Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai, Psychologist
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Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai

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7050 W Palmetto Park Rd Suite 15 Boca Raton FL, 33433

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Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai is a psychologist practicing in Boca Raton, FL. Jeheudi specializes in the treatment of health mental problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Jeheudi evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Jeheudi because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help. Psychologists may perform a variety of exams and assessments to diagnose a mental condition.

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  • What is the difference between a therapist and psychologist?

    Hello and thank you for your question. A therapist is a mental health specialist who treats mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and other issues that seriously impact a person's daily functioning. He or she may not necessarily be a psychologist. The term is often used interchangeably, but they may have different orientations. A psychologist is also a specialist in mental health, but has additional training in using a wide range of psychological tests to confirm a diagnosis. There are many specialties within the field of psychology (i.e., school psychologists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, etc.). Be sure to ask for the therapist's professional orientation to be sure that it is right for you. READ MORE

  • What are the basic strategies for managing stress?

    Hello and thanks for your question. To be clear not all stress is necessarily bad and in some cases it is needed to help us perform better. Eustress is the kind of stress that is helpful and allows us to perform better at school, home or in our communities. Distress, often called toxic stress is the kind that can raise blood pressure, cause excess anxiety and disturb sleep and eating patterns. The following may be helpful in helping managing toxic stress in your life. At the top of my list is forgiving others who have wronged us. Don't allow negative thoughts to overwhelm you particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic when many of of us have so much time to think, Change negative thoughts into positive ones by thinking good things about yourself. Concentrate on your strengths and say learn to say NO to people who are toxic stress bearers. READ MORE

  • What is talk therapy used for?

    Hello and thank you for your question. Talk therapy is a session where you meet once or twice a week with your therapist whose orientation is basically the psychodynamic or client-centered approach. The goal of the former is that subconscious feelings of past traumatic events have been suppressed. These negative memories are now playing out in the conscious mind through the manifestation of anxiety or depression. The goal is to allow the patient to talk through "free floating" and reach a cartharsis that enables subconscious thoughts to be brought to awareness. It is surmised that the cathartic experience will lead to a reduction or elimination of psychological problems. The latter is where the therapist uses emphatic listening skills by allowing the patient to openly share negative experiences and gain insight into how to overcome them and become mentally healthy. The focus is on the client, thus the name "client-centered." READ MORE

Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai's Practice location

Practice At 7050 W Palmetto Park Rd Suite 15

7050 W Palmetto Park Rd Suite 15 -
Boca Raton, FL 33433
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Get to know Pediatric School Neuropsychologist Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai, who serves patients in Miami, Florida.

Affectionately called Dr. “V” by clients and colleagues, Dr. Vuai is a pediatric school neuropsychologist who provides comprehensive evaluations for a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders, including traumatic brain injury, autism, executive function deficits, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, dyscalculia, apraxia, ataxia, written language disorders, and other brain-based disorders of childhood and adolescents.

He is the Founder and President/CEO of Gray Matter Neurobehavioral Solutions, LLC in Miami, Florida. It is a private practice dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and young adults overcome difficulties exacerbated by neurodevelopmental disorders.

As Clinical Director, Dr. Vuai provides individual, group, and family counseling to address emotional, behavioral, academic, and mental health problems. His aim is to strengthen neurocognitive deficits so that individuals can grow, succeed, and thrive at home, school, and in the community. 

An advocate for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, he seeks to raise awareness that learning and behavioral disorders of childhood do not necessarily result from academic or psychological factors, but rather are frequently due to brain dysfunction. He believes that when the underlying biological factors of learning and behavior are understood, then better intervention protocols can be applied. 

Pertaining to his academic background, Dr. Vuai received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the College of New Jersey. He earned his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with special emphasis in Early and Middle Childhood from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Upon graduation, he completed postgraduate studies in School Psychology at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey & in Clinical Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He then trained under renowned neuroscientists at New York University, Department of Neurology & the National Institutes of Health, Division of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science in Bethesda, Maryland. 

An expert in his field, Dr. Vuai has over fifteen years of experience providing neuropsychological and school psychology services for young adults, children, and adolescents in diverse settings (e.g., medical, in-patient residential treatment facilities, juvenile detention centers, schools, and outpatient psychiatric clinics). A provider for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, he provides disability evaluations and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults. He is also a provider for Children Medical Services, Division of Child Find for the identification of infants and toddlers manifesting developmental delays. 

The doctor is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, which is a credential that is awarded to applicants who demonstrate competency in school neuropsychology. 

To advance his professional efforts, he remains a member of several professional organizations, including the Dade Association of School Psychologists, the Florida Association of School Psychologists, the Florida Applied Behavior Analyst Association, the Florida Biofeedback Society, the American Psychological Association Division 16-School Psychology, and the Division 40-Academy of Neuropsychology. 

Pediatric neuropsychology is a subspecialty within the field of clinical neuropsychology that studies the relationship between brain health and behavior in children. Many pediatric neuropsychologists are involved in teaching, research, supervision, and training of undergraduate and graduate students in the field.

Recognized as a renowned author, researcher, and educator in the field of pediatric neuropsychology, Dr. Vuai has authored many scholarly articles and the following books entitled: “Gray Matter Matters: Reflections on Child Brain Injury and Erroneous Educational Practices” (2012) and “Misbehaving Brains: Essays on Good Children Who Do Bad Things in Schools” (2016).  He provides case studies of children who experienced a wide range of academic, mental health, and behavioral problems whose difficulties were related to underlying neurological factors. 

Born in New Jersey, Dr. Vuai has not forgotten his African roots. He shares an ancestral heritage with the people of Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic. Now living in Florida, he enjoys exercising, riding his bike, running, walking, playing tennis and basketball, watching college and professional football, reading, writing, meeting new people, and traveling in his spare time. 

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