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Professional and academic background

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I am a dedicated psychotherapist that emphasizes trauma recovery and wellbeing. Sensitive to multicultural backgrounds, diversity, and cross-cultural experiences. Fluent in Spanish, French, and English.

As a certified trauma therapist,  I perform EMDR psychotherapy treatment that facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.

A large part of my success while working with children, youth and adults stems from my ability to cultivate an intuitive understanding of their needs, deep care, interpersonal skills, experience, and mastery of evidence-based intervention models.

Professional History
Summary

I am a Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience.

As a therapist I master evidence-based intervention models.

I am certified in trauma therapy, EMDR therapy, and health psychology.

I have extensive experience in school psychology as well.

 I have volunteers as a First Aid Psychologist on several natural disasters.

I offer psychotherapy, counseling, consultations, lectures and workshops.

Psychotherapist in
Private Practice 

 2016 - to date

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 I offer EMDR Trauma Focused Psychotherapy in English, French and Spanish. I address PTSD,

C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life crisis, acute stress, among others. I also work with no-symptomatic clients that are looking for a better performance in arts, athletics, academics, etc.

Associate Psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates, MA.

2020-2021

Trauma Therapy, EMDR, Flash Technique, & Progressive Counting. Remote therapy for chronic pain, PTSD, attachment trauma, generalized anxiety, depression, phobia, panic attacks, and grief.

Primary Care Psychologist At The Diabetes Pediatric Foundation, Puerto Rico

Assessment and treatment of mental health problems of patients with diabetes type 1 and 2. Psychological counseling in diabetes management and its implications in learning, behavior and socio-emotional aspects.

 2019-2021

Psychological First Aid

Since 2001 to date

Earthquake, 2020, Puerto Rico

Hurricane María, 2017, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma,  2017, refugees from St. Thomas 

Earthquake, 2001,  El Salvador

School Psychologist and School Counselor at Academia del Perpetuo Socorro

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Perpetuo Socorro Academy is a Bilingual Private School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

2013-2016

Children and Youth Psychology at Services Psychologiques

2000-2009

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Services Psychologiques is located in El Salvador-
Psychological assessment and counseling for children, youth and parents. Psychological and psychoeducational assessments.

Counseling Psychologist HIV Patients

2007-2009

Hogar Reina De La Paz is located in El Salvador. This is Clinic was founded by Mother Theresa of Calcuta. I offered individual and group psychotherapy.

School Psychologist at Lycée Français

1998-2004

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Lycée Français is located in El Salvador. Psychological and academic counseling to the school community, students, teachers, parents. 

Psychologist in Catholic Community

 New Alliance Catholic Community in El Salvador. Individual psychotherapy to children and adults. Integration of the Model of Spiritual Psychology.

2007- 2009

CERTIFIED
EMDR

THERAPIST

EMDR International Association Certification in 2020

Integrating EMDR into Clinical Practice, 2019

EMDR Chronic Pain Protocol, 2021 

 

EMDR and DBT, 2020

Remote EMDR, 2020

EMDR level 1 and 2, certification. Francine Shapiro Institute, 2001-2002

CERTIFIED INFORMED TRAUMA THERAPIST

The Trauma Institute & The Child Trauma Institute - Boston, MA.

2019-2020

 

Progressive Counting

 Flash Technique

Slaying the dragon

PHD
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Interamerican University

of Puerto Rico

 

Internship at Interamerican Psychology Clinic.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Supervision Class.

 

Dissertation: Neurocognitive functions in children with type-1 diabetes.

Recognition: Outstanding Practicum

MA
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY

Ana G. Mendez University

of Puerto Rico

  • Sum Cum Laude.

  • Recognition: Who Is Who Among Students.

CERTIFIED CLINICAL TELEMENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER

Evergreen Certifications

Eau Claire, WI.

 PESI 2020

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