How I Work


Education, Training, and Experience

I have a gentle, down-to-earth mind/body, eclectic approach – psychodynamic with some mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral aspects. My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space in which you feel free to share and explore. The work is centered on you learning to feel in your body what feels right to you and learning to value it as your innate inner wisdom. Discovering the hidden beliefs that lead you into familiar self-defeating behaviors is a part of the process. How to create and live your life in alignment with who you want to be is your challenge. Together we will need to understand and empathize with the impact of your childhood years, the climate in your family, etc. This will help me to support you through any feelings you need to experience and any changes you may decide to make in your life. While understanding is important, being able to deal with the current challenges in your life and using them to help you grow and be happier and more successful are skills you will be glad you decided to cultivate. There is no experience that can not be utilized for your personal growth! You will receive tools (such as EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique and HeartMath breathing) and learn skills to practice between sessions. As you gain clarity, you will develop inspired intentions and goals that will lead you to the future you desire

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 a Field Instructor for the New York University School of Social Work and a 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 a Training Analyst for the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis and a Faculty Member and Supervisor at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City. More recently she was an Adjunct Instructor at East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota.