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Dr. Samantha Carella

Dr. Samantha Carella is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent (ABPP) Psychologist. She is licensed and has been practicing psychology since 1993. Her practice is concentrated in the area of children and families. Dr. Carella currently provides psychotherapy and family counseling for emotional, developmental and behavioral related issues. These include depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, social skills, etc. Dr. Carella conducts psychological evaluations for ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, giftedness, and emotional/psychological concerns. She also provides diagnostic consultation and second opinions for difficult to diagnose cases and parenting skills. Dr. Carella is on staff at Miami Children’s Hospital and completed her doctoral internship there. At Miami Children’s Hospital she supervised Interns in Psychiatry and provided consultation and intervention in Neurology and Behavioral Medicine, in conjunction with many medical departments (i.e., cardiac, juvenile diabetes, pain management, and oncology). She also conducted Early Intervention (birth to 3) developmental evaluations at both Miami Children’s and St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. In addition, she was an Adjunct Faculty member at Florida Atlantic University in the Division of Psychology from 1998-2005. She is a member of the Dade, Florida and American Psychological Associations and a Fellow in the American Academy of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. In 2008, Dr. Carella was the President of the Dade-Monroe chapter of the Florida Psychological Association and the recipient of the Outstanding Child and Adolescent Award in 2008. Dr. Carella was the 2013 and 2014 President of the Child, Adolescent and Family Division of the Florida Psychological Association. She works closely with public and private schools and has presented on a number of topics locally and at state conferences on topics involving autism, learning disabilities, behavioral medicine, and pediatric psychology. In January 2017, Dr. Carella was an award recipient for Outstanding Contribution to the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Carella works out of the Aventura office.