About Us

Psychotherapy, Group Therapy & Psychological Testing Staff PhotoWe treat a complete range of psychological problems using only evidence-based treatments (treatments that have been scientifically proven to be effective).

We treat children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in numerous formats such as individual, family, couples, and group therapies and perform psychological assessments and testing.

If you do not see what you are looking for please call (954) 288-9393 and speak with one of our staff.

 

Dr. David A. Yudell Psy. D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr-David-Yudell-Licensed-Clinical-PsychologistDr. David A. Yudell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in both Broward and Southern Palm Beach county. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and additionally holds a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from NSU and a Master Degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University.

He specializes in both child and adult pathology and has extensive experience completing psychological evaluations and testing for private and public schools, the Division of Disability, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and in private practice.

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Dr. Pamela Leigh Baker Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

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Pamela Baker, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, works with a diverse population of individuals including children, adolescents, and adults. Person-centered, humanistic therapy defines her general approach to all clients, though she utilizes research-based cognitive behavioral intervention strategies in practice. To Dr. Baker, this is defined by keeping the special needs and character of the client front and center, while identifying the most effective and relevant treatment for that unique individual. She is committed to the practice of creating a safe and nurturing environment, while promoting individual growth through genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding.

Dr. Baker has extensive experience working with children and adults in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral/attention issues, and trauma histories. She also offers psychoeducational/psychological testing for the following: ADHD; Gifted Placement/IQ & Achievement; Behavioral Problems; Academic Problems; Memory Problems; Attachment Problems, Court/Job-Recommended.

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Pamela Wachtel LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Pamela Wachtel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience in the counseling field. She received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of Florida.

Pamela provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families in South Florida. Her areas of expertise include: marital and family issues, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, school and behavioral issues, attention deficit disorders, parenting issues, domestic violence, trauma, grief and loss, women’s issues, and communication.

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Dr. Heather Bossong, Psy.D.

 

Licensed Psychologist

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Heather Bossong, Psy.D. received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and her Masters in Clinical Psychology (2010) and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2014) from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bossong has assisted children, adolescents, adults and their families in maximizing the potential within through diagnosis, treatment, and linkages to care throughout her clinical training. Her clinical interests include psychological, psycho-educational, and forensic assessment and treatment of individuals with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. She has extensive experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Bossong uses interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, creativity, and mindfulness approaches in treatment and has experience leading PTSD Symptom Management Groups, psycho-educational groups for juveniles, building social skills groups, and developing and maintaining positive relationships groups.

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Dr. Katrina Macias

Post Doctoral Resident

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Dr. Katrina Macias is a post-doctoral resident at Dr. David Yudell and Associates. She earned her Masters (M.S.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.

She provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is passionate about empowering those she works with by providing a safe, supportive atmosphere for personal growth. She is committed to creating a collaborative therapeutic environment that is highly personalized with care to each individual’s unique values, culture, and faith or worldview. With this foundation for treatment, she utilizes a variety of approaches to therapy, including interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, person-centered, affirmative therapy, and play therapy.
Dr. Macias has extensive experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, LGBTQA concerns, behavioral disorders, autism and other developmental disabilities, parenting issues, interpersonal problems, and more.

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Dr. Myriam Padron

Post Doctoral Resident

Dr. Myriam Padron is a post-doctoral resident at Dr. Yudell and Associates. She earned her Masters (M.S.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Padron has specialized training in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, hair-pulling, skin-picking, hoarding, LGBTQA concerns, and eating disorders. She also has had extensive experience providing therapy to those who suffer from depression, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Dr. Padron focuses on fostering a strong therapeutic relationship to promote growth and change in clients, by utilizing a warm and collaborative approach. She sees therapy as a team-effort, where both the client and therapist work together to achieve goals.

Dr. Padron primarily uses cognitive behavioral, interpersonal-focused, and mindfulness-based techniques throughout treatment, although, she also believes treatment should be tailored for each client depending on their own specific needs and goals. She is passionate about creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment for clients to feel comfortable to explore the issues that have limited their growth by increasing their self-awareness, confidence, and self-esteem.

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Elizabeth (Beth) Alhanti, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Beth Alhanti helps clients deal with transitions – hurdles faced at different times in life. Her goal is to give clients the tools to deal with challenges, while making life happier and more fulfilling. She is uniquely qualified to support her clients- combining clinical experience with her own career background in corporate America.

Beth earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Lynn University and completed EMDR training for Trauma Therapy. Beth has worked in Dual Diagnosis (Substance Abuse & Mental Health) Facilities, as well as Community Mental Health and Private Practice. She works with adults, dealing with relationship concerns, career issues, work/family balance, substance abuse, and grieving. Teens face unique problems, especially right now, in our community. They need an objective sounding board to help them prioritize and focus on what’s important. Beth works with teens, teaching them coping skills and helping them find direction.

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Krystine Carter, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Carter is a double board-certified psychiatrist in general psychiatry and the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry. She completed her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital where she was honored as chief resident. She was a recipient of the AACAP Educational Outreach Program Award and her interest in how social media and suicide impact one another lead to a being published within the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

Since 2013, Dr. Carter has been specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Philadelphia, PA with a focus on community mental health where she had the opportunity to provide services in outpatient clinics, therapeutic preschools, urgent care centers, and telepsychiatry.

Dr. Carter has experience with ADHD, ODD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, children with significant behavioral and social struggles and many other psychiatric diagnoses. As quality care is of the utmost importance to Dr. Carter, she utilizes evidence-based practices while encompassing empathic and caring ways to understand her patients. She collaborates with all individuals involved in her patient’s lives including parents, therapists, school staff, and other mental health and medical providers to provide optimal care.

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