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

Contact: Melissa Miller, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon8:00am – 8:00pm
Tue8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed8:00am – 8:00pm
Thu8:00am – 8:00pm
Fri8:00am – 8:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Organization Type:
Outpatient - Mental Health

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

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



Credentials and Certifications:
Certificate of Advanced Training in Pastoral Counseling
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Clinical Fellow AAMFT

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:

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

Age Groups and Specific Populations (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
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
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Russian
Professional Associations
American Psychological Association (APA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)