In operation since 1999, this fully accredited, full service counseling facility offers many locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. Committed to helping people cope with their challenges, these professional counselors are licensed by the state of Florida and specialize in treating a wide range of mental health conditions.

Counseling at Peace

At Peace, we value holistic care for the mental and spiritual health of our neighbors. With that in mind, we recently added an office for Samaritan Counseling Services on our campus. Regardless of whether or not you worship at Peace, you may book appointments on Tuesdays with Melissa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Syracuse University in 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

More About Melissa

Melissa primarily uses Sensorimotor Processing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, narrative therapy, and psychodynamic approaches as needed to best help her clients. in 1995, she completed the basic course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which uses the wisdom of the body to integrate spiritual and emotional healing to help her clients achieve a more effective way of living. She works with adults on issues including, among others, relationships, marital issues, making effective life transitions, trauma, anxiety, communication skills, spiritual questions, and depression. Melissa believes in helping her clients achieve their chosen goals through reinforcing skills they already have while helping them develop new ones. She is comfortable working with clients who do not identify with a spiritual community, as well as with those who do. Melissa’s faith has always been the guiding force in her work, as in her life.