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Monica de Sousa Mendes

Clinical Psychologist

  • Lc, MSc, ClinPsyD

Dr. Monica de Sousa Mendes

Dr. Mendes is a Specialist in Clinical Psychology with more than 15 years’ experience in Clinical Psychology and   Psychotherapy for a variety of emotional and situational problems. Dr. Mendes customizes therapy to suit each patient, drawing from a variety of techniques to enable patients to find the best path to minimize emotional suffering and psychopathology and optimize emotional wellbeing, resilience, and personal development.

Dr. Mendes coordinated the Psychology and Mental Health Department of the Lisbon University Medical Health Center for over 12 years and was Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology and Child and Adult Psychopathology for 14 years in the Higher Institute of Sciences and Education (ISEC). Dr. Mendes was a  senior supervisor of Clinical Psychology trainees of the Portuguese Board of Psychology, she coordinated the Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology Consultation of the College Pedagogical and Counselling Center of the Faculty of Psychology of Lisbon University and co-founded the Early Intervention Center for Child Development and Family Support in Portugal. Dr. Mendes earned the EEAD award by the European Alliance Against Depression and the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Lisbon University given to the best Portuguese research in Depression and Suicide Prevention.

Specializations

  • Mood Disorders (e.g. Major Depression)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Adjustment to Medical Conditions
  • Cognitive and Learning Disabilities
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Family Conflict
  • Addictions
  • Adult ADHD
  • Eating Disorders

Qualifications

  • PsyClinD, MSc(PsyClin), LcPsy(Hons)
  • European Board Certification
  • Professional High Specialist Certification in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Professional High Specialist Certification in Psychotherapy
  • Specialist Certification on Rehabilitation Psychology and Developmental Psychology
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Young Adults from Harvard Medical School

Languages

  • English, Portuguese, French, Spanish

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