Mitch Spero, Psy.D., Child and Family Psychologist with Child & Family Psychologists

Get to know Child and Family Psychologist Dr. Mitch Spero, who serves the population of Plantation, Florida.

Mitch Spero, Psy.D., is a child and family psychologist at Child & Family Psychologists in Plantation, Florida. 

Dr. Mitch Spero is a very experienced doctor of psychology, and has been in practice for more than 28 years. He earned his Psychology Doctorate in 1987, from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to this, Dr. Spero had completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979 and then a masters degree in Psychology at the University of Miami in 1981. 

Having a wealth of experience, Dr. Spero has become renowned across Florida and beyond as an expert in the psychological evaluation and treatment of both children and adults. He is a specialist in the treatment of emotional and behavioral problems of children and adolescents, including those suffering from attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and those children struggling to cope with their parents’ divorce, or struggling to fit in with a stepfamily. Working with adults, Dr. Spero often provides family and relationship psychotherapy and help for people who suffer from addictions and substance abuse.

As well as being a leading Psychologist with a busy practice known as Child and Family Psychologists in Sunrise, FL, Dr. Spero is a famed public speaker and author, and he is also the founder of the Broward County Chapter of the Stepfamily Association of America. Dr. Spero also gained world fame as the Pro bono Evaluating Psychologist of Elian Gonzalez, the child from Cuba. He likes to relax by looking after his trained turtle Florida, and is the author of the book and game “Florida The Turtle Who Thinks He’s A Dog Finds His Feelings”. Dr. Mitch Spero values the development of mind, body, and spirit, and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a proud father, and he sincerely practices psychology with passion.

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