Our Methods and Strategies for Couples Therapy

Our Licensed Mental Health Experts at Gulf Coast Therapy Center are Here to Help You!

Learn Healthy Communication in Couples Therapy

Relationships take work. Compromise and communication are needed to maintain a healthy relationship. It's normal for couples to experience "road bumps" along the way, which can be rough. However, couples therapy provides a space to talk about those "road bumps" and how to navigate them. Contact us today and grow your relationship.

Our Expert Venice Florida Therapists

John Mann


Hello, my name is John Mann and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1980. I have experience working with mental health

Eileen Robertson


I love being a social worker. I have a master’s degree from New York University and twenty-five years of experience

Kerry A. Linden


Hello, my name is Kerry Linden and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of counseling

AJ Thomas-Douyon


Welcome! My name is AJ and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Gulf Coast Therapy Center.

Our Methods for Couples Therapy

Our therapists take an eclectic approach to help your relationship succeed. They will collaborate with you and your partner to discover the source of what's hurting your relationship while helping you find a solution. Our couples therapy experts are well-trained and educated to help you and your partner overcome any hurdle.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a talking therapy that can help manage issues you're having. CBT is done by identifying thought patterns and changing the way one thinks and behaves. CBT is a popular method used to treat anxiety and depression, and other mental and physical problems.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is a modified type of cognitive behavior therapy. This type of therapy teaches people to live in the moment, coping skills for stress, regulate emotions, solve relationship problems, and form healthy new relationships.

Initially, this type of therapy was developed to treat borderline personality disorder but has been discovered to help those having difficulty with emotion regulation or showing signs of self-destructive behavior such as eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. Additionally, this type of therapy has been used on occasion to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

Solution Focused Therapy

SFT is goal-directed therapy and focuses on building solutions rather than solving problems. This type of therapy concentrates on the strengths and possibilities of the clients to help them move forward.


How do I find a therapist?

Fill out our contact form, and one of our support staff will get in touch with you to schedule your first appointment. While you are waiting, you can check out our therapist's profile pages to better understand which therapist will work best for you.

How long does a therapy session last?

Our therapists at Gulf Coast Therapy Center will typically host a counseling session for about 55-min.

Do you Accept Insurance?

Yes! We accept a wide array of health insurance from many providers. We also offer out-of-pocket rates for $60/ a session for those who would rather not involve insurance.

How Long Should I Do Therapy For?

This depends on the individual and the type of treatment they need. Ultimately, no one can say, but our goal is to get you over the issue you are facing quickly and effectively so you can return to living your life in the best way possible.

How Do I Find a Therapist That Works for Me?

Finding a therapist can be a tedious process, and we understand the importance of the relationship between therapist and patient. While this is another step in the process of mental healing, it is an important one that should not be overlooked. A goal of ours is to get you paired with your ideal therapist ASAP. To help streamline this process, please checkout our therapists page and read their profiles.

What Insurance Do You Accept?

Our Therapists accept most insurance in Venice, Florida. However, please read the list below to see what insurance providers we accept. Remember, our out-of-pocket therapy sessions are $60 per session.
- Aetna
- Cigna
- Humana
- Optum - United Healthcare
- Florida Medicaid
- Florida Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

  • Ambetter
  • Simply
  • Staywell
  • Molina

- Florida Blue - HMO & PPO
- Medicare

Take Action

Start your journey today and fill out our counseling center's contact form. When you walk in for your first appointment or sign in to the first of many first video sessions, you will be greeted with a warm welcome and safe space. You are our focus, and we are here to help you heal.


333 S Tamiami Trail Suite 301,

Venice, FL 34285




Monday - Friday : 8am - 7pm