We have a staff of qualified professionals specializing in different areas to help guide patients with their individual needs. We have an outpatient program, and intensive program, and offer a multitude of services, including individual, couple, and group therapy, and psychological testing. Feel free to browse staff bios to gain more information about each of our clinicians. Feel free to call us if you have more questions or would like to make an appointment. 
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Dr. Lori L. Eickleberry

Change can be difficult and it is not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by life's situations. Seeking the help of a psychologist can be a powerful tool for overcoming barriers to happiness. Dr. Lori Eickleberry is a Board-Certified Licensed Psychologist, Professor, and founder of the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health, LLC, the Institute for Life Renovation, LLC, and the Motivational Institute Mental Health Bridge Clinic, Inc. She is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), as well as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

 

In a completely nonjudgmental environment, she helps others understand their obstacles, develop goals, and follow through with strategies to achieve positive change. She helps clients acquire the skills needed to become experts on themselves.

Specializing in behavioral health/medicine, she works with a diverse population of individuals, couples, families, and groups, in the assessment and treatment of a vast array of behavioral disorders and difficulties. She uses a variety of evidence-based treatments in order to improve treatment outcomes. She is a dedicated behaviorist focused on specific strategies to help patients achieve notable life changes.

Prior to individual private practice, she created and implemented programs for several institutions, specifically in addictions and education, gaining vast experience with diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, weight loss, personality disorders, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and career assessment. She also frequently conducts consulting work, guiding both private institutions and companies in the assessment of leadership and communication to improve the health of the institutions and the populations they serve.

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Dr. Courtney Purdy

Courtney Purdy, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, earned both her master and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.  Prior to joining the Motivation Institute for Behavioral Health, Dr. Purdy conducted individual, couple, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults presenting with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma and-stressor related disorders, and individuals presenting with LGBTQ+ related concerns in the community mental health setting.

 

Dr. Purdy continues to work with a diverse population of individuals, couples, families, and groups in a collaborative approach to aid in the better understanding thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to live a more fulfilling life. An emphasis is placed on the therapeutic relationship with a non-judgmental and empathetic environment. Dr. Purdy utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to help create awareness into cognitive and behavioral patterns, address a person’s beliefs and values, and explore alternative skills to improve her patient’s quality of life and decrease any symptoms or challenges. 

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Dr. Mariana Cordova

Mariana Cordova, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her psychology internship at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in Newark, NJ and completed her post-doctoral residency at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, where she completed formal foundational training through Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She provides individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, families, and young adults in both English and Spanish. In a collaborative environment, Dr. Cordova works to understand and validate the challenging experiences families face, while teaching her clients how to cope through difficult times and change their behaviors.

Prior to joining the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health, Dr. Cordova received specialized training in acute and chronic trauma through the Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program at NSU’s Psychology Services Center. Dr. Cordova has additional experience in the treatment of children and adolescents with a wide range of difficulties including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, interpersonal and school challenges, behavioral difficulties, and self-harm and suicide.  She has specialized training in the treatment and rehabilitation of adult survivors of domestic violence utilizing the Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP) at the Coordinated Victim’s Assistance Center.

 

Dr. Cordova prioritizes the therapeutic relationship and offers a warm, non-judgmental, and empathic approach to build trust and commitment to change with her clients. She tailors evidence-based treatment approaches to fit each families’ needs in order to help them meet their goals and live more fulfilling lives. Dr. Cordova utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), cognitive-behavioral and nondirective Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework, and behavioral parent-training protocols. She is fully qualified in conducting psychoeducational and socioemotional evaluations for children and adolescents. 

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Dr. Caroline Tisot

Caroline Monforte Tisot, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Florida and Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctorate in School Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  For nearly 20 years, Dr. Tisot has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in schools and clinical settings.  She has frequently worked with individuals on the autism spectrum, and individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and adjustment issues, and learning, executive functioning and/or attention difficulties. 

 

Dr. Tisot has had extensive training in psychological and psychoeducational assessment and holds diplomate status with the American Board of School Neuropsychology.  She enjoys helping clients learn about their individual strengths and needs through her assessments.  Regarding her approach to therapy, Dr. Tisot considers herself to be eclectic.  She has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  

 

Dr. Tisot strongly believes that everyone struggles to navigate life’s twists and turns and could benefit from therapeutic support at times to learn to cope with life’s challenges.  We are all "works in progress" and can grow from our experiences and the way we handle them.  Dr. Tisot meets clients where they are.  She looks at each client holistically, taking into consideration all aspects of their lives and functioning, as well as their areas of strength and their environmental supports and stressors.

 

We are all human and everyone has a unique profile of strengths and challenges.   Dr. Tisot believes that successful therapy is based on a solid and trusting relationship between the therapist and client.   She feels privileged and honored to know and work with her clients and has great respect and appreciation for their goals, values, and experiences.  Dr. Tisot is dedicated to working with her clients so that they realize their potential, are true to their values, and reach their goals.  Through learning self-awareness, coping skills, and how to listen to their own inner wisdom, clients can better navigate life’s challenges and lead lives full of meaning and purpose.   

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Dr. Stefany Marcus

Stefany Marcus, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and graduate professor. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She has specialized experience in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, self-esteem issues, and relationship difficulties.

 

Dr. Marcus works with individuals, couples, and families using evidenced-based cognitive-behavioral treatments tailored to the individual needs of each client. She offers a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, collaborative, and direct approach. Her clinical work places an emphasis on promoting mental health wellness and assisting clients in gaining awareness and learning effective coping strategies to help them lead more fulfilling lives.

 

Dr. Marcus’s clinical experience includes providing individual, couple, family, and group therapy and psychological and psychoeducational evaluations in a wide array of settings, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, day, and residential treatment. Dr. Marcus completed her internship at The Renfrew Center, a treatment facility specializing in eating disorders and co-occurring disorders such as trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Marcus completed her post-doctoral residency at NSU within the School-related Psychological Assessments and Clinical Interventions (SPACI) Clinic and the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention (SVP), during which time she also provided psychoeducational trainings to NSU students, faculty, and staff and to the local community that addressed mental health and emphasized suicide and violence prevention, intervention, and postvention. Prior to joining the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health, LLC, Dr. Marcus was a primary therapist at The Renfrew Center, where she further specialized in the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Marcus also worked as and continues to work as a graduate professor.

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Dr. Dahlia Magdy

Dr. Dahlia Magdy, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, earned both her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Magdy has experience providing individual and couples therapy for adults who struggle with various issues relating to depression, anxiety, mood, trauma, substance use and addiction, self-esteem and self-worth, interpersonal relationships, and phase-of-life adjustments. She also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring mental health concerns in the adult population of men, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

 

Dr. Magdy completed her graduate clinical training at several established clinics and programs, including The Renfrew Center, where she provided individual and group therapy for the treatment of eating disorders in a residential setting. Dr. Magdy completed her psychology internship at The Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, focusing on assessing and treating anxiety and mood disorders in the adult population. Dr. Magdy also completed her post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente’s Enhanced Eating Disorders Outpatient program in Oakland, CA. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Magdy continued working at Kaiser Permanente, providing therapeutic services to adults struggling with eating disorders until joining the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health.

 

Dr. Magdy works with adults and couples using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed interventions. She prioritizes creating a safe space and collaborating with patients to navigate complex emotions and difficult life events while acquiring the skills to make lasting changes in their own lives. She utilizes approaches that assist individuals in identifying and modifying unhelpful thinking patterns, poor coping strategies, and ineffective behaviors that interfere with their ability to live rich and meaningful lives.

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Dr. Jillian Baldwin

Jillian Baldwin, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned both her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at The Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL, where she received specialized training working with children, adults, and families with complex emotional and behavioral difficulties.  Dr. Baldwin completed her post-doctoral training at Behavioral Aid Solutions in Doral, FL, where she focused her training on psychological assessment, conducting complex emotional, neurodevelopmental, and psychoeducational evaluations with patients across the lifespan.  

 

Dr. Baldwin has extensive experience providing individual therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessments to patients of all ages, ranging from school-aged children through adulthood. She creates an empathic environment that provides a space of security and understanding for her patients, utilizing a collaborative therapeutic approach to guide them in building skills to improve emotional functioning and reach personal goals. With an extensive background in child psychology, Dr. Baldwin views humor, creativity, and openness to experience as catalysts for change and valuable tools for a more meaningful life. Dr. Baldwin utilizes evidence-based practices paired with patient-focused psychotherapy to create individualized treatment plans to support patients in reaching their goals.