About Dr. Ailyn Penate

Specialties

Depression
Anxiety
Co-dependency
Trauma
Anger Management
Stress Reduction
Grief
Sleep Disturbances (insomnia)
Adjustment difficulties
Weight Reduction/Management
Personal Growth

As a Therapist

My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which to guide you to reach your full potential. I like to incorporate cultural sensitivity into the therapy as a way to respect your values, attitudes, and differences in opinions of various cultures and different types of people. Consequently, I tailor my therapeutic style to your situation and goals. For example, I  use an integrative approach to blend strategies from one or more schools of psychotherapy (i.e., Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Humanistic Therapy). We can also emphasize a solution-focused treatment and utilize positive psychology strategies when appropriate. As a trained neuropsychologist, I am conscious of the way our changing brain chemistry affects our mental health, and so I integrate this knowledge into the therapeutic work.

Depression and other mental health problems make us feel alone most of the time, and deciding to pursue counseling is often scary for many people. However, you are not alone; I am here to listen and help you find joy, peace, hope, growth, and meaning in your life.

If you prefer therapeutic services in Spanish; I can be of help as I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

Education

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Florida (PY10090). I completed my doctorate with a specialization in neuropsychology at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL, in 2015. My internship training was at South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (SFETC), a maximum security forensic hospital in Florida City, FL, in 2015; however, I have been a Certified Florida Forensic Examiner since 2014. Following the internship, I completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology. One year was completed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) in Miami Beach, FL. The other year of training was finished at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Center on Aging, currently known as the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging (CNSA) in Miami, FL, where I have been appointed distinguished faculty member since April 2019.

Before my doctorate, I obtained a masters in science degree in general psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL in 2007, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Florida International University, also in Miami, FL in 2005.

Cost of Therapy

Therapy services 55 minutes long and the rate is $120.00 for each individual session, and $125.00 for each couple session.

 

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