Irelene is a bilingual (English/Spanish) and has experience working with children on the autism spectrum and their families. Her professional experience includes working as a Family Services and Light It Up Blue intern at Autism Speaks. During that time, she promoted autism awareness and increased the number of listings in the Autism Speaks’ Resource Guide for Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Irelene has also provided services at FIU’s summer treatment program for children with autism at the Center for Children and Families. There, she implemented various behavior analysis techniques to teach motor, social, and appropriate behavior skills.
Irelene strives to empower, support, and strengthen the well-being and mental health of children, adolescents, and adults. She works in collaboration with her clients and believes warmth and genuineness are important in establishing a therapeutic relationship
Graduate: Completing her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Florida International University.
Undergraduate: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Florida International University.