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668 Maitland Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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Dr. Dholakia

I am a board-certified psychiatrist who works with people of all ages to help enable mental, emotional, and behavioral changes that lead to improving and maximizing wellbeing.

In addition to my work with children, teens, and their families, I help corporate executives, physicians, and other professionals with stressful careers create balance and equanimity in their lives.

I specialize in psychopharmacology and use evidence-based treatments—including medication management, appropriate psychotherapeutic recommendations, and lifestyle adjustments—to ensure your treatment plan offers you the best possible support. I treat a wide range of pediatric and adult disorders, with a special interest in Autism, OCD and ADHD. I also provide comprehensive second opinion evaluations for complex cases that are not responding to treatment.

In order to best serve you, I take time to get to know you or your child beyond the initial reason that was the catalyst for our visit. Together, we identify your strengths as well as your difficulties. I collaborate continuously with family members, primary care physicians, psychotherapists, educators, mental health agencies, and other involved parties to create an integrated treatment plan for your optimal mental health that is unique to you.

Carla Jean-Felix, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC

Carla Jean-Felix is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Primary Care and in Psychiatric Mental Health Across the Lifespan through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with Honors from the University of Tampa, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from South University with Honors and a Post-Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health (PHMNP) from Walden University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Emory University with a study focus on the impact of mental illness on the developing minds of children and young adults and continuous efforts to destigmatize mental health treatment and reduce disparities in psychiatric mental health across all populations.

Carla’s extensive experience in Advance Practice care spans over 10 years in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, including private practice, where her patient-centered and evidenced-based treatment approach and her fluency in the French, Spanish, and Creole language helped foster a strong rapport with her patients. Carla is passionate and dedicated to teaching novice clinicians and most importantly to care for the mental health needs of her patients and their loved ones with a clear understanding that a holistic approach of caring for the mind and body is needed to help us all achieve our fullest potential and live our healthiest lives.

Kreena Patel

RMA/ Office Manager

Elisa Breban

Assistant Manager


I came to Dr. D. at a critical point in my life. He took the time to listen and ask questions, and he validated my responses. He’s been in my corner for all the years that I’ve seen him. I always had a sense of serenity when I walked into his office. He is a gentle and caring soul—a man of great wisdom and I am grateful for his help.

My daughter was having trouble in school and we were sent to see Dr. D. My husband and I were very concerned about how a psychiatrist would approach treating our child. After the first appointment, we realized Dr. D. is truly amazing. He is wonderful with my daughter and really takes the time to listen and get to know her. He’s not a pill pusher, but will obviously give suggestions. He never...

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My family and I have been patients of Dr. Dholakia for over a year now and I have to say he is hands down the greatest doctor that has ever treated us. He is professional, kind, and knowledgeable. Dr. Dholakia always lets us be a part of our treatment and respects our decisions. I highly recommend being under his care.
Happy Family 
Happy Family
Dr. Dholakia is professional, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable—the perfect combination for psychiatric care. He also makes it his point to advocate for his patients and puts their needs first.

I have been a foster parent for over twenty years. In all of that time, I have never had a doctor for my children who was as knowledgeable, patient, compassionate and caring as Dr. D. His treatments have been much more successful than any others we’ve tried in the past. It is obvious Dr. D. takes the time to collaborate with other health care providers and to read past medical records. I have ne...

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Foster Mom 
Foster Mom

I spent 4 years taking my son to various pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, plus countless school meetings. It was a frustrating, emotional, stressful, and tiring life, and my only goal was to find someone to help my child. My son didn’t seem to fit the typical mold of any diagnosis. He was a little of this and a little of that. I felt many doctors were only w...

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Dr. Dholakia is the greatest psychiatrist I have ever seen in my life. He listened to every word that I said and paid very close attention to my side affects from the medications I was on.
It took me years to find a doctor who understood me. Before seeing Dr. D., I had been unable to leave my house. I couldn’t deal with everyday life. My life has truly turned around under Dr. D.’s care.

Psychiatric Background

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: General Adult Psychiatry

Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine

Training, Education, and Research

Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine, New York (currently Northwell Health)

Residency in General Psychiatry
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey (currently Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)

Master of Public Health (M.P.H)
UMDNJ- School of Public Health, New Jersey (currently Rutgers School of Public Health)

New Jersey Autism Study (2009- 2011)
Clinician Reviews for CDC sponsored Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network


Commitment to Excellence Award, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 2016

Community Service Excellence Award, Pike Behavioral Health, 2015

Clinical Excellence Award, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore- LIJ, 2013

Chief Fellow, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore- LIJ, 2012-2013

Lester Granet Resident Achievement Award for Leadership, clinical skills and teaching, UMDNJ- NJMS, 2011

Chief Resident, General Adult Psychiatry, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, 2010-2011

Vice President – New Jersey Psychiatric Association Residents’ Chapter, 2010-2011

Golden Apple Award Nominee for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, UMDNJ- NJMS, 2010

Best Research Paper Award, New Jersey Psychiatric Association, 2010

Assistant Chief Resident, General Adult Psychiatry, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, 2009-2010