Vanessa Luchtan Finkelman, Psy.D

Dr. Vanessa Luchtan Finkelman is a postdoctoral resident specializing in individual, couples, family, and group therapy for individuals across the lifespan. With a primary focus on the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders and adjustment-related issues, such as grief and phase of life changes, Dr. Finkelman aims to assist clients with addressing their present concerns while developing the skills and mindset to manage future challenges. Believing that the therapeutic relationship is an integral component and agent for change, she utilizes a warm and empathic approach to create a comfortable, safe, and supportive space that motivates individuals to evolve and challenge themselves. Dr. Finkelman works closely and collaboratively with clients to understand their specific needs, goals, personal strengths, life experiences, cultural backgrounds, and other diversity factors. She feels this is critical in developing the targeted treatment plan and trust needed for effective collaboration and therapeutic gain. While she often employs a cognitive behavioral therapy lens, Dr. Finkelman also incorporates other evidence-based treatments for an integrated and individualized treatment approach that best suits and supports each client.

Throughout her clinical training, Dr. Finkelman has conducted comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments and provided individual, family, and group interventions to culturally diverse populations in community mental health, private practice, and inpatient hospital settings. Specifically, during her APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship at Memorial Regional Hospital, Dr. Finkelman focused on crisis stabilization and provided individual and group interventions for inpatient psychiatric populations across the lifespan. In community mental health clinics and private practice, she provided outpatient services and completed in-depth assessment evaluations for youth and adults with academic, developmental, behavioral, and social-emotional concerns. Additionally, Dr. Finkelman has experience attending school observations, consulting with faculty and personnel, and providing extensive feedback to clients and other stakeholders to help inform appropriate interventions. 

Dr. Finkelman earned both her master’s and Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated from Northwestern University with double bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Art Theory and Practice. During her graduate program, Dr. Finkelman conducted research and co-authored academic and professional posters and presentations related to culturally sensitive psychological assessment and mindfulness-based art therapy strategies for stress management. She is fluent in conversational Spanish.

About Dr. Andrew Rosen

Dr. Andrew Rosen PHD, ABPP, FAACP is a Board-Certified Psychologist and the Founder and Director of The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, as well as, the Founder of The Children’s Center for Psychiatry Psychology and Related Services.

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Meet Our Team

The Children’s Center is founded by Dr. Andrew Rosen and Dr. David A. Gross who have been practicing in South Florida since 1984. They are the Directors of The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

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Andrew Rosen PH.D., ABPP, FAACP

Founder and Clinical Director

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David Gross MD, DLFAPA

Founder and Medical Director


Ryan Seidman, Psy.D

Clinical Director
Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Jerome Siegmeister, MD, MaED

Board Certified Psychiatrist & Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jamie Levine, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Melissa R. Koniver, PsyD, NCSP

Clinical Psychologist

Lonette Belizaire, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Brittany Schulman, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Terri Samuels, MS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Darbi Luchtan, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ali Cunningham, Ph.D.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor

Meg Seidman, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Esther Klein

Emily Caproni, Psy.D

Postdoctoral Resident

Eric Spinner, Psy.D

Eric Spinner, Psy.D

Postdoctoral Resident

Vanessa Luchtan Finkelman Psy.D

Vanessa Luchtan Finkelman Psy.D

Postdoctoral Resident

Alexandra Licata, PH.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

Dana Ball MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist


Meredith Serota, B.A.; M.S. (ESE); RBT; ITDS

Behavioral Therapist

David Krasky, Psy.S.

School Psychologist

Eden Kornblath, B.A.

Behaviorist and Education Specialist

Alyssa Kovacs M.S. Ed, ITDS

Behaviorist and Early Childhood Specialist

Kara Lyles, MS

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Ashlee Kasten, MSW

Registered Social Work Intern

Marsha Glines

Marsha Glines, PH.D

Academic Coach / Laerning Specialist

Full Service Center with a Multi-Disciplinary Team in One Centralized Location

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The Children’s Center will focus on
the following core areas:

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