Florida Medical Psychology Associates, LLC

  Andrea Friedman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology and clinical neuropsychology.  Dr. Friedman received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in 1995.  She completed her internship at the Boston VA Medical Center/Tufts University and her postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.  In addition to her private practice with Florida Medical Psychology Associates, she is also on staff at Tampa General Hospital. She provides outpatient psychological services, including pre-surgical evaluations, to BayCare's bariatric surgery program at St. Joseph's Hospital and South Florida Baptist Hospital. She has held a faculty position in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine at University of South Florida, and has been a regular contributor to the World Of Westchase magazine's "Your Mental Health" column. Her current clinical practice focuses on providing mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy to adolescents, adults, and seniors. She offers individual therapy, assessment, as well as couples/marriage counseling.  She specializes in stress management, weight management, coping with chronic illness and/or chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders, positive psychology, parenting skills, life transitions, fertility, and bereavement.  She also offers gifted testing for Advanced Gifted Placement, memory/dementia evaluations, spinal cord stimulator placement evaluations, and donor egg/sperm fertility treatment evaluations.  


Perry Kaly, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology, and sport and exercise psychology. Dr. Kaly received his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1999, and completed internship and postdoctoral residency at the University of South FloridaDr. Kaly obtained a master's degree in psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University enabling him to provide medication consultation services to his patients as well as other health care providers.  He previously worked as a consulting medical psychologist in a number of community hospitals in Pinellas and Pasco counties.  He currently is on staff at Tampa General Hospital, and holds a clinical faculty appointment in Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of South Florida as an attending psychologist in the Healthy Weight Clinic at USF/TGH which provides multidisciplinary treatment to individuals with eating disorders and other weight control problems. He provides outpatient psychological services to the bariatric surgery program at BayCare's South Florida Baptist and St. Joseph's Hospitals.  His clinical practice focuses on eating disorders, weight management, bariatric surgery, pain management, adjustment to acute and chronic medical illness, psychodiagnostic assessment, and general psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, couples and families.


Mario Rodriguez, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine.  Dr. Rodriguez obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Miami in 1995, and completed his internship at the Boston VA Medical Center and his postdoctoral fellowship at the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Carnegie Mellon University.  He served as
an assistant professor and director of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia before relocating to the Tampa Bay area in 2000.  Dr. Rodriguez obtained a master's degree in psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University enabling him to provide medication consultation services to his patients as well as other health care providers.  He has a clinical faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida and is an attending psychologist in the Healthy Weight Clinic at USF/TGH, which provides multidisciplinary treatment to individuals with eating disorders and other weight control problems.  He provides outpatient psychological services to the bariatric surgery program at BayCare's South Florida Baptist and St. Joseph's Hospitals. Dr. Rodriguez uses an integrative approach in psychotherapy with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy as well as interpersonal and psychodynamic therapy techniques.  He provides psychological treatment to adolescents, adults, and couples.  His areas of special interest include mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, weight management, stress management, couples counseling, coping with chronic illness, and aging/adult development.

Marina Unrod, Ph.D. . is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical health psychology. Dr. Unrod received her doctoral degree in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida in 2000. She completed her internship at the University of California San Diego Consortium, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California/Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare, with specialization in addictions research and treatment. Prior to joining the Florida Medical Psychology Associates, she conducted research in the area of tobacco use and provided smoking cessation interventions at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Along with Drs Friedman, Kaly, and Rodriguez, she provides psychological services, including pre-surgical psychological evaluations, to the bariatric surgery program at BayCare's South Florida Baptist and St. Joseph's Hospitals. She also provides consultation, assessment and treatment of residents in assisted living and long-term care facilities. In her clinical practice, Dr. Unrod uses a biopsychosocial approach to treatment and health promotion, with a focus on providing cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based psychotherapy to adults and seniors. Her areas of special interest include mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and smoking cessation, chronic pain management, and stress management.