About Us

We are proud to be recognized as two of South Florida's top doctors.

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

– Hippocrates, Greek physician (c. 460-c. 370 BC)

The Physicians

lori grabois, md

Lori A. Grabois, M.D.

BIO
Born in New York, Lori Grabois, MD grew up in a family of physicians. She was inspired at a young age to help others when she saw the impact her parents had upon her Brooklyn community. After medical school, she pursued further training in Miami, which she has called home for more than 30 years.

EDUCATION
Medical School: Universidad de Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG)
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital–Jackson Health System
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital–Jackson Health System

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified in General Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

POSITIONS
Associate Professor, University of Miami Leonard School of Medicine, where she supervises the training of fellows in the field of psychiatry

Former Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center for multiple terms

HONORS + AWARDS
Castle Connolly South Florida Top Doctor
Castle Connolly Top Florida Doctor
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Vitals Patients' Choice Award
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

SPECIALTIES
Psychiatry

Expertise in ADD/ADHD, Mood Disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Sleep Disorders

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

LANGUAGES
English

lee pravder, md

Lee B. Pravder, M.D.

BIO
Born and raised in Miami, Dr. Pravder likes to say psychiatry chose him.  After graduating Summa Cum Laude in electrical engineering and then medical school with honors, he became fascinated with the mind, brain, emotions, and behavior. He enjoys exploring and assisting his patients in their journey toward wellness.

EDUCATION
Medical School: University of Miami Leonard School of Medicine
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center Residency: University of Miami Leonard School of Medicine
Fellowship: Chief Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Miami Leonard School of Medicine

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified in General Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

POSITIONS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Adjunct Faculty member of the Psychiatry Residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Former Chief and Vice-Chief of Psychiatry at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Voluntary Associate Professor, University of Miami Department of Behavioral and Mental Health

Former Chair of Adolescent Behavioral Health at Memorial Hospital/Joe DiMaggio Children's Center

HONORS + AWARDS
Castle Connolly South Florida Top Doctor
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Vitals Top 10 Doctors in Miami
Vitals Patients' Choice Award
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

SPECIALTIES
Psychiatry

Expertise in ADD/ADHD, OCD, PTSD, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Self-Esteem Issues, Child and Teen Issues

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

LANGUAGES
English

Our Practice

The Centre for Counseling of Aventura is comprised solely of Dr. Grabois and Dr. Pravder. However, we share an office with other mental health care providers. Although these providers are not supervised or controlled by the Centre for Counseling of Aventura, patients are welcome to seek their services.

Ann-Marie Anderson,
Office Manager & TMS Coordinator

Alicia Peterson

Rebecca Platel

Delvena Thomas, D.O., M.P.M.

James D. Bradley, Ph.D.

Brittany Grabois Shulman, Psy.D.

Terry Richards, Ph.D.

Patricia Stauber, R.N., L.C.S.W.

Carol Fass, M.S., L.M.H.C.

Joanne Feurman, M.A., L.C.S.W.

Marni Lebow Lamberk, L.C.S.W.

What do those initials mean?

M.D. in Psychiatry - medical doctor with psychiatric residency and possibly a fellowship in psychiatry; 9 years of training; can prescribe medication

D.O. - doctor of osteopathy with similar training to an M.D.; can prescribe medication

Ph.D. - doctorate degree, which requires a master's degree followed by two or three years of graduate level course work; qualified to be a licensed psychologist but cannot prescribe medication

Psy.D. - doctorate level degree in psychology; it tends to be more clinically focused than a Ph.D., which often involves teaching and research 

M.A. - master of arts degree, generally a two or three year master's degree following an undergrad degree

M.S. - master of science degree, two or three year master's degree

M.P.H. - master's degree in public health

R.N.-registered nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and is state-licensed

L.C.S.W. - licensed clinical social worker; requires a two-year graduate degree and state licensure; qualified to do counseling and social work; billable under Medicare

L.M.H.C. - licensed mental health counselor; requires two-year graduate degree and state licensure; qualified to do counseling

Testimonials

Our clients say it best.
Dr. Pravder allows me to validate, trust my own judgment. When I am conflicted, overwhelmed, or ignoring my own instincts...he adroitly guides me to a 'teachable moment.' He conveys an innate sense of respect and understanding... a very kind and caring individual.

VITALS

Sept. 16, 2016
Dr. Grabois is an excellent doctor. Smart, competent, and great bedside manner. The office staff is friendly too. Dr. Grabois recently began a new type of treatment, TMS. It's painless, side-effect free, and you can get off your meds.

VITALS

October 30, 2015
I have seen many psychiatrists. All of them except Dr. Pravder gave up on treating my rapid-cycling mixed state bipolar disorder. I was losing hope and then saw Dr. Pravder who got me on the right meds. Now I am stable and content... No one knows more or is more caring.

VITALS

October 22, 2018

Find us

21110 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 304
Aventura, FL 33180

Valet parking available

305-932-5500  •  305-935-0466 Fax
Mon-Thur 8am-6pm and Fri 8am-5pm
Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm daily
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