Elizabeth A. Willems, PsyD Clinical Psychologist
US-trained clinical psychologist offers testing and counseling for depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, cultural adaptation, discrimination, traumatic memories, substance abuse/addiction (English/Spanish).
Dr. Willems is a US-trained and licensed psychologist (New York License #020480, California# 30594) and member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Willems´ education includes a Doctorate in clinical psychology, a Master´s degree in Intercultural Relations, and a Bachelor´s degree in Sociology, completed primarily in the USA. She has completed training at various institutions including the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate.
She has experience working with adults and adolescents who need help with varying concerns such as the following:
- Alcoholism & Drug Addiction
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cultural Adaptation
- Family Problems
- Relationship Problems
- Traumatic Memories
Dr. Willems takes what is called an integrative approach to the work she does with clients, including a combination of psychodynamic therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With psychodynamic therapy, Dr. Willems emphasizes emotional expression and human interaction. With her therapy clients, she explores the way in which they relate to their friends, their family, and to her, as a therapist. With CBT Dr. Willems helps people adjust their behavior and the ways they think about their experiences in order to ultimately improve the way they feel. It is less insight-based than psychodynamic change. Adapted from apa.org/helpcenter
Dr. Willems offers psychological assessments in both English and Spanish. A psychological assessment is used to evaluate thinking, learning and behavior. The assessment may include interviews, observation, testing and consultation with other professionals (e.g., teacher, MDs) involved in a client´s care. A psychological assessment is helpful in identifying an individual´s strengths and weaknesses. It will lead to recommendations for both behavioral or academic intervention. By detecting problems, an assessment can be used to assist in planning a child´s school program or can be used to help adults became more efficient at work. Adapted from apa.org/helpcenter
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