Nicolle DeLeo, Psy.D, LMHC, D.A.A.E.T.S
Founder of Fort Lauderdale Psychology, P.A.
Dr. DeLeo has been a mental health provider training, treating, and educating in the South Florida area for the past 16 years. While holding a special interest in working with high achievers who want to increase their self-understanding, improve their self-esteem, and to better manage their emotional states and behavior for the purpose of greater achievement; she welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, families, and systems who are in need of maximizing their personal growth and development.
Dr. DeLeo holds her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, which she completed at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formerly, she earned an undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans and completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. DeLeo is dually licensed in the State of Florida to practice as a Clinical Psychologist & Mental Health Counselor.
Dr. DeLeo provides Integrative Psychotherapy, which is a psychotherapeutic approach in which elements from different schools of thought are expertly combined in order to present you with the most clinically efficient, scientifically validated, and personalized treatment.
Being that Dr. DeLeo has been formally trained to conceptualize from a psychodynamic standpoint, her care is grounded in the tenets of insight-oriented therapies. Moreover, Dr. DeLeo has also been trained to treat from various psychological schools of thought including humanism, family systems, cognitive behavioral, supportive dialectical behavioral therapy, and the Uniformed Protocol Treatment for the Eating Disorders.
Dr. DeLeo has treated a variety of mental conditions over the years including but not limited to the following: Depressive Disorders, Anxiety conditions including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Dual Diagnosis/Substance abuse issues; Relationship issues, Character Conditions, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the Eating Disorders. Dr. Deleo has demonstrated proficiency in treating children, adolescents, and adults who have suffered from a variety of mental health concerns over the years.
While formerly providing treatment across all units of a major county hospital and with a background in health psychology, Dr. DeLeo obtained Diplomat status with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management. Specifically, Dr. DeLeo has helped many individuals learn to manage and overcome the effects of various forms of trauma including medical, military, as well as childhood sexual abuse. She has specialty training in treating a full spectrum of the disorders of Dissociation including Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Furthermore, Dr. DeLeo has taught as a Psychology Professor at the college level and currently maintains a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim’s College of Medicine. While in academia, Dr. DeLeo has and continues to engage in research and study geared towards the exploration and greater understanding of trauma related experiences and sequelae across the lifespan. Beyond her trauma specialization and after many years of working in residential eating disorder treatment settings, Dr. DeLeo is specialized in caring for individuals and families struggling with a full spectrum of eating disorders.
Personally, as a classically trained musician, Dr. DeLeo holds a special interest in working with career musicians. Furthermore, performance mental health for career professionals, physician care, and medical student health is at the heart of her current work.
As the Founder of Fort Lauderdale Psychology, Dr. Deleo continues to work towards bringing the best of the best to your treatment process. Serving a wide array of age ranges and treating many behavioral health conditions over the years, Dr. DeLeo maintains a compassionate approach to care with your wellness being her primary objective.
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