Coral Springs

 

1725 N. University Drive

Suite 350

Coral Springs, FL 33071

Telephone: (954) 227-2700

Fax: (954) 227-2704

Linda Berlin, Psy.D.

&

Psychological Associates

Boca Raton

 

7000 W. Palmetto Park Road

Suite 407

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Telephone: (561) 347-0997

Fax: (561) 347-0996

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know whether I need a psychiatrist or a therapist or both?

A. In general, a therapist would be well-suited to helping you make this decision. Therefore, it is recommended that you make your initial appointment with a therapist in order to assist you with establishing an appropriate and effective course of treatment.

Q. What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist and a Therapist?

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Q. How do I choose a therapist?

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Q. Do we accept insurance and should you use it?

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Q. Which foreign languages do our clinicians speak?

Q. What hours are you open?

A. Our therapist are available Monday through Saturday, including evenings. Our Psychiatrists are available Monday through Friday, including evenings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Clinicians

The following are members of our clinical team and their respective specialties.  Each of our associates have extensive and unique experience working in the mental health field. Click on the name of any of our clinicans to learn more about that individual.

Clinical Director

Linda Berlin, Psy.D., R.N.
Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Relationships, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Fertility, Health Related Issues including: Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes. Anxiety and Panic Disorders Specialist.

 

Psychiatrists

Serge Celestin, M.D.,***Fluent in Spanish, French and Creole
Adults and Geriatrics. Medication Management for Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Substance Abuse, Outpatient Detoxification.

 

 

Harvey A. Chitiva, M.D.,***Fluent in Spanish
Board Certified Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist. Medication Management for ADHD, Behavioral Disorders, Autism, Developmental Disorders, Depression Disorders, Anxiety and Panic Disorder.

 

 

Joseph Scott Fisher, M.D.,***Fluent in Porteguese
Adults and Geriatrics. Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry. Medication Management for Children and Adolescents with ADD, ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders.

 

 

Luis Chaves Villamil, M.D.,***Fluent in Spanish
Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. Medication Management for Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Depression Bipolar Disorder Disorder.

 

 

Dr. Clara L. Alvarez-Villalba, M.D.,***Fluent in Spanish
She specializes in providing psychiatric care for patients with medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and neurological conditions. Her clinical interests include mind and body wellness, healthy aging, anxiety/mood disorders and psychopharmacology.

 

 

 

 

 

Therapists

 

John D. Adams, Ph.D.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Compulsions, Addictions, Sexual Dysfunctions and Intimacy Disturbances. Individuals & Couples, Single or Dual Format (with Dr. Avery-Clark.) Internet Addictions.

 

Michelle Albo, LMHC, CAP -- Board Certified in Addictions
Children, Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics. Depression, Relationships, Health Related Issues, Addictions, Substance Abuse, Women's and Mens' Issues, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Anger Management, Stress Management, Grief and Loss.

 

Constance Avery-Clark, Ph.D.
Sexual and Relationship Issues: Dysfunctions; Intimacy Disorders; and Women’s Issues. Individuals/Couples, Single or Dual Format (with Dr. Adams). Brief, intensive, cognitive behavioral therapy. Depth, meaning-in-life, psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy. Sex Therapist.

 

Audrey Baumeister, Ph.D.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Children, Adolescents and Adults. Anxiety, Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Separation Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorders, Parent Training, Childhood Behavioral and Mood Disorders.

 

Scott Berlin, Psy.D., LMHC
Adolescents, Adults, Geriatric. Marriage and Family Therapy, Sports Psychology, Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Substance Abuse, Addictions, Cardiac Related Psychotherapy, and Bipolar Disorder.

 

Lawrence Burstein, Ph.D.
Children, Adults, Geriatric, Anxiety, Panic Disorders,Depression, Anger Management, Children and Divorce, Psychological Testing, Behavior Problems and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 

Gabriela DePrima, Psy.D.
Children, Adolescents/Young Adults, Adults, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Panic Disorder Anxiety, Social Phobia, Depression, Childhood Mood and Behavioral Disorders, Adjustment Difficulties, Psychological Testing for children, adolescents and young adults.

 

Kim Elkin, LMHC
Adults. Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Trauma, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Couples Therapy, Women’s Issues and Divorce Recovery Therapy.

 

Jacqueline Gonzalez-Helfeld, LMFT
Adults, Marital and Family Issues, including: Stress, Copings Skills, Anger Management, Communication, Substance Abuse, Depression Anxiety and Life Transition Issues.

 

Sanford Grunther, LCSW
Children, Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics. Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy. Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Diane Halperin, LCSW
Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics. Fertility, Couples Therapy, Teen Issues, Family Issues, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Anger Management. Health Related Issues.

 

Linda Kaye, LMHC, CAP
Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Substance Abuse /Addiction, Womens Issues/Menopause, Coping with Medical Illnesses, Couples Counseling, Mood Disorders, Life Transitions, Wellness Coaching and Stress Management.

 

Irina Kerzhnerman, Ph.D. ***Fluent in Russian
Adults, Adolescents/College Students, Couples, Geriatrics, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating Behaviors, Career Counseling, Stress Management, Bereavement, Women's Issues.

 

Daniel Mauer, Ph.D.
Children, Adolescents/Young Adults, Cognitiive Behavioral Therapy (Individual and Family), ADHD, Adjustment Difficulties, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Developmental and Spectrum Disorders, Grief/Loss, LGBT Issues, School Related Issues, Trauma (Abuse and Neglect).

 

Rachel Lauren Miller, Psy.D., J.D.
Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychological Testing, Gifted Testing, ADHD Testing, Projective Testing, Psychoeducational Testing.

 

 

Lisa Tetreault, MPS, LMHC, NCC, C.HT.
Adolescents, Adults, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Women’s Issues, Divorce Coaching, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Hypnotherapy and Bereavement.

 

Kimberlee A. Trinkofsky, LMHC, CAP
Children, Adolescents, Adults. Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anger Management, Children & Divorce, Family Issues, Childhood Behavioral Disorders, Certified Addictions Professional.

 

Marsha Vail, LMHC ***Fluent in Portuguese
Adolescents, Adults. Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks, Women’s Issues, Divorce Coaching, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Christian Counseling and Eating Disorders.

 

Glorianne Vazquez, Psy.D.
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dolescents, Adults. School-age Children. Dialectical Behavior Theerapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Adjustment Difficulties, Personality Disorders, PTSD and Truama/Abuse Treatment, Grief/Loss Counseling and Family/Relationship Issues.

 

Barbra Warsetsky, LCSW
Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics. Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse Issues, and Holocaust Survivors and Second Generation. Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Kurt Wasser, Psy.S.
School Psychologist Specialist. Gifted Testing, Psychoeducational Testing, Projective Testing, Educational Remediation for Learning Disabilities, ADHD, School Problems

 

Kasi G. Patterson, Ph.D***Fluent in American Sign Language
Children, Adolescents and Adults. Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, ADHD, Anger Management, Adjustment difficulties, School related concerns, Trauma (abuse and neglect), LGBT+ issues, Marriage and Family Therapy, Bereavement, Stress Management, Military Families.

 

Robert Spiro, Ph.D.
Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship/Couples/Marital Issues, PTSD, Bipolar, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Transitions, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Psychodynamically-Oriented Psychotherapy.

 

 

 

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The decision to consult with a mental health professional is often a highly personal and unfamiliar event.  As such, consultations are held in the most confidential and discreet manner.

 
 
 

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