Dr. Heather R. Violante, Psy.D.

Dr. Heather

Greetings! I am Dr. Violante, the Founder & President of Serenity Lane Psychological Services. I would like to thank you for considering Serenity Lane as “your pathway to new beginnings.”

I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida (#PY8616) and in the state of New York (#021289). I received both my Doctoral and Master of Science degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University (Center for Psychological Studies) in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a concentration in Long Term Mental Illness. My clinical training and experiences have qualified me to work with individuals suffering from a wide range of life issues, including (but not limited to): addiction and recovery (drug and alcohol abuse), codependency, coping with a loved one’s addiction, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, mood instability, anxiety/phobias, stress management, anger management, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological trauma, grief/loss, self-esteem building, personal growth, relationship/communication issues, coping with life transitions (i.e., coping with divorce, caregiver role, job loss, work-related issues), and crisis management.

I believe individuals have the power and capability to take control of their own destinies and lives. Nevertheless, we often find ourselves in a cycle of harmful habits or addictions. We make poor life decisions as a result of one or more common life challenges, such as a job loss, relationship problems, loss of a loved one, medical/mental health condition, or even psychological trauma. These challenges often cause us to feel helpless or even put us in a state of giving up. In my practice, I focus on providing you with the life skills, coping techniques, and emotional strength needed for you to develop your own positive healthy lifestyle changes. I will help you create a new direction to follow in life so that you are better equipped to handle future challenges that may come your way.

I am conversationally proficient in Polish; therefore, I also offer limited counseling services to Polish clients who may prefer to express themselves in this language.

I am currently accepting new clients at Serenity Lane Psychological Services located in east Fort Lauderdale, FL.