Irelene is bilingual (English/Spanish) and works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Irelene’s professional experience includes helping clients dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, trauma, parent-child relations, and impulse control.
Prior to seeing clients in private practice, Irelene provided mental health services at FIU’s summer treatment program for children with autism at the Center for Children and Families. There, she worked with children and their families, implementing various behavior analysis techniques to teach appropriate social and behavioral skills.
Irelene strives to empower, support, and strengthen the well-being and mental health of her clients. She takes on a client-centered approach, works in collaboration with her clients and believes warmth and genuineness are crucial in establishing a therapeutic relationship.
Additionally, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques such as cognitive restructuring to help clients identify and challenge irrational thinking patterns to promote rational and positive thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.
Graduate: Irelene earned her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University, graduating with honors (GPA 4.0).
Undergraduate: Irelene completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Florida International University.