I am a licensed clinical psychologist and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. I am also a clinical supervisor, trainer, applied researcher, and consultant. I obtained my BA in Clinical Psychology in Bogota, Colombia, at the Konrad Lorenz University, my MA in Behavior Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno, and my PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School, Los Angeles.
I have over two decades of clinical experience, consulting and training across diverse populations and settings. I have expertise treating individuals and couples, using evidence-based practices (ACT, FAP and DBT) to treat anxiety disorders, mood disorders, chronic pain and emotion dysregulation, as well as relationship and interpersonal problems. I also work with families of children and young adults with diagnoses of anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and other behavioral challenges from both a traditional ABA and ACT perspective. I am cofounder and director or Research and Development at the Institute for Effective Behavioral Interventions (IEBI), an organization that provides state-of-the-art behavioral intervention to individuals presenting behavioral, emotional and developmental challenges.
I am currently serving as Member at Large and President for the SoCal Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering and the advancement of human well-being through research and practice grounded in contextual behavioral science.
I also regularly present at professional conferences around the globe and conduct workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) for behavior analysts and other professionals. And, I am actively involved in applied research and the dissemination of evidence-based training and intervention practices through the center for IEBI and collaboration with other researchers in the contextual behavioral science community.