Toni Richardi, Psy.D.
I'm Dr. Toni Richardi, a licensed psychologist (PY9346), specializing in health psychology services. I am also a clinical supervisor at Broward Health Medical Center for practicum and doctoral interns from Nova Southeastern University. 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. My practice is located at 1650 NE 26th St. Suite 201, Wilton Manors, FL 33305.
My areas of specialty include transplant psychology, bariatric surgery, chronic pain, chronic illness, 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).