Dr. Lauren Carbonell
Dr. Lauren Carbonell is a Florida licensed psychologist who specializes in providing empathic treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She has an abundance of clinical experience evaluating and treating neurodevelopmental disorders (including intellectual, communication, learning, and attention deficit disorders). She has specialized experience in providing early identification and multi-disciplinary intervention planning for children who exhibit developmental delays and/or autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Carbonell further provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families with broader mental health concerns such as anxiety and OCD, depression, adjustment difficulties, behavioral, and social challenges. Dr. Carbonell utilizes evidence-based treatment approaches to create an individualized plan to target each individual’s unique needs. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, positive behavioral strategies, play therapy, mindfulness, and Social Thinking methods. Dr. Carbonell often works collaboratively with a multitude of professionals involved in a patient’s care.
Dr. Carbonell completed her master’s and doctoral degree at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her doctoral internship at The National Autism Center. Her post-doctoral resident training was completed at Pediatric Psychology Associates where she continues to provide compassionate services. Dr. Carbonell is a member of the Florida Psychological Association where she previously served on the board committee as membership and continuing education chair. Dr. Carbonell previously directed PPA’s Social Understanding Relationship Fundamentals (SURF) group program in South Miami. She presently works out of the South Miami office.