I am a Behaviour Therapist with over 10 years experience counselling individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. I hold a Masters of Science degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis and I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
I work with clients of all ages as well as with clients of all capabilities. I have a special interest in working with youth and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I provide individual, family and group therapy and work from a bio-psycho-social framework to get a full understanding of the client as a whole.
Often, therapy is focused on reducing maladaptive behaviours that you seek to change and are interfering with your ability to have a fulfilling life. From a behavioural perspective, change occurs when these behaviours are replaced with new, more functional ones. My goal is to provide you with the right tools and strategies to accomplish this. I also aim to teach you how to implement these strategies so that change is maintained long after our therapy sessions have ended.
During our first meetings we will assess the issue that brought you here. This means identifying what is maintainig the behaviour you seek to change. Behaviour therapy sessions are a collaborative process and you will be an involved participant throughout. I will provide you with a safe, calm and confidential environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance and make lasting changes that will improve the quality of your life.
Areas of Practice: Adults/Adolescents, ASD, ADHD, anxiety, social skills training, family conflict, self confidence, self esteem, anger management. Fluent in Portuguese.