W. Steven Saunders, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. W. Steven Saunders, a Florida Licensed Psychologist, is the founder of Central Florida Psychological Consultants and is currently practicing psychology in Clermont, Florida, near the Orlando metropolitan area.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Saunders’ specializes in conducting comprehensive Forensic,  Neuro-psychological, and other Clinical Psychology evaluations.

Dr. Saunders offers psychotherapy on a limited basis.  He has a Body-Mind-Spirit approach to treatment and believes that conscious awareness of our personal issues is the basis of all healing.

Dr. Saunders provides the following services:

Forensic Expertise

  • Criminal Forensic Psychology
  • Child and Family Issues
  • Competency Evaluations and Sanity Evaluations
  • Sex Offender Evaluations (Adult and Juvenile)
  • False Confession Evaluations
  • Penalty Phase/Sentencing Evaluations
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Evaluations and Testimony
  • Assessment of Malingering and Deception
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Mental Health mitigating factors and Violence Risk Assessment
  • Mitigation Evaluations (incl. death penalty cases)
  • Forensic Consultation
  • Forensic Juvenile Assessments
  • Child Witness/Victim Interviews
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Police Pre-Employment Screenings
  • Personal Injury/Damages Evaluations
  • Dependency Evaluations
  • Guardianship Evaluations
  • Immigration Evaluations

Clinical Expertise

  • Psychological Evaluations.
  • Child custody and parenting evaluations.
  • Social Studies
  • Comprehensive Mediation and Family Law Psychological Services

For nearly seven years, Dr. Saunders worked in a clinical practice at the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Dr. Saunders completed the summer intensive therapist training program at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Saunders is an innovative and creative therapist utilizing Jungian concepts.


  • Recognized by the National Register of Health Care Providers
  • Associate Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Central Florida
  • Internship with Florida State University
  • Residency with Department of Justice
  • Psychologist with Local Hospital Privileges
  • Consulting Psychologist for Psychiatric Hospital
  • Member of the American Psychological Association and Florida Psychological Association
  • Member of American College of Professional Neuropsychologists and the National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • President of the Central Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association 2008


Amy Eicher, B.S., M.S.W. Candidate
Business Manager
Graduate Clinical Intern

Amy Eicher is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  She is currently earning her graduate education with UCF by obtaining her Master of Social Work degree. She has worked with Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc. (CFPC), for six years and within the field of Psychology for eight years.

Amy provides clinical services in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient locations. She provides comprehensive testing by administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments and conducting psychosocial interviews.

Amy has experience in individual case-management services, forensic interviews, bariatric screenings, pain-management assessments, parental evaluations, and Community Based Care/DCF services. She provides individual psychotherapy to both adolescents and adults. She specializes in the following areas: behavioral/mood changes, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment/transitions to/from college, relationship strain/issues, eating concerns/self-esteem/body image, and a host of other mental health services.

Amy has completed the Florida Forensic Examiner training offered at the University of South Florida.  She also has specialized training in Cognitive Rehabilitation through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, U.S. Courts Pretrial and Probation Training, and HIPAA Compliance and Patient Privacy for Mental Health Providers.  Additionally, Amy also works as the Business Manager where she acts as the representative of the practice to other professionals, clients, and agencies.

Dr. Linda Brant, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Linda Brant holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and an MFA in Visual Art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University (now Lesley University College of Art and Design).

Dr. Brant specializes in the use of visual art interventions in psychotherapy. Drawings, paintings, collage, sculpture, photography and other forms of visual communication offer valuable opportunities for clients to gain insight and explore patterns and dynamics in their life stories.

Dr. Brant’s approach integrates the theoretical tenets of Jungian, Object Relations, Narrative, and Existential theories. She is interested in how people construct and reconstruct the narratives that influence their lives.Dr. Brant’s research interests include the psychology of aesthetics and creativity, human-animal studies, attachment processes, and narrative identity.

She has taught courses in Psychology and related fields at Winthrop University, the University of Central Florida, Eckerd College (PEL Program), Ringling College of Art and Design, and most recently Saybrook University.

Dr. Brant completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, TX, and her post-doctoral hours at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando FL. She has worked as a psychologist at the Healing Tree (Orlando, FL), the Developmental Center for Infants and Children (Orlando, FL), and Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (Sarasota, FL).

In her free time Dr. Brant enjoys working on art projects and spending time with her therapy dog, ‘Casper.’

Dr. Dinah Braud, Psy.D
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Dinah Braud is a Florida Licensed Psychologist. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Florida School of Professional Psychology, at Argosy University, Tampa. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She completed her Pre-doctoral Internship at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium, where she provided individual, couple, and group counseling, as well as psychological and competency evaluations to college students attending Louisiana State University and to forensically committed patients at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, an inpatient forensic facility. She completed her residency with Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc., conducting neuropsychological and psychological evaluations, and providing individual and couples therapy in our outpatient offices and in rehabilitation, assisted living, and nursing homes. Her clinical experience has included providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy as well as psychological and various evaluations to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in outpatient, inpatient, community mental health, public school system, university counseling centers, forensic, rehabilitation/assisted living/nursing homes, and private practice settings.

She currently provides individual, couple, and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. She works with a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, grief, life transitions, identity development/issues, LGBT concerns, and couple & family issues. She also provides neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations, child custody and parenting evaluations, among other services. She is currently providing services in approved facilities, hospitals, home health, and outpatient settings.

Dr. Braud has a bio-psycho-social-faith approach to treatment and believes that all aspects of an individual are important and work together to maintain and resolve issues. Because she takes a holistic view of individuals and approach to treatment, she believes that the approach taken in therapy depends on the individual’s needs and capabilities and thus she draws from several therapeutic approaches to fit the individual’s needs and therapeutic goals. These therapeutic approaches may include but are not limited to psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and systems. Dr. Braud believes that developing insight and acquiring skills is the basis to healing and she looks forward to taking that journey with you.

Page Hughes, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Page Hughes graduated from Park University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is currently a practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc., and has been serving clients in the Central Florida area with this practice for over ten years.

Page specializes in faith-based counseling focusing on a three-point view of; mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Page has expertise in a variety of areas including; depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

She works with adult clients and children in group, individual and couple sessions. Page also specializes in marital and premarital counseling.  Page has background experience in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, nursing home and residential substance abuse treatment.

Rachel Young-Holmes, M.S.W., LCSW
Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rachel received her education at the University of Central Florida obtaining a Bachelor’s in Psychology and furthering her education with a Masters in Social Work. During Rachel’s graduate program she placed an emphasis on the geriatric population and was a recipient of the Fellows in Aging Hartford Grant. After graduating with her Master’s, Rachel continued her career by becoming licensed in the State of Florida and is now a practicing psychotherapist.
Rachel has been serving the Central Florida Community for over eight years.

Rachel has background experience in Community Base Care, Case Management, Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals, Hospitals, Bariatric, and Inpatient Psychiatry. Rachel recognizes the uniqueness of every individual which is why she incorporates different modalities to help facilitate the healing process. Rachel’s passion is to help people realize their strengths so they can lead whole, complete and fulfilling lives. Rachel works with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. She works with a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, and life transitions.

In Rachel’s spare time she is a devoted fan of the Performing Arts and loves to spend quality time with her husband, family, friends, and dogs.

 Beth Knight, MAPC

Spiritual Director


Beth Knight, MAPC, holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary.  She is a seasoned spiritual director with a certificate from the Alaska Jesuit Seeking the Spirit class of 2005 and also a graduate of Shalem Institute’s Personal Spiritual Deepening Orlando class of 2013.

Beth is passionate about ecumenical faith relationships and has for over 15 years provided spiritual direction one-to-one, led contemplative women’s retreats and workshops, served as a recovery 12 Step Listener for Step Four + Five, and trained as a chaplain with both VITAS Hospice and AdventHealth (Florida) Hospital. She looks forward to accompanying others along the path of meaning making and mind-body-spirit well-being.

Beth uses the affirming and transformational art of spiritual direction and/or pastoral counseling to encourage and support the positive health and identity of a person’s spirituality.  She is dedicated to:  the contemplative art of deep listening, inquiry, discernment, reflective conversation, holding space to know more deeply the movement of the Divine, and person-centered, existential and narrative approaches.

Beth is an ordained deacon with the Celtic Contemplative Order of Saint Brigid, Lakeland, FL. She is also affiliated with the following professional organizations: Spiritual Director’s International; American Association of Pastoral Counselors (now merged with ACPE); Federation of Christian Ministries; Shade and Fresh Water – Spiritual Direction Ministry to Florida UMC Clergy; and co-facilitator of Exploring the Grace of Now, an ecumenical/ adjunct program of the Audire School of Spiritual Direction.