Debra Tantillo,lcsw


Debra Tantillo,lcsw


Professions: Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - SW5538
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Medicare
  • Military OneSource
  • Tricare
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


3471 N. Federal Hyway
suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to helping you is to provide a confidential and safe space to reflect, ease your pain, and help move you through this difficult time. It is in the relationship between you and the therapist that the healing begins to start. I believe that in providing this confidential trusting environment that you will be able to find solutions and quickly put them into action to feel better! Our therapists offer a wide variety of techniques, skills and experience that get results and enhance your counseling process. We can customize it just right to fit your needs and help you feel better. Your personal concerns are important to us and your therapist has your best interest at heart. So wherever you have found yourself in life that moved you in the direction of getting more information about counseling, is the best place to start. Acting on making the call will be your next step towards a more peaceful life.

More Info About My Practice

Payment plans available upon request. Most insurances accepted. Credit card payments avaliable. Slide Fee offered to qualified recipients that can substanciate need. Saturday appointments as available.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Our practice offers 25 years of experienced therapists who are also skilled, certified and trained in Emdr , Biofeedback , Imago Therapy, and traditional Freudian and Ericson approaches.

We are affiliated also with a medical component of our practice at Presti Wellness Center. They offer a wide variety of basic and advanced comprehensive blood tests, medical exams and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy consultation and treatment. For issues with men-there are also customized consultation and treatments available for testosterone evaluation and therapy among other modalities .

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Talk therapy is not just "talking about your problems;" it is also working toward solutions. Some therapy may involve fusing other types of approaches customized to your present situation such as emdr, biofeedback, Equine Assisted psychotherapy, writing about your thoughts, or participating in social activities. You might be encouraged to look at things in a different way or learn new ways to react to events or people. Psychotherapy can act as the "bridge" to another life that embraces and has appreciation for what you've gone through... honoring the courage demonstrated to overcome. Simultaneously crossing that bridge with your therapist will take you closer to a feeling that's lighter -allowing you to enjoy and feel free again as you gently move forward.

Most of today's psychotherapy is brief and focused on your current thoughts, feelings and life issues. Focusing on the past can help explain things in your life, but focusing on the present can help you cope with the present and prepare for the future. You might see your therapist more often at the beginning of treatment, and later, as you learn to manage problems and avoid triggers, you might go to psychotherapy appointments less often.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Legal Documentation
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Autogenic Training
  • Biofeedback
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Energy Psychology
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Constellations
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Rubenfeld Synergy Method
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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