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 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.
Pamela Wachtel, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Licensed Clinical 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.
Licensed Clinical 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
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!
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 most 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 one of the most important aspects of healing is trust and the therapeutic relationship. 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 from 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.
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.
Dr. Marianela Pena-Martinez, Psy.D.
Dr. Marianela Pena-Martinez 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.
Dr. Pena-Martinez is passionate about working with people who are invested in self-growth and self-discovery. Her primary therapeutic approach is psychodynamic therapy, which has helped her clients to explore the roots of their life challenges in a safe and comfortable environment. Dr. Pena-Martinez has witnessed the benefits of this approach in her clients across the lifespan. She is also flexible in adapting cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based strategies to best match her client’s needs and developmental levels. Additionally, she works comfortably in English and Spanish with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.
During her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the NSU Psychology Services Center, Dr. Pena-Martinez specialized in long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychological assessments for older adults. During this year, she treated individuals and families experiencing concerns regarding aging, life transitions, mood disorders, personality disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorders. Additionally, she led a Parkinson’s support group for patients and caregivers. She also has co-facilitated DBT-informed groups.
Additionally, Dr. Peña-Martinez has extensive experience with Psychological Evaluations of children and adults, including the ability to diagnose childhood disorders and life span concerns.
Dr. Pena-Martinez has a YouTube channel where she shares psychoeducative videos in Spanish (EdPsi: Educación Psicológica) for those searching to understand their emotional and interpersonal challenges better and for those hesitant or unable to afford psychological services at the moment.
Although Dr. Pena-Martinez is well-trained to work with people with behavioral concerns and personality disorders, she focuses on each person’s potential to feel more joyful and empowered in their life.
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.