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Ariel Pertosoff


Areas of Expertise

Children and adolescents ages 6-19

- anxiety or fear
- depression
- sexual abuse
- physical abuse
- witnessing domestic violence
- exposure to a traumatic event
- life transitions
- grief/loss
- self-harming behaviors (ex: cutting)
- parental divorce
- communication issues/social skills
- peer-relationship issues
- self-esteem
- stress reduction
- problematic sexual behaviors
- parenting skills/co-parenting challenges

I am a native Floridian and have lived in the Sarasota/Bradenton area for 30 years. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Social Work along with my master's degree in Clinical Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I have worked in a variety of settings with children/adolescents including community mental health agencies, schools, youth shelters, domestic violence/rape crisis centers, and child advocacy centers. I specialize in trauma with extensive training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a Window Between Worlds facilitator, I enjoy incorporating art expression and other creative interventions into treatment. I am also certified in the Circle of Security parenting model which allows me to help caregivers reflect upon children's attachment needs in order to promote secure attachment with their child.

About Me


Contact Me

Trusting someone with your child or adolescent's mental health can be frightening, especially when it feels like you or your child are already in such a delicate space. I invite you to contact me so I can answer any questions you may have. I provide complimentary 15-minute phone consultations where I explore if my skills, experience, and personality align with your concerns and goals for your child/adolescent. Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail to schedule a consultation.

2477 Stickney Point Rd.

Suite 200A

Sarasota, FL 34231

Tel: 941-893-7383

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