Dr. Elena Riedo, Clinical Director
I have received my education in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California and Alliant International University in Los Angeles. It is in the Los Angeles metroplex that I have completed intensive predoctoral and postdoctoral training in a variety of settings, including Los Angeles County Jail Forensic Programs, Los Angeles County inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics and private practice settings. After moving to Dallas , TX, I have been providing psychological services to incarcerated men and women and in private practice settings where I currently serve as a clinical director of Psychology Care Associates.
Thorough collaborative effort and using tested and proven methods based on research rather than on the latest popularized psychological slogans, you can count on me to support your journey in revealing your authentic self, without the constraints of “should or shouldn’t be”. If you are experiencing a breakdown
remember that this could be a powerful opening for action, to get unstuck from the dis-empowering litany of “what’s wrong with me?”. If you are ready to disrupt this old conversation and its residue from the past, restore integrity with your real self and open up a new world of possibilities for true intimacy, for yourself and those around you, we are here to help.
My practice is in full compliance with the American Psychological Association’s ethical principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, as well as the laws and ethical mandates of the Texas Licensing Board of Psychology. In addition, patient privacy will be protected in accordance with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
I was born and raised in Italy by the Dolomites Mountains. From that background, I believe I bring a friendly, open, non-judgmental approach to therapy with the utmost respect for the importance of family values and cultural, religious and sexual orientation differences. Although I enjoyed living and working in sunny California where I pursued undergraduate and graduate studies, I felt right at home moving to Texas where I currently practice in the towns of Roanoke and Southlake. In addition to practicing as a psychologist , I am the clinical director of Psychology Care Associates where my job is to ensure that you receive the best and most up to date clinical care.
- Addiction -Chemical Addiction- Process Addiction such as Sex Addiction-Treatment of Partners of Sex Addicts
- Relational Trauma
- PTSD – Deployment Related Trauma, Assault, Trauma resulting from assault/abuse
- EMDR Therapist
- Career Assessments
CENTER FOR DEPLOYMENT PSYCHOLOGY
As a trained Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, CSAT (sexhelp.com) I have completed intensive training, supervision and continuing education in programs developed by foremost leader in addiction treatment, Dr. Patrick Carnes. Because sex addiction seldom affects only the individual seeking treatment, receiving training as a clinical partner specialist provided specialized skills to help partners and families overcome the devastating effects of relational trauma and intimate betrayal, with the goal to ultimately restore trust, intimacy and fulfillment in their future relationships.
As part of my commitment to provide patients the most modern and effective treatment options, I received EMDR training . EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
IPAT Trained Provider
I have received certification in 16PF Personality Assessment to assist in:
- making meaningful and well thought out career decisions
- assist college bound students to make educational and career decisions based on concrete data
- facilitate legally -defensible hiring and promotion decisions in business settings
- create meaningful developmental activities for managers and employees
- create organizational change
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