Psychological Associate (SP)
Irene specializes in women's mental health and gender diversity, offering trauma-informed psychotherapy and assessment for anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities. She uses therapeutic strategies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Humanistic-Experiential Therapy.
Professional Focus and Approach
Irene, with a specialization in women's mental health and gender and sexual diversity, is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in counselling and assessment. Her research on sexism, gender bias, and intimate partner violence informs her empathetic approach, focusing on children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities.
Approaching her practice with hope and openness to change, Irene tailors her interventions to each client's unique strengths and interests. Drawing from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Humanistic-Experiential Therapy, she crafts a personalized therapeutic journey. With five-plus years of practicing psychotherapy and psychometry under the guidance of experienced psychologists Dr. Vincent Murphy and Brian Crowe, Irene's multifaceted expertise positions her as a valuable asset in supporting clients on their path to mental well-being.
Education and Experience
Irene's journey in psychology began in Argentina, where she received comprehensive training. Her commitment to diverse settings laid the foundation for a holistic understanding of mental health. Irene's bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish expands her ability to connect with a diverse clientele. Her research contributions, presented at the International Research Congress of the School of Psychology at the National University of La Plata, Argentina, showcase her dedication to advancing psychological knowledge.