(941) 485-8586

December 2014 - Dr. Cortman & Associates | Psychologist | Emotional Healing

Our Services

Here at Dr. Cortman and Associates, you’ll find a warm and welcoming environment with trained professionals whose goal is to help you become the best version of yourself. Our clinicians work with patients from children (age 3 and up), to teens, adults, and geriatrics alike. We pride ourselves in being well versed in a wide spectrum of emotional and behavioral needs, some of which are listed below:

  • Adjustment
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Death/Dying
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessions/Compulsions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Sadness
  • Self Esteem/Motivation
  • Self-Harm
  • Serious Illness/Medical Conditions
  • Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD

If you don’t see your particular need listed, give us a call at  (941) 485-8586


Edutainment Seminars

Dr. Cortman enjoys presenting on most mental health topics in a light but educational way to help break the stigma of mental health. Read his latest Anxiety book to laugh out loud, or his most recent blog for some “ah-ha” moments.


Pastor Kathi

"You absolutely have a second-career possibility in comedy.  Thank you for being so generous with your time and 
wisdom.  Folks at the chapel are still buzzing about the seminars-what a gift. Thank you!"

Pastor Kathi, Siesta Key Chapel


Dulci Pevy Morrell, RDH

"Very entertaining and educational, easy to hold our attention, Great time with Dr. Cortman who has a wonderful 
sense of humor, Wanted to hear more from Dr. Cortman, Dr. Cortman was awesome, would love to hear from him 
again for a longer period, Would love to hear Dr. Cortman at another event.  As you can interpret from the 
comments, you were a big hit Dr. Cortman and we really appreciated having you with us.  
We hope you will consider speaking for our association again in the future."

Dulci Pevy Morrell, RDH, Manatee-Sarasota Dental Hygenists' Association


Video & Audio

  • Published in Info

With the noted exception of spending time with his lovely wife and beautiful children, Dr. Cortman's primary passion is presenting psychological truths on radio, video, and especially to live audiences. He has appeared on stage with Tipper Gore, Jane Pauley, and soon, Patrick Kennedy. Above are a few excerpts of his presentations and videos:


The Social Black Belt

Dr. Cortman and his coauthor Dr. Shinitzky, have developed an evidenced-based youth prevention curriculum based on their book "Your Mind: An Owners Manual" called, "The Social Black Belt".

The program is designed to equip young people to master the necessary skills to respond appropriately to peer pressure, bullying, social challenges, etc., in addition to maintaining healthy relationships with family and authority figures.

Your Mind Matters, LLC. is registered with Bidsync.com, please contact us to receive more information on our educational program, including requests for proposal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dr. Christopher Cortman

Dr. Chris Cortman

Dr. Christopher Cortman has created a safe haven for emotional healing in Sarasota County, facilitating more than 70,000 hours of psychotherapy in his private practice.  He specializes in treating emotional trauma, relationship issues, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Awarded a Doctorate of Psychology in San Diego, CA in 1983, Dr. Cortman has been a Florida licensed psychologist since 1985.  He received the first place Reader’s Choice Award by the Venice Gondolier Sun for ‘Best Psychologist’ in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He also won the award for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Psychology in the Public’ in 2015 for the state of Florida. Furthermore, he has appeared nationwide on talk radio and television, including Disney Radio, MTV, and ABC.

Dr. Cortman is the on-call psychologist for Venice Regional Bayfront Health and continues to maintain a successful private practice while pursuing projects that enable him to meet a larger need for psychological expertise in the community. These projects include frequent public speaking with the use of ‘edu-tainment’, as he prides himself on providing an ‘educational’ experience riddled with humor that keeps the audience involved and ‘entertained.’ Dr. Cortman has spoken alongside Tipper Gore in 2009, Jane Pauley in 2011 and Patrick Kennedy in 2015 to talk about stigma and mental illness. Another project of his is the development of the Social Black Belt, a social/emotional learning program for schools and individuals of all ages.

Dr. Cortman is a published author of three books: ‘Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life: 10 Simple Truths That Will Set You Free,’ ‘Take Control of Your Anxiety,’ and ‘Keep Pain in the Past: Getting Over Trauma, Grief and the Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to You.’

Overall, Dr. Cortman strives to empower people to attain their most prized goal…happiness.

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(941) 485-8586 871 Venetia Bay Blvd Suite 360 Venice, FL 34285

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