Exceptional care starts with exceptional people and access to good resources.

St. Augustine Behavioral Health (SABH) is an outpatient mental health counselor, focused on providing quality behavioral health services including counseling, psychotherapy, and evaluation.

Our office is located in the heart of beautiful St. Augustine, FL. Our clinicians, counselors, and therapists have a combined experience of over 30 years providing mental health treatment and assessment for a wide variety of issues in inpatient and outpatient settings.

We Provide Exceptional Care In These Areas

  • Individual and Family therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Online Video Therapy

  • Psychological Testing

  • Life Coaching

  • Forensic Investigation

  • Social Investigation

  • Homestudy

  • Post Supervisory Reports

  • Career Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Evaluation

  • Mental Health Evaluation

  • and Many Other Services

  • Individual and Family Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Online Video Therapy

  • Psychological Testing

  • Life Coaching

  • Homestudy

  • Post Supervisory Reports

  • Career Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Evaluation

  • Mental Health Evaluation

  • Forensic Investigation

  • Social Investigation

  • and Many Other Services

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4 days ago

St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC

"The call came from a DHS supervisor at midnight: “We have a 3-year old girl at the hospital. Her mom was shot and is not expected to live through the night. Her dad has been arrested. Domestic violence. All clothing was taken by police as evidence so if you could bring a blanket that would be great. Can you come pick her up?” 'Yes.'"The call came from a CPS worker while I was making dinner: “I just came on the scene to find a 4-year old boy sitting in the back of a police car. His clothing is soaked with urine from his mentally unstable mother; he may have lice, and he is filthy. Can we bring him to your house?” 'Yes.'"The call came from another county as we were getting ready for bed. “We have a 2-year old who is sound asleep at the DHS office now. She was brought to the ER with an injury. Her mom was so high on drugs she could hardly function. This little girl is adorable. We just need someone who can take her for the night. Could you?” 'Yes.'"The call came from the placement desk while I was in the middle of a run. “We have a tiny 10-day old baby boy. Things aren’t working out with his current foster home, and we need to move him. Do you have an infant car seat?” 'Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.'"My husband and I are biological parents to two young kids, as well as foster parents to a revolving crew of kids under the age of five. A friend, who also fosters, once told me that calls from DHS are like a Create-Your-Own-Adventure Game. Each “yes” takes your family on a wild new adventure you never expected. I always wonder what adventure we are missing out on with the calls we can’t take.We say yes because these broken babies need a safe place to land. They need a mommy to wrap them in blankets and tuck them in at night. They need a daddy to hoist them up on his shoulders and gallop them around the backyard. They need clothing that fits and food that nourishes. They need to be tickled and trained and taken to the zoo. They need boundaries. They need love.I have been surprised to find how much we need these little people, too. They are sweet and feisty and stubborn and funny. They keep us on our toes and teach us lessons we need to learn.People tell me all the time, 'I don’t know how you do it! I could never become a foster parent. It would be too hard to say good-bye to the kids once I’ve gotten attached.' And I get it, I do. I used to say the exact same thing. But now, I wonder what in the world I was thinking. Was I serious? It would be too hard for... me?Make no mistake. It is hard. There are plenty of days when I feel like I just don’t have it in me to do this. My ideas and energy and patience fall flat. There are endless meetings and appointments and phone calls. There are false accusations and frustrating decisions. Foster parenting can be tough.And yet these kids are forced to do hard things every single day, through no fault or choice of their own. They are abused and neglected and forced to fend for themselves. They are separated from siblings and shuffled from place to place. Kids in the foster care system have endured more hurt in their short lives than most of us will pause to think about, let alone experience, in our own.The next phone call will come. And my husband and I will say yes. Not because we are some amazing poster family for foster care. We will say yes because these kids are forced to do hard things. The least we can do is look into their broken eyes and say, 'Yes. I will do hard things with you. I will hold your hand and kiss your head and calm your tantrums. By God’s grace, we will figure this out together.'When it is time to say good-bye, I will wash their clothes and pack their stuffed animals. I will ache and cry and wish it could be different. But I will never regret saying yes."~~~~~Emily is a foster mom in Portland, Oregon and a volunteer with Embrace Oregon. Photo and story courtesy of Made to Mother Project#LoveWhatMatters ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC

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1 week ago

St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC

#sponsorspotlightThank you to St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC for being one of our 2019 Back to School Bash Title Sponsors!St. Augustine Behavioral Health provides quality behavioral health services for clients of all ages including counseling, psychotherapy, and evaluation. Owner Emili Erin Puente and her staff of therapists have a combined total of over 30 years experience providing mental health treatment and assessments to the community. Emili-Erin was voted Best Counselor/Counseling Service by the readers of the St. Augustine Record in 2015 & 2016.Thank you St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC and Emili Erin for your support of our Back to School Bash for foster families! Local children in foster care will have a wonderful start to the school year and feel supported by the community because of your sponsorship. Your kindness and compassion for all children is a gift to our community. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC

#founderfridayEach Friday, we feature a Founding Board member of Fostering Connections St. Johns. This week we are featuring our Vice-President and Co-Chair of our Outreach Committee Emili Erin Puente!Emili-Erin Puente was born and raised in beautiful St. Augustine, FL. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida (UNF).For the past 10 years, Emili-Erin has worked within the mental health community developing acute inpatient and residential treatment programs in her various roles. She enjoys working with a vast array of ages, and has worked with previous clients as young as 20 months of age and as old as 102 years of age. She opened St. Augustine Behavioral Health, LLC and currently has an outpatient practice, where she facilitates individuals, couples, family counseling as well as group therapy.Emili-Erin is a devoted wife and mother who loves giving back to her community. She is active in her church community and enjoys assisting numerous local nonprofits including Fostering Connections St. Johns, Alpha Omega Miracle Home and Kids Bridge Family Visitation Center. Emili-Erin is passionate about helping local children in foster care receive the support services they need to reach their full potential.Thank you Emili Erin for your dedication to our organization. Your enthusiasm and commitment to supporting families is an inspiration for us all. ... See MoreSee Less

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Patient Satisfaction Rating on Healthgrades

Based on 58 responses
Updated May 2018

Voted Best of St. Augustine in 2015 as Best Counselor/Counseling Service
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Voted Best Counselor / Counseling Service in St. Augustine

Thank you St. Augustine for voting Emili-Erin E. Puente, LMHC of St. Augustine Behavioral Health the best Counselor / Counseling Service in 2015 & 2016.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Thank you for making such a difference in my life. You have been a great help and provided me with guidance during a difficult time in my life. Your help and support have meant so much.

- Douglas

I was going through a divorce and had no one to turn to. I went to SABH and truly felt like I was heard. I would highly recommend them!

- Justin S.

St. Augustine Behavioral Health has the best therapist! My family has gone through very difficult times and Emili was there to help us!

- Amy D.

I was having a difficult time at work, and was referred by my job to Emili she listened to me and taught me skills I will carry on forever.

- Steve R.

My wife and I were constantly fighting, I was so tired from work and my home life being horrible. My wife suggested counseling. I went and saw Emili, and she helped me so much, I can't thank her enough today!

- Brandon T.

Emili is a wonderful, patient therapist and really is dedicated to her work and clients. Anyone who sees her will experience her excellent patient-focused care and will benefit from her expertise.

- Kelly P.

Emili is an amazing person inside and out, anyone working with Emili will receive nothing but the best care! Congratulations Emili, well deserved, so proud if all your wonderful accomplishments, our community is blessed to have someone as special as you!!

- Melissa E.