Why Consider Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Evaluation?

The Challenge to Find the Right Mental Health Help

For many people, the field of mental health can be frustrating and quite confusing. To begin with, there is a broad range of treatment professionals who may have degrees in psychology (Ph.D. or PsyD), psychiatry (MD), social work (MSW), mental health counseling (MHC), marriage and family therapy (MFT), and/or education (EdD). Each degree has a specialty-specific training program that influences the diagnostic assessment process. The result is a wide spectrum of diagnostic assessments and treatment plans. 

Many patients and their loved ones try one approach after another because each approach they try is not effective or the treatment is less than ideal. Often, they give up or look for a second, third or fourth opinion. We take a comprehensive approach to evaluations to help stop the merry-go-round of mental health treatment.  

How Does It Work in Traditional Medicine?

Traditional medical specialties have a uniform evaluation process and consistent modes of treatment. For example, if you see an endocrinologist because of concerns about having diabetes, the evaluation and treatment process is similar among specialists. However, the pursuit of mental health care often results in considerable diagnostic and therapeutic diversity among mental health professionals. Such diversity often results in diagnostic and therapeutic confusion for our patients. As diagnosis informs treatment, less than satisfactory outcomes can be the result. 

Our Answer to this Problem

Because of the importance of diagnostic assessment, we have developed a multidisciplinary team of evaluators. Our team will focus on the biological, medical, neurological, genetic, psychological, environmental, and social components of each individual’s makeup. We have assembled a team composed of a psychiatrist, a psychologist, and a social worker. Each member of the team has a unique assignment.  

The psychiatrist will gather biological, medical, and neurologic data through examination, laboratory assessment, and interviews.  

The psychologist will investigate present and past psychological aspects of the individual’s presentation using experience, psychological and neuropsychological testing when indicated.  

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The social worker’s assignment is to obtain a detailed history of the patient’s past life experiences, the environment which formed the person, and the family history and compile an accurate understanding of the current family system.  

The Whole Is Greater than the Sum of the Parts

The strength of this approach is in the comprehensive team meeting that follows the data accumulation. Each member of the multidisciplinary team will present the information gathered and contribute conclusions based on their field of expertise. The group will then synthesize the findings and generate diagnostic assessments along with treatment recommendations. A second opinion or comprehensive neuropsychiatric evaluation report will be generated and if applicable, distributed with permission to the referral source. Alternatively, the evaluation process is a very good first step towards a logical treatment plan.

Specialists on Our Team 

  • Psychiatrist Dr. David Gross, MD, DLFAPA  
  • Psychologist Dr. Andrew Rosen, Ph.D., ABPP, FAACP  
  • Licensed Mariage and Family Therapist Darbi Luchtan, MS, LMFT 
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Information for Patients

We offer Florida’s premier personalized mental healthcare services for adults through comprehensive, multi-disciplinary psychological evaluation. 

There are many different specialties that treat mental health disorders, including psychology, psychiatry, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapists, and others. Getting the right mental health treatment for yourself or a loved one can be frustrating and confusing. 

Mental healthcare specialists often assess, evaluate, and treat mental health issues from the perspective of their specific areas of focus rather than holistically. Due to the breadth of mental health issues, it is easy for something to be missed in this approach. Consequently, patients may not find the relief they are seeking, and so they may change providers or jump to a provider in another specialty looking for a solution. This can lead to patients and their families sometimes trying one approach to treatment after another without finding relief for their illness. 

At The Center for Treatment, we have brought all of the key specialties together to form one highly qualified team that is unique in Florida. Our team works together to care for you as a whole person. We consider the biological, medical, neurological, genetic, psychological, environmental, and social components of each patient’s makeup. Each member of our team meets with you to conduct interviews and perform tests and assessments. Then the team meets to produce a comprehensive final report and recommended treatment plan. (Read more about Comprehensive Evaluation here.) 

Once your report and plan are completed, our experts can continue to guide your care, or you can take our report to your primary mental health provider who can use it to guide your care.   

Specialists on Our Team 

  • Psychiatrist Dr. David Gross, MD, DLFAPA  
  • Psychologist Dr. Andrew Rosen, Ph.D., ABPP, FAACP  
  • Licensed Mariage and Family Therapist Darbi Luchtan, MS, LMFT 

Information for Healthcare Providers

We offer Florida’s premier source for psychiatric review and psychological evaluation for adults through comprehensive, multi-disciplinary psychological evaluation. 

At The Center for Treatment, we have brought all of the key mental health specialties together to form one highly qualified team that is unique in Florida. Our team works together to care for patients as whole persons. We consider the biological, medical, neurological, genetic, psychological, environmental, and social components of each patient’s makeup. Each member of our team meets with the patient to conduct interviews and perform tests and assessments. Then the team meets to produce a comprehensive final report and recommended treatment plan.  

Do you have a patient who is resistant to treatment or who is diagnostically puzzling? Patients return to your practice with an exhaustive report and recommendations to support the care you provide. 

Specialists on Our Team  

  • Psychiatrist Dr. David Gross, MD, DLFAPA  
  • Psychologist Dr. Andrew Rosen, Ph.D., ABPP, FAACP  
  • Licensed Mariage and Family Therapist Darbi Luchtan, MS, LMFT 

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Treatment Programs Specializing In:

Serving the whole person, not just the symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

COVID-19 Trauma has become familiar to many people throughout the pandemic. If you’re experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or depression as a result of Corona virus learn about how our COVID-19 Trauma Treatment Program can help.

 

We offer online therapy to help people who are unable to leave their homes. Contact us and we will will schedule your confidential online assessment.

 

Helping people from all walks of life find deeper connection and understanding to create stronger and healthier relationships.

 

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. When you experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, overwhelming and disabling you may have an anxiety disorder.

 

Mood disorders represent a category of psychiatric disorders in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state or mood. Mood disorders are made up of depressive types and bipolar types.

 
 
 

Children and adolescents experience normal problems of growing up due to pressures of social media, school, socializing, self esteem or family. Our youth services provide assistance in dealing with educational, social, and vocational issues.

 
 

The Trauma Institute provides highly specialized clinical services, informed by the latest cutting edge-research, for trauma survivors. We are an Institute dedicated to clinical services, community education, professional training, and research focused on trauma recovery.

 
 
 

Many children and adults who have weak executive functioning skills are negatively impacted in all areas of life but fortunately through assessment and intervention, executive skills can be strengthened and compensatory strategies can be learned.  When these skills are well developed, children and adults can better maximum their potential and future outcomes.

 
 

Families naturally go through stages and transitions across the lifespan. Family dynamics impact each individuals’ response to daily life and major events. Therapy can help families understand their complex and ever-changing dynamics. As the family becomes an expert in their processes, they will be able to use new skills to navigate each situation with love and respect for one another.

 
 
 

Types of Therapy

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.

More Ways to Get Help Now

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:

Online or Phone Therapy

For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.

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In Person Treatment

We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.

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Intensive Outpatient Programs

For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer intensive sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.

When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

Looking for immediate help?
Contact Us Today for a Confidential Assessment.

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