About Me

Hi! My name is Lance C. Rao. I was born and raised in New York, NY. I received my BA in philosophy from Fordham University and was accepted into the National Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. For the last 5 years, I have served as the President of the Palm Beach Fordham Alumni Chapter. I also received my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. It is important to note that I attended CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees and learned the virtues of CHRISTIAN COUNSELING while attending graduate school at Palm Beach Atlantic University. My website address is lancerao.com

Before opening my CHRISTIAN therapy practice in Stuart, Florida, I gained invaluable experience by working at Sandy Pines Hospital in Tequesta, FL, Martin Girls Academy in Stuart, FL and Suncoast Mental Health in Fort Pierce, Florida. I have also published numerous articles on various mental health issues.

My Christian counseling approach is solution focused and proactive. Working as a team, we try to gain biographical insight and to confront obstacles, thereby changing and developing skills that lead to confident decision making and lasting solutions. My work is characterized by empathy, optimism and collaboration. I am straightforward without being harsh, and encouraging without being judgmental.

I work with individuals confronted by various personal problems such as dating and relationship issues; infidelity; break-ups or divorce; parenting; career matters; sexual concerns; mid-life crises; addictions; family problems; depression; anxiety and stress management and many more.

My clients depart from our counseling sessions feeling stronger, empowered, and self-aware. This ultimately enhances their ability to connect on a more intimate level in all interpersonal relationships.

I primarily use techniques adapted from psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral theory and interpersonal neurobiology. These disciplines combined together create a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity and improve our relationships with others.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 11748 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

Other #NIDCATEMP-005303 (Expires: 2020-08-31)

LMHC #467-MH-CC-TEMP (Expires: 2020-10-01)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Lance for 2 weeks

I think it’s great that Lance uses logic when dealing with emotional situations, it really keeps me grounded, it’s very calming.