James Lemli, PhD, Psychologist in Sarasota
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in treating children, adolescents,and adults. I have a warm, caring approach to assessment and therapy provided in an attractive, private office setting. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, psychological and behavioral aspects of illness, life adjustment, and family, marital and relationship concerns. Specific and research supported therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive therapies, mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, intensive exposure, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), schema therapy, and relaxation techniques. Therapy is guided by a thorough case formulation and individualized treatment planning for each person's unique needs.
I offer specialized treatment for: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias, and Habit Disorders. I have expertise in the implementation of: -Exposure and Response Prevention -Systematic Desensitization -Relaxation Techniques -Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression -Positive Psychology -Schema Therapy -Social Skills Training -Dialectical Behavior Therapy
I have a PhD in clinical psychology and a Masters degree in special education. Of particular strength is my ability to communicate effectively with children and teens. I have extensive experience working with child and adolescent disorders including: OCD, specific fears and phobias, learning disorders, aspergers syndrome, and social skills.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email James Lemli now - (941) 924-8484


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Hofstra University
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: PY4764 Florida


  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: ASL


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016
James Lemli, PhD, Psychologist in Sarasota

James Lemli

Psychologist, PhD