“Psychotherapy is designed to help you discover the perceptions and possibilities that will allow you to feel fully alive, empowered, peaceful, and well.”

-Lurline Aslanian

Lurline Aslanian

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Education, Training, and Experience

Lurline Aslanian is one of the most highly trained and experienced mental health professionals in the Sarasota, Florida area. A 1964 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she received her Master’s Degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1966. In 1975, she earned a Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (a four year, full-time program) from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City and later received from the Postgraduate Center a Certificate in Supervision of the Therapeutic Process. She was Field Instructor for the New York University School of Social Work and Supervisor in the NYU Psychology Internship program. She was Instructor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Senior Group Therapy Consultant for the Veterans Administration in Hampton, Virginia. She was Training Analyst for the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis and Faculty Member and Supervisor at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City. More recently she was Adjunct Instructor at East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota.

Certified Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist

Board Certified Diplomate
in clinical Social Work

Former Faculty and Supervisor
Postgraduate Center for Mental Health
New York, New York

Former Training Analyst
National Psychological Association
for Psychoanalysis
New York, New Yorkk

Certified Yoga Teacher
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Lenox, Massachusetts

40+ years full-time clinical experience in private practice:
~ Individual psychotherapy with adults.
~ Consultation with families re: planning for loved ones who are ill or experiencing dementia.
~ Teaching and consultation re: clinical issues with practicing mental health professionals.
Lurline Aslanian has integrated traditional training and holistic study to develop a unique and practical approach to handling emotional issues and achieving wellness, happiness and creativity. For this reason, she calls her practice “Care for Mind and Spirit.” She can assist you with short term issues or with deep transformational exploration. Her office is in Sarasota, Florida. Click Here to view map. Start with a consultation by emailing her at info@counselingsrq.com.

Lurline’s Message

If you have been fortunate, you have known what it is to experience the blows of life and then to unburden your feelings in the safe presence of a friend or family member. It is a gift to experience this connection, and the release that comes with it. You are able to move through pain and hurt toward your intentions for happiness and well-being.

If this has not been your experience, particularly as a child, you may have decided among other things to believe that you have to keep things to yourself, or to believe that you need to avoid certain situations in which you feel vulnerable or to believe that you are different and that you will never really be happy.

“Thank you for helping me get through this. You have helped me find a small portion of my dignity and self-value.”


“As I’ve been counting my blessings lately, I’ve seen how where I am – my awareness, happiness, integrity, relationship with the God of my understanding has evolved from the work you and I did together. Thank you so much for being who you are.”


“You are so kind and caring. I appreciate all your wonderful loving qualities. And your skills are off the charts!


Contact Info

1530 Cross St. Sarasota, FL 34236


(941) 366-0223