6804 Porto Fino Cir #1 Fort Myers, FL 33912

6804 Porto Fino Cir #1 Fort Myers, FL 33912

 

Welcome to PASWFL Psychiatry

Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida (PASWFL) is a private solely owned psychiatric medical practice located in Fort Myers, Florida. The practice was founded on the principle of providing the highest caliber of care for patients in an atmosphere of compassion, professionalism, and humanity. While we embrace the most up-to-date science, we never lose sight that we have been entrusted by our patients with their lives and their futures.

PASWFL’s current practice is representative of contemporary medicine. In appreciation of the working public, PASWFL accepts most commercial insurances  including Medicare and Tricare. Patients receive the necessary care provided by multiple types of professionals. All records and accounting are done electronically, and there are no longer any paper files. As a result, all information is readily available and legible.

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Ketamine Therapy with Dr. Robert Pollack

Ketamine therapy is making a difference in thousands of people’s lives.Learn more about how ketamine therapy can treat your depression, PTSD, OCD or post partum depression. Contact us now to start changing your

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PASWFL utilizes the services of the TMS Center of SWFL

TMS Therapy is a therapy designed for the treatment of certain neurological conditions, specifically Major Depressive Disorder. It is mostly intended for those who have not achieved a response from antidepressant medication or for those who have suffered side effects from antidepressant medications.

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PASWFL Psychiatrists and Staff

The Medical Professionals at PASWFL Who Bring Hope and Healing to Our Patients Everyday.

ROBERT W. POLLACK, M.D. CEO

Position: Board Certified Psychiatrist
 

Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO is a Florida-licensed Board Certified Psychiatrist. He has been in practice since 1977 and has served the public in many capacities. He is currently a joint-owner of Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida with Hilary Sojdak and resides in Fort Myers. Dr. Pollack’s practice serves people from ages 18 and up. His current special interests focus on the use of Genomics to aid in the determination of the most efficacious way to utilize psychotropic medications as well as the use of rTMS, IV Ketamine, Intranasal Esketamine and QEEG for the management of treatment resistant depressions and other psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Pollack graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated from Down State Medical Center SUNY where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. His psychiatric training was obtained at the University of Florida where he also served as Chief Resident and a member of the faculty. Connect with Robert Pollack MD on LinkedIn.

HILARY SOJDAK, MSN, APRN, PMHNP

Position: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
 

Hilary Sojdak is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, with American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a joint-owner of Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida with Robert Pollack, MD. She graduated with distinction in 2011 with her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse New York. She began her career in psychiatric nursing as a registered nurse in 2001, and has been in practice as an ARNP since 2011; originally in New York State and transferring to Florida in 2015. Her memberships include American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and Omicron Alpha Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Region 11, Chapter #359. https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilary-sojdak-msn-aprn-pmhnp-822124a1

JULIE K. KUHNS, LCSW

Position: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Julie K. Kuhns, our on-staff Licensed Clinical Social Worker, received her Masters of Social Work degree from Syracuse University in 1994. Ms. Kuhns specializes in working with individuals groups, couples and families affected by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and dementia-related conditions. Ms. Kuhns spent the first fourteen years of her career specializing in working with children and adults affected by domestic and sexual violence. .Ms. Kuhnsis a Qualified Supervisor with the state of Florida to provide Clinical supervision to graduates seeking licensure and also serves as adjunct faculty for the Department of Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University.

CHRISANNA HARRINGTON, MA, RD, LMHC

Position: Chrisanna Harrington, MA, RD, LMHC
 

Chrisanna has her Nutrition Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University. She holds a license in both disciplines as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She treats the “gut” and “emotions” to help our clients to make sense of their choices and sense of their lives. She has post-graduate training with Pia Mellody from The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona to treat trauma and specializes in eating disorders, including Binge Eating Disorder. Nutegra Mental Health and Nutrition, Inc.

 

BRENDA SLUDER

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Brenda Sluder is PASWFL’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and provides excellent leadership and coordination of the practice’s administrative and financial/billing operations.  She strives to maintain the highest level of client satisfaction and staff morale by serving as a liaison between the client and provider. She is usually the first point of contact with outside referral sources, insurance networks, and potential clients.  She plays and integral and positive role in the client experience by making everyone feel welcome from the moment they first contact the office.

Brenda is originally from Minnesota and has been serving the psychiatric community of SWFL for the past 10 years.  She was previously the Office Manager with Brenda L. Keefer, MD of Psychiatric Center of Florida until Dr. Keefer’s retirement in 2016.

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