Start Your Journey Toward Mental Clarity

Licensed Mental Health Professionals to Help you Grow

“Sarah was warm, welcoming and accommodating to my needs. I could not thank them enough for everything they have done.”

Terry F.

Our Expert Therapists

Maria Powell


I am a Masters’ Level Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.

Terry Strong


I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience.

Nichole Stark


I offer a non-judgmental, listening ear to anyone who needs to talk.

Sarah Moore


I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with Over 20 Years Experience.

Gulf Coast Therapy Center

We Are Here to Help You

Our mental health professionals are here to guide you through your journey. Since 2020, the need for therapy has grown exponentially. Now more than ever, people need a therapist to help them find mental clarity. Some therapists will not meet in person to avoid contact with Covid 19, and as a response, our therapists have morphed into a hybrid model of in-person and telehealth to continue helping their clients. Nevertheless, we have an extensive roster of therapists who can help you overcome the challenges you face to find solace in your life. Ultimately, you are our focus, and we will be here to help you.

our mission

Our Mental Health Experts are Here to Guide You Through the Healing Process.

Self-improvement and enhancing one's quality of life is a constant endeavor. Studies on human nature dictate that the mind always desires to improve upon the situation that one is in. For some, that could be mitigating anxiety symptoms, while for others, it's learning how to navigate their ADHD. Treatment for getting over the hurdles of one's mental health issues can seem non-existent. However, our mission is to connect our clients with a therapist that can best assist them with their mental health concerns and provide them with treatment. Our licensed counselors will walk alongside you and access whatever fear, trauma, or grief you face. After all, knowing the source of your illness, whether it is a chronic illness or acute, is the first step in developing the tools to combat mental illness.

why we do it

Our Mental Health Therapy Services

Our Therapy Center offers a plethora of different therapy services to new clients and old ones. A licensed therapist at our counseling center will sit down and talk with you to gain both insight and a better understanding of the adversity you might face, whether it's facing a life transition or navigating trauma.

Our mental health therapists understand that the situation you face is not easy and that the healing process can be a struggle. Our counseling center offers a long list of effective therapy counseling services that our mental health therapists utilize when treating issues such as self-esteem, depression, or anxiety.

Like many therapists at our therapy counseling center, a mental health professional will utilize proven modalities in the mental health field such as person-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to address issues ranging from self-esteem and eating disorders to anxiety and depression. Our mental health therapists have extensive experience, and each of them has mastered their counseling style when treating clients allowing them to live their best life here in Venice Florida.

OUR EXPERT Therapists

How We Can Help

A mental health professional at our therapy center has extensive experience both in practice and in research. Like most therapists, ours have experience working with a myriad of patients ranging from adolescents to families. We utilize a plethora of treatment methods for helping individuals combat mental illness. When you arrive at our clinic, you will be greeted warmly and with respect. During your first appointment, you and your therapist will sit down and go in depth with what you are experiencing. As your therapist learns more about you, they will devise a treatment plan to help you overcome the challenges you face. You will not feel alone during your journey as our counselors will be walking alongside you the entire time.

Treatments Offered

We have an extensive roster of licensed mental health professionals at our clinic. Communities in the area will find that our therapy center will provide treatments that have a proven track record, from cognitive behavioral therapy to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. 

Our therapists are well trained and offer treatment based on you and your needs. Regardless of the situation you are in, you can breathe knowing that our mental health experts will be walking alongside you while you make progress.

While a counselor is here to walk alongside you during the healing process, the end goal of the treatment is to provide you with the proper tools to overcome your adversity. In the end, finding the best treatment method that works for you is part of the process and we are here to help you find that treatment to help you accomplish your goals. 

The treatments listed below are just a few that we use to help our clients.

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 focuses on teaching people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate emotions, solve relationship problems with others, and form healthy new relationships with others.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (mindfulness therapy) is a type of psychotherapy that combines cognitive therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. This type of therapy 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 of the distress associated with memories of trauma. 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 counselor?

Starting therapy is easy. Simply contact my office and we will set up a time to meet. During our first session will be going over what issues you are currently dealing with. After that, we will work together to get you over adversity.

How long is a therapy session?

Typically, my therapy sessions last about 50min. 

How often should I go to therapy?

This is different from person-to-person. Typically, people attend therapy once a week. However, for those who have been going to therapy for a while, they might only come in once a month. While those who are in more severe circumstances attend twice a week.

What age groups do you treat?

This depends on the therapist. However, with our extensive roster of professionals, we have a therapist for every age group from children (age 10) to geriactic (age 65+).

What insurance do you accept?

Yes, we accept insurance from most providers. If your insurance is not listed, you can call your provider to see if they will reimburse you for paying out-of-pocket.

What if I don’t have insurance?

That’s no problem at all. We charge $160/ hour for those who do not have insurance or do not want to use their insurance.

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.


1420 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101




Monday - Friday : 8am - 7pm