Dr. Santana Sparber
Dr. Jacqueline Santana Sparber is a bilingual, licensed clinical psychologist with specializations in both forensic and pediatric psychology. She has been in the mental health field for over 25 years. Currently she is the Clinical Director of Keys Gate Wellness Associates as well as a Supervising Psychologist/Senior Behavioral Analyst for Florida’s Department of Corrections (FDOC). She is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); an evidenced base, cutting-edge, short-term therapy approach that has been proven to improve child behavior and enhance parent-child relationships with long-term results.
She has extensive training in the assessment/evaluation of toddlers, children, adolescents and adults with various psychological conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, giftedness, emotional concerns, behavioral issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder and bariatric surgery prospects. Her passion/niche however is the completion of forensic immigration evaluations of all type: Hardship, U-Visa, T-Visa, Asylum and VAWA. All of the above mentioned assessments guide legal and medical decisions, treatment, interventions and accommodations if needed. In addition to the above, Dr. Santana Sparber has experience in the areas of trauma, behavioral disorders, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, phobias, and adjustment to life changes such as birth of a sibling, divorce, relocating and starting college. She developed the bereavement program for Nicklaus Children Hospital (Nico’s Promise). As well as completing her doctoral dissertation on the topic of familial bereavement. Dr. Santana Sparber completed her pre doctoral internship at Miami Dade County Community Action (APA Accredited). And her post doctoral residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (APA Accredited). Dr. Santana Sparber is a member of the American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, and Dade County Psychological Association.