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Pinellas woman claims family therapist had sex with her, forced her to leave troubled son

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A potentially career-ending lawsuit accuses an award-winning therapist of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient. The patient, referred to as P.A. in the suit to protect her identity, was struggling to deal with her teenage son, C.A. The mother-son duo was recommended by DCFS to seek counseling to strengthen their relationship and work out the son’s behavioral issues. DCFS scheduled P.A. an appointment with Michael Putzulu, a therapist working at Suncoast Center. The overall goal of counseling…

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