Biography

A little something about us and what we do.

Background

Parker Mott, Psy.D.

Dr. Mott completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and was awarded his Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Tampa, FL. He completed his internship at the Clemson University counseling center in South Carolina, and finished his residency requirements in private practice. Dr. Mott recently worked as the Associate Director of a large group practice in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers, Florida. While at this position, he provided individual and family therapy, marital and couples counseling, conducted psychological assessments and bariatric evaluations, and provided supervision to post-doctoral residents. In addition, he worked in the community providing psychological services to those in assisted-living facilities and at a renowned ALS Clinic.

In addition to work in college counseling and private practice, Dr. Mott has experience in a variety of clinical settings which include working in inpatient psychiatric facilities assessing and treating those who suffer from serious mental illness and self-injurious behaviors. Dr. Mott also has clinical experience with those who suffer from substance-related problems, addiction, and co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Mott is a published author and at times appears in media reports and news publications. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Florida Psychological Association (FPA), and Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida (MHCCF)

Inside Our Office

Treatment Approach

Dr. Mott works from a humanistic solution-focused approach that employs Interpersonal and Cognitive-Behavioral interventions which attend to one’s own culture, individual differences, and preference. He believes in a collaborative therapeutic process in which the client and therapist work together in identifying presenting problems and establishing goals. The goal is to help the person come to new insights about one’s issue in a safe and supportive environment while resolving them in a collaborative manner with the therapist. This process helps to build confidence and empower the person in taking control of one’s life

Inside Our Office

Parker Mott, Psy.D

Services

Dr. Mott has experience treating those who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, identity issues, and adjustment to changes in life. He also has worked with children and adolescents with academic difficulties and mild behavioral issues. In addition, he provides psychological testing related to personality assessment, bariatric evaluations for surgery, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disability evaluations for students that range in age from elementary school to college. Dr. Mott works with adults, adolescents, and children, and has successfully worked with special populations such as older adults, college-age students, and emergency first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, paramedic, etc…) His areas of interest include anxiety management for performance related anxiety, such as public speaking, test anxiety, and anxiety reduction related to sports performance. Mindfulness techniques and meditation are also areas of interest to Dr. Mott and can be utilized in practice per request. Dr. Mott also provides consultation, outreach presentations, and supervision based on the needs of an individual, company, or organization.

Jesus Castro, Psy.D.

Background

Jesus Castro, Psy.D.

Dr. Jesús Castro completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Augusta State University and went on to complete his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. He completed his predoctoral internship at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System with rotations in Primary Care Psychology, Substance Abuse Treatment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinic. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Daytona Beach VA Outpatient clinic, continuing his training in general mental health as well as Primary Care-Mental Health Integration.
Most recently, Dr. Castro held his position as Graduate Psychologist in the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration program at the William Chappell VA Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida. Here, he functioned as the mental health provider responsible for the direct psychological patient care in Patient Aligned Care Teams, providing consultation services to physicians on complex cases, educating staff on suicide prevention, as well as providing psychotherapy, assessment and crisis intervention to clients.In addition to his work in the VA healthcare system, Dr. Castro has had years of experience working for various agencies in various capacities throughout his career. Experience includes: providing intensive, in-home crisis intervention, counseling, and life-skills education for families who have children at imminent risk of placement in state-funded care; Lead clinician and supervisor of transitions program housing and treating psychological and adjustment issues with Unaccompanied Alien Children through the US Customs and Immigration Services; providing school counseling services and resource accommodations to students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade; providing direct service to undergraduate students presenting with issues consistent of a general mental health student counseling center; and Professor of Psychology and Guidance Counseling.

Treatment Approach

Dr. Castro works from a client-center, solution-focused approach that using empirically validated treatments through Interpersonal and Cognitive-Behavioral. His individualistic approach allows for him to focus on clients specialized needs centered on client’s culture and preferences. He uses a here-and-now approach to bridge gap between client’s desired goals and overcoming issues preventing them from reaching said goals.

Services

Bilingual in English and Spanish
Dr Castro has experience in working with children, adults and the geriatric community in treating issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, identity issues, psychosexual disturbances, impact of chronic illness and pain on mental health and adjustment to changes in life. Psychological and counseling services are based on a wide range of approaches that can include:

  • Individual therapy for a variety of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and stress, attention, and behavioral problems, issues regarding psychosexual concerns and identity issues, chronic pain and adjustment to chronic health issues.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for other specific psychological disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder
  • Evaluation and treatment for attention and behavioral disorders, learning disorders, academic difficulties or developmental disorders, social and emotional difficulties
  • Pre-employment, disability, academic, and psychological evaluations
  • Consultations related to school/academic issues, organization/structural change, and medical/health consultations with other health providers