Our Team

Joan Brugman, Psy.D.

Education

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology: Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Modalities

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Motivational enhancement
  • Neurocognitive testing

Conditions

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Smoking cessation
  • Seizure disorders
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Cardiac disease
  • Adult ADHD

Evaluations

  • Pre-surgical risk assessments – Including bariatric psychosocial evaluations
  • Capacity to make medical decisions
  • Cognitive and personality testing 

Goals of treatment

  • Increase quality of life
  • Health promotion and prevention
  • Assist with adjustment to medical illness, diagnoses, and treatment
  • Increase skill development and adaptive coping; distress management
  • Optimizing medical treatment through inclusion of psychosocial and behavioral interventions
  • Post-traumatic growth within medically compromised patients