Argosy University, Sarasota Campus

Argosy University, Sarasota

Argosy University, Sarasota is a nonprofit institution that has been providing Sarasota, Florida, and its surrounding areas with educational programs for years. Located at the intersection of 17th St. and Honore Ave., Argosy University, Sarasota is easily accessed from I-75.

5250 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34235

Phone: 941-379-0404 | Toll Free: 800-331-5995

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Our Student Services Department offers a variety of resources to help you during your time as a student at Argosy University. Contact us for more information about each of these services.


Tutors are available (at no charge) to provide ancillary support and help with select classes. Computer and software tutorials are also available 24/7 via the Campus Common.


Available counseling services may include short-term counseling, consultation, and referral to community agencies. Local referral lists may also be available for counseling services we do not provide.

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Optional health insurance is available to students through an outside agency. Students should contact our Student Services Department for information about obtaining this insurance.

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Argosy University offers a wide range of personal and professional opportunities designed to support educational programs and learning needs that are not available through courses or practicum. Offerings may include student government associations, lecture/workshop series, and special-interest groups.

Disability services

Argosy University provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Disability Services office assists qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs and activities.

Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Student Services Department of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with the Disability Services Coordinator to allow for time to gather necessary documentation. If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Disability Services Coordinator located in our Student Services Department. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school’s Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.

News & Events

Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees


Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees

ORANGE, CALIF. (May 15, 2018) — Argosy University has partnered with Best Buy to offer its employees more ways to advance their education.

All full- and part-time Best Buy employees, regardless of how many hours they work and including seasonal employees, can receive a 20 percent savings on the tuition rate when they attend one of the programs offered at Argosy University. The partnership tuition rate will apply to eligible students who are employees of Best Buy and who apply to, are accepted to, and attend one of the undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Argosy University after January 1, 2018. Employees who are already enrolled at Argosy University are also eligible on classes moving forward. Additionally, Best Buy offers tuition assistance for employees who pursue higher education.

Argosy University (, with 26 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, nonprofit academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in the areas of psychology, behavioral sciences, business, computer animation, counseling, and education.

“Argosy University is committed to advancing the education and training of today’s workforce,” said Argosy University Chancellor Dr. Cynthia Baum. “We are pleased to partner with Best Buy to make advancing education for their employees more affordable.”

About Argosy University 

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Administrative office: Argosy University, 601 S. Lewis Street, Orange, CA 92868 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is   


Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute


Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute

Argosy University, Sarasota recently held its first Trauma Institute. The event was streamed on Facebook Live, allowing it to be viewed by counseling professionals from around the world. 


The Trauma Institute was developed by Argosy University, Sarasota instructor Dr. Debra Leggett, who presented on the effects of Toxic Stress on children. Dr. Leggett is a traumatologist and certified expert trauma professional.  In addition to teaching at Argosy University, she provides training for the International Trauma Training Institute.


Fellow instructor Dr. Bev. Mustaine presented on crisis counseling principles and stages. She’s a certified bereavement specialist and has a small private practice in grief and loss counseling. Dr. Mustaine is also a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team.


The keynote address was presented by Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI). Dr. Dubi is an expert on the training needs of mental health professionals. His presentation was called Rewiring the Brain to Treat Trauma and addressed the need of 21st century therapists to understand the importance of the relationship between the brain and psychotherapy.


Dr. Caroline Perjessy Presents DBT Strategies Webinar


Dr. Caroline Perjessy Presents DBT Strategies Webinar

Dr. Caroline Perjessy, assistant professor and director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (MA) at Argosy University, Tampa and Argosy University, Sarasota recently held a webinar for Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International.


Perjessy’s discussion topic was the “Implementation of Effective Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Strategies in Your Clinical Work With Adolescent Females.” She focused on the key benefits and strategies of using DBT—specifically adolescent females who benefit from the Linehan adolescent module called “Walking the Middle Path.”


Those participating in the webinar learned about the basic assumptions of dialectics, how that presents in adolescents, and how to work therapeutically with them. 


Perjessy specializes in the treatment of trauma and women’s issues and operates from a humanistic-constructivist perspective. Her research interests relate to trauma, doctoral education, and online learning and pedagogy. She is also trained in DBT and has used DBT in private practice and community mental health settings, primarily in group format. 


She is also a Certified Professional Clinical Supervisor (CPCS) and conducts supervision from a postmodern perspective. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Ohio and Georgia and is in the process of obtaining her Florida LMHC license. Perjessy utilizes qualitative methodologies primarily, and she has explored issues ranging from sexual abuse of adolescents to how women complete their doctoral education. She has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.


Graduate Earns 2018 Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award


Graduate Earns 2018 Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award

Gerald Williams, 2009 Argosy University, Sarasota graduate was selected to receive the 2018 Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award from Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Dr. Williams is the interim director of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Earlier, he served as director of career opportunities at the university.

Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies, a master of public administration degree and a master’s degree in higher education leadership, all from Valdosta State University. He also holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota.


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