flower of life

** as of April 2020, my practice is full.  I will update this headline when it opens up again.  

Debbie Kadagian, LCSW, HHC

ANANDA means "bliss" and Debbie believes that all human beings are capable of transcending the discomfort and unease of their mind and finding joy and meaning in their lives.  Through tried and true therapeutic techniques, including DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), person-centered approach, psychedelic integration, spiritual psychology and the ancient science of Ayurveda, Debbie addresses addiction, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, spiritual emergence(y), borderline personality disorder and other afflictions of the mind.  She believes that each person is a unique individual, and thus, needs a unique approach to their healing.  Based on the concept that we heal when we believe we have the power to heal, Debbie aids each client to empower themselves to lead a healthy, joyful life.  

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Areas of Expertise

Individual and Group Therapy, CBT, DBT, Spiritual Psychology, Ayurvedic Psychology

"We are not the thoughts we think. We are something much greater, more beautiful than that."

"love is not something we do, love is who we are."

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Simply put, CBT is a treatment that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behavior, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different issues that come up.  

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT skills are thought to have the capability of helping those who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment, and communicate and interact effectively with others.  Debbie has a strong background in teaching mindfulness skills and living in the present moment.  This, she believes, is one of the main keys to finding joy.

Spiritual Psychology/Psychedelic Integration

Exploration of your unique path and purpose, integration of spiritual experiences and support on your spiritual journey. Support with plant-based medicine, yoga therapy, energy work and guided meditation.  Debbie is also working in partnership with The Root of Recovery as their integration therapist.

Ayurvedic Psychology

Ayurveda is a science of life originating in India about 5000 years ago. This science provides a blueprint on how to live a happy and healthy life, educating each individual on how to make that happen.  Ayurveda is a holistic approach, incorporating the mind, the body and the soul.


Contact Me

Debbie became certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner in 2007, specializing in Ayurvedic Health Counseling. She traveled to India to study at the Jiva Institute with Dr. Partap Chauhan.  She received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University, and became a licensed social worker.  She has worked at inpatient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient treatment centers prior to setting up her private practice.  Debbie is also a certified yoga teacher since 2001.  Debbie has a true desire to assist people in finding meaning in their lives in order to transcend suffering, addiction and trauma.

additional training: certified in Fundamentals of Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Psychedelics in Modern Healing (Gabor Mate), MDMA and Psychotherapy (Michael Mithoefer, MD)


Debbie is the producer of the film, "Healing the Mind: the synthesis of Ayurveda and Western Psychiatry.

Available to view at Gaia.com

Contact Debbie to schedule a session.  She also offers TELEHEALTH sessions via internet to clients in the State of CT and the State of FL.

FL license: #16934 (licensed clinical social worker)

CT license: #3880 (licensed master social work)

46 N Washington Blvd., suite 8

Sarasota, FL  34236


Tel: 203-240-7571

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