About Us

Our Team

We 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 A. Yudell, Psy.D.

Dr. 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’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from NSU and a Master’s 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 private practice.

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Pamela Wachtel, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Pamela Wachtel, LMFT

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. Sara Ferguson

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sara Ferguson

Dr. Sara Ferguson is a Licensed Psychologist at Dr. David Yudell and Associates. She earned her bachelor’s degree (B.S.) at Florida State University and her master’s (M.S.) and doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Forensic Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Ferguson emphasizes the importance of treatment from a holistic perspective and believes that life’s challenges should not be faced alone. She provides psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Ferguson utilizes an integrative, collaborative, and strengths-based approach, with a primary emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. She has specialty training in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, post-traumatic stress, and relationship issues.

Dr. Ferguson has extensive experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. She spent seven years working as a clinician at the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism (UM-NSU CARD), providing educational, clinical, and behavioral consultation to individuals, families, and related professionals. 

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Dr. Bryan Goldin

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Bryan Goldin

Dr. Bryan Goldin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Dr. David Yudell and Associates. He earned his Doctorate and Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and couples.

Dr. Goldin has extensive experience in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal and communication problems, body image concerns and eating disorders, adjustment issues, identity concerns, and the intersection between medical and psychological concerns. 

Dr. Goldin utilizes evidence-based practices to provide treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused therapies, integrating them when needed to approach therapy in a way that best fits the individual. He also believes that to best work with any individual, it is greatly important to discuss diversity, which comes in many ways and influences our experiences and perceptions in life.

Dr. Goldin is fluent in English and in Spanish.

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Dr. Katherine Stubblefield.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Katherine Stubblefield is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in working with toddlers, children, teens, young adults, and their families. Dr. Kat has trained specifically in working with children diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and other related neurodevelopmental disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Kat creates a safe space for gender/sexual minority youth to learn more about who they are as they embark on their journey of self-discovery and identity formation.

Dr. Kat obtained her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. The majority of her pre and post-doctoral training was spent learning how to conduct quality and comprehensive psychoeducational, developmental, and diagnostic evaluations of individuals across the lifespan; this includes toddlers as young as 2 years old up to college-age youth. With every assessment, Dr. Kat ensures that clients walk away with a better understanding of their strengths and areas of growth, along with recommendations necessary to achieve success.

Therapeutically, children, youth, teens, and young adults can expect to learn a variety of techniques to help them overcome their difficulties and live more confidently in themselves and in their abilities. Dr. Kat also provides parent training to help families better understand and strengthen their relationship with their child. Dr. Kat utilizes a truly bio-psycho-social approach to treatment and assessments as she understands the value and importance of the mind-body connection.

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Dr. Olivia Carelli Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Olivia Carelli Psy.D.

Dr. Olivia Carelli earned her Psy.D. and M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Carelli primarily treats anxiety and depression in children and adults. Dr. Carelli practices from a relational model and often uses emotion-focused and person-centered interventions.  She also incorporates more concrete skills, including the Unified Treatment Protocol, DBT, CBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She knows that trust and the therapeutic relationship are the most important aspects of healing. When treating children, Dr. Carelli focuses on helping them develop emotional awareness and emphasizes building self-esteem. 

Dr. Carelli also provides care for individuals experiencing eating disorders, PTSD, C-PTSD, Depersonalization/Derealization, and dissociation. For eating disorders, she uses a Health at Every Size approach and communicates with your team: nutritionist, psychiatrist, and general practitioner.

Dr. Carelli completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders. She was previously the coordinator for the Help Desk at the Sidran Institute for Traumatic Stress, where she directed survivors across the US to competent, trauma-informed care.

Some of Dr. Carelli’s other clinical interests include assessment, group therapy, family therapy, helping teens with body image concerns, and working with sexual and gender minorities.

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Elizabeth Alhanti, LMHC

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

Krystine Carter, MD

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 led to a being published in 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 patients’ lives including parents, therapists, school staff, and other mental health and medical providers to provide optimal care.

Patrick Kiley

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Patrick Kiley, Social Worker

Patrick Kiley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and his Master’s Degree in Social Work at Barry University.  He has extensive experience providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, couples, and adults in treating issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family and marital issues, grief and loss, and substance abuse. 

Patrick utilizes a client-centered treatment approach and incorporates a variety of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, family systems, and trauma-informed therapy.

Patrick also specializes in solution-focused parenting combined with cognitive-behavioral techniques to help children and adolescents struggling at school or at home with ADHD, adjustment disorder, poor impulse control, substance use issues, low self-esteem, bullying, and many others.

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Orly Noiman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Orly Noiman, Social Worker

Orly Noiman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seventeen years of experience in counseling and ten years as a high school guidance counselor. She received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work, MSW from Barry University. She also received a Bachelor’s of Art in Education and Languages from Hunter University in New York City.

Orly is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Hebrew. She enjoys working with clients in their native language to effectively communicate and create a secure environment. Orly is passionate about working with individuals who come from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

She has an extensive background in supporting children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, academic concerns, stress, anxiety, depression, and other social issues, including bullying. Additionally, Orly counsels families on grief, loss, separation, divorce, and blended family issues.

Orly utilizes a range of modalities in her practice, including cognitive behavioral therapy, parent work/family systems therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and play therapy

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Dr. Stephanie Muguira

Post-doctoral Resident

Dr. Stephanie Muguira

Dr. Stephanie Muguira is a post-doctoral resident at Dr. David Yudell and Associates. She earned her Masters’s (M.S.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Muguira is committed to creating a safe space in which her clients feel comfortable to truly be themselves and embark on their unique therapeutic journey. She doesn’t believe in a “one-size fits all” approach to treatment, but rather tailoring treatment to best accommodate her client’s needs. Her goal is to empower each of her clients with the confidence and tools to achieve the goals they have set for themselves. 

Dr. Muguira believes the most important part of this journey is creating a strong therapeutic relationship in a collaborative environment. She utilizes a variety of approaches to therapy, including interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, family systems therapy, and play therapy. 

She has extensive experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, relationship issues, reunification therapy, parenting issues, and more. Dr. Muguira wants to remind each individual reading this, that it is okay to ask for help. It is not a sign of weakness to seek therapy, rather a sign of strength. You have already taken the first step in reading this and she is excited to embark on this journey with you! 

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Dr. Bianca Howard, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Dr. Bianca Howard, Psy.D.

Dr. Bianca Howard is a post-doctoral resident at Dr. David Yudell and Associates. She earned her Masters’s (M.S.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. She specializes in children and adolescents and provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. 

Dr. Howard believes in a collaborative therapeutic approach that increases the quality of life, empowerment, and personal growth. She tailors her approach to the unique circumstances of each individual and/or family unit’s needs. This is accomplished by emphasizing culturally sensitive practices that aid in understanding the background, ethnicity, and belief systems of the clients she serves. 

Dr. Howard has experience treating Post Traumatic Stress, high family conflict, reunification therapy, parenting concerns, mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral concerns, and comprehensive psychological evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Howard has extensive experience treating medical adherence-related issues and coping with chronic medical conditions and trauma.

Approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, play therapy, and behavior/lifestyle change to increase medical treatment adherence and pain management. 

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Dr. Katherine H. Cadwalader, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Dr. Katherine H. Cadwalader, Psy.D.

Dr. Katherine H. Cadwalader is a clinical psychology resident practicing in East Fort Lauderdale and Plantation, FL. She completed her Master of Science and Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology degrees at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) accredited program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). During her years of extensive training, she specialized in psychodynamic psychotherapy and completed the four-year, APA-accredited concentration at NSU. She further completed clinical practica at the Bruce W. Carter Miami VA Hospital, where she performed neuropsychological assessments and collaborated with veterans, their physicians, and families to create a comprehensive care plan for their continued health. Dr. Cadwalader received in-patient training in a group, individual, and family psychotherapies with children, adolescents, and young adults at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in-patient psychiatric unit.

Dr. Cadwalader’s training includes treatment with patients at the Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinic in NSU, where she specializes in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. She completed a year of psychotherapeutic training at the NSU Counseling Center for Older Adults. Her specialized training in psychotherapeutic care with older adults led her to complete her APA-accredited Internship specializing in geropsychology. During her two years of collaboration with older adult patients, Dr. Cadwalader completed rotations with multidisciplinary medical teams at the NSU Geriatric Medicine Clinic at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the NSU Clinic within Covenant Village assisted living facility.

Dr. Cadwalader believes every patient should be cared for as an individual with unique needs to address that are considered within their own history. Her training across various specialties and psychotherapeutic modalities has enhanced her approach to contemporary psychodynamic psychology, which is a collaborative experience between patient and clinical psychologist. She treats individuals seeking personal psychotherapy to enhance their understanding of themselves, deepen their relationships, and realize their fullest potential. She offers psychological assessment, consultation, and individual and family psychotherapy to young adults and older adults. Her specialties include treating individuals and families who are experiencing concerns regarding aging, life transitions, mood disorders, personality disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorders.

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Irene Portillo Menendez

Doctoral Resident

Irene Portillo Menendez, Psy.D

Dr. Irene Portillo Menendez is a clinical psychology resident practicing in Plantation and East Fort Lauderdale, FL. She completed her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree at Nova Southeastern University and went on to complete her Masters of Science and Doctor of Psychology. Clinical psychology degrees at the APA accredited program at NSU, specializing in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Dr. Portillo Menendez completed her training practica at the Psychological Services for the Emotionally Distressed (PSED) clinic at NSU Psychology Services Center (PSC) and Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinics, where she specialized in providing a variety of approaches to adults suffering from a variety of difficulties, including long-term mental illness and personality disorders. She further trained at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Bruce W. Carter Miami VA Hospitals.  During her pre-doctoral psychology internship, Dr. Portillo provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to children and adolescents in the Child, Adolescent, and Family Services clinic at NSU. She worked with individuals and families, using a variety of approaches as best suited for her patients.

Dr. Portillo Menendez believes each patient seeks treatment with unique needs to be considered within their own individual history. Her training across various specialties and psychotherapeutic modalities has enhanced her approach in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her approach centers around a collaborative experience between patient and psychotherapist. She treats individuals who seek personal psychotherapy to increase their own understanding of themselves, improve their relationships, and realize their fullest potential. She accomplishes this by creating a warm, supportive environment, with compassionate care being shown to her patients as they both learn about their experiences. She provides services across the lifespan to children, adolescents, couples, families, and adults.

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Danielle Amendt

Office Manager

Danielle Amendt, Office Manager.

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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