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 near the Orlando metropolitan area in Clermont and Leesburg, Florida.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Saunders’ specializes in conducting comprehensive Neuro-psychological evaluations, tests and screenings.

Dr. Saunders 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:

  • Psychological Evaluations.
  • Comprehensive forensic evaluations for competency, in criminal cases, and capacity, for civil or guardianship cases.
  • Forensic psychology services and consultation to judges, attorneys and their clients.
  • Child custody and parenting evaluations.

For nearly seven years, Dr. Saunders worked in a clinical practice at the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. In 2001, 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.

Credentials

  • 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.
Business Manager, Psychometrist

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

Amy works hand-in-hand with Dr. Saunders and other clinicians of CFPC providing psychometrist services, administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments and conducting psychosocial interviews. Amy has received continued education in the field of Forensic Examiner Training, 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/Clinical Director

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.

 

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Carolyn Kohlenhoefer, M.Ed., MHC, NCC
Director of Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Carolyn graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education. Carolyn taught public school in South Carolina and North Carolina prior to training as a therapist and working for the local office of South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and as Director of Vocational Rehabilitation at Harris Psychiatric Hospital in Anderson, SC.

Most recently she served as Mental Health Chief at Harris Hospital. While at Harris, Carolyn provided assessments, designated examinations, treatment plans, psycho educational groups for patients, and training and debriefing for staff.

She has experience with chronic mental illness, dual diagnosis, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, employee assistance, motivational interviewing, and group counseling. She is able to incorporate the use of Stories In Healing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, Rational Behavior Therapy, and Personality & Learning styles into her work when appropriate. She has experience working with individuals, agencies, industry and the court system.

 

beth-knightBeth Knight, MAPC
Spiritual Director & Pastoral Counselor

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

Incorporating the transformational and affirming process that spiritual direction offers, Beth is also committed to offering pastoral counseling; either of which encourage and support the positive health and identity of a person’s spirituality. Via regular individual meetings, Beth is dedicated to the contemplative art of deep listening, inquiry, discernment, reflective conversation and person-centered existential approaches.

Beth is also passionate about ecumenical faith relationships and has for over a decade provided spiritual direction one-to-one, led contemplative women’s retreats, served as a 12 Step Listener for Step Four and Five, and served in a variety of extension ministry roles both in Alaska and Florida. She looks forward to accompanying others along the path of meaning making and mind-body-spirit well-being.

Beth is a member of the following professional organizations: Spiritual Director’s International; American Association of Pastoral Counselors ; Heart’s on Fire – Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders; a Benedictine Oblate affiliated with St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas and St. Leo Holy Name Monastery of Florida; and is a friend of the Audire’ Community of Spiritual Directors.