The Real Therapists of South Florida

Move over all of you “Real Housewives“… The Real Therapists of South Florida are here!

 We have a list of the Who’s Who among the South Florida Therapy world!

Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP

Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP , Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Amanda has been a therapist for ten years and has a private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse in teenagers and young adults. Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here.

Contact and Social Media Links:

954-378-5381 /
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Twitter/ IG: @AmandaPLMHC

Stephanie Savo, LMHC, LLC

Stephanie Savo, LMHC, is  a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families providing individual, group and family therapy. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, parent-adolescent dynamics, trauma and mood management. In addition to providing therapeutic services, she is also a qualified supervisor. She provides supervision services to registered mental health interns who are working towards licensure.

Contact and Social Media Links:

754-246-5730 /
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Anthony Naguiat, LMHC, MCAP is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master’s Certified Addiction Professional, and EMDR-Trained trauma therapist in Boca Raton, Florida. For the past 10+ years, he has worked with youth, teens, adults, and families.

Some of his specialties currently include: Teen and Adult populations, Trauma and Anxiety Counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), LGBTQ+ Population, College-Aged student counseling, Licensure Supervision for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns, Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss in Boca Raton and Private Pay and Insurance (AvMed, Cigna, Magellan EAP, Magellan Commercial Plans).

Contact and Social Media Links:

561-289-2810 /
Facebook Page:
Twitter/Instagram: @NaguiatLMHC

John Cutrone, LMHC, MCAP, CAS

John Cutrone, LMHC, MCAP, CAS is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master’s Certified Addiction Professional, and Certified Autism Specialist in Boca Raton, Florida. He has over 10 years of experiences serving children, families, adults, and couples. It’s important for him to provide you with comprehensive services, which means his services are not limited to the therapy office. He goes into schools to meet with teachers and do observations, as well as coordinate with other professionals, such as psychiatrists, to maintain the best treatment.

Some of his specialties currently include: Certification as a Certified Autism Specialist (treating children, teenagers, and adults on the spectrum), Couples/Marital, Anxiety, Depression, Mood concerns, Behavioral Problems,  Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss in Boca Raton, Private Pay and Insurance (AvMed, Cigna, Magellan EAP, Magellan Commercial Plans) and Gardiner Scholarship Clients.

Contact and Social Media Links:

561-290-9722 /
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Michelle Scharlop, MS, LMFT

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Michelle, Scharlop, MS, LMFT is trained to work with all types of relationships. If you live in Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Weston, or any of the nearby areas, she is the Relationship Expert that can help you break down the walls, stop walking on eggs shells and have the relationship you always dreamed of having with your spouse/parent/adult child/sibling. Let’s join together so we can collaborate and get your relationship in a stronger, happier place.



Contact and Social Media Links:

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Andrea Perlin, LMHC

Andrea Perlin is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience helping children, adolescents, adults and families in both individual, couple and group settings. She specializes in the assessment of children, adolescents and adults, offering insight for behavior management, anxiety, depression, divorce, infertility and adoption.

Her specialties include: Divorce, ADD/ADHD, infertility, adoption, anxiety and life transitions. She is also a Parenting Coordinator for high conflict divorce and trained in the collaborative method for low conflict divorces.


Contact and Social Media Links:

Facebook Page:
Twitter: @BFTherapy
LinkedIn: Andrea Perlin MBA, LMHC

Gretchen Rovira MHS, CAP, CRPS

Gretchen Rovira is currently the Family Outreach Coordinator for Federation of Families under South Florida Wellness Network. They are a Peer Run organization that provides Education, Peer Support and Advocacy. She has experience with Mental Health as an Adult and as a Family Member. She is also a Clinician and holds a Masters in Substance Abuse Counseling from Puerto Rico. She is a Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional and Certified Recovery Peer Specialist.

She provides Family Peer Support to Families and we also provide education, classes, workshops and trainings like the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Mental Health First Aid, Helping others Heal, Peer Zone, Active Parenting, and Emotional CPR.


Contact Information:

954-533-0585 Ext. 1005
Federation of Families

Howard Lane, MS, LMHC, CNMI-II

Howard is a highly trained, experienced drug and alcohol addictions counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in treating and providing therapy for a co-occurring disorders population. Howard has been treating clients from a variety of diverse cultural backgrounds all with a common thread: they all struggle with drug/alcohol addiction. He has employed evidenced based treatment modalities for clients since 2008, many of which having an underlying mental health concern or diagnosis (co-occurring disorder) that has not been addressed. The work Howard does with clients goes beyond relapse prevention and coping skills to ‘survive’. Howard enjoys teaching clients how to “live”.



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