Clinical Associates

Aubrey Ewing PhD

Aubrey K. Ewing, Ph.D., Clinical Director

Dr. Ewing was trained in the Counseling Psychology Department at Florida State University. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship with Apalachee Community Mental Health emergency services and outpatient centers, and the FSU Human Services Clinic in Tallahassee. He is a native Floridian, happily married, and a proud Dad who has been in private professional practice in Palm Beach County for more than 20 years. He is a member of the allied Medical Staff of Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach. Dr. Ewing is a career-long member of the American Psychological Association, and a Past-President of the national Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He works with all ages including children, adolescents, and adults. His clinical specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit

disorder (AD/HD), parent education and consultation, counseling and psychotherapy for relationship issues, adjustment and life problems, cognitive/behavioral therapy of depression and anxiety, biofeedback for headache, pain, and stress related disorders, and neurofeedback treatment of AD/HD. Dr. Ewing is knowledgeable about medication and collaborates with prescribing primary care doctors and psychiatrists. He is known for his ability to connect with hard to reach children and teens, his personable approach, and down to earth style of therapy.

Marcel Fort, LCSW

Marcel Fort, LCSW

Marcel Fort is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Florida native from Miami. He began working in the addiction treatment field in 2001 as a Mental Health Technician in an inpatient treatment center. His desire to help those with mental health issues, particularly addiction, motivated him to complete a B.S. degree in Social Psychology, then a Masters of Social Work Degree at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to entering private practice, he held the positions of Primary Therapist and Clinical Director at an addiction treatment center. Marcel works with adults and late teens with issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of direction and meaning of life questions, and substance abuse. He specializes in addiction, post-treatment and early recovery challenges, helping those impacted by the addiction of others, co-dependency, and adjustment problems.

Pamela R. Klinger, M.Ed., LMHC

Pamela R. Klinger, M.Ed., LMHC

Pamela Klinger received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University, and has over 12 years of training and experience in the mental health field. Her specialty areas include counseling children, adolescents, and couples, as well as family therapy, sexual abuse, and trauma. She has extensive training and experience in child development and children’s issues, highlighted by her work for many years as a Behavioral Health Professional in an Elementary School setting. She is trained in the treatment of anger management, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, school difficulties, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Ms. Klinger is certified in "Triple P Parenting" and is a Qualified Supervisor for the supervision and training of clinical therapists for licensure.

Karen Ponder, LCSW

Karen Ponder, LCSW

Karen Ponder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. She specializes in divorce, transitional and relational issues, educational and behavioral concerns, parenting, mental health problems (depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders), and substance abuse issues. She is also a highly regarded specialist in grief and loss, including traumatic and sudden infant, and child loss. Karen practices client-centered and cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy and is skilled in utilizing therapeutic play methods with children. She is known for her friendliness and approachability, and strives to develop a warm and nurturing relationship with clients to support healing and growth. Karen accepts appointments for individual, group, and couples counseling with clients of all ages.

Jennifer Valentine, Ed.S., NCSP

Jennifer Valentine, Ed.S., NCSP

Jennifer Valentine is a Florida licensed and nationally certified school psychologist who was trained in the School Psychology program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She has experience working with children of various ages, backgrounds, and exceptionalities from pre-kindergarten through post-secondary school and in various settings, including the Palm Beach County Public School System, private practice, and local mental health facilities. Jennifer is a current member of her local, state, and national professional organizations. For the past two years she has served as Secretary for the Executive Board of the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists and continues in this position currently. For the past five years, Jennifer has also served on the Executive Board (as co-newsletter chair) of the Florida

Association of School Psychologists. She specializes in psychoeducational evaluations to help develop the most appropriate educational programming and planning for children with varying exceptionalities, including but not limited to giftedness, autism spectrum disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, learning disorders, global developmental delays, academic concerns, attention deficit disorder, information processing/memory concerns. She is available to meet for psychoeducational evaluations, parent conferences, and/or educational consulting during the week or on weekends.

Leslie Zucker LCSW

Leslie Zucker, LCSW

Leslie Zucker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing mental health services to Palm Beach County residents for over 20 years. Ms. Zucker received a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University and has been licensed in the state of Florida since 1992. Ms. Zucker provides individual and group counseling services as well as support for marriages, couples and families. Her clinical work encompasses a range of clients including Infant Mental Health, children and adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Ms. Zucker provides professional support in areas of adjustment, mood and anxiety disorders, school difficulties, trauma, attachment, and relationship issues. Therapeutic approaches are based on client needs and all services are provided in a confidential setting. Ms. Zucker is a long time

member of the National Association of Social Workers and is a Qualified Supervisor for the supervision and training of clinical therapists for licensure.

Sharon Cassell EdD

Sharon D. Cassell, Ed.D., Emeritus - 12/7/43 - 5/10/15

Dr. Cassell, or “Sharon” as she was known to most of her clients practiced in Palm Beach County from 1992 until her retirement in 2011. She enjoyed a reputation as a gifted child, adolescent, and relationship therapist, and held the post-doctoral certification in Imago Relationship Therapy. As a former educator, she incorporated her love of teaching into her personable and down to earth counseling style. Dr. Cassell worked with all ages, from young children to mature adults. In retirement she maintained her interest in helping others and spent quality time with her loving husband Mike, family, and friends. Sharon left us on May 10, 2015, the result of early-onset and rapidly advancing Alzheimer's Disease.




Administration

Giselle Huerta

Giselle Huerta, Office Administrator

Giselle Huerta is the helpful person on the other end of the phone when you call for an appointment or have a question about insurance coverage or fees. She is an expert in medical office management and and a key member of our team.

Contact Giselle with any questions about our services, which clinician to see, release of information requests, reimbursement issues, report preparation requests, and messages for your doctor/therapist. HIPAA protections of your confidential personal health information extend to your communications with our office manager.




Other Clinicians Sharing Our Office

Joyce Hopkins, Psy.D.

Joyce Hopkins, Psy.D.

Dr. Joyce Hopkins is a licensed psychologist providing psychological services to individuals and couples with personal, relationship, financial, and health challenges. She is also a licensed speech pathologist with over 25 years of experience treating adults with communication disorders. Her clinical experience as a speech pathologist combined with specialized training in pain management and hypnotherapy provides a unique perspective for individuals experiencing distress. Dr. Hopkins utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach that challenges each individual to define and achieve realistic objectives. She also works with adult survivors of prolonged childhood abuse applying the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approach. Dr. Hopkins is available for comprehensive psychological assessments of school age children and adults, including

gifted testing and evaluations of neurologically impaired individuals. Please call 561-327-8992 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Hopkins is a Medicare insurance provider.

Elizabeth Moffett, MS, LMHC, NCC

Elizabeth Moffett, MS, LMHC, NCC

Elizabeth Moffett is a Florida Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor Interns in the State of Florida. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2005 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has been counseling for over 10 years. She works with individuals, couples, and children & families. Elizabeth has received training in Anger Management, Military Combat Psychology, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM/CISD), and Employee Assistance. She offers mental health counseling by appointment for substance abuse, anger management, anxiety/stress, children & families, marriage/couples, PTSD, EMDR, sexual abuse, and most other mental health diagnoses. Please call Elizabeth at 561-818-5460 to schedule an appointment. Elizabeth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Cigna.