Meet Our Highly Experienced, Multi-disciplinary Staff
Our staff have a wide range of knowledge and skills which enable them to work with the multi-faceted needs of our clients. We use a collaborative process to assess and treat conditions in the best possible manner for our patients.
Robert K. Winegar, Psy.D.
Robert K. Winegar, Psy.D.
Dr. Winegar has been practicing in Sarasota for nearly two decades and, during this
time, has developed positive working relationships with many area pediatricians, schools and families.
While having a special interest in ADHD, reading disorders and sports-related concussions, Dr. Winegar focuses on the comprehensive assessment of children and adolescents. Dr. Winegar is also able to provide assessments to determine giftedness, general learning style, and to document the need for 504 Plans and IEPs. Assessments to support the request for testing accommodations (PSAT, SAT, ACT) are provided.
Barbara P. Srur, M.D.
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Barbara P. Srur, M.D.
Dr. Barbara P. Srur is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who has extensive inpatient and outpatient experience in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. She has been an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at FSU Medical School where she taught 3rd year students. In 2010, she was the recipient of the FSU Distinguished Teacher Award.
Dr. Srur trained at North Shore University Hospital, which was affiliated with Cornell Medical School in New York, as a Pediatric intern, where she also completed a Child Psychiatry Fellowship. Her Adult Psychiatry training was at Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine.
Dr Srur is also a Psychopharmocologist, skilled in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, and eating disorders. She believes in using an integrative approach to treatment and, when indicated, the lowest effective dose of medications.
Stacy Greeter, M.D.
Dr. Stacy Greeter is board certified in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She graduated summa cum laude from Duke University where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Greeter received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the Morehead Medical Scholarship. During her undergraduate and medical training, Dr. Greeter conducted extensive clinical research funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on autism and on OCD. She completed both her adult studies and her child and adolescent subspecialty training at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she worked with nationally and internationally renowned psychiatrists.
Dr. Greeter has extensive experience treating complex mental illness and unique family systems. She also has special training in family therapy and motivational interviewing and particular expertise in treating trauma-related disorders, ADHD, depression, PTSD, autism, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Dr. Greeter takes a warm and empathic approach that emphasizes each client’s unique strengths. She combines the most current evidence-based understanding of psychopharmacology with taking the time to fully understand each individual’s perspective to ensure that her patients achieve the best result with the least medication.
Cynthia Burns, LCSW
Cynthia Burns, LCSW Psychotherapist
Cynthia Burns is a Board Certified, Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She graduated from the University of Texas’ Undergraduate Honors Program (Plan II) with a concentration in Psychology. She received her MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, completing practical studies in both adult and child outpatient mental health facilities. Following graduation, Cynthia moved to Indianapolis and became a Medical Social Worker at Indiana University’s Medical Center’s pediatric facility, Riley Children’s Hospital. Here she worked with chronically ill and terminally ill children and their families. She also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at Indiana University and supervised graduate students interning at this hospital.
On moving to Florida, Cynthia worked as a Child and Family Therapist with Manatee Mental Health Center (The Glens) for many years before establishing a private practice with Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates in Bradenton. She also served as a Consultant to the Manatee County School System for students and families requiring mental health services. Most recently, Cynthia has provided counseling services to parochial schools in the Sarasota area. In this capacity, she worked individually with children and parents, served as a consultant to parents and teachers regarding the social, emotional, and behavioral issues of students, and provided groups for children who were experiencing trauma over the change in family structure due to death or divorce.
In her work with children, adolescents and families, Cynthia primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and also utilizes Play Therapy with younger children to establish rapport and to facilitate the therapeutic process. She works with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples.
Elyse K. Chaplin, Ph.D.
College Success Specialist
Elyse K. Chaplin, Ph.D.
Dr. Chaplin has over 25 years of working with students to help maximize their personal and academic success, enhance self-esteem and self-advocacy skills, navigate through academic stress and perceived obstacles, and in assisting students to fully realize their individual potential. Through a holistic approach which may include a combination of academic appreciative coaching, positive psychological principles, as well as student development theory and strengths based learning, Dr. Chaplin works one-on-one with students to identify realistic and obtainable goals. Student success coaching will allow students to develop effective organizational strategies, learn how to efficiently manage their time, and will gain the tools to activate proven success strategies and techniques so that students will more fully thrive, succeed, and achieve their goals both academically and personally.
Dr. Chaplin’s areas of specialty include assisting students to be less stressed and overwhelmed, working with students with learning disabilities or ADHD, assisting students to successfully transition to college/university, and working with clients that are interested in exploring academic majors or career interests.
Dr. Chaplin has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Toronto and is A.B.D. on a Doctorate of Education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Her Master’s degree, also from The George Washington University, is in Secondary Learning Disabilities and Transition. Dr. Chaplin completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Executive Education program in Crisis Leadership.
Previous career experiences of Dr. Chaplin have included serving as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Students with Disabilities at Brown University, consulting work with Harvard University’s Accessibility Services, serving as Associate Dean of Students and case manager at Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet Wilkes Honors College and Boca campus. She also served as an instructor at University of Maryland’s College Park TRIOS/Academic Achievement Programs, an intern at Washington’s Lab School for Students with Learning Disabilities, and as an at-risk/student success counselor working with students to enhance their academic and personal achievement at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.
Dr. Chaplin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cliff Hoberman, LCSW
Cliff Hoberman, LCSW Psychotherapist
Cliff graduated from Adelphi University School of Social work in 1981, with a Master’s degree in Social Work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. Cliff has a diverse background in therapy, counseling, social work, education, non-profits and business development.
As a practical solution-focused therapist, Cliff’s approach to therapy or counseling provides support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, he helps clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues helping you to build upon your strengths as well as identify and achieve your goals.
Cliff provides counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families that may be dealing with a variety of issues related to anxiety, stress, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, parenting, depression, focusing problems, trauma, grief, loneliness, goal setting, time management, shyness, communication, substance abuse, as well as life transitions.
His goal for the therapeutic partnership is to help you further develop your strengths and enhance your skills to overcome barriers, thus enabling you to feel better about yourself, and to accomplish personal and or professional goals. Cliff invites you to take the next step to learn to think in new ways, obtain insight and feedback, and receive support and encouragement to face and take on new challenges.
Cliff is committed to helping you work through your challenges in a safe, warm, and supportive atmosphere.
Rita O’Connor, BA
Reading and Learning Specialist
Rita O’Connor, BA, Reading and Learning Specialist
Rita Ann O’Connor, “Miss Rita”, comes to us bringing her eagerness to help struggling learners grasp the tools necessary to become better students. Her AA is from Manatee Jr. College, Bradenton, FL, her BA from Barry College, Miami Shores, FL, and the Reading Specialist is from University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL campus.
Since Barry College had its own Learning Disabilities Lab, Miss Rita had exposure to students possessing extensive learning disabilities such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), conditions on the Autistic Spectrum, as well as various emotional blocks to learning. This intensive tutoring exposure gave Miss Rita experience and inspiration which planted seeds that blossomed into Miss Rita’s Tutor Room.
Miss Rita has worked with the government program entitled “No Child Left Behind” and has volunteered with the PAL reading program (Partners Assisting Literacy) in Sarasota. Many of her students win awards after completing their tutoring time.
In 2009, Miss Rita took her tutoring talents to Tifton, GA, the Reading Capital of the World, as Reading Specialist via Miss Rita’s School Mobile. She is certified in both Florida and Georgia for teaching and as Reading Specialist, enabling her to tutor and substitute teach in both states.
Miss Rita sees the potential within the student and has a creative “out-of-the-box” way of enabling the student to realize his abilities as he moves toward the goal of improvement utilizing The Open Court Reading Program and the SRA (Scientific Research of America Reading Program).
Deborah and Lisa — Psychiatry Office