Toni Richardi, Psy.D.
I'm Dr. Toni Richardi, a licensed psychologist (PY9346), specializing in health psychology services. I earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and a M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. I completed my predoctoral internship training at Broward Health Medical Center with emphasis on health psychology in various units throughout the hospital and in the liver transplant center. I completed my postdoctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, which had heavy emphasis on solid-organ transplant, bariatric surgery, psycho-oncology, chronic pain, and other health conditions with co-occurring psychological distress. I have continued interest in these areas and have brought these specialized services to Broward County.
I am the founder and owner of Coastal Behavioral Health, LLC. I am currently providing telehealth services.
My areas of specialty include transplant psychology, bariatric surgery, chronic pain, chronic illness, GI issues, psycho-oncology, neurological disorders including non-epileptic events, adolescents with chronic illness transitioning to adult care, adherence and compliance difficulties, relapse prevention and substance abuse, and smoking cessation. I also routinely treat clients experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulties with adjustment to major life events or diagnoses, and trauma.
I utilize evidence-based practice approaches to treatment, mostly from a cognitive-behavioral framework. These include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and interpersonal therapy (IPT). I pride myself on staying up to date with the most state of the art forms of treatment to better serve my clients.
I have also received post-doctoral training in the area of assessment. I currently provide psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive impairment, gifted testing, vocational rehabilitation, and pre-surgical evaluations (solid organ transplant, bariatric surgery, and spinal cord stimulator).