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Dr. Dina Cuervo
Dr. Dina Cuervo is a licensed clinical psychologist who primarily works with under-served communities of color and immigrants, especially in California. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University. She specializes in child psychology, developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, and secondary traumatic stress. She completed her graduate research study on the secondary traumatic stress of intensive care unit pediatric physicians due to their prolonged exposure to medical emergencies with children. Her post-doctoral fellowship focused on bringing trauma sensitive practices to urban, inner-city schools. She has lead crisis support groups for those impacted by shootings and violence, and has also worked directly with criminal offenders. Dr. Cuervo also facilitated support groups for teachers working with traumatized students in low-income urban communities. Dr. Cuervo has extensive training in Gestalt Therapy which focuses on the individual’s unique experience in the present moment and how unhealthy behavioral patterns have been created to adjust to their environment. She also utilizes other psychotherapy approaches, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, to address the individual needs of her clients. Her personal bi-lingual, bi-cultural experience as first generation born in the U.S. inherently contributes to her passionate support for the struggles of immigrants and communities of color, as well as her commitment to gender and racial equality, youth and social justice, and making a positive social impact as a therapist. She is also an avid world traveler, has been to 30 countries, and is now building her practice with a location independent infrastructure so she can serve clients from anywhere in the world.