Last updated: 9/1/2020

James M. Benedick, LCSW, Ed.D. (941) 358-0234
Last Updated: 9/1/2020
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Psychotherapist/Boundary Managment Therapy

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

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I have been in practice 40 years, focusing on mental health problems. I specialize in helping people identify, assess, and take appropriate action to reduce the stress in their lives and improve their relationships. I teach how to recognize and act on feelings appropriately in order to maintain personal boundaries, maintain a low stress level, and focus more on the opportunities life has to offer. I am the developer of Boundary Management Therapy. If you would like to learn the magic of BMT, contact me.

I provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy. I accept insurance, in-network and out of network, and will work out a reasonable co-payment with you. Call, or email me for your first appointment.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Family Issues Forensic Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Advocacy Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Firesetting Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Multicultural Issues Pain Management Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders
Office and Contact Information
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James M. Benedick, LCSW, Ed.D.
5104 North Lockwood Ridge Road
Suite 105
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 358-0234

Contact: Dr. Jim Benedick

Office Hours:
Mon1:00pm – 7:00pm
Tue1:00pm – 7:00pm
Wed1:00pm – 7:00pm
Thu1:00pm – 7:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 6 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 42

FL - LCSW [SW2451]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Academy of Clinical Sexology (AACS)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Diplomate American Board of Sexology
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Diplomate, Clinical Forensic Counseling (ACCFC)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: $125
Group: $50
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

AETNA (Open Choice) Healthy Palm Beaches
AETNA Health Horizon Behavioral Services
AvMed Horizon Health
BayCare Health Network Humana
Beacon Health Humana (Medicare PPO)
Beacon Health Options Humana Medical Plan
Beacon Health Plans Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
Beech Street Corporation (PPO Network) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) MultiPlan
CIGNA HealthCare Preferred Mental Health Management
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Psychcare
Corphealth TRICARE
First Health (Network) Well Care HMO
GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees WellPoint

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) College Students Offenders/Perpetrators
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Corrections Officers Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families Suicidal Transgender Twins Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evaluation/Diagnostic Forensic Evaluation Geriatric Consultation Humanistic Information and Referral Long-Term Prevention Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Case Management Crisis Intervention Education Consultation Existential Psychotherapy Hypnosis Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Nutrition Counseling Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Supervised Visitation Systemic Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Family Systems Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Caribbean Haitian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) American Counseling Association (ACA) American Psychological Association (APA) Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Sexual Offender Group Therapy
Sexual Offenders group for adjudicated sexual offenders and others seeking treatment. Licensed Abel Screening Site
Group Focus: Criminal Behavior - Offenders
Sexual Abuse/Rape - Perpetrators
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: (941) 358-0234
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Monday