Suhadee Henriquez, LCSW, is a California and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist. Ms. Henriquez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the City University of New York (CUNY) – Queens College and her Master’s Degree in Social Welfare (MSW) from California State University – Los Angeles (CSULA).
Ms. Henriquez specializes in helping individuals with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She also has extensive experience in helping those struggling with relationship difficulties, perfectionism, procrastination, chronic pain, disordered eating, substance abuse, as well as suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Ms. Henriquez has particular expertise in working with individuals from a multicultural background as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Ms. Henriquez was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) a treatment that combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. Ms. Henriquez was one of the founding clinicians of the first Spanish-Speaking DBT Program in the United States at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and is currently the Coordinator of International Spanish DBT Programs across the world.
Ms. Henriquez has been directly trained by Dr. Edna Foa, the architect and creator of Prolonged Exposure (PE), an evidenced based treatment model for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) , and Melanie Harned, Ph.D creator of DBT for PTSD. In addition, Ms. Henriquez is experienced in providing Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Connections and life skills (addressing problems associated with certain life stages, e.g. career, college). Ms. Henriquez works fluently in both English and in Spanish.
Currently Ms. Henriquez is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has provided lecturers in numerous countries in her field of expertise.
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