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Why Choose Us?
  • Locally Owned & Operated Since 2003

  • All Services Under One Roof

  • We Accept Most Major Insurances (please call the office to see if we accept yours)

  • Highly Experienced & Educated Professionals

  • Flexible Appointment Availability

  • Comfortable, Relaxing Environment

Our Services

Since 2003 our Center has been able to help more than 20,000 patients. In recognition of our services over the years we received multiple Patients' Choice Awards and in 2020 we have become CARF Accredited!

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Our Professionals

Highly qualified and experienced

  • Psychiatrists (MD/DO)

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (APRN)

  • Clinical Psychologists (PhD)

  • Psychotherapists (LCSW/LMHC/LPC)

Compassionate Psychology

Helping You Lead a Happier Life


Very best Psychologists provide comprehensive services to patients at Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry:


  • Dr. Joseph Amato, PhD - Sarasota, FL office

  • Dr. Ileana Bascuas, PhD - Sarasota, FL office

  • Dr. George McDermott, PhD- Hackensack, NJ office


Our psychologists may help you better understand the root of your issues and develop methods of coping and moving forward. A full range of psycho-educational, psychological and neuropsychological testing is available in the NJ location.


Whether you're looking for therapy for yourself or for a family member, we will give you the attention you deserve every step of the way. And as our patient, you'll benefit from:


  • Convenient office location

  • Easy appointment scheduling

  • Helpful, friendly staff


Don’t suffer with a psychological problem when Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry may be able to help. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Sarasota, FL Location
Dr. Joseph J Amato, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist - Sarasota, FL


Joseph Amato is licensed as a Psychologist in Florida, New York, Arizona and Connecticut.  Most recently, from 2007 until March 2015, he was Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the VA Health Care Systems in the Greater New York Metropolitan area.  For his work he was given the prestigious Federal Executive Board (FEB)   "Call to Service Award" in 2010.  Prior to that high profile position, he was a staff psychologist within the Department of Psychiatry of Stamford Hospital from 1992 to 2007. His clinical interests include Health Psychology and the Mind-Body Connection, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and its contemporary revisions, and adolescent development.  He also has an interest in the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality.   He provides psychological assessment and treatment for adults and adolescents. 


He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from NYU, in 1990. Before becoming  a Psychologist, he served as  a Roman Catholic Priest for 12 years from 1980 to 1992

Prior to his position, at VA, he was a staff psychologist within the Department of Psychiatry of Stamford Hospital from 1992 to 2007. 


Dr. Amato has taught Clinical Assessment in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU for a number of years and has been a clinical supervisor for various doctoral programs in psychology in the NY area. In 2009 he was named Adjunct Professor of the Year. He had been Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (In Psychiatry) for Columbia University Medical School and New York Medical College. 


At the Sarasota, FL, Center of Revitalizing Dr. Joseph Amato performs psychotherapy and psychological evaluations of patients older than 18 years old.

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Sarasota, FL
Dr. Ileana Bascuas, ABPP, Ph.D. -
Licensed Psychologist - Sarasota, FL


Ileana Báscuas, PhD, ABPP, is a Licensed Psychologist with forty years of experience in children and adult services as well as mental health training and management. “Dr. B” is also Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, an achievement only a very small percentage of psychologists obtain.


Since the early 1990s, Dr. B has worked exclusively with adults in skilled nursing homes, ALFs and rehab. Based on her work with older adults, Dr. B wrote Getting Older, Being Here, A Psychologist’s (practical) Guide to Rehab, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Death, and Aging Well. Her focus is on working with adults on such issues as living with depression, chronic health problems, anxiety and negative self-talk, aging, and incorporating spirituality into everyday life.

At the Sarasota, FL, Center of Revitalizing Dr. Bascuas performs psychotherapy and psychological evaluations of patients older than 18 years old.

Hackensack, NJ 
George McDermmot, Ph.D. -
Licensed Psychologist - Hackensack, NJ


BIO coming soon

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