Our Amazing Team of Healers.
Dr. Lisa Palmer - Program and Clinical Director
Leading Psychotherapist, Dr. Lisa C. Palmer is the Program and Clinical Director of The Renew Center of Florida located in Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Renew Center was recently Ranked #1 in Top Ten Treatment Centers in US for Post-Traumatic Stress by Newsmax.
Nationally and Internationally known, Dr. Palmer appears regularly on Network Television and Radio shows such as on FOX, MSNBC, RT America, CNN, CBSN, The Blaze, Cheddar TV, OANN, SKY TV, Newsmax, and has appeared on talk and syndicated shows such as Dr. Drew and Crime Watch Daily. She previously hosted her own local radio show, and discusses a wide variety of topics related to health and wellness, current events, relationships, millennial topics, and lifestyle.
Licensed in both Florida and New York, Celebrity Psychotherapist Dr. Lisa Palmer is one of Hollywood’s youngest go-to psychotherapists for individuals and families of Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, nationally ranked athletes, models, entrepreneurs, actors, and noted musical artists.
Dr. Palmer’s specialties in Trauma, Eating Disorders, and Family Relationships make her attractive to the most discriminating clients. Her all-inclusive “Reality-Based” and rapid hypnosis programs are well known for helping individuals and families to rapidly and effectively conquer tough-to-beat issues and self-sabotage, improve overall success and performance, and regain mental and physical health.
Dr. Palmer’s blend of artistry and advanced science, allows her to sculpt clients into their dreams and possibilities. An architect of consciousness and a physicist of change, her unique hypnosis treatments masterfully reduces and even eliminates the negative effects of traumatic and painful memory to help individual reclaim themselves and their lives.
Dr. Palmer is licensed in marriage and family therapy in both Florida and New York; certified in hypnotherapy; trained in mediation; a certified therapist in rapid reduction technique; a Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Florida State Approved Supervisor. She has served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, and on the Advisory Board at South University. Dr. Palmer is also Past President of The Palm Beach Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her articles have appeared in national and professional journals. Palmer’s advanced dissertation research study focused on the understanding the rationales for the drives to self-starvation amongst anorexic immigrant women to the U.S.
Dr. Palmer’s extensive and varied experience in the arts, media, and politics throughout her lifetime make her informed and attractive to high profile clients in show biz and in the public eye. She is formerly Miss Vermont USA 1997 and currently the Official Confidence Coach for Miss Kentucky USA 2018. Prior to counseling, Dr. Palmer was a former television news reporter, and also had a hand in politics during the Clinton Administration as White House Intern for Press Secretary’s Office, where she covered Presidential and Vice Presidential events for the Radio Division’s call line.
Dr. Palmer enjoys traveling, and resides in South Florida. She sees patients from across the globe, and travels for both television and sessions. Dr. Palmer believes in leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and embraces the mantra, “Balance is Possible”. She regularly enjoys boxing, high interval training, beaches, skiing, outdoor adventures, travel, mind-body health and relaxation, television appearances, sightseeing, social media, pets. Dr. Palmer enjoys her time with friends, and is often seen in the company of many of society’s movers and shakers who consider her to be a close confidant--politicians, authors, analysts, media moguls and producers, inventors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and like-minded individuals making a difference in the world today. Click here for media bio and CV...
Dr. Brazelia Lazzari - Doctor of Holistic Medicine
Dr. Brazelia Lazzari and Dr. Palmer work closely together with patients to provide consultation and conventional and holistic medical services with natural methods to restore equilibrium, while pinpointing ailments in order to treat causes rather than just symptoms! The two doctors are a great team helping patients heal the mind and body! Body Scans, IV Vitamin Treatments, Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing, Hormonal Testing, Repairing Gut Health, Restoring Nutrition, Cellular Detox, and Neurotransmitter tests to measure your Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine/Epinephrine levels are just some of the of vast array of awesome services!
Dr. Lazzari’s background includes homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture, licensed by the state of Florida and board certified through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
Dr. Jose Mendez - SPECT Scan and Psychiatry
Dr. Jose Mendez coordinates SPECT Scans with Dr. Palmer. He specializes in psychiatry and is licensed in Florida, New York, and North Carolina. Practicing in the medical field for over 24 years, Dr. Mendez consults with Dr. Palmer on SPECT Scan and Brain Health evaluations and together they review your brain health according to science! They show you actual pictures of your brain, and explain the anatomy and physiology of your own personal functioning. You can actually see the effects your lifestyle habits, relationships, and personal injuries have had on your brain, and how it is affecting the way you think and act! Dr. Mendez and Dr. Palmer offer invaluable recommendations on a treatment plan to reverse the negative effects or damage, change your brain functioning for the better, and improve the health of your brain, so that you are happier and healthier! The SPECT scan is especially a great reality check for anyone who is abusing substances! You and your family can actually see how the substances have affected you, and what you can expect down the road if you don't stop!
Dr. Bill Tollefson - Trauma and PTSD Expert and Life Coach
Dr. William Tollefson, Ph.D. is an amazing dear friend and colleague of Dr. Palmer and a national known author, certified Life Coach, publisher, and international speaker. This is who Dr. Palmer recommends her family and friends to see for trauma treatment, since she is not able to treat them herself! There is no one else she would recommend for the treatment of trauma, but Dr. Bill Tollefson!
Like Dr. Palmer, Dr. Tollefson is not only understands the science behind psychotherapy, he is in fact a healer. A man who had a near-death experience of his own as a professional gymnast, he learned many things about healing negative emotions from his experience on the other side. But, his mission was not complete, so he was returned to help others be free from pain and misery.
He taught Dr. Palmer everything she knows about healing trauma in others, and watching painful memories vanish within a matter of minutes. It is like being let out of prison -free from the restraints of anger, helplessness, loss of control, sadness, fear - that has kept you frozen and stuck for so long.
Dr. Bill is a well-known expert on the subject of the effects of trauma and abuse and has traveled around the country giving professional presentations for individuals who suffer from symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). He teaches his healing life skills to individuals to assist them in taking back their personal authority from memories from past events of trauma and abuse.
Dr Bill’s book, DVDs and CDs entitled, Separated From the Light : A Way Back put forth his theories and principles for stopping the haunting memories from the experience of trauma and abuse.
Kayla Bodner - Counselor and Coordinator
Kayla Bodner is a licensed therapist in marriage and family therapy in New York specializing in relationships, mindfulness, and behavioral testing. She is passionate about working with parents, children and families. Her experience working with Dr. Palmer, as a residential counselor, and as an early childhood and special education counselor fueled her passion in the field for those who are recovering from eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety and attachment disorders, and dual diagnosis!
Courtney Minors - Licensed Nutritionist and Registered Dietician
Courtney A. Minors is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Florida. As far as registered dieticians go, she is really cool! She also practices a healthy lifestyle herself and designs her nutritional plans around the needs and lifestyle of the patient! Oh, and she is from the beautiful island of Bermuda!
Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Pre-medicine focus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. She then completed her Master of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University.
Courtney has worked in a variety of settings with patients of all ages and disease states including as a clinical dietitian at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a nutrition professor at Palm Beach State College, as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator at Bermuda Hospitals Board, Chronic Disease Management Center, an outpatient private practice dietitian for AGI Dental & Medical Center and she has worked in addiction recovery and mental health facilities.
Having worked with addiction recovery and eating disorder clients, Courtney is an avid believer in addressing mental health and wellness through nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices Courtney ensures clients are educated and counseled in a fun and hands-on manner as this is key to their long-term success.
Courtney has studied and worked internationally in Bermuda, Brazil, Canada and the United States and brings her international exposure to her dietetic practice! She understands that no patient is the same; as such she uses a holistic and individualized approach with each client through individual & group sessions, supplement recommendations and health coaching!
Courtney is also an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys long distance running, kick-boxing and strength training. Courtney’s philosophy for health and wellness is that maneuvering through your own health journey does not have to be difficult but should always be fun! Who doesn't love Courtney!