Last updated: 5/27/2013

Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, Inc. (941) 926-2959 ext. 224
Last Updated: 5/27/2013
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Degrees:
EdD
MDiv
MSW
PsyD

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English
Spanish

Licensing:

Credentials and Certifications:
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified
Pastoral Counseling, Certificate of Advanced Training in

Office and Contact Information
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Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, Inc.
3224 Bee Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34239  
www.samaritangulfcoast.com
(941) 926-2959 ext. 224

Contact: Melissa Miller, LCSW

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 - 8:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Organization Type:
Outpatient - Mental Health

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: N/A

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Neuropsychological Testing Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Tourette's Disorder Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Cognitive/Behavioral Holistic Imago Relationship Therapy Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Pastoral Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychological Testing and Evaluation Redecision Therapy Schema Therapy Systemic Transactional Analysis (TA)
Other theoretical approaches:
Case Management Coaching Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Existential Psychotherapy Focusing Humanistic Narrative Therapy Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Parent Guidance Play Therapy Prevention Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Group Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
Step Families
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Disabled Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Transgender Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian
Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Russian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:

Insurance:
AETNA Health, Inc. Magellan Behavioral Health
AETNA Inc. (Open Choice) Managed Health Network
Beech Street Corporation (PPO Network) MHN
CIGNA HealthCare United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
ComPsych United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Corphealth United HealthCare (UHC Medicare PPO)
Health First Health Plans, Inc. UnitedHealthcare

Groups