My Word: Discover

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Monica Lake, PsyD, NCSP

Licensed Psychologist

Online Therapy 

In-person  or OnlineTesting

Hi There!

I'm Monica Lake, a licensed psychologist and owner of Dr. Lake & Associates. I am driven to help others and have made this my life mission. I have Master's degrees in Counseling and in Education Psychology & Methodology, and a Doctorate in School Psychology, but I am a lifelong learner. My dedication and commitment to psychology have resulted in several honors awards. Today, you can find me on various listservs, reading and listening to scholarly materials, and teaching graduate classes to mental health counseling students. I also have postgraduate training in Gottman Method and a neuroscience certificate for clinical practice related to trauma, anxiety, and stress disorders.

I am a testing psychologist who provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children and adults experiencing an array of challenges. In particular, I specialize in the assessment of educational and learning problems, Autism, and giftedness (including 2e). My work at Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth inspired my dissertation on gifted learners. I own an extensive testing library and give back to the community by assisting in research aimed at improving our field's diagnostic tools. 

I am also a counseling psychologist. I believe therapy is helpful for most people and I work on helping my clients become the best version of themselves. Because my relationship with clients is important to the therapeutic work we do, my approach is collaborative, supportive, and non-judgmental. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT), including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy practices (DBT Informed), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). These forms of treatment have shown to be highly effective, as they work on helping youth and adults gain perspective, change behavior, and improve mood. These practices teach a variety of skills for clients to use for the rest of their lives.

The pursuit of psychological services brings life-lasting changes. I am truly committed to helping and improving mental well-being because there has been nothing that has made me feel more alive. 

Dr. Lake enjoys traveling, going to the beach, gardening, photography, and spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and the many animals that live with her family.

My WorD: connect

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Abby Glisson, MSW

Registered Clinical Social

Work Intern

Cost: $120 per session

Online or In-person

Hello!

 

I am Abby Glisson, a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, whose passion is working with children and adolescents. I’m also experienced in working with adults with various emotional needs and those challenged by their past. I love helping people navigate their way to live a valued life. Creating a space filled with compassion and empathy is my priority, as it will allow people to safely be themselves and express their challenges. Connection and trust are key to making it easier to speak openly about one’s journey and goals. 

 

My therapeutic approach involves using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). These evidenced-based treatments help improve emotional flexibility and incorporate healthy coping strategies to manage life’s difficult moments. I also have advanced training in working with individuals that have experienced traumatic situations in their lives. I am actively engaged with clients through the therapeutic process, monitoring their progress regularly, and engaging the family as needed. By working with me, clients and their families develop a better understanding of their strengths, their challenges, and  what is important to them.

  

I hope to have you join me as you move through the waves of life while remaining true to yourself.  

 

Abby enjoys reading, watching a good movie, being outdoors, and spending time with her fiancé and dog.

My Word: Inspire

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Dr. Shey Cunha, PhD

Licensed School Psychologist

Cost: $120 per session

contact us for individualized testing rates

Online or In-person

Hello!

I am Dr. Sheytophia Cunha. You can call me Dr. Shey.

There are thousands of reasons why helping children and their families are the best job in the world! Nothing beats the feeling of making a positive, lasting difference that betters one's life...and the world. As a developmental and educational expert, I view difficulties as a unique opportunity to improve ourselves. My goal is to help parents and their children learn to recognize these opportunities and find new ways to better manage challenges.

 

Before I became a school psychologist, I was an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I developed first-hand expertise in effective teaching strategies, behavior techniques, and coping skills. Today, I teach graduate students pursuing a special education degree about these assessment methods and instructional differentiation with a variety of learners. These experiences complement my work as a school psychologist providing services in educational and clinical environments. I truly enjoy helping children with learning, emotional, and social needs strategize for success.

I am committed to helping learners of all ages reach their fullest potential in the classroom and in life. My therapeutic approach is informed by evidence-based literature supporting the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) with children and adolescents, through play and art are used when there are developmentally appropriate indications. My young clients partner with me in their therapeutic journey and are empowered for transforming their lives. I use their previous successes to inspire changes. 

 

Dr. Shey enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, reading, listening to music, and road trips.

My WorD: Focus

Juliane Zucker, MSEd. 

School Psychologist Supervisee

Cost: contact us for individualized testing rates

Online or In-person

Is your child struggling with school or friends? Is he or she having trouble expressing their feelings? Hi, I am Juliane Zucker, a certified school psychologist with more than 15 years of experience. I’m a child expert. Through my work in schools, agencies, and private practice settings, I have focused on helping young children with various diagnostic conditions, including Autism, learning disabilities, and ADHD. I collaborate with educators and medical professionals as needed. I have also teamed with parents to improve family dynamics and behavioral functioning. I’m passionate about getting children and their families to be happier and on their path to independence.

 

I have a Master’s degree in School Psychology from Long Island University. I provide psychological and academic assessments, executive functioning (EF) coaching, and social skills training. Through my work, children develop more effective ways of communicating and social skills that help enhance interpersonal relationships. My professional approach entails creating a safe, trusting environment to help children navigate their world more effectively.

 

I am working towards my license under Dr. Monica Lake’s supervision.

Juliane enjoys swimming, gardening, spending time with family, friends and pets, outdoor activities, trying new restaurants, and watching movies.

My WorD: Amaze

Lacey Prine, EdS, NCSP

Licensed School Psychologist

Cost: contact us for individualized testing rates

Online or In-person

Hi!

 

I'm Lacey Prine, a licensed school psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am a testing expert since 2011. 

I provide comprehensive psychological and educational evaluations with a particular focus on learning challenges. As a helper and diagnostician, I work to get to the root of the problem and find solutions that specifically target needed areas. But I am also a believer in utilizing individual strengths to help compensate those areas of need. I'm passionate about my work and pride myself in the way I'm able to connect with my young clients. Although testing can have some strict procedures, you may find me drawing or playing with clients in order to ease them into the process and make them feel comfortable. I'm laid back and flexible. My goal is simple: to get an accurate picture of how someone is functioning.

I have a Master's and an Educational Specialist degrees in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University. I've worked in various public school settings in FL and out of state. Hence, I understand well ways to navigate the school system when a child is struggling. 

Lacey enjoys salsa dancing, traveling, snorkeling, fitness, going to the beach, and her cats.

My WorD:REACH

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Beth Lajeunesse

Virtual Assistant

Hi!

My name is Beth and I assistant Dr. Lake and Associates' practice with daily administrative tasks and schedules. With my 30 years of experience in the dental field, I have learned that attention to detail is key.  You may interact with me when you call or email the office.  I am here to help answer questions and to make access to services easy. My goal is to make your experience as seamless as possible. My motto is to treat others as you would like to be treated...Kindness goes a long way!

I welcome you into our office and wish you a therapeutic journey.

Beth enjoys scrapbooking and crafting. She loves Zumba and water workouts. She's a New England native who does not miss the snow!! She lives with her 4 children, her husband, and dog. 

Call:

(813) 444-8760

10863 Boyette Road

Riverview, FL 33569

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