Mental Health Providers
Hilary OrtegaPMHNP-BC & Owner
With over a decade of experience in healthcare, psychiatric nurse practitioner Hilary Ortega has developed a strong reputation within the industry. She has spent over 8 years in hospital settings and traveling to different centers across the United States. Recognizing the mental health disparities within the system, Hilary started New Age Psychiatry to offer a solution to over-priced and often poor customer service within the profession. She has specialized in working with diversified populations across the lifespan. Hilary has a proven track record in building positive relationships with patients, family members, and fellow medical professionals alike to achieve optimized wellness. Her passion for patient advocacy and providing quality care has lead to New Age Psychiatry to become a popular figurehead within the psychiatric community. As more and more people are coming forward with their mental health struggles, Hilary Ortega is setting the standard for excellence in psychiatric care.
Michael has worked 5 years as a primary care nurse practitioner, while he was working at primary care clinic, he felt a strong need for mental health care, therefore he went back to the University of Florida to obtain his PMHNP certification. Michael’s patient care philosophy is to provide care to patients, so they can feel good about themselves and become productive in society and beneficial to people around them and their own health. Michael graduated from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where he majored in molecular biology and microbiology, and from the University of Florida College of Nursing, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing with a concentration in adult-gerontology primary care and PMHNP.
Dr. Rebecca Wang HarrisPsychotherapist
Dr. Wang is our program lead for the Medically Assisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program. She is interested in working with clients who need help coping. Her services are especially useful for those dealing with substance abuse or dependence, sexual orientation issues, PTSD, as well as young adults. She offers a very supportive approach to handling client needs by providing confidential teletherapy sessions. She has dedicated her practice to young adults who want private sessions from home attempting to cope with the understandable challenges of maturing through their 20’s; in terms of academics, career, relationships, and emotions. I am pre-licensed and do not accept insurance. Qualifications Years in Practice: 28 Years School: PhD in Psychology from Florida International University Developmental Psychology Year Graduated: 2012 Supervisor: Daniel Yero, LMHC Supervisor License: Florida / MH13985 Additional Credentials Certificate: University of Miami, M.S. Ed. in Mental Health / M.S.Ed. Certificate Date: 1993 Certificate: Tufts University, B.A. in Social Psychology / B.A. Certificate Date: 1989 Types of Therapy Coaching Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Dialectical (DBT) Eclectic Emotionally Focused Humanistic Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Positive Psychology Psychodynamic Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT) Reality Therapy Strength-Based Trauma-Focused Modality Individuals Family
Dr Shlomo PascalMedical Director
Dr. Shlomo Pascal, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Weston, FL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pascal has more experience with Psychotic Disorders, Addiction & Substance Abuse, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest University medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Palmetto General Hospital.
Jennifer RuizHolistic Life Coaching
Born and raised in Miami, Fl • Adopted into a Cuban/Costa Rican home at the age of 2 • Spent most of my years suffering from depression, getting involved in toxic relationships, struggled with drugs and alcohol, worked meaningless jobs, and, never felt enough • I had my spiritual awakening at 35 and it changed the course of my life forever • I decided to quit my job of 8 years, sold most of my belongings, and set out to travel the US for 4 months by myself. I stayed in my tent and hammock across all the National Parks, State Parks, and dispersed campsites. It allowed me to face my fears, discover my strengths, and connect with myself and nature in a way I’ve never done before. I developed my confidence, let go of false beliefs, and embraced my solitude. • My purpose in life is to share my gift with others to help us THRIVE in this life Services Offered: I will be providing a co-creative environment for my clients so that we can develop a life plan structured around their main focused points (Inner confidence, relationships, work, purpose, family, finances, personal goals, etc.). A generous amount of one on one talk time at each session will be given. I will incorporate daily practices to develop discipline and structure. Time in nature will be a daily requirement. Herbal remedies and natural medicine will be recommended based on my evaluation. Chinese Medicine and energy work will be recommended for deep inner healing. Integrating journaling, literature, books, and affirmations will be part of our daily routines. Certain yogic practices, exercises, and stretches will be suggested depending on my learners needs.
Raizy DinglasanOffice Assistant
Skilled in organizing day-to-day operations, communicating with clients and providers, and customer service.