Lori Eickleberry, Ph.D., ABPP is a double Board-Certified Licensed Psychologist and founder of the Institute for Life Renovation. She works as a graduate professor, and is founder of two additional programs: the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health, LLC and the Motivational Institute Mental Health Bridge Clinic, Inc. She is also on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), as well as a founding member and board member for the American Board of Addiction Psychology. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has completed formal Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through Marsha Linehan's Behavioral Tech and is a Certified Professional in DBT.
Change can be difficult and it is not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by life's situations. Seeking the help of a psychologist can be a powerful tool for overcoming barriers to happiness. In a completely nonjudgmental environment, she helps others understand their obstacles, develop goals, and follow through with strategies to achieve positive change. An expert in psychological assessment and conceptualization, she works to understand the specific mechanisms that maintain problematic cycles and then helps clients acquire the skills needed to become experts on themselves. Specializing in behavioral health/medicine, she works with a diverse population of individuals, couples, families, and groups, in the assessment and treatment of a vast array of disorders and difficulties. She uses a variety of evidence-based treatments, such as DBT, RO DBT, CBT, ACT, UP, EX/RP, and MI in order to improve treatment outcomes.
Prior to individual private practice, she created and implemented programs for several institutions, specifically in addictions and education, gaining vast experience with diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, weight loss, personality disorders, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and career assessment.
Caroline Monforte Tisot, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Florida and Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania and her Doctorate in School Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Tisot has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in schools and clinical settings. She has frequently worked with individuals on the autism spectrum, and individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and adjustment issues, and learning, executive functioning and/or attention difficulties.
Dr. Tisot has had extensive training in psychological and psychoeducational assessment and holds diplomate status with the American Board of School Neuropsychology. She enjoys helping clients learn about their individual strengths and needs through her assessments. Regarding her approach to therapy, Dr. Tisot considers herself to be eclectic. She has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Dr. Tisot strongly believes that everyone struggles to navigate life’s twists and turns and could benefit from therapeutic support at times to learn to cope with life’s challenges. We are all works in progress and can grow from our experiences and the way we handle them. Dr. Tisot meets clients where they are. She looks at each client holistically, taking into consideration all aspects of their lives and functioning, as well as their areas of strength and their environmental supports and stressors.
We are all human and everyone has a unique profile of strengths and challenges. Dr. Tisot believes that successful therapy is based on a solid and trusting relationship between therapist and client. She feels privileged and honored to know and work with her clients and has great respect and appreciation for their goals, values, and experiences. Dr. Tisot is dedicated to working with her clients so that they realize their potential, are true to their values, and reach their goals. Through learning self-awareness, coping skills, and how to listen to their own inner wisdom, clients can better navigate life’s challenges and lead lives full of meaning and purpose.
Dahlia Magdy, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who earned both her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Magdy has experience providing individual and couples therapy for adults who struggle with various issues relating to depression, anxiety, mood, trauma, substance use and addiction, self-esteem and self-worth, interpersonal relationships, and phase-of-life adjustments. She also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring mental health concerns in the adult population of men, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Dr. Magdy completed her graduate clinical training at several established clinics and programs, including The Renfrew Center, where she provided individual and group therapy for the treatment of eating disorders in a residential setting. Dr. Magdy completed her psychology internship at The Center for the Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, focusing on assessing and treating anxiety and mood disorders in the adult population. Dr. Magdy also completed her post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente’s Enhanced Eating Disorders Outpatient program in Oakland, CA. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Magdy continued working at Kaiser Permanente, providing therapeutic services to adults struggling with eating disorders until joining the Institute for Life Renovation.
Dr. Magdy works with adults and couples using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed interventions. She prioritizes creating a safe space and collaborating with patients to navigate complex emotions and difficult life events while acquiring the skills to make lasting changes in their own lives. She utilizes approaches that assist individuals in identifying and modifying unhelpful thinking patterns, poor coping strategies, and ineffective behaviors that interfere with their ability to live rich and meaningful lives.
Beatriz Rodriguez, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist, earned both her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Rodriguez has experience providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma and struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD and autism. She also specializes in working with individuals in the Hispanic community and providing services in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Rodriguez completed her psychology internship at the University of Texas El Paso, focusing on assessing and treating anxiety, mood and ADHD in young adults within a border town culture. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Rodriguez has emphasized the role of culture on the understanding of mental health, which she continues to do now and will continue to do in the future. Dr. Rodriguez also completed her postdoctoral residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry. During her residency, Dr. Rodriguez worked with children, adolescents and families providing evidence-based care for trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. She further collaborated with the Texas Trauma Research Network (CTRN), presenting some of her research at several conferences, including the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference and the Binational Mental Health Conference.
Dr. Rodriguez works with adults, children and families using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT). She prioritizes working collaboratively with her patients, as she believes that the best approach to therapy is to combine her and her patients’ expertise. Dr. Rodriguez is an avid believer in the importance of multicultural competence and strives to include pertinent cultural aspects in her work with patients as well. In her practice, Dr. Rodriguez acts as an advocate for her patients’ well-being and works to empower her patients to grow and heal.
Helen Reynolds, Ph.D., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Helen has 10+ years experience working with children, adults, couples, and families. She has extensive experience utilizing the arts as a tool for personal and community development. Helen works with clients to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and fun space to explore relationship dynamics within her clients' lives. Through this process, Helen offers creative coaching as clients develop new perspectives and learn to utilize their own unique strengths and skills to create rewarding, meaningful lives.
Yvonne Villalobos, BS, is our Program Coordinator. She grew up in Orange County, California and went to college at San Diego State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Child and Family Development. She has a strong foundation in Social Work and experience as an Ombudsman Investigator with Child Welfare Services while being employed at the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency. Her career in social work has equipped her with a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities faced by individuals and families dealing with various issues. As an Ombudsman Investigator she has honed her skills in conflict resolution, crisis management, and effective communication. She recently moved from San Diego to South Florida and enjoys exploring her new surroundings. She is dedicated to making a positive impact and fostering a culture of empathy, efficiency, and ethical conduct within the program. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you’d like to learn more about how she can assist you or your loved ones in this journey.
Lori Kupferman, RD, MS, LDN, CEDRD, CPT grew up on Long Island and attended Oneonta State College in upstate New York. There, she received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics. After graduating from Oneonta, she attended Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received her Masters of Science in Nutrition Issues and Food Policy. She then went to Tulane University in New Orleans and completed her internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Lori became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness based out of Miami, Florida. She has been working in the nutrition field since 1996. Her company is May I Health You, LLC and can offer you, your family or your business many options to improve your lifestyle through nutrition and fitness. At May I Health You, LLC, they believe that nutrition and fitness go hand in hand. Health is the state or condition of being physically sound, which comes as a result of exercise and proper nutrition.
Renee Kwok is a RYT 200 certified yoga instructor who specializes in power yoga, vinyasa flow, and yin (long holding poses). Renee works with patients on an individual basis to create a restorative and meditative yoga practice. With the incorporation of breath work to relax the body and mind, Renee aims to assist patients in fostering a deeper connection to the self. Renee has over 10 years of full time yoga instruction experience with individuals across the lifespan ranging from children to older adults. Renee also has experience in Thai Vedic Bodywork; the art of passive stretching and adjustment to ease the body out of pain and regain range of motion.
Gabrielle Griffith, B.S. is our Research Coordinator. She has earned her Bachelor’s in Science in psychology at Drake University and is currently pursuing her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University. Gabrielle works to analyze outcome data which is utilized to improve the success of the program. Check out our research page to see some of our research conference presentations that have been previously presented at national and international conferences.
Kat Wojnas, M.S. is our Testing Coordinator. She earned her Master’s degree in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University, and is currently completing her Psy.D. in clinical psychology. She conducts neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and personality assessments of children, adolescents and adults.