I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami and am a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida. For close to five years, I have worked in both private practice and have served as Clinical Director for the Children’s Bereavement Center, a non-profit organization based in South Florida which provides free, virtual grief support groups to children, teens, and adults following the death of a loved one. In both my roles as a psychologist in private practice and Clinical Director at the Children’s Bereavement Center, I have obtained significant experience in helping those suffering from trauma and loss.
Starting in 2019, I began advanced clinical certification in Adult Psychoanalysis provided by the nationally accredited Florida Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, I am in my fourth year of training, provide psychoanalysis under supervision, and hope to graduate in the next few years.
Over the course of my education and professional experience, I have had the privilege to be published in several peer-reviewed journals, present at national conferences, and be interviewed by local and national new outlets, including NPR and the Miami Herald. Currently, I am working to incorporate psychoanalytic thought and principles in contemporary, progressive Christian denominations in the effort to demonstrate how psychoanalytic thought can expand one’s capacity to contend with existential questions of meaning and purpose in one’s life. I am fortunate enough to develop this area of research and practice alongside Pastor Harold Marrero, a doctoral candidate at the Duke Divinity School at Duke University.