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Meet Our Staff

Stanley A. Cohen, D.O.
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He continued his training at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine where he completed three years of general Psychiatry residency at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and two additional years in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry follow up at the Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.

Following this training he was the medical director and acting psychiatrist at the St. Johns County Mental Health Center. Additionally, he previously served at Hasting Youth Academy, a juvenile justice facility, and at Psychological Services of St. Augustine for 11 years.

Dr. Cohen continues his private practice at the new professional center located at Palencia Commons where he sees aged patients ages four years old and up for mental health needs including psychopharmacological/medication management as well as psychotherapy with utilization of the bio-psycho-social model.

Dr. Cohen’s areas of interests include but are not limited to: Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Behavioral Disorders, Psychotic Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Michael M. Speisman, ARNP-BC .
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified in Psychiatry

Michael Speisman is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and holds national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Buffalo and earned graduate degrees in mental health nursing, education, and counseling at the University of Florida. He has over 35 years experience in the mental health field.

Michael’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. He sees patients 16 and older for psychopharmacological/**medication management and psychotherapy.

The focus of care should always be on the development of coping skills and learning to live life to the fullest under any and all circumstances. It takes courage and determination to navigate difficulties one might encounter. Having the support of a qualified health professional can often ease the journey. “I consider it a privilege to join in my patient’s experience and value their trust in my care.” With the proper treatment, life can be more fulfilling and worthwhile.