Dr. Broeder has been serving the surrounding counties of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte since 1996. He specializes in ‘Couples & Family’ therapy but will often treat individual problems. In 2017 he had earned the prestigious ‘Child Advocate of the Year’ award presented by the Child Protection Center of Sarasota County. He is often asked to conduct psychological evaluations, custody assessments and, serve as the therapist for the family or child. Based on his specialized training whereby he had learned from the late, eminent psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis, Dr. Broeder utilizes psychological methods that help the individual, couple or family members to control their emotions, adjust their attitudes and modify their behaviors so they can solve personal problems and accomplish their desired goals.
He had earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology in 1987 from Hofstra University on Long Island, NY. He was licensed shortly thereafter and was accepted to complete a post-doctoral Fellowship program at the renowned Institute of Rational-Emotive Therapy in Manhattan. He has vast experience with treating multiple problems such as anxiety, depression and anger. Having been hired as the assistant director for a local mental health clinic in central long Island he was also able to open a part-time private practice. In the capacity as assistant director he was the lead in helping people with obsessive-compulsive problems and eating disorders. Such experiences fostered an affiliation with Hofstra University where he was hired as an adjunct professor. Dr. Broeder taught for ten years, working with college students teaching courses such as Child & Adolescent Development, Human Sexuality and, The Introduction to Psychology.
In 1996, Dr. Broeder and his wife elected to relocate to Florida with their four children and “Tiki” their pet dog. Dr. Broeder was licensed in the great State of Florida in 1997 and thereby started working with the elderly population helping individuals overcome feelings of depression and despair. He eventually became introduced to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit and helped organize and develop the parenting guidelines for family law matters. He was thereby approved to serve as a custody evaluator, parent coordinator and parenting plan facilitator. Based on such experiences whereby Dr. Broeder would provide court-ordered psychological evaluations, expert testimony as to the principles of psychology and child development, he was introduced to the Child Protection Center. He has been serving as the psychological consultant to both the Sarasota and Manatee County’s Child Protection Teams, conducting evaluations, providing in-service training’s and, conducting seminars on a wide range of topics that address trauma and psychological abuse.