Last updated: 1/11/2019

Dave Stacho, LMHC (941) 962-1216
Last Updated: 1/11/2019
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
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Years of Experience: 16

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
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FL - LMHC [MH 4745]

Credentials and Certifications:
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 15 years, with specialties in counseling couples with relationship difficulties, individuals with mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and anger management, and families with conflict and parenting issues. My role is to help you formulate and reach your goals. My training and experience will help you achieve the changes you want to make in your life.

I use an eclectic approach, tailoring the methods I use to fit the needs of each client. I provide strategies for couples to reduce conflict, improve communication, and reconcile their differences. I help individuals to recognize their strengths and to become aware of thinking errors, replacing them with rational thoughts. I help family members to become stronger and more responsible to each other.

I have offices in Bradenton and Sarasota. I also accept major credit cards.

Office and Contact Information
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A Better Solution Counseling
4236 59th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 962-1216

Contact: Dave Stacho

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

A Better Solution Counseling
5104 North Lockwood Ridge Road Ste. 303
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 962-1216

Contact: Dave Stacho

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Family Issues Gender Identity Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Also serving:
Aging Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Child Abuse and Neglect Developmental Disability Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Firesetting Forensic Grief/Loss Infertility Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sleep Disorders Tourette's Disorder Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education Consultation Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Humanistic Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Sports Psychology Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Case Management Coaching Contemplative Dance/Movement Therapy Dream Work or Analysis Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Expressive Therapy Feminist Focusing Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Holistic Home Study Hypnosis Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Jungian Mediation Narrative Therapy Outreach Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Satir Sex Therapy Systemic Transactional Analysis (TA)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Group Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Young Adults (18-25)
Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Obese or Overweight Step Families
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Alzheimer's Biracial Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Transgender
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
Hispanic Irish Italian
African-American Arabic Armenian Asian Caribbean Haitian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $110
Couples: N/A
Group: $30
Family: $110

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

Blue Cross Blue Shield CIGNA HealthCare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BlueChoice PPO) CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Health Options) Managed Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) MHN

Anger Management
The group is for those who have conflict with others and need better ways to cope with anger, so that they can resolve issues and obtain a better result.
Group Focus: Anger Management
Dual Diagnosis
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Developmental Psychiatry Center
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: (941) 962-1216
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Monday