Learn about Jeff Anglin

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
~ Leonard Cohen

Jeffrey Anglin - Addiction CounselorI grew up in Columbus, Ohio.  My dad was an alcoholic who quit drinking when I was six.  He was a good man who loved me and provided for his family, but he never really got “sober.”  I began drinking in my early 20’s and found the precious gift of recovery 18 years later.

I began my career in mental health in 1988, working as a therapist in a community mental health center.  I moved to Florida in 1993, where I ran substance abuse programs, was Administrator of a public psychiatric hospital, and in 1996 founded the first 24-hour walk-in clinic for substance abuse and mental health in the state of Florida.

Opiate Addiction in Southwest Florida
Miles

In 2002, my brother and father died in close succession.  When that happened, I looked at my life and realized that I wasn’t following my bliss: what I really loved was working directly with patients.  I left the clinic and started a private practice in Sarasota, Florida.

Over the years, I have been active in volunteer work, in an attempt to give back to the community that has given so much to me.

I am blessed with a loving family.  I have a daughter, Lauren, and three grandchildren.  My brother Greg is a marriage and family counselor in Columbus, Ohio.

I am also a dad to Miles.  Miles takes a nap when he needs one, assumes everyone he meets is his friend, and never has a bad day.  He may be a better therapist than me. I spend my leisure time engaged in cooking, collecting antiques, restoring my 1930’s bungalow, and scuba diving.