My name is Robert Bakst.  I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst currently practicing in Sarasota, FL where I have lived for the past twenty years.  I have over thirty years of experience providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families.  

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addictions Professional. I received my training in New York City at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. This training was invaluable in teaching me the tools and skills necessary to assist you in getting to the root causes of your problems.  Together, we can work on a mutual path to help you develop the tools to resolve your conflicts and experience greater joy in living.


I could not have asked for a more attentive, professional therapist. Robert Bakst provided thorough feedback, and assisted me in finding a pathway to a better, brighter future.