportive of the LGBTQAI+ community. Our team is informed of specific challenges that individuals in this community face, and are committed to help.


Stress and anger are perfectly normal emotions. However, unmanageable expressions can negatively impact your work and relationships with others. Often, stress and anger are just symptoms of larger issues. 


Losing someone you love is difficult. Whether they have passed on or if you've had a falling out, our therapists can help you process that relationship and guide your feeling of loss into a more positive and productive outcome.


We understand that mental health issues don't always fit into a box. That is why our team of therapists focus primarily on psychotherapy to help you identify and understand the causal factors that lead to mental distress.

Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy

If you are new to therapy in Sarasota or just have some basic questions, we hope this short list of FAQs helps. For more detailed information about our services or fees, please get in touch.

Do you accept my insurance?

We are mostly a private pay service. However, some clients may be eligible for reimbursement through their insurance provider. We also offer a sliding fee scale if the standard rate is unaffordable. Get in touch with us to learn more about our pricing and insurance policies.

What approaches do you use in your practice?

We utilize different approaches to suit the individual in need. Some of these include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Inner-Child work, Holistic and Trauma-Informed therapy.

How do I know if the therapist is a right fit for me?

Finding a therapist can be a difficult task and it can be discouraging at times. You should feel comfortable, safe, heard, and understood by the therapist and be able to ask any questions you need to be able to make the decision whether that therapist is right for you.

Our Modalities for Counseling & Therapy

When it comes to our mental health therapy and counseling services, we focus on individual counseling sessions and group mediations that are designed to pinpoint distress, provide meaningful support, and practical strategies to improve your life.

Individual Psychotherapy: Renew Your Wellbeing With Deep Inner Healing 

Psychotherapy can help individuals struggling with mental health issues and emotional stressors work through the barriers that keep the person stuck and farther from achieving their goals. 

At Sarasota Mental Health, we utilize evidence-based approaches that help the client identify maladaptive thoughts, themes, and patterns, in their lives in order to gain insight and awareness. The individual is then able to process emotions and grief to work towards an acceptance and to create a plan of action to succeed. 

We believe in a more holistic approach that encompasses the mind-body-and spirit connection and fosters human growth, utilizing techniques and approaches to meet individual needs. We work to end the stigma around mental health services and remind society that mental health is equally as important as physical health.
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Individual Counseling: Create a Personalized Path for a Fulfilling Life 

Individual counseling offers a confidential and supportive space where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges with a trained therapist. This therapeutic process empowers clients to gain self-awareness, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.

By addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties, individuals can experience improved mental health, enhanced self-esteem, and a greater sense of control over their lives.

Through one-on-one sessions, our clients embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.

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Marriage & Couples Counseling: Improve Intimacy 

Couples counseling, also known as marriage or relationship therapy, is a therapeutic process designed to help couples navigate challenges, enhance communication, and build healthier connections. Skilled therapists provide a safe space for couples to openly discuss concerns, understand underlying issues, and learn effective conflict resolution strategies. 

Through couples counseling, partners can deepen their emotional bond, rebuild trust, and revitalize their relationship. Whether facing conflicts, infidelity, or simply seeking to strengthen their partnership, couples find in therapy a path to rekindle love, improve intimacy, and create a more fulfilling and harmonious life together.
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Family Therapy: Enhance Your Most Important Relationships

Relationships with others are an essential part of our human experience and often require good communication skills and the ability to make compromises. Family therapy at Sarasota Mental Health Therapy & Counseling offers a safe and supportive space for healing and growth. We understand that relationships can face challenges, and our experienced family counselors are here to facilitate open and constructive communication.

Whether you're struggling with conflicts, seeking to improve your relationship dynamics, or navigating major life transitions, our therapy sessions can help you strengthen your bond and find solutions together. Through a collaborative approach, we empower families and couples to build healthier connections and embark on a journey towards deeper understanding and harmony in important aspects of life.

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Group Therapy: Experience the Power of Shared Healing

Group therapy provides a unique and supportive environment where individuals facing similar challenges come together under the guidance of a skilled therapist. In this setting, participants share their experiences, provide mutual support, and learn from one another. Group therapy fosters a sense of belonging and reduces feelings of isolation, offering a powerful avenue for healing.

It encourages interpersonal growth, empathy, and the development of vital social skills. By working collaboratively on shared issues, individuals gain new perspectives and coping strategies while building a network of understanding peers. This collective journey toward healing promotes emotional well-being, self-acceptance, and lasting personal change.
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Mental Health Services in SRQ & Manatee

We offer both in-person and virtual therapy appointments. Our office is centrally located in downtown Sarasota. Please call us or fill out our convenient online form and schedule your initial session!

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