Lawrence Schitea, LMFT, CPCH, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sarasota
Is there some thought, idea, or belief that you carry around, maybe for as long as you can remember, that causes you to feel that having a happier life is for others but not you? You may have resigned yourself to this feeling and just "get through" each day. Maybe you've seen a therapist before and it didn"t seem to help. My practice is designed to help you realize that we are all hard wired to learn how to have what we want out of our lives. We all have the internal resources to make our lives better.
In order to get there, we have to start by resolving past hurts and abuses that caused development of protective "armor" that simply doesn't work like it once did and now just gets in our way. The tools I use in my practice help you to recognize those inner resources.
I fully understand the importance of being able to develop trust in a comfortable, caring atmosphere devoid of blame or faultfinding. I have 25 years experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist in this community helping children, teens, their parents, couples and individual adults find their way through the hurt.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Lawrence Schitea now - (941) 840-0930


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Florida
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: MT971 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Corphealth
  • Great-West
  • Humana
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • MHN
  • Multiplan
  • United
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2016
Lawrence Schitea, LMFT, CPCH, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sarasota

Lawrence Schitea

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CPCH