Mental Health

Overview

About me

I completed an honours degree in psychology before studying my doctorate in psychology in Glasgow Caledonian University. My doctorate is accredited by the British Psychological Society and the Psychological Society of Ireland, with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) providing my license. I attend regular supervision as per the professional practice and ethical guidelines of my regulatory bodies, in addition to attending continued professional development. My experience whilst training and subsequently working has provided me with the opportunity to work with various psychological, emotional, social and physical difficulties such as:

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & obesity
  • Chronic or persistent pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Abuse (sexual, physical, neglect)
  • Addiction including substance and alcohol use disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety/phobia
  • Insomnia
  • Gender/sexuality concerns

1995

I have started my clinical career from working with a wide array of psychological issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, anger management, parent/adolescent communication, self-injury, teen/adolescent issues, stress management as well as relationship and marital issues.

Between 1995 and 2001 I was working in Los Angeles as an independent psychological expert for dozens of companies and small companies of the area. It gave me a possibility to qualify in business and management psychology while helping department managers to solve behavioral conflicts between their employees.

2001

Advanced training in psychological assessment and psychotherapy

Extensive work experience in university counseling centers, community mental health centers and private practice settings.

Specific advanced training for Borderline Personality Disorder (from Behavioral Tech) including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

In 2001 I continued my research started a year before on the topic “Overcoming Depression”, which allowed me to develop an innovative method of depression treatment. I’ve been using this method ever since in my practice.

2005

Research Results

In December 2005, I became well trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy) which I use now to enable clients to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress of disturbing life events, including symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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2007

My book

“Mental health and social life”

In 2007, I finally finished my first book “Mental health and social life”, where I described my latest research connected with social psychology. It became a bestseller the following year.

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Employment history

Director of Research

Albert Ellis Institute, New York,

NY May 2004 to October 2008

Clinical Research Psychologist

St. John’s University, Jamaica,

NY, August 2005 to September 2008

Director of Behavior Analysis

New York Obesity Research Center

Weight Loss Program (NYORC-WLP), St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY October 2005 to March 2008

Coordinator of Research and Staff Therapist

Albert Ellis Institute, New York,

NY July 2003 to May 2004

Senior Behaviorist

New York Obesity Research Center

Weight Loss Program (NYORC-WLP), St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY October 2004 to October 2005

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

St. John’s University

Psychology Department, Jamaica, NY August 2003 to August 2005

Clinical Fellow

Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY

June 2001 to July 2003 Conducted individual and group psychotherapy