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 not that my TOP SPECIALTY is COUPLES COUNSELING. I have EXTENSIVE experience in this through my own private practice. My website address is lancerao.com

Before opening my 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.

I work with individuals and couples 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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience 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

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by M.A. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Lance for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lance is very honest & open about his role.