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Angela Steranko, Psy.D.
Angela Steranko, Psy.D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist
OWNER/FOUNDER

I specialize in working with children, teens and families. Most often, the clients I help struggle with anxiety, social difficulties, low mood, family stress and behavior issues. If consent is given, I believe the best client care is when the client and I work collaboratively with family members and other professionals including primary care physicians, teachers, and psychiatrists to provide comprehensive care.
I am highly experienced in working with children, adolescents and young adults through their 20’s. I offer a relaxed, judgement-free atmosphere to help guide families through challenges and provide support through approaches based on research.
In my work with young adults, we often figure out how to navigate relationships, find your own identity and seek a purpose for the current phase of life. I truly value a person’s search for independence and sense of direction with wherever they’re at in their process.
In addition to therapy services, I also conduct gifted testing with students and provide comprehensive reports to use in the schools determination for advanced educational supports. Lastly, I enjoy doing speaking engagements in the community focusing on a variety of mental health topics.

Linda Thompson, Ph.D., LMFT
Linda Thompson, Ph.D., LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families improve communication and coping skills in order to form more meaningful connections.
Individual work often involves valuing your authentic self without trying to live up to other’s expectations. I utilize an integrative approach of managing symptoms in the present, while exploring the influence of past negative experiences and relationships.
Within couples, I focus on navigating relationships after infidelity, high conflict relationships, and bringing attraction back with your partner. All types of relationships are welcomed including those with unique and individualized goals.
When working with families, I feel it’s most helpful to have as many family members present as possible. We’re able to improve communication about everyones needs and expectations in order to improve the whole family dynamic. I help families navigate difficult situations and figure out when we need to be flexible and when we need to set boundaries.
Jenny Parella, LMHC
Jenny Parella, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, grief, self-esteem, life transitions, anger management, caregiving, managing perfectionism, gifted, weight/disease management, and overall health and wellness.

With over 20 years of experience working with kids and teens, I’ve found that getting them to do well at home or school is achieved through a focus on improved self-esteem, social skills, and emotional insight.

In addition to being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I’m a Certified Health Coach through the American Council of Exercise (ACE) with a background as a Certified Personal Trainer. This allows me to work on health goals while supporting mental and behavioral health. I offer walk and talk therapy sessions on Legacy Trail, which allows for the perfect blend of gentle activity while engaging in your typical therapy session.

Clients who seek my expertise typically struggle with managing stress or health issues. They are motivated to seek change and value a supportive, non-judgmental approach but also want someone to address the behaviors, thoughts, beliefs, and habits that are getting in the way of their goals. We can work together to identify your strengths, motivations, and uniqueness helping the mind and body to work together.

Our Values

Fundamental Psychology was opened in January 2017 with a belief in promoting good mental health through a focus on the fundamentals. We can thrive in our daily lives by being Positive-Mindful-Active & Social. Mental health can suffer when we are too focused on daily pressures and life demands. By focusing our intentions on the fundamental aspects of psychological wellness we can be our most authentic and successful self.

Our goal is to provide therapy with a superior level of personalized care to families within Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Englewood and surrounding areas.