SOCIAL ANXIETY THERAPY
SOUTH FLORIDA

NSAC South Florida, also known as The Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, is located in Delray Beach, Florida. The Center has been providing care to adults, adolescents and children who suffer from social anxiety, and other anxiety and mood disorders, for over 30 years.

In recent years, the Center has expanded its services to offer additional help to individuals who suffer from problems with stress, marital issues, educational and vocational concerns, and those in need of Mindfulness and Resiliency Training. In addition, we recently opened a second branch, The Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services, that focuses specifically on offering a variety of clinical, therapeutic, educational and supportive services to children ages two through twenty two in a warm and welcoming environment.

We offer families in the South Florida area the opportunity to access a multi-disciplinary staff practicing within one centralized location. We provide a wide variety of services for every member of the family.

Our mental health professionals are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety, other anxiety problems, mood disorders, and stress disorders using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other scientifically-based interventions. We strive to help others learn to overcome their problems and go on to fully enjoy productive and meaningful lives employing specialized psychotherapies, pharmacotherapy, and educational programs.

Websites: www.centerforanxietydisorders.com and www.childrenstreatmentcenter.com

Contact National Social Anxiety Center
South Florida

The Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
contact@centerforanxietydisorders.com
www.centerforanxietydisorders.com
(561) 496-1094

4600 Linton Blvd.
Suite 320

Delray Beach, Florida 33445

 

The Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services
contact@childrenstreatmentcenter.com
www.childrenstreatmentcenter.com
(561) 223-6568

4600 Linton Blvd.
Suite 310

Delray Beach, Florida 33445

 

Staff at the National Social Anxiety Center
South Florida

Dr. Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP, is the Founder and Director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Delray Beach, Florida.

Dr. Andrew Rosen, PhD, ABPP , is the Founder and Director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Delray Beach, Florida. He started the Center in 1984 in order to focus more attention on the problem of anxiety disorders. Through the Center, Dr. Rosen and his staff of highly trained psychologists and psychiatrists have helped numerous people effectively manage the stresses of daily life.

Dr. Andrew Rosen is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition, he is a Diplomate and Fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Rosen is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and the Florida Psychological Association. He is also a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the Adelphi Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. In addition, he is a Past President of the Palm Beach County Psychological Society and the Anxiety Disorders Association of Florida.

 

David A. Gross, MD, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is a board certified psychiatrist with almost 40 years of clinical practice experience.

David A. Gross, MD, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is a board certified psychiatrist with almost 40 years of clinical practice experience. Dr. Gross’ career has been devoted to demystifying and destigmatizing the field of psychiatry, calling his approach ‘medical psychiatry.’ “My patients can only begin to recover when they are able to fully understand and accept the nature of their illness.” Taking a holistic approach, Dr. Gross combines traditional psychiatric treatment with that of alternative medicine. He has spearheaded the development of laser acupuncture protocols for addressing the symptoms of anxiety, panic, post traumatic stress disorders while incorporating state of the art pharmacologic therapies.

Dr. Gross remains in private practice in Delray Beach, Florida. He is active in the Florida Psychiatric Society after serving as their president. He has been married for over 40 years and is the father of two grown children.

Dr. Gross began his interest in the neurosciences at the University of Rochester where he received a degree in psychology graduating magna cum laude after successfully pursuing brain research studies. He continued his research interests in medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine graduating with honors. It was in medical school that he developed an interest in psychiatry, a discipline that allowed for the integration of neuroscientific advances into the study of human behavior. He pursued post graduate psychiatric training at Yale University where he was Chief Resident twice and remained on the faculty during the early years of his career.

 

Dr. Ryan Seidman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the treatment of children, young adults, parents, and their families.

Dr. Ryan Seidman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the treatment of children, young adults, parents, and their families. Her primary focus is on social and emotional concerns, developmental disabilities, employment and school-related difficulties, and behavioral challenges. She utilizes various modalities to treat each client’s unique needs including individual counseling, behavioral interventions, social skills training, family therapy, parent education and training, and group therapy. Dr. Seidman has provided consultative services to a variety of school personnel and medical professionals throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Moreover, she has extensive experience conducting developmental, psychoeducational, neuropsychological and psychological evaluations.

Dr. Seidman serves as the Clinical Director for our Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services.

Dr. Seidman graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then went on to earn her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, non-profit agencies, community mental health centers, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, schools, university clinics, and hospitals.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Falchook, MD, is board certified in general psychiatry. She has additional specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Elizabeth Falchook, MD, is board certified in general psychiatry. She has additional specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Falchook provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication management for children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder), ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. She tailors treatment to the individual in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Dr. Falchook serves as the Medical Director for our Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services.

Dr. Falchook grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, majoring in philosophy. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Falchook was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, and she was elected by her peers into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a society that recognizes compassionate, patient-centered care. She completed her general psychiatry residency and child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at the University of North Carolina. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 

Dr. Joseph Brand, PhD, specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, insomnia depression, trauma, OCD, and related disorders (e.g., hoarding, skin-picking, trichotillomania) for children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Joseph Brand, PhD, specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, insomnia depression, trauma, OCD, and related disorders (e.g., hoarding, skin-picking, trichotillomania) for children, adolescents, and adults. He values a warm, empathic approach to form a strong therapeutic alliance and work collaboratively with his patients. Dr. Brand provides both individual and group psychotherapy. He also works closely with families of patients when appropriate.

Dr. Brand also serves as a Clinical Psychologist for our Children’s Center for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Related Services.

Dr. Brand primarily uses cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and mood disorders across all age ranges. He has extensive training in exposure-based therapies, including exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive therapies, habit-reversal therapies, and mindfulness- based therapies.

Dr. Brand received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at Fordham University. He completed his predoctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. His previous clinical experiences include working in public hospitals, VA hospitals, and outpatient clinics, including the OCD and Related Disorders Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Brand has extensive experience providing CBT in a variety of settings, including home visits, off-site visits, and via videoconference (i.e., Skype, FaceTime). He has published work on the effectiveness of teleconference and videoconference psychotherapy, as well as obstacles to successful treatment using CBT.

 

Dr. Seth Grobman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in South Florida for over twenty years.

Dr. Seth Grobman, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in South Florida for over twenty years. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Rochester where he graduated cum laude with honors in psychology. He obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University with a pre-doctoral certificate in psychoanalytic psychology. Dr. Grobman then worked ten years on staff at the Renfrew Center, the nation’s first residential treatment center dedicated to the treatment of women with eating disorders. There, he conducted evaluations and provided treatment to hundreds of young women from across the country. He has provided extensive supervision on the evaluation, treatment and management of eating disorders to practicum students, interns and postdoctoral residents. In his private practice, Dr. Grobman regularly provides psychotherapy to individuals with bulimia, anorexia and binge eating disorders. He works closely with family members to assist them in navigating this most challenging of mental illnesses. He regularly consults with other healthcare professionals (pediatricians, gastroenterologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists) in order to provide his patients a multidisciplinary approach.

 

Dr. Christiane Blanco-Oilar, PhD, has been providing clinical services for over 14 years.

Dr. Christiane Blanco-Oilar, PhD, has been providing clinical services for over 14 years. She is the proud recipient of a Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association. She provides evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. She enjoys working with adults and older adults (18+) going through life transitions, relationship challenges, identity exploration, or those experiencing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, eating disorders, complex trauma, or recent trauma. While she practices as a generalist helping clients with a wide range of presenting concerns, her area of specialty is helping clients heal form recent or past trauma. She is an EMDR provider, an evidence-based treatment for trauma. Dr. Blanco-Oilar she has native fluency both in Spanish well as in English. She is passionate about working with a diverse group of people including those from multicultural backgrounds, immigrants/expats and clients with LGBTQ identities. Dr. Blanco-Oilar also offers psychological testing for adults including full psychological batteries, bariatric, and psychoeducational testing.

Dr. Blanco-Oilar is certified by the EMDR International Association. In addition, she is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Florida Psychological Association. She is licensed in Florida as well as in Illinois.

 

Dr. KC Charette, PsyD, creates a professional environment where clients feel supported to share their experiences.

Dr. KC Charette, PsyD, creates a professional environment where clients feel supported to share their experiences. She has years of experience in working with clients who have experienced a major life change, trauma, grief and/or loss and are experiencing adjustment difficulties, anxiety, and/or depression. She provides treatment for a range of psychological, relational and behavioral health concerns in individual treatment, as well as in couples and family therapy. She is genuine and warm and clients are empowered to navigate their experiences through therapy. She utilizes evidenced-based interventions, as well as incorporates holistic (wellness) approaches into treatment. While Dr. Charette provides services for a range of psychological concerns, she also brings prior experience of helping couples/families adjust to infertility, pregnancy, and parenthood and cope with postpartum depression/anxiety, to The Center for Treatment of Anxiety & Mood Disorders.

Dr. Charette earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Tulane University and her Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. The American Psychological Association (APA) is the highest level of accreditation for graduate training in psychology and Dr. Charette attended an APA-accredited graduate school and completed an APA-accredited internship. She was then selected to complete an additional, year-long APA-accredited residency specializing in trauma, anxiety & PTSD. Dr. Charette has provided professional psychological services in medical centers, hospitals, mental health centers, and on university campuses. In addition to her clinical work, she has provided clinical training, supervision, and consultation to Doctoral Interns & Doctoral Post-docs.

In addition to being part of The Center for Treatment of Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Dr. Charette also provides therapy services at a local university. She is licensed in Florida.

 

Dr. Steven Macchione, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders who specializes in treating adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, phase of life problems and marital issues. Before joining the Center

Dr. Steven Macchione, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders who specializes in treating adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, phase of life problems and marital issues. Before joining the Center, Dr. Macchione gained experience providing individual and group psychotherapy in university and community mental health clinics, as well as regional and state psychiatric hospitals. This broad experience has prepared him to help people at various stages in their problems.

Dr. Macchione uses an eclectic approach that incorporates existential and person-centered perspectives with components of cognitive behavioral therapy. He is a warm and patient therapist who effects lasting change through the development of a trusting and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship.

Dr. Macchione uses an eclectic approach that incorporates existential and person-centered perspectives with components of cognitive behavioral therapy. He is a warm and patient therapist who effects lasting change through the development of a trusting and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship.

 

David Krasky, PsyS, focuses on working with children, teenagers, and young adults in order to understand their learning strengths and weaknesses.

David Krasky, PsyS, focuses on working with children, teenagers, and young adults in order to understand their learning strengths and weaknesses. Psychological, psychoeducational or neuroeducational testing can help determine how your child learns best and what they will need in order to be academically, behaviorally and/or socially successful. Specific areas that can be assessed are learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, emotional and/or behavioral disturbances and executive dysfunction. Our practice also conducts gifted testing which follows the guidelines of the Palm Beach County School District.

Before becoming a school psychologist, David worked as a teacher in Broward county working with children who have severe emotional disturbances. After a year-long internship in Palm Beach County, he worked for five years at the University School of Nova Southeastern University assisting students, parents, and faculty with educational and psychological difficulties. In addition, David has taught graduate level classes, conducted presentations to school faculty and parents, supervised graduate students, and consulted with public and private school educators.

 

Dr. Ali Cunningham, PhD, is a doctoral level, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida.

Dr. Ali Cunningham, PhD, is a doctoral level, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida. Her specialization is in counseling individuals with social and behavioral challenges to develop enhanced relational skills. Her clinical passion and professional niche is working with people with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) and their loved ones to improve these skills through an integrative treatment approach. She combines evidence-based practices from cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology and family systems theory to accomplish positive treatment outcomes. Since 2007 she has worked with the local community helping families, professionals and the public learn how to offer best practices for people with ASD and other social, behavioral challenges. She has worked with a range of issues including helping parents with toilet training young children, enhancing communication across the lifespan, behavior management at home and in schools and building successful social skills. Her specialized experience and research is in working with family members of teens and adults affected by autism to enhance their social relationships, including friendships and romantic relationships.

 

Marissa Gelfand, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech and language pathologist and member of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA).

Marissa Gelfand, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech and language pathologist and member of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). She has experience working with children and adolescents with communication disorders including but not limited to, articulation, apraxia, receptive and expressive language, auditory processing, fluency and social skills.

Knowing the importance of early intervention, Mrs. Gelfand has spent many years working with preschoolers in a variety of educational programs. She enjoys collaborating with families and other professionals to help children reach communication and academic success.

Mrs. Gelfand graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and earned her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She has worked in both the public school setting as well as private practice. Her experience working in the public schools has provided her with a strong background in treating school age children and an understanding of services provided within the public school setting. She utilizes this experience to help parents initiate the evaluation process, assist with understanding the services provided within that setting, and collaborate consistently with school staff as an integral member of the child’s team.

 

Eden Kornblath, BA, is a behavioral therapist, who has been working in the field for 6 years.

Eden Kornblath, BA, is a behavioral therapist, who has been working in the field for 6 years. Her primary focus has been with developmental, behavioral, social, and educational difficulties. She has extensive training in applied behavior analysis and various strategies in treating Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eden holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University, and is a certified teacher (K-6). In addition, she is a Registered Behavior Technician that has worked in a variety of settings including home therapy, public schools, private schools, and non-profit organizations. Eden provides clients with behavior and play therapy, tutoring, educational support, social skills groups, as well as behavior and treatment planning. She works closely with clients, family members, teachers, and other clinicians, to better service the child, and address issues in a variety of settings. Utilizing various learning tools and materials, specific to each client’s needs, Eden also incorporates technology into the learning experience.

 

Dr. Jamie Levine, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow who specializes in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with social, emotional, and school-related difficulties. She has experience providing individual therapy, group social skills training, and parenting skills training.

Dr. Jamie Levine, PsyD, is a postdoctoral fellow who specializes in the treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with social, emotional, and school-related difficulties. She has experience providing individual therapy, group social skills training, and parenting skills training. Additionally, she specializes in psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents presenting with various concerns, including learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, developmental disorders, and social-emotional and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Levine’s unique training in both school psychology and clinical psychology allows her work with children, families, and the school system to support client’s development and growth.

Dr. Levine graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned her Doctoral Degree in School and Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University in New York. She received training at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center’s School-Based Mental Health Center, where she provided evidence-based treatment to children and conducted neuropsychological assessments. She worked in school settings, providing counseling and assessment services and consultation with teachers. She also provided psychotherapeutic and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults at Nova Southeastern University’s Psychology Services Center and Pace University’s outpatient mental health center.

DISCLAIMER:
The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) exists solely to promote
evidence-based treatment for social anxiety, and education about social anxiety.
NSAC is not a group psychotherapy practice, and does not provide any psychotherapy services.
NSAC assumes no liability for it’s regional clinics’ work or practices.