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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Dr. Pamela Baker, Licensed Psychologist, earned her Bachelors Degree (B.A.) from the University of Miami with a major in Psychology and double minor in Sociology and French. She went on to earn her Masters Degree (M.S) and Doctoral Degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Baker currently works with a diverse population of individuals including children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Baker’s main theoretical orientation is based on Carl Roger’s Humanistic Person-Centered counseling approach. The goal of Person-Centered therapy is to provide optimal conditions for patients to engage in meaningful self-exploration of their feelings, beliefs, behavior, and worldview, while teaching them effective coping skills to navigate current and future life stressors. To Dr. Baker, the patient-therapist relationship/bond is of utmost importance and a prime determinant of the outcome of the therapeutic process. She strives to create a climate that includes genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and true empathic understanding. Humanistic therapy defines her general approach to all clients, though in practice she utilizes evidenced-based, empirically-supported therapeutic interventions that include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-informed therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) strategies, which include numerous Mindfulness-based practices. Dr. Baker has extensive experience working with children and adults in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, etc.) behavioral issues, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), grief, attachment issues, LGBTQ related concerns, adjustment issues, couples and relational conflict, family therapy, and trauma. She also has a special interest in working with adolescent females to help increase self-esteem, promote healthy body image, and strengthen self-love. Additionally, since the tragedy which occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on 02/14/2018, Dr. Baker is actively engaged in community outreach programs aimed at eliminating the stigma of seeking mental health services, increasing suicide prevention awareness, and providing direct care to individuals and families suffering. Dr. Baker also offers psychoeducational/psychological testing for the following: ADHD; Gifted Placement/IQ & Achievement; Behavioral Problems; Academic Problems; Memory Problems; Attachment Problems, eligibility for Emotional Support animals, and Court/Job-Recommended based evaluations.

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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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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. Katrina Macias

Licensed Psychologist

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Dr. Katrina Macias is a Licensed Psychologist 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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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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Dr. Kelly Santandrea

Post-doctoral Resident

Dr. Kelly Santandrea is a post-doctoral resident at Dr. David Yudell and Associates. She earned her Undergraduate and Honors degree program in South Africa and her Masters (M.S.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kelly provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Utilizing a strength-based, person-centered foundation, she is devoted to helping others empower themselves and live a fulfilling life. Dr. Kelly incorporates a variety of approaches to treating difficulties, making her treatment focus unique and flexible. These include dialectical behavioral therapy skills, family systems therapy, play therapy and behavioral therapy. Dr. Kelly has experience in treating individuals and families who are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, high family conflict, reunification therapy, mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral concerns, comprehensive psychological evaluations, and more.

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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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Danielle Amendt

 

Office Manager

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I received my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. I grew up in South Florida, and have been with the practice for many years now. I know the ins and outs of everything pertaining to our offices, and I pride myself on being knowledgeable about every aspect of all of our patients accounts. Any questions that you might have, I can answer them for you.

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