"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
Following COVID19, I have continued to provide telehealth services. I use HIPAA compliant video chat platforms for all telehealth sessions.
I am licensed in both Florida and Indiana and have Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) from the PSYPACT Commission. I can now provide telehealth to folks in the 39 participating PSYPACT states! For a list of current PSYPACT participating states, please visit the PSYPACT website at: https://www.psypact.org/psypactmap.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist at an independent private practice located in Wilton Manors, Florida. I have obtained Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) from the PSYPACT Commission. I can now provide telehealth to folks outside of Florida and Indiana, where I hold state licenses. There are currently 39 p
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist at an independent private practice located in Wilton Manors, Florida. I have obtained Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) from the PSYPACT Commission. I can now provide telehealth to folks outside of Florida and Indiana, where I hold state licenses. There are currently 39 participating states! For a list of current PSYPACT participating states, please visit the PSYPACT website at: https://www.psypact.org/psypactmap.
I completed my doctoral training at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and have been providing therapy to the community for the last five years. Specifically, I enjoyed two years of training at the Trauma Resolution and Integration Program at Nova Southeastern University, where I worked under the supervision of Drs. Steven N. Gold and Amy E. Ellis, both of whom helped me to develop and refine my skills as a trauma specialist. Additionally, I completed two years of training at Henderson Behavioral Health in both the inpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) and the Central and South outpatient branches under the supervision of Drs. Jennifer Davidtz, Ana Silva, and Jeffrey Mandlekorn. While working at these branches, I treated primarily acute psychosis and long-term mental illnesses (i.e. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and borderline personality disorder).
In addition to my clinical work, my research endeavors have allowed me to gain experience working with new mothers overcoming peripartum depression and anxiety related to the unique transition into motherhood. While my training rotations have been vastly different, my passion remains the same: getting to know my clients, empowering them, and watching them transform.
My Areas of Expertise
I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy to adolescents (ages 16 and up) and adults focusing on range of difficulties and phase of life issues:
- Childhood trauma impacting individuals in adulthood
- Peripartum and postpartum depression and anxiety
- Psychosis and long-term mental illness (for example, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)
- Depression and anxiety
-Interpersonal issues with loved ones, family members, friends, or coworkers
My Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is one that conceptualizes early experiences as a blueprint for your current relational patterns, behaviors, and worldview. Understanding how your behaviors and worldview came to be is imperative because identifying the function of unhelpful behavior allows us to challenge and change negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while learning and replacing them with healthy ones. I collaborate with you on your goals and the ways in which we can achieve them - after all, you're the expert of your experience!
Above all, I work hard to create an inviting, safe space for you to feel important, heard, seen , and supported.
Healing is possible with time, patience, and hard work. I will meet you where you are at in your journey, supporting you and challenging you along the way.
I hope that together we can enhance your coping skills and cultivate the empowered attitude needed to reach your potential and live the life you want.
DBT Skills training
Sexual abuse/physical abuse/neglect
Long term mental illness
Phase of life issues
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
My standard hourly fee is $200.
This fee applies to any 50 minutes session, whether it be an intake, individual or family/couples therapy. Report and letter writing is billed at this hourly rate.
My goal is to make therapy affordable and accessible, so I am willing to work with you on a sliding scale based on financial need. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
Good Faith Estimate Effective January 1, 2022, a ruling went into effect called the "No Surprises Act" which requires practitioners to provider a "Good Faith Estimate" about out-of-network care. The Good Faith Estimate works to show the cost of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service, a diagnosis, and a reason for therapy. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur and will be provided a new "Good Faith Estimate" should this occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill if you and your therapist have not previously talked about the change and you have not been given an updated good faith estimate. Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request, or at the time of scheduling health care items and services to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of expected charges. Note: The PHSA and GFE does not currently apply to any clients who are using insurance benefits, including "out of network benefits (i.e.., submitting superbills to insurance for reimbursement). Timeline requirements: Practitioners are required to provide a good faith estimate of expected charges for a scheduled or requested service, including items or services that are reasonably expected to be provided in conjunction with such scheduled or requested item or service.” That estimate must be provided within specified timeframes: If the service is scheduled at least three business days before the appointment date, no later than one business day after the date of scheduling; If the service is scheduled at least 10 business days before the appointment date, no later than three business days after the date of scheduling; or If the uninsured or self-pay patient requests a good faith estimate (without scheduling the service), no later than three business days after the date of the request. A new good faith estimate must be provided, within the specified timeframes if the patient reschedules the requested item or service.
To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.
That's why I encourage you to call me or email me for a free consultation so you can make sure I'm the right fit for you!
1650 NE 26th St. Suite 201, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Available by appointment.