Meet Daniela Contreras at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches
Meet our provider at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches, Daniela Contreras who specializes in mental health and serves individuals suffering from mental health conditions and emotional challenges. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Boynton Beach FL, Palm Beach Gardens FL, Stuart FL, Royal Palm Beach FL, Vero Beach FL, and Plantation, FL.
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What inspires Daniela Contreras to serve the mental health community?
How does Daniela Contreras treat patients?
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Born in Venezuela and raised in South Florida, Daniela completed her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the University of Florida and earned her Masters of Clinical Medical Science degree from Barry University.
Daniela became aware of the importance of mental health in high school, when she saw the social stress placed on adults and teens regarding success and self-image. She realized that there were limited available resources to help her friends, and she became frustrated with the mental health industry and the lack of practical help that people were receiving. When her family members were diagnosed with mental illness, Daniela became their advocate and fought for their mental health. These experiences solidified her interest in a medical career in mental health and inspired her to study medicine and become a full-time advocate for others.
Daniela speaks both Spanish and English as a native speaker and can help patients in either language. Not everyone has the proper support systems in their life, and some individuals have language or functional barriers. Daniela believes strongly that patients in distress should be able to get proper mental health care from their provider. She has heard the disheartening stories about psychiatrists being cold and only addressing bare basics of med management and leaving patients with unanswered questions. Every day Daniela works to “be the change you want to see in the world” as she actively listens and advocates for her patients’ emotional and mental wellbeing.
Daniela is a strong believer that we should get regular mental health checks and consider a mental health life coach. Why wait for a crisis if you can practice living your best life every day? Being proactive versus reactive is wisdom. Daniela has a deep personal desire to help people lead happy, healthy lives despite mental health challenges. She believes that psychiatry and mental health touch every aspect of medicine, and that when we feel better, our overall health outcomes tend to be better. Daniela embraces the biopsychosocial model of understanding mental health, which takes into account the interconnected relationship of our biology, psychology, and sociology. She finds this whole-life approach to be very impactful and rewarding, and she is committed to partnering with her patients to help them “live their best life.”
She is proud to be an American, and understands firsthand from her family many of the situations and challenges of coming to a new country and interacting with other cultures. Daniela’s family would describe her as having a sunny personality, being a great listener, and being full of optimism and empathy. She enjoys reading, walking, dogs, playing pickleball, photography, travel, and sunny days.
You can book an online appointment with Daniela Contreras at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches. Please note that you are only requesting an appointment. We will notify you to confirm & schedule your appointment. Please allow at least 24 hours for us to contact you.