Scott Permesly Psychiatrist / psychotherapist located in Sarasota FloridaScott Permesly, MD completed five years of Psychiatry training at Harvard University at All Children's Hospital and at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. His training focused on developmental stages of the individual and the impact of life's experience. His thirty-five plus years experience has included work with children, adolescents, and adults in hospital and out-patient settings. This has included positions as a medical director of psychiatric facilities, and in academic settings such as Princeton University and the Ringling College of Art and Design as well as serving as a consultant in child-focused agencies such as Eckerd Youth Foundation and The Florida Center. Dr. Permesly provides assessments and serves as an expert witness for the Court. He provides services for PRN/IPN of Florida.


"...a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It takes many years of education and training to become a psychiatrist: He or she must graduate from college and then medical school, and on to complete four years of residency training in the field of psychiatry. (Many psychiatrists undergo additional training so that they can further specialize in such areas as child and adolescent, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and / or psychoanalysis.) This extensive medical training enables the psychiatrist to understand the body's functions and the complex relationship between emotional illness and other medical illnesses. The psychiatrist is thus the mental health professional and physician best qualified to distinguish between physical and psychological causes of both mental and physical distress."

– According to the American Psychiatric Association