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 in 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 co-founder and director of 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 currently hold several leadership positions at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (ACBS), and I am also a graduate research mentor for the University of Nevada, Reno. I regularly present at professional conferences around the globe and conduct workshops in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) for behavior analysts and other professionals. And, my current research projects include the implementation of ACT with parents, youth, and staff; and training behavior analysts in relationship building, compassionate care, behavioral flexibility, and clinical behavior analysis.