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Family, group, and individualized adventure-based therapy and behavioral treatment plans for teens.

Mental Health Overview

SailFuture provides a range of nontraditional therapeutic services to teens ages 13-17 years old in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Unlike most mental health agencies, our therapeutic services are experience and adventure-based. Instead of in an office, many of our sessions take place sailing across Tampa Bay, walking the beach, kayaking through mangroves, or at a local park.

Eligiblity Criteria

SailFuture is a Medicaid provider and currently only accepts Sunshine Health insurance. We also accept private pay from families in need of services.
Gender: Male and female
Referral Source: Youth in foster care, private families

Therapeutic Services

We provide a range of therapeutic services including:

Individual Therapy

Students meet with our mental health counselors at least one a week both in the home and on board the boat.

Family Counseling

We prioritize families first, our experienced treatment teams lead family counseling to help repair and develop relationships between children and adults.

Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services

Our treatment team works directly with our caregivers to provided on call behavioral support.

Behavioral Health Overlay Services

SailFuture is a licensed behavorial health services agency, and provides quality mental health treatment to youth in our residential programs.

Treatment plan Development

Our mental health counselors develop detailed treatment plans and goals for students in conjunction with our caregivers to ensure a comprehensive support.

In-Depth Assessments

Our counselors perform in-depth assessments upon intake.

Contact Us

Questions, referrals, or interested in volunteering? Send us a message!

Michael Long, Executive Director

Phone number
+1 (727) 967-6495

Interested in joining our mental health team?

We're always looking for qualify and compassionate adults to help serve the children in our community.

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