Debra Futterman, LCSW
Debra Futterman has over 23 years in the Behavioral Health field. Debra is a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida International University and is a Florida State Approved Supervisor. Debra’s vast experience has spanned working with children and adults in various settings including community mental health, the judicial court system, private for profit and corporate organizations and private practice with a specialized focus in crisis intervention and stabilization, individual, family and group counseling. In addition to her clinical work, Debra brings an expertise in program design, implementation and administration, as well as system development, outcome monitoring, and data analysis. In 2010, Debra created Henderson Student Counseling Services which is the dedicated behavioral health provider for the student body of Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Regional Campus.
Debra serves as the Director of Student Counseling Services for Henderson Behavioral Health and was part of the team that wrote the Student Counseling Services accreditation standards for CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and her program is accredited under these standards. Debra is honored to also be the recipient of the 2017 EPIC Award (Exceptional People Impacting the Community) given by the Mental Health Association of South Florida.
Self-Care Practice: Debra loves to unwind and relax by spending time with her family and her dog Lola. She also enjoys watching movies, tv, and reading fiction novels usually containing main characters that are strong women.
Pronouns Preferred: She/Her/Hers
Erika Correa, Psy.D. has been at Henderson Student Counseling Services since 2015. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida who completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology with Honors from Florida International University, and received her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Correa enjoys working with college and graduate students to help them gain the tools needed to thrive in their personal and academic lives. She utilizes an integrative therapeutic treatment approach that draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and client-centered perspectives, tailored to meet the client’s individual needs. She has been trained as a generalist, but has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, stress management, first generation, adjustment issues, and crisis intervention. Dr. Correa also enjoys providing supervision for HSCS’s psychology doctoral trainees. Additionally, she is fluent in English and Spanish.
As part of her self-care practice, she enjoys the challenge of long-distance running, spending quality time with family and friends, yoga, reading fiction, watching movies and tv, and cuddling with her 2 dogs.
Daiya Persaud has been with Henderson Behavioral Health since 2004. Daiya has a lot of experience providing support to individuals that struggle with various mental health issues, and overall, enjoys helping individuals in different areas of life. She values and shows respect to all individuals no matter what the circumstances. Her favorite self-care practices include singing, meditation, listening to music, and spending quality time with her family, including her pet cat, Samantha.
Broward College Student Assistance Clinical Staff
Karl Backman, MD
Dr. Karl Backman is a graduate of University of Texas Medical Branch medical school in Galveston, Texas and completed his Psychiatry residency training at University of Miami. After residency, he worked in private practice before joining Henderson Behavioral Health and has experience working with various populations. He has history working with several populations including the Severe Mentally Ill and has provided psychiatric services, on a part-time basis, for Broward College students hrough Henderson Student Counseling Services since 2015 and serves as Medical Director of Broward Sheriff’s Office Drug Court Treatment Program through Henderson Behavioral Health.
Rene Camacho Cordoba, LMHC
Rene E. Camacho Cordoba is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Mr. Camacho Cordoba obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree From Metropolitan University located in Barranquilla, Colombia. He specialized in Drug Addiction at the University Luis Amigo in Medellin, Colombia. He is qualified to practice as a Mental Health Counselor by the University of the state of New York -Education Department since April 2007.
Mr. Camacho is a Certified First Aid Mental Health Instructor and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. Mr. Camacho Cordoba provides his patients with the guidance and tools necessary to help them overcome their crisis. He is bilingual in Spanish/English with more than 10 years of experience working in prevention, diagnostic, and treatment in mental health and addictions. Mr. Camacho Cordoba has received training in Motivational interview, cognitive behavior therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Traumatic Incident reduction, Mindfulness, stress management, and relaxation techniques. He offers a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment experiences including mental health and substance use counseling, stress management, crisis intervention, individual, family, group counseling, and mental health workshops.
Mr. Camacho Cordoba’s self-care practices are, meditating every morning, daily exercise, being thankful every day, enjoying nature, laughing with loved ones, listening to music, watching movies, reading magazines, dancing, and going to the beach.
Erin Ladwig, LMHC
Erin Ladwig is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and has been working in the field for more than 15 years. Erin has a background working in case management, in-home therapy, juvenile justice, domestic violence, trauma, sexual abuse, substance use, family conflict, relationship issues, parenting skills, and sexual education. Erin has experience working with individuals, groups, families, and couples. In her clinical work she deals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, divorce, dissociative identity disorder, personality disorders, substance use, communication skills, socialization skills, stress related disorders and more. Erin really enjoys working with students at Broward College to help them succeed by learning how to deal with test anxiety, academic stress, socialization, public speaking, what major to choose, self-care, pressures of daily living, and balancing responsibilities. To further her abilities to assist others, Erin has become a Certified Sex Therapist and she is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and places her focus on being humanistic. Erin believes that everyone’s experience is different and must be treated that way.
In her spare time Erin enjoys playing soccer, scuba diving, traveling, and being with her beagle, Lacey.
Health Information Specialist
Vanessa Castro has experience working with children of different age groups, as well as children with learning disabilities. Vanessa has been at Henderson Student Counseling Services since 2019 and has been enjoying her new experience working with college and graduate students. She strives to assist students to her fullest potential. For self-care, she enjoys spending time with her family, dog, and two cats.
Health Information Specialist II
Naomi Honorat has experience working in the healthcare field. Her interest for the healthcare field stems from her desire to be a helper. She has a passion for helping those in need and playing a part in brightening up their day. For self-care she finds baking and home decorating to be her relaxing hobbies that she loves and enjoys.