Heather Violante, Psy.D.
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychology|
|Secondary Credential: Psychology|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: Free initial 10 minute phone consultation
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As the Founder & President of Serenity Lane Psychological Services, a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, I provide individual and group therapy to both men and women with a variety of life challenges. I'm a firm believer in facilitating positive self-change no matter how great or small. My therapeutic objective as a mental health professional is to help guide clients through their own personal journey towards emotional wellness by providing them with opportunities to foster acceptance through a mindfulness approach, create healthy lifestyle adjustments, develop inner resiliency and serenity, improve self-confidence, and promote their overall sense of well-being.
Email or Call Heather Violante, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24095
More Info About My Practice
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida with expertise in the areas of severe mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder), dual diagnosis, depression, addiction & recovery, coping with a loved one's addiction, codependency, anxiety/phobias, PTSD, psychological trauma, grief/loss, stress/crisis management, relationship/communication issues, and life transitions. I have extensive training and clinical experiences at community mental health, psychiatric inpatient, and substance abuse settings, where the scope of my training has primarily focused on the areas of substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and severe mental illness. I obtained both my Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a concentration in Long Term Mental Illness. Additionally, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fordham University in New York City.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I believe individuals have the capability and power to take control of their own lives and destinies, which is a therapeutic goal I aim to facilitate. Nevertheless, we as humans often find ourselves in a cycle of harmful habits or addictions where we make questionable life decisions as a result of any common life challenge, including a lifestyle transition, grief, job loss, medical/mental health condition, or traumatic experience. These challenges often lead to a feeling of helplessness or even a state of despair. In my practice, I focus on providing you with the coping techniques, life skills, and emotional strength necessary for you to develop your own healthy lifestyle adjustments and to create a new direction to follow so that you are better equipped to handle future challenges that may come your way. I assume the stance that therapy can serve as the window to your soul and can, therefore, be an important instrument towards living a healthy and purposeful life that you may have been desiring for awhile.
My Role as a Therapist
I highly value my approach as a psychologist in which I take on a "Here and Now" perspective to treatment. By utilizing ideas like mindfulness and acceptance, I aim to help you focus on the things you can control in the "now" as opposed to dwelling on matters over which you may lack adequate control. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach for implementing innovative coping techniques and fostering positive self-change, which often involves a cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, motivational interviewing, and/or solution-focused orientation. I will encourage you to derive at your own solutions and develop a fresh perspective by serving as a facilitator throughout the course of your emotional recovery.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Severe Mental Illness (Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Depression, Anxiety)
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