Caroline Rodríguez Mercado, M.A., Psy.D.
Therapeutic Style and Approach
I specialize in helping my clients to achieve positive change in their lifestyle affected mostly by the negative emotional states. My goal is aimed at transcendent transformation of people who are going through life crises and / or mental conditions that limit the enjoyment of a healthy life with an authentic sense of happiness.
My commitment to my clients is to provide a space of trust, privacy in an environment free of judgment, in which they can feel safe and comfortable in working their concerns and what ails them. Through psychotherapy strategies and techniques I offer them the opportunity to express their concerns, identify aspects of your life that alter their emotional state and to prevent viewing live the life for them.
As a psychologist also helped them find answers to their concerns, develop new attitudes and styles of healthy thoughts to help them solve their problems. Also develop resources that promote positive personal states of consciousness free negative emotional charge.
Working with adults, couples, families, children and adolescents, with different areas of difficulty, such as symptoms of sadness, depression, hopelessness, emptiness, guilt, anxiety, low self esteem, insecurity, fear, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, jealousy, loss, grief, emotional dependency, family conflict, trauma, stress, maladaptive behaviors, among other conditions.
Work Experience, Education and Certifications
Dr. Caroline Rodriguez is a professional psychologist licensed by the Department of Health of PR and the Board of Examiners of Psychologists of PR. Holds the degree of doctor in the specialty of Counseling Psychology and a Masters in School Psychology. It also has a certification in health psychology and has training technique Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR).
As a school psychologist since 2002 and has developed expertise in the area of psychological assessment and detection of problems and cognitive psychological development of children and adolescents. He has also developed psycho educational workshops and lectures related to different areas focused on impact and promote the mental well being of various Puerto Rican populations.
Professionally in private practice specializing in care for adults, couples, families and adolescents with different areas of difficulty, such as; symptoms of sadness, anxiety, low self-esteem and motivation, insecurity, irrational fear, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, jealousy, loss, bereavement, emotional dependency, family conflict, trauma, chronic stress and behavioral problems, among others. In addition, his knowledge in the area of health psychology has allowed him to apply his knowledge to impact psychologically people with physical health conditions with various medical conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes and food problems, among other conditions .
As a psychologist counselor therapeutic inclination rather than focusing on what is wrong people, focuses on directing the person to validate and identify what is right with them by non-management psycho therapeutic approaches. Consider the value of psycho therapeutic importance of positive emotions in the life of every person. For this reason, identifying strengths and positive resources that the person has is one of the areas considered important for healthy clients address the problems that afflict them.
The aim of psycho therapeutic interventions are set by the client and are aimed at developing new attitudes, thought processes, feelings and health behaviors, are some functions in the aid process. The psycho therapeutic perspective of the doctor is to facilitate and promote positive emotional states on the person.
As a specialist in school psychology, I am trained to work with families, educators, parents and other mental health professionals to promote healthy children and adolescents learn, responding to individual needs and strengths. In this area: I help resolve conflicts and problems that develop in adaptation and learning; I provide counseling to children and families; social skills training, behavior management and other behaviors; learning difficulties identified by psychometric, psychological and psycho-educational evaluations.