Dr. Crosby and Colleagues, Counseling and Coaching, was founded in 2015 as part of a nonprofit collective with the goal of offering affordable, high quality counseling services to the Sarasota/Bradenton and surrounding areas. We believe in making counseling accessible to everyone and we strive to eliminate issues that would prevent you from securing help. We provide the highest quality counseling for an affordable price and also offer convenient daytime, evening, and weekend hours. We believe that your self-care should be an accessible priority!
Life can be hectic, stressful and overwhelming. Our goal is to help mediate these realities and help you achieve your fullest potential. You will leave Dr. Crosby and Colleagues with the tools and strategies you need to thrive as well as gain a more profound understanding of the emotional underpinnings of your life. We accept you as you are and relish the collaboratively exciting opportunity to actualize each day into an opportunity to be better, healthier and happier. We work with our clients to instill and foster hope in better days ahead. We are able to bring about positive change through uncompromising support.
You are not alone and things WILL get better!
We have a wonderful group of people that work here. Together we can help any person, couple, or family through any difficult time.
Jessica Crosby: I have extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with addiction, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral modification, anxiety, panic, OCD, PTSD, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, women's issues, and couples and family counseling. I am the president of the board of directors for the Postpartum Society of Florida.
The first step in therapy is for me to learn all about you and what has brought you to a point in your life where you are seeking help. I will ask you to tell me all about yourself, your life, and your current situation. I will work hard to listen for patterns and make connections between your past and your current situation. Through this process I will be able to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and have a good understanding of what therapeutic modality would work best for you. We will work together from that point forward collaboratively and establish a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship.
My primary goal is to provide you with relief and improvement in functioning and well-being. I will work closely with you while we help to move you to a more positive and functional situation. We will work together collaboratively to relieve your distress and establish a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship. The most important part of the experience will be to instill and foster hope, to help you see positive change, and to make sure that you feel supported.
James Sullivan: I have a master's degree in healthcare management and have worked in the mental health field as a director at an inpatient mental health hospital for over ten years. Before that I worked as a case manager at a nonprofit community mental health crisis center. I also have my Florida law enforcement certification and have trained law enforcement on handling mental health difficulties. I am a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer and a Baker Act/Marchman Act trainer.
Samantha Roach: Samantha attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Samantha also attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Samantha's main area of clinical interest is working with young adults and adults with co-dependence issues. Samantha's clinical experience has ranged from children, adolescents, young adults and adults with a wide range of mental heath concerns. Samantha's approach to therapy uses cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, self-care and solution focuses techniques.
Being a therapist requires taking on so many different roles. At times we can take the role of counselor, honest mentor, advocate, teacher, ally, and commrade in the trenches. Each person is unique and requires their own approach. This makes therapy dynamic and interesting.
But, the best parts of being a therapist are instilling and fostering hope and watching the individual grow past their expected boundaries and flourish.
She’s understanding,kind and genuinely cares which is so hard to find these days! She helped me work through some major traumas from the past, I would highly recommend this office.
Dr. Crosby's extraordinary professionalism and experience helped me recover from an incapacitating personal event. Her care is always both insightful and compassionate. She helped me find my way back to the light and life. I highly recommend Dr. Crosby.
My primary goal is to provide you with symptomatic relief and improvement in functioning and well-being. I believe that people have the ability to improve their circumstances, symptoms, feelings, and/or thoughts even when that seems impossible. I will work closely with you while we help to move you to a more positive and functional situation. The first step in therapy is for me to learn all about you and what has brought you to a point in your life where you are seeking help. I will ask you to tell me all about yourself, your life, and your current situation. I will work hard to listen for patterns and make connections between your past and your current situation. Through this process I will be able to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and have a good understanding of what therapeutic modality would work best for you. We will work together from that point forward collaboratively and establish a strong and mutually trusting therapeutic relationship. The most important part of the experience will be to instill and foster hope and to make sure that you feel supported. You are not alone.
I received a BA with a major in psychology and biology and a minor in mathematics and women's studies from the University of South Florida. I have an MA and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology.
I offer very affordable therapy services that cost approximately 25 to 30 percent below average. I try to make therapy as affordable as possible so that it is accessible. I charge about the same as a basic insurance copay, $60. I am an out of network provider for most insurance companies, but can provide a reimbursement form that should allow you to save 60 percent of my fee through your insurance company.
Addiction & Recovery Anxiety & PTSD Depression Identity Issues Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Personality Disorders Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Women’s Issues Adjustment Difficulties Behavioral Modification Communication Skills Coping Skills Parenting Skills Relationship Problems Self-esteem Issues