Mental health affects the way we feel, think, and behave, and it is also directly related to how we handle stress and relate to others. There are countless factors that can contribute to the development of a mental health concern, and because of this, behavioral health problems, both temporary and permanent, are common. The good news is that help is available, and many people improve their behavioral health with treatment.

Primary care settings have become a place for individuals with behavioral health needs to receive treatment. FoundCare recognizes this and prides itself on being an integrated healthcare facility that reduces the stigma around seeking mental health care by offering behavioral health within a primary care setting. Under the leadership of FoundCare’s Director of Behavioral Health and Clinical Integration, Dr. Myriam Glémaud, Psy.D., FoundCare’s Behavioral Health Team is able to provide services in English, Spanish, and Creole.

FoundCare’s Behavioral Health Team Provides the Following Services:

•Brief Screening During Primary Care Visit

•Biopsychosocial Intake with a Psychotherapist/Psychologist

•Individual Therapy

•Psychiatric Evaluation/Psychiatric Medication Management

•Psychological Evaluation

Substance Abuse Assessment

FoundCare’s Behavioral Health Team assesses established patients with substance abuse disorders and refers them to outpatient and inpatient licensed substance abuse treatment providers throughout the county.

Please call 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) to schedule an appointment with one of our outstanding providers, who can help get you on the path towards mental wellness.

FoundCare offers comprehensive behavioral health services integrated with primary care.

Behavioral Health Team

Alexander Alerte, M.D.
Alexander Alerte, M.D.Director of Psychiatry

Alexander Alerte, M.D.

Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Alerte joined FoundCare in 2020 as the Director of Psychiatry. He brings over 20 years of experience in child development and Psychiatry. Dr. Alerte received his doctorate from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) in the Dominican Republic. He earned his board certification in General Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Alerte completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry and his Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with Columbia University at the Harlem Hospital Center in New York. He is devoted to serving the underserved and chose FoundCare for its cultural sensitivity and dedication to those in need of quality and personalized care. Dr. Alerte is fluent in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French.

Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, Psy.D.
Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, Psy.D.Director of Behavioral Health

Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, Psy.D.

Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Glémaud joined FoundCare in 2017, bringing with her seven years of experience as a psychologist and twenty years of experience as a social worker. She received her MSW from the University of Ottowa in Canada, her Psy.D. from Albizu University in Miami, Florida, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Glémaud focuses on helping patients achieve optimal health through behavior modification and positive thinking. She also addresses underlying mental health issues that may hinder patients' overall health. Dr. Glémaud is fluent in English, Creole, and French.
Sharron Frederick, LCSW
Sharron Frederick, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharron Frederick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharron Frederick joined FoundCare at the end of 2015. She received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University and has been a practicing LCSW for six years. She is dedicated to working with patients who struggle with depression and anxiety, and focusing on goal-setting, increasing self-esteem, improving communication, implementing lifestyle changes, coping with medical issues, grief and loss, and anger management.
Mitsou Handal, LCSW
Mitsou Handal, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker

Mitsou Handal, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mitsou joined Foundcare in 2020, bringing with her 15 years of clinical experience. Mitsou received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the American University in Washington, D.C., and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, she is a certified Transformational Life & Health Coach. It is Mitsou’s passion to empower her clients to live out the most authentic version of themselves-becoming healthier mind+body+spirit and experiencing more joy and less stress. Mitsou is fluent in English, Spanish, Creole, and French.

Mariel Paralitici-Morales M.D.
Mariel Paralitici-Morales M.D.Psychiatrist

Mariel Paralitici-Morales, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Paralitici-Morales joined FoundCare in 2017, bringing with her six years of experience as a Psychiatrist. After graduating from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School, she completed her residency in General Psychiatry, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harlem Hospital Center, in New York. Her areas of focus are children and adolescent pharmacology. Dr. Paralitici-Morales is fluent in English and Spanish.
Serge Thys M.D.
Serge Thys M.D.Psychiatrist

Serge Thys, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Thys joined FoundCare in January of 2016, bringing with him almost 30 years of experience. He completed three separate residencies in Pediatric Medicine, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Thys received his M.D. from Universidad Centro de Estudios Tecnologicos in the Dominican Republic. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Creole.