We can see New Patients in as little as one week. Contact us to request an appointment and learn more about our insurance-friendly policies that can help you get the care you need. You can also call directly (239) 549-5224
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Since 2005, we've been the Premier Mental Health Service Provider in Fort Myers, FL
If you are looking for a professional therapist or counselor who will listen to you and work with you to overcome your problems and who will give you the tools to succeed in life and at work then you are in the right place!
Gulfcoast Psychiatric Associates is the premier mental health service provider in Fort Myers, FL, and surrounding areas. Our team of psychiatrists and therapists is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based mental health care and our experienced and caring staff can help you with psychological and psychiatric problems as well as provide counseling for a variety of conditions. We are committed to providing expert care in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders.
We understand that often your mental health goes ignored or completely neglected because of the social stigma associated with mental illness. We understand that and have adapted our practice to take the risk out of initial screening and diagnosis.
Our Model of Care.
We drive research.
We are committed to keeping treatment accessible to everyone, despite economic need. We do not accept insurance, but our practice is partially funded through clinical research. This means lower than average rates and access to cutting edge treatment. This is a win-win.
For Those Without Insurance.
Treatment vs. Cure
Poor insurance coverage for MI is largely a reflection of how our culture approaches mental health. Insurance companies look at patients as either sick or healthy. We look at patient care as more preventative over the long term, and our treatment plans don’t always include regularly seeing a doctor.
We are committed to making treatment accessible to everyone.
Our prices are purposefully kept low to allow for anyone, regardless of economic background, to get the treatment they deserve. Our practice is partially supported by our Clinical Research practice.
Our practice utilizes psychological principles to encourage the understanding of thinking and behaviors, and Gulfcoast Psychiatric Associates can offer insight and tools to control and/or change ones thinking and behavior.
We can point you in the direction of help in many different forms, and our Clinical Trials can address treatment-resistent depression, so please reach out today.
Our Chief Psychiatrist
Dr. Zaheer Aslam
Dr. Zaheer Aslam completed Residency Training in Psychiatry in 2000 and Fellowship in 2001 in Addiction Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Aslam is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, and has achieved Diplomat status in both Psychiatry and Addiction.
Dr. Zaheer Aslam is a skilled, caring and experienced clinician who excels in Evaluation and Treatment of General Psychiatric Disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, PTSD , Schizophrenia and Addiction Disorders.READ THE DOCTOR'S FULL BIO
”“I spent days looking for therapists near me that were covered by my insurance... Most were not accepting new patients."Patrick B. of Fort MyersGCPA Patient since 2016
Inside the World of Pharma
Is there REALLY any progress taking place on depression?
Significant progress has been made in the management of mood disorders like depression, and effective drugs are now available. Most clinical research are on derivatives of currently approved drugs. With the right treatment, depression DOES go into remission. Remission can be seen as a complete change in the humour of the patient, a lack of suicidal thoughts and a change in behavior. Remission can be aided by the combined use of psychiatric and psychotherapy, including exercise and arts therapies. Exercise, for example, produces endorphins that have been shown to be useful in the management of depression.
Acceptance of depression as a disease by society in general is the first step in deal with its externalities. We all know someone with depression, and we should practice empathy, as it is not something people ‘snap out of’ easily.
The biggest enemy of your mental health is TIME. Reach out today (239) 549-5224.
Gulfcoast Psychiatric Associates aims to provide accessible high quality medical care and education to Southwest Florida, to support healthcare professionals improve quality of life of people living with psychiatric or neurological disorders through up-to-date disease understanding, and clinical research leading to optimized care.