CPS Staff

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Mike Rizzo, Ph.D., ABSNP

Director of Clinical and Educational Services, Licensed School Psychologist

For more than 25 years, Dr. Rizzo (A.K.A. Coach Mike) has worked with children, and their families, who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral, and/or academic difficulties. Beyond his doctoral training, Dr. Rizzo has earned his Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. Dr. Rizzo is no stranger to learning challenges, as he himself struggled as a child with what was later diagnosed as ADHD, anxiety, and dyslexia…

Sheri Silverman, Psy.d., P.A.

Director of Diagnostic Services, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dsheri-silvermanr. Silverman has over twenty years experience providing neuropsychological and educational evaluations to children and adolescents both in the public and private sectors. Dr. Silverman received her Doctorate in School-Clinical Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Silverman completed her post-doctorate training at New York University Hospital in Pediatric Rehabilitation…

Jim “Coach crash” Jenson

Director of Wellness Programs, Motivational Coach, & Educational Technology Specialist

In many situations, a child simply needs direction from a strong male role model in order to make significant social, emotional, and behavioral changes. For the last few summers, we have had the privilege of joining forces with former Miami Dolphin Jim “Crash” Jensen in order to provide our children with opportunities to socialize with their peers under the leadership…

Craig Handwerker, LMHC

Professional Counseling, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Craig Handwerker has a Masters in Professional Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). He has been counseling individuals and families since 1996. With 20 years of counseling experience, he has seen and dealt with a multitude of counseling needs. His theoretical approach to counseling is eclectic, where he incorporates primarily cognitive-behavioral, solution- focused and psychodynamic approaches to counseling…

Deborah Howell, LMHC

licensed professional therapist

Deborah Howell is a licensed professional therapist whose sole practice is devoted to ages 4-17. She specializes in many areas including school issues, anxiety, loss, depression, self-injury in teens, and parent-child relationships. She would consider it a privilege to come alongside your child’s hurt and struggle and work with you to give your child coping skills for whatever they may be facing…

Kathy Tsatsanis, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Tsatsanis obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology in Canada and completed her clinical and research pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center. Previous research and publications have focused on assessment, neuropsychological profiles, and outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorders, in addition to several articles in the area of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities. Dr. Tsatsanis is a former Clinical Director of…

Monika Schuelke, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Monika Schuelke is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been a part of the CPS team since 2007. A Florida native, Dr. Schuelke attended Dade Christian School from kindergarten through 12th grade. She pursued her undergraduate degree in psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and then returned to South Florida to spend 10 years in Christian education at her alma mater. During that time, she embarked on her graduate studies…

Nicole Mancini, Ed.S.

Licensed School Psychologist and Licensed Florida Educator

Nicole Mancini is a Licensed School Psychologist and Licensed Florida Educator and has been working in the field of education for over 10 years. She has experience conducting neuropsychoeducational evaluations and diagnostic assessments, developing educational and behavioral plans for school-age children, as well as, serving as an educator and program coordinator in the public and private sectors…

Sabella Mansur, Psy.S., NCSP

Florida Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Sabella is a Florida Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Specialists in Psychology (Psy.S) program in 2013 and has been a part of the CPS team ever since! Sabella completed her internship year through the School District of Palm Beach County where she was involved with the Response to Intervention (RtI) process, was trained in Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and…

Tara Dibattisto, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Assistant Executive Director

Tara DiBattisto is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Assistant Executive Director of our Weston office. Dr. DiBattisto completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University. She then went on to complete her Doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University. Tara originally started at CPS as a Clinical Psychology Intern in September of 2012. After her internship year, CPS offered Tara a full-time position, and she has been here ever since! Tara is also currently completing a course to become a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology…

Whitney Friedl, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Special Programs

Whitney Friedl is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Special Programs. Dr. Friedl specializes in behavioral modification and social skills training. She received her Bachelors in Psychology and Biology from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania…

Check Out Our Summer Programs!

We will be hosting two separate camps again in Weston, Fl and Naples, Fl over summer called "Brainforest Adventures!"

For partial and full day program options, please call 954-577-3396.

Join Our Weekly Social Skills Groups!

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2771 Executive Park Dr, Ste 6, Weston, Florida

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