I specialize in treating Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, life transitions, and Perinatal Mood Disorders.
I am a New York State Licensed Psychologist who completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Rose Hill Psychological Services. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at North Central Bronx. I earned my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University. During my Ph.D training, I completed clinical externships at Columbia University Medical Center – Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic, Bellevue Hospital Center, and Bronx Psychiatric Center. Furthermore, I have a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Teacher’s College Columbia University. I have also completed a two-year international fellowship at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College, Personality Disorders Institute. Lastly, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Ibero-American University, Mexico City, Mexico. It was there that I gained experience working with diverse populations in psychiatric hospitals, high security prisons, medical hospitals, and schools.
I have treated individuals of all ages, from diverse cultural backgrounds, and of varying sexual identities.
My doctoral research focused on the impact of the negativistic and narcissistic personality characteristics of adult romantic and sexual relationships.
Born and raised in Mexico, and having lived in the United States for several years, I have undergone my own personal experience with the immigration experience. I have also written a manuscript (Mexican Heritage Psychotherapy: Toward a Sociocultural Framework for Clinical Practice) for general mental health clinicians in the United States, focusing on key dimensions to sensitize healthcare practitioners to Mexican and Mexican-American culture when treating patients.