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Patricia Pérez Muskus

Psychologist, professor

All services are available face-to-face or online in both English and Spanish

For more information on my trajectory, go to my Linkedin profile

 

About psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a deep self-recognition exercise for whoever dares to look into the shadow and the unknown. It's a safe space to explore your own history, desires, sources of distress, etc.

In psychotherapy, we'll be able to work through issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or big life changes like migration, vocational decisions, etc.

The therapeutic approach will be culture and gender-sensitive, narrative, and systemic.

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Services

*All services are available face-to-face or online in both English and Spanish. ​

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Psychotherapy or psychological counseling

According to the needs expressed in your first appointment, your interests and expectations, the type of intervention will be determined. Teenagers or adults will be able to use this space to attend specific needs (e.g. vocational guidance, counseling for family migration), or to start a psychotherapeutic process (e.g. explore one's identity, work on personal characteristics, alleviate psychological distress).

I work with:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Emotional disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder)

  • Trauma

  • Eating disorders

  • Vocational guidance

  • Migration

  • Risk factors such as poverty, social vulnerability, bullying, grief.

My therapeutic style is based on culture and gender-sensitive approaches, using narrative and systemic techniques.

Therapy is available for individual, couples or family sessions.

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Orientation for parents

¿Have you noticed anything unusual in your son or daughter? Perhaps you're not even sure if it's something worth your concern, yet you wish to be certain so you can provide your child or teenager (0-18 years old) with whatever they might need.

We will use this space to talk about those concerns, address what's expected in average development, how to make more accurate observations, and how to attend to current needs.

If you've already received a diagnosis or psychological assessment, we can program intervention accordingly.

I work with:

  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Learning disabilities

  • Cognitive disabilities

  • Speech or communication impediments

  • Behavioral disorders

  • Emotional disorders or distress in children or adolescents

I use an ecologic and family model, involving all members and systems in the child's life (e.g. school, extracurriculars, peers) as part of the solution. 

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Training or professional supervision

If you are a professional psychologist (or one in the making) in need of support in your training, this space is available for you! I can assist you regarding the following topics: 

  • Psychological evaluation for children (cognitive or intelligence scales, projective tests, socioadaptive scales),

  • Psychological assessment for adults (íbid.),

  • Psychopathology (DSM or ICD),

  • Individual or family psychotherapy (family or systemic approach),

  • Clinical-community interventions (especially with vulnerable groups or minorities).

 

Workshops and lessons

These are all available upon request.
Just send a message and we can discuss availability, costs, and more!

 
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Stress in children

This workshop was originally provided in alliance with Sensory House to a wide audience ranging from parents to specialists. We defined stress and reviewed its common manifestations in younger people, as well as its short and long-term consequences. The audience will leave with many strategies to prevent and cope with children's stress, aiming to build a stronger, more resilient, and happier next generation. 

Resources

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Building Hope Against the Violence of Petare

October 19th, 2020

INVEDIN and Mi Convive are organizations working towards peace and wellbeing in Venezuela. This piece published by Caracas Chronicles tells our experience working with vulnerable groups in the city affected by violence. 

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There's more available in Spanish!

You may request translations

If you are a Spanish speaker, you can find resources like podcast episodes on the value of psychotherapy or privilege, IGTVs on children's play, recorded online classes, or think pieces on the political turmoil in Venezuela. Head on over to the Spanish version of the site to listen, read or view.

 

Contact

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