Postdoctoral Resident

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Vanessa Luchtan Finkelman, Psy.D

Dr. Vanessa Luchtan Finkelman is a postdoctoral resident specializing in individual, couples, family, and group therapy for individuals across the lifespan. With a primary focus on the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders and adjustment-related issues, such as grief and phase of life changes, Dr. Finkelman aims to assist clients with addressing their present concerns while developing the skills and mindset to manage future challenges. Believing that the therapeutic relationship is an integral component and agent for change, she utilizes a warm and empathic approach to create a comfortable, safe, and supportive space that motivates individuals to evolve and challenge themselves. Dr. Finkelman works closely and collaboratively with clients to understand their specific needs, goals, personal strengths, life experiences, cultural backgrounds, and other diversity factors. She feels this is critical in developing the targeted treatment plan and trust needed for effective collaboration and therapeutic gain. While she often employs a cognitive behavioral therapy lens, Dr. Finkelman also incorporates other evidence-based treatments for an integrated and individualized treatment approach that best suits and supports each client.

Throughout her clinical training, Dr. Finkelman has conducted comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments and provided individual, family, and group interventions to culturally diverse populations in community mental health, private practice, and inpatient hospital settings. Specifically, during her APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship at Memorial Regional Hospital, Dr. Finkelman focused on crisis stabilization and provided individual and group interventions for inpatient psychiatric populations across the lifespan. In community mental health clinics and private practice, she provided outpatient services and completed in-depth assessment evaluations for youth and adults with academic, developmental, behavioral, and social-emotional concerns. Additionally, Dr. Finkelman has experience attending school observations, consulting with faculty and personnel, and providing extensive feedback to clients and other stakeholders to help inform appropriate interventions.

Dr. Finkelman earned both her master’s and Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated from Northwestern University with double bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Art Theory and Practice. During her graduate program, Dr. Finkelman conducted research and co-authored academic and professional posters and presentations related to culturally sensitive psychological assessment and mindfulness-based art therapy strategies for stress management. She is fluent in conversational Spanish.

Meet the Team

Our practice has been helping people for over thirty years overcome their problems. Our psychologists and psychiatrists thrive on helping people learn how to live comfortably and confidently.

Andrew Rosen PH.D., ABPP, FAACP

Founder and Clinical Director Board-Certified Psychologist

David Gross MD, DLFAPA

Founder and Medical Director Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Jerome Siegmeister, MD, MaED

Board Certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Terri Samuels, MS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Darbi Luchtan, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Meg Seidman, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Ali Cunningham, PH.D.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor

Kara Lyles, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Marsha Glines, PH.D

Academic Coach / Learning Specialist

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More Ways to Get Help Now

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:

Online or Phone Therapy

For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.

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In Person Treatment

We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.

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Intensive Weekend Programs

For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer weekend sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.

When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

Client Testimonials

Both Dr. Gross and Dr. Rosen provide the highest level of patient care. This is from experience over many years.
David F.
Dr. Gross was extremely helpful to me at a time when I felt helpless and overwhelmed. He continues to keep me on a steady course.
Susan W.
I've know Dr. Rosen for many years. He literally saved my life. Any child who needs his services is in fantastic hands.
Dena M.

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