Dr. Ibelis Buzzetta
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Psychology captivated my interest, not only because of its ability to heal, but to also provide a space to learn, grow, and transform. Therefore, I utilize a biopsychosocial perspective that allows me to better understand others by taking into consideration the interconnection between biological, psychological and socio-environmental factors.
I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Psychologist and my goal is to provide compassionate mental health services. These services include individual therapy and psychological evaluations that are beneficial to people’s lives. I believe that although as human beings we have many similarities, we also hold differences that deserve acknowledgement. Therefore, during therapy I aim to be culturally sensitive and create a treatment plan that not only aligns with your goals but with your values, as well. I accomplish this by listening to your preferences and needs, using evidenced-based treatments, and integrative therapy. I also have a special interest in research related to immigration and learning more about the unique circumstances that come with this life experience.
My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Community Mental Health from the University of Puerto Rico. I obtained my Clinical Psychology doctoral degree (Ph.D.) accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) from Carlos Albizu University, Puerto Rico campus. As part of my training, I completed an APA-Accredited Multicultural Psychology Internship Program at School Street Counseling Institute (SSCI) in Massachusetts. Additionally, during my professional experiences I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults that have experienced trauma or stressful events, depression, anxiety, chronic illnesses, among other psychosocial factors that impacts their daily functioning.
When I am not occupied with my professional development, you can find me connecting with nature, especially the beach, reading, drawing, and spending time with loved ones.