ABOUT ME

Dr. Santana is a bilingual Spanish/English-speaking Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist PY9518 who earned her doctoral degree from Carlos Albizu University. She has expertise in treating neurologically impaired patients with a diverse clinical diagnosis including: traumatic brain injury, dementia, polytrauma, stroke and other neurological disorder’s with comorbid disorders. She also has extensive experience conducting bilingual neuropsychological evaluations. In addition, she provides psychotherapeutic services to a wide-range of clinical issues including coping with life changes, trauma, depression and anxiety. She also provides cognitive training/rehabilitation for individuals with concerns of memory loss and traumatic brain injury individuals. Dr. Santana treats adolescents, adults, geriatric populations.

Dr. Santana’s therapeutic approach to treatment is solution-focused and eclectic in which she employs a multifaceted range of techniques tailored to identify the best treatment and meet needs the client. Dr. Santana has expertise in conducting comprehensive psychoeducational and adult neuropsychological evaluations.

Dr. Santana is a certified qualified supervisor for licensed mental health clinicians, she has extensive training and expertise working in the forensic population conceptualizing and completing neuropsychological reports for death penalty cases and other criminal cases for litigation purposes, as well as providing psychotherapy for alleged sex offenders court-order for sexual specific treatment. Dr. Santana also has been teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses for over 7 years, and currently is an adjunct at Broward College. Dr. Santana is also recognized as one of the Latino American Who’s Who for her achievements and she is also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, Florida Association of Psychology, American Psychological Association and the Association of Black Psychologist.

Staff

Genesis Picon Bautista

Practicum Student Office Assistant

Andia Ruiz-Payne

Practicum Student

Fabian Brigian

Billing Specialist Office Assistant

Antoinette Noriega

Practicum Student Office Assistant

Sabella Mansur, M.S.

Licensed School Psychologist Practicum Student

Yvonne Demsky, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist

Rodney Elmore, M.D.

Neuropsychometrist Medical Resident

Dr. Dagmar Nunez, Psy.D.

Post Doctorate Resident

Dr. Dagmar Nunez, Psy.D., earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, Puerto Rico in 2014. Her specialty was in depression, with a research emphasis in depression relapse prevention using Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Shirly Dorilas, M.S., BCABA

Behavior Analyst

Shirly Dorilas holds a Master’s degree in Psychology. She is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology. She is a board certified behavior analyst and has extensive experience in neuropsychological testing. She is bilingual in English and Creole.

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