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Pia Ristaino, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Pia Ristaino, LMHC Office and Other Patient Information

Primary Office

Office 1: Baptist Behavioral Health - Baptist South

14540 Old St. Augustine Road , Medical Office Building 2
, Jacksonville, FL 32258


Pia Ristaino, LMHC Biography and Info

Pia Ristaino, LMHC, is a seasoned therapist with more than 20 years of experience in the counseling profession. She has worked in a number of settings, including acute care, college, and the workplace. She is also licensed and certified at the highest level in both mental health and addictions. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Workplace employee counseling/management consulting
  • Addiction and codependency
  • Critical incident stress debriefing and critical incident stress management

About Me

I was born in Annapolis, Md., and feel right at home here surrounded by the water and many opportunities for outdoor recreation and the added benefit of warm weather. I enjoy hiking, cycling, sailing, and long walks on the beach with my family and dog.

In working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, addictions, bereavement, and relationship struggles, I strive to provide a confidential and empathic environment where one can feel safe to engage in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that often leave one feeling trapped, ashamed or hopeless. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients, empowering them to realize their potential, reduce stigma associated with conditions, and transition to their most optimal self.

I believe it’s important to give back to the community, and I recently joined an all-volunteer response team at Baptist Health to help support team members in crisis.


  • Licensed Mental Health Professional


  • English

Pia Ristaino, LMHC Additional Information