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Our mission at the Broward Center for Counseling is to utilize our education and training in the field of psychology and mental health to help individuals, couples, and families face life challenges and live fulfilling and healthy lives.

Who We Are

Welcome to the new Broward Center for Counseling, formerly known as KPK Counseling. Although our name has changed you will find the same excellence of service we have provided throughout the Plantation community as KPK Counseling. Our office will remain in the same location where we have practiced now for more than 20 years with many of the same staff who have worked here together for much of that time. Our office staff is dedicated to serving the mental health needs of the tri-county area. Our therapists are available for day, evening and Saturday appointments to assist you with crisis intervention, problem solving or personal growth therapy. We are conveniently located off of I-595 west of the Turnpike and east of I-75. Convenient to I-595, the Turnpike, and I-75, our clients travel from Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale and even as far as West Palm Beach. At the Broward Center for Counseling our goals include helping our clients achieve improved emotional and physical wellness. We collaborate with other professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers and school staff as needed. Please allow us to assist in your journey to healthier living. At Broward Center for Counseling we are committed to helping you create the change you want in your life.

 
What We Do

Life presents challenges. No one should have to approach uncertain times alone. Our therapists can help you or your family by providing an objective voice and a safe, warm environment in which to resolve conflict. Often we are able to provide same day or next day appointments.

The Broward Center for Counseling is a diverse group of licensed and experienced psychologists and mental health counselors who are committed to helping people live happier and healthier lives. We are a group of dedicated, ethical, compassionate and hard working therapists who are devoted to helping people achieve success. We have both male and female therapists who are available for day, evening and Saturday appointments. We offer services for Spanish speaking clients as well. Every therapist in our office participates in continuing education to remain aware of advances in the field of psychology and to provide up-to-date quality care. Our clients at Broward Center for Counseling span all ages as our therapists are trained to work with children, teens, adults and a senior population. 

Finding The Right Therapist

Therapy begins by asking for help. Finding a therapist who understands your needs and your situation is important. Psychotherapy can mean so many different things to different people: from understanding and gaining charge of a major emotional or substance abuse problem, to improving a couple or family relationship, to raising children in an environment you feel good about, to knowing yourself better. The relationship you develop with your therapist is fundamental to personal growth and life change. Therapy which occurs in a warm and friendly environment makes it easier to feel safe and secure. A therapist helps you bridge the way for change and personal growth. Our clients change behaviors and life circumstances through becoming self aware and empowered to lead more fulfilling lives. Broward Center for Counseling provides individual, couples, family and group therapy. As licensed professionals we are trained to provide services to children, teens, adults and seniors. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to hearing from you. 


Cynthia Pollans Harris, PH.D


I genuinely enjoy working with people of all ages. Whether I am working with an individual or a couple; a child, a teen or an adult, my approach to therapy is to understand each individual within the context of their current family and family of origin. My core training involves cognitive and behavioral approaches as well as a family orientation. I view therapy as an active process where I join with my client/patient to evaluate his or her reasons for seeking out therapy intervention and then together we set goals to accomplish changes leading to greater content in life as quickly as possible.

Taking care of life stresses and emotional well being can lead to improved personal relationships, school or job success, and also better physical health. I love being a therapist and enjoy the opportunity to help others gain understanding of their life situations and make meaningful changes to better themselves and their lives. Additionally, I do evaluations for gifted school placement as well as disability, immigration, personal injury, and PRN.


Lawrence (Larry) Kreisberg, M.S., L.M.H.C.,N.C.C.


As a psychotherapist for the past 39 years, I have assisted many people to work through various emotional conflicts. When I started my practice I worked primarily with children and teenagers. As the years passed and I had two children of my own, I began working mainly with adults, conducting marriage counseling as well as individual psychotherapy. In addition to individual therapy I also ran two ongoing, open-ended groups for the past thirty years.

As both my wife and son are psychotherapists at the Broward Center for Counseling, we always have a lot to talk about and are constantly learning and sharing new ideas and approaches. For those of you who are dog lovers, my Goldendoodle, Marli, comes to work with me and offers free hugs and lots of love. It is my belief that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy, especially those who experience anxiety and stress in their daily lives.


Joan Kreisberg, M.S., L.M.H.C.


I have been a practicing psychotherapist for the past twenty-five years and have worked with a varied population. Although, I have worked with children and adolescents, my areas of expertise have been in group, adult, and marriage, relationship therapy. I also work with seniors and the elderly, as I feel there is a great need for therapy for this age group. I feel I am intuitive, insightful and have a strong compassion for others. Along with my formal education, my ability to relate and understand people has shown a positive outcome. My office is friendly and warm and is sometimes visited by my husband, son (both whom are therapists) and my dog Marli.


    Jared Kreisberg, M.S., L.M.H.C.


    I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with children, teens and adults who experience depression, anxiety and related mood disorders. I also work with children and teens who have behavioral issues. My main objective is to assist in providing people with increased self-awareness and insight into their current underlying issues. Sessions focus on identifying certain patterns, identifying contributing factors, and offering alternative solutions while challenging you to improve your overall sense of well-being.


      Iva 'Lucy' Abrams, M.S.,L.M.H.C.,C.A.P.


      I have been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice since 1996. In addition to my other areas of expertise, I am a certified addictions counselor, and work with both addicts and their families. I have facilitated battered intervention groups for 9 years as well as working with victims of domestic violence. I also do psychological screenings for IVF patients when receiving egg or sperm donors. As a bilingual therapist who is fluent in English and Spanish, I enjoy working with adolescents, couples, the elderly, and families. My purpose and satisfaction in being a therapist is helping people achieve desired changes and supporting them through difficult times.


        Robin J. Kauffman, Psy.D.


        I completed my Doctor of Psychology degree in 1997 and, since then, have been fortunate enough to do what I love every day…counseling. I pride myself on my ability to relate equally well with children, adolescents, and adults. Patients frequently give me feedback that they feel comfortable and at ease in our sessions almost immediately. I appreciate the courage and strength it takes to initiate therapy, and value the relationships I have with my patients. My approach to therapy tends to be cognitive-behavioral, focusing on how one’s thoughts impact one’s feelings and actions. I also value the importance of looking at how a person’s family of origin and current family have shaped the person. When working with children and adolescents, I believe it is important to incorporate the whole family for true changes to occur. I take a collaborative approach with my patients, helping them to achieve their goals.


          Larry Koziol, M.S.W.,L.M.H.C.


          I have been in private practice in Plantation for over 30 years. My extensive training and experience have been in treating individuals with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additionally, I specialize in couples counseling and relationship issues. Whether I am working with older adolescents or young adults, I assist them with life coaching and questions they have about education and career options. I am a provider for most insurance plans, in addition to working on a fee for service basis.


            Janet Cohen Zwiebel, Psy. D.


            Are you dissatisfied with your relationship or sex life? I can help you. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and a Board Certified Sex Therapist.  I have over 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist, and enjoy working with couples, individuals and families. I am passionate about helping people in these areas: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships and dating, pre-marital counseling, work stress, and life transitions.  As a sex therapist, I specialize in increasing sexual intimacy and romance, coping with infidelity, erectile dysfunction, performance anxiety, female orgasm issues, loss of interest in sex, and stage of life crisis (menopause, midlife male issues), sexuality concerns after surgery or illness, and problematic sexual behaviors, commonly referred to as “sex addiction.” Forming a trusting, warm and supportive relationship is important. I am committed to helping learn better coping skills, gain insight, and reach your full potential, leading to a more fulfilling and happy life. 


              Jairo Serna, L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T.


              I have a unique expertise in alleviating the impact of trauma or family conflict in the lives of children. I am a psychotherapist licensed by the State of Florida who treats families with troubled relationships, anxiety, and depression. My treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns of life challenges and psychological issues. I draw on a variety of styles and techniques. My training and expertise has been helpful to couples and individuals who are confronting life transitions adjustment issues. Whether switching jobs, or moving to another country, raising children in a different culture, or retiring, change creates stress and turmoil to the whole family. Psychotherapy helps many families to make a successful transition and let them recognize and seize new opportunities. In addition, I am a State certified assessor and facilitator of domestic violence treatment programs.


                Lauren Ringel Capasso, L.M.F.T.


                I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who truly enjoys working with people of all ages. My mission is to help individuals and their families make positive changes in their thoughts, attitude, and behavior to be better prepared for life transitions that can cause anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional issues. I believe that healthy communication of feelings and needs is essential to happiness. For adolescents and adults, I specialize in therapy involving cognitive and behavioral approaches, and often utilize the family as a great resource. For younger children, I typically utilize play therapy techniques, as well as behavior modification with parent engagement. I assist individuals and families by providing guidance, support, and encouragement, while focusing on their strengths and empowering them to find solutions to their problems.

                Lauren Ringel Capasso, LMFT

                Fl. Lic. # MT3004


                  Leslee Gillette, M.S., L.M.H.C.


                  Are you struggling with your relationship with food or your body? Some might say your relationship with food and your body is a representation of your inner world. I understand the courage it takes to come to therapy and uncover what lies beneath the battle with food and body hatred and I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation to helping others grow. I will offer you a safe space to help you explore thoughts, feelings and experiences that have kept you stuck and prevented you from discovering your authentic self! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have over 6 years of experience helping women navigate their recovery from a variety of eating disorders and most specifically, Binge Eating Disorder. Additionally, I am passionate about helping both adults and families and enjoy working with those struggle with PTSD, personality disorders, self-esteem troubles, anxiety, grief and loss and difficulties in relationships. My style can best be described as authentic, collaborative, compassionate and direct when providing feedback. I look forward to helping you heal!


                    Lily Mor


                    I joined the office of Broward Center For Counseling in May 2013, and have grown into the role of office manager for this busy psychotherapy practice.  I am the person who will likely be your initial contact with the office.   I will assist you with any questions you might have about your insurance benefits and scheduling.   I speak Spanish as well as English so that I can be of assistance in your native language if you prefer.  I most usually am available in the office between the hours of 9-5 with the exception of my lunch break between 12-1.  I look forward to greeting you with a smile.

                    Espero saber de usted por telefono o en persona, si es en persona los espero con una sonrisa. 


                       

                      Join Our Team

                      Broward Center for Counseling is always looking for skilled and responsible therapists who are interested in an office which caters to quality of care for each and every person who comes through our door. Please contact us 954.475.9503 or cindy@browardcenterforcounseling.com
                      8030 Peters Road Suite D-106 Plantation, FL 33324