Dr. Veronica Steller is a postdoctoral resident who provides individual, family, and group therapy, and completes comprehensive psychological assessments. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Professional and Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Health Psychology, from William James College in Boston, Massachusetts. During her graduate training, Dr. Steller specialized in working with adults who have complex psychiatric and medical issues, such as depression, anxiety/panic, posttraumatic stress, psychological trauma, physical trauma, chronic pain, and cancer.
Dr. Steller received her pre-doctoral internship training at Geisinger Medical Center in the Northeast region of Pennsylvania, where she provided individual and family inpatient and outpatient psychological services with a specialization in primary/integrated care and oncology. Dr. Steller participated as a multidisciplinary team member, providing psychotherapy and comprehensive pre-surgical evaluations to patients, as well as interprofessional consultation, program development, and group/peer supervision. She is currently a postdoctoral resident at Katz Counseling and Educational Psychology under the direction of her primary supervisor, Dr. Sheba Katz.
Dr. Steller has experience in a variety of settings including: outpatient community mental health facilities, comprehensive pain clinics, Veteran Medical Centers, inpatient and outpatient hospital units, and public schools.
Dr. Steller has expertise in health psychology, focusing on how biological, social, and psychological factors influence and affect one’s health and illness, especially around chronic pain, cancer, and terminal illness. She also has expertise in treating emotional dysregulation resulting from complex trauma, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, substance use issues/relapse prevention, grief/loss, and end-of-life issues. While her orientation is primarily Psychodynamic, her treatment practices incorporate and include evidence-based interventions from the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model, with use of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, behavior modification, mindfulness, and psychoeducation.
Using her knowledge of psychology and health, Dr. Steller integrates principles from evidence-based practices to best support the needs of each individual client. She enjoys utilizing interpersonal, client-centered practices to help clients engage in ways to promote wellbeing while also reaching their treatment goals.
Dr. Steller maintains professional memberships in the American Psychological Association (www.apa.org), Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 38 Health Psychology, and Florida Psychological Association (www.flapsych.com).