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 and the Motivational Institute Mental Health Bridge Clinic, Inc. She is also 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 empirically-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.

Dr. Christina Tsonas Doro

Dr. Christina Tsonas Doro, Licensed Psychologist, works with a diverse population of clients in individual, couple, family, and group settings. Finding it fundamental to use a client centered approach in therapy, she helps clients develop an understanding of their life circumstances through their own unique and personal context.

Prior to joining the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health, LLC, she gained experience and training in diverse organizations, focusing on the assessment and treatment of adolescents and adults with anxiety and mood disorders. She received specialized training in the treatment of individuals who have experienced either a single incident trauma or chronic childhood abuse. Gaining experience also with the wide array of concerns associated with trauma survival, such as substance abuse, disordered eating, self-esteem issues, and interpersonal difficulties.

Dr. Doro is dedicated to creating a non-judgmental and empathetic therapeutic environment in an effort to foster self-compassion, acceptance, and change. With a focus on self-awareness and the acquisition of applicable skills for coping, she works with clients on navigating current concerns with the goal of obtaining a happier and healthier life.

Dr. Rachael Unger

Rachael Unger, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has specialized experience in the diagnosis and treatment of moderate to severe depression and anxiety, as well as substance abuse. She has a sub-specialty working with couples and families.

 

Dr. Unger completed her graduate clinical training at Henderson Community Mental Health Center, an outpatient clinic, and at GeoCare/South Florida State Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric hospital. An emphasis of her training at these sites was working with adults who displayed mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders, as well as addictive behaviors. She also trained at the Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program where she provided individual psychotherapy to adolescents, as well as parent training to the parents of adolescent clients. Most recently, Dr. Unger completed a one-year clinical psychology internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in long-term mental illness assessment and treatment. During her internship year, she also worked at Harbor Lights, an inpatient substance abuse treatment program for adults.

 

Dr. Unger works with adults, couples, and families using evidence-based treatments and assessments. She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach wherein the client is supported in learning how their unhealthy ways of thinking and poor lifestyle choices are feeding into their negative emotions. Dr. Unger empowers her clients to make real, lasting changes for more fulfilling relationships, more satisfying careers, and a better future. She also conducts neuropsychological, personality, intellectual, disability, and academic evaluations for children and adults.

Dr. Amy Simler

Amy Simler Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has specialized experience in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.

Dr. Simler works with adults, couples, and families using evidence-based treatments and assessments. Offering a warm, direct, and collaborative approach, she helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of how to meet their needs and create more fulfilling lives. She works from an approach that helps individuals identify thinking patterns and behaviors that are not aligned with effective change, and motivate them to seek a new way of living.

Dr. Simler completed her graduate clinical training at the Anxiety Treatment Center at the Psychological Services Center at Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University Counseling and Psychological Services, and The Renfrew Center, a residential treatment facility specializing in eating disorders. Dr. Simler completed her post-doctoral residency at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, further specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring disorders such as substance use, trauma, depression, and anxiety.

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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. 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. Agatha Morello

Agatha Morello, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who earned her master and doctoral degrees at Carlos Albizu University. She provides individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and families in both English and Spanish. While she works with children, adolescents, and young adults in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, she has specialized experience in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. 

Dr. Morello completed her psychology internship at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica, CA where she specialized in providing services at a therapeutic preschool for children ages 2-4 with emotional and behavioral disorders. She completed her post-doctoral residency at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center in Davie, FL where she specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Morello utilizes Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) informed interventions, play therapy informed interventions, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP), and parent training in behavioral techniques. She also conducts psychological, psychoeducational, and neurodevelopmental assessments in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Morello strives to provide therapeutic services with an integrated, comprehensive, and culturally responsive approach. Having received extensive training in early childhood development, she understands and emphasizes the role early intervention has on future success. Dr. Morello values the therapeutic relationship she forms with each client and their family, providing a warm and safe space for her clients and their families to be heard and understood. She finds it helpful to include family members in the treatment of children and adolescents to best help her clients not only cope with stressors, but better communicate their needs with family members.