Mental Wellness is the Goal

Did you know that the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month? In recognition of this important month, the Miami Beach Democratic Club Program Committee will host a virtual event on May 6th, 2021, entitled "Mental Wellness is the Goal: a frank discussion".

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Many of us are experiencing a range of stressful emotions related to the pandemic, as a result of living in isolation, constantly being in a state of heightened awareness in regard to safety, hesitancy to take the vaccination, as well as returning to work/public place. Join your friends from the Miami Beach Democratic Club as we invite two mental healthcare professionals to share their insights, knowledge, and recommendations with us.

Our guest mental healthcare experts will be Dr. Safir Azam, MD and Dr. Raul Soto-Yulfo, Psy.D. Dr. Azam, is a psychiatrist with a Miami Beach private practice since 2013. Dr. Soto-Yulfo is a doctoral fellow in clinical psychology whose professional interests include adult psychotherapy and assessments/evaluation. Read their full biographies below.

In addition to discussing the current state of affairs and coping skills, we will also discuss how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan has made healthcare insurance for all healthcare needs more accessible and affordable for more Americans. 

Join the Miami Beach Democratic Club on Thursday, May 6th, at 7:00 PM for this timely discussion.

The event will be held on Zoom. Click here to register:



Safir Azam, MD, Telepsychiatry Services

Dr. Safir Azam is an experienced board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice for several years. He specializes in mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, panic, stress, PTSD, life coaching and bipolar disorders as well as educational and professional under-achievement. He advises and consults on most general psychiatric and psychological issues. He offers various modalities of treatments, mainly medication management and counseling. He has had the opportunity to receive 4 years of training in Psychiatry Rotations at the Royal London and St Bart's Hospital, England, followed by a rigorous residency training in the United States in General Psychiatry at SUNY Down State Medical Centre New York, and a sub-specialty training year at the University of Florida.


Dr. Raúl Soto-Yulfo, Psy.D

Dr. Raúl Soto-Yulfo completed his Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education (1996) at Inter American University of Puerto Rico. In 1997 moved to Miami and obtained his Master of Science in Psychology and his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (M.S., 2011 and Psy.D., 2017) both with distinction from Albizu University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Soto-Yulfo completed his doctoral dissertation titled Microaggressions and The LGBTQI2-S Population: A Training Program Design for Professionals in the Mental Health Field where he explored the concepts, history and types of microaggressions and its effects and a proposed program design aimed for professionals in the mental health field. Dr. Soto-Yulfo worked in the aviation industry for 14 years, allotting him the opportunity to work with different individuals from multiple backgrounds. While working, he managed to study psychology, which is his real passion. He completed his APA accredited Pre-doctoral Program and APA accredited Residency Program at Citrus Health Network, Inc. where he had the opportunity to continue honing his therapy and assessment skills. Since 2009, he had the opportunity to work with diverse populations; psycho-educational, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations; distinct theoretical approaches, varied modalities, and different mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment, behavioral health/behavioral medicine, among other disorders including substance use.  His professional interests include adult psychotherapy and assessments/evaluations. Dr. Soto-Yulfo is a bilingual clinician offering services fluently in English and Spanish. Currently, he is a licensure candidate in the State of Florida and a member of the American Psychological Association and the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. His hobbies outside professional interests include reading, photography, and traveling.

“My therapy approach is client centered, solution focused, and a mutual collaboration to facilitate awareness, achievement of goals, with an outcome of obtaining a general wellbeing.”

  • William Warren
    published this page in Blog 2021-04-21 14:32:26 -0400