Our Office is Conveniently Located Downtown Sarasota
269 South Osprey Avenue, Suite 200
Sarasota, Fl 34236
The Encouragement Institute was founded upon a philosophy that embraces the leading research on resilience and supportive connections, we are dedicated to helping others with personal development and emotional well-being. Our collaborative environment offers the combined expertise of professionals that use a synthesis of theory, research, and years of experience in the behavioral health sciences.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused group practice, our treatment approaches provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, we help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues helping them to build upon their strengths, identify and achieve their goals.
Katherine Best, Ph.D., LCSW, MPH, Founder of the Institute, is a licensed therapist and certified coach. She puts years of education and experience as a social and behavioral health researcher to work for you. With a former background as a classical ballerina and world class master teacher she offers a combination of discipline, empathy, and proven strategies to motivate and encourage you to bring out the BEST you have to offer yourself, your family, and your community.