Marilyn Halls


Marilyn Halls


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - MH16570
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer a complementary 30 minute consultation session to answer questions you may have and to determine whether we wish to work together.
$140 - per 60 minute session
$195 per 90 minute couples counseling session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2055 Wood St.
Suite 205
Sarasota, Florida 34237

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My Approach to Helping

It is my privilege to work with people who are experiencing obstacles to living their best life.
In a caring, warm and non judgmental environment I can help you deal with issues including anxiety and depression.
Sometimes we are experiencing a life transition such as divorce, empty nest or the loss of a loved one. I can help you to sort through your feelings and come to decisions that move you forward in a healthy way.
My specialty is couples marriage counseling. Using the powerful tools developed by John Gottman Ph.D during 40 years of research I can help you improve communication and renew the passion you had as newlyweds.

Marilyn Halls MA Florida license MH16570

More Info About My Practice

Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.

Specialized training in Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 3) and training by the Gottman Institute in dealing with trauma and affairs.

My Role as a Therapist

A person needs to feel that they are in a safe environment with an attentive, empathetic therapist. Research and experience tells us that the trusting, caring relationship between the person or couple and their therapist is the most important determinant of whether therapy will be helpful and successful. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your particular situation.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Everyone experiences difficulties in life and I am no exception. Going through a major life event gives one increased perspective.
In my own practice, I can say to my clients that yes, I have experienced difficult times (most recently cancer) and returned to my core self a little wiser. and with greater understanding of other's challenges.
The distressing way that you might be feeling now will not be permanent. I can help you work through the pain.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples and relationship coaching including pre marital counseling and recovery from affairs. I am fully trained in the Gottman method of relationship counseling and their training on recovering from affairs and trauma.
    I work with people going through life transitions - retirement, relocation, empty nest etc..
    I also enjoy working with young people who are dealing with the pressures of college including being away from home, study habits, time management skills, dating and abusive relationships. I provide help dealing with issues related to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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