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The Geffken Group
(352) 377 - 1426

Our Providers

At the Geffken Group, all of our providers are highly trained mental health professionals from the disciplines of psychology and mental health counseling, and all of our providers are well equipped to help with any number of mental health needs. However, we understand that not every therapist is a good fit for every client, and if you have any preferences in regards to your provider let us know and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Learn More About our Providers

Gary Geffken, PhDRachel Schneider, MEd, EdS

View Gary Geffken, PhD's Curriculum Vitae
Gary Geffken, PhD is a clinical psychologist who recently retired after 29 years on the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine. In his many years of experience he has worked with a number of therapeutic concerns, though he most notably specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and OCD. However, he enjoys working with a variety of concerns. Additionally, he has expertise supervising advanced trainees in mental health disciplines. While he was focused on primarily academic pursuits during his time at UF he continues to be enthusiastic about working with clients of all ages and their families, as well as mentoring advanced practitioners in mental health disciplines nearing the end of their training as they move toward independent practice.

Rachel Schneider, MEd, EDs is a registered mental health counseling intern. As a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern she is a fully trained and educated provider in the final stages of achieving her independent licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida. She completed her degree in Counselor Education at the University of Florida with a focus in mental health counseling. Currently she specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), primarily with anxiety disorders, and particularly with OCD. She also can help with issues of depression, PTSD, and other concerns. Her main goal and priority is to help every client become their happiest, healthiest self through the therapeutic process.

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