Dede earned a BA in Psychology from Centre College of Kentucky, a J.D. from  Cumberland School of LawSamford Universityand practiced family law for many years. Her desire to help people have richer, healthier personal lives arose, in part, from the challenges she experienced as she has successfully dealt with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (a chronic neuromuscular disorder)--an experience that inspired her to change careers and to earn a MS in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. As part of her clinical training, she worked with patients in a community mental health setting in which she not only provided therapeutic services but also "wrap around" case management to ensure that the diverging needs of each patient and family were fully met. She completed her clinical internship at Tampa General Hospital where she established a CBT program for patients and their families. Following her internship, she formed BMC to offer counseling/behavioral health services for patients in the Tampa area.  She is one of nine therapists in Florida to hold Diplomate status in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dede is an instructor at Nova Southeastern University where she teaches and supervises M.S. Mental Health Counseling students during their practicum.
About Dede Neufeld, MS, LMHC, ACT
Dede Neufeld, M.S., LMHC, ACT

She is also about to be certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dede's approach to behavioral health integrates evidence-based treatments such as CBT with a patient's ongoing medical care (if needed) and his or her desire for greater meaning in their lives derived from their sense of purpose/mission/spirituality, etc. if the patient desires to have that component as part of their treatment. Dede, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, welcomes male and female patients of all races, ages, sexual orientation, religions (or none), and is currently accepting new patients.