Heather Violante, Psy.D.

Heather Violante, Psy.D.

Professions: Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychology
Secondary Credential: Psychology
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 24095
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2425 E Commercial Blvd
Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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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 Founder & President of Serenity Lane Psychological Services, a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, I provide therapy to adults struggling with variety of life challenges. I'm a firm believer in facilitating positive self-change no matter how great or small. My goal is to help guide you through your own personal journey towards emotional wellness by providing you with opportunities to foster acceptance through a mindfulness approach, create healthy lifestyle adjustments, develop inner resiliency and serenity, improve self-confidence, and promote your 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), depression, drug / alcohol addiction and recovery, coping with a loved one's addiction, stress and anxiety, and phobias. I also help those struggling with codependency, PTSD, psychological trauma, grief/loss, crisis management, relationship and 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. 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. Therapy can serve as the window to your soul and can be an important instrument towards living a healthy and purposeful life.

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 the past or worrying about the future. 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

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Substance Abuse/Addiction
    Severe Mental Illness (Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Depression, Anxiety)

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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