Our Practice

Advanced Behavioral Health Center

Mental Health

In the year 2000 Dr. Luis Torres had a concise vision for mental health; he saw a distinct need to provide Lake County Florida communities with superior quality Mental Health and Advanced Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Luis Torres had just completed his residency training when he relocated to the Lake County area. The under-served Lake County community deserved the very best Advanced Behavioral Health Counseling Services and he soon began to build what is today a thriving behavioral mental health practice that is an integral part of today’s community.


Mental Health Clinicians Join Practice

Within a very short time Dr. Torres recruited a number of mental health clinician professionals with the same vision, and all with a remarkable level of experience and background. Together since the beginning this team of mental health clinical practitioners continues to deliver state of the art and evidence based behavioral health services.

As time passed the community of Lake County continued to grow. Eventually the services offered proved not enough. With the influx of new families establishing residence in the area, a new need for mental health and behavioral services was identified. The vision grew and the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents was soon added to the core mental health services offered.

In 2004 he recruited a long time friend from medical school; Dr. Hector De Leon. Being long time friends from medical school, their interpersonal bond assured an excellent combination of characters that also contributes significantly to the delivery of services. With this significant addition the clinic stepped in as the only private mental and behavioral health practice in the area able to provide comprehensive services for all ages and backgrounds. .

With patients driving from Ocala, FL and southern Lake County, we again saw the need to expand and add more staff. We welcomed the addition of our psychiatrist, Dr. James McDonough. He is able to help us address the high demand of behavioral health services in the area.

Advanced Behavioral Health Center Office

For over a decade, Advanced Behavioral Health Center has consistently provided excellent psychiatric, mental health and behavioral therapy counseling services. Because of Lake County’s diverse background; the practice is affluent in Spanish, with a multicultural emphasis, in tune with contemporary alternative and complementary medical practices. The support we get from our community is our greatest reward.