Counseling Services


Why You Need A Mental Health Counselor

When it comes to your mental health, you want to make sure you are getting the best possible care. That is why it is so important to choose a licensed mental health counselor. A mental health therapist goes through the necessary education and training to help you with your specific needs.

Denise Schonwald is a trusty ally in your corner when you are working through difficult times. She has helped clients struggling with everything from marital problems and teenage rebellion to familial conflict and childhood trauma.

Counseling Services

Counseling services with Denise can provide you with the support you need to deal with any issue you are facing. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma, she can help you work through your problems and find solutions. Virtual counseling services are available through virtual Zoom sessions.

Spiritual counseling can be a great way to connect with your faith and find support from someone who understands what you are going through. If you are struggling with questions about your faith or navigating a difficult time in your life, spiritual counseling can provide you with guidance and support.

Depression counseling and anxiety and trauma therapy can help you understand your condition and learn coping skills. If you are struggling with these conditions, counseling can be extremely helpful in managing symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Premarital counseling can give you the tools you need to build a strong foundation for your relationship. Grief counseling can provide support and guidance as you work through your emotions if you are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Additional Services

Anger management therapy can teach you how to manage your anger in healthier ways and help you understand why you react angrily. Bipolar disorder treatment can help manage your condition effectively and help improve moods and decrease symptoms. Couples therapy can be helpful for couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship by identifying the root of the problem and finding solutions. Wellness coaching can help you achieve and maintain your desired level of health. Pet therapy can help boost moods, reduce stress, and improve social interactions.

If you are struggling with a mental health issue, do not hesitate to reach out to Denise Schonwald. She can help you work through your problems and find solutions. Her experience and qualifications make her an excellent choice for counseling services.

Denise Schonwald helped my daughter navigate through a very difficult family law situation. Denise developed such a rapport with my daughter that she still asks for sessions from time to time. Denise is no non-sense and doesn’t allow for half answers. She is truly a blessing to my daughter and my family. 

L. K.

Denise Schonwald
Individual Psychotherapy Sarasota FL

Individual Counseling

Many clients prefer to work individually with a psychologist on issues of personal growth or alleviating distress.   This approach utilizes the interpersonal relationship to help clients in problems of living, with the aim of increasing the individual’s sense of well-being and reducing their sense of discomfort or unhappiness.

Couples Counseling

Conducted with couples in a marital or “significant other” relationship, the purpose is to assist the couple to work together as partners in communicating, expressing love, and solving the problems of daily life. The establishment of realistic expectations for the relationship and the development of effective conflict resolution skills are usually important goals.

Couples Relationship Therapy Sarasota FL
Family Therapy Sarasota FL

Family Counseling

Sessions are typically conducted with the whole family or with various combinations of family members, depending on particular goals.   The process helps identify and modify maladaptive interaction patterns as well as foster group communication and problem solving skills.   Although family work is often helpful in addressing the problems of an individual family member, an important goal of this work often is to improve the overall climate so that family members can experience more ease in relating with one another

Hospice & Serious Illness

Let me help guide and support you and your loved ones through the difficult journey of serious illness and hospice- don’t go through it alone. I am available to support as a medical liaison- helping to interpret medical data & insight regarding coordination of care. I offer support & comfort during treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, acute or chronic illness and offer guidance & direction throughout. I am available to my clients in my office or by their bedside anywhere within the U.S. and internationally. Whether you are dealing with a serious illness or end-of-life decisions, help is just a phone call away.

Hospice & Serious Illness Care

Billing and Insurance

Call  (410) 913-8963 to schedule your initial appointment.

After the initial consultation, sessions may be purchased in packages of 3, including the initial session.

Complimentary introduction session – 15 minutes

Military, student and hardship sliding scale appointments are available at a discounted rate.

Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, and Visa.


Many clients call my office daily in need of counseling as several are in crisis. While my schedule is often full offering no openings available, it has become necessary to create extra time in the evenings or on the weekends. Unfortunately, a day before scheduled appointments, my office receives numerous calls from clients canceling or simply not showing up for the session. 

While I realize emergencies, meetings, business and school functions can happen and people do get sick, it has become very disruptive to the practice.  

Effective immediately, all clients canceling within 24-hours or no shows will be charged $50.00.  Payments must be made before another appointment will be offered.  

Thank you for understanding.


"I am a registered nurse and had the privilege to work with Denise in critical care for more years than I care to remember. She is gifted with a wonderful intellect as well as an empathetic and compassionate soul. "

E. C. O.

"The other therapist in the room… my 14 year old yellow lab Dugan had just passed away and Max knew that I needed a dog hug… thank you Max and Denise for your help along my journey. "

L. W. C.

"Denise has been helping my daughter for about 5 months now. Almost immediately, Denise made us feel at ease and comfortable. She is always available to assist with any questions and makes us feel that we are her main priority. My daughter looks forward to every session. Denise would be a great help for any of your needs."

K. G.

Contact Me

If you have a question or would like to book an appointment,
please contact Denise via phone or email.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(410) 913-8963

Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch Florida

Conditions We Treat

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men’s Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues