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Top 10 counselors in Sarasota, FL

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
R&B Massage Therapy

R&B Massage Therapy

6 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Sarasota, FL
Jr G. says, "I had a back pain issue and it was solved by Nubia talented hands, she has a nice organized space to receive her clients and was very professional through out our massage therapy. Highly recommend!" Read more
Transformations Wellness

Transformations Wellness

20+ years in business
Serves Sarasota, FL
Masooma T. says, "To put it short and sweet, Victoria is AMAZING at what she does! As a result of working with her, I gained my life back and was able to align with the best version of me and live my best life. After a few hypnosis, NLP and EFT sessions with Victoria, I started to become strong both mentally and emotionally. I found the courage to step into energy healing work myself, in fact, I am proud to call myself a Reiki Master and Teacher a few years later trained by the master herself :) I highly recommend Victoria for those who are seeking help in emotional issues (fears & addictions) as well as guidance on self-esteem / Self confidence boosting techniques. " Read more
Medge Jaspan, MA

Medge Jaspan, MA

Top Pro
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Sarasota, FL
Florence D. says, "Her knowledge about spiritual healing, Tachyon technologies, her ability to clear trauma and give back full power. As well as helping to get unstuck. " Read more
Burch Tree Counseling Center

Burch Tree Counseling Center

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Sarasota, FL
Hello, welcome! I help adults, teens, and pre-teens with various struggles grow through the hardships they face, find meaning in moments that feel meaningless, and work towards becoming the best versions of themselves. I’m most passionate about helping individuals conquer their fears, lessen their symptoms of anxiety, move past specific phobias that hinder their lives, and overcome traumatic events! I specialize in providing counseling to adults, teens, and pre-teens who are experiencing various forms of anxiety and trauma. I also treat individuals who struggle with depression, anger, grief, low self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder,

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Sarasota counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Sarasota area.
Jay C.
Very professional and knowledgeable
R&B Massage Therapy
Eric J.
She is the most knowledgeable practitioner nobody cares more than she does
Transformations Wellness
Rosetta E.
Medge has a beautiful , compassionate way about her. She is passionate about her work and also very patient!
Medge Jaspan, MA
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