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Joyce A. Szentpaly, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, FL PY#9420
Joyce A. Szentpaly, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, specializes in the assessment and treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, she helps adolescents, adults, and families gain awareness and learn strategies to effectively manage and overcome difficulties using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Her areas of expertise also include relationship/communication issues, parenting training, peer relationships, social skills training, and stress management.
Dr. Szentpaly holds primary and advanced training certifications in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy and techniques from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. Additionally, she attended the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and has presented lectures on Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at state local and national conferences. Before entering private practice, she worked in community mental health centers facilitating therapy and support groups geared to skills building, cognitive restructuring, and healthy lifestyle practice. Her areas of interest also include academic work, higher education, supervision, and consultation in the mental health field.