Meet Alejandra Corujo., MS, BCBA, LMHC
Alejandra Corujo is one of the founders and Director of Insight Behavioral Center. She was born in Argentina and moved to United States at the beginning of the 90’s. After working for more than twenty years as an actress she decided to innovate in the field of Psychology. Alejandra graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received with Distinctions a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Albizu University. In the last years, she has been working with trauma therapies helping victims of domestic violence and crime in their path to recovery. Alejandra studied Applied Behavior Analysis at FIT University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has an extensive experience in working with children within the spectrum (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Alejandra emphasizes that ABA helps not only to change behaviors but also to develop the necessary skills to face everyday challenges. She firmly believes that is essential to offer a personalized approach to satisfy the unique individual needs. Alejandra is fluent in English and Spanish.
Meet Rosa V. Pereira., MS, RFMTI, CHT
Rosa Pereira is one of the founders and the Administrative Director of Insight Behavioral Center. She was born in Argentina and grew up in Brazil. Rosa has an extensive background in Finances, but after working several years in that field, she decided to pursue her old dream of studying Psychology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Albizu University and later she received with Utmost Distinction a Master in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the same University. In the last years, Rosa worked with Trauma Focused Therapies serving victims of crimes, especially domestic violence. She is certified in Life Coaching and other Behavioral Therapies. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Rosa can help you to create a deeper emotional connection and to restore long lasting differences with your partner or other family members. She is a believer in the effectiveness of the holistic treatments and the power of meditation. Rosa is committed to support you in building a more fulfilling future to improve your quality of life and the life of your significant ones. Rosa is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Meet Milagros Maldonado., MS, LMHC
Milagros (Millie) Maldonado is the Clinical Supervisor at Insight Behavioral Center. She grew up in Miami after migrating with her mother from Puerto Rico. Millie graduated from Albizu University with a Master in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling. Milagros did not agree with the labels for mental health disorders and reports that she felt strong working against stereotyping. With a background in theater, Milagros finds an immense love for humanity not judging but rather interested in each person’s journey. Milagros focused on working with trauma victims. She certified as a facilitator in the evidenced based technique TIR. Later on she also achieved a certification as a TIR trainer. Milagros is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has completed a concentration course as a state supervisor for mental health registered interns. She has been supervising interns since August, 2016. Milagros enjoys weight lifting, meditation, and dancing. Milagros is fluent in English and Spanish.
Meet Camila Montesano., MS, LMHC
Camila was born and raised in Argentina until the age of 11 years old. After moving to the United States and finishing high school, she started to study a Bachelor in Psychology at Florida International University (FIU). Later, Camila graduated with Distinction from Albizu University with a Master of Science in Psychology with concentration in Mental Health Counseling. In the past years, Camila has worked with Trauma Focused Therapies helping people that have experienced domestic violence and other traumatic events. She is currently working as School Counselor providing children the emotional support needed to become well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Camila is also pursuing her certification as a Behavior Analyst, and throughout her career, she has worked with individuals of all ages and varying disabilities providing ABA therapy. Camila is a warm-hearted and compassionate young professional committed to support you in your personal journey of growth and evolution. She firmly believes that you are stronger than you ever imagined. Camila is fluent in English and Spanish.
Meet Hector Gonzalez., MS, LMHC
Hi, my name is Hector Gonzalez, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a dual master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was born and raised in Cuba until in my early 20s when I decided to move to Europe. After two years living in Sweden and enjoying the beautiful Viking’s lands of Scandinavia, life’s circumstances led me to Miami, Florida, where I settled with my family and have been living for the past 25 years.
I graduated from Albizu University with a dual master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. My work for the last 4 years has been focused on helping our clients to heal their difficult life experiences as a Certified Trauma Incident Reduction Counselor. Besides working as a traumatologist, I use a solution-focused-client-centered therapy designed to help our clients to look at their life’s issues from different perspectives and identify new pathways to solve personal problems, family, work, etc. This technique allows the clients to use their resources, skills, and life experiences to achieve their life’s goals and be proud of how much they can accomplish by themselves.
I enjoy gardening for self-care, humor, reading philosophy, theology, traveling the world, arts, and lately, I found myself interested in ancient archeology and ancient civilizations. I am also fluent in English and Spanish.
Meet Karina Aspillaga., MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, School Counselor
Karina Aspillaga was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her Master of Psychology degree from Albizu University with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Karina currently works as a School Counselor and is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with the state of Florida. Since graduating, Karina has had the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals including children, teens, adults and couples. Karina also has experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, struggled with anxiety, depression, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, and addiction. Karina believes that everyone is capable of making the necessary changes to allow them to live the lives they want and deserve, despite the obstacles they may face. She also feels that by providing individuals with the skills and tools to battle past experiences, she can help prepare them to battle any future difficulties that may cross their paths. Karina is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Meet Marta Iglesias., MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Marta was born in Spain, where she studied a bachelor in clinical Psychology. She has always had a deep passion of learning about different cultures, and different ways of improving our quality of life. Marta decided to come to Miami 6 years ago, where she did her Mental Health Counseling masters program, which reinforced her way of perceiving the client, as the expert of their own life.
Marta makes sure that her sessions are safe spaces, where the client feels, respected, and accepted, we all have our own story that we have to accept and respect as well.
Marta has worked for some years doing trauma work for different populations and needs. Marta is certified as Trauma Incident Reduction facilitator, and provides personal development during her sessions to empower, and prepare the client to process their traumas and build their self-confidence and self-esteem. Every change starts in ownself.
Marta has travelled to different countries in need as Puerto Rico after the hurricane to give them emotional support. Marta learnt about everyone’s resilience and survival mode in catastrophic situations, which help her see the individual emotional process that we go through. Marta uses this perspective to do individualized therapy to help the client achieve their needs.
“I help through a wellness model, connect and understand your emotions, by looking into your achievements and strengths that will build your self-confidence, in order to be ready to accept your past experiences, enjoy the present and be ready to focus on your goals to face the future”.
Marta is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Therapist Intern in the State of Florida. Marta is fluent in English, and Spanish.
Meet Katherine McDonald., MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Katherine was born and raised in Texas and spent much of her life as a professional actress in New York City before relocating to Miami. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Philosophy from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University. Katherine has a passion for connecting with people in order to understand their unique perspectives and stories. She has experience assisting clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, grief, and more. With specific expertise in trauma work, she helps clients heal from painful events and create renewed energy for life. As a client-centered therapist, Katherine will strive to understand your unique story and collaborate with you to change unhelpful thoughts, cultivate your values, set realistic goals, and embark on a fulfilling path that is authentic to you. She believes in building upon your strengths in a safe and supportive environment and empowering you to thrive well beyond your time in therapy.
Meet Tirzah Neves., MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
My name is Tirzah Neves and I’m Brazilian who has been living in Miami for the past 6 years. I received a Master degree in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health from Albizu University while I had the opportunity to continue working with domestic violence victims, something that I have been doing since 2008. I have a true passion for Psychology, specially working with people that experienced any type of Trauma. We all know that you cannot change the past, but you can build a better tomorrow. Let me guide you to overcome your traumatic experiences and to feel empowered to face any difficult time you might confront in the future. My goal is to help my clients to gain insight enough to know themselves better and to improve their wellbeing to get a better quality of life. I would like to invite you to a journey…The most important journey in life: “Get to know your inner self!!!” Tirzah Neves is specialized in crisis interventions (member of the FLorida Crisis Response Team), Hypnosis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Tirzah is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the State of Florida. Tirzah is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Meet Vivian Rezende., MS, Registered Family and Marriage Therapist Intern
Vivian was born and raised in Brazil, where she holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Administration. Later she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a therapist. After a lot of research and studying she graduated as Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of science in Psychology from Albizu University. She later received her Masters of Science Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from the same university. Vivian believes that Empathy is a vital part of the healing process, her personal and professional experience have provided enriching experiences and have taught the tools needed to work with people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities. She specializes in working with couples, families, children and individuals. Some of the issues clients have brought into therapy include dealing with cultural identities, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety and parenting challenges. Vivian applies art therapy as a form of expression, in which clients use the creative process of making art to explore their feelings. The Art included in therapy can help clients understand their emotional conflicts, develop social skills, improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and restore normal function in their lives. Her goal is to guide clients in gaining self-awareness, self-empowerment and emotional strength in order to lead healthy and happy lives. Vivian is a Registered Family and Marriage Therapist Intern in the State of Florida. Vivian is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Meet Diana Rodas-Franco., MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and Registered Family and Marriage Therapist Intern
Diana was born and raised in Honduras at the age of 16-year-old she moved to United States. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Dual Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Marriage Family Therapy from Barry University. She has been trained in trauma therapy and has been working as a trauma specialist for victims of crime, domestic abuse, human trafficking, adolescences, young adults, elder and homeless population for the past few years. She firmly believes that everyone needs to be treated with respect regardless of age, race, and beliefs. She also believes that there is always a light at the end of a tunnel. She enjoys reading, meditation, music and listening to any type of individuals. Diana is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and Registered Marriage and Family Intern. Diana is fluent in English and Spanish.
Meet Olga Rodriguez., MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Olga was born and raised in Cuba until the age of 16 years old. After moving to the United States and finishing high school, she started to work in finances. After working for more than 20 years in that field Olga decided to purse her dream of becoming a therapist. She graduated from Albizu University with a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling. In the past years, Olga has worked with children within the spectrum as a Behavior Assistant and as an addiction therapist helping people suffering from a substance use disorder. Olga is currently pursuing her certification as a Behavior Analyst. Olga is a warm, kind, interactive therapist committed to guide you in your inner journey of self-exploration, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-expression. Olga is willing to work with you to reach your specific goals for yourself. Olga is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the State of Florida. Olga is fluent in English and Spanish.
Meet Chantell Perez., MS,CGCS, RMHCI
Chantell was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the U.S. at the age of 4 years old. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received with Distinctions a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Albizu University. Chantell has a background in childcare and Applied Behavior Analysis working with children within the spectrum (ASD) for about four years. In the last years, Chantell has been trained in trauma therapy and has been working as a trauma specialist for victims of domestic abuse, crime, and any individuals suffering from trauma. She is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and has been providing grief support groups in the community. Chantell believes that every individual is different and every one heals at their own pace. She enjoys the beach, dancing, and enjoying quality time with friends and family. Chantell’s favorite quote is, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats.” By Charles Darwin. Chantell is fluent in both English and Spanish.