Other Professionals-Master Directory

Stephanie Renfrow, Ph.D

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Stephanie Renfrow, Ph.D

Address: 7100 W Camino Real Suite 302 Boca Raton, FL 33433

Phone: 561-413-7759

Email: dr.renfrow@gmail.com

Website: http://childpsychologyboca.com/

About Stephanie:

Dr. Stephanie Renfrow earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. She has built a practice specializing in psycho-educational assessment and psychotherapy for children and adults. She is dedicated to uncovering intellectual, developmental, emotional and cognitive strengths and weaknesses in order to optimize academic achievement, social and personal success. Academic accommodations may be suggested to help children and young adults minimize the impact of intellectual and learning impairments. Consultation and education provided to school staff and medical professionals regarding the needs of the child, if requested. All communications are kept strictly confidential.

Psychological and neuropsychological evaluations assess multiple aspects of mental functioning including the following: Intellectual ability, Academic achievement, Executive skills (e.g., reasoning, problem-solving), Attention and concentration, Learning and memory, Language, Visual-spatial skills, Motor and sensory skills, Mood and personality. Cognitive training targets deficits in executive functioning, memory, language impairments, attention and learning.

Dr. Renfrow’s primary goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools you need to move beyond current neurocognitive and psychological limitations by focusing on strengths and resources. Specifically, her services with Boca Behavioral Health primarily include the following: Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Assessment, and Psychoeducational Testing.

 

Dr. Anna Owens, Ph.D

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Dr. Anna Owens, Ph.D

Address: 399 W. Palmetto Park Road Suite 106 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: 561-866-9111

Email: anna@bocabehavioralhealth.com

About Anna:

Transitions are times of change in an individual's life that can be particularly difficult. During these times, one can feel a heightened level of anxiety, stress, even fear. As a Counselor, I practice from a solution focused approach & work towards goal oriented sessions that produce results the clients wish to receive. We will work collaboratively to identify areas in your life that you wish to explore, change, or even to make small adjustments that will leave you feeling more fulfilled daily.

Personal practice & research interests include; Life transitions, Relief from Anxiety, Living with Depression, Secondary & Post-secondary students academic needs, Adolescent self-harm, and Social and Emotional Learning interventions at home & school. Advanced knowledge in ESE; Gifted placement, IEP's, 504 accommodations, and Response to Intervention (RtI) 

As an experienced Certified School Counselor in Palm Beach county and a mental health provider- I have worked with thousands of students, parents, teachers, & various educational stakeholders which affords me the understanding to assist clients achieve a home-work- school life balance. 

 

Tiffany Yaker, M.S. Mental Health Counselor

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Tiffany Yaker M.S.

Address: 399 W. Palmetto Park Road Suite 106 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: 561-270-6370

Email: tiffany@bocabehavioralhealth.com

About Tiffany:

Tiffany’s practice focuses primarily on children and young adolescents and their families. She helps with healing after divorce, academic difficulties, school related challenges, building resiliency & self-confidence, managing difficult behaviors, responding to peer pressures, and rebuilding families that have been broken. Her approach is eclectic.  She see each client as a puzzle.  Sometimes the pieces fit together perfectly and other times it is necessary to put our heads together to find the right piece to complete the puzzle. In so doing, she uses a variety of techniques and strategies – play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, family therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and the list goes on. She believes that adolescence is part of a larger system, including parents, siblings, schools, etc., and therefore, she strives to work with and include all aspects of the family in treatment. 

Her practice is open to all age groups. Many adults seek her support after recognizing that their needs are just as significant as their families. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing to work with individuals who have been faced with trauma.

EMDR is often helpful for clients who have dysfunctional memories storied from their past. The relief that is experienced from the process of “digesting” the negative thoughts and replacing with the positive reality is very empowering.

She has worked for many years in schools, with 17 years as a School Counselor in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, with a special education undergraduate degree from University of Arizona and a master’s degree in School & Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.  With close to two decades of experience in public schools, she fully understand special education services as they apply to 504 & IEP accommodations and services.  She has worked in Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms and has supported teachers, administrators, parents and students with social-emotional, behavioral and academic needs.  

When she moved to Florida in 2016, she dedicated three years to familiarize herself with Applied Behavioral Analysis and Behavioral Therapy, while working directly with children, tweens, teens and young adults with Autism. 

Tiffany has a passion for helping families to learn many effective ways to cope with various levels of learning needs, along with the typical stages of child development. Together, Tiffany works as a team with families to improve communication, social skills, conflict resolution and positive reinforcement. She works to enhance trust in relationships and to offer a safe space to share openly in response to family turmoil.

Tiffany Yaker is trained in the most current & relevant modalities of treatment and techniques for helping children & adults overcome their fears and challenges. She has provided clinical interventions on both the individual and group level focused on family turmoil, grief and loss, divorce, oppositional behavior, anxiety, Autism Spectrum support, ADHD support, and anger management. 

Tiffany also offers academic tutoring services, “multisensory learning”, using Orton-Gillingham inspired strategies to enhance educational achievement and specifically reading fluency. She has been running groups for elementary and middle school aged students, over the summer, to provide social skills & expressive therapy. She is proud to provide ongoing support groups for women interested in healing past wounds so they can be free to create healthy relationships in work, love, and play through woman’s expressive therapy groups. As a professional artist, Tiffany brings her creative and artistic skills into all groups to ensure that her clients have access to various modes of expression both in groups and in individual therapy.

 Tiffany’s experience as a therapist has included work with intact, divorced or separated families, blended families, multi-racial families, adoptive and foster families. She has worked with children raised by grandparents, same sex couples and children of single parents. Families have been trusting and counting on her services for two decades to strengthen their family units and to bring harmony into their homes. She welcomes new families, individuals and group members and offers an over the phone consult, prior to planning our first session, to ensure the fit is right without paying a session fee. 

Last, but not at all least, is her emotional support dog named Stella. She is a brilliant young hypoallergenic Labradoodle.  Stella has been trained to provide comfort, nurturing and Tiffany shares that her puppy has a very soft coat to rub. Having a therapeutic support dog available to join in on sessions is a real comfort for families who know the love and unconditional support a dog has to offer. 

 

Jaye L Anderson, West Palm Beach Marriage Counselor

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Jaye L. Anderson, LCSW

Jaye L. Anderson, LCSW

Address: 2101 Vista Pkwy Suite 254, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Phone: (561) 308-9818

Website:  www.jayeandersonlcsw.com

Email: jayeandersonlcsw@gmail.com

 

ABOUT JAYE:

Jaye Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with women who are 25 years old and older. She specializes in teaching her clients ways to experience happiness learning the ability to understand major life challenges, as well as depression, anxiety, and abuse and trauma. She has over 12 years of experience as a therapist graduating from Florida Atlantic University. Jaye began her career working with women who are addicted to drugs and alcohol for over 10 years. Since that time, she is currently working in private practice in the West Palm Beach and surrounding areas. 

Jaye focuses on a client-centered individualized approach to working with each of her clients. Her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Utilizing these interventions Jaye is able to provide support and compassion by effectively assisting her clients in addressing personal life challenges. She assists clients by coaching and encouraging each client to help them focus on their strengths; thereby increasing and building self-esteem and confidence to face future life challenges.

Education: 

  • 2004 Bachelor's degree in Social Work  from Florida Atlantic University

  • 2006 Master's in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • 2009 License in Clinical Social Work, State of Florida, License #SW11280

  • 2016 Master Addiction Counselor, NAADAC Association for Addiction Professionals

 

Marisa Hughes, EMDR Trained Trauma Therapist

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Marisa Hughes, LCSW

Address: 7777 Glades Road #205 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: (561) 251-9754

Website:  www.MarisaHughes.com

Email: marisa@marisahughes.com

 

ABOUT MARISA:

Marisa Hughes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, Florida, who specializes in trauma. She received her Masters in Social Work from New York University and is trained in EMDR, a highly effective modality for the treatment of trauma. Marisa also has experience teaching Social Work at the Master's level as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University. 

She helps her clients facilitate healing at a deeper level, getting straight to their core issues and igniting true and lasting shifts in their lives. She works with adults and teenagers providing an array of support including in-person therapy, web-based therapy through HIPAA compliant video conferencing, and tele-therapy. Marisa is committed to helping her clients get unstuck, facilitating healing without assumptions or judgment. 

Many people think of trauma as horrific life experiences such as physical and sexual abuse, or combat. While trauma is those things, it is also emotional abuse, financial loss, moving, divorce, career loss, grief, and anything else that negatively impacts your life or requires emotional adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling stuck, call Marisa to set up your first appointment. Healing is possible. 

 

Crystal Nasser, LCSW

Crystal Nasser, Infant Mental Health Specialist and Registered Play Therapist

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Crystal Nasser, LCSW

Address:  11911 US Highway One, North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

Additional Location: 6801 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres, Florida 33467

Phone: (561) 352-6192

Website: www.healthymindedkids.com

ABOUT CRYSTAL:

Crystal Nasser, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist and Infant Mental Health Specialist, is one of the few therapists in South Florida that limits her practice to working with infants and young children.

Through play and filial therapies, Crystal is able to provide counseling to parents/caregivers and their children who find themselves amidst varied emotional and behavioral challenges. These early intervention techniques often result in increased pro-social behavior that heightens the child’s self-confidence, self-control and school readiness.

Previously, as the Director of the Institute for Clinical Training at local non-profit, The Center for Child Counseling, Crystal not only focused on developmentally appropriate treatment interventions for very young children using Play Therapy, but also provided professional development training for graduate level interns, child care workers and other mental health professionals.

Crystal has presented at countless seminars and workshops aimed in training other licensed professionals and child care providers in play therapy methodology throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. In addition, Crystal serves as a board member for the MCL Foundation, which focuses its resources on easing the financial burdens and emotional distress of local children and families in crisis.  Of recent news, Crystal is the newly elected president of the Palm Beach-Martin County Chapter of the Association of Play Therapy.

Crystal received her BS in Psychology from Florida State University and Masters Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University before becoming a licensed clinical social worker.

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Justin H. McManus, LCSW

PALM BEACH GARDENS CHILD THERAPIST: JUSTIN H. MCMANUS

 

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Justin H. McManus

Address:  8895 N Military Trail, Suite 300-E, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

Phone: (561)  472-0397

Website: www.cornerstonecounselingpb.com

Emailjustin@cornerstonecounselingpb.com

ABOUT PALM BEACH GARDENS CHILD THERAPIST JUSTIN H. MCMANUS

Justin H. McManus is a licensed therapist in Palm Beach Gardens who is passionate about proving a warm, accepting environment where children, adults and families can experience psychological healing through evidence-based psychotherapy.

Justin has been practicing in south Florida since 2002 and specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and families with issues including depression, anxiety, family conflict, abuse and trauma, and addictions. Justin also has several years of experience treating adults, particularly in recovery from addictions, and is a Certified Addictions Professional.

Justin earned his Masters in Social Work from Florida State University in 2001 with a focus on marriage and family counseling. Over the past decade, he has worked with children & adolescents in a variety of settings including two residential group homes, an alternative school, and a community mental health agency.