Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida

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We are a behavioral health and human services management institute.

The founder of Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida (BBI), Williams Lucena, FMD, LMHC has an extensive experience in the mental health field. He believes that brain balance and harmony is the first step to well being. BBI was founded to provide a wide range of mental health services to the community. We provide guidance through the changes and difficulties in people’s lives.  Whether it is individual therapy or in combination with Brain State Training™, our services are tailored to fit our clients’ needs.

Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida Inc. (BBI) is a behavioral health and human services management institute providing therapy for mental health issues, substance abuse, children, and for the elderly. BBI’s professional team has a combined experience in the field of behavioral services of more than 50-years. We draw on our extensive professional experience to provide the most beneficial treatment approach.

At BBI we have an exceptional staff, professionals with an extensive knowledge, dedicated to providing the best service.

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Our Foundations

The founder of Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida (BBI)Williams Lucena, FMD, LMHC has an extensive experience in the mental health field.

Williams Lucena is physician and psychiatrist in Venezuela and a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).  He has worked in the mental health field for 22-years.  He has experience in Transactional Analysis, Psycho-Corporal Techniques, and other Psycho-Dynamic approaches. He has extensive experience in individual, couples and group and family therapies. He headed the Prior Authorization Adult Department at Miami Behavioral Health Center.  At Royal Coast Mental Health Center he was the Clinical Administrator for 4-years. During that time he also administered St. Jude Mental CMHC for 2 years.  Williams has been providing consulting services for various mental health facilities for the past 6-years. Currently, he is the President of Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida.

Our Team

Williams Lucena

Williams Lucena

Williams Lucena is physician and psychiatrist in Venezuela and a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). He has worked in the mental health field for 22-years. He has experience in Transactional Analysis, Psycho-Corporal Techniques, and other Psycho-Dynamic approaches.

He has extensive experience in individual, couples and group and family therapies. He headed the Prior Authorization Adult Department at Miami Behavioral Health Center.

At Royal Coast Mental Health Center he was the Clinical Administrator for 4-years. During that time he also administered St. Jude Mental CMHC for 2 years.

Williams Lucena has been providing consulting services for various mental health facilities for the past 6-years. Currently, he is the President of Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida.

Mindi Lampert

Mindi Lampert

Mindi Lampert, LMHC, NCC has a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Mrs. Lampert’s experience includes currently working as a Counselor with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and is a Psychotherapist in Private Practice for Adults, Adolescents, and Children. Her experiences include Individual Therapy, Family and Group Counseling. This would comprise Prevention and Intervention Counseling Services for Elementary and Adolescent Populations.

Mrs. Lampert works closely with students who have family and peer issues that may be related to family substance abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, divorce, suicide ideation and crisis intervention.

In addition to her clinical experience, Mrs. Lampert is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.

Steve Greenberg

Steve Greenberg

Steve conducts media training workshops and helps individuals conquer public speaking fears. Steve has been working in and on television for the past 20 years.

Steve routinely appears on The Dr Oz Show and NBC’s Today Show.

Each month, Steve can be seen demonstrating innovative products in America’s top TV markets including CW11 NYC, WGN Chicago, ABC Dallas, NBC Seattle, CBS Houston and others.

For three years Steve could be seen nationally every weeknight demonstrating innovative products on the Discovery Channel’s Your New House. For six years Steve was on HGTV’s very popular Dream Builders. Before that, Steve was a full-time television news reporter. While working at the CBS owned station in Miami, Steve traveled to Cuba five-times, has covered Hurricane Andrew, followed Hurricane Emily to the Carolinas, and has reported stories in Mexico, Honduras, Bahamas and around the U.S. Steve’s reports have been seen on CBS: This Morning and routinely on CBS’s national news feed service. Steve has been honored with 12 Emmy Awards. He has received the highest broadcast national award from the American Heart Association and he has received special recognition from the Florida Medical Association for his coverage of the HIV Haitians detained at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.

Steve also took first place in the Sunshine State Awards for feature reporting. His educational kids’ programs Doc Steve’s Amazing Science Seekers, Baby Animals, Mammals & More, and Gators, Crocs & Other Yucky Swamp Creatures—have all received numerous honors and endorsements from teacher/parent organizations.

You can follow Steve on Twitter @stevetv and on Facebook at Facebook.com/stevetv

Carlos Alayon

Carlos Alayon

Carlos Alayon has a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). His expertise includes children, teens, and adults in a professional office setting and in-home based counseling. He has experience with individual, couples and family counseling.

In the Community Mental Health Clinic setting, he worked as a group therapist and in individual therapy. Mr. Alayon holds extensive experience in Quality Assurance and was Clinical Director supervising the clinical staff. While he was Clinical Director, he was responsible for pre-authorization of patients, weekly treatment team meetings, submission of files chosen for Medicare review and coordinated the accreditation process with Joint Commission. Mr. Alayon also has administrative experience in the higher educational setting which included management of a multi-million dollar budget, with private, federal and state funds.

Lourdes Rios

Lourdes Rios

Along with the above-mentioned services, affiliates at Brain & Behavioral Institute of South Florida (BBI), Lourdes Rios provides services for adults or parents of individuals with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Services that Mrs. Rios are offered include:

– Individual therapy.

– Sexual Therapy.

– Family Therapy.

Lourdes Rios also holds experience in working with individuals with:

– Different types of addictions.

– Domestic Violence.

– Sexual Abuse and trauma.

Argenis Molina

Argenis Molina

Argenis experience goes from IT & Social Media consultant to supporting in the health field on Brain Training Optimization and as a Behavior Technician.

Argenis has strong teaching skills to ensure the learning topics requested in accordance with the needs of businesses can be fulfilled.

Also, high standards when it comes to the evaluation of clients. Elaborating a plan to apply different protocols to adjust, modify, eliminate or improve certain conditions presented on the client’s behavior based on brainwave technology.

Currently completing studies for a Master of Science (M.S) in Psychology Major in Mental Health Counseling.

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Testimonials

  • Testimonial #1

    “My training has stuck and I’m sure it will stick for just about everybody else. If they put in the work they will achieve much better results and in that way, the training will stick forever.

    I think people from rehabs are definitely a market to target. When people become drug addicts/alcoholics they will for the rest of their lives be drug addicts/alcoholics. They will continue to crave for the rest of their lives. But it does get easier as time goes on. If I look at the people in recovery in the rehab that I was at, everyone is a nervous wreck and it has only been now that I am calmer, that I have realized this. The training helps to speed up the recovery process so that you don’t feel so nervous/anxious while sorting out the main psychological reasons for being a drug addict at the same time, therefore reducing cravings and making the initial hard part of recovery so much easier. I relapsed after going to rehab and still craved meth, but the training has suppressed that a hell of a lot. There will always be triggers that might set you off and that’s where a clear brain and additional coping mechanisms that rehabs teach people to come in. I have still had cravings since I’ve trained, but it has hardly been a craving in that sense. It’s just a thought that just as quickly as it enters my mind is forced out and I hardly take any notice. It also happens so very rarely that it does not concern me.”

  • Testimonial #2

    “My motivation to do brain training was to get rid of my nicotine addiction, and that is no longer an issue. Using this technology, I discovered how to switch off my thoughts and experience bliss. That allowed me to tap into my creativity at a whole new level. It’s been an extraordinary journey.”

  • Testimonial #3

    “Where do I start? Brain State Conditioning has changed my life in so many positive ways, I can’t begin to list them all. Each session has yielded powerful insights and helped me harness my inner strength and guidance. Depression and mood swings have lost their hold on me, and I now feel confident that my life is on track. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to go to the next level.”

  • Testimonial #4

    “Before starting sessions, I was depressed and had been for nearly two years. I could not sleep, was unproductive, unmotivated and could not snap out of it after going through a very difficult divorce. Since doing sessions, I am no longer depressed, what used to take me three days to get done, I now get done in three hours. My sleep has more than doubled. I feel hopeful, I feel happy. “Things” don’t bother me, they just roll off. I don’t feel stressed by things anymore. Working with Brain State Conditioning™ has completely changed my daily quality of life. I’m so much more productive, alive, focused, hopeful and motivated.”

  • Testimonial #5

    “I’m sleeping so well every night now, for me to do that is amazing as I’ve had years and years of disturbed sleep. I used to have restless legs, and now they don’t bother me in the night. I’m so very grateful.”

  • Testimonial #6

    “I wanted you to know how much BST has helped me. After completing just one session I felt calmer and less stressed. Since completing 12 sessions I am able to get quality sleep, feel relaxed, and able to focus throughout the day. My sleep patterns have gone from waking up four or five times a night to one or none. There is a calmness that I feel throughout the day and the tension in my neck and shoulders have significantly decreased. I am able to complete many more tasks in a day due to being focused and organized. It has only been a week since my last session and I continue to see improvements every day.”

  • Testimonial #7

    “As a performer, I receive flowers after shows; but never before have I smelled them. On Saturday evening following a show, I was given flowers and I finally smelled them. The next day, my family BBQ’d some ribs–they were the tastiest ribs ever now that my smell is coming back. I’m only in the middle of my sessions too and my headaches have seemed to subside.”

  • Testimonial #8

    “I had only eight sessions and achieved things I didn’t even expect. The changes started occurring during the very first session. After only half an hour of training, I started to gain feeling in my heel which was numb for several years. I had swollen legs for a couple of years and this problem also went away after three days of training. My blood pressure went from 160-98 to 140 – 83. I also got rid of the pain in my neck which was bothering me for a long time.”

  • Testimonial #9

    “I have had an issue of depression, anxiety, emotional overreactions to unfairness and being stuck in the past with regrets and sadness having an overwhelming presence in my daily life.
    I was pathetically disabled in being punctual because, most of the time, I could not leave the house before it would be clear I would be on the late side. I have had training for 15 sessions, which provided my transformation into being a calm, lighter person. I no longer carry too much anger in me. If I get upset about something it does not stay with me to ruin the rest of the day anymore. I can clearly detect my ability to recognize my emotions in different situations and most of the time be able to control myself. My son told me that I do not get angry as I used to be, which was very nice to hear. It would have been nice if I had not lost so much precious time to sadness, anger, anxiety, and depression while I raised my children. Nevertheless, I am so happy to be able to get rid of that helpless feeling, I have a strong feeling my children and husband benefit from this new state of being and so am I.”

  • Testimonial #10

    “I am a single mother of three, going to school, in the process of moving to California, and became completely overwhelmed with worry and indecision. After my training, I can reason on a much more even level and things just seem to come together much easier and quicker. The doubt and worry have subsided to almost nil, and I feel now that I am in command. Thank you very much.”

Contact

1801 Coral Way Unit 327, Miami FL 33145
786-866-5914
786-866-5928
Williams@bbisf.com