Jeffrey D. Mandelkorn, PhD
"Helping adults to find their strengths, enact change,
and live more congruently."
Much of the distress we face is a result of using old solutions for new problems. Interpersonal conflict, compulsive behavior, and mood disturbances are often signs of internal unrest or "unfinished business."
I provide clients with a supportive, nonjudgmental place to express their emotions, explore the problematic issues, and find new ways to challenge their unhelpful patterns and to initiate change. My clients take the lead in therapy, an experience that can be both empowering and generative. My clients come away from therapy with an increased sense of self awareness and are better able to handle future problems.
I am also a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator, and much of my mediation style is informed by my clinical practice. Self-determination, collaboration, and conflict resolution are the keys to successful mediation. I emphasize the importance of focusing on building a better future for each of the parties.
I am happy to consult with individuals or couples who are facing difficult decisions regarding family issues, whether they be represented by counsel or are simply gathering information.
I help adults struggling difficulties related to phase of life transitions, compulsive behaviors, and unhelpful and unhealthy relational patterns. Often times these problems present with depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress reactions. Many of the individuals I work with possess motivation and insight, but lack the structure, supportive environment, and guidance to turn insight into action. I also help individuals working through gender and sexual identity issues, as well as those struggling to develop their healthy, adaptive sense of self.
I am a qualified supervisor (QS) for registered interns pursuing their license in mental health counseling (MHC). I offer supervision in various formats, including individual, triadic, and groups. I use a developmental model of supervision and I approach to clinical development and training that emphasizes the three major components of supervision: the normative, formative, and restorative. Qualified supervision is an essential part of clinical training and I am excited to use my knowledge and skills in this area to assist those pursuing supervised clinical experience.
In my capacity as Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator, I assist couples who are either thinking about divorce or those who have representation and in process. Family law mediation involves issues related to division of assets and debts, shared parenting plans, child support, alimony, and other entitlements. Family law mediation is a process of self-determination, voluntariness, and transparency, and these principles run through my approach to mediation and dispute resolution.
My draw to psychology and personal growth was undoubtedly forged in my childhood. As the youngest of three, my main task involved mediating between my older siblings, being the voice of calm and reason. Psychology classes put words and definitions to the familiar experiences, and my love for the practice of psychotherapy was born. The potential for growth and change, resiliency, and the intricacies of our history’s impact on our present day, these phenomena sparked a passion in me. A passion to be part of these amazing components of humanity and help others find their strengths and potentials. My pride and passion show through my work, and I feel fortunate to be able to derive fulfillment from helping others.
I completed my bachelor’s of science degree at the University of Florida, which was an amazing experience. I took advantage of various opportunities to participate in research groups, as well as worked closely with a psychology graduate student at the time. I left college with a sense of determination and excitement that carried me through graduate school. I obtained my PhD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. During my graduate training, I worked under several supervisors and faculty who helped me refine my clinical approach and instilled confidence in me. I maintain a relationship with Nova Southeastern University to this day, where I serve as a clinical supervisor for current pre-doctoral psychology trainees.
Just For Fun
As a born and raised south Floridian, I enjoy most things under the sun and on the water. When not working, I can be found kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing on sunny weekends. I also enjoy reading, board games, and sci-fi movies and television series.
Why Work With Me
When establishing my private practice, Jeffrey D Mandelkorn, PhD, PA, I use my training, my experiences, and my heart in my work with others. It’s a practice informed by science and individualized to each person’s unique context and needs.
I offer flexible times and I strive to make high quality services accessible and available to you.
Thinking about reaching out? Take the first step and contact me to get started at 954-391-5305. I offer a FREE 20-minute phone consultation, and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about getting started.
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