I am a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since completing high school there in 1971, I have relocated multiple times to pursue work and studies: to Central Pennsylvania (University Park, Williamsport), to Indiana (Terre Haute), then to Maryland (Baltimore), and since the early 1980's have studied, worked and resided in Central Florida (Melbourne, Orlando, Longwood).
I am a self-avowed family man, happily married for now more than 40 years to an exceptional woman, a multiply award decorated, now retired public school teacher, who continues working as an educational tutor helping children (and their families) dealing with developmental exceptionalities and challenging learning difficulties.
My wife and I are very proud parents of two talented and professionally accomplished daughters, both University of Florida graduates. Our oldest daughter, after completing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, now works in a clinical management position at a Central Florida medical rehabilitation facility. Our younger daughter, after completing Fine Arts & Business degrees, is now employed as a Human Resource Manager with a large corporation in Tampa.
Additionally, I am the also the boundlessly happy grandfather of two wonderful grandchildren - Adam Joshua and Ian Paul.
In my free time I spend time primarily with wife and family, gardening (raising succulents, cactus, lilies, and bromeliads), and in cultivating my spiritual life through varied Jewish studies, prayer and different forms of meditation.
My resume is available for review below.
Professionally, I completed undergraduate studies at Penn State University majoring in Psychology and Religion. Prior to as well as after earning a Bachelor's degree there, my additional work was at several mental health facilities assisting long term psychiatrically hospitalized patients to re-integrate themselves into the community at large. At the end of the 1970's, I then returned to college, completing graduate studies (Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology) at Indiana State University. For the next 2 years I worked as an outpatient psychotherapist in a Central Pennsylvania Mental Health Center.
Pursuing additional studies and training, I left Pennsylvania again, continuing graduate work in a highly specialized doctoral practitioner program at the Florida Institute of Technology School of Professional Psychology. My doctoral research explored how individuals cope with acute and chronic pain syndromes. I then completed a year long clinical internship in Baltimore, Maryland culminating with graduation from F.I.T. School of Psychology in 1985 with a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.
Opting to continue work in Florida at an outpatient multidisciplinary pain clinic, I then became a fully Licensed Psychologist in Florida in May 1985. I continued working in professional staff and then clinical management positions at outpatient multidisciplinary pain clinics, while also establishing my independent psychology practice in Orlando in 1991. In subsequent years I have done additional consulting work with various medical rehabilitation facilities and pain management physicians in Central Florida. My clinical work, once almost uniquely focused on working with individuals dealing with pain-disease syndromes, has since broadened over the years to also include patients suffering from all types of emotional distress (low self-esteem, anxiety problems, depression issues, grief and trauma, etc,). My private independent practice was located in downtown Orlando through 2006, relocating to Altamonte Springs through 2017 and practicing within Northside Psychological Services.
In 2018, I relocated my independent practice to Longwood, Florida. I continue to see patients dealing with medical-pain issues, problems with low esteem, anxiety and depression concerns, distress associated with grieving and trauma, with young and middle-aged adults dealing with major life transitions, as well as many older adults dealing with the challenges of aging.
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ABBREVIATED RESUME / CURRICULUM VITAE
LEIGH SCOTT ROSENBERG, PSY.D.
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (PY 3608)
Independent Practice: 2973 West SR 434, Suite 400 - Longwood, FL 32779-4455
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND1971-1976 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in Psychology & Religion1977-1979 INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Master's Degree (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology with Honors
1981-1984 FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Doctorate Degree (Psy.D.) Clinical Psychology, Honors
Accreditation - American Psychological Association
Dissertation: Coping Strategies for Pain
Licensed Psychologist – Florida (PY 3608) : 12/85 to present
CLINICAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
8 /76 - 8/77 Mental Health Worker - Philadelphia Psychiatric Center
7/79 - 8/81 Psychology Associate, Outpatient Dept @Divine Providence Hospital Mental Health Center - Williamsport, Pennsylvania
3/82 - 1/83 Psychology Associate - @ Practice of Giles Rainwater, Ph.D. - Melbourne, Florida
8/84 - 6/87 Staff Clinical Psychologist - Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program @ Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation Associates - Orlando, Florida
12/85 - 2/89 Psychologist @ Center for Psychological Services, Inc. - Maitland, Florida
7/87 - 2/89 Director of Psychology - CARF Accredited Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program @ Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation Associates - Orlando, Florida
2/89 - 1/91 Director of Clinical Services - CARF Accredited Multidisciplinary Pain Management Clinic @ Casa Colina Medical Rehabilitation Center - Orlando, Florida
1/91 – 12/96 Psychologist @ Psychology & Rehabilitation of Orlando - Orlando, Florida; Psychologist at independent satellite office - Leesburg, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Lake Centre for Rehabilitation Pain Management - Leesburg, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Vocations Dept of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
1/97 – 1/02 Psychologist @ Clinical & Medical Psychology - Orlando, Florida and Leesburg, Florida; Psychologist Consultant, Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
1/02 – 5/03 Psychologist @ Northside Psychological in Altamonte Springs, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - PhyMed Rehabilitation Associates in Lake Mary/Orlando, Florida ; Psychologist Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
6/03 - 2/15 Psychologist @ Northside Psychological in Altamonte Springs, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Disability Determinations (Social Security Administration) - Orlando, Florida; Psychologist Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
2/15 - 12/17 Psychologist @ Northside Psychological in Altamonte Springs; Psychological Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
1/2018 - 4/2020: Psychologist – Independent Practice in Longwood, Florida. Psychological Consultant - Vocations Department of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando
4/2020 to present: Psychologist – Independent Practice in Longwood, Florida.