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About Me

I have been a practicing Clinical Psychologist from 2012 working in both the private and public sector in Trinidad and Tobago. My academic study, observation of societal factors, and coupled clinical experience has cemented my therapeutic approach being focused on trauma.  

I utilize a trauma informed approach to therapy; believing that one's life experience shapes who they are, how they view themselves, and how they interact with the world. Overwhelming or traumatic experiences lead us to have problematic views of ourselves and unhealthy coping. 


I also specialise in psychological testing and psychoeducational assessments to evaluate personality characteristics and dynamics; developmental delays; mental, emotional, academic, intellectual, and parental functioning; as well as psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.

I provide workshop facilitation  and training programs in the corporate setting including, but not limited to, emotional intelligence, stress management, and team building.

It is my fundamental belief that we all have the capacity to heal from our past and create the life we want given support.

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In addition to my current work as a private practitioner, I am also a Consultant Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor for the Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad and Tobago. Where I provide remote psychotherapy for refugee and asylum seekers via an interpreter facilitated therapeutic model under the Better Together Challenge under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to refugees and asylum-seekers in Trinidad and Tobago.


I am also an active member of the Franciscan Institute Trauma Team since 2014 offering support both locally and regionally providing psychological first aid in the aftermath of natural disasters.


In my previous role as the Lead Assessment Clinician at Douglas and Associates Limited I worked a service provider to the Family and Children’s Division (FCD) of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, providing psychological assessments and treatment in matters of sexual offences, child custody, parenting capacity and domestic violence. I have often served as an expert witness, in the resolution of matters before the FCD.  


I was instrumental in providing training for the Sexual Offenses Court in the jurisdiction of Guyana areas of gender-based violence and service delivery. Most recently, as a part of the Spotlight Initiative through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago, she, co-facilitated trainings to Judicial Officers, Court Staff, and Justice Partners, with the aim of providing support in their handling of domestic violence matters. I have also facilitated workshops for the Sexual Offences Court in the jurisdiction of Guyana areas of gender-based violence and service delivery.  

Work History

Past Roles:

Associate Clinical Psychologist - Douglas And Associates

Assessment Center Psychologist - Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago 

Volunteer Psychologist - Cotton Tree Foundation's Service Learning Program

Neurofeedback Practitioner - Waveney Richards & Associates

Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists (2011 - Present)

Executive Board Member - Secretary (2022 -Present)

Executive Board Member - Assistant Secretary - 2017

Education & Training

Undergraduate Degree

College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

Master's Degree

University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine

Masters of Science: Clinical Psychology

Additional Training

Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute

Phase Model of Trauma Informed Treatment - EMDR, PC, EFT

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