Our Founders


J. Salima Patel, PhD

Say the phrase “family work” and watch Dr. Patel’s face light up. This is a clear indication of the fiery passion that has fueled her professional pursuits.

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Katrina A. Ventola, CAC, E-RYT 200

Katrina’s passion for helping others has been a gift from her own journey in recovery that has spanned 12 years.

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The Team

The Wellness Institute of Florida is comprised of a dynamic, expertly trained and highly regarded team who exceed in their respective areas of specialty.

They make up mental health professionals, psychiatrists, medical doctors, life coaches, holistic practitioners, and trainers.

Each member of the team identifies ‘striving for betterment’ as a professional and personal goal. Team members all pride themselves on being easily accessible to each client, with the understanding that crises can and do occur at in opportune times.

The team recognizes that at most discretion is extremely important; this has been a distinguishing factor most valued by Concierge clients at the wellness Institute of Florida.