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Roxanne Permesly

988 Boulevard of the Arts, Unit 809 Sarasota, Florida, United States 34236

Education and Degrees:
Jackson College, Tufts University, A.B., Child Development 1968
Boston University, School of Education, M.Ed., Counseling 1974

Current State Licensing/Certification:

  • State of Florida, Department of Professional Regulations, Mental Health Counselor, MH0000546 1982
  • Supreme Court of Florida, Certified Family Mediator, 7766F 1996
  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court-Parenting Coordinator, 2002
  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court-Custody Evaluator, 2006
  • American Board of Medical Psychotherapists-Fellow and Diplomate
  • Collaborative Law Mental Health Neutral-2013


  • American Association of Counseling and Development
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Family Court Professional Collaborative-12th Judicial Circuit-(FCPC) Board of Directors
  • Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-(FLAFCC) Board of Directors 2007-2010
  • American Association of Family Counselors and Mediators
  • National Parenting Coordination Association
  • Tampa Bay Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Sarasota Collaborative Family Law Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals-(IACP)
  • Next Generation Divorce

Professional Experience:

Sarasota, Florida.

  • Private practice. Individual, couples, and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Evaluations, consultation, and court-ordered parenting coordination, parenting plan development.
  • Certified Family Mediator. Private mediation with emphasis on child-related issues including visitation, co-parenting, alienation, re-introduction, blended families.
  • Court Appointed Parenting Coordinator and Social Investigator.
  • Sarasota Family Law Collaborative Professional Founding Member.
  • Next Generation Divorce: Mental Health Facilitator

Clearwater, Florida:

  • Private practice. Individual, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Community workshops and school consultation.
  • Director of Education, Medfield Center Hospital, Psychiatric Institutes of America. Development of program philosophy, curriculum, for inpatient adolescent school; supervision ofstaff, liaison to public schools, liaison to medical staff.
  • Clinical Administrator, Psychotherapy Associates. Coordination of administrative and clinical staff of mental health professionals providing outpatient services and inpatient care.

Princeton, New Jersey:

  • Princeton University, SECH-Sexual Education and Counseling Center. Supervision and training of staff and peer counselors.
  • Princeton University, Admissions Office. Interview and assessment of high school applicants.
  • Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University, Crossroads Nursery School. Consultation to teaching staff.

Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Walpole, Massachusetts, Walpole Public Schools - Director of Child Study Team. Coordination of evaluations for special-needs students, social histories, psychological assessments, home visits, and development of treatment plans.
  • Newton Public Schools - Classroom teacher grade four self-contained classroom, four through six team teachers, preschool summer program director.
  • Boston University - School of Education. Master teacher. Supervision and training of undergraduate students. Graduate School of Education, Teaching Assistant
  • Simmons College - Master teacher. Supervision and training of undergraduate students.
  • Harvard University - Graduate School of Education. Master Teacher. Supervision, training, assessment of graduate students.


Community Presentation or Consulting Services:

  • Bond of Love Adoption Agency
  • Forty Carrots Preschool and Parenting Center
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Girls’ Incorporated
  • Sarasota County Medical Society Auxiliary
  • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center
  • T.W.I.C.E
  • Women’s Resource Center

IACP Member:

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