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715 N Washington Blvd Suite E, Sarasota, FL 34236

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Treat your addiction at its source!

We provide private individual, family, and couples counseling via face to face, phone sessions, and long-distance Skype/FaceTime counseling. 

We offer a highly personalized approach tailored to fit our client’s individual needs. 

Many of our therapists specialize in issues unrelated to addiction. For general therapy, our staff works closely with MindSol Wellness Center. More information can be found at

Treatment specialization for psychotherapy includes:

  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief Loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image Issues
  • Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse Treatment
  • Family of Origin
  • Self-Harm Issues
  • Court Services: Parenting Plan Development, Coordination, Evaluations
  • Parenting Support
  • Work and Career Issues
  • Addiction and Recovery (sex addiction, drug addiction, alcoholism, food addiction)
  • Intervention Services
  • Mandatory DUI Treatment: Psychiatric Evaluations, Risk Assessments
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Evaluations
  • Children and Adolescent Issues
  • End of Life Issues
  • Athletic Sports and Artistic Performance Enhancement therapy through the use of the Power Therapies
  • Adventure Therapy for adults, adolescents, groups, families, couples, and businesses
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How Therapy Helps with Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Understanding Root Causes

Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), helps individuals explore and address underlying issues fueling drug and alcohol addiction.


Behavioral Restructuring

CBT assists in restructuring unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors associated with substance use, promoting positive changes crucial for recovery.

Coping Strategies

Therapists guide individuals in developing effective coping strategies, empowering them to manage cravings, navigate high-risk situations, and handle stress without turning to substances.

Community Support

Group therapy, a key component of psychotherapy, fosters a sense of community and shared understanding, reducing the isolation often experienced by those with addiction.

Family Dynamics

Sarasota addiction therapists specialize in family therapy, addressing the broader impact of addiction and educating loved ones on providing crucial support throughout the recovery journey.

Life Skills Development

Therapy aids in building essential life skills, including communication, stress management, and emotional regulation, enhancing overall well-being.

Relapse Prevention

Sarasota addiction therapists focus on relapse prevention, delving into the root causes of

addiction to foster self-awareness and resilience. 

Holistic Recovery

In essence, psychotherapy contributes to a holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, providing individuals with the tools and support needed for sustained recovery.

Our Sarasota Addiction Therapists are available for Psychotherapy and Counseling:

Ms. Christina Ercoli


Christina Ercoli Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, National Certified Counselor As we journey through life, it’s common to experience obstacles that challenge us. As one faces various difficulties, intense emotions and thoughts can intrude and consume our lives. It can be a powerful step to allow someone into your space to help you carry that burden. Therapy can help you explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors while learning necessary skills to support your personal goals. I believe in an individualized approach where the relationship between the client and therapist is most important. My therapeutic style includes creating a compassionate and nurturing environment to help my clients gain comfortability. In turn, this helps to create long-lasting personal change. My clinical training includes five years of counseling individuals struggling with mental health and addiction. I am trained in group and individual therapy,

This company is based on the belief that our client’s needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of this business is from repeat customers and referrals. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. It is my belief that life throws us many different situations and circumstances, some of which we can deal with ourselves and some of which we need an outside source to help guide us along the way. Asking for help by society is viewed as a crutch/weakness, but in essence, asking for help is the strongest characteristic we could have within ourselves. Not asking for help symbolizes the ultimate form of weakness and fear. By admitting our imperfections.

Mrs. Smith Tilka


I am excited to be on this path of self-development and self-awareness with all my clients.  Being a part of a client’s process and witnessing their growth is one of the most fulfilling aspects of what I do. Actually, this is why I got into the counseling field in the first place: to help others believe in themselves and process through their life’s challenging situations.  I have been in the helping profession for over six years supporting clients as they process through their traumas, addictions, phases of life, and family of origin issues.  I look forward to being a part of your journey as well. Actually, this is why I got into the counseling field in the first place: to help others believe in themselves and process through their life’s challenging situations.  I have been in the helping.

Mr. John Lopez


John has been working in the recovery field for over 10 years assisting adult men/women with substance use disorders. John is the Program Manager of a 90-bed long-term treatment center in Sarasota. John specializes in Anger management, addictions and trauma. John has taught life skills in prisons and jails across Florida and has worked with troubled youth as a youth pastor. John is a member of (AMCHA) American Mental Health Counselors Association and a (NCC) National Certified Counselor. John understands the cycle of addiction and how to break free from its grip on individuals both in a professional and personal way. John works with Spanish speaking clients and understands Latino culture and the barriers that these individuals face due to lack of proficiency in the English language. MindSol Profile

Mr. David Forestier


All the chaos and heartbreak that came with it. Their healthy boundaries were a big part of catapulting David into recovery. David brings an outstanding 35 years of personal recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, ten years of professional experience in recovery support services, and eight years of experience as director of a residential school for troubled teenagers. Today, David is a Nationally Certified Intervention Practitioner (NCIP), a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC-I), a Certified Addiction Counselor by the State of Florida, and a trained professional who truly cares. MindSol Profile

Cole Young is an empathetic counselor who specializes in empowering individuals to overcome their personal struggles with addictions in all forms. He has been active in the therapeutic community since 2005 when he worked as an adolescent counselor at a boarding school for troubled teenagers. In years since, he has worked as a sober companion and recovery coach for teenagers and adults struggling with substance abuse. His years of experience in recovery, personally and professionally, inform an effective approach to treatment. His professional credentials include a Certification in Addictions Counseling by the Florida Certification Board. MindSol Profile.

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