Gay Male Psychologist, Dr. Dennis London

Florida Licensed Psychologist: License PY 12050

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Dr. Dennis London, Psychologist in Fort Lauderdale

Specialties at a glance: PTSD & Trauma Therapy, Anxiety Therapy, Couples Therapy, LGBTQ+ Related Issues, Depression Therapy, and Psychological Testing/Evaluations.

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I'm Dr. Dennis London, a licensed psychologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I know you want to be confident, easy-going, and present in your life, but you may struggle feeling overwhelmed and stuck.

In order to cope effectively with life’s challenges, it’s important for you to understand your current patterns and the reason you’re unable to meet your goals. Then, you can begin to change them to show up as your ideal self.

The problem is, it’s difficult to figure this cycle out on your own. Daily stressors are unavoidable, and most of us were never taught how to communicate, manage difficult emotions, or cope in general.

In turn, you might use unworkable coping strategies (e.g., shutting down) that aren’t helpful in the long run and usually make the problem worse.

What makes this even more difficult is a history of trauma that shatters everything you believed to be true (e.g., the world is generally safe, good things happen to good people). These changes to your perceptions create unhelpful thoughts (e.g., ALL people are bad or I don’t have ANY control anymore) and can set you up for unhelpful reactions (e.g., yelling at someone you love) as a form of self-protection. These reactions usually lead to feelings of guilt or shame. Now begins a cycle in which you feel you can’t break free.

In this pattern, you show up as less than your ideal self–or sometimes you might not even show up at all–to be the partner, family member, friend you know you can be. I understand how this can leave you feeling hopeless, especially when you don’t understand why this is happening or you don’t have the tools to cope when stress happens.
In my PTSD training, I helped individuals–from combat veterans to survivors of sexual assault–process their past and recent trauma. My experience can help you move forward, so you can begin to show up for yourself, others, and live a meaningful life.

Here’s how we’ll do it:

  • First, we’ll build a supportive and trusting relationship where you feel comfortable.
  • After exploring what’s holding you back, we will collaboratively begin an evidence-based treatment to help you meet your goals.
  • I always want to provide you with personalized care and support in a way that feels right for you. I also always encourage feedback along the way.
So, schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with me today! Then, you can stop the avoidance that is impairing your quality of life, and you can begin to understand and change your patterns so you can move forward in your life.

Egg Donor Psychological Evaluations

Having a child with the help of an egg donor requires full collaboration between the egg donor and recipient. Egg donors are required to undergo extensive medical testing and psychological evaluation to provide the most accurate information. The psychological evaluation is used to gather detailed family history and personal information which may be relevant in determining biological patterns. A psychological interview will identify any family psychiatric history, and even family members who may have shown signs of undiagnosed mental illness. The psychologist will also ask questions about the egg donor’s educational history to assess for any signs of learning disorders. All of this information helps match the egg donor with the best fit parents-to-be.

Another reason it's important for egg donors to undergo psychological evaluation is to confirm that the necessary cognitive skills are in place to make this important decision. Egg donors are offering a priceless, lifetime gift to another couple which requires a specific understanding of legal and personal boundaries. The egg donor must have the mental capacity to understand any long term psychological effects of this decision.

Egg Donor Evaluations in Fort Lauderdale, FLI offer Egg Donor Psychological Evaluations. Typically the appointment is 3 hours in duration. The appointment includes:

  1. Psychological Interview (approximately 90-minutes)
  2. Cognitive Screening (approximately 15-minutes)
  3. Personality Testing (approximately 60-75 minutes)

Give the office a call or    send us a message and someone will be in touch with you asap.
(954) 488-2933

Egg Donor Psychological Evaluations

Having a child with the help of an egg donor requires full collaboration between the egg donor and recipient. Egg donors are required to undergo extensive medical testing and psychological evaluation to provide the most accurate information. The psychological evaluation is used to gather detailed family history and personal information which may be relevant in determining biological patterns. A psychological interview will identify any family psychiatric history, and even family members who may have shown signs of undiagnosed mental illness. The psychologist will also ask questions about the egg donor’s educational history to assess for any signs of learning disorders. All of this information helps match the egg donor with the best fit parents-to-be.

Another reason it's important for egg donors to undergo psychological evaluation is to confirm that the necessary cognitive skills are in place to make this important decision. Egg donors are offering a priceless, lifetime gift to another couple which requires a specific understanding of legal and personal boundaries. The egg donor must have the mental capacity to understand any long term psychological effects of this decision.

Egg Donor Evaluations in Fort Lauderdale, FL

I offer Egg Donor Psychological Evaluations. Typically the appointment is 3 hours in duration. The appointment includes:

  1. Psychological Interview (approximately 90-minutes)
  2. Cognitive Screening (approximately 15-minutes)
  3. Personality Testing (approximately 60-75 minutes)

Give the office a call or    send us a message and someone will be in touch with you asap.
(954) 488-2933

Background

I specialize in adults who have experienced past and recent trauma. I was trained at the VA in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and other trauma. Anxiety, depression, stress, grief, men’s issues, and LGBTQIA+ issues are other areas of experience.
As a therapist, my practice is trauma-informed; meaning, I aim to understand and consider the effects of any past trauma in your current life. Various evidenced-based modalities will be intentionally integrated throughout your treatment to meet your individual needs and goals.
I also help you to increase awareness and understanding into your problems, patterns, and relationships. Working with couples is also a passion of mine. Research supports the use of Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT). This is my chosen intervention for couples to help improve communication, conflict resolution, and overall relationship satisfaction.
Psychological testing and comprehensive evaluations for adolescents and adults is an additional service I offer. My broad and in-depth training and experience in psychological evaluations include forensic, health, geriatric, and neuropsychology referrals. Special areas of interest include general diagnostic clarification, ADHD, adult autism, PTSD, family concerns, memory concerns, and financial/medical decision-making capacity.
I earned a Doctor of Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program at Nova Southeastern University. I completed a 2080-hour APA accredited doctoral internship in health service psychology at the Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Also, I completed a 2000+ hour postdoctoral residency with The Psychology Group Fort Lauderdale where I was invited to join the practice as a senior staff member.
Currently, I am practicing as a fully licensed clinical psychologist here at TPG. I have trained in different settings throughout South Florida over the past several years, including jails, inpatient behavioral health, inpatient hospitalization, outpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient mental health. Originally from Texas, I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Dennis London is a member of the American Psychological Association. You can also see Fort Lauderdale Psychologist Dr. Dennis London's profile on PsychologyToday.com.
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