I pursued a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and worked with children and teens in various clinical settings. I began to work with the 0-5 age group in my post-doctoral years because I wholeheartedly believe that if we could focus on these issues when the children were little, we could avoid years of pain, guilt, and relationship disasters in families.
Working with the little ones takes much training. At Dr. Eva Therapy, the focus is on the relationship between you and your child. It’s the foundation to help you gain a better understanding of what it means to you to be a parent. It is the foundation to help your child get past their tantrums and anxieties and create stronger self-esteem.
I was born in Venezuela and moved to North Miami Beach with my family as a young child. Figuring out how to make friends, learn a new language, and earn good school grades was an adjustment, to say the least. From a young age, my parents’ upbringing and my schooling instilled within me a profound desire to help others as part of a bigger picture – Tikkun Olam, to participate in the general pursuit of social justice.
I was the “good girl” and I aimed for perfection. I wanted to make sure everyone was happy. I was a natural people pleaser and advice giver. Taking care of others and helping them analyze their issues helped me feel good about myself and my place in the world.
My approach to psychotherapy is diverse but person-specific. Each one of us has a unique story, and therapy is successful when you feel heard and understood. With my help, you can gain a new awareness of your difficulties, and learn a new way to overcome them.
My focus is to help you raise an awesome kid and enjoy the process, while you’re at it. At Dr. Eva therapy, I apply my life lessons along with the doctoral lessons to help you and your child live life in that way too- with less stress and more genuine love.
I did what I was supposed to do. Got married, got a degree, had two beautiful children, all before the age of 30. I felt no matter how hard I tried, it wasn’t perfect. I was exhausted: mentally, emotionally, physically.
I lived my life caring for everyone else and neglecting me. I needed to make a choice. I could choose to be accountable for my actions and compassionate to myself. Or, I could continue to be last on my list and take scraps while everyone else also didn’t get the best of me.
I chose me.