Personalized Therapy for Your Mental Health

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

Professional Help for Your Peace of Mind

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 20% of Americans were living with a mental illness, and in 2020, that percentage had doubled to 40% of Americans reporting mental health issues. Furthermore, in 2008 that percentage was 18%. It took 11 years for that percentage to increase, and that was only by 1 point. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is more important now than ever before to seek out mental health treatment. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma as well as other mental illnesses are all manageable. Still, it is crucial to talk to a professional as soon as you see signs to not disrupt your life. Contact us today to get started!

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 Therapy

Our mental health experts take an eclectic approach for every client. They will create a treatment plan that is dynamic and specific to you. We have a roster of well-trained and highly educated therapists equipped with a diverse toolbox of treatment methods. Regardless, if you need ADHD therapy, depression therapy, anxiety therapy, PTSD therapy and so on, we are here to guide you in your mental healing. Read below to learn more about our most commonly used treatment methods

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.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (mindfulness therapy) is a type of psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. This modality was meant to build upon cognitive therapy, integrating it with a program to form mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, is a psychotherapy treatment intended to relieve one's distress associated with traumatic memories. The therapeutic technique facilitates the accessing and processing of the traumatic memories and other adversity in finding an adaptive resolution.


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