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Practice Specialties

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to
kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
~ Carl Jung


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Addiction/Trauma:  Early in my career, I found working with alcoholics and addicts to be an extremely rewarding calling.   In the ensuing decades, I earned a reputation in the community for successfully treating these survivors, and caring for them became the focus of my practice.   I have great respect and reverence for those who have the courage to live on the path of recovery. About ten years ago, I began to recognize the pervasive influence of trauma in the lives of addicts. I pursued additional training in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  I continually update my knowledge of science-based practices related to trauma recovery.

Mandatory Evaluations and Treatment: For those of you who know about addiction, it will come as no surprise that life can include legal or employment problems.  For 20 years, I have worked with local, state and out-of-state probation departments.  I also provide workplace evaluations.   I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I help folks navigate this process and get on with their lives.

Adolescent Substance Misuse:  For ten years, I have evaluated and made recommendations for children who are involved with the Department of Children and Families.  This work has given me insight into the special challenges of parenting an adolescent who is acting out in destructive ways.  In my private practice, I help restore family relationships and empower kids to make better decisions.

The apostle Paul encouraged us to “bear one another’s burdens,” and I believe this is part of the role of a counselor.  Two and a half decades after I began, I start each day with enthusiasm and profound gratitude.  Therapy is an exquisite amalgam of art and science, and I am honored to help people who chose that path.

Jeff Anglin Biography

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

CIMG0028I 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


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.